One of the most popular genres of video games in the entire world, MMORPGs are tightly linked to the industry, with some titles being considered among the pillars of gaming as a whole.
Getting into MMORPGs can be a little bit difficult, however, years of content across hundreds of games make it difficult to choose what game(s) to invest your time (and money) into.
We're here to help. Here are five MMORPGs that you should consider playing in 2022.
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#5 - World of Warcraft
While the reputation of developer/publisher Activision Blizzard is less-than-stellar in 2022, World of Warcraft remains an undeniable giant in the industry and one of the most popular games of all time.
A title that anyone wanting to get into MMORPGs should try at least once, World of Warcraft and WoW Classic have been crafted over two decades to keep players coming back, giving a good idea of what the genre has to offer.
#4 - Runescape
One of the OGs when it comes to MMORPGs, Runescape is a game that many gamers will have memories of grinding through at some point or another.
In the 20+ years since its release, Runescape has gone through many changes with multiple updates and even a massive graphical overhaul to keep the game thriving.
For those looking for nostalgia, Old-school Runescape offers that, giving players the feel of the original game while being updated via the community.
It also remains one of the more accessible MMORPGs on the market, being a free-to-play title that's easily accessible and even playable on mobile, letting everyone experience the comedic and witty quests that made it so popular.
#3 - Elder Scrolls Online
One of the more underrated MMORPGs, The Elder Scrolls Online is the spin-off title of Bethesda's popular line of regular RPGs that include titles like Oblivion and Skyrim.
Unlike the other titles in this list, The Elder Scrolls Online feels more like a gateway into the world of MMORPGs, playing more like the original series it spun off from with some MMO elements than your traditional experience.
This works to its advantage, using the established lore, world and feel of the series it spans to make for an experience that's easily palatable for fans while also a good introduction to how MMOs work.
#2 - EVE Online
While the genre that is MMORPGs is dominated by fantasy games in various magic-imbued worlds, there are plenty of options for us Sci-Fi fans too.
One of the more impressive titles is Eve Online, a free-to-play MMO that sees you take control of your own spaceship and explore the stars while trading and engaging in combat with other players.
More sandbox-like than other MMOs, Eve Online can be a complex one to get into but one that is truly rewarding for fans of the final frontier.
#1 - Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV)
Despite being critically panned at its launch, Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) has since gone on to become one of the most popular MMORPGs of all time, establishing itself as an all-time great.
With millions of players across the world and some of the most immersive storytelling in the genre, FFXIV has managed to keep itself strong with the best free trial in the world, letting new players get to level 60 for free, while also letting one character swap classes on the fly.