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Dark Fantasy MMORPG List

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One of the most popular RPG genres, fantasy, has some various subgenres with unusual settings. One of the most horrifying and mysterious types is the Dark Fantasy MMORPG, full of violence, blood and evil creatures. It uses the same themes and cliches as it's predecessor, but changes it in the most terrible way possible. However, this genre might have even more overwhelmingly dramatical and breathtaking gameplay — because now the forces of light would have to face the real evil.

Ultima Online

Ultima Online is one of the first popular fantasy MMORPGs.

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.

Karos

Karos Online is a dynamic action-combat MMORPG in fantasy setting.

Dark Age of Camelot

Dark Age of Camelot is one of the pioneers in the genre of RvR games.

RIFT

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

Path of Exile

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

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More About Dark Fantasy MMORPG

The Dark Fantasy MMORPG is the mix of the horror and usual fantasy. In those games, the mysterious things and events revolve in the setting for the genre. You can see the kind wizards fighting with bloodthirsty ugly monsters, really frightening and repulsive scenes of violence, the incredible cruelty of the dark creatures and generally uncharacteristic aggression.

MMORPGs in the Dark Fantasy genre often use elements of the Gothic genre - both in the plot cliches and in the visual style. For example, in the Diablo series of games, many locations and buildings, armours and weapons are inspired by the medieval Gothic style, which itself is rather gloomy and hopeless. Together, the combination of dark fantasy and gothic style looks unbelievable - both frightening and beautiful.

This genre is much more sophisticated than the usual horror: the creators of Dark Fantasy MMORPG trying to scare the player, not with the screamers and cheap tricks from summer blockbusters, but with a vicious terrifying atmosphere, which is chasing the character from the very first minutes of the game.

One of the main features of the Dark Fantasy MMORPG is that the Evil is already defeated the forces of light. No one perceives villainy and cruelty as something terrifying: all the characters stuck so deep in this awful world, that they are already get used to life with eternal fear.

Best Dark Fantasy MMORPG

  • Diablo 3 is a colossal MMORPG in the genre of dark fantasy, developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It's quite casual, and it's style is not too radical, so Diablo 3 is an excellent choice for beginners in RPGs and players who are just getting acquainted with the dark fantasy genre.
  • Path of Exile is a PvE-based Diablo-like Dark Fantasy MMORPG. It has no clear story, but the setting and the visual part are quite lovely. The game is famous for its PvE raids, flexible system of skills and combat, and the highest amount of the grinding activities. This game is hardcore, so it's more suitable for experienced players.
  • Grim Dawn is one of the hardest Dark Fantasy MMORPGs. It's suitable for casual players on low levels of difficulty. Still, the hardcore gamers should be ready to face darkest evil creatures, trickiest bosses and withstand the depressing atmosphere of the game.