Fantage Total Domination Elsword Online Sparta: War of Empires League of Angels
AdventureQuest Worlds

AdventureQuest Worlds

2d scrolling MMORPG. Unlike most other massively multiplayer role playing games, this game was developed entirely in Adobe Flash -- by the same team who developed the first AdventureQuest single-player RPG. This is not a sequel but an entirely different game with the same (and better) attention to storyline and quests yet in a persistent game world with real time interaction. Humorous and rewarding gameplay. Four classes to choose from the ability to multi-class to make things more interesting.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play AdventureQuest Worlds now!
Age of Empires Online

Age of Empires Online

A classic RTS revamped into a classy MMO strategy game. At the beginning, you are given a Greek or Egyptian city that acts more like a MMORPG character than a regular city. There are three skill trees that players use to upgrade the economy, the military and utilities. You also store items within your capital city. To level your city up, you have to complete quests, either with friends or solo. The graphics are nice and cartoony. The quests are diversified, but the beginning of each quest is static – all you are given at the beginning of each quest is a ‘city vulgaris’ – a couple of workers and a town hall which you have to settle. The game lacks strategy for beginners, but PvP offers a real challenge, especially if you’re up against players who have purchased paid features.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Age of Empires Online now!
Alliance Warfare

Alliance Warfare

Alliance Warfare (AW) is an MMORTS, played in the browser. It takes place in the medieval Land of Endless War and has players build and expand their kingdom, create armies and strive for world domination. The game is fairly typical as strategy titles go, but the community is vibrant and open. What’s very special about AW is that it has its own radio station with DJs that actively participate in the game by dedicating songs to players and answering questions. Players complete quests, manage their cities’ resources and form alliances with others. AW offers a quite elaborate research tree with three main branches. The cash shop is quite mundane, offering commonplace buffs and even more commonplace advantages to paying players. Again, the most fun in AW is to be had from the community features and the radio station, which make the game stand out from the plethora of similar MMORTS titles.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Alliance Warfare now!
Ancient Summoner

Ancient Summoner

Ancient Summoner is an MMO trading card game with some elements from other genres. It’s very similar to Rise of Mythos and Kings and Legends. As such, there’s not much to say about combat besides that it’s welcoming for newcomers but complex enough to keep experienced players happy. There’s also an AI that is great for offline moneymaking but generally will get you nowhere fast. At level 10 four classes – Warrior, Ranger, Mage and Priest – open up and players start getting skill cards that pertain to their class. Players can build, name and save their custom decks. The game features a nice user interface and the graphics are generally good for a browser-based title. It’s true that players can generally grow their card deck without paying, but getting the best cards is pretty hard without investing real money.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Ancient Summoner now!
Animal Jam

Animal Jam

Animal Jam is a browser-based kids’ game developed by National Geographic. Children choose their avatar from 8 different animals and begin their adventures in the world of Jamaa. The game is centered on exploring the vast game world, playing the game’s numerous mini-games and buying newer, kitschier merchandise for their animal avatar. Kids also often engage in elaborate, creative roleplaying. Parents may wonder about educational content promised in the game’s ads. It’s there, but it’s not enforced, and kids can very well run around the game world without learning much about animals or geography. The game simply seems like a virtual world where children can learn much about online interactions (which are well-moderated) and trading instead – all very valuable skills, but it’s important that parents shouldn’t be deceived about the game being educational. It can be such, but is not necessarily so.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Animal Jam now!
Anno Online

Anno Online

Anno Online is a strategy MMO/city simulator set in the Anno universe. Players build their city and manage resources and production with the ultimate goal of becoming the richest city-state in the game world. The medieval setting and the vibrant graphics supplement the experience greatly. Quite far into the game trade routes open up and the task of satisfying the needs of your populace becomes somewhat harder. However, for a city simulator this game doesn’t offer a real challenge (as there are no disasters, foreign invasions, etc.) and after about 100 hours or so of playing it the waiting times become too long to bear. On the flip side, however, it’s pretty good for a casual game and players who just want to see stuff being built will find that Anno Online delivers well, until after they’re already quite tired with the game.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Anno Online now!
Babo Violent 2

Babo Violent 2

In this top down shooter you control a heavily armed orb called a "Babo". Stay alive as long as possible while cutting down your enemies, using a vast array of weapons and special items. A deceptively simple game with deep and balanced game play and a dedicated online community.

