6 of the Best Anime-Style Online Games

6 of the Best Anime-Style Online Games

Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) has a great impact on the game industry nowadays. Various game types emerge, from shooting and side-scrolling to RPG. Many aspects are affected by the popularity of the game, one of them is design. It includes characters and environment design, and some of the games adapt anime-style with colorful in-game environments! Here are the ones I would recommend.

1. Elsword Online

Elsword is a free to play 3D non-stop side-scrolling MMORPG developed by KOG Games. The game uses comic style world with anime-style graphics. Experienced or casual gamers can start playing right away because the game principal is easy to understand with 4-key basic controls, two basic attacks and some skill slots. Players can watch and hear their chosen character mature as their look evolves up to three times, fighting style progresses and voice changes.
The game has two gameplay systems, Player versus Environment (PvE) in which you are fighting against computer along the dungeon. You can play solo, or with your friends making a party of up to four players . Another gameplay is Player versus Player (PvP) in which you fight in a small map against other players. It can be one-by-one or by teams.

Type: MMORPG
Cost: Free-to-play
Platform: Windows
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2. Aura Kingdom

Aura Kingdom, is an Anime MMORPG developed by X-Legend. The game is set in the wildly alive world known as “Azuria”. This world is divided into three parts, beyond the sky is Aura Kingdom, a realm of light and spirit. Deep below the land is Pandemonium, where the demons live. Between is Terra, a place where humans live.
The game was released on December 23rd, 2013 (CBT) and January 6th, 2013 (OBT). Currently, players can choose from one of twelve classes; The Guardian, The Duelist, The Ravager, The Wizard, The Sorcerer, The Bard, The Grenadier, The Gunslinger, The Brawler, The Ranger, The Ronin and The Necromancer. Each class has different skills and specialties. Players then choose from one of the four starting Eidolon companions to team up with during battles.

Type: MMORPG
Cost: Free-to-play
Platform: Windows
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3. Dragon Nest

Dragon Next is a MMORPG with cute game characters featuring dazzled game environment, developed by Eyedentity Games. Currently, the game has eight basic classes: Warrior, Archer, Cleric, Sorceress, Tinkerer, Kali, Assassin and Lencea. Once you reach level 15, you have the opportunity to choose a specialization class.
The game system is rather different from the usual MMORPGs. It uses non-targeting game to ensure that players fully control character movements. The game has good storyline and various equipment as the rewards. In the PvP, experienced gamers can beat the higher players with skill alone.

Type: MMORPG
Cost: Free-to-play
Platform: Windows
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4. Ragnarok Online 2

Ragnarok Online is a free fantasy MMORPG based on Norse mythology inspired by the anime written by MJ Lee. The game has two seasons, first is Ragnarok itself with 2,5D graphic style and the second season is Ragnarok 2 with 3D graphic style. Even the game was developed by the same company, Gravity Interactive, the RO2 uses third person view, similar to the current popular games.
For a new player, you can choose one of five basic classes: Acolyte, Archer, Magician, Swordman or Thief. Once you reach level 25, you can choose advanced class for each basic class.
The game system isn’t much different from other MMORPGs, you can find PvE, PvP and crafting system. Even if you are new to this game, as long as you read the game guide, you can understand the game easily.

Type: MMORPG
Cost: Free-to-play
Platform: Windows
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5. Lucent Heart

Lucent Heart is a 3D free to play fantasy MMORPG developed by Suba Games. The game uses zodiac system with match making and dating features where players can even get married.
The difference from other MMORPGs that use warrior, mage, archer and so on for the class,is that Lucent Heart is focused on zodiacs which are the abilities that appear in the character’s creation window. When you’re in the window, there are twelve different zodiacs available. Each zodiac has special armor, ability, and horoscope enhancement. Each day, Lucent Heart announces a horoscope prediction specific to every player, which foretells their character’s abilities, such as their fortune in battle or love.
The Cupid System has a matchmaking function for two players on the server three times a day (based on Zodiac signs). If the matchmaking is successful, both characters will get a floating heart next to the character.

Type: MMORPG
Cost: Free-to-play
Platform: Windows
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6. S4 League

S4 League is a shooting MMO game developed by Pentavision. Different from other anime-style games, this game doesn’t get affected by player’s level, but rather by their skill including accuracy and fast-response. The character design is really stylish, followed by the colorful game environment. Players can freely design their character with hundreds of pieces of equipment, weapons and clothing.
The game has a few modes: “Tutorial & Practice”, “Battle Royal” (a classic random PvP known in various others as Third- and First-person shooter game), “DeathMatch”, “Captain”, “TouchDown”, “Chaser”, “Siege” and so on.

Type: First-person Shooter
Cost: Free-to-play
Platform: Windows
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