msupdate Presents: The Ultimate List of Free2Play MMOs

Free to play (F2P) is the business model of the future. Ever since Nexon Corporation introduced the world to free-to-play over a decade ago several major gaming companies have made the switch and several others are considering the business model. There are many, many free to play games out there, some better than some. I hear a lot of people tell me that they can’t find a game for them. That’s not true. There’s a game for everyone, you just need to look for it. That’s why this list is created, to educate people on the types of free MMOs and help them find the perfect game that they can play for free. Here’s some information about the list. Please read this before you go into the actual list:

  • This list was last updated on Sunday, May 22, 2011 (0.4). See updates at bottom of the list.
  • Games that I recommend are bolded. Games that I consider best in their genre are bolded and colored. So if you’re looking for a specific genre of game, look for the colored games of that genre and those games are the best in my opinion.
  • It was created mainly for the North American gamer. It is stated beside each game if the game can also be played from Europe. I’ll work to have a full European edition of the list released as soon as possible.
  • It is organized by two categories: by North American game publisher and by originating country. There is also a list of games recommended by me. Lists organized by genre and developer are in the works.
  • It is licensed  under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. You are free to copy, distribute, transmit or adapt this list as long as you attribute the work in the manner specified by me (but not in any way that suggests that I endorse you or your use of this list) and as long as you do not use this list for commercial purposes.
  • If you have any questions, find anything wrong with this list, anything you feel should be added or removed, have feedback or need to contact me for any other reason, send an email to zachamogo@hotmail.com.

By North American Publisher

Game information is listed in the order “(Genre, Graphics, Website(s))”.

Aeria Games

Dream of Mirrors Online (Social MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Dynasty Warriors Online (Tactical Action MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Eden Eternal (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Grand Fantasia (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Kingdom Heroes (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Last Chaos (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Lime Odyssey (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Metal Assault (MMOTPS, 2D, North America and Europe)
Realm of the Titans (MMORTS, 3D, North America and Europe)
Shaiya (MMORPG, 3D, MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Shin Megami Tensei (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Twelve Sky 2 (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Wolf Team (MMOFPS, 3D, North America and Europe)

Atari

Champions Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Dungeons & Dragons Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)

Atlus Online

Neo Steam (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Pandora Saga (MMORPG, 3D, Global)

CJ Internet (Netmarble)

Mini Fighter (Action Battle MMO, 2D, Global)
Uncharted Waters Online (MMORPG, 3D, Global)

Frogster America

Runes of Magic (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)

G4Box (Z8Games)

Cross Fire (MMOFPS, 3D, North America,Europe)
Metin2 (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)

Gala-Net (GPotato)

Aika Online (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America, Global)
Allods Online (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Flyff (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Iris Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America)
Luna Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America)
Prius Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Global)
Rappelz (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Tales Runner (MMO Racing, 3D, North America and Europe)
Uncharted Waters Online (MMORPG, 3D, Global)

Gamania (Beanfun!)

Hero: 108 Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America)
Lucent Heart (MMORPG, 3D, North America)

Gamepot USA

Mir 2 (MMORPG, 3D, Global)

Gamigo

Cultures Online (MMORTS, 3D, North America, Europe)
Dungeon Empires (Tactical RPG, North America, Europe)
King of Kings 3 (PvP MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Golfstar (MMO Golf, 3D, North America, Europe)

Gravity Interactive (WarpPortal)

CrimeCraft (MMOFPS, 3D, North America)
Dragon Saga (Formerly ‘Dragonica’) (MMORPG, 2D, North America)
Eternal Destiny (MMORPG, 3D, North America)
FreeStyle (MMO Basketball, 3D, North America)
Ragnarok Online (MMORPG, Top-Down, North America)
Requiem Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America)
Rose Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)

Jagex

RuneScape (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
War of Legends (MMORPG, 3D, Global)

JCE (Gamekiss)

FreeStyle (MMO Basketball, 3D, North America)
GhostX (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America)

Joymax

Karma Online (MMOFPS, 3D, North America)
Silkroad Online (MMORPG, 3D, International)

KRU Interactive

Dark Ages (MMORPG, 2D, Global) – Extremely old game, Developed by Nexon Corporation, 1999.
Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds (MMORPG, 2D, Global) – The world’s first graphic MMORPG, Developed by Nexon Corporation, 1998
Shattered Galaxy (MMORTS, 2D, Global) – The world’s first strategy MMO, Developed by Nexon Corporation, 2001

OGPlanet

La Tale (Action MMORPG, 2D, Global)
Lost Saga (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Red Stone (MMORPG, 2D, Global)
Rumble Fighter (MMO Fighting, 3D, Global)
Zone 4 (Action MMO Fighting, 3D, Global)

OnNet USA (GamesCampus)

Asda Story (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Drift City (MMO Racing, 3D, North America, Europe)
Heroes in the Sky (MMOTPS, 3D, North America)
Legend of Edda (MMORPG, Top-Down, North America)
Shot Online (MMO Golf, 3D, North America, Europe)

