Top 10 Sandbox MMORPGs for 2015


Today we are going to take a look at the top 10 best MMO sandbox games that are coming out this year, 2015!  These games are going to be open world, and give you a huge amount of freedom, including: creation mechanics, player-housing, destruction mechanics and more.  The point of these games are that they are a huge open world and offer you a great amount of freedom.  With that in mind, we are going to rank these by which games will give you the most polish, the most freedom and all the tools that you would want in a sandbox.  Here’s our top 10 best sandbox MMOs for 2015!

[heading]H1Z1[/heading]Let’s start the list by talking about H1Z1, because we already know what it’s like, and we know that it lacks a lot of polish at this point.  But in the end, it’s really a good, genre-defining game, at least for being free to play.  The aesthetic of the game is not ground-breaking by any means, but in the end it gives us a huge amount of craftables, a lot of depth and the freedom to create fortresses, building, traps and more.

[heading]Crowfall[/heading]Here we have Crowfall, which looks like it will be similar to Albion Online, except far more immersive and will also be using a shard system (similar to Shards Online), so you will have a home-world and also other shards to go and explore.  It seems like the game will be similar oriented to open world PvP in World of Warcraft, except done right!  It will have voxel destruction, guilds, action combat and much more.

[heading]Albion Online[/heading]Albion Online has made it to a couple of top 10 lists that we have done in the past, mostly because it really is going to be genre-defining, as well as playable on many devices, like browser and mobile.  But really for a pure sandbox game it will be very polished and give you all the tools you want in a sandbox game.

[heading]Survarium[/heading]Survarium will be a little different from our usual open-world survival MMOs, because that’s going to be only one component of the game.  Which can be good or really bad.  Survarium will have instanced PvP battles as well as a co-op section, and also an open world area to play as a survival MMO.

[heading]The Repopulation[/heading]This game might not be for everyone, it will probably onlyl be for the most hardcore of player.  It will be a sci-fi shooter, but without any real shooting mechanics, playing more like your standard MMO.  The best part of the game will be the huge amount of content, but will probably not be for the casual gamer.  Those of you with a huge amount of patience, and willingness to try out a hardcore MMO game will be into The Repopulation.

[heading]The Division[/heading]The Division has a lot of potential, but so did Destiny!  With Ubisoft’s current track record, a lot of people are losing some of their hype and hope, but I’ve got my fingers crossed.  The main questions are how much freedom will we have, what are some of the limitations will there be.  The Division definitely looks great, which is mainly why people are excited about.  The story, RPG mechanics and sheer immersion are what may make The Division one of the best sandbox MMOs for the year.

[heading]Shards Online[/heading]There are a lot of really interesting sandboxers out there, but Shards Online will allow you to create your own little universe, which will be one of the most unique aspects of the game.  Traversing different players shards will give everyone a chance to try out many different ways that people are playing the game.

[heading]Reign of Kings[/heading]Currently in early access, the game will be released later this year and is looking really great and polished.  Think a mix of Skyrim and Minecraft.  The goal of the game is to own the throne and become the king and be able to do things like tax people on the server.  Even the lower level of gameplay seems fun and different.

[heading]Black Desert Online[/heading]Black Desert Online, from Pearl Abyss, will borrow a ton of things from some of our most favorite sandbox games like: open-world PvP, player-housing, a player-driven economy, an open-ended economy and more!  This mixed with the typical MMO and MMORPG archetypes will make this one a great choice for players who like hardcore sandbox games, as well as those who are typically RPG players.

[heading]Star Citizen[/heading]Our number one spot goes to Star Citizen, it’s got so much hype right now that I think you probably could have guessed it.  The risk and reward gameplay is something we love about sandbox games, and Star Citizen promises to bring just that, with a huge universe and a huge amount of options.  This will be the next generation of sandbox games and we’re super excited to get into this game and fully immerse ourselves in the universe.


EverQuest Next

EverQuest Next

EverQuest Next is a 3D Fantasy MMORPG currently under development by Sony Online Entertainment. Tagged as the largest sandbox to date, Sony promises that this next-gen title will revolutionize and reinvigorate the EverQuest Series. Unfortunately, not much information is available regarding its release.

EverQuest Next: Landmark

EverQuest Next: Landmark

EverQuest Next: Landmark is a 3D building MMORPG currently under development by Sony Online Entertainment. This free-to-play MMORPG combines a sandbox environment, a heavy environment manipulation and building focus, as well as crafting and PvP to create an immersive experience for fans of the series.

Let your imagination rule as you gather resources and craft weapons, tools, building materials, and so much more. Build anything from a small wooden hut in the woods to a hillside castle, or join other players and combine your efforts to create player-run towns.

Trials of Ascension

Trials of Ascension

Trials of Ascension (ToA) is a sandbox MMORPG currently under development by Forged Chaos. Set in the fantasy world of TerVarus, Trials of Ascension is geared to provide players with hundreds of hours of adventure.

Trials of Ascension will feature a skill system, meaning players will not be limited to classes and instead turn their character into their own creation. The crafting system is highlighted by an “Innovations” feature that gives your avatar a chance to receive an “innovation” only available to your character, allowing you to enhance or create new items, skills, or abilities. There will also be player-made settlements and kingdoms, as well as many different types of structures available for crafting. In PvP, ToA will focus on open world PvP and the possibility of perma-death.

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Top 10 Best Sandbox MMORPGs for 2013 – MMO Attack Top 10

MMO ATK’s list of the Top 10 Best Sandbox MMORPGs for 2013.

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Top 10 Upcoming Sandbox MMORPGs For 2013

Each year the MMO market grows more and more competitive. One of the less talked about genres in online gaming are sandbox MMORPGs. This type of MMO is very popular but tends to lack long term reliability. It’s a hard task trying to invent massive environments and still have players feel like they are creating the world around them. With games being funded through kickstarter and others failing ever see the light of day, it may be difficult knowing what MMO games are really worth your time. MMO Attack is here to help though, bringing you ten of the best sandbox MMORPGs to being released in 2013.