Top 10 Free MMORPG List’s Top 10 Free MMO List is determined by the following factors: popularity, gamplay, graphics, features, innovation, leader in niche or not, premium account or not, depth, and ease of jumping into. Any suggestions or disagreements are welcome.

1. Perfect World
One of the best Asian MMORPGs with amazing graphics, countless quests, and amazing character customization.

2. Fiesta
Cartoon style MMORPGs with an innovative quest system and guild vs. guild wars.

3. Guild Wars
Looks and plays better than Runescape, but must be bought first.

4. FlyFF
Deep social MMORPG with excellent job and PvP systems. Fly for Fun also has one of the better communities.

5. Runes of Magic
Can almost be considered as a free version of World of Warcraft because it has as much gameplay value as many pay-to-play MMOs.

6. Runescape
Although many gamers hate Runescape due largely to its lack of quality graphics even after a substantial improvement in said graphics, there is no denying that Runescape is the most popular Free MMORPG in the world.

7. World of Kung Fu
The best free martial arts MMORPG today. Players can create their own Kung Fu schools.

8. Rappelz
One of the first Free MMORPGs with quality graphics.

9. Silkroad Online
Has an interesting triangle of conflict with traders, hunters, and thieves.

10. AQ Worlds
Transports the popular Adventure Quest franchise into the world of MMOs.


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  1. The Shadow Of Chaos
    February 3, 2009

    what about FlyFF (fly for fun) it is from g potato like rappelz and is a GREAT game that includes multi job classes and at lvl 15 u must chose one of the four job classes and at lvl 60 you gotta pick again!!! that adds alot of great mile stones that keep you in the game as well as once u lvl cap u get to do it again with new master skills and once again at lvl 120 u become hero then you get REALY strong and mad props from everyone who plays. fun quests all through out the game at least 1 new quest per lvl as well as private shops that alow you to sell ur drops for what u want or u can just NPC them ^^ just so manny awesome people play this from all over the world most of them speek some kind of english too

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  2. karthik
    February 13, 2009

    wooooot rappelz FTW!!!!

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  3. Zaruko
    March 14, 2009

    Good list!

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  4. Akira
    March 31, 2009

    Woohoo! Runescape is number 1 and Adventure Quest is ranked 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. jack sparrow
    April 3, 2009

    ok i don’t know when this was published?? but uh i hate to admit it (because i am a Runescape player and member) unfortunatly world of warcraft is 1st.

    p.s. look me up u can add my rs as friends i am MEMBER dommayhew133

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  6. Krnkingka
    April 6, 2009

    @ Jack clearly it says Free Mmorpg list

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  7. lolsauce
    April 8, 2009

    hey they ruined runescape with trade system!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. whisky
    April 13, 2009

    WoW wasn’t the first one because it isn’t free… but btw i don’t get why there is games like maplestory and runescape in top ten while archlord isn’t…

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  9. Cyberdudelol
    April 17, 2009

    OMG… How the heck did Runescape, Tibia, and AQ Worlds get on the top 10 list??? They all suck so much. People must be heck stupid to vote them in the top 10. Wow… you people must put these games in because you don’t care about graphics and all that stuff.

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  10. games_pro
    April 26, 2009

    runescape is nr 1 ure crazy?! runescape graphics is like……. 1 mmorpg in the world!!! runescape is s***!!!

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  11. Boooo
    April 26, 2009

    Runescape and tibia ect are the most POPULAR because they have a much bigger player base on at all time so too all these people that can’t read
    learn too its not the best games its the most popular games

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  12. gamrater
    April 27, 2009

    why are you guys complaining… even if runescape is one of the worst games out thier in ther genre of freemmo’s…..its the point that people play it for player base, take maplestory for example to people care for graphics…no its game play people are looking for. even tho i think its a bunch of horse s***

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  13. acb757
    April 27, 2009

    Runescape I imagine is the number 1 FREE mmo because it is VERY widely known. along with the fact its a FULL BROWSER game. no download. Also, even if your not a member, there is still plenty of content.

    I don’t play runescape, i quit about 5-6 years ago. but even then it was worth it for a free browser mmo

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  14. ha
    April 29, 2009

    you pay you get what you want
    you don’t pay (free) its obvious it won’t be as good.

