Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games is the full form of MMORPG and as the name says the subscribers to these games are in the massive millions. The games occur in a virtual online world and players acquire avatars or toons and their characteristics and gather items improving and growing stronger all the time while playing roles of the characters in this fantasy world. The role players can play against players PvP or against the environment PvE. Role play is an important part of the games. The following are the top ten MMORPGs of all time:-
1. World of WarCraft –Cataclysm
This is definitely the number one game. This MMORPG has been a gold mine for Blizzard Entertainment. The game has come a long way to the latest expansion called Cataclysm since starting in 1994 with WarCraft: Orcs and Humans. This MMORPG has gained an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for the maximum number of subscribers. It has more than 12 million subscribers and is growing daily. A subscription fee has to be paid every month through credit card for continuance after the fortnight or month package sold with the software. It is so popular that advertisers of unrelated goods use it and a good example it Toyota trucks.
2. Final Fantasy IV
This is the number two MMORPG. It is a very popular role playing game developed originally in 1991 by Square now called Square Enix. Over the years it has migrated to Sony and Nintendo. The protagonist is Cecil a Dark Knight who has a worthy adversary in Golbez. The musical score plays an important part in this latest version and the original score is by Nobuo Uematsu. This game introduced the successful active time battle (ATB) system. The many features which unfold as one plays makes the game very interesting include magic. Magic which is white for good and black for bad and the Ninjutsu together with Summon Monster support.
3. Eve Online
Eve online has been developed by CCCP Games. It is a great treat for players who like science fiction and space ship and new planets. It is the single environment player driven power of the trapped colonists which makes the game so interesting. The game is distributed by Atari. The latest version of Eve Online is called Incursion. The story is placed 21000 years in the future from today where humans have exhausted all the natural resources on Earth and have to colonize other stars of the Milky Way. The exact date of the entire game is in 23341 AD.
Rift has been developed by Trion Worlds. It is a very popular game right now. It is a star addition to MMORPGs. The game is set on Telara which is the central world in this fantasy. There is a death god called Regulos who has initiated attacks on Telara with other worlds. The Guardians and the Defiant are in turn combating Regulos. The players have to adopt the role or avatar of Ascended who have to give battle to Regulos. There are four roles to choose from Warrior, Rogue, Cleric and Mage. All in all it is a good fantasy game.
5. DC Universe Online
This ranks as number 5. It is loved by comic readers of all generations and includes the all time favorites of Superman, Batman and Robin and Wonder Woman. The developer of the game is Sony Online Entertainment. Thanks to them all the DC superheroes like Flash and Green Lantern walk virtual reality. Lex Luthor, Batman all battle against each other and other villains. Players can choose the character they want to be and collect the uniform, the powers of that character.