Top Ten Free-to-Play Games - The Time is Now (page 2 of 2)


In case it didn't come through clearly already, I think style="font-style: italic;">Runes of Magic is a
terrific game. Its more traditional play mechanics make it an easier
sell than Atlantica,
which has been my #1 free-to-play game since July 24, 2008 (22
consecutive weeks). Now it's time to crown RoM the new king. It's not
that Altantica
has done anything wrong. I am still fully in love with that game, but I
am equally impressed with Runes
of Magic
and think its mass appeal will propel it into the
limelight and fundamentally change the way the West views F2P titles.

Another change worth noting is the removal of style="font-style: italic;">Wizard101
from the list. The game is very well done and is a blast to play.
However, no one can keep playing it for free forever and really enjoy
the full experience. Unlike Dungeon
Runners
, which reminds us to subscribe every ten seconds
also, Wizard101
leaves non-paying players with a feeling of being left out of a
sizeable portion of the fun. Please download it and check it out, but
don't look for it to come back to this Top Ten.

Taking Wizard101's
slot is Requiem:
Bloodymare
.
This horror-themed MMOG has made the cut before, but I became annoyed
with the massive grind in the mid-twenties. I have word from a reliable
source that this problem is being corrected, so I wanted to bring it
back into the list for consideration. A fun mix of style="font-style: italic;">Resident Evil and style="font-style: italic;">EverQuest, style="font-style: italic;">Requiem
does things we've never seen in a game before. It is worth
some
time to try it out, and it's a great game if the grind really
has smoothed out enough. Stay tuned for more about style="font-style: italic;">Requiem.


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December 29, 2008

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Last
week: 2
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src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/36886/preview">
style="width: 334px; vertical-align: top;"> 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
  • First
    Impressions

2


Last
week: 1
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/38580"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/38580/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;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Atlantica Online - ( style="font-weight: bold;"
href="http://atlantica.ndoorsgames.com/" target="_blank">http://atlantica.ndoorsgames.com/)

NDOORS

3


Last
week: 3
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;"> 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;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Dungeon Runners -
( target="_blank">http://www.dungeonrunners.com style="font-weight: bold;">) NCSoft

4


Last
week: 4
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;"> 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;">Mabinogi - ( style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://mabinogi.nexon.net/">http://mabinogi.nexon.net)

NEXON

5


Last
week: N/A
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;"> 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;">Requiem: Bloodymare - ( href="http://www.playrequiem.com" target="_blank"> style="font-weight: bold;">www.playrequiem.com)

Gravity Interactive

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


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6


Last
week: 6
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/49892"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/49892/preview">
style="font-weight: bold;">Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine - ( href="http://megaten.aeriagames.com/" target="_blank">http://megaten.aeriagames.com)

Aeria
Games &
Entertainment

  • href="http://tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/1751">Megaten
    Portal
  • First Impressions (coming soon!)

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7


Last
week: 7
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/47950/preview"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/47950/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;"> 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;">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
  • First Impressions (coming soon!)

8


Last
week: 8
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/47949"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/47949/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;"> 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;">Magic World
Online
- ( href="http://mwo.enjoymmo.com/" target="_blank">http://mwo.enjoymmo.com style="font-weight: bold;">)

Goldcool Games

9


Last
week: 9
href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/47948"> style="border: 0px solid ; width: 100px; height: 100px;" alt=""
src="http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/47948/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;"> 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;"> style="font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;">Exteel -
(www.exteel.com)
NCsoft

10


Last
week: 10
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;"> 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;"> 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
  • href="http://www.tentonhamster.com/games/dream_mirror_online">Ten
    Ton Hamster DOMO Portal



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