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2.5D MMO Games List

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A long time ago, when the classic 3D games were unavailable to regular players and unpopular because of their cost and complexity in production, the developers were trying to create the most realistic image without resorting to the use of real three-dimensional graphics. At this period, many styles of videogame graphics were developed. Some are rarely used nowadays, but the most popular and picturesque one, the isometric visual style, is still often can be seen in 2.5D MMO Games. Even though larger companies can use it, it's more loved by indie studious.

Naruto Online

Naruto Online is a browser-based anime MMORPG, developed by Bandai Namco and Oasis Games.

Heroes at War

Heroes at War is a browser strategy in medieval setting, released by Russian developer ApexPoint.

Big Farm

Big Farm is a browser-based strategy in genre of the farm simulator.

My Little Farmies

My Little Farmies is a browser-based farm simulator with the strategy elements.

My Sunny Resort

My Sunny Resort is a browser game in genre of resource management simulator.

Uptasia

Uptasia is a project which combines classic SLG gameplay and hidden object mechanics.

Vikings: War of Clans

Vikings: War of Clans is a free-to-play browser-based MMO strategy game in Viking setting.

Lords Mobile

Lords Mobile — one of the most popular mobile multiplayer projects combining MMORPG and strategy.

Dragon Lord

A fantasy MMO game with classic RPG gameplay, mixed with strategy mechanics

Crystal Saga 2

Crystal Saga 2 is a browser-based free-to-play MMORPG in a fantasy setting, developed by R2Games.

Wartune

Wartune is a browser turn-based fantasy MMORPG with SLG elements, developed by 7Road studio.

Vampire Empire

Vampire Empire is a strategy browser MMO game in pseudo-historical gothic setting.

Wild Terra

A medieval sandbox MMORPG, developed by Russian studio Juvty Worlds Ltd in 2017.

League of Angels 2

A sequel of League of Angels game with beautiful 3D graphics and advanced battle system.

Crystal Saga

Crystal Saga is a free-to-play 2.5D browser MMORPG in fantasy style, developed by R2Games.

Eternal Fury

Eternal Fury is a turn-based fantasy browser MMO SLG developed by R2Games.

Seafight

Seafight is a sailing MMO game, developed by Bigpoint Games in 2006.

Omega Zodiac

Omega Zodiac is a free-to-play fantasy browser MMORPG inspired by Greek and Norse mythologies.

Wartune Reborn

Wartune Reborn is a strategic 2.5D browser MMORPG in setting of fantasy.

Dota Auto Chess

A modification for DotA 2 inspired by the Mahjong game.

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More About 2.5D MMO Games

One of the most popular types of pseudo-3D graphics is featured in 2.5D MMO Games. This style combines the advantages of classic top-down view and non-resource intensive 2D graphics, often released in the form of pixel sprites. This combination, called isometric videogame graphics, was a real technological breakthrough in the gaming industry. In these games, players were able to see the objects from different angles and fully understand what happens on the screen. To some extent, isometric graphics are even more convenient than beautiful 3D visuals with the view from the first or third person, because, in 2.5D games, players could control what is happening behind their character's back and instantly respond to any threat. Also, it is much more convenient and exciting to explore the well-designed game locations from the bird's-eye view.

However, even though that isometric games were accessible for many computer users and many players liked them more than clumsy early 3D projects, their production was a little more complicated and had some tricks, which are difficult to notice at first sight. For example, artists had to consider additional coordinates when creating sprites. Without that, they would not display correctly. Although 2.5D MMO Games were invented a long time ago, such graphics are still very popular. Nowadays it can be used both by indie developers and large studios, and the visual style even can be released in the 3D graphics, combined with the isometric angle of view.

Best 2.5D MMO Games

  • Vikings: War of Clans is a strategy game, which uses fancy hand-drawn graphics in pseudo-3D style.
  • Mythborne is a browser-based RPG in a fantasy setting, which has an isometric 2D graphics with picturesque backgrounds.
  • Diablo 3 is an action-RPG in the dungeon crawler genre, which inherited isometric angle of view from the previous parts, and combined it with the 3D models.