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  15. Heeg
    May 1, 2009

    What? lol? didnt someone say the korean grinfest archlord should be on this list? -.-

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  16. Renekaze
    May 2, 2009

    I agree with “The Shadow of Chaos”, I got madly addicted to Flyff, and I would personally slap Fly-For-Fun on 1st to 3rd as it has a lot of socialness in many areas of the game, go to the field on the first island and you can get Lv.20 buffs ( Maxed ) from like 8 different people, but still it is a brilliant game, the flying feature rocks too! ( I’m a Lv. 59 Assist, turning Ringmaster, I gotta buff people too :D ).

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  17. StarXM5
    May 16, 2009

    Flyff should definitely be first.
    In Flyff ur board is kinda like ur mount and unlike most MMORPG u dun have to w8 till 30+ levels to get it u buy a board at lvl 20.
    In Flyff the exp rate is way better then ms or aq.
    In Flyff if ur a magician u can hit anything 8 lvls within ur range with decent damage, mercenary ur unstoppable, assist, u lvl the fastest from buffing higher lvls, and acrobat has a very high crit rate.
    In Flyff u cant get owned in a pvp at lvl 1 by a lvl 32 bcuz 1) u cant pvp until u r in the 2nd class and u cannot pvp with ppl 30 lvls higher or under ur lvl.
    One more reason to play Flyff is bcuz unlike over half the mmorpgs the GMs actually are out everyday monitoring what is happening.
    Unlike most MMORPGs u cannot get ksed(kill stolen)
    In Flyff u can get to lvl 15 in less than 30min wile in ms it takes u over an hour.
    In Flyff ther is no quest limit.
    In Flyff it is very social ther r ppl all over from Russia to China to America and every where else
    In Flyff

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  18. Buddha17
    May 22, 2009

    (In Flyff u can get to lvl 15 in less than 30min wile in ms it takes u over an hour.)

    OMG so ur saying that just because this game is easier that it’s better? If u like easy games go play the smurfs -.-

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  19. adidas
    May 23, 2009

    everyone have own opinion what is the best free mmorpg , for me its metin2 , for me its most popular game to , because there are loads of servers in the world : br,kr,ch,uk,de,ro,nl,es,it,fr,pt,gr,tu … and lots more , and less and more are most of the servers full and inside every bigger servers there are more servers like in de i think there are about 15 servers only in de

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  20. craft3r
    May 31, 2009

    Hey dude ;) .

    At least if you are a good runescape player you can earn gold without being helped by your friends .:)

    PS: Stop tradeing is the best change they did so far! Because stopped Macroing,RWT etc… and the worst change in game is the New BH (wildy) they should keep the Old wild :)

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  21. Mmorpg lover
    June 4, 2009

    FLYFF and Cabal should b there. runescape shouldnt even be in the top 10 neither should tibi, aq world or maple story shouldnt b there u dont no anything perfect world should also b there

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  22. Stevia
    June 4, 2009

    Flyff is a piece of crap. Its over worked kuwaii imitations of 10 year olds gone wild.

    Maplestory is the exact same.

    You need to upgrade to the grown ups MMOs and stop wasting your parents money on these crap cash shop abused kiddie games.

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  23. Anon-
    June 18, 2009

    AQ Worlds? How can that be on the list. That game is terrible. Even worse than runescape.

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  24. FreeMMORPG2009
    July 1, 2009

    Thanks for the amazing free mmorpg list!

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  25. Christian
    July 11, 2009

    I’m surprised there’s no WoW and Maplestory on the list
    anyway nice list though

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  26. Deezy
    July 14, 2009

    jack sparrow

    “ok i don’t know when this was published?? but uh i hate to admit it (because i am a Runescape player and member) unfortunatly world of warcraft is 1st.”

    dude i think your an illiterate moron. do you ever read thing before you post it says TOP FREE MMORPGS last time i checked WOW isnt free….stupid people like this is y we look bad

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  27. BloodRapture
    July 28, 2009

    Hmmm, i dont know about this i can see where most of these games come from but in honesy perfect world isnt so perfect >.>
    Its kinda slow, in there really isnt enough stuff in it to make me want to play all the time like other mmo’s such as Warhammer or Flyff, and i did enjoy Flyff massively but it just seemed like too much of the game was left to getting stuff in the cash shop. If only i had a rich friend who wouldnt mind spending money on me lol. but Flyff really is a good game, expecially if you like the anime styled grafix, that is really the only reason i tried it and i had a blast with it, nice ppl for the most part, they really helpful.

