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Hardcore MMORPG Games

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Hardcore games are a fairly common concept among gamers. It means that the player must have sufficient preparation and restraint to cope with the unbearable ordeal. Hardcore MMORPGs belong to this group, because pumping for several dozen hours, severe raids and searching for a team to complete them, a constant change of equipment is high enough requirements to achieve success in projects of this kind.

Wild Terra 2: New Lands

An indie sandbox MMORPG inspired by old-school games with survival mechanics

Honkai Impact 3rd

Anime action roleplaying game developed for the mobile platforms

Out of Reach

Indie open-world MMO game featuring elements of the survival in the wild

Life Forge ORPG

Free-to-play 2D MMORPG game with a vast open world

Villagers and Heroes

Player-driven fantasy MMORPG featuring deep crafting system and character development

Beasts of Bermuda

Hardcore survival game featuring dinosaurs and fierce prehistoric beasts

Gemini Station

Browser-based multiplayer roleplaying game in space setting

Hero Siege

Hardcore hack-and-slash roguelike with pixel graphics

Asherons Call 2

The continuation of the fantasy MMORPG Asheron's Call

Asheron's Call

Old-school fantasy MMORPG with deep character development system


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


Perpetuum was a mech sci-fi MMORPG with player-driven economics.

Realm of the Mad God

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


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

Pirates of the Burning Sea

Pirates of the Burning Sea is a game about the "age of pirates" which takes place in the XVII century.

Anarchy Online

Anarchy Online is a science fiction MMORPG developed by company Funcom.

Gloria Victis

A MMORPG where you can explore the breathtaking atmospheric Medieval world.

Mortal Online 2

A sequel of immersive hardcore open-world sandbox MMORPG

Camelot Unchained

An upcoming indie MMORPG inspired by Dark Age of Camelot

Population Zero

Population Zero is a survival sandbox MMO with RPG mechanics.


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More About Hardcore MMORPG Games

The story of hardcore entertainment takes place since the 80s and 90s, the times of popularity of the Atari consoles, and then Nintendo and Sega. Everyone will have the name of at least one game in their memory, be it the conventional Contra, Adventure Island or Megaman, which has killed more than one hour in an attempt to pass an unacceptable level.

In the heyday of the Internet, it became possible to create multiplayer products in a different setting and genre. However, since the sphere was still not sufficiently mastered, the games were not very balanced, with frequent “wipes” and unfair rules. This was the reason for the hardcore nature of the MMORPG and similar projects at the beginning of its development.

At the moment, the market offers a reasonably thoughtful hardcore MMORPG, based on the creation of deeper mechanics and adapted systems. For example, resistance to elemental damage and effects assigned to the existing parameters of the characters. Thanks to him, players have the opportunity to adjust equipment for specific battles or even full builds. Do not forget about the in-game economy. Its elements based on the rules of supply and demand, as well as the specialization of areas in any product.

Although companies are trying to move in the direction of rendering, trying to cover a growing layer of average gamers, there are several decent hardcore MMORPGs that can satisfy an unbridled desire to fight an imperfect world. Of these, you can note Lineage 2, or rather, the Classic client, which complies with all the rules and mechanics of earlier versions, with an abundance of craft, the importance of specializations and a massive amount of combat. No less famous is the space EVE Online, combining not only the usual role-playing system but also elements of strategy. There will be enough development paths even for experienced players, because it is possible to make not only small battles in space, extracting resources in factual disputes and piracy, but also to manifest yourself as a merchant and diplomat, turning profitable deals and expanding your sphere of influence.