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Enter a world of epic battles in Tera.

71.  Drakensang Online (2011)

‘Isometric, open world MMORPG’

Developer: Bigpoint Berlin


Theme: Diablo based MMO

German developer Bigpoint Berlin cites Diablo as a major influence for Drakensang Online. With over 100 hours of free to play content, two character classes, and diverse skill trees, Drankensang presses all the right RPG buttons for gamers a little short on dough.

Drakensang Online pits the Dragonknight freedom fighters and magic-wielding Spellweavers against the various dragons and other baddies taking residence in the land of Anderworld. The dungeons are challenging. The glory can be yours.

‘It’s about to be a bloodbath’

70.  ARK: Survival of the Fittest (2016)

Developer: Studio Wildcard, Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, Virtual Basement LLC

Genre: Action, Adventure, MMORPG, Strategy

Theme: It’s like The Hunger Games with dinosaurs.

72 survivors are thrust into the prehistoric wilderness.  Your first goal is to raid the giant cache that lays before you.  But beware, other survivors are going for the goods as well and will stop at nothing to get to them.

With the help of your tribe you must craft weapons to survive, train dinosaurs to fight and ride, and battle to be the last tribe standing.

An army of dinosaurs and men.

ARK: Survival of the Fittest is a Multiplayer Online Survival Arena.  The goal is to be the last tribe standing at the end of the match.  To do this you must tame creatures to ride and fight for you as well as craft items to help you. 

Engage in multiple game modes including teams of 1v1, 2v2, 4v4, and 6v6 that can last anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours long.

The game is in early access, but has a robust ranking system, tournament, and spectator features for those who are competitive. 

A dragon is a beast to fear in the arena.

69.  IMVU (2004)

“An entire virtual reality”

Developer: IMVU Inc.

Genre: Metaverse

Theme: Anime-themed alternate reality

With over 3 million active users and a virtual goods catalog with over 6 million items, IMVU has presented people with a free and

fully featured escape from reality since its 2004 release. Players pursue virtual jobs, have virtual romances, and build virtual personas, often exercising their innermost unrealized desires. It’s powerful stuff.

One warning though- there is a very sexually forward aspect to IMVU that may be off putting to some gamers. As long as you steer clear of the less trustworthy folk, IMVU is a fun and immersive experience.

‘Be whoever you want to be- it’s up to you’

68.  Dragon Nest (2011)

‘Action-MMORPG that plays smooth as butter’

Developer: Eyedentity Games

Genre: Action MMORPG

Theme: Tight action, witty dialogue, great RPG

Rarely has an action RPG given us as much control over the action as Dragon’s Nest. This game really pushes RPG combat past the overly tactical and overly button-mashing tendencies they are often imbued with, creating a polished experience that stacks up well against the competition. The dialogue is crisp and often quite funny, creating a quirky storytelling atmosphere.

There’s a deep pool of free-to-play RPG options for today’s gamers to choose from, but the aforementioned reasons should place Dragon Nest on your to-do list.

‘A lush overgrown jungle plus anime equals a potent combo’

67.  Freestyle2: Street Basketball (2015)

Developer: Joycity

Genre: Action, sports

Theme: Street basketball

Grab the ball and hit the court with your friends to play some street basketball.  It’s high tempo with fast and loose rules that allow the focus on teamwork and freedom of movement.

Girls can play basketball too.

Play your favorite court positions, center, power forward, small forward, shooting guard, and point guard.  Create your own play style with over 30 skills.

Hit the court to perform some sweet freestyle moves as you dribble, pass, shoot, and score!  The game allows for freedom of movement and won’t allow you to break the rules.  If something isn’t allowed you just can’t do it.

This game requires some skill though.  It’s not just about mashing buttons.  There are combos to perform, and the harder the combo the more complex the skill you are using. 

This game is currently in beta, but definitely worth checking out, especially if you enjoy sports games.

Every good game needs an audience.

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