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

Best Free to Play MMORPG 2015

Now that 2015 is here this post is being updated every month with the the new MMOs of 2015 and upcoming games. This first category is for existing, playable MMORPGs that you can easily check out because they are all free to play.

Drakensang Online

drakensang online 2015Drakensang Online’s 3D graphics are almost unbelievably good for a browser-based MMORPG and the production quality of the game is remarkable. With its superb character/NPC designs, lovingly detailed seamless environments, intuitive user interface, and outstanding action combat, DO is our top choice for best browser MMORPG of 2015.

There are tons of reasons to play Drakensang Online (DO):

  • no client download, play on your browser in under 5 minutes
  • action RPG with a great story
  • free to play
  • excellent 3D graphics
  • beautiful setting and environments
  • regular, high-quality updates
  • it’s quite fun to play!

Link: official Drakensang Online website

total dominationTotal Domination

In the Total Domination, the hit strategy scifi MMO that has over 30 million users worldwide, players must construct an empire from the remains of ancient civilizations. This game is hot and it seems that every day more and more people are playing it so it’s worth checking out to see what has made it so massively successful.

Total Domination has fully-voiced quests, detailed graphics, and an active, passionate player community. It’s free and available on PC, as well as Android and iOS mobile devices.

All new players will no receive 200 free crystals when they register (might be a limited time offer, please visit the official website page linked below for details).

Link: Total Domination official website

aura kingdomAura 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

ddoDungeons & 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 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. Its 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 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 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

Shadowbound

A very fun MMORPG in which you train a team of NPC allies, Shadowbound has tons of skills and buffs, strategic battle formations, puzzle dungeons, PvP, guilds, pets, mounts world bosses, one/multi-player dungeons, and much more.

Enjoy classic MMORPG gaming with Shadowbound, a free fantasy MMORPG with puzzle dungeons

Link: official Shadowbound website

Monkey King Online

Monkey King Online is a free fantasy browser-based MMORPG inspired by the epic Journey to the West story. Its top features are: beautiful art, real-time combat, solo/team dungeons, PvP combat, and wonderful music.

Link: official Monkey King Online 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.

warhammer mmorpg

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.