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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.

Lord of the Rings Online

Lord of the Rings Online is a unique free-to-play roleplaying game in fantasy setting.

TERA

A free-to-play MMORPG in a fantasy setting with dynamic non-target combat system.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic is a sci-fi MMORPG in setting of famous Star Wars universe.

Discworld MUD

Discworld MUD is a browser text-based online RPG in the setting of the Discworld.

Gemstone 4

GemStone 4 is one of the first and longest-running text-based online MMORPGs.

Realms of Despair

Realms of Despair is an active classic text-based MMORPG, developed by Derek Snider in 1994.

DragonRealms

DragonRealms is one of the oldest and still most popular MUD RPGs in fantasy setting.

Starmourn

Starmourn is a text-based game in the sci-fi setting, developed by Iron Realms Entertainment.

Crystal Saga 2

Crystal Saga 2 is a browser-based free-to-play MMORPG in a fantasy setting, developed by R2Games.

Wartune

Wartune is a browser turn-based fantasy MMORPG with SLG elements, developed by 7Road studio.

League of Angels 3

League of Angels 3 is a browser turn-based RPG in a fantasy setting, developed by R2 Games in 2018.

Shadowbound

Shadowbound is a strategy MMORPG game in the fantasy genre, developed by R2 Games.

Mythborne

Mythborne is a point-and-click fantasy browser-based MMORPG in the setting of Ancient Greece.

AdventureQuest Worlds

AdventureQuest Worlds is a browser MMORPG, developed by Artix Entertainment in 2008.

Aion

Aion is a fantasy free-to-play MMORPG in unique PvPvE genre, developed by NCSoft.

Eldevin

Eldevin is an indie story-driven fantasy MMORPG with deep storyline and open world.

Secret World Legends

Secret World Legends is a free-to-play story-driven horror MMO game.

EverQuest

EverQuest is a first commercially-successful fantasy MMORPG, released in 1999.

Neverwinter

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

League of Angels

League of Angels is a browser-based 2D fantasy MMORPG with the elements of SLG.

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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.