11 Games Like MapleStory

Games Like MapleStory
Our collection of games like MapleStory offers some of the very best MMORPGs for fans of the 2D side scrolling sub-genre.

With constant updates MapleStory has changed dramatically since its first inception in Korea (2003). These regular updates add new areas, quests, items and much more and has been a key element in the games long term success. MapleStory attracts a largely casual audience with its simple, enjoyable and free gameplay.

MapleStory relies on simple keyword and mouse controls and is set in a 2D side scrolling game world. After creating an account and passing the tutorial players choose one of over a dozen jobs (classes) that offer plenty of variety.

MapleStory is your standard MMORPG experience with quests, further job advancements, professions, crafting and a vibrant economy. The social aspect of MapleStory is also a large focus with parties, guilds, mini games, PvP combat and even marriage.

The games like MapleStory found here all have a great massively multiplayer online role playing experience just waiting to be explored. This list focuses on providing 2D based MMO experiences which also means you’ll find that many of these games have lower system requirements compared to their 3D MMO cousins.

Don’t forget that the games like MapleStory featured below can be sorted based on their user ratings. We encourage all visitors to cast their own votes and contribute to these scores.


Games Like MapleStory

elsword-online

Elsword Online

Elsword Online offers a skill based action packed MMORPG experience. The game is free to play and uses a 2.5D side scrolling interface. Elsword was developed by KOG Studios and was originally released in 2007 but didn’t make its way to North America until 2011. Elsword Online is packed full of ... Read More »

User Score
8.6
latale

LaTale

LaTale draws heavily from other 2D side scrolling games such as MapleStory to deliver a great fantasy MMORPG world. LaTale was developed by Actoz Soft originally launching in South Korea in 2006 and saw an official release in North America in 2008. The gameplay in LaTale is very similar to othe... Read More »

User Score
7.9
grand-chase

Grand Chase

Grand Chase is a free to play side scrolling game that uses 2D graphics. The game is a MMORPG and after being successful in the Asian market (since 2003) the game came to North America in 2008. Grand Chase is an action orientated experience with a very arcade style setup and feel to gameplay. T... Read More »

User Score
7.6
crusaders-of-solaria

Crusaders of Solaria

Crusaders of Solaria brings fast paced side scrolling action to the browser based MMORPG genre. With a good array of classes, massive world bosses and a crisp fantasy theme it’s good option for any MMO fan. The game strikes a good balance between offering a casual game that you can jump into as... Read More »

User Score
9.0
nostale-front

NosTale

NosTale (The Tale of Nomads of Silver Spirit) is a free MMORPG that features simple (but beautiful) graphics and tonnes of class options. The game is developed by Entwell Co. and was released in 2006 for a Korean audience. The game has since been converted into plenty of other languages making ... Read More »

User Score
8.8
dungeon-blitz

Dungeon Blitz

Dungeon Blitz is a side scrolling MMO that you can play within your browser. The game is free to play and offers a nice gameplay pace to it. During your Dungeon Blitz adventure you will explore the land of Ellyria which players arrive to by ship (which also serves as the tutorial). Once on the ... Read More »

User Score
7.6
maplestory-live

MapleStory Live

If you want a MapleStory experience away from your computer then it is hard to look past MapleStory Live which captures the gameplay of the full version but is designed for iOS and Android devices. The game pulls off the MapleStory feel perfectly although the gameplay is much simpler than what ... Read More »

User Score
8.7
neosaurs

Neosaurs

If you want a 2D side scrolling game like MapleStory that you can play in your browser then you’ll find that Neosaurs meets your criteria. The game is set in a fantasy universe where Neosaurs live deep under the earth and have been awakened to help battle against a new evil threat. In the... Read More »

User Score
6.9
soul-saver-online

Soul Saver Online

Soul Saver Online (previously published under the title Ghost Soul Online) falls in the 2D side scrolling MMORPG genre. The game has plenty of content to explore along with some unique features including good PvP options for fans of fighting against other players. Soul Saver Online is set in a ... Read More »

User Score
7.6
lunaria-story

Lunaria Story

Lunaria Story is a 2D side scrolling MMORPG with a very MapleStory feel to its gameplay. Lunaria was released in early 2013 and offers polished graphics with plenty of depth and options. The backstory for the game world is a standard affair with gods, evil and power artefacts all making an appe... Read More »

User Score
8.1
dragon-saga

Dragon Saga

Dragon Saga (known outside the US as Dragonica) is a 3D side scrolling game developed by Gravity Games. The game launched throughout 2009 and 2010 across a number of regions and is published by different publishers on a per region basis. Dragon Saga has many similarities to the popular online M... Read More »

User Score
8.7