Simulation online games

What We Liked..

Fun and fluid action combat

Sandbox world with plenty to do and no loading screens

Free content updates

Populated in-game servers

Excellent graphics

.. and what we didn't

Very grind-heavy and time consuming

Heavy RNG and cash shop reliance

PvP griefing is normal

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: action, mmorpg, simulation, war

Setting: fantasy

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP

Black Desert Online is an open world sandbox MMORPG that features Asian style graphics and some of the best action combat in any MMO game to-date. The graphics ranging from environment designs to the character creator is top notch.

There’s plenty of content for players to soak their teeth into for both PvE and PvP. Besides the decent amount of class choices, players can also dive into Life Skills, which is a refreshing take on crafting systems within the MMORPG genre. One great aspect of Black Desert Online is that it rewards you for simply playing the game and doing the activities you enjoy most, as players gain a multitude of XP and points to spend that progresses their characters further. The game does offer something for every playstyle.

Overall, Black Desert Online is the poster child and an excellent example of a Buy to Play Asian MMORPG that’s done right. It may have its issues such as the heavy grind and over reliance on RNG and luck, but the game deserves to be played nonetheless.

➔ Main points:

  • Addictive fast paced action combat MMORPG
  • Excellent character creator and graphics
  • Huge open sandbox world with no loading screens between zones
  • Free content updates and expansions
  • Large population and active in-game community

What We Liked..

Well defined theme

Several gameplay modes (PVP and PVE)

A friendly game to get started in MMOs

Active community

.. and what we didn't

Repetitive missions that quickly turn boring

Lack of an exciting story

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

Genre: action, mmorpg, simulation, strategy

Setting: fantasy, historical, sea

Graphics: animated artworks

PvP: guild or factions matches or duels PvE PvP

Pirate Storm is an excellent excuse for getting involved in the pirate world through a fun online browser game.
It was developed by BigPoint, a company famous for being the developer of many other popular browser MMOs like Drakensang Online or Dark Orbit.

This time, BigPoint will bring on our monitors some pretty cool tropical landscapes in a world completely shaped in the pirate theme.
You'll be able to control your own ship as you level up completing missions for gold and diamonds that you'll use to improve the ship itself and hire crew members.

Pirate Storm offers diverse missions, ship improvement and guild systems, crew recruiting, and treasure hunts. It also features PVP and PVE battles, so you can loot items and gain experience through combat against sea monsters or other players' ships.

➔ Main points:

  • Sail through different maps exploring a variety of islands.
  • Engage in PVP sea battles against other players.
  • PVE missions to gain experience and rewards.
  • Join or create your own League and participate in events.
  • Side missions, bonus maps, and a mobile app that complements the game.

What We Liked..

Countless customization options

Comprehensive tutorial

PVP tournaments

.. and what we didn't

Level-restricted courses

Technical issues

Unresponsive support

3.2 out of 5
Editorial vote: 6.5

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Genre: simulation, sports, casual

Setting: present

Graphics: full 3D

PvP: matches or duels

Winning Putt is a golf simulator set in a realistic environment, published by Bandai Namco and developed on CryEngine. Among other features, it allows players to customize their characters' appearance and gear, and offers three classes to choose from: Power, Accuracy, and Balance.

Players level up and earn gold by completing challenges that allow them to purchase new items. The game's shop offers new golf balls and bags, along with sets of clubs to optimize the gameplay. Factors such as the wind's direction, the slope of the course, the characters' mentality and stamina, and the club equipped define the players' success in each session.

Consumable items, such as edibles and GPS mini-maps, are stored in the golf bag and can be used to revitalize energy or have a better view of the terrain, respectively.

➔ Main points:

  • Club joining bonuses
  • Rich and realistic environments
  • Diverse variables that can affect the ending result
  • PVP tournaments