Nexon America (BlockParty)

Atlantica Online (MMOTBS, 3D, Global)
Combat Arms (MMOFPS, 3D, North America, Europe)

Dragon Nest (Action MMORPG, North America, Global)
Dungeon Fighter Online (Action MMORPG, 2D, North America)
Mabinogi (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
MapleStory (MMORPG, 2D, North America, Europe)
MapleStory Adventures (Facebook, 2D, Global)
Vindictus ( Action MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Wonder Cruise (Facebook, 3D, Global)
Zombie Misfits (Facebook, 2D, Global)

NHN USA (ijji)

Alliance of Valiant Arms (MMOFPS, 3D, North America)
GunZ: The Duel (MMOTPS, 3D, International)
Lunia (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Soldier Front (MMOFPS, 3D, North America and Europe)

Outspark

Divine Souls (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Fiesta Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Fists of Fu (MMORPG, 2D, Global)
Secret of the Solstice (MMORPG, 2D, Global)
Wind Slayer (MMORPG, 2D, North America)

Perfect World Entertainment

Battle of the Immortals (MMORPG, Top-Down, Global)
Ether Saga Online (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Forsaken World (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Heroes of the Three Kingdoms (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Jade Dynasty (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Legend of Martial Arts (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Perfect World International (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
RaiderZ (Action MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Rusty Hearts (Action MMORPG, 3D, Global)

Redbana

Audition Online (MMO Dance, 3D, North America, Europe)
Mythos (MMORPG, Top-Down, North America, Europe)

Riot Games

League of Legends (MMORTS, Top-Down, North America, Europe)

SG Interactive (Ntreev)

Grand Chase (MMORPG, 2D, North America and Europe)
Pangya (MMO Golfing, 3D, North America, Europe)
Project Blackout (MMOFPS, 3D, North America)
Trickster Online (MMORPG, 2D, North America and Europe)

Webzen

Archlord (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Mu Online (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
R2 Online (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Soul of the Ultimate Nation (SUN) (MMORPG, 3D, Global)

WeMade Entertainment

Fantasy Football Manager (MMO Soccer, 3D, Global)
Legend of Mir 3 (MMORPG, Top-Down, Global)

By Originating Country

China

Battle of the Immortals (MMORPG, Top-Down, Global)
Eden Eternal (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Dream of Mirrors Online (Social MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Ether Saga Online (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Forsaken World (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Heroes of the Three Kingdoms (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Jade Dynasty (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Legend of Martial Arts (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Perfect World International (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Realm of the Titans (MMORTS, 3D, North America and Europe)

Germany

Cultures Online (MMORTS, 3D, North America, Europe)

Japan

Dynasty Warriors Online (Tactical Action MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Pandora Saga (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Uncharted Waters Online (MMORPG, 3D, Global)

North America

Champions Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
CrimeCraft (MMOFPS, 3D, North America)
Dungeons & Dragons Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Fantasy Football Manager (MMO Soccer, 3D, Global)
League of Legends (MMORTS, Top-Down, North America, Europe)

MapleStory Adventures (Facebook, 2D, Global)
Wonder Cruise (Facebook, 3D, Global)

Russia

Allods Online (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)

South Korea

Aika Online (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America, Global)
Alliance of Valiant Arms (MMOFPS, 3D, North America)
Archlord (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Asda Story (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Atlantica Online (MMORTS, 3D, North America and Europe)
Audition Online (MMO Dance, 3D, North America, Europe)
Camon Hero (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe, Global)
Combat Arms (MMOFPS, 3D, North America, Europe)
Dark Ages (MMORPG, 2D, Global)
Divine Souls (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Dragon Nest (Action MMORPG, North America, Global)
Dragon Saga (Formerly ‘Dragonica’) (MMORPG, 2D, North America)
Drift City (MMO Racing, 3D, North America, Europe)
Dungeon Fighter Online (Action MMORPG, 2D, North America)
Fantasy Earth Zero (Action MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Fiesta Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Fists of Fu (MMORPG, 2D, Global)
Flyff (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
FreeStyle (MMO Basketball, 3D, North America)
Genesis A.D (MMOFPS, 3D, North America)
GhostX (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America)
Golfstar (MMO Golf, 3D, North America, Europe)
Grand Chase (MMORPG, 2D, North America and Europe)
GunZ: The Duel (MMOTPS, 3D, International)
Heroes in the Sky (MMOTPS, 3D, North America)
Iris Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America)
Karma Online (MMOFPS, 3D, North America)
La Tale (Action MMORPG, 2D, Global)
Legend of Edda (MMORPG, Top-Down, North America)
Legend of Mir 3 (MMORPG, Top-Down, Global)
Lost Saga (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Luna Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America)
Lunia (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Mabinogi (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
MapleStory (MMORPG, 2D, North America, Europe)
Mercenary Wars (MMOFPS, 3D, North America and Europe)
Metal Assault (MMOTPS, 2D, North America and Europe)
Mini Fighter (Action Battle MMO, 2D, Global)
Mir 2 (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Mu Online (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Mythos (MMORPG, Top-Down, North America, Europe)
Neo Steam (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds (MMORPG, 2D, Global)
Nostale (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe, Global)
Pangya (MMO Golfing, 3D, North America, Europe)
PopTag! (Action Puzzle, 2D, North America)
Prius Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Global)
Project Blackout (MMOFPS, 3D, North America)
R2 Online (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Ragnarok Online (MMORPG, Top-Down, North America)
Rappelz (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Red Stone (MMORPG, 2D, Global)
Red War (MMORPG, 3D, North America)
Requiem Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America)
Rumble Fighter (MMO Fighting, 3D, Global)
RaiderZ (Action MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Rusty Hearts (Action MMORPG, 3D, Global)

