Welcome to the Best MMORPG 2015 list, the most popular, exhaustive, and easy-to-use resource that MMO gamers have been looking for. Here you will find tons of great online MMORPG games that have been listed by category so that you won’t have to spend a lot of time reading irrelevant, wordy news just to find the one or two MMOs that you want to play.

We value our time and yours so here is a super quick list that you can read in a minute or less to help you find a good MMORPG to play.

Best MMORPG 2015 List: Quick Index

Free to Play
Pay to Play (Subscription)
Buy to Play or No Subscription MMORPG
Browser-Based MMO
Upcoming/Under Development MMORPGs 2015

Best Free to Play MMORPG 2015

Clearly the new MMOs of 2015 are not here yet. This post will be updated when 2015 is here but in the meantime here are some existing, playable MMORPGs that you can check out.

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Everquest II

Everquest II is a free to play fantasy MMORPG with gorgeous graphics and solid gameplay. It is also one of the most newbie-friendly free MMORPGs out there. Why? Because the developers have gone out of their way to give newcomers a great way to experience the game – by giving everyone a free level 85 Heroic Character, complete with gear, food, and drink. So you won’t have to start from scratch. When you start playing the game, choose “create level 85″ character. It’s quite fun to play!

Link: official Everquest II website

Forsaken World

Forsaken World is a dark fantasy MMORPG with gorgeous graphics featuring supernatural creatures like Kindred (vampire) and Lycan (werewolves) along with the usual fantasy races such as humans, elves, dwarfs, and stonemen (giant warriors born from stone). It has eight classes: Assassin, Bard, Mage, Marksman, Priest, Protector, Vampire, Blood Raider, and Warrior. The lore and story will suck you in and visually its quite lovely to look at. FW has tons to offer the MMO gamer, including quests, professions, talents, PvP, PvE, instances, guilds, pets, mounts, achievements, auction houses, and more.

Link: official Forsaken World website

Aura Kingdom

Aura Kingdom (AK) is a new fantasy MMORPG that is fun, colorful, and free to play. It stands out as having well-designed anime-inspired graphics and characters. AK has an in-depth pet and mount system, skills, fast-paced combat, 11 different classes, and extensive character customization. This a good choice for those who want to relax and unwind with an enjoyable, free MMO game.

Link: official Aura Kingdom website

Dungeons & Dragons Online

If you enjoy classic fantasy RPG gaming and dungeon crawling then DDO could be the game for you. Unlike most other MMORPGs that have silly “kill ten rats” types of so-called quests, the developers of DDO took the time to give each quest a unique feel with each having a different story, bosses, traps, puzzles, and dungeon layout. The community is very mature and friendly, too which is a big plus for social gamers.

Link: official Dungeons & Dragons Online website

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Best Pay to Play MMORPG Games 2015

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

A bestselling MMORPG in 2014, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn shows no sign of slowing down and will surely continue to be one of the most popular pay to play MMORPGs of 2015. FFXIV players enjoy its wide range of character customization options, beautiful graphics, epic story, rich lore, fun dungeons, active events, crafting system that produces useful items, lovely music (that the FF series is particularly known for), as well as the usual quirky Final Fantasy elements like chocobos.

This game is available for the PC, Playstation 3 and Playstation 4.

Where to buy: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on Amazon.com

Wildstar

Wildstar is unusual in the MMORPG because of its cartoony and humorous quality. In general, most funny MMOs are browser games but Wildstar really takes the cake as a successful big-budget, top quality zany MMORPG. This a great game for people who like to play to relieve stress as it is sure to amuse with its witty dialogue, amusing characters, and entertaining story.

The game has tons of features that players can enjoy such as quests, group quests, dungeons, adventures, raids, PvP, crafting professions, mounts, auctions, and so forth. Player-owned houses are fully customizable not just with furniture but also with the ability to build all kinds of unusual stuff in it such as a dungeon, crafting station, jumping puzzle, buff station, etc.

Where to buy: Wildstar on Amazon.com

The Elder Scrolls Online

At launch date The Elder Scrolls Online received mixed reviews although it has proved to be enormously popular, with over 5 million people playing the open beta. In the weeks since the launch the developers, Zenimax have continued to improve the game and add content such that many complaints made during the release date are now invalid. Due to this, we expect that TESO will be one of the best subscription MMORPG games in 2015.

TESO’s strong points include its stunning graphics, emphasis on player exploration, and action combat system in which the player must actively move, block, dodge, cast, heal, etc. There are also no cookie-cutter characters, players are free to develop their characters’ weapon, racial, class, crafting, and guild skills as they see fit.

TESO is currently available on the PC and Mac. The Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions will be available at then end of 2014/start of 2015.

Where to buy: The Elder Scrolls Online on Amazon.com

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Best Buy to Play MMORPG Games 2015

Buy to play here means a game that you have to buy but there is no subscription needed. So you pay only once then it is yours to play as much as you want.

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Guilds Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is the top choice for most players who are looking for the best buy to play MMORPG of 2015. It’s production values are through the roof and for a one-time payment you can enjoy top quality graphics and gameplay. GW2 is rather unconventional because it values exploration, a personal storyline, and dynamic events over the usual grinding that you find in other MMOs.

