Top 10 MMORPG Games Coming Out in 2014

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With the end of 2013, a new release schedule begins. And just as it has been happening in the movie world, fantasy and sci-fi are the main trends for 2014’s video games. As expected, the MMORPG genre will follow this tendency with both themes leading the releases this year. A curious aspect is the fact that PvP is becoming a predominant element in most MMORPG titles and PvE seems to be decaying – a clear sign of evolution in MMOs? If you’re a huge fan of online role-playing games then you surely won’t want to miss the following games.

10. Origins of Malu

Origins of Malu is a sandbox fantasy MMORPG developed by Burning Dog Media. This game promises to deliver a true interactive and dynamic world with a classless system, where players can control certain open areas and interfere with the world itself. Action will be one of the main priorities – world PvP and permadeath duels are part of the many upcoming battle options. The visuals are quite decent as well, granting this game a clear place in Unigamesity’s top 10 MMORPGs for 2014.

Platform: PC

Genre: Fantasy, Sandbox

Release Date: Q4 2014

Access: Retail Purchase & Monthly Fee

9.  War Thunder

War Thunder is a war based MMORPG from Gaijin Entertainment and it features the World War II period. Players will be able to acquire historical military planes, tanks, and ships, and fight for glory in past locations used during the war. Even though there’s a main campaign, War Thunder is a war game and just as it happened in the past, large-scale encounters are inevitable. The stunning graphics and alternative theme have also contributed to include War Thunder in this top 10.

Platform: PC, Mac, PlayStation 4

Genre: Action, Historical, Combat-Flight Simulator

Release Date: Q4 2014

Access: Free & Item Mall

8. Destiny

Destiny is an action role-playing game from Bungie and Activision Blizzard that introduces a futuristic reality in which Earth has been reduced to ashes. Only one city remains, protected by a large energy sphere. In this game players will be able to investigate the reasons behind humanity’s downfall, as well as adventuring into the unknown of the Milky Way. Destiny promises an extraordinary narrative and a potential hybrid combat system, which mixes role-playing and FPS elements. It’s definitely a worth playing MMO during 2014.

Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

Release Date: 09/09/2014

Access: Retail Purchase

7. Otherland

The seventh place goes to Otherland, a futuristic cyberpunk MMORPG from RealU and Gamigo. This title is investing mostly on social and combat features in order to eliminate the mindless grind tendency present in today’s MMORPGs. Otherland is based on Tad Williams’ book series and it presents a living world where players can shape the continuation of the story. The combat system is non-linear and the damage output depends on players’ skill versus a mathematical algorithm.

Platform: PC

Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Cyberpunk

Release Date: Q4 2014

Access: Free & Item Mall

6. ArcheAge

ArcheAge is a revolutionary fantasy MMORPG developed by XLGames and it has been designated as a “sandpark” because it combines traditional sandbox features with simulation. ArcheAge allows players to create basically everything – their class, their house, their castle, their story, their path. Traveling and living are two of the main focus in this title, there are ships, airships, mounts, war pets and all sort of farming professions structured in a peculiar way. The originality and innovation within ArcheAge has granted itself a free spot in this top 10.

Platform: PC

Genre: Fantasy, Medieval

Release Date: Q4 2014

Access: N/A

5. Black Desert

Black Desert is a sandbox fantasy MMORPG from Pearl Abyss. This game will introduce a new level of realism never seen in the MMO realm. The advanced parkour system will allow players to run up walls and jump over terraces and the overall weather-climate will affects players’ capabilities to adapt and survive in certain environments. Housing, raiding, trading, castle siege and lots of action will also be part of Black Desert. This title is surely a fine example of how MMORPGs are truly mutating towards immersion, realism and customization.

Platform: PC

Genres: Fantasy, Medieval, Sandbox

Release Date: Q4 2014

Access: N/A

4. The Elder Scrolls Online

The Elder Scrolls franchise is expanding to the MMO world and just as the original series, the online game will feature legendary alliances and tremendous battles. Despite the massive conflict warzones, the game will feature solo missions, group questing and public dungeons. It’s a promising PvE title, where crafting will be extremely customizable and crucial for the in game economy. There’s a huge hype about this game right now, however I don’t think it will be as great as expected, nevertheless being part of this list is more than reasonable.

Platform: PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genres: Fantasy

Release Date: 04/04/2014

Access: Retail Purchase & Monthly Fee

3. Gloria Victis

Gloria Victis is a medieval MMORPG from Black Eye Games. In this game players will assume the role of true knights fighting for glory, reputation and victory amongst all. The combat system includes feints, blocks and countless techniques, which allow players to shape their own style. A realistic weather and climate system will affect NPCs and players as well, for example cold has a chance to lower players’ mobility. Professions, nations and religions will be part of this dynamic world in constant change. With an accurate chance to become an honorable knight, Gloria Victis earns the fourth place.