See Videos

Free to play indefinitely.

Play Babo Violent 2 now!
Battle Dawn

Battle Dawn

Battle Dawn is an MMO strategy game, played in the browser. Players start their colonies on three game worlds – Earth, Mars, or ‘Medieval fantasy’ - and each of them has a number of servers. Battle Dawn plays quite differently from other browser-based games, as the game is round-based. Players must form alliances, rally troops, spy or even nuke their opponents in order to capture the ten relics present on each world map; once it’s done, the server gets reset. The game has a peculiar interface, reminiscent of older games like Deus Ex or Unreal Tournament, rather than strategy MMOs. The soundtrack is awesome, too. Battle Dawn is slow in terms of leveling and upgrading your colony, but those interested in it will lose hours upon hours fighting to take control over their world.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Battle Dawn now!
Battle Dawn Galaxies

Battle Dawn Galaxies

Battle Dawn Galaxies is a strategy MMO from the eponymous series, played in the browser. It differs from the other games of the series in that it has a sci-fi angle to it.

Players start a colony, covering their station with buildings, making spaceships, and forming alliances as well as conquering other players to gather the relics that are required to win the round. Players will enjoy the easy-going tutorial that does a great job of introducing the basics; the interface looks & feels good, plus the music is nice. Battles take place textually, so that aspect isn’t too well-represented. Diplomacy plays a huge role as well—one player summed up the peak of his learning thus: ‘learn to be vague enough so your words will not be used against you.’ Battle Dawn is somewhat ‘hardcore’ in that it has a loyal community and it can take quite a bit of playing to become competitive. It’s a long-term investment, one you should avoid if you’re not prepared to make the commitment.

Battle Dawn Galaxy definitely makes for a welcome addition among strategy MMOs: it boasts a small but vibrant community; the game flows smoothly; the mechanics make it a blast once the end-game approaches. It could, however, look better for this day and age.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Battle Dawn Galaxies now!
Battle Dawn Galaxies

Battle Dawn Galaxies

Battle Dawn Galaxies is a turn based strategy MMO, played in the browser. The sci-fi setting, the ‘empire management’ and other things seem quite similar to those of other games, but Battle Dawn Galaxies should be noted for a number of interesting features – namely, that players have to have mixed armies for any military success; the game is alliance-based, and these alliances have a member cap of 14; players can be conquered by other players, but that doesn't mean you cannot revolt against the conquering armies. The user interface is nice and some ambient songs accompany the game pretty well. Overall, Battle Dawn Galaxies is definitely one of the most interesting new strategy titles, but the game’s strong points can be overshadowed by the limited available information and the rather low player count.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Battle Dawn Galaxies now!
Big Farm

Big Farm

Big Farm is a casual farming simulator played in the browser. Players start managing a farm and plant fields, sell harvest as well as manage expenses, all to grow their farm.

The gameplay mainly consists of harvesting, planting, reaping and selling produce. From time to time players can construct new buildings such as houses for workers, new fields and mills for making flour. Gold, the premium currency, can be acquired without paying but it’s an arduous task without doing so. New players are guided by quests which award money and experience. The graphics are nice and the quest givers can be quite funny.

Big Farm is a casual title with all that entails. It’s well-written and can be fun if Farmville doesn’t quite hit the mark for you. At higher levels of play, however, Big Farm becomes increasingly greedy as it just requires so much gold to do anything at all.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Big Farm now!
Blood and Jade

Blood and Jade

Blood and Jade is a browser-based MMORPG set in the Warring States period of China. Players start off small and build their character, recruiting goddesses to fight by their side and meditating to level up abilities.

The game world is beautiful but doesn’t pose a challenge at all, taking the player through quests and combat automatically. Being able to lie back means, on the one hand, that players can spend more time arranging their abilities (which include martial arts) and looking at mounts; on the other hand, it makes for an experience that’s everything but immersive. The social aspects add greatly to this game: marriage, guild warfare, and the constant competition to rule the empire make Blood and Jade stand out a bit. The cash shop however doesn’t shy away from pointing out that they’re selling real advantages here.

