Vikings: War of Clans

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High production attack and conquer strategy MMO with RPG and crafting elements. Read Review

Throne: Kingdoms at War

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Throne: Kingdoms at War is a strategy MMO from Plarium that rewards PvE play style more than PvP. Read Review

League of Angels

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Cool party building mechanic great for solo players who don’t mind grinding and/or paying money. Read Review


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AD2460 is a browser based 4x space empire builder and is one of the few that isn’t pay to win. Read Review

Soulcalibur Online

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Soulcalibur Online is a fairly generic browser MMO but with Soulcalibur characters to make it fun. Read Review

Adventure Quest Worlds

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Adventure Quest Worlds is a 2D side-scrolling browser MMORPG featuring a ton of classes and areas to Read Review

Forge of Empires

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Civilization-esque strategy MMO with 294 technologies to customize your empire. Read Review

Divine Storm

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Divine Storm is a fun flash-based MMO ARPG like Diablo with great graphics. Read Review

Dragon Awaken

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Dragon Awaken is browser MMORPG featuring pet dragons, party based battles, and dynamic classes. Read Review


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Torn is a crime-themed text based MMO with an active community and a ton of content. Read Review
Disclosure: Games are independently reviewed. However, may receive compensation from companies associated with the above games or third parties.



What is a Browser MMO?

A group of games that encompass quite a large array of titles. Browser MMOs were once limited to strategy titles like Forge of Empires and Clash of Clans. That is no longer the case, as more advanced browser games take the stage. Full fledged MMO features such as raiding, faction PvP, and guild support are finding their way into the land of browser games. At some point in time, we expect a game as technically impressive as World of Warcraft to make it’s way here.

The vast of majority of these browser titles are no download MMORPGs. Typically employing flash or simple ajax/php scripts (getting technical!), these games can be played from anywhere. A handful require a unity download, but is typically not an issue unless perhaps one is playing at work. But who would ever be doing that?? No one here I assure you…

But to that point, these games do have a large appeal to be played casually. They deliver a legitimate sense of satisfaction and achievement without the time commitment. Additionally, the games typically can be jumped in and out of on a whim. This is pretty appealing as people find themselves constrained by other activities (and other games).

Some browser MMO games actually go one step further. Automated movement, combat, and even questing is now a popular feature. That’s right. Players can now play and level up without actually playing the game. It’s a pretty strong divergence from the massive grinding the genre used to be known for. While this will undoubtedly be a strong selling point for some, it will equally be a turn off for others. It’s important to get this sorted out early when starting a new game.

The low barrier to entry for this sub-genre also makes it unique. Some indie developers are getting into the scene and finding their place. We’re seeing creative efforts by these developers that will ultimately improve browser games. The positives of no download gameplay is one less things for developers and customers alike to worry about. This allows for a focus on more creative aspects. Unfortunately, this low barrier to entry also means there is a large number of bad games.

There’s only so much time in the world to curate a strong list of titles, but we do our best. These browser based games and no download MMORPGs represent a strong mix of options for all of our readers. From strategy offerings to hack and slash to those fully automated titles, you’ll find a bit of everything on this page. Enjoy! And don’t play at work! (Unless you’re really bored or need a break or just need to finish one more quest or…well you decide what’s best.)