MMORPGs in the Philippines dates back to the time wherein Ragnarok was first released, introducing to us this new gaming genre. Funny that it has been since 2003 since Ragnarok was launched in the Philippines.
Until that time, MMORPGs have been taking the Filipino gamers by storm. And today, there are so many titles and genres to choose from — from racing to RPGs to dating games.
So without further ado, here are the top online games in the Philippines for 2013.
Slash slash slash slash slash slash slash slash! That’s the perfect description for this free-to-play action game. Dive into the Rusty Hearts universe and discover what lured the heroes of the Golden Seal team into a centuries-old battle with Lord Vlad and his minions!
RaiderZ is a Free-to-Play Massively Multiplayer Online RPG (or MMORPG for short) in which players engage in battle against colossal and powerful beasts in order to save the world of Rendel from destruction.
Experience action-based gameplay, join a hunting party, and team with up to 15 other adventurers to beat back the monstrous forces of destruction. In RaiderZ, you must hunt together, or die alone.
Twelve Sky 2 is an adrenaline-pumping Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) based on an oriental fantasy theme of ancient China. Offering a uniquely intense and addictive faction vs. faction based gaming system, Twelve Sky 2 is filled with battle and action which is bound to satisfy all the PvP needs of veteran and new players alike.
Rift is a fantasy-themed FTP MMORPG released way back in 2011. Rift is set in a world called Teleara, which is the focal point of different elemental Planes called: Air, Fire, Water, Earth, Life and Death, and it is at the one point where every one of these Planes intersect with each other that Telara exists. Each Plane is governed by a Dragon-deity, which is the personification of that elemental force.
DragonSaga is like Ragnarok Online (see below) but more cute. The design of the game reminds me of R.O.S.E. Online but the gameplay is like Ragnarok. Seriously. Gravity Games created this. In DragonSaga you get to choose from two species: Humans or Dragonkin which further branches to different job classes.
Scarlet Blade is a free-to-play, adult-themed sci-fi/fantasy MMORPG from LivePlex and Aeria Games. Set in a dystopian future, the game offers a unique world and story with sweeping landscapes, distinct classes, and several PvP modes. If you have a perverted mind and enjoy games with jiggling breast and sexy ladies wearing latex with out-of-this-world boobs, trust me, you’ll like Scarlet Blade.
League of Legends (LoL) is a multiplayer online battle arena game inspired by Defense of the Ancients. The objective is pretty much like DotA but heroes and very different.
Players in Heroes of Newerth control a single character in a 3/4 perspective, fantasy-based world. HoN focuses on hero control and development, and removes the trouble of common RTS games such as base management, resource collection and army building. Game is inspired also by Defense of the Ancients.
The objective of the scenario is for each team to destroy the opponents’ Ancients, heavily guarded structures at opposing corners of the map. You can play DotA via Garena.
DOTA 2 is a huge upgrade of the first version. The game is being developed by Valve with IceFrog as the lead designer.
Diablo 3 is the third installment of the Diablo franchise. New five classes are available to choose from: Wizards, Barbarian, Monk, Witch Doctor and Demon Hunter. The games also sports a new skill system which is very different from Diablo 2. And you get to kill Diablo this time.
Dragon Nest takes online RPGs to the next level. Dragon Nest incorporates non-targeting system gameplay to create a fast paced action filled experience. Players choose from a range of hero classes, characters that are of the Dragon Nest storyline that can equip customizable gear and weapons. Devastating skills can also be learned, to increase one’s power when defeating monsters in instanced dungeons or defeating other players in PVP.
The new iteration of Ragnarok Online II returns to the systems and mechanics of the original Ragnarok Online while keeping the 3D engine. The new Ragnarok Online boasts a new job system which is enjoyable to play.
War Inc. Battle Zone delivers hard hitting combat action to you in a free to play, online multiplayer, session-based shooter game, where you will compete with your friends and other players in real time, action packed team vs. team ground combat. All for Free! You can take it slow and easy, or rock as hard as you want to!
Mercenary Online is an action packed, multiplayer, PC, Third Person shooter game. You can either compete head to head in 8 on 8 battles across various game modes or go on intense co-op missions that culminate in epic boss fights.
Cross Fire is a free online first-person shooter featuring persistent rankings and five game modes – including the exclusive stealth-action Ghost Mode.
Dragona Online Philippines (Discontinued)
Dragona Online is a free to play 3D fantasy MMORPG with a unique Dragon Possession system. Dragona Global features 4 races, each of which offers 2 character classes. Totally, there are 8 classes available in the game, 4 male classes and 4 female classes. On top of that players will also have the ability to transform parts of their body or their full body into Dragon like properties.
iDate is an online interactive dating game, infusing the casual dating experience with music, dance and competition. Find your match on the dance floor and groove your way into love.
Weapons of War is a MMORPG published by GameClub that lets you choose among 5 character classes.
Brawl Busters is a fast-paced, third-person fighting game set in a cartoony 3D urban world. Players can battle each other through PvP or team up and defend the world from zombies.
This game features a massive guild-vs-guild battles and an beautiful world to explore.
