24 Games Like ArcheAge

Games Like ArcheAge
This assembled list of games like ArcheAge offers a collection of alternatives with a similar focus on sandbox gameplay blended with MMO.

ArcheAge launched in late 2014, attempting to blend the increasingly popular sandbox genre with the traditional MMORPG. Focusing on taking away the shackles of the genre by offering a game free from predefined paths, using a core four races and combining this with over 100 classes and skillsets ArcheAge definitely isn’t short on freedom.

The real sandbox elements though are hiding beneath the surface though with farming, housing, crafting, economy, criminal justice system, PvP, PvE and other game elements allowing players to truly shape the world around them. The world of ArcheAge is well respected as one of the most fully fleshed out and vibrant in the genre and even offers players the ability to set sail both for exploration and combat purposes.

Fan favourites include the crafting system which is more extensive than most with thousands of items from the usual equipment and food to furniture for player owned houses. These houses are not only highly customisable but also designed closely with the farming and guild system. From a farming perspective housing allows players to access farm land where animals and crops can be grown. While guilds can build (and defend) castles that claim ownership over housing areas.

The MMO games similar to ArcheAge featured here have a similar focus on player control, with plenty of depth these experiences will capture your attention as you get pulled into their unique and vibrant game worlds.

Games Like ArcheAge

rift

Rift

Rift is definitely one of the best MMO games available and is one of the few games that could potential dethrone World of Warcraft. The game was released in 2011 as a subscription based experience but went free to play in June 2013. Rift takes place in a fantasy game world known as Telara which... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(74 votes)
revelation-online

Revelation Online

Joining the ranks of MMOs with vast game worlds Revelation Online is now available to North America and Europe after claiming a foot hold in the Asian market. With 6 detailed classes, your choice of control scheme and seamless connected world the foundations of Revelation Online promise a good ... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(26 votes)
skyforge

Skyforge

Bluring the lines between fantasy and science fiction is Skyforge, a third person MMORPG that focuses on action, customisation, class swapping, region based servers and the ability to reach a whole new league of hero, a god. Venturing around planet Aelion where both ancient secrets and cutting ... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(35 votes)
tera

TERA

TERA offers a 3D fantasy inspired MMORPG with a focus on action based combat that puts it well ahead of most other games on the market. TERA (or The Exiled Realm of Arborea) started in early 2011 in the Asian MMO market with a western release in May of 2012. Since 2013 TERA Online has rebranded... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(72 votes)
planet-calypso
User Score
8.2
(55 votes)
black-desert-online

Black Desert Online

Hailing from Korea and focused on sandbox orientated mechanics is Black Desert Online a buy to play for those in Europe and North America. You’ve got most of the traditional MMO features and a host of interesting design choices to explore in the Black Desert Online universe. Central to th... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(21 votes)
guild-wars-2

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 (GW2) falls under the massively multiplayer online role playing (MMORPG) umbrella and is one of the biggest competitors to the long standing and popular MMORPG of World of Warcraft (WoW). As of early 2013 purchases had been quoted at over 3 million copies making it one of the leadi... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(43 votes)
second-life

Second Life

Second Life is a free to play online life simulation game that will appeal to fans of the virtual world genre. The game is developed by Linden Lab and has been online since 2003 for both PC and Mac. With endless possibilities and the ability to make real money while playing Second Life continue... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(178 votes)
mortal-online

Mortal Online

Offering a hardcore sandbox experience Mortal Online is not a game for the faint-hearted player. Set in a deep medieval fantasy realm the struggle of life in Mortal Online is a real challenge for even MMO veterans. Your game starts in Mortal Online in a similar manner to other MMO titles with y... Read More »

User Score
6.2
(6 votes)
florensia

Florensia

Set in a typical 3D fantasy world is Florensia a game that includes both land and sea elements within in its content. This breadth of exploration combines with a good range of class options to deliver a decent fantasy MMORPG. Your class options start with 4 core options which include the Explor... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(10 votes)
blade-and-soul

Blade & Soul

The popular Korean MMO of Blade & Soul is finally available to the rest of the world, focusing on action combat, deep customisation, a beautiful game world and immerse story telling. Orientated around martial arts the Asian origins of Blade and & Souls are fairly evident.Alternatively p... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(17 votes)
wildstar

