Online games are a huge hit in today’s world. Almost everyone who gets on the Internet has tried an online game at one time or another. And while some are so mediocre that you might quickly forget about them, others are such a gem that they’ll never be forgotten. From massive multiplayer online games to single player puzzle games, there is something out there for everyone. If you’re interested in trying out one of more of the most popular online games of 2011, consider checking out the following options:
1. World of Warcraft
This game has been going strong for years, and there is no slow down in sight. It’s considered an MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role playing game) and it provides hours upon hours of fun for people throughout the entire world who have access to the Internet and a decent computer. Players choose characters and names for themselves and set out into the world to take on quests, meet up with other real life players, and to fight the good fight as the story line develops. If you want to get your hands on this game play, you can get a free ten day trial but you will have to pay about $15 a month for access thereafter.
2. Lord of the Rings Online
This is another MMORPG that has gained in popularity since it’s inception. It is similar to the World of Warcraft in that it’s set in a world where people can meet up with and talk to one another no matter where they might be playing, and quests along with story lines drive what this game has to offer. Unlike the World of Warcraft however, you aren’t required to pay a monthly fee in order to play. This is a good game to get your feet wet if you are new to the world of multiplayer online gaming.
3. Star Wars: The Old Republic
Those who love the movies or just like looking at the characters will like this game concept. Set in the deep dark universe, players get to travel around space and complete quests that will help them and their fleet conquer the evil forces that abound. The galaxy is a huge one so don not expect to get bored too easily or quickly.
4. The Agency
This game is a little different than your average MMORPG as it also incorporates shooting and strategy in addition to the role paying aspect of it all. There are two factions to choose from when playing, both of which are pitted up against each other in the ultimate battle for control.
5. Guild Wars 2
This is a remake of the original game that was debuted years ago. There is a lot of new game play and options available in the newest version, which is creating quite a buzz among die hard online gamers. With updated quests, character options, and story lines, this is expected to be one of the hottest new games of the year.