The ballots are in, and the results have been tallied. We recently
asked our Premium Members to vote on the Best MMO Game of the Decade,
and we couldn't agree more with the choice. In fact, we had already
discussed the Best Game of 2001-2010 prior to asking our readers, and
were pleased, but not all together surprised, that they felt the same
way we did.
There is no argument to be had that one game that launched this decade
has had more success than any MMO previous or since. It has gained
millions of players worldwide and has become the 'standard' of MMO
It should come as no surprise, and a well-earned achievement, the Best
MMO Game of the Decade Award goes to none other than...
World of Warcraft
is undeniably the most played Western MMOG of all time. Boasting
millions of subscribers, this behemoth has made a permanent mark on the
MMO gaming space. A careful design of accessibility along with a sense
of achievement and progression rocketed the game to the top of the list
since its launch in 2004.
Six years later, the game community continues to grow. The recent
launch of its newest expansion, Cataclysm
sold a record-breaking number of copies to earn its spot as the fastest
selling PC game
of all time - not just MMO games. In fact,
the game is so well-known, that it is virtually impossible for anyone
to have ever played an MMOG without knowing about WoW. If those numbers
aren't enough, just ask any of the 35 million + characters
in the game.
Whether you're a casual player who enjoys exploration, or a hard-core
raider, chances are you'll find a place in World of Warcraft
to keep you entertained.