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Top 5 Sci-Fi mmos of all time

strawhat0981strawhat0981 Phoenix, AZMember Posts: 996 Uncommon
So i have been on an sci-fi kick over the last month or so, and I was wondering what everyone thinks the best sci-fi mmos are.

Originally posted by laokoko
"if you want to be a game designer, you should sell your house and fund your game. Since if you won't even fund your own game, no one will".

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  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 4,818

    Has there even been more than 5 sci-fi mmos ?

    AC if you consider it sci-fi ?

    EvE

    SWG

    .....after that I'm drawing a blank.... I guess if you start including the not really an mmo, mmo you have more options.

    SWTOR I'd say is one of the best singleplayer /co-op games story wise....but I wouldn't put it as a good mmo.

  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Boca Raton, FLMember Posts: 1,601 Rare
    Anarchy Online,
    Eve Online,
    Star Wars Galaxies,
    Ryzom,
    Vendetta Online,
    and Neocron should have an honorable mention. Yes, that is six.

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  • merv808merv808 Colorado Springs, COMember Posts: 507 Uncommon
    Anarchy online
    Swotor
    Rf online

    I'm sure there are others that I just can't seem to recall. These are the ones I have had the most fun with over the years. I never find sci-fi games to be as fun, not sure why.
  • goldtoofgoldtoof leedsMember Posts: 337
    Eve
    Planetside 2
    Planetside

    Not played swg, Ao or any of those others
    Swtor definetly don't belong in a top 5

    Reckon elite dangerous will deserve to be there though
  • strawhat0981strawhat0981 Phoenix, AZMember Posts: 996 Uncommon
    I started playing Vendetta online the other day and I find it to pretty fun. I saw you in chat today phaser, i also saw you lost a duel ;)

    Originally posted by laokoko
    "if you want to be a game designer, you should sell your house and fund your game. Since if you won't even fund your own game, no one will".

  • Cephus404Cephus404 Redlands, CAMember Posts: 3,675 Common
    Originally posted by Phaserlight
    Anarchy Online, Eve Online, Star Wars Galaxies, Ryzom, Vendetta Online, and Neocron should have an honorable mention. Yes, that is six.

    The problem is, Anarchy Online, as much as I used to love that game, is really just a fantasy game with a thin veneer of sci-fi draped over it.  It's still got magic, it's just not called magic.  It's still got fantasy mounts, they're just not called mounts.  I'd love a sci-fi game that has nothing even remotely resembling magic, but most games are just reskinned fantasy games.

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  • MuffinStumpMuffinStump Frankfort, KYMember Posts: 474 Uncommon

    I'm one of the few who actually really liked Tabula Rasa

  • LoverNoFighterLoverNoFighter Star CItyMember Posts: 294
    SWG - pre cu, CU and even the fucked up NGE version.
  • KyarraKyarra Member Posts: 732 Uncommon

    SWG

    Anarchy Online (can't wait to see what it looks like with better graphics)

    Ryzom

    Never got into EVE, but many will say this game

    Was in Tabula Rasa beta but wasn't impressed

  • BoneserinoBoneserino London, ONMember Posts: 1,727 Uncommon

    First for Earth and Beyond!!

    She was not a classic, but she was beloved by all who played her! 

    Rest in peace my friend!

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  • AngztAngzt berlinMember Posts: 230
    Originally posted by Phaserlight
    Anarchy Online, Eve Online, Star Wars Galaxies, Ryzom, Vendetta Online, and Neocron should have an honorable mention. Yes, that is six.

    yesss, someone said neocron! 

     

    +1 :>

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  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAMember Posts: 3,828 Common


    Originally posted by DamonVile
    Has there even been more than 5 sci-fi mmos ?AC if you consider it sci-fi ?EvESWG.....after that I'm drawing a blank.... I guess if you start including the not really an mmo, mmo you have more options.SWTOR I'd say is one of the best singleplayer /co-op games story wise....but I wouldn't put it as a good mmo.
    I was kind of thinking along the same lines. You did forget Star Trek: Online :)

    I have had some fun in their universe.

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  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 22,806 Epic
    Originally posted by Cephus404
    Originally posted by Phaserlight
    Anarchy Online, Eve Online, Star Wars Galaxies, Ryzom, Vendetta Online, and Neocron should have an honorable mention. Yes, that is six.

    The problem is, Anarchy Online, as much as I used to love that game, is really just a fantasy game with a thin veneer of sci-fi draped over it.  It's still got magic, it's just not called magic.  It's still got fantasy mounts, they're just not called mounts.  I'd love a sci-fi game that has nothing even remotely resembling magic, but most games are just reskinned fantasy games.

    Interesting, I gave AO a short trial many years ago and this is exactly how I perceived it, just a fantasy game with Sci-Fi loosely wrapped around it. 

    So I went back to playing some fantasy MMO.

    The list isn't very long, but hopefully we'll see some new titles in the next few years that sound interesting.

     

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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarreMember Posts: 5,744 Epic

    Problem is, there aren't even 5 decent ones...

    Anarchy Online, SWG, EvE and SW:TOR come to my mind... that's only 4.

