18 Games Like Blade and Soul

Games Like Blade and Soul Our list of games like Blade and Soul features high quality MMOs with a focus on martial arts, vast worlds and combo orientated combat that shines in both PvE and PvP.

Blade and Soul has its roots in the Korean market eventually coming to a Western audience 4 years after this initial Korean 2012 release. Focusing on martial art themed combat this action MMORPG also offers an expansive world of questing and NPC interactions. With real time combat that focuses on mastering combos for maximum damage and utility potential Blade and Soul is an action focused MMO.

While mastery is important for PvE the combat equally shines in the PvP realm where you'll duel others alone or in a party in the arena. Regardless of content preference Blade and Soul is the perfect test of your reaction time, skill build, decision making and ability to adapt to your enemy. Blade and Soul pairs this action with a wealth of character customisation to bring your character to life through hairstyles, facial changes and body sliders for your avatar which is combined with choice of race and class.

The MMO games like Blade and Soul below offer a similar style of action combat focusing on combos and free moving characters with PvP, high quality world design and plenty of character customisation.
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Planet Calypso

Planet Calypso leverages the framework of Entropia Universe to create a science fiction MMO with a wealth of content, mechanics and sizeable community waiting to be explored. Most notably is the adoption of a game currency that is closely tied with real money that provides the potential for players to profit from their activities within the virtual game world. Starting in 2003 as the first planet of Entropia Universe (which now has more than half a dozen planets that offer different gameplay) Pl...[Read Review]

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ArcheAge

In terms of fleshed out MMO experiences ArcheAge is near the top of the list with an impressive game world filled with adventures, secrets and features around every corner of the fantasy world. While ArcheAge innovates in a few areas of MMO gameplay much of the focus is put towards delivering vast content, quality and player choice over attempting to reinvent the historical MMO mechanics. Set in a fantasy game world the focus of ArcheAge is on being able to change the game world around you while...[Read Review]

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (also known as Final Fantasy XIV Online) is the relaunched version of the 2010 Final Fantasy MMORPG adventure that addresses the key issues of the original. With vast enhancements players are finally able to experience the MMO and Final Fantasy universe that you’ve always craved. Set on the continent of Eorzea players have a wealth of ancient lore and locations to explore with the map split into various city states that have their own biomes and specialiti...[Read Review]

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Black Desert Online

Hailing from Korea and focused on sandbox orientated mechanics is Black Desert Online (BDO) a buy to play MMO adventure with a wealth of content for gamers to experience alongside millions of other players. Players will find all the traditional and expected MMO features across gameplay in BDO with an array of action based combat orientated quests, large scale world bosses, solo and co-operative gameplay, PvP challenges and the usual spread of professional choices. Following the success of BDO on...[Read Review]

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Dauntless

Explore a fantasy world known as the Shattered Isles filled with dark monster Behemoths for free with Dauntless. Available for major consoles and Windows the game takes inspiration from the Monster Hunter franchise and turns it into a co-operative MMO light experience while also slapping a free to play price tag on top. Playing as a Slayer you’ll adventure through the torn apart game world which lies scattered after a cataclysmic event. Said event also saw the rise of Behemoth creatures th...[Read Review]

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Rift

Offering vast fantasy MMO gameplay that stands up against the titans of the genre Rift is a MMO with subscription based history but has been free to play since June 2013. Important to note though Rift still offers a premium subscription called a Patron which offers currency bonuses, extra content, daily login rewards, boosts and convenience benefits. Free and paid players alike though will be treated to Rifts gameplay pillars which focuses on a massive world, large scale dynamic battles and dive...[Read Review]

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Dragon Nest

Dragon Nest is a free to play MMO action game that utilises a no targeting based system for combat which encourages fast paced and skill based action. With greater control of your character and their movements compared to similarly themed titles Dragon Nest aims to be a game where a skilful lower levelled player has a chance to defeat a higher level opponent. Dragon Nest uses a fantasy setting for its game world with players taking on the role of saviour as they fight endless evils in search of ...[Read Review]

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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 than the traditional MMOs in the genre. Releasing in late 2012 to Windows players will fight in a war as heroes of Glenheim who are standing against the evil villain Nefer who intends to open a gate to the Netherworld to call forth a swarm of infernal legion troops. Offering the full suite of MMO mechanics C9 offers that wealth of con...[Read Review]

