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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.

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Ambroid

Ambroid

Strategic text-based warfare in your browser. Form alliances for support. Select opponents to attack based on a point system to get more land (and therefore the ability to build more). If your Attack Points are greater than their Defence Points, you�ve got yourself a nice match. Build buildings and units to increase your overall Power Points on your way to reach the supreme rank of General.

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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 isnt too well-represented. Diplomacy plays a huge role as wellone 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. Its a long-term investment, one you should avoid if youre 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.

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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.

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Enlisted

Enlisted

Enlisted is an immersive WWII multiplayer shooter that stands out with its large-scale battles and historical accuracy, similar to games like "Battlefield" and "Call of Duty: WWII." Players command squads of soldiers, each with unique roles and abilities, allowing for strategic depth and dynamic gameplay. The game features a wide variety of authentic weapons, vehicles, and meticulously detailed battlefields. What sets Enlisted apart is its emphasis on realism and tactical squad-based combat, providing a rich, engaging experience for history buffs and shooter fans alike.

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Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming

Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming

Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming is a strategy game that immerses players in the world of Westeros, similar to "Clash of Kings" and "Rise of Kingdoms." Players can develop their castles, build armies, and engage in real-time battles against rivals globally. What sets this game apart is the ability to control iconic characters from the series and explore famous locations like Winterfell and King's Landing. Its blend of strategic gameplay and rich, authentic Game of Thrones lore makes it a standout experience.

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Heroes In The Sky

Heroes In The Sky

Heroes in the Sky is a dogfighting MMO, set in World War II. Choose from two factions (Allies and Axis) that engage in faction battles -- aka Occupational Wars -- and level up to unlock new gear. The game features over 70 flyable planes and numerous missions for players of all levels. The combat is fast-paced and fun, but that doesn�t take away much from strategy. Heroes in the Sky has four plane types that spice up the gameplay with extra tactics. For example, bombers can bomb ground targets, but gunners can heal and revive fallen allies, etc. There are also numerous events for competitive players. Players can customize their planes and upgrade them � thus, the game features something of a crafting system. The only downside is the rather large PvP bonuses for players who purchase extra gear.

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Imperia Online

Imperia Online

Fancy yourself a great emperor of a thriving civilization? Or maybe a pillaging warlord, leading your legions to glorious battles? Then Imperia Online is right up your alley.

Imperia Online is a browser-based, strategic empire builder MMO set in the Medieval period. You are the ruler of a small province, tasked to develop its economic and military might. Practically, like in most empire building games, that means improving your province's infrastructure over time, all for the sake of building up your military. To fully participate in global warfare and politics, the game encourages you to join player-run alliances.

The gameplay doesn't stray much from the usual formula of online empire builder games, so if you're a veteran of that genre, Imperia Online won't be too much of an unfamiliar territory to cover. For the newbie, the lengthy tutorial does a thorough job of introducing the core gameplay systems. Graphically, there's not much to look at, but the visuals definitely have a medieval atmosphere to them. The interface can get overwhelming for a new player, though.

Casual players will find little use for the game's cash shop offerings, but hardcore gamers will definitely need to invest some money if they want to play at a competitive level. That has always been the case for games like this.

As far as modern MMOs are concerned, Imperia Online isn't a ground-breaking or stand-out game. It's a decently polished empire builder, though, and it's still going strong 10 years after it launched.

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Legacy of Discord

Legacy of Discord

From the publishers of the League of Angels series and Magerealm comes Legacy of Discord: Furious Wings, a 3D isometric dungeon crawler similar in style to Blizzard's Diablo 3.

Players begin their quest for shiny, legendary loot and eternal PvP dominance by selecting one of three available gender-locked classes: the giant-sword-wielding Berserker, the speedy Bladedancer or the spell-chucking Sorceress. Combat is graphically flashy and fairly fast-paced, with a focus on class abilities and combo chaining. Equipment farming and refining are crucial aspects in Legacy of Discord and will determine how far you can go in both PvE and PvP endeavors.

There's the usual PvE fare in the form of storyline quests and boss battle challenges, but these ultimately take a backseat to the game's PvP options, which are basically the game's selling point. PvP can be done in a 1v1 arena, a 5v5 team battle, or a massive scale guild wars setting. Competitive gamers wanting to stick around and participate in higher rungs of PvP must be ready with a substantial cash investment if they want to dominate their foes in the game. Otherwise, the experience going forward will be a long, frustrating uphill battle. Non-paying players beware unless they have a thing for endless grinding and battling against the odds.

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MechWarrior Online

MechWarrior Online

MechWarrior Online is a robot-fighting shooter MMO that follows the classic Mech Warrior series. Aside from the stellar graphics, players will be surprised by the sheer number of things they have to remember and take into account during combat. Players have to think about their mechs heating, remaining ammo and also about the parts of the enemy mech they want to hit to gain an advantage. Four types of mechs make the gameplay quite diverse, but balancing issues sometimes cause games where the team with the better composition of mechs brutally dominates the other. Teamwork is the operative word: players have to communicate via the built-in voice chat or their team will get stomped over. The learning curve may scare beginning players, but as the game moves out of beta well hopefully see desperately needed improvements in social features, matchmaking, and actually introducing the players to combat with a tutorial.

