Best Free MMORPG 2013 List – Featured Games

The best free MMORPG games of 2013 are here! Of the MMOs currently available, which ones are really worth playing? Here are our top recommendations. This list will be updated every month or whenever we find yet another great game to play.

Top Free-to-Play MMORPGs 2013

Dungeons & Dragon’s Neverwinter

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The Neverwinter open beta is now live. One of the most anticipated new MMORPGs of 2013, Dungeons & Dragon’s Neverwinter is a big-budget triple-A 3D fantasy MMO game with extensive character customization, classic fantasy action RPG gameplay, and the ability to create your own content using The Foundry. Read more about it or sign up here – official open beta page.

Forsaken World

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A Western-style 3D fantasy MMORPG with a somewhat dark, gothic feel to it. In FW you can create interesting characters like elf, human, dwarf, stonemen, Kindred (vampire) and shapeshifting Lycans (werewolf). It has all of the usual MMO content like guilds, pets, jobs, open world PvP (on PvP servers), solo & group dungeons, and more. One of the best things about this game is its vibrant community which is a big plus for social gamers. In addition, the best items are earned through playing the game, not bought through the cash shop. If you do want to buy something there is an NPC that converts your in-game gold to premium cash shop currency which is a very nice option for free players.

link: Forsaken World

Lord of the Rings Online

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Lord of the Rings Online offers classic RPG gaming. It’s a real beauty of a game because the quality of the game design, visuals and sound are all top notch. LOTRO is essentially a polished, traditional MMO with epic story quests set in JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth. A must-try for fantasy fans, it also great for players who enjoy free to play because the developers are very generous and offer a truly astounding amount of content to f2p players. In addition, Turbine points (the currency used for the item shop) can be earned through regular play.

link: Lord of the Rings Online

These are the top MMORPGs of 2013 that we wholeheartedly recommend to everyone. The Best Free MMORPG 2013 List was last updated November 21, 2013.

Best Free MMORPG 2013 List Criteria

First all let’s emphasize one thing – this is only about free-to-play MMOs. Okay? If you are looking for pay-to-play, just head on over to World of Warcraft or Dark Age of Camelot and you are done. There really aren’t that many p2p games to choose from these days as most have gone f2p.

In this top 3 list we have not included super-niche games that are good but have a limited appeal. For example, there’s a wonderful Victorian gothic browser-based game that two of us here play but it’s so niche that most people will say tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) because it’s very much like an interactive online novel. That game is Echo Bazaar but we can’t include it because it’s really not for everyone.

So what do we include here and what were our criteria? First of all, it must be f2p. No exceptions. Secondly, it has to have 3D graphics that runs smoothly without lagging or glitching a lot. Thirdly, it should be somewhat newbie-friendly with a nice community. Lastly and most importantly, it should have fun, addicting gameplay that most players will love.

Honorable Mention: The Most Played PC Game in the World

most playedStrictly speaking this list is only for 2013′s f2p MMORPGs. However, it would not be totally out of place to give an honorable mention to the most played PC game of 2012, League of Legends (LoL).

It’s not an MMORPG, rather it is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) that is session-based. The way it works is that players choose a character, form a team of 5 and then play against another team. Gameplay is similar to Aeon of Strife (a popular custom map for Starcraft) and Defense of the Ancients (DotA), a mod for Warcraft III. Basically, the two teams have a base and the objective is to destroy the enemy base before they destroy yours.

It’s so fun and addicting that LoL’s players have logged in a total of 1.3 billion hours of gameplay. Yes, that word is really billion with a “b”! In second place is World of Warcraft but it only had 622 million hours of gameplay, or in other words, around half the LoL numbers. The numbers really speak for themselves and this is the primary reason why we had to include LoL in this post. It’s incredibly addicting and fun!

link: League of Legends website

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