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Asian culture is one of the most original and unique ones, with many traditions and characteristic features. The video games created by eastern developers have many notable traits. Still, Asian MMORPG from different countries have different visual styles, mechanic systems and plot cliches, so you most likely will distinguish Japanese video games from Chinese or Korean projects. Their visual style is usually based on national art or specific artwork styles, such as anime style in Japanese computer games.

Dragon Lord

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

Honkai Impact 3rd

Anime action roleplaying game developed for the mobile platforms

Eudemons Online

Free-to-play old-school fantasy MMORPG featuring immersive PvP and seven playable classes

Project TL

Upcoming fantasy MMORPG game developed by NCSoft

Age of Wushu 2

Upcoming MMORPG in the Age of Wushu series


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

Digimon Masters Online

Free-to-play MMORPG in setting of anime series Digimon


Free-to-Play fantasy MMORPG in anime style

Twin Saga

Action fantasy MMORPG in anime style

Dragonlord Chronicles

Cross-platform fantasy MMORPG featuring dragons and magic

Continent of the Ninth Seal

An old-school Korean action MMORPG in fantasy setting

Granado Espada
A multiplayer role-playing game in an unusual historical setting
Dragon Quest X

A tenth part of the fantasy JRPG series Dragon Quest

Forsaken World

Asian fantasy MMORPG in traditional Chinese setting

Mad World

Browser-based MMORPG in dark fantasy setting


An indie sandbox action RPG featuring the greatest diversity of activities

Jade Goddess

Asian-style fantasy MMORPG with highly dynamic automatic gameplay

Bless Unleashed

An open-world player-driven RvR MMORPG in fantasy setting


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More About Asian MMORPG

The Asian MMORPG differs from western projects not only in appearance but also in core mechanics. Usually, all of the systems from character development to skill improvement based on permanent grind and competition with other players. These projects require much more time and patience even from casual players, and those who prefer hardcore gameplay have to involve into the extreme race, where you have to devote many hours and efforts into different competitions. That's all because Asian gamers prefer to be on top of their hobby. However, these video games are much more challenging and exciting because of the wide variety of character builds, activities and competitions.

Even though many Asian MMORPG have similar core mechanics of the gameplay, they usually distinguish by setting, classes and unique features, which can be found even in the smallest projects. Numerous amount of ARPGs provide players with experimental systems, which can be rarely found in projects from other countries. For example, they may have the gameplay based on limitless PvP, or unique system of movement, where all additional mechanics based on ability to fly. Asian RPGs might be the right choice if you want to play something exotic.

Still, the most easily noticeable feature of Asian MMORPG is their visual style. These video games are highly stylized, with carefully detailed character designs and picturesque, vivid backgrounds. Many of these projects use anime or cartoonish-like stylistic, inspired by national art of the country where the game is developed.

Best Asian MMORPG

  • Final Fantasy 14 is a Japanese MMORPG with a deep plot, well-balanced class system, and many different competitions and social-based activities.
  • Perfect World is a Chinese MMORPG in traditional style. The main feature of this project is an unlimited opportunity to fly around the map.
  • Dragon Nest is a Korean casual newbie-friendly MMORPG with immersive gameplay and pretty cartoonish graphics.