Did you know that according to the Entertainment Software Association, 74 percent of Mom’s play video games? I can claim I definitely fall into that category considering I’ve been playing online multiplayer games since my teen was just a baby. Today there are tons of ways to play these games from mobile apps to internet browser games. Below I share with you my favorite free to play online multiplayer games of all time.
#10. Villagers & Heroes of a Mystical Land http://www.villagersandheroes.com/
This relatively new 3D world fantasy based roleplaying game by Mad Otter is accessible through a free standalone client which you can download from their website. The customization ability of this game is what makes it stand out from all the others. There are many ways to make your character unique and you can spend hours exploring, crafting, or conquering quests.
# 9. Drakensang http://www.drakensang.com/
I would have to say this German based, visually striking, action packed roleplaying game is a favorite because you play it right from your browser! There is absolutely nothing to download, simply sign up and press the “start the battle” button.
# 8. Castleville http://zynga.com/play/castleville
Of the plethora of games from Zynga this app based social simulation game is one of my favorites as I love castle-anything. Explore your own little corner of a magical land while building your castle and completing quests to free your kingdom from the murky Gloom.
#7. OMGPOP http://www.candystand.com/play/omgpop
Ok, so OMGPOP is not a single game, but a site filled with games and I am having a really difficult time picking my favorite one. Play free multiplayer board and puzzle based games with your friends and win free prizes while you’re at it.
#6. Adventure Quest Worlds http://www.aq.com/
Adventure Quest is one of the single player action based classics that have been online since 2002, and in 2008 the game expanded to include a massive multiplayer version.
#5. Travian http://www.travian.com/
Travian is a real-time strategy based browser game that allows you to build a village, harvest resources and interact with thousands of other Travian players from all over the globe.
#4. Neopets http://www.neopets.com/
Neopets, a virtual pet site has been around since 2000, and allows players to create and care for their virtual pets while exploring the world of Neopia. While this game is mostly considered a single player game, it does have multi-player interactions within the game.
#3. Vindictus http://vindictus.nexon.net/
Vindictus is a Korean based online roleplaying game that is in some part a prequel to the game Mabinogi. The game has absolutely beautifully stunning graphics in my opinion. Players choose one of seven characters with unique skills to complete episodic quests.
#2. DC Universe Online https://www.dcuniverseonline.com/
From Sonly Online Entertainment this free to play action adventure game is available both online as well as on PlayStation. Play as your favorite DC hero or villain or create your own unique version. I absolutely love the customizable features of the character creation on this game.
And the absolute best free to play online multiplayer game I’ve ever played is:
#1. Allods http://en.allods.com/
This game puts me in mind of another very popular (although subscription based) game, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft (WoW), however Allods is definitely a unique game all to itself. So, if you’re looking for the ease of familiarity of WoW, but something with its own flair, then Allods is for you.