    Another game that should be on here is ACE online, i really enjoyed my experience from that game as well, expecially the mothership battles where your have like 200 people working together to kill the enemie ship or prevent others from coming in.

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  28. casper2much
    August 2, 2009

    ok…what about cabal online? awesome pvp system and its combat sytem in general spanks these other games> downside-lots of grinding and the dp gets a lil crazy at hi lvls. also wht about requiem bloodymare???? sweet graphics and blood shed……am i wrong or r u playing the wrong games?????

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  29. Haerith
    August 10, 2009

    Games aren’t all about graphics as many think (such as yourself). As long as a person can enjoy the gameplay and actualy have fun then yes, it deserves to be in the top 10. There are many games out there with outstanding graphics but suck so much at game play that a person gets bored pretty fast, and it really doesn’t matter is the character is pretty or the landscaping breath taking… You are playing for the fun, not to stare at your screen….

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  30. jesee
    August 18, 2009

    runescape is addicting and awsome…well, for the first 2 years, but you need to be good at it and a member to have fun, and who cares about graphics!

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  31. unu
    September 12, 2009

    all good but they left 2 other games 2moons and dekaron wich are good and also free to play

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  32. flyff sucks to cabal
    October 6, 2009

    WOW U NOOBS FLYFF AINT THE BEST FIRST ALL CABAL IS BETTER, but aint the best u can reach lvl 170 max u got 2 natoins and got giuld wars as well as nation wars, 2nd the skillz and graphics are amazing most people quit at lvl 30-45 but what about me? im a lvl 111 FS (force sheilder) who could kill every1 in flyff 1 on 1 my max hit is a crit 24.7k FS are the best tank and are balanced on skill thier are skill ranks novice,apprencitce, regular all the way to completer and trancender.
    there are many dungoens the items are better theu got more useful things they have mounts to and fun quest that give 1mil each in some points- i admit it took me a while on story mode at 70+ since i didnt like the constant 40min dungoens that took 20mins over n over but the games fun in all i give it a 9.7/10 this game can be downloaded at its free besides the cash shop there are 6 charcter to choose from the moves are mostly all aoe the hp is more mp and u get aura bm1 and bm2 as well as combo well if u do join and get to lvl 70+ ull no what i mean form all this stuff CABAL CAN BEAT FLYFF, AS WELL AS W.O.W. RUNESCAPE (no duh) AND MANY MORE ITS NOT THE BEST BUT ITS IN THE TOP 100-MAYBE 1000 possibly but its fun U GOTTA KEEP TO IT AND NOT MAKE ANY BAD INVNESMENTS TRUST ME I WASTED 45MIL BEFORE X_X THERE ARE FARMING SETS WHRE MY FRIEND SGET 5-20MIL A INV. WELL ITS PWNA my OPINON (oh ya my spelling sucks sooooo yuah u get the point

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  33. GamePlayer
    October 7, 2009

    Look, you can’t compare these MMORPGs. They’re to different. They have different genres and appeals. It’s clear that RuneScape, MapleStory, and World of Warcraft are the leading MMORPGs! How can you not realize this! Look, I’m not saying I endorse these games, they’re just the most played. RuneScape is horrid. MapleStory graphics are two cutesy. And World of Warcraft should be named World of Warcrap, it’s a total ripoff if you don’t play five hours a day. But, then again, some people actually do that. :0

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  34. LadySaku
    October 8, 2009

    first of all.. why isnt rose on this list? its not p2p anymore so what the hell. nobody has even mentioned rose online. it should b top 5 at the least. and please someone take out maple story >.> it shouldnt even be considered a decent game.

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  35. Billy
    October 8, 2009

    Runescape just blows.. So people stop saying its the best.. Because it is a total epic fail… Twelve Sky 2 had very fun level wars.. aka 20-29 will be in one war with all 3 factions or so on with 40-49 and each war changes what you have to do.. 10-19 war is that you just rack up kills for your clan Tiger clan ftw

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  36. nev
    October 16, 2009

    FarmVille is no. 1

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  37. mmofanatic
    October 26, 2009

    well for one these are free mmo’s thats why there isnt WoW or any other game you have to pay for on the list

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  38. Jenny
    October 31, 2009

    Umm..they talking about “FREE” GAME!

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  39. mason
    November 1, 2009

    maple story!!