Ragnarok Online is the very first and the biggest MMORPG in the Philippines that still captivates many players up to now. This is actually the Philippines’ most popular online game.
The game that jumpstarted the free-to-play movement in the country, RAN Online Philippines is the country’s first school-themed MMORPG, pitting campus vs. campus in an all out war for glory! Set in a distant future, players choose from three rival schools all vying for supremacy while at the same time teaming up to save humanity from an alien menace.
Grand Chase is the world’s first real time online fighting game that enables up to 6 players to engage in thrilling fights with each other. Grand Chase offers simple, arcade-style control patterns that players can easily use to combine skills and perform combo attacks; meeting the expectations of fighting game enthusiasts who rely on accuracy and timing.
One of the most anticipated MMORPGs in history, Cabal didn’t disappoint gamers and critics alike with its hybrid gameplay that combines role-playing and arcade elements into one. Players will find themselves on the edge of their seats with the visually stunning graphics and blazing action scenes as they discover the dark past of the bleak and unforgiving world of Nevareth.
Point Blank is a fast-paced and action-packed first-person shooter game set in a fictional country torn by civil war. Players chose between the two warring sides as they vie for supremacy through death matches and bomb missions. Point Blank offers a unique leveling system wherein players can add stats and unlock items as they complete quests.
Rohan takes place in a medieval themed land where magic, not science, governs the era. Players will be immersed in a world filled with fresh lush greens, arid wastelands and frozen tundra’s which are populated by Elves, Knights, Mages and even Dragons.
Perfect World is a full-feature 3D online game that is based on rich Chinese mythology and set in the world of Pangu, with entire generations of gods that paved the way for the creation of great civilizations. Anchored on groundbreaking creative elements and features that catapult it into the next level of 3D online gaming, Perfect World bestows players with the power to create their own legend and, ultimately, their own Perfect World.
KOS: Secret Operations is Level Up!’s premiere first person shooter game powered by the Valve Source engine, the very popular physics engine used in Counterstrike and Half-Life. Immerse yourself in hardcore shooting action with realistic graphics, real life guns and armor, and fast-paced gameplay.
The online rhythm game with the biggest following in the country, Audition Dance Battle continuous to adore its loyal fans and garner more through its simple and fun gameplay, coupled by its trendy, eye-candy graphics. Players can modify their avatars with much gusto using the game’s thorough character customization. Audition also features the hippest and latest dance hits and moves
RF Online Philippines (Discontinued)
Welcome to the world of RF Online. A mixture of science fiction and classic fantasy, RF Online is set in a distant planet where magic exists alongside high technology. Existing MMORPGs follow the typical fantasy setting complete with swords and sorcery, but RF Online defines a unique new game setting: the Clash of Civilizations.
Fly for Fun Philippines made history as the first MMORPG to incorporate flying in their gameplay. With a unique flying system and a deep character customization feature, Flyff Philippines is a fully 3D MMORPG that delights both the whimsical inner child as well as the hardcore player in every gamer.
Allods Online (Discontinued)
Allods Online takes gamers on a world-spanning adventure where Astral Ships take to the skies to do battle. Choose between the League and the Empire, build and control ships with your friends, and immerse yourself in an epic, sci-fi/fantasy world.
Bandmaster presents a brand new concept for online rhythm games as players can play up to six different instruments at the same time to produce a concert-like atmosphere. The game features a detailed avatar customization interface and a wide array of song list to play with. Bandmaster also has an innovative in-game platform that provides a unique social networking experience to its players.
CrazyKart is the first casual online racing game in the country, and the only game in the country infused with local flavor. Ride Pinoy jeepneys, race through Philippine landmarks and more! The fastest carts, the craziest tracks and loads of customizable options make CrazyKart the game to play when you want to have zooming good fun. CrazyKart is a very cute and a real Filipino online racing game.
Granado Espada (GE) is set in a detailed fantastic gameworld that reflects the 17th century and New World colonial exploration where technological tools of that period fuse with magic and wizardry. The result is a completely unique, immersive virtual world, filled with post Renaissance ingenuity, Baroque artistry and otherworldly wonders. Grando Espada is one of the most beautiful online games in the Philippines, if not, the world.
Mu Philippines by MUE is a rebirth of a community of old Mu Online players with majority of it’s game population of Philippine citizenship. Mu Philippines offers a new and a faster method compared to the old Mu PH. That means faster leveling up.
Shaiya is a Free to Download and Free to Play fantasy Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG). It has rich and expansive back story, clean graphics, fantasy soundtrack, immersive gameplay, tons of dungeons and quests!
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (commonly abbreviated to LOTRO, LotRO) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for Microsoft Windows and OS X set in a fantasy universe based upon J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth writings. It takes place during the time period of The Lord of the Rings.
In the land of Blenheim, an evil force has descended upon the world with destruction as its only goal. Together with your closest allies, you will explore Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9), a fantasy action multiplayer online role-playing game (MORPG), to rid the world of this foreign evil.
So those are the top online games in the Philippines for 2013. Did we miss something? Comment below!