MMOs are the most in-depth virtual worlds you’ll ever see in gaming. They’re meant to simulate real worlds, economies, and ecosystems. These titles are built to last, but which one got out to a head start and grabbed the title of best MMO of 2018?

Winner – Boundless

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Why does Boundless deserve to be played? Because it’s different. Simple as that. Boundless marries the crafting and world-creation of Minecraft with the player cooperation and quest progression of an MMO. It isn’t every day when you can travel to a new location and see players sculpting the landscape as they see fit. As far as being an MMO goes, it’s a bit light on that front, with no quests in the vein of something like WoW or ESO. Instead, players are expected to be self-driven, and push themselves to explore. There’s a little documenting the world at large, and colonizing along the way for good measure. But strict quests would restrict the freedom that Boundless promotes, so i am glad they shy away from that.

Instead of quests, there are smaller objectives to achieve for exploring, trading, combat, etc. Credit has to go to the presentation, which is a clean yet easily recognizable style. Taking a page from Portal Knight’s book, Boundless represents the world in voxels (similar to the game Trove). While this does admittedly give Boundless a look similar to titles like Trove and Minecraft, the game’s art style and vibrant colors make it distinct from its competitors. Boundless is a survival MMO done right. It’s well deserving of the title best MMO of 2018.

 

That’s it for the best sports games of last year. What did you think of our picks? Let us know in the comments below and make sure to share this article with anyone you think should pick up either of these brilliant games.

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