Each of these ten MMOs offers something different, whether in setting or in gameplay. Most are free to play, and all are free to try.
Web browser Maxthon is clean-looking and quick, with useful features.
Fight mutant chickens, explore ruins, and craft weapons in Fallen Earth.
You can literally reshape the world in Wurm Online, an incredibly deep sandbox game marred only by clunky graphics.
World of Tanks delivers arena-style PVP action, with tanks from the past century serving as your avatars in the world.
Ryzom offers unique features and a world that isn't Generic Tolkien Rip-off Number 12.
Meridian 59 a look back at the origins of a genre--and it's free.
An ambitious game, but often empty, Battleground Europe relies on too-realistic gameplay and dated graphics and interface.
Old-school PKing in the sandbox is what Darkfall is all about.
Plunder with puzzles! In Puzzle Pirates, quick wits--rather than quick fingers--help you navigate, pump the bilge, and battle your foes.
This unique, crafting-focused MMORPG uses no combat whatsoever.
Bright colors, busy screens, and some nice mechanics make this a great game for kids, but the intrusive upselling sours it.
Restore some of the information lost in the name of Spartan interfaces with Status-4-Evar.
TOME adds basic graphics and networked chat to the Roguelike experience.
EasyTables allows the user to create simple flat-file databases with minimal hassle...but too many bugs.