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Some MMO Games put the main focus on the storyline, which takes the players to different locations and brings unique challenges as a part of the long, meaningful journey. Completing it along with all the side quests and activities can be challenging, and it attracts a lot of players into the genre. A well-written plot always makes games much more enjoyable to explore and play alone or with friends, so that Story-Driven MMO games are prevalent.

Steambirds Alliance

A dynamic bullet-hell shooter with RPG mechanics

Spiral Knights

A free-to-play hack-and-slash cooperative adventure with cartoonish graphics

Elsword

A 2.5D side-scroller MMORPG with real-time dynamic combat system

CryoFall

A multiplayer sci-fi survival sandbox game set in distant future

The Skies

The SKIES is an indie post-apocalyptic MMORPG with a non-linear plot.

Warspear

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

Dofus

Dofus is a turn-based MMORPG with unique environment mechanics.

Wakfu

Wakfu is a turn-based open-world MMORPG with unique gameplay mechanics.

Deuterium Wars

Deuterium Wars is a multiplayer cross-platform shooter with dynamic battles and roleplaying system.

Dungeon Fighter Online

Dungeon Fighter Online is an action side-scroller that combines attractive 2D graphics with exciting 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.

Past Fate

An open-world action-MMORPG in setting of middle ages.

Mortal Online 2

A sequel of immersive hardcore open-world sandbox MMORPG

NARAKA: BLADEPOINT

A massively multiplayer action game in setting of ancient East

Camelot Unchained

An upcoming indie MMORPG inspired by Dark Age of Camelot

The Elder Scrolls Online

Elder Scrolls Online is an MMORPG in setting of Elder Scrolls series.

Genshin Impact

An open-world Action RPG game in unique fantasy setting

Clash‌ ‌of‌ ‌Avatars‌

Clash of Avatars is a browser-based social MMORPG in fantasy setting.

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The exciting plot always keeps bringing back the players to find out what happens until they complete the storyline. The cooperative mode adds more depth into Story-Driven MMO Games because it allows going on a journey together with friends, it also adds more diversity to the gameplay. Players get more loot, and they can trade it, enemies become more durable, which makes the game more challenging and fun, and players can interact with each other to improve their experience even further.

However, Story-Driven MMO Games do not end after their storyline ends. There are various difficulty levels, which offer different features to explore and change the game drastically. Every difficulty adds something new to create new challenges and strategies. Worldwide servers and scoreboards allow challenging other players in duels and meeting new friends to explore the game on a new difficulty. You can trade rare items for in-game currency to purchase something else and become more and more powerful.

The developers regularly add new content that features new challenges for experienced players, and that may completely revamp the original experience, so it makes it enjoyable to play through the storyline again and again. Some Story-Driven MMO Games have in-depth lore to explore, which often connects to various books, other games and even movies. That directly affects the community, making it massive and bringing all the fans of the universe to play together; therefore, the product lives much longer.

Best Story-Driven MMO Games

  • Borderlands games are MMOFPS that focus on the main story for the players to complete in a cooperative mode with various challenges on the side.
  • Diablo III is an action MMORPG which only consists of a few chapters, which players have to fight through together with friends to find out how the story ends and to get the best loot possible.
  • World of Warcraft is an MMORPG that focuses on massive lore of Warcraft Universe, which consists of many books and other games. All characters have their own stories, and nothing happens without a vast amount of story quests and cinematics.