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Planetside 2

Planetside 2

Planetside 2 is a MMO FPS developed by Sony Online Entertainment. Pick one of three factions and battle for control of the planet Auraxis. The massive battles, which sometimes host up to 600 players at once, will surely amaze you. Numerous vehicles, play styles and classes make the combat very diversestill, somehow it never gets too chaotic. Co-op is important and adds to the game greatly. Play with your friends if possible as then each battle will become an engaging story. Although player and weapon models might seem generic, the environment is well-detailed and overall the game looks great (an up-to-date computer, however, is required to enjoy Planetside 2 without lag). Considering that games of this quality usually have a retail price, Planetside 2 would be worth playing even if it were pay to win. But it isnt, which makes it all the more compelling.

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Raid: Shadow Legends

Raid: Shadow Legends

RAID: Shadow Legends is an epic dark fantasy RPG that stands out for its stunning graphics and extensive roster of over 400 champions to collect and customize. Similar to games like Summoners War and Marvel Strike Force, it features a strategic turn-based combat system and a wide variety of PvE and PvP content. What makes it special is its immersive, fully-voiced campaign, dynamic PvP arenas, and cooperative clan battles. The deep customization and strategic depth keep players engaged as they build and optimize their teams.

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Realms Online

Realms Online

AKA Regnum Online, Realms Online is a fantasy themed MMORPG. Choose your hero from three realms that battle each other tirelessly. Six classes and nine races to choose from; classes are race-dependent. A unique aspect of the game, Realm vs. Realm play, takes place in the �war zone� of the map where realms engage in war games, trying to capture their foes� forts and castles to get bonuses for their realms or corrupt others for a time. Well-written lore and a massive game world. The graphics are rather outdated however, with landscapes often lacking in detail. The start seems slow, but the pace picks up on levels past 10, once you�re ready for PvP and have gotten used to the somewhat complex combat.

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Soldiers Inc.

Soldiers Inc.

Soldiers Inc. is a military strategy MMO, played in the browser. It was developed by the same people behind Total Domination, a strikingly similar title.

Soldiers Inc. plays quite like your average strategy MMO. Set in Africa of the turbulent year of 2019, the game has players start off with a square base, build it up, produce units and eventually wage war against other players or NPCs. The soundtrack fits the game perfectly, and the voice acting beats most Facebook titles, as does Mr. Black, the players cryptic and slightly menacing advisor. Largely the decision to skip or try this game depends on whether you value these kinds of paraphernalia, because otherwise theres not much to discuss: its all been seen before, and too common to be interesting, at least to the veterans of the genre. Battles proceed as statistics, and are not visual; players form alliances for mutual protection; and so on.

To the credit of the developers, there are bi-monthly events where players can amass premium currency without paying, but overall the game falls into the pay to win spectrum of F2P games. Soldiers Inc. is solid overall, but the standards for similar games have risen too much for it to keep up.

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Star Conflict

Star Conflict

Star Conflict, in a nutshell, can be best described as World of Tanks in space. This space game shares a lot of similarities in game mechanics, features, and progression with the popular tank brawler. If you're familiar with World of Tanks, then you'll feel right at home in Star Conflict.

Instead of commandeering tanks from humanity's bygone ages of warfare and destruction, players get to pilot high-tech space-faring battleships... for more warfare and destruction. Players get to choose their faction and sub-faction at the start of the game, which will determine their initial ship choices and starting missions. There's a ton of ship choices, with varying roles in team play, and you'll have to slog through the grind to unlock them and their upgrade modules.

Combat is fairly paced and fluid, with multiple PvE and PvP modes providing plenty of gameplay variety. For the more competitive player, there's Guild vs Guild warfare where clanners get to vie for space territory.

Like World of Tanks, Star Citizen can get extremely grindy, especially when you're unlocking newer, more advanced ships and upgrades. Some of that grind, you can quickly alleviate by investing in the game's cash shop, if you're willing to sink in some real life moolah.

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Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2

Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is Valves follow-up to the successful Quake mod. It was released in late 2007 as a paid title, but went free-to-play recently. TF2 is a class-based first-person shooter, featuring nine classes The Spy, Sniper, Demoman, Pyro, Soldier, Engineer, Medic, Heavy, and Scout, each with a distinct role and (often funny) characteristics and gear. The game sports classy comic-book graphics and offers casual fun to players who are turned off by the hyper-realistic graphics and solemn gameplay of titles like Battlefield and Call of Duty. Eight game modes, fifty maps, along with vibrant characters, fun collectibles and wild, colorful graphics make TF2 one of the richest free-to-play FPS titles out there.

