Fans of role playing video games know that nothing’s more addictive than finding a new game to level up in, new people to talk to, and new worlds to explore. The only problem is that mainstream RPG games cost upwards of $50, making it a very expensive hobby to have. Luckily, the Internet has a ton of free online RPG games to satisfy every gamer, and some of them are incredibly unique and entertaining. Here are a few free online role playing games you might want to check out; links are at the end of the article.
Kingdom of Loathing – If you’re looking for a free online RPG that has a ton of humor as well as addictive gameplay, check out Kingdom of Loathing. With simple, stick figure-based graphics and some highly entertaining references and parodies of popular RPGs such as Final Fantasy VII as well as an overarching air of complete silliness, this is a highly entertaining-and free-online RPG that will suck you in and won’t let you go.
Pokemon Crater – Pokemon fans will be happy to know that they can get the full Pokemon experience (whatever that is) without paying a dime with Pokemon Crater, the free online RPG that lets you live in the world of Nintendo’s pokemon. You choose an avatar, a Pokemon, and a screen name and set out on a quest to defeat gym leaders and real people. You get to do everything that you could do in a normal Pokemon game, such as catch Pokemon, use items, and trade Pokemon, plus the experience is expanded by the multiplayer aspect. Pokemon fans should check this online RPG out; it’s free, fun, and addictive.
Hobo Wars – For a truly bizarre and hilarious concept, Hobo wars delivers quite nicely. You play, well, a hobo, sleeping and eating off of the streets, and fighting other hobos in massive battles. You’ll learn to beg, you go to school to increase your stats, and you join a gang and customize your avatar. All in all, this is a bizarre and refreshing game, the only down side being that the site tries to get you to sign up for “special offers” to earn more points, which is a pain and really throws the game in favor of the people that don’t mind signing up for credit cards and other things like that. It is a free game, though, and putting up with the begging is acceptable since the core RPG is so fun.
Hiddenworld – For a classic RPG experience, you might want to give Hiddenworld a shot; it’s a complex, detailed RPG that deals with all the normal stuff-medieval times, dungeon crawling, wizards and necromancers, and all of that stuff. It’s one of the most popular free online RPGs, and it’s a very addictive and well programmed game.
Whether you prefer at traditional gaming experience or more of a humorous twist to your RPGs, you should be able to find something worthwhile on this list. Check the links for direct access to these online RPGs. Now, go; you’ve got some leveling up to do.