Billed as “an open-world 3-D MMORPG with a PvE foundation” that offers endgame progression “that provides years of character development,” The Hammer’s End has been around since 2013 and continues to receive updates. In fact, a new “atmosphere engine” was added to the game to spice up the visuals, which actually look charming, and you can choose to play as a frog if you’re tired of being a human.
MMO blogger Bhagpuss of Inventory Full has been playing The Hammer’s End of late, and he says it’s a hidden gem: “There has always been a huge mantle of mystery over The Hammers End. It’s very professionally produced, a fully-fledged MMORPG with content and systems that work. The content may be quite generic and the systems unexceptional but in the era of paid pre-alphas and ‘early access’ that never ends, releasing a game as finished and complete as this seems like a major achievement.”
While you can play the MMO for two weeks for free, you’ll have to pony up for a $15/month subscription after that.