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Vikings: War of Clans

Vikings: War of Clans

Become a powerful Jarl and command your legions of berserkers for honor and glory in Vikings: War of Clans. Set in the tumultuous period when Viking kingdoms fought for dominance in the North, Vikings: War of Clans is primarily a player-versus-player empire-building online game. Band together with fellow warriors and join an ever-dynamic world of epic battles and large-scale warfare.

Vikings: War of Clans comes from Plarium, the seasoned strategy game devs behind Sparta: War of Empires and Stormfall: Age of War, so it's as polished as strategy games get. The usual empire-builder strategy features are present in this game. Jarls get to build structures, train troops, invest in research, and engage in specializations - all for the glory of their kingdom. There's also a hero system in tandem with equipment crafting mechanics. As always, player-run alliances are the cornerstone feature in games like this, and any newbie Jarl would do well to join an established alliance if they want to progress meaningfully in the game.

Like in most F2P empire-builder games out there, players must be ready to sink in some cash if they want to be competitive in Vikings: War of Clans. The way these online games are designed, non-paying players will always be at a significant disadvantage compared to their paying counterparts. Of course, players can opt to be casual in the game and play without spending a single cent. Just be warned that it won't be a pleasant experience, especially when battling against the hardcore, paying variety of Jarl.

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War Thunder

War Thunder

War Thunder is a dogfighting MMO title developed by Gaijin. Players select an airplane and duke it out in one of the three game modes: team versus team arcade, historical battles (recreations of World War II battles) and deathmatches. There are a number of plane types, such as bombers, fighters, assault planes and others. Each country has its own unique planes as well as abilities, and every plane is flown in a unique way. The combat is intense and quite realistic � e.g., players can one-shot enemy planes by killing the pilot. The game manages to be accessible for beginners while allowing more experienced players to find new ways of gaining the upper hand. The graphics are stellar. Each and every map looks amazing, and plane models are intricately designed and sometimes outright beautiful. Definitely a must-try for anyone who loves planes and World War II history.

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Wargame 1942

Wargame 1942

Wargame 1942 is a strategy/empire building game set in the time of World War II. Players are deployed on a random continent without any customization options (quite bad for a history-based title) and strive to become the greatest general in the world. A nice, quest-based tutorial leads the player until PvP starts. PvP is balanced as you cant attack players who are much stronger or weaker. Buildings are constructed quite slowly, signaling that the game is for those who want to invest a little time daily. Your army requires upkeep so resource management is crucial to success. The game features an in-depth tech tree while the combat is dependent on unit types, adding a further level of complexity. Whats more, diplomatic missions can deflect attacking armies this allows the achieving of victory with means other than outright warfare. There have been, however, numerous complaints about cheaters.

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Warrock

Warrock

"War Rock is an exciting military, multiplayer, online FPS that combines large scale vehicle combat, adrenaline pumping team combat and special ops close quarters combat all in one game."

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World of Tanks

World of Tanks

Battle with tanks from World War II in a three-dimensional, realistic and destructible environment while completing team oriented objectives. As you gather experience you can upgrade your starter tank's engine, armor and firepower or get entirely new vehicles from the one hundred-fifty plus available. Tool around in third person perspective of your vehicle and fire from the first person perspective using the tank�s cannon. The game is in open beta so there isn�t a screening process. Simply register, confirm your email address, and download the game. Matches have up to thirty participants, are easy to find and games start quickly.

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World of Warships

World of Warships

Relive the legendary naval battles of World War II in Wargaming's action-packed World of Warships. Command the era's most destructive implement of warfare – the naval warship – and lead your team to domination. As with Wargaming's earlier historical combat MMO World of Tanks, World of Warships features tier-ranked vehicle and technology systems. The game has four ship classes to choose from. Destroyers are the smallest ships and function as stealthy scouts and torpedo-launching ambushers. Cruisers are versatile ships, capable of providing reliable shelling and anti-air defense. Battleships are slow, heavily armored juggernauts that can deal massive damage at the cost of low accuracy and lengthy reloads. Aircraft Carriers are unique in that they send out airplanes that can scout quickly, engage enemy fighters, and harass ships with bombs and torpedoes. Customization is available for all ships in the form of different equipment modules. Ship captains can also be trained in a variety of skills to increase the performance of their commandeering. World of Warships's gameplay is very similar to Wargaming's other MMO offerings. Teams start at opposite ends of a sortie map and scout their way to enemy contact. Afterwards, bombardment commences. Coordinated teamwork is essential in achieving victory, as going "Rambo into the fray" will most likely result in getting sunk quickly. Overall, World of Warships is a solid, graphically-pleasing, historical naval combat MMO with the same, tried-and-tested depth and polish as you would expect of the Wargaming devs. Give it a shot if you're hankering for some good, old-fashioned naval warfare.

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