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Five games you love that should go MMO

Why would it be good?

Because zombies are brilliant, blowing bits off zombies is even better, and no game has yet properly managed to evoke the spectacle of a world-wide zombie holocaust.

How would it work?

There's no obvious point in the Resident Evil timeline where an MMO could fit, so the game would have to sit outside of the main canon. It wouldn't matter though, because the sheer bloody spectacle would more than make up for a lack of continuity.

Like the GTA MMO, the game would be spread over different fictional cities, only this time around they'd be scattered across a planet in the grip of the T-virus. Humans would be holed up in fortified city areas and would travel through zombified danger zones in order to carry out co-op missions in the vein of Resi 4 and 5. Tasks could include supply runs, rescue and escort missions, assaults on surviving Umbrella labs and plain old-fashioned zombie culling, with the usual equipment and EXP bonuses available as reward. Imagine Resident Evil: Outbreak but on an immense, interconnected, persistent scale. And actually good.

Above: This is what we're after, but much bigger and better. Keep the giant bugs though.

A player's increasing EXP would pay off in terms of an extended health bar, better maneuvrability and aiming, and the ability to buy better weapons, equipment and even vehicles. To add an interesting twist and maintain the survival horror flavour, the EXP earned for each mission would be split evenly between however many team members tackled it, implementing a powerful risk/reward system for players willing to stack the odds against themselves in smaller groups.

The ultimate end-game goal would be to travel to one of a few completely safe, walled-off cities in each country, completing various high-level missions along the way. To make the run through the zombie plagued wilderness would require very high EXP levels, tight, co-operative play, a convoy of well-armoured transport and a lot of firepower. Stop-offs at various human outposts on the way would be possible, but it would still be one hell of a challenge.

Will it ever happen?

Probably not. Outbreak, Capcom's last foray into online Resi, ended in miserable, server-emptying disaster, and a game on the sort of scale we're talking about, although in a totally different league from that effort, would need a pretty chunky investment to get off the ground.

Please Capcom? It would work, we promise.

12 comments

  • raph696 - March 10, 2010 8:34 a.m.

    firstly i only read this site for its articles not info and this article shows me why. i have lost nearly all respect for the writers of this site because two of the things listed have FREE mmos pokemon and GTA SANADREAS, well mmo like multiplayer consisting the sugested elements in this article and more for free so know ur shit be for you sell it
  • toldbygod - October 5, 2008 3:28 p.m.

    as a matter of fact, there IS a pokemon MMO somehwere on the internet. A buddy of mine plays it. I'll have to ask him what the site is, but it's actually pretty cool.
  • Hiimad - September 26, 2008 2:50 p.m.

    Yeah,Any online Zombie based MMO would be perfect. After playing RE4,I agree it would be an awesome MMO. But i think it would be really stupid as like a point and click MMO. No,you would need the shotgun one hit kills,But find a way to balance things out into skills.Like headshot frequency with shotgun,But dont change the core gameplay so that you need to have a ShotGun headshot skill of 15 just to get a headshot.
  • dreamgor - September 14, 2008 7:25 a.m.

    man thats so good idea but you forgot TWEWY its perfect as mmo a bit more things harder bosses and voila a mmorpg thatll kill wow and any other mmorpg any day...
  • Da-Ku - August 31, 2008 7:54 p.m.

    IMiss PokemonCrater And I Seen Loads Of Pokemon MMO Ideas But I Would Wonder Bout The Monthly Free No Matter How Muhc I Love It I Can Only Afford Free
  • Da-Ku - August 31, 2008 7:28 p.m.

    <3 The Idea Of Zelda MMO
  • AuthorityFigure - August 11, 2009 8:44 a.m.

    It's offensive to Miyamoto to suggest Zelda to be an MMO. It's like asking Beethoven to write jingles. The other ideas were valid, though.
  • Bodock - August 7, 2009 1:44 a.m.

    i play a game engine called byond and ive played a pokemon mmo :3 i even got to play as the pokemon X3 maybe u guys should try it o and btw its a 2d game engine so dont complain to me about that >:3
  • deathrebellion - February 1, 2009 12:51 p.m.

    well well if it isn't MMO games well they'll be a gigantic hit
  • halloweenghost - January 7, 2009 2:18 a.m.

    toldbygod..maybe so but it is not official.
  • The_Author - January 6, 2009 7:51 p.m.

    LoZ mmo and Pokemon mmo would be brilliant... Have to be on PC though...
  • The_Zanger - December 18, 2008 2:57 a.m.

    The LoZ mmo sounds amazing, do whatever you can to get nintendo to do it!!

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