Casual players will enjoy this game as they’ll be able to sit back and play Blood and Jade while doing something else. Players looking for something more immersive and fun should look elsewhere. Competitive players should be prepared to cash up.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Blood and Jade now!
Call of Alliance

Call of Alliance

Call of Alliance is a browser-based MMORPG by Ngames. Featuring lore highly reminiscent of Lord of the Rings, the game seems to be a half-hearted attempt to strip players of their money with a time-tested, formulaic game.

Players pick one of the three archetypal RPG classes and set off on an uninspired adventure. A ring is lost and the player, about to be destroyed by a villain similar to the lord of Mt. Doom, is saved by a gray-haired wizard. Combat is automated, and players can skip through the game practically without playing it (though you have to click in order to accept quests!). Two things are good in this game: it looks nice and the music is cute, however, if you look at the artwork in terms of the talent spent on something so bland, the impression shifts from boring to positively depressing.

Not to mention the possible copyright infringements, CoA falls neatly into a grim array of similar titles perpetually springing up in the market. Better avoid this game.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Call of Alliance now!
Call of Gods

Call of Gods

A turn-based online RPG/strategy game, played in the browser. Its game world is not unlike that of Warcraft, with Protoss from StarCraft somehow present, too. You start off with either a warrior or a mage from your faction, and there are three factions -- elves, humans, the undead -- to choose from. You then get access to a castle where you can train troops to conquer territories and expand your ‘nation’, but you’ll get to PvP after quite a while. Call of Gods has nice graphics and a pretty big game world for a browser-based game. The skill and trade systems are there, but don’t bring much new on the table.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Call of Gods now!
Castle Empire

Castle Empire

See The Settlers Online. Castle Empire is a browser-based MMO strategy game developed by Ubisoft. You start with a town center, construct buildings, gather resources, explore the map and attack lawless robbers once you’ve reached level 17. There are nine troop varieties and numerous resource types that players can use to their advantage. Castle Empire has plenty of social features – for example, you can add friends and send them goods – and this is handy because the game can get tiring after the initial power-leveling is finished. Later in the game players can equip their explorers with minerals which allow them to search for adventures (these always end in a big battle with great rewards).

The graphics are nice, and the game runs smoothly on older computers too. PvP is yet to be implemented. Altogether, if you already like this kind of strategy game, Castle Empire is a completely harmless time waster – but definitely not anything groundbreakingly original.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Castle Empire now!
Castlot

Castlot

Castlot is a browser-based MMO strategy game set in 6th century Britain – the time of King Arthur and his knights. Players choose between two factions and are introduced to the fine points of the game with an interactive tutorial. Castlot’s story is definitely a strong point: players will often find themselves wondering what’ll happen next. The other features aren’t that good, though: bland RPG elements do little to add to the game’s overall value; Castlot is centered on battles, and players will be surprised at how boring these battles can be. Furthermore, the long wait times (which can only be reduced through the cash shop) have made experienced players infamously refer to the game as ‘Cashalot’. Not that it’s all bad to be fair: community features are excellent and so are some strategy elements like the ability to set traps, etc. The bottom line – it’s a diverse game that can be fun, but mostly isn’t.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Castlot now!
Clash of the Dragons

Clash of the Dragons

Clash of the Dragons is a fantasy-themed MMO collectible card game. There are four classes, each giving bonuses to certain types of cards – that’s why players have to tailor their card decks to fit their class. The battle system is unique among this type of game; in Clash of the Dragons the cards act as a player’s hitpoints. The game sports some RPG elements, like the ability to level up and move around the game world in search for foes. Visually, the game is somewhat lacking in terms of card design, especially in comparison with real-life collectible card games. The gameplay is fun, however, and if you like the genre there’s a good chance you’ll like Clash of the Dragons for its unique spin on the meaning of the card deck.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Clash of the Dragons now!
Crystal Saga

Crystal Saga

Crystal Saga is a free browser-based MMORPG. It's fairly standard for its genre, relying on the usual five classes (Knight, Rogue, Mage, Priest and Ranger), and not offering many innovations. However, Crystal Saga's strengths begin with its gorgeous 2D fantasy art and silky animation, featuring over-the-top costumes and special effects. And Crystal Saga's “auto-pilot” feature lets players grind through monsters while being AFK, which really takes away a lot of the drudgery common to browser RPGs.

