World of Warcraft is hands down one of the most popular MMORPG titles of all time. The game has garnered millions of players from all around the world and there’s a good chance you are one of them. But if you are looking to expand your horizon for whatever reasons, there are plenty of games like World of Warcraft that you can play.
From the fan Final Fantasy series to what players call the World of Warcraft spinoff, we have just the games for you to choose from. Keeping that in mind, here are the top 5 video games you should play if you love World of Warcraft!
1. Elder Scroll Series
There’s a good chance you have already played the Elder Scroll series once in your life but if you haven’t you are missing out on one of the best MMORPGs to date. The Elder Scrolls series is an open-world action role-playing game that gives players all the freedom and choice in terms of exploration and character progression, and the game is more focused on the player’s personal experience and story.
Elder Scroll comes jam-packed with features that players WoW players have come to love throughout the gameplay. Both games take place in a fantasy world filled with magic and mythical creatures, have a wide variety of races and classes to choose from, each with their own unique abilities and skills, and a leveling system, where players can gain experience and level up their character, unlocking new abilities and skills as they progress
Next up on this list, we have RuneScape, which has always been a fierce competitor of World of Warcraft and for very good reasons. Although it has many differences, per se, at the core of it, both games share many similarities as well. Whether it’s the gameplay we talk about or the fact that Runescape similar economy just like WoW gold.
RuneScape is set in a fantasy world and features a wide variety of races and classes for players to choose from, each with their own unique abilities and skills. RuneScape also has unique features called “free-to-play” and “members” where players can choose to play the game for free, with some restrictions on content and skills, or pay a monthly subscription fee to access the full game.
3. Blade And Soul
Developed by Team Bloodlust, Blade and Soul is yet another great choice for players who are looking to get a similar MMO experience as World of Warcraft. Set in a fantasy, Blade, and Soul put you in the role of a warrior known as a “Blade Master,” on a quest to avenge the death of their master and restore balance to the world.
One of the things that I absolutely love about Blade and Soul is its combat system, which is action-based and emphasizes dodging and counter-attacking techniques. The game has a unique setting and story, with a unique mix of martial arts, fantasy, and oriental elements, which is not commonly seen in other MMOs.
4. Final Fantasy XIV
Next up on this list, we have Final Fantasy XIV, my personal favorite MMORPG title on this list. The game has received a ton of exceptionally has positive reviews from both critics and players alike. Developed and published by Square Enix, it is the fourteenth entry in the main Final Fantasy series and the second MMORPG in the series, following Final Fantasy XI.
One of the main reasons behind its staggering popularity among the community is FFXIV’s story-driven content, which is divided into main storyline quests and side quests, both of which advance the game’s overarching narrative and keep you hooked like no other game. The game also features a wide variety of dungeons, raids, and player-vs-player content for players to have the ultimate MMO experience.
5. Star Wars Old Republic
Last but not least, we have the Star Wars Old Republic, yet another popular MMORPG played by millions of fans around the world. WoW is set in a fantasy world, whereas SWTOR is set in the Star Wars universe. While the games don’t share the same universe or the world setting, the gameplay is quite similar, one that World of Warcraft fans would definitely enjoy.
SWTOR also features a more focused story-driven gameplay experience, with a choice of eight unique character classes, each with its own unique storylines and quests. Additionally, SWTOR allows players to choose to play as either a member of the Galactic Republic or the Sith Empire, and their choices throughout the game will impact the story. This adds a nice touch to the overall gameplay.
That brings us to the end of this list. These are some of the MMORPGs that you will definitely enjoy playing if you love World of Warcraft. Many of the games mentioned offer familiar gameplay while adding their own unique touch to top it all.