9 Games Like Elsword

Games Like Elsword Our list of games like Elsword features other action orientated MMO role playing games that let you battle in PvE and PvP environments.

Elsword is a unique MMO with skill based mechanics that has been around since 2007 (launching in Korea). While the game is a side scrolling game it uses a unique blend of 2D and 3D elements to deliver one of the best in the 2.5D MMO genre.

With mechanics that have a large focus on skill and timing being a rarity in this genre it is a key part of the games long term success. It allows dedicated players to gain an edge in combat rather than being a game solely about numbers (stats and equipment).

With strong PvE, PvP and guild features behind the game the community continues to grow into one of the largest in the industry and will no doubt be around for years to come.

The games like Elsword here focus on other 2.5D side scrolling games and MMOs that have skill based elements in their core gameplay. Just like Elsword you’ll find that these games are free to play and have equally strong communities behind them.
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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 still a baby in comparison to o...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (43 votes)
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Dust: An Elysian Tail

Imagine an offline version of MapleStory, and you’ve got Dust: An Elysian Tail that employs 2D side scrolling mechanics and crisp action role playing to tell the story of Dust. As a warrior without memories who awakes to the darkness of a strange forest Dust begins an adventure to recover his past. Joining you on this journ...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (11 votes)
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NosTale

NosTale (The Tale of Nomads of Silver Spirit) is one of the many free to play MMORPGs that has lived on for over a decade thanks to a dedicated community and it’s simple fundamentals that continue to be built upon as each year passes. Like many these foundations started in Korea in 2006 with later releases across othe...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (28 votes)
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LaTale

LaTale draws heavily from other 2D side scrolling titans of the genre such as MapleStory to deliver a strong fantasy MMORPG world that lives on over a decade after original release. LaTale was developed by Actoz Soft originally launching in South Korea in 2006 and saw an official release in North America in 2008 which place...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (20 votes)
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Dragon Saga

Dragon Saga (originally known outside North America as Dragonica Online) brings a side scrolling experience to the MMO genre with an original release throughout 2009 and 2010. While it’s a side scrolling MMO Dragon Saga shy’s away from the standard 2D graphics and makes the leap to 3D side scrolling MMO instead....[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (32 votes)
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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. At the same time it looks to incorporate elements from the action RPG genre with its top down view and combat being reminiscent of th...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (22 votes)
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AdventureQuest Worlds

AdventureQuest Worlds (or AQWorlds) is a simple but extremely popular browser based MMORPG. The game is very similar to the original AdventureQuest except that the game takes place in a persistent game world rather than being a single player focused experience. The game has dozens of servers online with millions of register...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (67 votes)
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Hero Smash

Hero Smash is a browser based experience that lets you play the hero in a MMO environment. The game was developed by Artix Entertainment who is also behind the hit game of AQWorlds. In Hero Smash you’ll create your own super hero and go about exploring a persistent MMO game world, all within your browser. The creation proce...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (23 votes)
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MapleStory

MapleStory is the most popular of MMO in the 2D side scrolling genre boasting a user count will into the millions of players. The game receives regular and healthy updates to keep you coming back with new content on a regular basis. The game has a huge game world to explore, one of the largest in the MMO space with countles...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (17 votes)