FREE MMOs that look better than WoW

Grindy games with great visuals and no monthly fees


Above: Guild Wars: Eye of the North (left). World of Warcraft (right). Remember, we maxed out the video settings for World of Warcraft before hitting the print screen key

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Allods Online


Allods Online is by far the best looking free MMO we’ve come across. Over $12 million was spent on developing this free MMO, and it shows in the screenshots. Check out some of our comparison screenshots below. At the very least, we have to give the developers at Astrum Nival credit for capturing the idea of perspective. We’re tired of seeing chairs, stairwells, and cannons made for giants in Azeroth.


Above: Allods Online (left). World of Warcraft (right)


Above: Allods Online (left). World of Warcraft (right). We hate cannon balls that are bigger than our heads


Above: An official Allods screenshot of a PvP arena. Just look at those particle effects. Allods Online is definitely the most visually impressive free-to-play MMO game available right now


Above: An official trailer for Allods Online that shows off ship combat

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Above: The video settings from when we were capturing the WoW images for this feature. The specs for the rig running our copy of WoW are below

Processor: Intel Core i7
RAM: 6GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 x2

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