Secret of the Solstice (MMORPG, 2D, Global)
Shattered Galaxy (MMORTS, 2D, Global)
Shot Online (MMO Golf, 3D, North America, Europe)
Silkroad Online (MMORPG, 3D, International)
Soldier Front (MMOFPS, 3D, North America and Europe)
Soul of the Ultimate Nation (SUN) (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Tales Runner (MMO Racing, 3D, North America and Europe)
Trickster Online (MMORPG, 2D, North America and Europe)
Vindictus ( Action MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Wind Slayer (MMORPG, 2D, North America)
WonderKing (MMORPG, 2D, North America, Europe)
Zone 4 (Action MMO Fighting, 3D, Global)

Taiwan

Grand Fantasia (MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Hero: 108 Online (MMORPG, 3D, North America)
King of Kings 3 (PvP MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)
Lucent Heart (MMORPG, 3D, North America)
Runes of Magic (MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)

United Kingdom

RuneScape (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
War of Legends (MMORPG, 3D, Global)

Recommended & Best-In-Genre MMOs

Atlantica Online (MMORTS, 3D, North America and Europe)
Audition Online (MMO Dance, 3D, North America, Europe)
Battle of the Immortals (MMORPG, Top-Down, Global)
Combat Arms (MMOFPS, 3D, North America, Europe)
Cross Fire (MMOFPS, 3D, North America and Europe)
Divine Souls (Action MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
Dragon Nest (Action MMORPG, North America, Global)
Dungeon Fighter Online (Action MMORPG, 2D, North America)
Dynasty Warriors Online (Tactical Action MMORPG, 3D, North America and Europe)
GunZ: The Duel (MMOTPS, 3D, International)
League of Legends (MMORTS, Top-Down, North America, Europe)
MapleStory (MMORPG, 2D, North America, Europe)
Perfect World International (MMORPG, 3D, Global)
Silkroad Online (MMORPG, 3D, International)
Soldier Front (MMOFPS, 3D, North America and Europe)
Tales Runner (MMO Racing, 3D, North America and Europe)
Vindictus ( Action MMORPG, 3D, North America, Europe)

List Updates

August 10, 2011: List removed for major update. I hope to re-launch it by the end of the year.
May 22, 2011 (0.4): Made lots of changes. One step closer to getting the list updated.
January 9, 2011 (0.3): CJ Internet (Netmarble)’s games added. Aeria Games’ games added to the country of origin list.
January 6, 2011 (0.2): Game information for publishers Aeria Games and KRU Interactive added. Aeria Games’ titles still haven’t been placed in the country of origin list, but this will be updated soon.
December 31, 2010 (0.1): The Ultimate List of Free2Play MMOs Launched, basically in a beta form.

  1. y… y… y… you dont think Maplestory is the best game of nexon ?!?!?!
    Okay maybe i agree, but then again the irony about you making a website mainly about maplestory while you don’t think its the best game makes me wanna LOL, but i won’t cause then my mom wil think im crazy for laughing randomly.

    But i got 1 question, i want a game that has alot of jobs, preferable not a clicking game, i have enjoyed Atlantica online, and ofcourse Maplestory, i played free trail WoW, it was fun but didn’t like the clicking, and i want the game to have flashy skills, so not like WoW when you are a hunter all you special arrow skills all look the same, but like maplestory where they all look special.

    • Vindictus is great for the not clicking, but the classes are very limited. There aren’t many games like the ones you like out in America yet. I love games like that too. No clicking, just pre non-targeting action. There are a few, Vindictus being the best. You can also try Divine Souls from Outspark. Dragon Nest, C9 and Core Blaze also meet your requirements but they aren’t out yet.

      • yeah im waiting for vindictus and dragon nest to come to EMS, since i got IP blocked and can only play GMS, but uhm, i was jsut watching TV, and i saw a commercial for a cool game, got no idea if this game is only in europe but its called maestia, it looks nice, 3d and sounds cool.

  2. Compare the amount of games on the South Korean list with other countries. The difference made me lol

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