The number of fans of multi-player MMORPG games is steadily increasing with each new game’s release. Avid gamers often wait with baited breath for a glimpse of what’s new in the gaming world each time developers introduce a new product. However, those who participate in MMORPG games online may want to have a look at some of the browser MMORPG games that are available to them as well – many times, free of charge.
So what are browser MMORPG games and how are they different from other multi-player MMORPG games? Browser MMORPG games are played through a website and do not have to be downloaded. Most browser MMORPG games do require that players download a client, but this is just a tiny program that runs in the background of your machine that makes the game function. It is not an entire game program in and of itself. Sort of like Java – they work in tandem with other programs, but not as stand-alone applications.
Just like other multiplayer MMORPG games, browser MMORPG games come in a wide variety of genres. Some avid gamers will argue that their graphics aren’t as good as traditional online MMO games, but that’s the only real drawback to playing them. The entertainment value of browser MMORPG games is, overall, just as good as their downloaded counterparts. Here’s a look at some free browser MMORPG games that are worth checking out.
RuneScape continues to be the most popular free browser MMORPG by far. Some have called it the free version of World of Warcraft (WoW), which may have contributed to its popularity. The storyline of RuneScape is based in a fantasy realm called Gielinor and players travel through the realm completing tasks and collecting items to advance to the next skill level.
Supremacy 1914 is a strategy-based game based in1914 Europe during World War I. Players battle each other for control of the country. Even though players are battling each other for supreme control, their diplomatic skills – or lack thereof – will still play a huge role in their success as alliances are an integral part of this game.
Nowhere Else and Beyond (NEaB) is an unlikely favorite – mostly because it’s played in 2D graphics. However, the game continues to get rave reviews despite its low-end graphics. Players of NEaB create their own island community. Players can craft items, operate stores and businesses, fight monsters and complete quests, all of which ultimately progress them through various levels of the game. NEaB gamers also have the ability to chat and interact with each other at various points throughout the game, making it one of the more social free browser MMO games on the market.