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GamesRadar - Free MMOs Article

by Woges, 2008-06-21 16:59:07

 Joe Keiser writes up a top-ten of free MMOs.

In just a few years, the world of free MMOs has grown from a 2D ghetto of suspicious foreign ZIP files into a full-fledged gaming subgenre of international scale. Yet it’s still a wild, ungoverned field, with far-flung nations like Korea and Malaysia flooding the web with more and more no-fee games every day - many of which are archaic, incomprehensible, or just plain bad.

But there are plenty of gems out there if you know where to look. We spent dozens of hours whittling a list of nearly 60 of the highest-profile free MMOs down to a mere nine. The games we chose represent the field’s high points in terms of audiovisual quality, new-player friendliness, addictiveness, and overall quality and variety of content. None will cost you even a penny - the makers will just give them to you, in the hope that you’ll pay for custom in-game items and premium membership benefits - but they’re all worth your time. (With additional reporting by Kristen Salvatore).

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