23 Games Like Guild Wars 2

Games Like Guild Wars Our collection of games like Guild Wars 2 features a wide variety of high quality fantasy MMORPGs that include free, paid and subscription based options for you to quest and explore.

Guild Wars 2 is set in a fantasy style universe reminiscent of the first Guild Wars experience with players returning to Tyria over two centuries after the events of the first game that has seen technology advance. With many situations coming to a climax including the declining power of the human race the world of Guild Wars 2 is boiling pot of lore and challenge for players.

Featuring many high quality staple MMO mechanics driving the success of Guild Wars 2 players will also find a responsive storyline that is responsive to player actions giving your decisions weight. Combined with a complex combat system that encourages players to consider synergies between their character selections Guild Wars 2 is a MMO focused on delivering complexity in many forms.

The games like Guild Wars 2 featured here offer a similar fantasy themed MMO world which also offer depth across their mechanics. Be it the ripple decision making, synergy based combat or diverse character choices you'll find it below in these MMORPG adventures.
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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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Neverwinter

Neverwinter is a free to play MMORPG released in 2013 for Windows with subsequent releases on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles. Set in and around the fictional city of the same name players will engage in quests, action orientated combat and social interactions with familiar MMO and Dungeons & Dragons mechanics. The framework for your adventure is the vast city of Neverwinter where chaos has taken hold after the disappearance of the city leader. With Neverwinter city and the su...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (48 votes)
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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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7.6 User Avg (18 votes)
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Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online (STO) is a free to play MMORPG that takes place within the Star Trek universe, bringing the decades of lore, characters, settings and alien races into a single large scale MMO world and populating it with science fiction fans. At launch Star Trek Online required a game purchase and monthly fee for access which provided the game a solid foundation of funding to develop a high quality adventure. Star Trek Online has been free to play since 2012. Star Trek Online takes place in the...[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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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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Blade & Soul

The popular Korean MMO of Blade & Soul is finally available to the rest of the world with a 2016 release 4 years after it was initially developed for the Korean MMO market. Focusing on action combat, deep customisation, a beautiful game world and immersive story telling Blade & Soul has all the mechanics of a modern MMO. Orientated around martial arts the Asian origins of Blade and & Souls are fairly evident from the moment you load up to the game to your final battle across combat a...[Read Review]

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Skyforge

Blurring 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. Launched in 2015 for Windows Skyforge has since expanded to the console market that feature the same content and regular content cycle. Venturing around planet Aelion where both ancient secrets and cutting edge technology live side by side players will perform the usual arr...[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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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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Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is a free to play MMORPG developed by BioWare that aims to bring the story and lore of the Star Wars franchise to the MMO realm. Designed to offer a focus on the story of your character players will craft their own adventure through their character choices and actions which can be further expanded with a paid subscription to access additional content, increase your level cap, improve your levelling speed and other benefits. Star Wars: The Old Republic of cours...[Read Review]

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Perfect World

Perfect World offers a 3D fantasy MMORPG that original launched on the Asian market in 2005 and eventually found its way to an international setting in 2008 under the name, Perfect World International (later rebranded to simply PWI). With over a decade of experience in the MMO market PWI has a wealth of player content which has continued to expand with nearly expansions that build further on the world, classes and race options for players to select from. While the core of the MMO game is your us...[Read Review]

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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 that draws inspiration from a range of popular media to create an interesting game world and associated game content. Originally launched in 2012 the game was relaunched as The Secret World Legends in 2017 that changed a number of core mechanics and also transitioned the MMO from its previous paid and subscription models into a free to play core. For those looking for a fresh adventure in t...[Read Review]

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Dungeons and Dragons Online

Attempting to capture the D&D 3.5 rule set and import it into the MMO environment Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO) launched back in 2006 as a paid title. Eventually going free to play since 2009 the game has continued to maintain an audience of dedicated players, predominately made up of fans who enjoy the original D&D mechanics. While free to play there are a number of restrictions on free to play players both in terms of races and classes which will eventually push the dedicated the p...[Read Review]

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Runes of Magic

Runes of Magic offers players a free to play alternative to World of Warcraft and draws obvious inspiration from the MMORPG giant in the genre. Released in 2009 Runes of Magic continues to deliver one of the largest amounts of content and quest opportunities which has been built up slowly over the games time online. While this does mean it can be difficult for new players to come to terms with all of the possible mechanics it ensures there is a wealth of depth to invest your time into. Set in th...[Read Review]

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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 fantasy Lord of the Rings universe. Featuring familiar locations, characters and plot elements the game is particularly satisfying for fans of the Tolkien universe although is still a high quality MMO offering for those unfamiliar with the franchise. Originally a paid MMO for Windows and Mac the MMO game has since transitioned to a free to play title with paid add-ons. LOTRO follows a standard MMO desig...[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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4story

4Story

4Story explores a fantasy world where three warring factions fight between each other for domination. With a world with lore that extends back to the creation event over 3000 years before the current time of the three kingdoms 4Story offers a wealth of quests, mystery and fantasy lands rich in lore to unearth. While questing is one of the key pillars of 4Story you’ll also find PvP at the centre of the game to reflect the constant warring of the three factions. Launched in 2009 4Story conti...[Read Review]

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Last Chaos

Last Chaos has been online since 2006 making it one of the longest running free to play role playing games in a competitive genre. With a solid array of class options paired with the usual array of MMO features the game continues to attract a regular community of players with its traditional style. Last Chaos offers this gameplay with a fairly typical fantasy world where the God of Darkness Eres and the God of Light Apollon created the world of the mortals with humans and elves made to inhabit t...[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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EverQuest II

EverQuest II is a 3D MMORPG that builds on the EverQuest series and originally released in 2004 as a paid MMO title before later transitioning to a free to play adventure in 2011. Continuing to develop itself throughout the decades the EverQuest universe is well known and respected in the multiplayer genre and still competes against the modern MMO variants available today. For gamers who played the original EverQuest adventure this game takes place in the same fictional world of Norrath although...[Read Review]

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7.1 User Avg (23 votes)
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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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