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The Best Anime MMORPGs In 2021

The Best Anime MMORPGs In 2021

Glossy avatars? Check! Huge eyes that pierce into your soul? Double-check! Over-the-top combat lines? You got it! Ridiculously funny dialogues? Sure thing! Fast-paced thrilling combat? We have plenty of that! Get a load of all that and much more with these Best Anime MMOs.

Tree of Savior

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Tree of Savior is one of the cutest anime MMORPGs ever. It’s the unique art style that draws most people towards it. However, this game is more than colorful graphics and fairy-tale characters. It has a complex character system that allows players to freely design their avatars. It also has tons of cosmetic options.

PvE content includes quests, open-world activities, dungeons, and challenging bosses. Guild wars and PvP arenas are not missing either.

Tree of Savior is available on Steam as a free title.

Aura Kingdom

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Aura Kingdom perfectly fits the requirements of any anime and MMORPG fan. Just a quick look at the beautiful world of Azuria is enough to know that it will absorb every hour of your gaming time. Solid gameplay elements make Aura Kingdom more than a pretty game.

Fast-paced combat, a wealth of possibilities to customize characters, a complex companion system, and lots of content will keep you entertained for a long time. On top of that, thousands of Steam users recommend this free-to-play anime MMORPG.

Blade & Soul

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Anime may not be the first word that comes to mind when one thinks about Blade & Soul, but there are several reasons to include it on this list. For starters, it’s one of the best free-to-play MMORPGs. It has regular updates, many end-game activities, and a diverse class selection. You can go a long way without visiting the premium store. The combat is fun and fast-paced. B&S may not look adorable but the characters do have an anime look and the visuals are just gorgeous.

Soul Worker

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Soul Worker boasts about having a “real anime feeling” and that’s no overstatement. Intense boss fights, flashy combat moves, cute characters with big innocent eyes, and deadly skills…this game has everything.

The action takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. You can discover the story alone or team up with three fellow players for co-op questing. More than 100 dungeons and large-scale PvP battlefields will give you plenty of ways to interact with other players.

Soul Worker is available via Steam as a free-to-play game.

Closers

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Who’s ready to take on otherworldly monsters who’ve come to wreak havoc on our planet? Positive reviews from thousands of Steam users stand as testimony that planet Earth has more than enough defenders.

Closers present an episodic story in an anime setting. Thousands of items, weapons, skills, and armors allow players to come up with one-of-a-kind characters.

Players will need to be quick on their feet in action combat as they have to jump, dodge, and execute combos to drive out the invaders. Or the other players in PvP battles.

Phantasy Star Online 2

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Phantasy Star Online 2 is a free-to-play anime MMORPG with a fair approach to the microtransaction system. Free players have access to all the game content. On top of that, they don’t need to grind for hours on end to catch up with the premium users.

The unique and challenging combat system is what sets PSO2 apart from other MMOs. Players can customize their combat techniques. Nine classes and 18 different types of weapons open up a multitude of possibilities when it comes to play style diversity.

Mabinogi

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Mabinogi is a veteran MMORPG that came out in 2004. Yes, it’s an old game and the graphics reflect it but guess what? Cute anime games never go out of style. The artwork is simply adorable but there’s more than that.

The skill-based character system is one of the game’s best features. Players can mix skills, items, and even titles to personalize their avatars. The tactical combat system is another great feature. If you know how to use your skills you can finish challenging encounters without a single scratch.

Regular updates and events keep things fresh for new and veteran players.

Flyff

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Fly for Fun is one of the most unique MMO experiences. Why? Because flying is not just a means of transportation, it’s an integral part of the character system.

Players change jobs (classes) as they level up. It may seem weird but it’s a great way to achieve play style versatility. Players can also set up shops to sell their items to others. Flyff has guild-only PvE events and PvP guild sieges. In fact, there are several end-game activities available only to those that are part of a guild. It’s a great social system to bring players together.

Digimon Masters Online

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Based on the insanely popular Digimon franchise, this MMO offers an RPG experience in a social environment. There are hundreds of these DIGItal MONsters to collect and DIGIvolve. Raise your Digimons and team up with other players for dungeons and raids. More than 50 maps are available so there is plenty of PvE content.

Customization options such as outfits and more are part of the game too.

The only downside to Digimon Masters Online is that it doesn’t have a PvP system.

Dungeon Fighter Online

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If fast-paced action is your heart’s desire, Dungeon Fighter Online will make your heart explode. In a good way, of course. DFO is a side-scrolling 2D game similar to classic fighting titles such as Street Fighter and Golden Axe.

You embody an action hero in a fantasy world. A variety of classes with unique combat styles are among the game’s best features. Players have also praised the combo-based action combat. Spectacular moves, deadly techniques, and amazing animations make each encounter an exciting experience. PvE or PvE, you can be sure that you’ll get your daily dose of thrilling action.

Elsword

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Can’t get enough of beat ’em up side-scrolling anime MMOs? Elsword is another game that fits the bill. It comes with RPG mechanics, fast-paced combat, and a horde of enemies to defeat. The game is best enjoyed in co-op mode that allows players to conquer more than 50 multiplayer activities such as dungeons. Several PvP modes with up to eight participants are also on the features list.

The character customization system creates endless opportunities for players. Thirteen unique fighters, lots of skills, and job changes are available.

Twin Saga

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Twin Saga is set in a fantasy world that has fallen into chaos. One of the twin guardians allowed power to corrupt her and that almost spelled the world’s demises. Not on your watch! Convince Senshis (player companions) to join you and together you can set things right. Twin Saga has a versatile class system that features multiple classes, skills, gear choices, and more. Timed combos and finishers complete the dynamic combat. Large-scale PvP battles support up to 200 players.

When you feel like taking a break, hang up your sword and pick up the shovel. The housing feature comes with a farm, crafting, and house customization.

Maple Story

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The funny thing about this veteran anime MMO is that it outlived its successor. Maple Story features an adorable art style with cute 2D graphics. Don’t be fooled by the sweet and casual appearance because, gameplay-wise, this seemingly innocent title packs quite a punch. More than 40 unique classes, a ton of cosmetic options, and diverse activities guarantee hundred of hours of fun.

The story is told with quests that take players on an adventure across the world. They journey through diverse environments, meet NPCs, discover secrets, and take down powerful enemies.

Final Fantasy XIV

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Yes, this is a predictable entry on our Best Anime MMOs list. If you haven’t tried FFXIV by now, you should reconsider your priorities. In all seriousness, this game is amazing. It has everything you could want from an MMORPG. Diverse classes, content, amazing graphics, captivation story, humorous quests, challenging raids, PvP, and player housing to name but a few.

Unlike the other games on this list, Final Fantasy XIV is not free to play but it has a generous trial so you’ll get a good idea of the gameplay without spending a cent.

What is your favorite Anime MMORPG? Let us know in the comments!

Blood Speaker

Wednesday 7th of July 2021

Per the Steam site:

Notice: At the request of the publisher, SoulWorker - Anime Action MMO is no longer available for sale on Steam.

Article needs update.

Lykos

Saturday 31st of July 2021

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1377580/Soulworker/ I think it's because they released the English version last year