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Fantasy is so far one of the most popular settings in MMO Games, and it has a wide variety of subgenres. One of them is Dark Fantasy, which features darker and frightening themes; it also adds up elements of horror and a sense of dread to the environment, which brings much more mature audience to the projects. Dark Fantasy MMO Games provide gamers with a unique opportunity to experience the sincerest emotions fighting against the most dangerous evil creatures.

Darkfall: Rise of Agon

Darkfall: Rise of Agon is a hardcore old-school style MMORPG.

Dungeons & Dragons Online

A hardcore roleplaying MMO in D&D fantasy setting.

Egress

Egress is a multiplayer souls-like PVP arena in Lovecraftian setting.

Neverwinter

Neverwinter is a free-to-play MMORPG based on Dungeons and Dragons setting.

RIFT

A classic free-to play old-school MMORPG with a flexible system of classes.

DemonsAreCrazy

An ambitious project of Bigbug Studio, a mix of different genres and gaming styles.

Dota Underlords

An official version of DotA Auto Chess, developed by Valve.

Path of Exile

A multiplayer RPG from Grinding Gear Games. The ideological successor of the Diablo series.

Kingdom Under Fire 2

A real-time client strategy with elements of MMORPG

Lost Ark

An online isometric MMORPG game from Korean developers.

Guild Wars 2

A player-driven fantasy MMORPG with diverse gameplay and unique class system.

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Dark Fantasy MMO Games feature a mix of horror with other typical fantasy aspects where mysterious things and ugly monsters co-exist with the creations of light. It is common to witness repulsive scenes of violence and aggression, and players have to be always ready for a new horrifying scene on their screens. The environment often consists of dark colours and typical Gothic features, such as buildings, equipment and other medieval structures and locations. Dark Fantasy in combination with Gothic looks especially horrifying and magnetizing at the same time.

Different Dark Fantasy MMO Games use various tricks to keep players interested. It may be typical movie screamers in the in-game cutscenes, or the pressuring dark atmosphere with fitting music compositions on the background would make the players feel how awful and stressful everything around their character is in that hopeless world.

Rare safe locations might make an impression on you that there are still some light and hope in the world, and it's possible to relax in those places. However, a few civilians living there and their attitude would remind you that the forces of light already lost their battle, and everyone accepted the cruelty and terrible events around them. The Evil won, and there is almost nothing you can do.

Dark Fantasy MMO Games keep the constant pressure on its players, and the difficulty level is usually higher than in most typical fantasy projects because here it is already too late to save the world, the objective is to survive in the eternal darkness.

Best Dark Fantasy MMO Games

  • Diablo 3 is a hack-and-slash action MMO in a dark fantasy setting where players have to protect humans from the creatures from hell. The game features a dark and cruel atmosphere with a lot of undead and evil enemies.
  • Path of Exile is an MMO action-RPG that features the world called Wraeclast, it is dark and full of evil gods and creatures, and players need to survive and grind their way through the story.
  • Darkfall: Rise of Agon is a hardcore MMORPG that bases its setting on rich Darkfall universe, and players can meet famous characters and interact with the world to affect the following events. Some of the locations are very dark and horrifying, and they are a perfect example of a Dark Fantasy setting.