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5 Browser RPG Games Every Gamer Needs To Play
Out of disk space? Downtime in the office? Just prefer a simpler time?
If you’re searching for a captivating RPG that won’t bloat your hard drive, you’ve hit the right place.
We love browser RPG games, too. But while there are plenty to choose from, there’s just not enough time to play them all.
To help you out, we round up the five that keep us glued to the screen, time and time again…
1. Kingdom of Loathing
With its hand-drawn stick figures and satirical script, Kingdom of Loathing has stood the test of time. First released in January 2003, it remains as funny and ridiculous as almost 15 years ago.
You get a certain number of turns each day, and the game is constantly evolving. It’s in Open Beta, so new features are frequently added, much to the delight of the active, player community.
2. League of Angels 2
League of Angels 2 is a free browser RPG and sequel to the infamous League of Angels. Compared to its predecessor, LoA2 sees noticeable improvements to the graphics and the gameplay, as well as a much more developed universe.
The new roster includes 60+ available characters, each from a different faction. The main story arc features multiple chapters, but to play the (somewhat tricky) elite dungeons, you’ll have to be Level 15 or above.
LoA2 also offers daily quests (and prizes), as well as weekly cross-server PvP events, for massive battles. The sequel caters well to beginners too, and as a newbie, you’ll soon find yourself lost in the beautiful battle environments.
3. Drakensang Online
As far as browser RPG games go, Drakensang‘s graphics are astounding. In fact, the animations are on par with some of the best premium games in the genre.
Set in the medieval ‘Anderworld,’ there are hundreds of available quests and more monsters than one can dream of. Start by choosing one of the player classes – Spellweaver, DragonKnight or Ranger. Each boasts a different set of combative skills and progressions.
Drakensang also has a great co-op feature, where teams of up to four players can work together to tackle quests. If you want to dominate with your buddies, it’s best to look the part, too. For a competitive edge, gaming logos can be a great way to stand out and represent your team efforts uniquely.
4. Adventure Quest Worlds
An adaptation of the popular Adventure Quest, Adventure Quest Worlds is an excellent in-depth browser RPG game. With 5 million+ registered accounts and daily logins surpassing 300,000, its community is one of the most extensive on the web.
The format is the genre-standard, 2D fantasy adventure quest style. However, Adventure Quest Worlds is built for a younger audience. The servers have incorporated a neat feature that only allows certain words to be used in the chat box – great for concerned parents.
It can be quite buggy, though. We love it anyway.
5. Kings Road
Wizard? Knight? Archer?
It’s your choice. Whichever you choose, in King’s Road you’re competing to save the town of Alderstone from the clutches of evil.
The co-op play is well-designed, its drop-in drop-out nature works seamlessly. Still, if you’d rather brave the world alone, you are welcome to. It’s tricky, but expect to be rewarded handsomely with gold.
Best Browser RPG Games?
When it comes to RPGs, the above picks are perfect for simple, streamlined gaming. But if you find yourself addicted to the genre (and you will), you might want to consider a more comprehensive, downloadable, RPG game.
If you’re ready to make the leap, check out our top five choices!