Games in our Multiplayer category are multiplayer online games that share some but not all mechanics in common with traditional MMORPGs. Generally, their “massive” nature is contested. They frequently include OARPGs, online shooters, online strategy games, mobile MMOs, and other pseudo-MMOs that optionally provide single-player, offline, or custom-server support. We formerly categorized Multiplayer titles as “Not So Massively” games. You may also be interested in our MOBA category for PvP-centric arena battlers. [Follow the Multiplayer Online Games category’s RSS feed]

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SMITE rolls out Season 3 with a new map, new skins, and new mechanics

The third season of SMITE has begun! Will Brad reveal his love for Dylan? Will anyone realize that Rachel is carrying Simon's child? Does...
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ARK: Survival Evolved’s cross-platform peak daily headcount is nearing 200K

Dino survival sandbox ARK: Survival Evolved is pulling in over 100,000 unique users per day, a new interview with Studio Wildcard on Gamespot reveals. "One...

DUST 514 will sunset on PS3 in May, replaced by new PC FPS

CCP Games has just announced that it will be sunsetting its EVE-universe shooter DUST 514 on the PlayStation 3 platform on May 30th. The...

Blizzard shakes up Hearthstone with a new game mode

In a competitive card game like Hearthstone, the developer has to keep releasing new cards each year to keep things interesting. This comes with...

Earn a premium destroyer in World of Warships this month

If you're willing to put in some effort and exhibit some skill, then a World of Warships tier II premium destroyer could be yours...

Path of Exile’s Ascendancy expansion arrives March 4th

Path of Exile's upcoming expansion, Ascendancy, officially launches on March 4th, 2016 -- at 3 p.m. EST, to be precise. The expansion is themed around...

The Daily Grind: Are OARPGs the future of the MMORPG genre?

Toward the end of 2014, genre academics popularized the idea that the MMORPG genre was becoming "unbundled" -- that MMORPGs were splintering, "with sociality,...

Online RTS Grey Goo releases free Descent of the Shroud DLC

It's been a tough year for online RTS Grey Goo, which released in January 2015 to less than stellar reception. The game promises classic RTS gameplay and...

H1Z1 announces ‘crate bundles’ for the cash shop

Last week, Daybreak announced a monetization change for zombie survival box H1Z1 that almost slipped under our radar: The studio is adding bundles of...
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Paragon’s guide to cards for testers

Pretty much every MOBA has some system in place for upgrading your chosen hero as you play. Paragon is making use of a card...

Hellgate is shutting down its last server in the world

Hellgate is one of those titles that never quite seems to die; the former Flagship title has been resurrected and shut down so many...

Firefly Online aims to misbehave in beta soon

Firefly Online's certainly been running quiet over the past year or so, in part due to the rework required from landing the show's actors...

The Division extends beta test, plots open beta, grapples with rampant cheating

The good news? The Division is extending its weekend beta test for an additional day, allowing players to keep on exploring its fallen New...
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Destiny to celebrate V-Day with Crimson Days

We're staring down the barrel of Valentine's Day, which means that love and Cupid's arrows are in the air. But that's not enough for...

The Repopulation switches engines, announces survival spin-off ‘Fragmented’

The Repopulation has finally issued its promised announcement to the community following the long HeroEngine drama that drove it offline last month: Above &...

Burn down your foes in Warframe’s Ring of Fire update

Things are heating up in the sci-fi action game Warframe. The latest update, dubbed Ring of Fire, adds the flame-flinging Nezha Warframe to the...

Leaderboard: Massive servers vs. custom communities

One of the trends cropping up in the MMO industry in recent years is the Neverwinter Nights custom shard phenomenon. Games like Star Citizen,...

Conan Exiles includes purges, human sacrifice, and nudity

While the upcoming Conan Exiles will take place in the same fictional universe as Age of Conan and be made by the same studio,...
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Crossout enters its next phase of testing complete with factions

If you've ever played a game focused around vehicle combat and thought "hey, this would be better with Mad Max-style customized war vehicles," you...

Get Fractured Space for free on Steam this weekend

If you desire something a little different than the standard fantasy fare in your next MOBA, you can give Fractured Space a spin for...