10. Opening our list of the Top 10 iOS MMO is Blitz Brigade – Online multiplayer shooting action!
Prepare for an exciting battle for supremacy in Gameloft’s flagship team-based shooter. While not exactly known for their originality, the mobile game studio has managed to serve smartphone gamers with a dose of much needed first-person action. With its cartoon visuals, team-based mechanics, and colorful cast of characters, it’s pretty much a pocket-sized edition of Valve’s popular Team Fortress 2. Divided over 7 classes, pick from their lineup of 12 badass characters, dand play a decisive role in the battlefield as medics, snipers, engineers, and more. When the chaos ensues, it’s a strategic battle of wits, reflexes, and skills, that forces you to get good or get out.
Thankfully, packed with the intense team battles is the useful voice chat option to communicate strategies, and share battleplans with your team. Offering four different game modes, rack up kills in deathmatch, capture flags, dominate the battlefield, or eliminate everything in sight. So head into their scenic arenas, and have victory in the crosshairs. It has a PlayScore of 7.91.
9. Olympus Rising
What better way to celebrate the joys of battle than with the founders of military strategies themselves. From the makers of Nonstop Knight and Royal Revolt, Flaregames most recent MMO serves to stir the pot of today’s pool of games, bringing you to Greece’s prolific ancient mythology.
With the collapse of the gods precious home, it’s up to you to rebuild Olympus and bring it back to shape in time to win the war. Play as a literal god, and build yourself an empire on the ruins of Olympus. Form a team of legendary greek icons, and amass armies to lay siege to other islands for territorial control. With more islands under your watch, it adds another layer of strategy to the game as you try defend each of them from the threat of invasion. With their jaw-dropping graphics, immerse yourself in a world of Greek fantasy that sets the bar high for mobile game quality.
8. Dungeon Hunter 5
Gameloft scores itself another spot on this list with this fifth entry to their medieval MMORPG. Originally released on the PS Vita, their dungeon crawling hack and slash has come a long way since their Diablo clone days. While it looks like they’ve gone back to the Diablo imitation game, Dungeon Hunters manages to be a serviceable MMO.
This time, the series improves on the narrative front with a compelling new story to discover. Play as a bounty hunter under cover of darkness, and help bring justice to a land enveloped by darkness and chaos. Customize your characters skills and abilities, and watch them fight with their swords and spells. Along with the remarkable graphics, the world is made even more alive with the return of full voice acting and dramatic soundtracks. If you don’t mind having to deal with the company’s annoying freemium system, then Dungeon Hunters just might be a game to consider. It has a PlayScore of 8.06.
7. Order & Chaos Duels – Trading Card Game
If there’s one thing to say about the mobile game giant, it’s that they really know how milk a franchise.
Through the years, their primary MMO has seen a handful of noteworthy spin offs. From their hit MOBA, Heroes of Order and Chaos, comes a trading card game anchored on the same universe and artstyle of the Order and Chaos games. Travel to the fictional Haradon and use your cards and might to rid the world of evil. Within the 300 cards to collect, you’ll meet a roster of familiar faces who will aid you in the battle against the demonic Zepar. Build the ultimate deck, and use various enchantments to buff minions or to weaken the opposing forces.
The new TCG has been praise for its high production value, and slick visuals. It’s also been commended for their friendly gameplay that attracts both veterans and newbies of the genre. As with most Gameloft games, you still might find yourself paying the high price for success. Nonetheless, it has a PlayScore of 8.15.
6. Plunder Pirates
Taking massive notes from today’s most popular strategy management game, Midoki’s Plunder Pirates is essentially a pirate-themed Clash of Clans. But that’s not to say it’s a bad thing. With its gorgeous 3D visuals and adorable art style, it pulls of many off the things that made CoC great, while adding a sprinkle of features to bring home the nautical theme. In their traditional multiplayer mode, set up camp on a scenic island and build homes for your pirate adventurers. Arm your base with the best artillery to defend against rival attacks, and bring along your best crew to ransack the neighboring isles.
To complete the pirate life, their single-player campaign will let you explore the oceans around you–discovering treasures, and uncovering the sea’s many secrets. Aside from their unique campaign, it doesn’t offer too many innovations on the formula. But it does execute the basics well, translating the time-tested mechanics into a charming nautical escapade. It has a PlayScore of 8.22.
