35 Games Like TERA

Games Like TERA
Our compilation of games like TERA features plenty of other great 3D MMORPGs with strong gameplay and fantasy themes.

TERA (The Exile Realm of Arborea) has transitioned from a paid game on release (2011 in Korea) to a free to play one which has seen it grow rapidly with its high level of quality and strong real time combat. This combat is the main attraction to the game with a style of play that does not use targeting for attacks.

Instead players will have to aim and dodge attacks with their cross hair and careful positioning. It’s definitely a unique style of gameplay that few games in the MMO space are matching.

Rounding out the whole experience is a large selection of races and classes to let you customise your character in a way that works for you. Each class has a well-balanced collection of skills to utilise and their own strategies to explore. There is also enough depth in classes that each class has several optimal strategies rather than one like most games in this genre.

The games like TERA on this page focus on including games with a similar combat system to that of TERA. As this is only a small number of games you’ll also find some of the top standard MMORPGs on this page.

Games Like TERA

archeage

ArcheAge

In terms of fleshed out MMO experiences ArcheAge is near the top of the list with an impressive game world filled with adventures and features around every corner. There isn’t much in the way of innovation but ArcheAge brings a huge amount of content and quality to the MMO scene. Set in a... Read More »

User Score
7.5
(27 votes)
planet-calypso
User Score
8.4
(51 votes)
neverwinter

Neverwinter

Neverwinter is part of the action MMORPG breed and plays out very much like a single player RPG experience. If you want something with a focus on fast paced combat then Neverwinter might just be the MMO you’ve been waiting for. The game was developed by Cryptic Studios and went live in June 201... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(40 votes)
champions-online

Champions Online

Champions Online is a super hero focused MMO that prides itself on a crazy amount of customisation. Create the hero that you’ve always wanted to be in this well designed and beautiful MMORPG. Offering a mixture of instanced events for team raids and an open world the game finds a good balance b... Read More »

User Score
7.1
(9 votes)
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Swordsman Online

Swordsman Online delivers an impressive martial arts orientated experience which emphasises fast paced gameplay with impressive character customisation. For fans of Chinese culture this is a high quality experience that can not be missed. The story itself is based on the popular novel, The Smil... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(21 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)
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
(71 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)
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
8.1
(34 votes)
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The Lord of the Rings Online

The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) is a story driven MMO experience that takes place in the Lord of the Rings universe. The game was originally a paid MMO for PC and Mac but has been free to play for several years now. LOTRO follows a standard MMO design with customisable avatars, multiple cl... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(72 votes)
aura-kingdom

Aura Kingdom

Aura Kingdom is one of the newer MMOs to be released on the market. Using an anime style the game blends action and traditional combat together to create a very fluid approach to gameplay. Starting its closed beta in December 2013 and transitioning into open beta a month later Aura Kingdom is s... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(40 votes)
dc-universe-online

DC Universe Online

DC Universe Online is one of the few MMO role playing games to make its way to a console platform. The game is also available on Windows and draws heavily from the fictional characters from DC Comics. DC Universe Online was developed and published by Sony Online Entertainment with a release in ... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(19 votes)
dungeons-and-dragons-online

Dungeons and Dragons Online

Dungeons and Dragons Online launched back in 2006 and has been free to play since 2009. As the name suggests it draws plenty of inspiration from Dungeons and Dragons (in particular the D&D 3.5 rule set) so the game has obvious appeal to fans of D&D. Dungeons and Dragons Online takes pla... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(53 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
8.6
(17 votes)
echo-of-soul

Echo of Soul

Echo of Soul is a fresh fantasy MMO with a similar development team to the popular Lineage II. While it has been a huge success in the Korean market since its 2013 launch the game has only recently come to the North America and Europe scenes with a beta and release in 2015. Echo of Soul include... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(19 votes)
runes-of-magic

Runes of Magic

Runes of Magic has long been one of the most popular free alternatives to World of Warcraft and draws obvious inspiration from the MMORPG giant. The game was released in 2009 and has one of the larger player bases in the MMO universe. After creating your account and downloading the client (fair... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(59 votes)
tree-of-savior

Tree of Savior

The long awaited MMO title known as Tree of Savior is finally upon us, with its cute and charming art style it aims to recreate the feeling of Ragnarok Online and other older MMORPGs like it. Your journey will take you across a landscape of beautiful graphics as you embark on a search for the g... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(19 votes)
dragomon-hunter

