23 Games Like TERA

Games Like TERA Our compilation of games like TERA features other diverse 3D MMORPG adventures with strong active combat gameplay and fantasy themes.

TERA (The Exile Realm of Arborea) is a MMO that first launched in the Korean market in 2011 as a paid title before eventually transitioning to a free to play model. Set in the fantasy world where the titans of Arun and Shara roamed before sleeping to form the games continent players explore a world of fantasy with quests and challenges that have you fighting to defend those in need.

Focused on an active style of combat players in TERA can't rely on automatic targeting for their attacks like other MMO titles. Instead players will have to aim and dodge attacks with their crosshair and careful character positioning. This combines with a large selection of races and classes which provide a diverse range of options for players to adopt a playstyle and strategy they enjoy.

The games like TERA on this page focus on other MMO games with a similar combat system that requires you to be actively engaged with movement and attacks to overcome enemies.
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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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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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Dauntless

Explore a fantasy world known as the Shattered Isles filled with dark monster Behemoths for free with Dauntless. Available for major consoles and Windows the game takes inspiration from the Monster Hunter franchise and turns it into a co-operative MMO light experience while also slapping a free to play price tag on top. Playing as a Slayer you’ll adventure through the torn apart game world which lies scattered after a cataclysmic event. Said event also saw the rise of Behemoth creatures th...[Read Review]

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9.3 User Avg (15 votes)
rift

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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8.7 User Avg (110 votes)
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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a realistic action based game that lets players battle each other in medieval combat with one of the available game classes. The game launched in 2012 and has proven to be a successful multiplayer experience with a 2021 sequel (Chivalry 2) and has since been joined by similarly themed games from larger publishers to fill what was once a niche multiplayer genre. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is set in medieval times with each available game map featuring two warring fac...[Read Review]

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Dragon Nest

Dragon Nest is a free to play MMO action game that utilises a no targeting based system for combat which encourages fast paced and skill based action. With greater control of your character and their movements compared to similarly themed titles Dragon Nest aims to be a game where a skilful lower levelled player has a chance to defeat a higher level opponent. Dragon Nest uses a fantasy setting for its game world with players taking on the role of saviour as they fight endless evils in search of ...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (14 votes)
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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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Continent of the Ninth Seal

Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9) combines action with the MMO formula to create a fast paced fantasy style experience for MMO fans who want something more hands on than the traditional MMOs in the genre. Releasing in late 2012 to Windows players will fight in a war as heroes of Glenheim who are standing against the evil villain Nefer who intends to open a gate to the Netherworld to call forth a swarm of infernal legion troops. Offering the full suite of MMO mechanics C9 offers that wealth of con...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (14 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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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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8.3 User Avg (31 votes)
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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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8.1 User Avg (41 votes)
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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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DC Universe Online

DC Universe Online (DCUO) creates a free to play MMO universe where players can take control of their own super hero character and also serves as one of the few MMO titles to be available on console platforms. Drawing heavily on the fictional characters of the DC Comics universe fans of the DC lore will find a world particularly suited to their tastes. First released in 2011 for Windows and PlayStation 3 the MMO game was later expanded to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. The opening ...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (19 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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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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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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vindictus

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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7.9 User Avg (21 votes)
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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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7.6 User Avg (20 votes)
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Champions Online

Champions Online is a super hero focused MMO that prides itself on offering the player base a large amount of customisation in designing their own hero. Create the hero that you’ve always wanted to be in this well designed MMORPG that explores a genre outside of the typical fantasy adventure. Released in 2009 as a subscription based MMO experience the game altered to a free to play base with paid content in 2011. Set within a world known as the Champions universe players will find a trove of oth...[Read Review]

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7.1 User Avg (9 votes)
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The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) brings the popular role playing series to the MMO environment with an adventure that sets out to create the ultimate Elder Scrolls adventure and fills it with other online adventurers like yourself. The greatest appeal to the Elder Scrolls Online is without a doubt to the long time fans of the franchise who will appreciate the expanded world before them although in order to break through into the competitive MMO market a number of decisions have been made that ensu...[Read Review]

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7.1 User Avg (59 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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