The market is currently flooded with massively multiplayer online role-playing (MMORPG) games set in the realms of medieval fantasy. For those seeking an excellent fantasy based MMO experience that is free to play with options equitable to ‘big boys’ in the MMORPG world there are myriad options available. Browser based MMORPGs like Runescape are the latest entries and currently enjoying unprecedented numbers as people flee expensive subscription based worlds with hefty system requirements. The ease and convenience of being able to play an engaging MMORPG within a single browser window without massive system installs is causing a surge in the number of available games for the fantasy gamer.
While Runescape may arguably be the most popular of the browser based MMORPGs, Fragoria or Dragon’s Call are likely the closest one can get to a browser-based version of World of Warcraft, with great graphics, huge character customization options, PvP, pets, mounts, and gripping storytelling across a unique landscape. Free Realms from Sony Online also offers a large immersive 3d world with myriad jobs activities and character customization options, as does the increasingly popular and highly regarded Sherwood Forest. Games like Gilfor’s Tales, Grand Epic Online, and Spiral Knights offers a more retro design aesthetic, emphasizing dungeon hack-and-slash and RPG quest based romps like Diablo. There even exist options like Shattered World and Fantasy Online that mimic and emulate dated gaming RPGs with MMO flavor in order to provide even those with poor browser performance the capability of joining in.
For those seeking a fantasy realm that isn’t inhabited with the standard assortment of Tolkien-esque Elves, Dwarves, and Halflings there are games set in alternative fantasy realms. Battle of the Immortals involves itself with Norse based mythologies, Silkroad Online allows players to immerse themselves in a fantasy realm of traditional Chinese culture, Nadirim inhabits the fantasy realms of the Arabian Nights, while War of Titans takes the action to ancient Rome. While this article constrains itself to the realms of an ancient fantasy setting, there are also legion of contemporary and futuristic fantasy MMORPGs available.
There is a wealth of games available in any preferred style, setting, and aesthetic and the number of available games grows daily. Each offers unique variety in character customization, leveling, gaming experience, and available members. Whether seeking to raid lowest dungeons or travel to the furthest stars, there are infinite hours of available entertainment for those seeking good browser based fantasy MMORPGs.