MMORPGs are some of the most interesting types of games out there. They allow massive amounts of other players to play and interact with one another in huge, ever-evolving worlds. This can lead to some really cool worlds that feel alive and lived in. New World is one of these games.
But it isn’t the only great MMORPG out there. There are many, many different games that fall under this genre that you would definitely be interested in playing if you liked New World. And here in this ranking, I will be going over my picks for the Top 10 Games Like New World.
#10 – Planet Side 2
First up is Planet Side 2. This is an MMO game just like New World, but it’s not an MMORPG. Rather, it’s a first-person shooter with ground, vehicle, and air combat. The game takes place in a distant solar system, in which three different factions are fighting for control of the planet. You the player will choose one of these three factions, gaining access to that group’s unique set of weapons and vehicles.
You’ll be able to choose from one of several different classes available. You can be a standard assault trooper, fighting on the front lines with an assault rifle. You can also be a marksman, using a powerful sniper to deal high damage from a safe distance away. The game is a sandbox, allowing you to navigate through a big open world and complete enemy objectives in multiple different ways.
The game has a similar sense of comradery that New World has, allowing you to fight alongside other players who are in the same faction as you. The combat is certainly pretty different from what is offered in New World, but if you don’t mind the different genre you’re in for a fun time.
#9 – Eve Online
Eve Online is a realistic, player-driven multiplayer game set in the distant future. You have a massive galaxy to explore, full of opportunities for making money and role-playing the kind of person you want to be. In the game, you’ll use your ship to explore the galaxy, engaging in combat to fight space pirates and harvest valuable resources to become a powerful industrialist.
Out of all the MMOs out there, this one is definitely the most interesting because of how player-driven it is. Player factions are very common, and there’s a lot of interactivity and role-playing. I have to strongly recommend that if you do get into the game, you join an alliance with other players right away. The game isn’t that beginner-friendly, but having a community to support and protect you will really help you out.
If you love the multiplayer components of New World and don’t mind playing a science fiction game instead of a high-fantasy, then this is the game for you.
#8 – Black Desert
Black Desert is an open-world MMORPG that takes place in a vibrant, high-fantasy world. This is an action RPG with high-octane combat that rewards fast reflexes and well-thought-out tactics. You can team up with other players in the game or fight against them, taking part in massive battles between different player-controlled factions. This is probably one of the best games on this list that blends real-time strategy and playing from a single-character perspective.
If fighting enemies is not your thing, don’t worry. There are plenty of other activities that you can partake in online to keep you engaged. You can make your money as a trader, traveling around the world buying and selling various goods. You can tow the land and throw down some seeds, growing crops as a farmer that you can sell for money.
Black Desert gets my full recommendation if you love the variety of things to do, as well as the combat and player interaction of New World. There’s an endless amount of content, which is especially impressive considering the game is only $9.99 USD.
#7 – RuneScape
RuneScape is one of the most iconic MMORPGs out there. This fantasy MMORPG has practically defined the genre, and has been very influential on MMOs since its release back in 2001 (it’s even older than World of Warcraft!).
Now, we have a new version of RuneScape. This is a complete overhaul of the original game, with vastly improved graphics, more content, and lots of new ways to explore and interact with the world of Gielinor.
Like many MMOs, you have a lot of choices to make that determine how you play. There are many different ways to build your character and create a unique fighting style. There are also many jobs and side activities that you can pick up to generate some cash on the side.
#6 – World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is without a doubt the most ICONIC game on this list. First released back in 2004, this game allowed players to explore a vast open world, choosing from a huge list of different races and classes, and then setting off on a high-fantasy adventure.
There’s a reason why the game is so iconic. While the graphics may not be the best, the gameplay certainly holds up well. This game features a lot of unique enemies and bosses to fight, cool locations to explore, and many different side activities to keep you occupied in between quests.
Being as old as it is, it’s no surprise that the game is overflowing with content. There is so much to see and to do, with many different expansions for you to try out. With all the different races and classes I chose earlier, there’s no shortage of replayability, either.
#5 – Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is an interesting one. This game is not an MMO, instead being a single-player game. But did you know that originally during its development it WAS going to be an MMO? This is something you can see when you play the game, most notably in the level design.
So if you are looking for a game that has the feeling and gameplay style of an MMO that you can play on your own, this might be your game!
The amount of classes that you can choose from is more limited than in most games, but the classes that are here are pretty in-depth and have a lot to offer. The combat is definitely the best part of the game, however. It’s very satisfying to play, especially once you get a really powerful character.
#4 – Guild Wars 2
Next on this list of the Top 10 Games Like New World, we have Guild Wars 2. This is a pretty recently released MMO action RPG that came out only in Summer 2022. Despite only just coming out a year ago, the game is jam-packed with content, with thousands of hours worth of things for you to see and do.
This is a high-fantasy game in which you explore a beautiful world of magic and mystery. Choose from one of several different classes level up your character and get better gear. This is a pretty beginner-friendly RPG, so if you have a friend who doesn’t normally play these kinds of games it shouldn’t be too hard convincing them to play.
Speaking of RPG elements, this game offers you a lot of choice in the characters you want to create and how you want them to interact with the world. There are many different races to choose from and many different classes, each with unique ways of playing the game.
#3 – Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars: The Old Republic is my personal favorite game on this list! Set thousands of years before the events of The Phantom Menace, The Old Republic is an MMORPG that allows you to create and customize a character, choose a class and backstory, and role-play the Star Wars character of your dreams. This is arguably one of the best Star Wars games out there due to the sheer amount of content as well as how high-quality that content is.
I really, really love RPGs, and this game offers a lot of choice in both a narrative sense as well as how you build your character. There are a total of eight different storylines for you to complete, and you’ll only be able to do the one that belongs to the respective class you chose. This not only gives you lots of replayability, but it means that your choices have consequences that will alter the game experience.
Both Star Wars: The Old Republic and New World are similar in several ways, but The Old Republic is still a very different game. Because of this, it’s got many of the things you loved about New World, while also offering a fresh experience that justifies giving it a try.
#2 – GreedFall
GreedFall is a single-player, action RPG, and it’s one of the best ones in recent years too. The game features really engaging combat and a satisfying progression system, with many different abilities and skills that you can unlock and use on your character to really flesh them out and make their play style unique. It’s incredibly satisfying the more you play the game.
The story is also well done, with lots of memorable moments that make you want to play through the game all over again. There are also several narrative choices that you can make which will affect the story. This goes beyond just simple dialogue changes, although that is in the game, too.
Overall, there is just a lot to love about this game, especially if you enjoyed New World. I also highly recommend it if you have ever played single-player, choice-based RPGs such as Fallout: New Vegas or The Outer Worlds.
#1 – The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online has been a really great addition to the Elder Scrolls IP. While it’s a shame that Elder Scrolls VI won’t be coming out for a long while, at least we have ESO to keep us occupied in the meantime. Taking place across the continent of Tamriel, you’ll create a character, choose their race and class, and set out to embark on daring adventures. Pretty standard, I know, but it’s well executed.
The game has a lot of content for you to experience. Even in the base game, there are many different quests and NPCs to meet and interact with. This game has some really great exploration. It’s not as good as Skyrim’s, but most definitely pretty close. If you’ve ever wanted to explore Tamriel with a friend, this is a great way to do it.
If you don’t have anyone to play ESO with, that’s fine too. The community of Elder Scrolls Online is one of the friendliest out there. This is just one of the many reasons why Elder Scrolls Online is so great.