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MMORPG with Open World

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Nowadays, developers are creating less and less linear projects leading players along a conditional path limited to specific quest locations. The game world is expanding; developers fill them with many places for research, NPCs, and random events. You can find the most extensive game maps and the most comprehensive scope for exploration and adventures only in MMORPG with Open World.

New Frontier

New Frontier is a PvP sandbox MMO in western setting.

Chronicles of Elyria

Chronicles of Elyria is an indie sandbox MMORPG in fantasy setting.

Shadow Worlds

Shadow Worlds is an old-school hardcore MMORPG in fantasy setting.

Elyon

Elyon is a fantasy RvR MMORPG in steampunk setting developed by creators of TERA.

New World

A realistic sandbox MMORPG developed by Amazons Game Studios

Bloodlines of Prima

A first-person free-to-play MMORPG with survival mechanics

PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide 2 is a sci-fi MMOFPS with extremely dynamic large-scale battles in open world.

Phantasy Star Online 2

A PC version of one of the most famous Japanese action MMORPG

DokeV

An upcoming creature-collecting game by Pearl Abyss

Blue Protocol

An action MMORPG in fantasy setting developed by Bandai Namco

Somnium Space

A VR MMO with unlimited opportunities

Magic Legends

A hack-and-slash MMORPG in MTG setting

Crimson Desert

A sequel of famous MMORPG Black Desert

RPG MO

RPG MO is an indie sandbox MMORPG.

Dual Universe

Indie first-person sandbox MMORPG in sci-fi setting

Absolver

Absolver s a martial arts-themed action RPG.

Legends of Aria

Legends of Aria is an indie sandbox MMORPG in fantasy setting.

Shroud of the Avatar

An old-school sandbox MMORPG with deep character development

Atlantica Online

Atlantica Online is a tactical MMORPG with turn-based combat.

Valiance Online

A sci-fi MMORPG in superheroic setting

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One of the most significant features of MMORPGs with Open World is that players have unlimited access to every location on the map so that main quests do not restrict the gameplay. In some games, players even can do anything but the main quests and at the same time develop their characters to the highest level. These games provide full freedom of action, with lots of exciting places to explore.

Such profound freedom of character development makes developers look for suitable solutions for the plot that can fit into the picture of such a game and not destroy the logic of the story. One of the most popular decision is elegant and simple at the same time: the world of the game is divided into different areas, restricted by level. It can be annoying and push players to the grind. Still, on the other hand, beginners will most likely be lost in the game or can’t cope with the playthrough if they occasionally get directly to the final location at the beginning of the game.

Another unique feature of MMORPG with Open World is the procedural generation of content. This function is often used to create unique locations and fill the world of the game with random events, occurring regardless of the player’s actions. Sometimes it does not look as smooth and correctly constructed as in games with activities entirely prescribed by the developer. Still, worlds with procedural generation look much more alive and unique.

Games with the open-world often provide players with some sandbox features, and sandbox games most likely to have an open world. The vast scope for exploration encourages players to begin to change the surrounding space, making it more convenient for playing.

Best MMORPG with Open World

  • The Elder Scrolls Online has a broad world map, full of hidden places, exciting side-quests and numerous NPCs. There are many cities to visit, so the exploration of the whole world is a challenging deal.
  • Lord of the Rings Online has an immersive world, full of picturesque locations and grandiose cities.
  • Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG in the open world. Players fully drive the events of this game.