Crystal Saga includes a good PvP system with PK environments on designated servers. Open PvP is only available to level 20+ players. Five PVP states are available: Peace mode won’t allow you to attack anyone; Evil is lets you attack everyone; Justice allows you to attack red-named players. Finally, Party and Guild modes protect your allies from friendly fires.

The quests are the usual go-and-fetch and kill-X-number-of-monsters. The gameplay of Crystal Saga is mostly typical for an MMORPG game but it features a robust pet system. Like players, the pets also engage in combat, level up, evolve, and learn skills, and players can distribute stats for their pet’s growth.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Crystal Saga now!
Cultures Online

Cultures Online

Cultures Online is a strategy game with RPG elements, set in the age of Vikings. The game is played in a web browser. You can play as a Viking or an Asian; both races have unique buildings and characters. CO has nice, sketchy graphics, an interesting user interface, and an above-average soundtrack. There are six types of resources; the ‘ideas’ resource is cool, as it stacks up, allowing you to research stuff when you’ve logged in after some time. PvP is optional, and the game doesn’t deliver much in the PvP aspect. There are plenty of quests available for leveling your character and acquiring gold and resources. Cultures Online might be an interesting game for an evening or two, but, as PvP is optional, it lacks the competitive aspect that makes browser-based games so interesting.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Cultures Online now!
Cyber Monster 2

Cyber Monster 2

Cyber Monster 2 is a casual MMORPG played in the browser. It has all of the cliché ‘casual stuff’—automated combat and quests, ubiquitous pets and numerous community features for socializing while leveling up. Worth mentioning are also the benefits for cooperative players, e.g., being a member of an active guild will get you free stuff. Players can arrange their troops for upcoming battles - this allows you at least some degree of control. The fantasy-themed story is of little importance and for that matter little merit as well (still… at least it has dragons). NPCs have terrible English but at times catch you off guard with quirky humor—one NPC relates a tale about a heartbroken mermaid who lost it and turned herself into Taylor Swift, adding to this ‘What a tragedy story!’ There’s an impressive amount of content in this colorful game, but of course bear in mind that Cyber Monster 2 is a casual title with all that entails, good or bad.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Cyber Monster 2 now!
Dark Age Wars

Dark Age Wars

Dark Age Wars is an ‘empire building’ MMO released in 2008. It is set in the Middle Ages, and the player, a squire (historically it would mean the player is 14 to 21 years old) takes over an empty but resource-abundant city and tries expanding it and turning it into an empire. The graphics and the overall interface are quite good and play nicely off of the game’s setting. The game features some nice twists, such as players being able to take over the papacy, but the overall gameplay adheres to the genre’s canon. Dark Age Wars is played in a ‘burst manner’, with players having to wait for long periods of time while upgrading, constructing buildings or conducting research. Overall, Dark Age Wars provides a solid strategy experience and should be preferred by players who like logging in and playing a little each day.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Dark Age Wars now!
Dark Swords

Dark Swords

Dark Swords is an isometric MMORPG, mainly played through text. The setting is a medieval fantasy world, and there are five races to pick from as well as several weapon types for your character. Beginners can and sometimes do become lost in the vast and detailed game world. Quests, PvP and skills are well-developed, and the developers display a consistent preference for layers of detail so rich that non-hardcore gamers may find them annoying. Pointedly, the graphics are virtually non-existent in this game -- the game could very well function without a graphical interface. Dark Swords doesn’t try to conform to the expectations of the average player, and that’s what makes the game enjoyable to some, but outrageously complicated to others.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Dark Swords now!
Dawn of the Dragons

Dawn of the Dragons

Dawn of the Dragons is a turn-based RPG played in the browser. The game is set in a fantasy world where dragons have awakened from their sleep and it’s up to the players to prevent utter destruction.

The game is text-only so the battle scenes amount to (in this case, well-written) walls of text coupled with beautiful drawings of mythical beasts. Battles take the form of quests, boss fights and PvP, all draining time-replenished resources. Character customization is great and skill points have to be spent with great care. Even if the mechanics are simple—battles are fought by smashing the ‘attack’ button repeatedly—the game’s intricacies can be overwhelming as it’s difficult to come up with ways of creating a strong character. At level 5 three classes open up, allowing players to choose the play style (co-op, loner or a mix of the two) that suits them best.