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAMember Posts: 14,247 Rare
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    Has there even been more than 5 sci-fi mmos ?  
    • Beyond Protocol
    • Earth and Beyond
    • Project Entropia/Entropia Universe
    • Neocron
    • Neocron 2
    • Dark Orbit
    • Perpetuum
    • Black Prophecy
    • Anarchy Online
    • EVE Online
    • Vendetta Online
    • Star Wars Galaxies
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures
    • SWTOR
    • Ryzom
    • Taikodom
    • Ace Online
    • Battlestar Galactica online
    • Star Conflict

    There are a lot of minor ones that don't/didn't get much notice like Celetania, OGame, Astro Wars, etc. I also avoided the post apocalyptic as that *could* fall under sci-fi but they're often viewed as their own category. 

     

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  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSMember Posts: 2,588 Uncommon
    Only two I enjoyed were SWG and Tabula Rasa, rest of the Sci-Fi mmo's failed on major components for my personal tastes.

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  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 22,806 Epic
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    Has there even been more than 5 sci-fi mmos ?  
    • Beyond Protocol
    • Earth and Beyond
    • Project Entropia/Entropia Universe
    • Neocron
    • Neocron 2
    • Dark Orbit
    • Perpetuum
    • Black Prophecy
    • Anarchy Online
    • EVE Online
    • Vendetta Online
    • Star Wars Galaxies
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures
    • SWTOR
    • Ryzom
    • Taikodom
    • Ace Online
    • Battlestar Galactica online
    • Star Conflict

    There are a lot of minor ones that don't/didn't get much notice like Celetania, OGame, Astro Wars, etc. I also avoided the post apocalyptic as that *could* fall under sci-fi but they're often viewed as their own category. 

     

    Interestingly enough though you included some more obscure titles such as BGO, you and most everyone on this thread have not included Star Trek Online in their lists.   Guess no one see's that as a serious Sci-Fi MMO.  image

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  • BadOrbBadOrb ManchesterMember Posts: 791 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    Has there even been more than 5 sci-fi mmos ?  
    • Beyond Protocol
    • Earth and Beyond
    • Project Entropia/Entropia Universe
    • Neocron
    • Neocron 2
    • Dark Orbit
    • Perpetuum
    • Black Prophecy
    • Anarchy Online
    • EVE Online
    • Vendetta Online
    • Star Wars Galaxies
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures
    • SWTOR
    • Ryzom
    • Taikodom
    • Ace Online
    • Battlestar Galactica online
    • Star Conflict

    There are a lot of minor ones that don't/didn't get much notice like Celetania, OGame, Astro Wars, etc. I also avoided the post apocalyptic as that *could* fall under sci-fi but they're often viewed as their own category. 

     

    It's a conspiracy ! You missed the main ones out.

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  • RabbiFangRabbiFang SheffieldMember Posts: 149

    NEOCRON is the top of the list. Anyone who disagrees hasn't played it. WAY ahead of its time (even today), featuring systems people constantly cry out for. A true MMORPG  with very good, non tab-targetting combat and a very complex faction/PvP/crafting system. 

    After that, early SW:G, EVE (not a fan but it really is a complex and rewarding game if you have the time to put in), Anarchy Online (first SciFi MMO I remember playing), and finally, Planetside. 

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAMember Posts: 14,247 Rare
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by DamonVile
    Has there even been more than 5 sci-fi mmos ?  
    • Beyond Protocol
    • Earth and Beyond
    • Project Entropia/Entropia Universe
    • Neocron
    • Neocron 2
    • Dark Orbit
    • Perpetuum
    • Black Prophecy
    • Anarchy Online
    • EVE Online
    • Vendetta Online
    • Star Wars Galaxies
    • Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures
    • SWTOR
    • Ryzom
    • Taikodom
    • Ace Online
    • Battlestar Galactica online
    • Star Conflict

    There are a lot of minor ones that don't/didn't get much notice like Celetania, OGame, Astro Wars, etc. I also avoided the post apocalyptic as that *could* fall under sci-fi but they're often viewed as their own category. 

    Interestingly enough though you included some more obscure titles such as BGO, you and most everyone on this thread have not included Star Trek Online in their lists.   Guess no one see's that as a serious Sci-Fi MMO.  image

    LOL! Those are from a doc I keep handy on my desktop because I reference them now and then. This may seem terrible, but there was never anything really notable about that title except the IP, which is why I had removed it a while back. I tend to forget it's missing when looking back at the list for things like this thread. 

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  • apocolusterapocoluster newport news, VAMember Posts: 1,326 Uncommon
    Auto Assult and Defiance.  I have a thing for running peeps over.  Also Fallen Earth.  Gee i guess I have apocalypse fetish as well =)

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  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INMember Posts: 4,673 Rare

    Only two I ever really liked were Ryzom and AO, but thats because they had more fo a fantasy feel than a sci-fi......ALot of games that people are listing really didnt feel like sci-fi to me either.....Also games like star trek and star wars jsut didnt capture the feel of the two shows....STO was plain awful really...

     

  • goldtoofgoldtoof leedsMember Posts: 337
    Strictly speaking starwars is more like a fantasy than true sci-fi.
  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAMember Posts: 14,247 Rare
    Originally posted by apocoluster
    Auto Assult and Defiance.  I have a thing for running peeps over.  Also Fallen Earth.  Gee i guess I have apocalypse fetish as well =)

    I normally would have included titles like those, as I consider post-apoc a sci-fi theme or sub-genre, but wasn't ready to deal with that debate with this crowd. ;) 

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    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

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