5. Clash of Clans
The one game that changed the tides of the mobile MMO sphere. Released in 2012, SUPERCELL’s freemium strategy is a modern classic that continue to pique the interest of the mobile masses. Spawning thousands of clones, it remains the number one pick, with its trademark 3D visuals, polished mechanics, and addictive gameplay. Create your own village from scratch and defend it from invading players with impenetrable walls, and loyal warriors.
Or head to the real-time battlefield and fight against enemy defenses with your time-tested strategies. With the power of gold and elixirs, upgrade your artillery, promote your troops and head for battle once more. But the fight to the top of the leaderboards is no easy feat, join clans and defeat the highest players with your combined might. However haunted by annoying in-app purchases, it’s still one of the best base-building mobile games on the market. It has a PlayScore of 8.26.
4. Age of Wushu Dynasty
Looks like the popular Martial Arts MMO has made it on the mobile, too. A combination of the source material, and their very own Tai Chi Panda, Snail Games has brought a pocket-sized version of the original.
Despite the downgrade to a more compact platform, they never skimped on production value, with their fluid yet satisfyingly chaotic fights. Travel back to ancient China, and experience the action and serenity that the art of Wushu offers. With their two-handed virtual pad, perform feints and parries to break defenses, and time your movements to slash enemies in graceful fashion. With a little bit of practice, you’ll be kicking and slicing through their various anachronistic opponents in no time. Navigate through the eight schools of Martial Arts, bask in their unique artstyle, enjoy the tranquility of their Chinese landscapes.
Elegant, polished, and sophisticated–just like the Age of Wushu. It has a PlayScore of 8.27.
World domination is right at your fingertips with this compelling mobile strategy from Nexon ang Big Huge Games.Taking elements from Civilization and the multi-awarded Clash of Clans, create your own base, take them through the ebb and flow of time, and defend them from invaders. It’s a historical journey, as you oversee your country’s development, from the primeval times to the modern age. Choose from 8 global powerhouses, and use each of their unique features to expand your influential sphere. Lead your citizens through every trying period. Rule tribes of hunters and gatherers, industrialize your bustling metropolis, and master the science of war. You’ll even encounter history’s famous icons, from the artistic innovator Da Vinci, to formidable monarchs like King Sejong and Catherine the Great.
Pillage nations for valuable resources in PvP, forge powerful alliances in 50v50 warfare, and write your name in the pages of history.
2. Dark Legends
In a genre dominated by vibrant lands and fantastical creatures, Spacetime Studios’ supernatural MMO. Step inside the dark and gritty world of the hunted vampires and aid them in their quest for survival. Hunted down by a horde of human supremacists, you must defend your tribes against or face the perils of extinction. Sacrifice your immortal soul, and fight werewolves and warlocks using worldly weapons and your lightning-fast reflexes. Eliminate your foes with your newfound vampiric talents, and receive a collection of unique powers and treasures to boost your odds against the hunters. Fight alongside friends in their co-op mode, or feed on your fellow vampires with their fast-paced PvP. Aside from their impressive 3D visuals, Dark Legends delivers a fantastic MMO experience thanks to intuitive controls, expansive campaigns, and enjoyable hack and slash action. Although it’s still far from the perfect mobile game, it’s still an adventure you can sink your teeth in. It has a PlayScore of 8.32.
1. And the best MMO on the iOS is Arcane Legends
From the same studio that brought us Pocket Legends and Dark Legends comes another exciting hack and slash MMO.
It seems what Spacetime Studios lacks in title creativity, they make up for with polished execution and impressive content. Discover the massive online world of Arlor and partake in a stunning medieval fantasy populated by Goblins, Dragons, and warriors of strength and magic. Choose from three different classes, roaming their 3D lands as warriors, rogues, and sorcerers. Battle against trolls, necromancers, and more using your varying skills, and grow ever stronger with hundreds of levels, items, and upgrades. You’ll also have a choice of pets to bring along in your many misadventures, fighting alongside you, hacking and slashing through ferocious beasts. Challenge players in a 3v3 PvP, engage in co-op adventures with friend, and collect over 1000 weapons and items. Venture to the land of Arlor and experience a definitive mobile MMORPG.