Massively multiplayer online role-playing games or MMORPGs in short are one of the very popular video game genres today. The list compiled below is based on player base, impact on the genre, popularity, economic model and innovation factor. The 6 best MMORPGs of 2014 are given below.
Best MMORPGs Of 2014
1. The Secret World
The idea behind this game is incredible, a modern-day setting where urban legends and mythology have become a reality. The skill system is one of the things that sets this game apart from other MMORPGs. In The Secret World one can play as one of 3 factions with no levels or classes. However there is a huge ability wheel and one can choose the kind of class they want to play as the game progresses.
Also Read: Top Six Free Android Games.
Just imagine shooting with a Uzi sub-machine gun with one hand while throwing fire spells using the other while battling Cthulhu dressed in shorts & sandals, there is no dearth of variety the game has to offer.
On the down side, the combat can get rather boring as the game progresses. A lot of effort has gone into the initial portions of the game, but the same cannot be said about the later parts. A great game with lots of good ideas and the potential to become one of the top, if not the top MMORPG around.
2. EVE Online
EVE is a truly open world game which offers players the chance to create their own story. You can play as a trader or perhaps a pirate, an explorer or a miner, it’s all in your hands. EVE is not a game for those who have to be guided where to go next or what the next objective would be, the player makes his own decisions and deals with its consequences as the game progresses.
With more than 7500 star systems to explore there is a quite a lot to do in EVE and much of it is player driven. We recommend this game for any one who loves space simulators, science fiction settings or just expansive MMORPGs.
3. World of Warcraft
The critically acclaimed World of Warcraft has seen a drop in its popularity in recent times considering the game is not all that impressive any more by today’s gaming standards. An uninteresting storyline, repetitive quests, and outdated graphics have been the contributing factors for the down slide in popularity. The fun factor is still there though and you have lots of people to play with on the upside.
The game has a lot of scope for enhancement, but Blizzard seems intent on simplifying it which can damage the game’s reputation even more.
4. Guild Wars 2
The uniqueness of this game lies in its dynamic approach right from storytelling to large open world events, everything the player does feels like the result of his own actions.
The traditional questing system has been replaced by hearts, you come across one of these and receive a list of possible activities that need to be completed in order to progress. While going about your business you are likely to come across dynamic events that you can choose to take part in. Once an event is triggered, it will develop whether or not the player attends it.
If you are tired of playing the same old run of the mill MMORPGs, craving for a dynamic gaming experience then Guild Wars 2 will not certainly disappoint you.
5. Star Wars: The Old Republic
There was a time when many believed this would be the game that could challenge World of Warcraft for the title of most popular MMORPG. That special something that makes this game unique is mainly the storyline.
Also Read: 6 Modern Board Games That Never Suck
While most MMORPGs have story lines ranging from forgettable to barely recognizable, this game delivers that in a way that will keep you entertained and engaged till the end. Bioware has created a well-rounded game which does an impeccable job of totally involving the player in the game giving one the feeling that they are part of the Star Wars world.
6. Elder Scrolls Online
Elder Scrolls Online is a solid MMORPG with lots of character customization, content and variety. The game also looks pretty decent and has the same excellent music one can expect from a title like this. If you are new to the world of MMORPGs this is one of the top ones to play, but for seasoned gaming veterans there is nothing out of the ordinary.
You are welcome to share with us other game titles that you think should have made this list of “Best MMORPGs of 2014” in the comment section below.