Top Ten Free-to-Play Games Week Eleven

By Danny "Ralsu" Gourley



style="font-weight: bold;">About This List

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Week in Review

My game of the week was Wurm
Online
. This game from OneTooFree AB is a real sandbox
game akin to the multi-user dungeons (MUDs) of the previous generation.
It runs in Java and actually looks pretty good. The real issue is
whether or not today's gamer is willing to work for his game anymore. I
mean, are we completely spoiled by quest non-player characters with
exclamation points above their heads?



It only took me one night of playing to answer my questions about style="font-style: italic;">Wurm Online. I'm
too lazy to play a MUD these days--no matter how pretty that MUD is.
So, Wurm Online
does not make the list. That does not mean it is a bad game. It just
doesn't fit my style.



Like a girlfriend I just can't stay mad at, style="font-style: italic;">Mythos has
reclaimed the number 1 slot on my list. I truly believe the game is good
enough to be a pay-to-play game. Luckily, we'll get it for free.



The List


Next week, I will download Cabal
Online
based on a reader tip.



Here are my Top Ten Free-to-Play Games for the week.



Disclaimer:
The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed are those of the author
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of
the Ten Ton Hammer network or staff.


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July 7, 2008

1

href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/30839"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/30839/preview">
style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Mythos
- ( href="http://www.mythos.com/">www.mythos.com style="font-weight: bold;">) Flagship Studios,
Inc.

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/329">Mythos
    Portal

Even if the current lag in development has me worried about style="font-style: italic;">Mythos, I can't
deny that it is the best game on this list.

2

href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/31567"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/31567/preview">
style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Mabinogi - ( href="http://mabinogi.nexon.net/">http://mabinogi.nexon.net)
NEXON

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/856">Mabonogi
    Portal

I may have hit a wall for what I can do in style="font-style: italic;">Mabinogi for free
recently.My character ages too fast for me to play casually.

3

href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/35119"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/35119/preview">
style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Rohan: Blood Feud - ( href="http://www.playrohan.com/" target="_blank"> style="font-weight: bold;">www.playrohan.com style="font-weight: bold;">) YNK Interactive

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/906">Rohan
    Portal

Rohan
continues to exist under the radar. It's a great game. style="font-weight: bold;">

4

href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/30840"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/30840/preview">
style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Wakfu - ( style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.wakfu.com/"
target="_blank">www.wakfu.com style="font-weight: bold;">)
Ankama

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/1017">Wakfu
    Portal

There are so many things I want to say about style="font-style: italic;">Wakfu. I must wait
until the non-disclosure agreement is waived.

5

href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/32333"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/32333/preview">
style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Dream of Mirror Online - ( style="font-weight: bold;" target="_blank"

href="http://domo.aeriagames.com/">http://domo.aeriagames.com style="font-weight: bold;">) Aeria Games &
Entertainment

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/997">DOMO
    Portal

Dream of Mirror
Online
really bucks the tradition of games from Asia
getting a poor English translation.

6

href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/33602"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/33602/preview">
style="font-weight: bold;">Dungeon Runners -
( target="_blank">http://www.dungeonrunners.com style="font-weight: bold;">) NCSoft

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/110">Dungeon
    Runners Portal

Dungeon
Runners
is a fun game to jst pick up and play casually. It
works better as a single player game than as a MMOG to me. style="font-weight: bold;">

7

href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/30841"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/30841/preview">
style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Warrior Epic -
( href="http://warriorepic.com/">http://warriorepic.com style="font-weight: bold;">)
Possibility Space

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/691">Warrior
    Epic Portal

Warrior Epic
has been cranking up the media hype lately. People in the beta are not
allowed to talk about it, though.

8

href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/30838"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/30838/preview">
style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Magic World
Online
- ( href="http://mwo.enjoymmo.com/" target="_blank">http://mwo.enjoymmo.com style="font-weight: bold;">)
Goldcool Games

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/983">Magic
    World Online Portal

If Magic World Online
had teh graphics of any other game on this list, it would be in the top
3.

9

href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/36886"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/36886/preview">
style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Runes of Magic -
( href="http://www.runesofmagic.com/">www.runesofmagic.com style="font-weight: bold;">)
Frogster

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/1234">Runes
    of Magic Portal

Runes of Magic
has the look of a polished game. Here's hoping the translation gets as
much attention as the graphics.

10

href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/34626"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/34626/preview">
style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Requiem: Bloodymare - ( href="http://www.playrequiem.com/">www.playrequiem.com style="font-weight: bold;">) Gravity Interactive

  • href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/769">Requiem
    Portal

Requiem
would make an awesome online multiplayer game for PC or any console. As
a MMOG, it loses something after 20 levels or so.



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