31 Games Like TERA

Games Like TERA Our compilation of games like TERA features plenty of other great 3D MMORPGs with strong gameplay and fantasy themes.

TERA (The Exile Realm of Arborea) has transitioned from a paid game on release (2011 in Korea) to a free to play one which has seen it grow rapidly with its high level of quality and strong real time combat. This combat is the main attraction to the game with a style of play that does not use targeting for attacks.

Instead players will have to aim and dodge attacks with their cross hair and careful positioning. It’s definitely a unique style of gameplay that few games in the MMO space are matching.

Rounding out the whole experience is a large selection of races and classes to let you customise your character in a way that works for you. Each class has a well-balanced collection of skills to utilise and their own strategies to explore. There is also enough depth in classes that each class has several optimal strategies rather than one like most games in this genre.

The games like TERA on this page focus on including games with a similar combat system to that of TERA. As this is only a small number of games you’ll also find some of the top standard MMORPGs on this page.
dauntless

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 (13 votes)
genshin-impact

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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9.2 User Avg (1 vote)
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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8.9 User Avg (107 votes)
archeage

ArcheAge

In terms of fleshed out MMO experiences ArcheAge is near the top of the list with an impressive game world filled with adventures, secrets and features around every corner of the fantasy world. While ArcheAge innovates in a few areas of MMO gameplay much of the focus is put towards delivering vast content, quality and player choice over attempting to reinvent the historical MMO mechanics. Set in a fantasy game world the focus of ArcheAge is on being able to change the game world around you while...[Read Review]

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8.9 User Avg (69 votes)
planet-calypso

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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8.8 User Avg (102 votes)
skyforge

Skyforge

Bluring 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. Venturing around planet Aelion where both ancient secrets and cutting edge technology live side by side players will perform the usual array of quests, trading and more that you would expect to see from a MMORPG adventure. Skyforge does this all in a uniquely satisfying mix ...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (52 votes)
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Blade & Soul

The popular Korean MMO of Blade & Soul is finally available to the rest of the world, focusing on action combat, deep customisation, a beautiful game world and immerse story telling. Orientated around martial arts the Asian origins of Blade and & Souls are fairly evident.Alternatively players can opt for a number of bladed weapons or magical powers which change based on your selected class. Said class can be restricted by choice of race although most classes are available to two or three...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (17 votes)
aura-kingdom

Aura Kingdom

Aura Kingdom is one of the newer MMOs to be released on the market. Using an anime style the game blends action and traditional combat together to create a very fluid approach to gameplay. Starting its closed beta in December 2013 and transitioning into open beta a month later Aura Kingdom is still a baby in comparison to other MMOs but with Aeria Games behind it you know this is a game that is going to solidify itself as one of the top games in the genre. With 9 different classes all the standa...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (43 votes)
neverwinter

Neverwinter

Neverwinter is part of the action MMORPG breed and plays out very much like a single player RPG experience. If you want something with a focus on fast paced combat then Neverwinter might just be the MMO you’ve been waiting for. The game was developed by Cryptic Studios and went live in June 2013 making it one of the newer MMO experiences available. Being a newer game to the MMO scene means that Neverwinter has had time to learn from it’s competitors and polish a large number of features. N...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (46 votes)
lineage-ii

Lineage II

Lineage II (Lineage 2) originally ran on a subscription based model but since late 2011 has been entirely free to play (with micro transactions available). Since going free to play the game has grown in popularity thanks to its huge number of class options compared to other MMORPG options. Lineage II is the sequel to the original game and plays out as a prequel, set over 100 years before the first game. The MMO and its storyline are fairly stand-alone though and you won’t feel lost if you never ...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (16 votes)
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Twin Saga

Joining the ranks of other anime style MMO titles is Twin Saga a game with impressively colourful visuals, transportable player houses and a free class system that lets you swap between characters as you please. Travelling across the charming game world that has been split in two by the warring factions of the game players will customise their own avatar and then embark on a number of quests across the lands. While avatar customisation is fairly straight forward players can enjoy 10 different ga...[Read Review]

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7.4 User Avg (13 votes)
albion-online

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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7 User Avg (4 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. The game launched in 2012 and has proven to be a very successful multiplayer experience. The game is set in medieval times with each map featuring two warring factions. Your experience in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare will mostly be a melee orientated one but does include the standard ranged weapons of the era. Players can jump into the battlefield in either a first or third person pe...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (14 votes)
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Dragon Nest

Dragon Nest is a free to play game from Nexon that uses a non-targeting system for combat. This encourages fast and skilful based play by giving greater control to your character and their movements. It’s truly a game where a more skilful lower levelled player can take out a high level low skilled one. Dragon Nest uses a fantasy setting for the game and has players taking on the role of saviour as they fight endless evils in search of a poison used on a goddess. By finding this poison they will ...[Read Review]

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8.5 User Avg (14 votes)
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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. Continent of the Ninth Seal Is fairly new to the MMO scene and was released in late 2012 for PC. Uniquely the game has an almost FPS style feel to the controls and plays out more like an old fashioned action RPG than an MMORPG. The story and background of the game leave a lot to be desired though with players taking on the role of an...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (14 votes)
panzar