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  40. chaosrider
    November 1, 2009

    you all dis runescape yet u all played it once and injoyed it :o and im yet to find a game i can just go out and fish or woodcutt or hunt.. heck! u cant ‘skill’ in most games >.> and why the hell isnt freerealms on this list thats way better then AQ worlds >.>…and i played AQ worlds.. i got bord shortly after the chaos lords came out.. so dont dis runescape just cause its grafics iv bin playing runescape 9 years and i still didnt beat everything.

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  41. Silentshout
    November 12, 2009

    Runescape is one of a kind. You people who have forgotten whats good about games and have become so adapted to the modern full 3d or 4d like sony said have lost all of your old school taste for games i mean who did not like final fantasy 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 etc ?? And final fantasy 1 did not look top notch but still today they made it for the psp.. why? because of its story and features. Runescape stands out just because its incredible amount of features and more added weakly also its been here for about 8 to 9 years and still one of the best games out there for all ages with out having to look like a cute mmo. Runescape does not have best graphics but only people who dont really know what to play or dont really care about what they play and just want to look cool wen they say ( oh im school because i play GTA 4 on my top notch $2500 computer) what? really, but no not everyone says that but alot of people play games for different reasons i believe people burn on runescape because they are jealous the game they play is not as fun and are afraid to what they’re friends might think of you if they new you played runescape. yet if you can compare any game to runescape regardless of the graphics compare it feature based. Some people are really amateurs if your not into a game because of how it looks…stfu man/girl or at least read about the game or play it for a wile and become a member to experience the power of runescape unlike people who are afraid to spend $5 to give a true statement of something and just try to brush over it like they are the bomb but wen we argue with people who burn runescape we end up laughing at the game they play… if your so immature to talk bad about a game because of what people might think of you.. screw you lifeless jerk lol people who dont like you for what you do are just like you. (if you dont kill people for a living i mean) So yeah research > pay > play > experience = Real Review

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  42. ovidiu
    November 14, 2009

    GodsWar online is the best :)

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  43. Me
    November 20, 2009

    I wouldnt say AQW is the 10th on the list, that game is all an dress show. Boring, Lagging, and a lot for favoring Members lately

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  44. bob
    November 27, 2009


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  45. RUNESCAPE NERD (Zezima)
    December 6, 2009


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  46. ieatfriedrice
    December 21, 2009

    what about 9dragons? i cant believe its not even on the list!!

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  47. Abel Lovasz
    December 24, 2009

    The best free game ever made is SAVAGE 2 A TORTURED SOUL

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  48. jefferson
    January 2, 2010

    Well, this list don’t have my favorite game

    It fun, multiple player
    War between two nation
    a little of quest and skills and class

    you guys should check it out

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  49. mmorpg games
    January 11, 2010

    Perfect World sure deserves to be number 1!

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  50. potcopotbsswgandallthatotherstuff
    January 11, 2010

    wish SWG or POTBS was free….. Pirates of the Burning Sea and Star Wars Galaxies…… I’m torn between them

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  51. roflmao
    January 14, 2010

    Everyone has a different view of what is good and what is bad. Actually… in my opinion, none of this games are even good. Best game i´ve seen around is C9. Hope for a european beta soon.

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  52. SuperGlueNinja
    January 19, 2010

    Now children. Them ratings are based off of how many people populate said games. As far as a game goes, any real gamer knows graphics mean nothing. Its you new generation that insist on graphic quality over replay value. Make pong online. Ited be the best game ever made. Nuff said. But since its apparent you all choose to argue over graphics: As far as this list goes, Rappelz is the best graphicwise.

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  53. Saio
    January 27, 2010

    Perfect World is a good game…yes…I play for Venomancer long and I have a decent level. But from my early enough, the game has changed. I would say for the worse. I play for fun…once… But in game you can not afford anything properly is no longer a fun… this game is boring now. Without paying real money is difficult to play. Everything is expensive. Many of my friends stopped play Perfect World for this. I hope to quickly change for the better.

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  54. Matteofox
    February 12, 2010

    ok. if everyone has something bad to say, dont say it. so far there are 53 comments, and about 48 of them say bad things. (yes, i’ve read them all, i hav alot of time on my hands while im waiting for Runes Of Magic to install). everyone has their own opinions, so dont go around scolding everyone else’s opinions. and this comment page is like a big argument. were not polititions, were gamers! and try every game before you say, “oh, this game is 10 times better than that one.”. well i think that almost all of these games are worth playing.
    THE END.