WildStar

WildStar is a MMO set in a fantasy meets science fiction game world. Originally a paid experience but eventually turned free to play WildStar’s high production values and engaging combat are an amazing offering for a free to play adventure. Set on the fictional planet known as Nexus, the ... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(18 votes)
uncharted-waters-online

Uncharted Waters Online

Uncharted Waters Online is a sandbox focused MMORPG that is set in the great age of sea travel. Explore the world in a century gone by as you trade from Europe to Asia and beyond. With this player driven game world paired with large scale naval battles Uncharted Waters Online was carved out a n... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(10 votes)
the-secret-world

The Secret World

The Secret World is a unique MMO set in a modern day game world with a focus on myth and conspiracy theory. If you are fed up with all the fantasy based MMORPGs that are flooding the market you’ll enjoy the change of pace that The Secret World offers. The game originally launched with a subscri... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(38 votes)
eldevin

Eldevin

Aiming to bring the MMO genre back towards story driven gameplay is Eldevin a title that is simply packed full of game content. The story behind the kingdom of Eldevin is one of a peaceful land that over the past decade has slowly fallen into chaos upon the discovery of powerful Elemental Spher... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(13 votes)
wurm-online

Wurm Online

Wurm Online is a sandbox style MMORPG that has a creative focus allowing you to create your own adventure. You can play Wurm Online with a basic account for free but to remove some restrictions you will have to commit to a subscription based premium account. The game also has a stand alone vers... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(31 votes)
the-elder-scrolls-online

The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) brings the popular role playing series to the MMO environment with an impressive offering. While the game definitely appeals to long time fans of the series newcomers to the Elder Scrolls series won’t feel left out either with an epic adventure that everyone can e... Read More »

User Score
7.2
(55 votes)
mabinogi

Mabinogi

Mabinogi allows you to create your own anime life in an experience that is simply overflowing with content, features and options. Watch your character grow in game as you explore the world of Erinn through quests, community engagement and an endless number of opportunities. Originally launched ... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(26 votes)
vindictus

Vindictus

Vindictus is a MMORPG is set in the same universe as the popular Korean MMO of Mabinogi. The game is heavily focused on combat and with its action approach to this system it’s much more engaging in comparison to other options out there. The first thing you’ll notice about the MMO is the way tha... Read More »

User Score
7.9
(20 votes)
eve-online

EVE Online

EVE Online is a space adventure just waiting for you to join in. The game is a player driven MMORPG with an insane amount of depth. Launching in 2003 the game has slowly gained a loyal following to reach half a million subscribers in 2013. EVE Online is a game of freedom allowing players to app... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(19 votes)
everquest-2

EverQuest II

EverQuest II is a 3D MMORPG that builds on the EverQuest series. The game was released in November 2004 and as of 2011 went free to play so everyone can enjoy the experience. For gamers who played the original EverQuest the game takes place in the same fictional world (Norrath) although 500 yea... Read More »

User Score
7.0
(20 votes)
darkfall-unholy-wars

Darkfall Unholy Wars

Darkfall Unholy Wars aims to bring the hardcore back to the MMO genre. Focusing on sandbox, PvP and a tonne of player driven elements the fantasy world is in the hands of players. Offering a large fantasy world that covers both land and sea players can shape the empires as they rise and fall. W... Read More »

User Score
6.9
(10 votes)
pirates-of-the-burning-sea

Pirates of the Burning Sea

Pirates of the Burning Sea has stood the test of time with a pirate themed MMO that is still kicking nearly a decade after its 2008 release. It’s one of the most popular in the pirate MMO space, a genre that has never really taken off. Set around the Caribbean in the early 1700s players w... Read More »

User Score
6.8
(18 votes)
age-of-wushu

Age of Wushu

Age of Wushu (Age of Wulin in Europe) changes up the standard fantasy MMORPG setting with a martial arts focused experience that has an impressive feature list. Are you are ready to travel back in time and learn one of the many fighting styles available? Age of Wushu has decided to adopt a free... Read More »

User Score
6.9
(13 votes)