Platform: PC, Mac

Genres: Fantasy, Medieval

Release Date: Q4 2014

Access: Free & Item Mall

2. The Repopulation
The Repopulation’s main goal is to introduce a set of fresh features to the MMORPG world, including a complete, dynamic and immersive sandbox experience accompanied of an advanced level of customization. Building unique skill sets as well as taking part of random engagements will become a reality. But that’s not all. This sci-fi game from Above and Beyond Technologies will enable city building, vehicle combat and two distinct game modes – the RPG mode and the action mode, based on players’ skill. Innovation seems to be leading this title into something big and new, which is totally a great attraction for MMO and action players.

 Platform: PC, Mac

Genre: Sci-Fi, Sandbox

Release Date: Q4 2014

Access: N/A

1. WildStar

The most anticipated MMORPG title of 2014 goes to Carbine Studios’ WildStar. This sci-fi action game introduces an innovative combat system with various dodge maneuvers, shields, blocks and aim skills. The most curious feature is the path feature, which allows players to pick a main trait for their characters, a crucial choice for the well development of certain professions and activities in-game. If you ever wanted to be a scientist, a settler or an explorer then your dream is about to become true. Using a peculiar cartoon-ish visuals, a great sense of humor and a promising combat system, this is definitely one of the best games coming out this year.

Platform: PC

Genres: Action, Sci-Fi

Release Date: Spring 2014

Access: Retail Purchase & Monthly Fee

  Note: Certain MMORPG games like EverQuest Next, Embers of Caerus, Star Citizen and Warhammer 40.000: Eternal Crusade weren’t included in this list because their release date is expected to happen during 2015.

14 Comments

  1. This post has made me so ridiculously excited. MMORPGs just get better and better.

  2. At least Elder Scrolls isn’t first as most gaming sites… there’s such a big hype for that game and it’s just gonna be another PvE feast. Wildstar sounds like a fun game, hope it lives up tot he expectation.

  3. Great list. I hope ArcheAge gets to be released soon for EU and NA.

  4. I played both Wildstar and ESO beta and although Wildstar’s humor is one of the best, the game itself is rather a generic 1122322111 smashing with boring quests, a terrible UI and a lot of bugs. ESO had bugs too (while I never met any gamebreaking ones), lean UI, beautiful areas, wonderful music, entertaining quests (usually questlines), full ES lore and feeling – so I decided for this one and can’t wait to play it again.

    • Wasn’t too impressed with ESO to be honest, combat was sluggish (especially as Templar healer), quests were just as generic as any other game (except you had to “explore” for some)and while there weren’t any crashes I definitely experienced a “game-breaking” bug or two. Such as one where I entered combat too early, which bugged out the main storyline quest therefore I would’ve had to have petitioned a ticket in order to continue in the game or delete the character. As well as that one of the quests before lvl 10 didn’t even function, so I don’t like to think about and end-game bugs. However, bugs aside, it just felt like the single-player games made multiplayer, not some revolutionary MMO that it’s boasting to be. TL;DR – ESO was pretty average and generic, just based in the elder scrolls world.

    • agree with another tester. as a longtime player of old school adult mmos eso is just another money grab from stupid children. if you aren’t insulted by playing this game then you should save your money and just play the new consoles. which is the tech in my comp from 4 years ago.

  5. Wow, that’s the first good thing I’ve heard about the ESO beta, Tester.

    I’m not very excited about anything that’s on the table yet.

  6. I’ve played a lot of ESO this Weekend and I have to say this game is fantastic. The world is beautyful and feels kinda like skyrim. I also managed to do the first dungeon. A very nice experience. It wasnt to easy and the bosses had some interessting mechanics. However, it was a little bit tricky to focus on the tank as a healer. But maybe that changes once i got the hang of it. I hope their system works out for more difficult dungeons as well.
    So the game feels fantastic, a little bit unfinished though, but it is still in beta. Servers seemed to be pretty stable as well. I think i didnt experienced any server related crashes like in a lot of betas I have played so far.

    I havent played wildstar yet, but i think if I wanted to play a game like this I stick to WoW. It seems like another clone of it. No real inovations there….

    • first off. mmos used to be for smart nerds. eso is a game for stupid children. its lacks any depth and was SOOOOO buggy. its a nerfed mmo at best and wont last 2 years of subs. itll go free to play like so many has beens. and as for wildstar how can you rate it if you haven’t played it? morons.

  7. Everquest Next Landmark, stupid noobs …

  8. Yeah so.. Otherland has been on hold for almost a year now. They’ve even pulled down the forums sometime in the last month or two. I’m pretty sure this game is dead until further notice. Where are you getting a 2014 release date from?

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