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  55. Experienced Online-Gamer
    February 22, 2010

    Ok people. we all like online games. everyone has a taste. in my opinion, i like hard games, which need a lot of skills to master, like Silkroad. People complain about the servers that they are always full. that shows that the game is amazing. its not what lvl u r, or how much lvls u can get, its how you get them. In sro the maps are soo cool. you can travel from forests, to deserts and through cities. Btw the graphics for SRO are the best.
    You should try it. I also enjoy simple games that arent that hard, such as maple, shaiya, and even runescape! you should enjoy most of the games you have not only one.

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  56. mapleStory, flyff and fiesta ftw
    February 26, 2010

    All of these games are amazing but I think most people are judging way to much on the graphics. If a game has a great storyline, fun quests, a great leveling system, a great community and sucky graphics, it’s still a great game.
    All these games are great though

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  57. Bryce R.
    February 28, 2010

    AMEN 2 you i used to be just like most people though runescape was crap but my bro played and alot of people i knew played i gave it a try, after about 3 hours really playing i got really into it, and ive played ever since i have 3 major account i play. I thin one of the most awsomest thing u can do in runescape is master in all skills compared to other game if ur race is an archer u have to stick to that runescape u can melee, range, or mage. Seriously give it a try u most likey will enjoy it and make friends fast.

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  58. Demmox
    April 7, 2010

    flyff is very repetitive compared to rappelz all you do is kill kill kill the only thing that changes is the number of monsters needed to be killed to complete the quest that gets real boring real fast sure you can fly but your next destination is the same thing all over again no theres nothing great about flyff in fact you could replace about three of the aboved mentioned with better games runes of magic wokfo and runescape can be dropped for S.U.N Mabinogi and Rohan blood fued but of course this is all just a matter of opinion but if you havent played those perhaps u should give them a shot you might just find your new way to kill time

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  59. RefugeZero
    April 21, 2010

    Is there a reason all 10 of the games currently on this list are fantasy/medieval games? Does anyone enjoy anything else?

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  60. Firelotus666
    May 3, 2010

    I played runescape honestly it suxs. Not be cuz of the graphics, but the community is the WORST. I tried it all i got was trade spamed by kids to show off gear. Then i got asked to cyber a dozen times.

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  61. fbdfbdfbfd
    May 19, 2010

    its for free games dude

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  62. Will Hall
    May 20, 2010

    No, AQW totally went down by trying to make it all P2P and 3rd grader oriented. And honestly, you take a lot for grated by not including Meridian 59

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  63. CARLOS
    June 12, 2010

    OMG metin is the biggest piece of s*** the quests r totally useless and the only thing u do is grind and more grind

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  64. runescapeic
    July 20, 2010

    aq worlds and runescape r crap i repeat crap. rom and pw for the win.

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  65. Dr
    July 26, 2010

    this is a list of FREE games. WOW revels in about a billion $ per month. Thats not very free……….DUH!

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  66. gamer_geek
    August 23, 2010

    it free!!!
    I personally suggest to play a detailed version in wow games though.
    mind you the difference really comes out in great amount.
    there’s just too much privilege and excitement you can count on.

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  67. Eleria
    September 9, 2010

    Shaiya – NeoSteam – Grand Fantasia – Romance of the three kingdoms Online – Dynasty Warriors Online – Pandora Saga

    are also very popular, especially in japan (WoW has about 4.8 million ip in their player databank… so much for their claim of 8 million players – and how many of them are active? nobody knows but blizzard – and blizzard would never tell anyone about that lol

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  68. raf
    September 21, 2010

    ummmmm well for people going on and on about world od warcraft carefully read title FREE MMOS and anyway runes of magic should be the top

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  69. raf
    September 21, 2010

    no to make those grahpic ortienate plauyers feel bad but graphics aint everythign gmaeplay is a big thing aswell just cause 9 yera olds wanna see real looking girl players doesnt mean its better if you wnat real life graphics go outside

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  70. anon
    September 22, 2010

    all of u who say flyff cuz its so awsome, great exp,a dn w/e ure wrong.. first of all everything from lvl 45+ is grind girnd grind , infact they call 50-60 the ten lvlss of hell…. others who lvl fast got thier buff charcters up so dont say anything.. 2nd of all this game is so CASH SHOP DEPENDENT, infact if u want to upgrade anything over +3 guess waht start ssaving ure money big time or go spend ure money on trash offers… this game is Effing trash!!!!

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