Top 10 Best Free Online Multiplayer Games (PHOTOS)

on October 04 2011 7:47 AM
  • City of Heroes: Freedom
    City of Heroes: Freedom NCsoft
  • Lord of The Rings Online
    Lord of The Rings Online Tech Digest
  • World of Warcraft
    World of Warcraft Blizzard
  • Guild Wars
    Guild Wars NCSOFT
  • DC Universe Online
    DC Universe Online WB Games
  • Age of Conan: Unchained
    Age of Conan: Unchained Funcom
  • Everquest II: Extended
    Everquest II: Extended Sony Online Entertainment
  • Champions Online: Free for All
    Champions Online: Free for All Games Radar
  • Perfect World
    Perfect World Perfect World Entertainment
  • D&D Online: Unlimited
    D&D Online: Unlimited Turbine
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In the early days, gamers had to mostly pay for Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG). But today some of the most popular MMO's are becoming free to compete with industry giant World of Warcraft.

Whether you want to be a superhero defending the innocent or a fantasy warrior slaying dragons, players will fine a variety of online options without paying a dime.

But these games do feature a catch, and developers have found a way to make money. Most of these games fall into the freemium Internet business model, giving players free content to play and lots of VIP features for players who are willing to cough up the extra cash.

Here is a list of the best free-to-play MMO's on the marketplace and the catches developers use to get players to pay for premium content.

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