While it is the big names in the massively
multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) world that get all of
the publicity, there is still strong support for the underdog
independent publishers who put out lesser known games. These games
are usually offered as free MMORPG downloads to anyone who wishes to
participate and provide a great way for people to get their feet wet
in the world of MMORPG games without paying the hefty monthly fees.
Many of the independent game developers make titles that offer
greater variety of free MMORPG downloads so there is certainly
something for everyone.
There are essentially two different types of free MMORPG downloads.
The first is the graphical variety. These are the types of games
which provide an environment much like you would get in a pay-for
online RPG like Ultima Online. The graphics on some of these games
are not quite as spectacular as one would find on the newer, more
costly games, but the same depth of gameplay is available. On the
other hand, some free MMORPG downloads come in the form of web based
games. These are games that harness the power of your web browser
usually with a Java plug-in. The games in this form are rudimentary
and mostly text based, but can still provide the interactions with
other players as one would find on the graphical variety.
After deciding which category of free MMORPG downloads to choose
from, you can try checking out some of the top games for free.
Currently, the most downloaded free MMORPG is Aegis; a text based
online RPG set in a fantasy world where players try to become the
most powerful provincial leader of all. Another highly competitive
browser based title is Space: Glory through Conquest where players
choose which alien race to be as they attempt to take over one of
several galaxies. As a graphical game, Nexus: the Kingdom of the
Winds also offers free MMORPG downloads for its game but requires a
subscription fee to play.