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Revelation Online

Joining the ranks of MMOs with vast game worlds Revelation Online is now available to North America and Europe after originally claiming a foothold in the difficult Asian MMO market. With detailed customisation, a wealth of classes, your choice of control scheme and seamless connected world the foundations of Revelation Online promise a MMO experience of high quality. Set within the world of Nuanor players step into a seamless world of ancient fantasy with the usual array of cities, forests and ...[Read Review]

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Mabinogi

Mabinogi allows you to create your own anime life in an experience that is simply overflowing with content, features and options while revolving around social elements. For those MMO players that crave customisation, anime styling and large scale friendship groups Mabinogi has proven to consistently deliver this experience since its original launch in 2008. Centred around the growth of character through the game world of Erinn the core Mabinogi experience revolves around questing, community enga...[Read Review]

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DC Universe Online

DC Universe Online (DCUO) creates a free to play MMO universe where players can take control of their own super hero character and also serves as one of the few MMO titles to be available on console platforms. Drawing heavily on the fictional characters of the DC Comics universe fans of the DC lore will find a world particularly suited to their tastes. First released in 2011 for Windows and PlayStation 3 the MMO game was later expanded to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The opening ...[Read Review]

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Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 (GW2) is a massively multiplayer online role playing (MMORPG) set in a fantasy universe and aims to separate itself from others in the genre by giving weight to player storyline decisions and pairing it with dynamically generated quests to offer a varied pathway of progression. Lacking a subscription fee Guild Wars 2 was originally a paid to play MMO on 2012 release before the base game transitioned to a free to play model in 2015. Sending players to the familiar Guild Wars fantasy ...[Read Review]

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Vindictus

Vindictus is a MMORPG is set in the same universe as the popular Korean MMO of Mabinogi although dramatically shifts the focus towards action combat. While the anime themes and associated character outfits are there players will find a deeper MMO adventure that drives engagement through combat, quests and community. Set hundreds of years prior to Mabinogi Vindictus explores a darker place with players focused on clearing the way through the world for the fun and free Mabinogi world to thrive in ...[Read Review]

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Aion

Aion is one of the growing number of subscription based MMO games that have gone free to play in recent years to ensure it can secure an ongoing player base. Despite the age of Aion (released in 2008) the free to play transition has mostly been successful with a consistent hundreds of players on the Steam client and thousands online outside of the Steam version. Accordingly if you originally considered getting into Aion but the price turned you away now is a great time to get into this highly po...[Read Review]

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Age of Conan: Unchained

Age of Conan: Unchained (originally Hyborian Adventures) seeks to stand out in the massively multiplayer online genre with a mature game in the same universe of Conan the Barbarian. Being thrown into a brutal and savage game world requires players to maintain their wits while engaging with the usual array of MMO mechanics. Originally a paid title Age of Conan: Unchained is now a free to play adventure for all players to enjoy with a freemium monetisation model. Loosely based on the Conan univers...[Read Review]

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Champions Online

Champions Online is a super hero focused MMO that prides itself on offering the player base a large amount of customisation in designing their own hero. Create the hero that you’ve always wanted to be in this well designed MMORPG that explores a genre outside of the typical fantasy adventure. Released in 2009 as a subscription based MMO experience the game altered to a free to play base with paid content in 2011. Set within a world known as the Champions universe players will find a trove of oth...[Read Review]

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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) brings the popular role playing series to the MMO environment with an adventure that sets out to create the ultimate Elder Scrolls adventure and fills it with other online adventurers like yourself. The greatest appeal to the Elder Scrolls Online is without a doubt to the long time fans of the franchise who will appreciate the expanded world before them although in order to break through into the competitive MMO market a number of decisions have been made that ensu...[Read Review]

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Albion Online

Albion Online centres itself heavily on the guild and sandbox mechanics that often form secondary features in other MMOs. Originally released in 2017 as a paid MMO Albion Online’s free to play shift in 2019 and large 2020 update (Queen) has seen a resurgence of interest in the unique sandbox MMO pushing its daily active accounts into the six figure mark and nearly half a million monthly active. With a single server housing these players you can expect an overwhelming number of players in f...[Read Review]

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