If you are keen enough to observe the transition of gaming, then you may have noticed that back then we enjoyed playing Tetris with some cheap mobile gadgets. Next we tried out simple Gameboys and enjoyed playing Super Mario, which is one of the biggest selling games of all time. Then we moved on to more complex consoles with immersive worlds in platforms like the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 3. Later, we soon discovered the diverse advantages of playing on the go with the Nintendo DS, 3DS, PlayStation Portable and the PlayStation Vita. But little did we know that in the background, millions of people have already become familiarized with another type of genre called Free-to-Play.

PC and the next generation PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seem to be touting free online games and free-to-play games as having a bright future. So if you haven’t tried them, now is the time. If you’re new to this, an Friv, completely known as Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game, is an online phenomenon that attracts people to immersive worlds and social experiences not very often found in other genres. It is an addictive genre because you tend to play a role or a character that sets onward into a quest or a series of missions that involves strategy, intelligence, and power or gear upgrading. The best part is more people love to play online games today because there are many free MMORPGs and MMOs being offered online for those who simply have a decent internet connection, a PC or console, and the software requirements.

Although a lot of these games are free there are some optional choices wherein you purchase something for the quick advancement of your character. Here are some of the free online games that you will surely love. There’s a good chance that the games below include names that you may have heard before but never tried.

First on the roster is Requiem. Most especially for those who want to receive a dose of horror, Requiem is the game for you. This is a free MMORPG that is more mature in nature. In this sense it showcases themes that include killing and gore. You will definitely enjoy this free online game because it offers some fun to play quests, good dialogue and a friendly interface. If you are fond of seeing blood, then Requiem has tons of it. It also has a unique DNA system that customizes the progress or growth of the role you are playing.

Another popular online game, specifically in the US, is Mabinogi. It is a Celtic fantasy type of MMORPG that offers its online players the well-deserved dose of fun and excitement. What makes Mabinogi different from other free MMORPG is that it is a rather simple game. Because of its simplicity, you can easily direct your character into your desired job or avatar skill advancement hence giving you better control of the game.

If you loved playing the game Final Fantasy, then you can also enjoy the MMORPG Atlantica. This is a special type of free online game because you play your characters in a turn based strategy fashion. Like the Final Fantasy series, Atlantica has very good graphics and offers its players a wealth of features including a player versus player option. You can instantly fight anyone you choose wherever they are.

There also is the popular free MMORPG RF Online. This online extravaganza makes you experience as if you are fighting epic battles of great proportions. It is an MMORPG that leans on Science Fiction wherein you can choose what faction you want to play out of the three being offered. When you play RF Online, you will realize that your character’s skills improve with practice.

Lastly if you haven’t had a chance to check out the free-to-play PlayStation 3 and PC title DC Universe Online, you should definitely take the time to play it. For fans of the DC Universe, this is a game that presents the opportunity for players to live out the fantasy of creating their own superhero and interacting with your favorite heroes and villains like Batman, Superman, The Joker, and Lex Luther. DC Universe Online provides fast and fun real-time combat, highly customizable characters, and familiar environments from the DC Universe to play in. It’s also one of the best MMO console experiences this generation.

In the near future with the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, console gamers will be treated to a new level of immersion and online experiences with games like Diablo 3, Elder Scrolls Online, Battlefield 4, and more. But there is also a push for free-to-play experiences with games like PlanetSide 2, Warframe, Blacklight: Retribution all coming to the PlayStation 4 and the free-to-play hit World of Tanks coming to the Xbox 360. Just to leave you with something that might not be a well-known fact at this point, there is no PlayStation Plus Paywall keeping you from playing free-to-play games. So you don’t need PS Plus to play these games online on the PlayStation 4 in the future. That’s a very good thing.