Dragomon Hunter

Dragomon Hunter mixes anime style graphics, MMO mechanics and a focus on monster hunting into a single free to play experience. With a massive game world for players to traverse and over 100 different terrifying monsters to battle, tame and collect. The world of Dragomon Hunter is just waiting ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(17 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)
chivalry-medieval-warfare

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a realistic action based game that lets players battle each other in medieval combat. The game launched in 2012 and has proven to be a very successful multiplayer experience. The game is set in medieval times with each map featuring two warring factions. Your exper... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(13 votes)
war-of-the-roses

War of the Roses

War of the Roses lets players customise their own soldier as they fight in a number of medieval era wars. The depth of customisation is simply crazy allowing you to create a soldier with their own unique equipment and perks. The games focus is on the multiplayer environment with support for up ... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(12 votes)
pirates-vikings-and-knights

Pirates, Vikings and Knights II

Pirates, Vikings and Knights II (PVK) is a free to play action game that uses medieval style combat. The game is actually a modification for Half Life 2 and as such requires a Source game to play (see Steam for the full list of games that meet this requirement). Pirates, Vikings and Knights II ... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(12 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
7.1
(54 votes)
black-gold-online

Black Gold Online

Black Gold Online mixes a fantasy and steampunk world together to deliver a unique visual experience in the MMO space. With huge class depth and plenty of character customisation to explore it’s a MMO that you can definitely sink your teeth into. In Black Gold Online players will choose to figh... Read More »

User Score
6.8
(11 votes)
panzar

Panzar

Panzar is another one of the MOBA games adopting a third person perspective rather than an isometric one. Like many in the genre it’s a free to play experience and promises plenty of depth. Panzar is set in a game world that simply exists for the lust of war. You’ll join in on this world as fou... Read More »

User Score
8.3
(15 votes)
twin-saga

Twin Saga

Joining the ranks of other anime style MMO titles is Twin Saga a game with impressively colourful visuals, transportable player houses and a free class system that lets you swap between characters as you please. Travelling across the charming game world that has been split in two by the warring... Read More »

User Score
5.8
(6 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)
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)
age-of-conan

Age of Conan

Age of Conan tries to separate itself from other MMO experiences by marketing itself as a more mature gaming experience. Like many other MMORPGs before it the game started out as a pay to play game and in recent years has swapped to a free to play game. The game is loosely based in the Conan un... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(20 votes)
devilian

Devilian

Combining Diablo like combat with the MMO genre is Devilian, it’s got many elements that you’ll instantly recognise. For those that love the communities of MMOs but prefer an action RPG combat style you’ll be well looked after with this tantalising free to play adventure. Launching with four ch... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(30 votes)
dragon-nest

Dragon Nest

Dragon Nest is a free to play game from Nexon that uses a non-targeting system for combat. This encourages fast and skilful based play by giving greater control to your character and their movements. It’s truly a game where a more skilful lower levelled player can take out a high level low skil... Read More »

User Score
8.5
(14 votes)
lineage-ii

Lineage II

Lineage II (Lineage 2) originally ran on a subscription based model but since late 2011 has been entirely free to play (with micro transactions available). Since going free to play the game has grown in popularity thanks to its huge number of class options compared to other MMORPG options. Line... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(16 votes)
continent-of-the-ninth-seal

Continent of the Ninth Seal

Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9) combines action with the MMO formula to create a fast paced fantasy style experience for MMO fans who want something more hands on. Continent of the Ninth Seal Is fairly new to the MMO scene and was released in late 2012 for PC. Uniquely the game has an almost F... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(14 votes)
monster-hunter-4-ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate builds on the formula perfected from the previous titles with another impressive 3DS game that has you tracking down monsters and battling them in strategic fights as you constantly improve your gear. Jumping into the boots of a hunter players for the first time have a... Read More »

User Score
9.0
(3 votes)
monster-hunter-3-ultimate

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (MH3U), belongs to the third generation of the Monster Hunter series and is a new and improved version of Monster Hunter Tri adding new monsters and maps. Like the previous games, you’ll be joined by two companions named Kayamba and Cha-Cha. Simply put, MH3U is about, ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(11 votes)