11 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 with a diverse character roster.

Elsword is a unique free to play MMO with skill based mechanics and initially launched in the Korean MMO market in 2007 before slowly expanding outwards to other geographic regions. Building on Grand Chase that had previously been released by the same developer Elsword offers a side scrolling challenge full of action and community set in a 2.5D game world. Utilising over two dozen diverse heroes each comes with their own abilities and lore allowing players to select a fighter that appeals to them.

While Elsword features familiar MMO mechanics with a community of guilds, economy and social features Elsword is primarily a combat focused MMO that places emphasis on skill and timing of attacks. By combining your mixture of passive, active, buffs and other skills players will execute combos in the arcade side-scrolling beat 'em up fighter design.

The games like Elsword here focus on other action packed games with 2D or 3D world designs that let you combo attacks together for optimal damage output while you join an active community for PvE and PvP challenges.
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Genshin Impact

Delivering a high quality predominately single player action role playing title with just a dusting of MMO design aesthetics Genshin Impact has a flashy world of colour waiting to explored by players that is full of magic, magic, fantasy and challenge. With it’s high action combat paired with this setting players are in for a dungeon hunting treat as they explore the world by themselves or with up to four players (unlocked after about a dozen hours of gameplay). With elements of the JRPG g...[Read Review]

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6.6 User Avg (6 votes)
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StarBreak

StarBreak offers a unique 2D MMO experience by leveraging platforming mechanics and wrapping in into a science fiction universe with roguelike challenges. The result is a title that has MapleStory like elements while also having Metroidvania vibes and all the MMO staples of community, loot, quests and dungeons.In a universe where humans have been wiped out by the deadly Watcher you’ll be revived as a spark to seek revenge thanks to the powerful human developed AI prior to the extinction ev...[Read Review]

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9.1 User Avg (2 votes)
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Spiral Knights

Spiral Knights is a co-operative game that draws inspiration from the likes of Zelda while also offering a MMO inspired experience focused on co-operative play. While Spiral Knights was originally available to play in your browser this has been retired given its reliance on Java limiting the game to the downloadable client through the official website or Steam. In Spiral Knights players control their own knight which belongs to the Spiral Knight Order as they explore the planet Cradle and its va...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (26 votes)
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AdventureQuest Worlds

AdventureQuest Worlds (or AQWorlds) offers a simple but popular MMORPG adventure with its origins as a browser based title. Now available through the Artix Games Launcher on Windows, Mac and Linux the game lives on despite the retirement of Adobe Flash that resulted in the browser version to cease. Similar to the original AdventureQuest which was solely a single player game this addition to the franchise expands into a persistent game world which allows you to meet and play with other characters...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (67 votes)
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Aura Kingdom

Aura Kingdom is a MMO title that uses an anime art style while combining action based and traditional MMO combat mechanics together to create a fluid hybrid approach to gameplay. With a world in need of a hero before players you’ll spend hundreds of hours adventuring, questing and helping various towns while role playing one of over a dozen classes that bring their own talents to the fantasy world. Starting its closed beta in December 2013 and transitioning into open beta a month later Aur...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (43 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 countless locations, quests, NPCs and monsters filling up nearly every inch of the world. It’s a game that is just dripping with content to ensure you never ask yourself what is next....[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (17 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 other languages and servers to bring it to a worldwide audience. As is typical for the genre players start out as an average adventurer with your task in NosTale to prevent the re...[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 places it several years after the game it clearly drew inspiration from. Core gameplay in LaTale is similar to other MMORPGs of the era with a focus on a large game world of explor...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (20 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 the genre. Your journey will take you across a landscape of beautiful graphics as you embark on a search for the goddesses of the world which finds itself in chaos at present du...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (22 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 journey to discover your origin is the sentient mythical Blade of Ahrah and its guardian, a Nimbat (similar to a fairy creature) named Fidget. Your journey starts at the town of Au...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (11 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. Dragon Saga takes place in a universe where magic flows strong with dragons roaming the landscape and skies above human civilisation. With the Dragon War of decades gone now ...[Read Review]

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7.7 User Avg (34 votes)