Dawn of the Dragons has a single hang-up. Upon draining the resources, little is left but to wait… or pay up. That being so, players who like playing in short bursts are more likely to enjoy Dawn of the Dragons, but those used to longer sessions should shy away.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Dawn of the Dragons now!
Desert Operations

Desert Operations

Browser-based strategy warfare. Get cash, troops, oil, and ammunition from your constructed buildings. Placement is a snap. Each building has a designated location on your lot. Some buildings have extensions you can build which give you additional functionality like troop enhancements. Troops consist of foot solders and vehicles for land, sea, and air. Refine oil to fuel your combat vehicles. Develop your stronghold, build alliances, and wage war against thousands of other players. Tip: You might try making your browser a full screen (F11) if you have trouble viewing the entire game display.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Desert Operations now!
Dofus

Dofus

Dofus is a 2D MMORPG by the French company Ankama Games. It’s set on a colorful, anime-inspired world that’s constantly being updated and expanded upon.

Dofus can seem quite complex at first glance, and that’s because it is: there are 15 classes, 22 professions, mounts, dragons, an elaborate crafting system and much more. The turn-based, somewhat restrictive combat also can seem daunting at first, but it quickly turns out to be fun and full of mind-boggling intricacies. The game has a remarkable longevity—the player’s level caps at 200 and then you can share experience with your guild members. The community is vibrant and active, sporting more than 2 million active players, plus there are many incentives to be social, like dungeons, guilds and player shops. As for allowing your kids play Dofus, there are a few cusses here and there, but generally the developers have made it safe for children.

Dofus charms from the get go and doesn’t let go—it’s fun, quirky and nothing short of being a treat for the senses. The free-to-play phase is quite restrictive, though, but you may find that it’s worth subscribing.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Dofus now!
Dominator Battle

Dominator Battle

Dominator Battle is a strategy MMO with tower defense and RPG elements.

The game features three races that influence the paths you can take during the game. As mentioned, it’s a crossover that has the players defend their cities, which have to be planned carefully indeed. Dominator Battle becomes progressively harder, and once PvP opens at level 11 there are heaps of fun to be had trying to breach other players’ cities. To the game’s credit, heroes are controllable and you can create an army that follows the hero as well. Even though other areas, like graphics and sound, lack polish, the battles, including those played against the computer, are immensely fun and exciting.

There’s one thing that can ruin the experience for all but everyone: Dominator Battle is incredibly greedy. The concept is fun, but once you get asked for money the hundredth time, it becomes annoying in no time.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Dominator Battle now!
Dragon Fable

Dragon Fable

Dragon Fable is a medieval fantasy MMORPG, played in the browser. There are three classes – warrior, mage, and rogue. The graphics are Flash-based, which isn’t a good thing, at least here. However, the game’s strong point is its world -- the Dragon Fable world is ironic and funny, having a laugh at everything, especially the pitfalls of the RPG genre. Quests are also funny at times: has a quest ever asked you to turn over a pit toilet while somebody’s in it? Well, that’s a real quest in Dragon Fable. Even the plot is thrilling once it gets serious. You can also get loads of pets that aid you in combat. There are many opportunities for PvP and PvE, but Dragon Fable does steer towards mindless grinding once you get past level 20 or so.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Dragon Fable now!
Dragon Pals

Dragon Pals

Dragon Pals is a casual browser-based MMORPG where players get teamed up with a dragon companion. Players choose from three classes – Archer, Warrior and Mage – and level up by participating in events and doing quests. The gameplay is pretty casual, with the player being minimally immersed in the combat. Levels 1-30 are smooth sailing, but after that it does get grind-ish. The real substance, however, of Dragon Pals lies in the community and the awe-inspiring amount of content that the game presents. The community is great, with experienced players sometimes going out their way to help newbies. Dragon Pals also features alchemy, farming, single- and multi-player instances along with guild battles and even an arena. Yes, the lack of in-game support may be annoying; yes, the game might be pay-to-win. But all in all Dragon Pals has so much stuff that it’s worth it, for the early levels at the very least.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Dragon Pals now!
Dragon's Call

