A massively multiplayer online game is an online game with large numbers of players, often hundreds or thousands, on the same server. They usually feature a huge, persistent open world, although there are games that differ. These games can be found for most network-capable platforms, including the personal computer, video game console, or smartphones and other mobile devices. This site provides you with a list of the best free browser MMO’s on the web.
MMOGs descended from university mainframe computer MUD and adventure games such as Rogue and Dungeon on the PDP-10. The first graphical MMOG was the multiplayer flight combat simulation game Air Warrior by Kesmai, which first appeared in 1986. Commercial MMORPGs gained acceptance in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The debuts of The Realm Online, Meridian 59 (the first 3D MMO), Ultima Online, Underlight and EverQuest popularized the MMORPG genre. MMOGs emerged from the hard-core gamer community to the mainstream strongly in December 2003. The first, Samurai Romanesque set in feudal Japan, was released in 2001 on NTT DoCoMo’s iMode network in Japan. Science fiction has also been a popular theme, featuring games such as Mankind, Anarchy Online, Eve Online, Star Wars Galaxies and The Matrix Online.