11 Games Like MapleStory

Games Like MapleStory Our collection of games like MapleStory offers some of the very best MMORPGs for fans of the 2D side scrolling sub-genre.

With constant updates MapleStory has changed dramatically since its first inception in Korea (2003). These regular updates have added new areas, quests, items, classes and much more which has contributed to the games long term success. MapleStory attracts a largely casual audience with its simple, enjoyable and free gameplay.

MapleStory relies on simple keyboard and mouse controls and is set in a 2D side scrolling game world. After creating an account and passing the tutorial players choose one of over a dozen jobs (classes) that offer plenty of variety in design and gameplay.

MapleStory is your standard MMORPG experience with quests, further job advancements, professions, crafting and a vibrant economy. The social aspect of MapleStory is also a large focus with parties, guilds, mini games, PvP combat and even marriage.

The games like MapleStory found here all have a great massively multiplayer online role playing experience just waiting to be explored. This list focuses on providing 2D based MMO experiences which also means you’ll find that many of these games have lower system requirements compared to their 3D MMO cousins.


NosTale (The Tale of Nomads of Silver Spirit) is a free MMORPG that features simple (but beautiful) graphics and tonnes of class options. The game is developed by Entwell Co. and was released in 2006 for a Korean audience. The game has since been converted into plenty of other languages making it accessible to a worldwide a...[Read Review]

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Elsword Online

Elsword Online offers a skill based action packed MMORPG experience. The game is free to play and uses a 2.5D side scrolling interface. Elsword was developed by KOG Studios and was originally released in 2007 but didn’t make its way to North America until 2011. Elsword Online is packed full of features that you would expect...[Read Review]

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LaTale draws heavily from other 2D side scrolling games such as MapleStory to deliver a great fantasy MMORPG world. LaTale was developed by Actoz Soft originally launching in South Korea in 2006 and saw an official release in North America in 2008. The gameplay in LaTale is very similar to other MMORPGs with players explori...[Read Review]

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Dragon Saga

Dragon Saga (known outside the US as Dragonica) is a 3D side scrolling game developed by Gravity Games. The game launched throughout 2009 and 2010 across a number of regions and is published by different publishers on a per region basis. Dragon Saga has many similarities to the popular online MMORPG of MapleStory except tha...[Read Review]

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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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Dungeon Blitz

Dungeon Blitz is a side scrolling MMO that you can play within your browser. The game is free to play and offers a nice gameplay pace to it. During your Dungeon Blitz adventure you will explore the land of Ellyria which players arrive to by ship (which also serves as the tutorial). Once on the island a whole new world will ...[Read Review]

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Soul Saver Online

Soul Saver Online (previously published under the title Ghost Soul Online) falls in the 2D side scrolling MMORPG genre. The game has plenty of content to explore along with some unique features including good PvP options for fans of fighting against other players. Soul Saver Online is set in a fantasy world where evil spiri...[Read Review]

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Dust: An Elysian Tale

Think offline MapleStory, and you’ve got Dust: An Elysian Tale. A game that tells the story of Dust, a warrior who has awoken in a forest without any memory of who is he and how he got there. Joining you on the journey to discover your origin is the sentient mythical Blade of Ahrah and its guardian, a Nimbat named Fidget. Y...[Read Review]

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Mabinogi allows you to create your own anime life in an experience that is simply overflowing with content, features and options. Watch your character grow in game as you explore the world of Erinn through quests, community engagement and an endless number of opportunities. Originally launched in 2008 the heart of the Mabin...[Read Review]

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The World of Magic

The World of Magic is a simple action packed mobile MMO that is packed full of locations, quests and large scale battles. With a registration list spanning well over one million it’s one of the great simple mobile MMOs around. In an era where countless mobile games get released everyday few have been able to last long...[Read Review]

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Flyff (Fly For Fun) is one of the longest running fantasy based MMOs, originally launching in 2005. As the name suggests a unique selling point of the game is the flying system that makes flying your key transportation method to make the large game world accessible for exploration. Flyff is a charming experience and given t...[Read Review]

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