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Unique MMO Games

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Most of the modern games are built following the same template, rarely going beyond the familiar to their genre; unfortunately, it's quite risky to try something new in the expensive and complicated projects. However, some of the developers, on the contrary, rely on the unique mechanics and systems; they consider that something interesting in their games which distinguishes them from the rest is much more important than financial success. Most of these Unique MMO Games are made by indie studios and have several small but vibrant features.

BRAIN / OUT

Side-scroller shooter game with 2D pixel graphics

ONRAID

A side-scroller multiplayer shooter game with 2D graphics

Stash

Turn-based MMORPG with grid combat system

Gangs of Space

Indie multiplayer game with RPG elements in sci-fi space setting

Post Scriptum

An authentic multiplayer shooter in setting of World War II

Deadside

A multiplayer shooter game with survival elements

Will to Live Online

Indie MMORPG-shooter in post-apocalyptic setting

Asheron's Call

Old-school fantasy MMORPG with deep character development system

Granado Espada
A multiplayer role-playing game in an unusual historical setting
Mars Tomorrow

An economic strategy about the colonization and terraforming of Mart

8BitMMO

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

StarBreak

An action roguevania shooter developed by indie studio

VALLHALL

A Viking battle royale game with RPG elements

Mad World

Browser-based MMORPG in dark fantasy setting

Craftopia

An indie sandbox action RPG featuring the greatest diversity of activities

Disintegration

An experimental combination of the first-person shooter and RTS

Wasteland 3

An upcoming multiplayer RPG in postapocalyptic setting

For Honor

Team-based hack-and-slash MMO featuring realistic combat and classes

Tree of Savior

An isometric fantasy MMORPG with stunning visual style and immersive gameplay

Elteria Adventures

An indie MMORPG featuring vivid cartoon graphics and unique setting

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More About Unique MMO Games

Many new projects use sophisticated mechanics to improve the quality of the gameplay, but some games attach particular importance to individual features. In many Unique MMO Games, the usual mechanics are worked out as well as possible, good enough to become one of the core activities. For example, many games provide the mechanics of a player-driven economy, such as auction and trading. Still, only several of them have featured the full freedom of the market, with an opportunity to start a personal store or establish a trade union — and that's all although the game is mainly focused on entirely different gameplay. Also, many projects provide unique classes or experiment with the cooperation of players with different roles. Variability of the gameplay is also an essential and unique feature.

Other developers bring diversity to their Unique MMO Games by using completely new mechanics, which have not been featured by anyone before. For example, some sandbox MMOs are featuring the terraforming function, which adds incredible building opportunities. One of the rarest and most immersive features ever existed in MMORPG is an opportunity to make player-generated content. Only a few games used that function, but it's probably was not a mistake. Thanks to this, players themselves can maintain interest in the project, keep the community alive and make the experience diverse, sharing their ideas with other people and trying themselves in the role of the game developer.

Best Unique MMO Games

  • Albion Online is a game in a medieval setting, which is rich in unique features. It has one of the most sophisticated trading systems, a fantastic flexible skill system, and a unique model of player cooperation.
  • Dungeons and Dragons Online is a fantasy MMORPG, which provides an opportunity to try yourself in the role of a dungeon master and create new questlines, which any other person can play.
  • Mabinogi is a fantasy cartoon game, which has one of the most flexible gameplay styles and open skill systems ever featured in MMORPG.