Dragon's Call

Turn-based browser RPG with the ability to join instances in teams of up to three people. There are three character classes to choose from: Mage (to wield ranged magical attacks), Warrior (to take the heavy damage while other members of the party attack), and Assasin (which possesses unique abilities to stun or poison enemy combatants). You are given 150 action points per day to complete quests, engage in PVP combat (at the Arena or in the wild), and grind away fighting mosters for xp and dropped loot. You don't have to be at the helm either. Set your character to perform which actions you want them to grind though and come back later to reap the rewards. Extra action points can be purchased with in-game currency. The game world is basically an overview map of the current town and surrounding areas. Combat is either animated or a text-based, blow-by-blow description depending on your preferences.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Dragon's Call now!
Dragons of Atlantis

Dragons of Atlantis

Dragons of Atlantis (DoA) is a strategy MMO that offers a fresh retelling of the legend of Atlantis, adding future technology and dragons to it. Players start with a city, construct buildings and recruit troops to conquer the wilderness; players can also form alliances for protection and massive attacks. A special feature is the resident dragon found in each player-controlled city. The game world is sizable and saturated, but the basics are easy to grasp if you've played similar games before. DoA focuses on acquiring and controlling resources, and one of the main means of gaining them is through plunder. Complex battle mechanics will leave you puzzled after losing a battle but happy once you’ve invested the time in understanding them.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Dragons of Atlantis now!
Duel of Champions

Duel of Champions

Duel of Champions (DoC) is an online collectible card game set in the Might & Magic universe. Choose from three factions with unique bonuses and try to become the mightiest card master there is. The game is well-developed and beautiful – the kind you’d expect from Ubisoft – but the tutorial does have a Facebook-y feeling. From the very first match, however, players see that DoC isn’t a typical CCG. Card lanes are not uncommon in these games – however, special event cards and resource management add greatly to making the game more complex and interesting. So does the ability to create individual card decks. PvP gameplay is exciting, plus, as DoC boasts a huge player pool, finding an opponent is easy. But the most appealing part of DoC is its depth and complexity. There’s a lot to be learned but also a lot of fun to be had.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Duel of Champions now!
Elsword Online

Elsword Online

Full of action, this 2.5D arcade-style slasher is a well blended hybrid of RPG and a side-scrolling arcade games with decent graphics and intense cartoon expression. Create your own character based on three existing character templates specializing in melee, magic, or ranged attacks. Fantastically unrealistic weapons.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Elsword Online now!
Empire Universe 3

Empire Universe 3

Empire Universe 3 is a strategy MMO ‘empire building’ game, played in the browser. It boasts 9 classes and an interesting (yet at times confusing) user interface. The game has the main features you’d expect from a game of this caliber: resource management, expansion, forming alliances and so on. Plentiful customization options are available in this game: aside from choosing the race and look of your character, the stat point system allows you to direct your empire towards trade, conquest, reconnaissance, etc. Construction and research times are quite slow – be warned. The sci-fi lore is well-written, but the quests are uneventful. The community seems quite helpful, but there are not that many players online. On the flip side, Empire Universe 3 doesn’t require a huge daily time investment, and, as the game is largely text-based, you can become the grand schemer you always were destined to be, finding your way to victory through sheer brain power.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Empire Universe 3 now!
Ensemble Online

Ensemble Online

Ensemble Online (EO) is a sandbox MMORTS with RPG elements. Players start off in a village and gather resources to build their own cabin in the woods; fight monsters to level up; and quest to get all sorts of goodies. The game takes place on a huge real-time map.

Now, EO is still very rough around the edges. Patchy animation goes hand in hand with frame rate spikes. Quests are completely botched as you have to provide screenshots to the admins to turn in quests. Gathering materials is slow and building something is even slower. Netcode bugs sometimes leave you stranded a hundred squares from where you want to be, etc. Still the graphics are nice and so is character customization.

However, the crucial point is that EO is full of great ideas. Even now there’s a lot of fun to be had in this rather unique blend of the two towering game genres.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Ensemble Online now!
Epic Duel

Epic Duel

Epic Duel (ED) is a turn-based dueling game where you join one of two factions on planet Delta V and become a Tech Mage, a Bounty Hunter or a Mercenary, then train to acquire new weapons, participate in 1v1 and 2v2 combat and bring glory to your faction.