Panzar

Panzar is another one of the MOBA games adopting a third person perspective rather than an isometric one. Like many in the genre it’s a free to play experience and promises plenty of depth. Panzar is set in a game world that simply exists for the lust of war. You’ll join in on this world as four ancient races (orcs, humans, elves and dwarves) to battle on behalf of dark gods within a number of grim environments (which are all beautifully presented). This beauty comes from the CryEngine 3 which b...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (16 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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8.3 User Avg (56 votes)
revelation-online

Revelation Online

Joining the ranks of MMOs with vast game worlds Revelation Online is now available to North America and Europe after claiming a foot hold in the Asian market. With 6 detailed classes, your choice of control scheme and seamless connected world the foundations of Revelation Online promise a good MMO experience. Your first decision in your Revelation Online journey is picking from the 6 available classes which both offer female and male variants. Your choices include the Gunslinger who is a master ...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (31 votes)
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Runes of Magic

Runes of Magic has long been one of the most popular free alternatives to World of Warcraft and draws obvious inspiration from the MMORPG giant. The game was released in 2009 and has one of the larger player bases in the MMO universe. After creating your account and downloading the client (fair warning it’s quite large) you’ll instantly get a World of Warcraft vibe from your surroundings which isn’t necessarily a bad thing since Runes of Magic does it so well (and it does it for a free price tag...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (65 votes)
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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 Lord of the Rings universe. The game was originally a paid MMO for PC and Mac but has been free to play for several years now. LOTRO follows a standard MMO design with customisable avatars, multiple classes, NPCs and plenty of quests. PvE is definitely the focus in the game with little meat on the PvP bone. Instances are by far the most challenging PvE aspect and offer a variety of difficulties for grou...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (78 votes)
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Echo of Soul

Echo of Soul is a fresh fantasy MMO with a similar development team to the popular Lineage II. While it has been a huge success in the Korean market since its 2013 launch the game has only recently come to the North America and Europe scenes with a beta and release in 2015. Echo of Soul includes the thousands of PvE and PvP hours that MMO players crave along with the usual questing, dungeons, guilds and large scale raids but adds just enough unique flavour to make it worth experiencing. This inc...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (20 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. If you are fed up with all the fantasy based MMORPGs that are flooding the market you’ll enjoy the change of pace that The Secret World offers. The game originally launched with a subscription based model but more recently has changed to a one time purchase with extras available for optional subscription members. In The Secret World you’ll side with one of the available factions; the Templ...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (41 votes)
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Pirates, Vikings and Knights II

Pirates, Vikings and Knights II (PVK) is a free to play action game that uses medieval style combat. The game is actually a modification for Half Life 2 and as such requires a Source game to play (see Steam for the full list of games that meet this requirement). Pirates, Vikings and Knights II focuses on multiplayer gameplay in a team based environment. As the name suggests it follows a war between three different factions, the pirates, the vikings and the knights. Each of these factions has the...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (12 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)
dc-universe-online

DC Universe Online

DC Universe Online is one of the few MMO role playing games to make its way to a console platform. The game is also available on Windows and draws heavily from the fictional characters from DC Comics. DC Universe Online was developed and published by Sony Online Entertainment with a release in Q1 of 2011. The game is free to play but does also offer a premium account level (for users who purchase Station Cash) or legendary passes for users that register for a recurring subscription. DC Universe ...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (19 votes)
vindictus

Vindictus

Vindictus is a MMORPG is set in the same universe as the popular Korean MMO of Mabinogi. The game is heavily focused on combat and with its action approach to this system it’s much more engaging in comparison to other options out there. The first thing you’ll notice about the MMO is the way that the story is woven into the start of your experience. It makes the game world feel more realistic before you take your first few steps in it and is just generally the mark of a higher quality MMO. The se...[Read Review]

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7.9 User Avg (21 votes)
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (MH3U), belongs to the third generation of the Monster Hunter series and is a new and improved version of Monster Hunter Tri adding new monsters and maps. Like the previous games, you’ll be joined by two companions named Kayamba and Cha-Cha. Simply put, MH3U is about, hunting monsters. You’ll venture through several maps completing monster hunting quests within an allotted time. Quests can vary from slaying to capturing monsters with each monster an extremely varied exp...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (11 votes)
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Black Desert Online

Hailing from Korea and focused on sandbox orientated mechanics is Black Desert Online a buy to play for those in Europe and North America. You’ve got most of the traditional MMO features and a host of interesting design choices to explore in the Black Desert Online universe which also includes a mobile version (Black Desert Mobile). Central to the game world are the Black Stones which have corrupted the minds of the ancient civilisations and lay in the desert between the two major game civ...[Read Review]

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7.7 User Avg (21 votes)
age-of-conan

Age of Conan

Age of Conan tries to separate itself from other MMO experiences by marketing itself as a more mature gaming experience. Like many other MMORPGs before it the game started out as a pay to play game and in recent years has swapped to a free to play game. The game is loosely based in the Conan universe and if you are familiar with the Conan franchise you will get an extra kick out of the story but this is definitely not a requirement to enjoy the experience. The graphics in Age of Conan is the fir...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (20 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 (58 votes)
champions-online

Champions Online

Champions Online is a super hero focused MMO that prides itself on a crazy amount of customisation. Create the hero that you’ve always wanted to be in this well designed and beautiful MMORPG. Offering a mixture of instanced events for team raids and an open world the game finds a good balance between exploration and action focused sequences. Just like other games in this space players are free to repeat these instances again and again. You’ll also have an exclusive underground circuit for your P...[Read Review]

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7.1 User Avg (9 votes)