10 Games Like Grand Chase

Games Like Grand Chase Our trove of games like Grand Chase has other 2D side scrolling MMO games with plenty of action that are easy to get into but still provide plenty of long term depth.

Grand Chase was a 2D side scrolling title which started with a 2003 launch in South Korea before expanding to other game regions until 2015 when it was shut down. Set in a fantasy world with a group of heroes known as the Grand Chase as they fight against the evil minions of queen Kaze'aze. While the original roster only featured a handful of hero character options this MMO title eventually offered nearly two dozen unique heroes for players to command.

Similar to other games in the 2D MMO genre this character was controlled through a mixture of keyboard and mouse inputs as you explore the world, complete quests. acquire equipment, gain levels and engage with various other game mechanics. A central recurring mechanic of the Grand Chase experience was combat where players engaged in an action and combo focused system that that encouraged players to combo their attacks together to create devastating special moves. In an attempt to avoid button mashing the game focused on careful timing and responding to enemies which allowed players with greater skill levels to advance at a faster pace.

The list of games like Grand Chase in our collection below offer other games that use 2D graphics, combo focused gameplay, anime themed worlds and MMO mechanics.
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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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Elsword Online

Elsword Online offers a skill based free to play action packed MMORPG experience with 2.5D side scrolling mechanics at the core of the experience and comic book undertones. Like many MMOs Elsword first launched in Korea in 2007 and eventually landing to North American shores in 2011. Gameplay in Elsword centres around beat ’em up style mechanic within a MMO framework that emphasises co-operative play. With this beat ’em focus you are guaranteed a fast paced adventure as you move acro...[Read Review]

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8.9 User Avg (124 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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MapleStory

With the title as one of the most popular MMO games of all time MapleStory has attracted millions of players since its 2003 release in Korea. Like many long running massively multiplayer online games in this genre the game has evolved itself a number of times since this initial release to expand well beyond the original vision with many players returning to experience the next chapter again and again. Despite the age of the game the regular release cycles and major upgrades has kept this 2D side...[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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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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8.1 User Avg (35 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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Soul Saver Online

Soul Saver Online (previously published under the title Ghost Soul Online or simply Ghost Online) falls in the 2D side scrolling MMORPG genre with a similar aesthetic design to the popular MapleStory. Having been online since 2012 Soul Saver Online has gone through a number of revamps during that time which have left it with a vast content library for players to explore while maintaining a focus on diverse PvP for fans of fighting against other players. In terms of lore Soul Saver Online is set ...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (16 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)