ED offers plenty of variety for a Flash game—players can customize their characters well enough; skills are plentiful as are items and achievements. Matchmaking is quick and, even though ED doesn't have a tutorial, it’s easy to grasp. 2v2 battles are the game’s salt—highly addictive, plus they do require some knowledge of both your opponents’ and your own skills.

That being said, ED is definitely a game to be played in short bursts, otherwise it gets repetitive because there are only two game modes. The in-game currency gives advantages to those who pay. However, as there’s always something to do in the ample game world, and as the matchmaking is that simple… logging in and fighting for a bit is just too easy to find serious fault with this game.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Epic Duel now!
Exoplanet War

Exoplanet War

Exoplanet war is an online strategy game. The game is set in a sci-fi setting reminiscent of the Warhammer universe -- three races are struggling for victory on a planet Xenos that is the only source of a rare resource, called... Xenos. The player is given a fresh, non-developed colony on the planet, and has to build buildings, gather resources, form alliances with other players or engage them in combat when their army is big enough. Players can also raid rebel forces (monsters) on the planet and complete quests to gain resources faster. There are lots of unit types (infantry, vehicles, air, defensive, offensive, etc.) and the game is a challenge for anyone who enjoys military strategy. The game does have a "pay up" attitude, as its paid features are presented to the player somewhat aggressively.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Exoplanet War now!
Fantage

Fantage

A side-scrolling browser-based virtual world for tweens using the safest chat features available. You play a cute anime character in a vibrant game world. Hover around on skateboard as you explore, accept missions for medals and stars you can use to buy clothes and furnishings for your house, and play mini games to win gems which can be exchanged for rare items. You can own a pet, but it doesn’t work like it would in an RPG where the pet is a cooperative companion. When you use the pet, you in fact are the pet for that duration of gameplay. The game is often compared to Club Penguin for its target audience, safety features, and membership options. There is ample content without shelling out real-world money. Premium membership costs $5.99 a month and starts you off with a thousand stars.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Fantage now!
Fantasy of Sword

Fantasy of Sword

Fantasy of Sword is an anime-styled fantasy MMORPG. There are 7 classes in the world of Fantasy of Sword, and the eighth is in the making. The classes are the usual -- warriors, mages, and something in between. Turn-based combat doesn’t offer much of a challenge, but it does become more interesting when you learn skills. There’s a pet system and you can use your pet's skills as well as your own. Fantasy of Sword is instance-based, and quests aren’t very imaginative; however, if you like to get to know a fantasy world through text, you’ll enjoy the quests, as quest NPCs tell a lot about the story through dialogues. There’s a small but nice community; players can form guilds and do PvP, as well as participate in the market.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Fantasy of Sword now!
Fire911

Fire911

Fire911 is a firefighting simulator. The game is set in a SimCity-ish environment, and you do your best to respond to emergencies that happen in the city by sending fire trucks, police trucks or ambulance cars. Aside from a fire station, you can build police stations, ambulance services, technical help services and hospitals. The game hasn’t got a competitive aspect (Fire911’s goal is expanding your buildings and protecting the city from danger), but you can friend up with other users and receive extra trucks from them when you have some extra emergencies happening in your city. Although free, Fire911 can get dull if you aren’t a social gamer, and slow if you don’t pay to complete buildings or put out fires faster.

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Fire911 now!
Forge of Empires

Forge of Empires

Forge of Empires is a browser-based strategy MMO. Players take hold of a stone age settlement and help their people progress through the ages by managing their city, producing troops and gathering resources all while keeping the populace happy; this is like a slower version of Age of Empires. The game has a nice UI and the campaign flows smoothly. Graphics are well-detailed and together with the advisers fit in with the player’s current era. The turn-based combat system reminds one of Heroes of Might and Magic, which is a good thing here. PvP isn’t complex at all. Defending armies can’t be controlled so PvP basically becomes an army pitch with only the attacker being able to play smart. The game is very promising at the early levels, but as the players progress it becomes clear that you have to pay to achieve something.

See Videos

Free, with option to pay for additional features.

Play Forge of Empires now!

Find the right online game for you with this chart!