2D MMORPG

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Even though most modern computers can run any videogames from complex projects with three-dimensional graphics to easiest pixel games, developers still choose the rare and unusual variants. One of them is retro-inspired 2D MMORPG. These games have the most extensive variety of visuals and unique graphic styles; even though the two-dimensional projects are more accessible and cheaper to develop. Also, these projects are available for most of the players, even with the weakest PCs.

Felspire

Browser-based role-playing game featuring deep character customization

Knight's Fable

Turn-based fantasy MMORPG with strategy elements

Odin Quest

Fantasy browser-based action-RPG based Norse mythology

Dragon Blood

Browser-based fantasy MMORPG with automatic combat system

Hero Siege

Hardcore hack-and-slash roguelike with pixel graphics

Shakes and Fidget

Satire role-playing game in fantasy setting

Gangs of Space

Indie multiplayer game with RPG elements in sci-fi space setting

Hero Zero

A browser-based casual MMORPG in superhero setting

8BitMMO

A free-to-play indie 8Bit MMORPG with sandbox gameplay

Therian Saga

Fantasy MMORPG oriented on character development and PvE content

stein.world

Sandbox fantasy MMORPG with pixel graphics and deep character development

Mad World

Browser-based MMORPG in dark fantasy setting

Firestone Idle RPG

An idle browser-based MMORPG in fantasy setting

Tree of Savior

An isometric fantasy MMORPG with stunning visual style and immersive gameplay

Blightbound

A multiplayer dungeon crawler game involving three players into mysterious journey.

Realm of the Mad God

Realm of the Mad God is a pixel MMORPG with hardcore diverse gameplay.

Faeria

An immersive TCG MMORPG in fantasy style with unusual combat mechanics

Elsword

A 2.5D side-scroller MMORPG with real-time dynamic combat system

Warspear

Warspear Online is a pixel hardcore video game with old-school gameplay.

Dragon Ball Z Online

Dragon Ball Z Online is a browser MMORPG in the universe of famous anime series.

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More About 2D MMORPG

The main feature of 2D MMORPG is their visual style: the graphics of these videogames released in two dimensions, sometimes with specific tricks, which transforms usual projects with the plane picture to pseudo-3D games. 2D roleplaying projects are not restricted by genre and setting, but the most popular ones are side-scrollers, adventures and action RPGs. The 2D videogames have several specific sub-genres, which has the same style of graphic representation which differs dramatically. The several most popular ones have a range of unique features. First of all, one of the outstanding 2D genres are side-scrollers, where your character can move only to two directions: from side to side of the screen, and up and down.

Another popular subgenre of 2D MMORPG is the pseudo-realistic visual style. There are several 2D graphic types, which has the same conception of realisation, but the visible part of these methods is absolutely different. The first one looks like a picture from a top-down view, which is still close to the plane picture, but it has an additional dimension, which helps to show more details. The more advanced example of pseudo-3D graphics is called isometrics; it looks like a classic realistic picture with a specific angle of view — usually, these games released with a pixel or combined graphics. One of the most successful combinations for 2D roleplaying games is an isometric view with 3D-models and hand-drawn 2D backgrounds.

Best 2D MMORPG

  • Tibia is a classic example of 2D MMORPG with a top-down view and extremely simplistic elegant graphics, which looks like a vivid flat picture drawn with pixels.
  • AdventureQuest Worlds is a browser-based MMORPG side-scroller with 2D graphics. This videogame is famous for its unique class system with dozens of different roles.
  • Ultima Online is an old-school isometric MMORPG, which was one of the earliest in the genre. This game is still one of the most successful and longest-running online RPGs ever released.