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Unlike other genres of video games, roleplaying ones rarely can be entertaining and famous with no plot. Story-Driven MMORPG base the gameplay on the plot and lead players through character development with the help of questlines. Not every story-based RPG have a sophisticated and detailed story. Still, it's usually compensated by other aspects of the game — you won't even spot the cliched storyline and simple quests if they're balanced with immersive dynamic combat or excellent social communication.

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.

Godfall

An action high-fantasy MMORPG in looter-slasher genre

Clash‌ ‌of‌ ‌Avatars‌

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

Raid: Shadow Legends

A 3D cross-platform turn-based browser MMORPG in fantasy setting

Dragon Ball Z Online

Dragon Ball Z Online is a browser MMORPG in the universe of famous anime series.

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Many developers create their video games because they want to tell a unique story to other people. Projects of this kind provide the best experience and immersion into the world. Usually, Story-Driven MMORPG has not the only questline for the main plot, but also many side-quests. Different tasks are used for various purposes — typically, additional missions are used to bring players' attention to the improvement of their characters or exploration of the world.

Still, some of the creators use plot only as a framework which will lead your hero between different competitions. A considerable amount of game developers choose simple plot lines which won't require much time on creation. Simple Story-Driven MMORPG may have cliched quests, but all of the events are connected with the help of the main story, based on the lore of the world.

Dozens of Story-Driven MMORPG are based on the universe of the already existing games, books or other works. Because of that, they have not only detailed plot but also in-depth and detailed filler content — for example, you can often find books, notes and other kinds of accompanying materials. They're not necessary to be explored, but they provide knowledge about the game world and events of the plot. Usually, games with exciting plot don't have grindy and boring side-tasks. Very often, side-quests can take much more time than the main quest line — and not only because of their experience profitability.

Best Story-Driven MMORPG

  • World of Warcraft is a story-driven MMORPG, which has the most in-depth lore, fascinating universe and much additional content which tells more about the events of the game — there are books, comics and even movies about WoW universe. This MMORPG receives regular updates with new quests which develop the main storyline.
  • Dungeons and Dragons Online is a complex MMORPG, which has a deep plot and roleplaying-based gameplay.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic is a sci-fi story-driven MMORPG with entertaining gameplay and dozens of different quests.