Guild Wars 2 Features:

  • Dynamic Events – as you explore the world of Guild Wars 2, you will encounter dynamic events that change as you and other players interact with them. In other MMORPGs you have to go from NPC to NPC fetching 10 rat tails everyday. In Guild Wars 2 as you walk around you might find that a village is being attacked by ogres. Help the villagers and the ogres will go away – but the ogres might return with siege weapons or hole up in the caves nearby. Actions have consequences.
  • Personal Story – each player has a unique story that is his or her own. It evolves based on the player’s action.
  • Dungeons – huge, instanced dungeons for groups of players. In story mode where you interact with legendary heroes and advance the plot of GW2. Exploration mode allows players to chose from 3 strategic choices. Each option generates a different version of the dungeon with new challenges, areas, creatures, and dynamic events. Great fun!

Where to buy: Guild Wars 2 on Amazon.com

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Best Browser-Based MMORPGs 2015

Here is a list of MMOs that are perfect for those who want a lightweight MMORPG that they can play on older PCs or laptops with no client download needed.

Drakensang Online

The best graphics combined with an immersive world make Drakensang Online one of the top browser MMOs of 2014. The game is very fun, especially the fast-paced and tactical combat system. DO gives the player the full MMORPG experience with different classes, quests, dungeons, skills, crafting, and more.

Link: official Drakensang Online website

Blade Hunter

Blade Hunter is an action brawler MMORPG known for its frantic button-mashing fun, cool weapons and attacks, challenging bosses, and lovely hand-drawn artwork.

Link: official Blade Hunter website

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Upcoming MMORPGs 2015

Confirmed 2015 Release Date

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Camelot Unchained
Official website: http://camelotunchained.com/en/

One of the most anticipated MMO games of 2015, Camelot Unchained is an upcoming realm-vs-realm (RvR) old school MMORPG by City State Entertainment. Their Kickstarter raised over $2.2 million with an estimated delivery date of 2015 for the beta testing phase.

What’s awesome about this game is two words: old school. The developers have promised a “chaotic game with epic surprises at every turn.” The game is being built around three main elements: RvR, crafting and housing.

It will be a purely subscription-based MMORPG.

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Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade
Official website: http://www.eternalcrusade.com/

Due to be released late 2015, Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade by Behavior Interactive will be playable on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. This is an open world action shooter type of MMO with a 3rd person (over the shoulder) view. It will feature four races: Orks, Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, and Eldar. Looks like this will be quite fun for people who enjoy PvP-focused games.

It seems that this will be a “freemium” (a combination of both premium and free) type of game. Players who buy the box or digital download will get full access to the entire game. Those who want to try it out first will be able to play a limited free account.

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Star Citizen
Official website: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/

A very promising space simulation game that features both single player gameplay and a persistent universe, Star Citizen by Roberts Space Industries is an unusual space trading/combat MMO. The MMO part of Star Citizen will have no classes, a player-run dynamic economy, customizable ships, realistic physics, and exciting PvP (ship vs ship and ground combat) battles.

Star Citizen will have a “rolling launch” in which modules will be released on after the other. According to their official release schedule, modules will be released from 2014 onwards and on that page it’s said that the developers are aiming to “launch the Persistent Universe sometime in 2015.” It is important to note that the official Star Citizen launch date is 2016.

Unknown Release Date – 2015 and Beyond

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Project: Theralon
Official website: http://www.theralon.com/

It’s been called a “cartoony Eve Online” and “almost too good to be true.” Project: Theralon is an upcoming browser-based (a client will be available but optional) sandbox MMO game.

True to the usual sandbox style, it will have no levels or classes for its characters. Player-run guilds and factions will be able to build cities from the ground up and the social aspect is intended to be the focus of gameplay, with extensive housing and crafting systems.

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Civilization Online
Official website: http://www.civilizationonline.com/

Civilization Online is coming! Sadly, there is no solid release date for it yet. Massively reports that the developers (South Korean studio XL Games) have finished around 60% as of February 2014 and that the first phase of testing will begin in 2014. However, the English version has no release date yet since the game will have to be find a publisher for North America and perhaps Europe, as well as translated and localized.

In the Civilization MMORPG players will have to cooperate with others to develop a nation together instead of each person controlling a nation. The main draw of the game is the dynamically changing nature of the world that develops based on researching technologies, constructing buildings, and even waging war on other player nations.

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Albion Online
Official website: http://albiononline.com/

Albion Online has no official release date yet. The alpha phase of testing just started and after this is the closed and open beta tests so its possible that the game will official launch on 2015.

This game on is the best MMORPG 2015 list because this upcoming browser MMORPG by Sandbox Interactive has some very exciting features: crafting and a player-driven economy, full-on PvP corpse looting, territory wars controlled by player guilds, and the freedom to create whatever class or type of character you want. It will be available on the Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad, and Android tablets.

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Skyforge
Official website: http://sf.my.com/

Skyforge, by the Allods Team (makers of Allods Online) and Obsidian Entertainment, is an upcoming futuristic fantasy MMORPG. The beta signup page is live which means that they are preparing it for live testing, however there is no official release date yet. The MMO will have classes, talents and abilities but no levels for characters.

The developers have stated that it will be an action MMO with no grinding needed, hence the lack of levels. It will be a full-fledged MMO with all the trimmings such as instances, quests, PvP, PvE, boss fights, plus solo, group, and player guild activities

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This post was written by Maise Tremblay.