While not technically an awards show, Steam’s “Best of 2018” page effectively serves as one as it looks at the best-selling and most-played titles over this past year. Many MMORPGs and multiplayer titles populated the best-selling games of 2018, including Elder Scrolls Online, Monster Hunter World, Warframe, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Ark, Black Desert, and Path of Exile. Grenado Espada (seriously) somehow earned itself a top-grossing revenue spot for new releases on Steam’s platform, and OrbusVR placed in the top ten of virtual reality sales. Over in the early access category, Bless Online and Conan Exiles both enjoyed recognition for their sales this year. Finally, Monster Hunter World, Path of Exile, Warframe, PUBG, and Realm Royale all netted over 100,000 simultaneous players in 2018. The titles that managed over 50,000 concurrent players included the new Atlas, the revamped No Man’s Sky, and the ever-popular Ark. Source: Steam. Thanks … [Read more...] about Steam lists Elder Scrolls Online, Black Desert, and Warframe among 2018’s best sellers
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Black Desert Online SEA is only one of many versions that already exist in BDO’s network of games around the world. Originally made and released in Korea, this high fantasy, action combat MMORPG infuses theme park and sandbox elements into a huge game world, which by now is very well known for its graphics and aesthetics. There are several good reasons why Black Desert Online won the Best MMORPG of the Year Award at the Thailand Game Show 2018. Here’s a few of them. The Best Graphics For A Modern MMORPG When it comes to graphics and presentation, make no mistake – BDO is one of the best looking MMORPGs this generation. Pearl Abyss have gone to great lengths to ensure the game stands out aesthetically. Just this year, the game launched a free Remastered version that overhauled graphics, music and more. The result is phenomenal. Environment, character models and art are superb to look at, especially if you have a high performance computer. It does have its downsides … [Read more...] about Here’s Why Black Desert SEA Was Crowned Asia’s Best MMORPG 2018
Top 5: Best Sandbox Survival Games of 2018 Who doesn’t like surviving in large open world sandbox survival games? We definitely do, and have put together a list of our best sandbox survival games to play in 2018. The Forest If horror is your favorite theme, then we suggest diving into The Forest. It’s a first person open world survival game for starters. Players must survive in this huge, dense forest after a plane crash and features great sandbox elements. There are no set objectives or missions, and the choice for progression lies entirely with you. You’ll scrounge and scavenge tools and of course, avoid or fight the creepy monsters that are out for blood. Gameplay wise, it runs excellent and has excellent graphics to boot. The best part is definitely the co-op mode that adds the multiplayer feel that truly makes this MMO worth checking out. ARK: Survival Evolved One of Steam’s most popular games in recent times, ARK is the quintessential survival game. he … [Read more...] about Top 5: Best Sandbox Survival Games of 2018
Top 5: What Are The Best New Games Launching In August 2018? What are some of the best new games launching this month? Here are our top 5 titles to whet your appetite! Monster Hunter: World (PC/Steam) Release Date: August 9th The wait for the critically-acclaimed Monster Hunter: World on PC is almost over! Originally planned for Fall 2018, Capcom has now confirmed it will be arriving on August 9th, 2018. The title that released for consoles earlier this year has since gone on to become Capcom’s best-selling game in company history with over 8 million units shipped globally. In this entry, players take on larger than life monsters in a variety of vast, living, breathing ecosystems either solo or with up to three other hunters via online co-op, complete with drop-in functionality, a first for the series. A new trailer has been released today to mark the upcoming PC release which can be downloaded here. In Monster Hunter: World, follow the journey of the elder … [Read more...] about Top 5: What Are The Best New Games Launching In August 2018?
Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! It’s been a meta week for MMOs: We posted our E3 awards, counted up the good MMOs in the Steam summer sale, kept an eye on the latest leg in the spyware scandal, and booed the WHO’s attempt to stigmatize gaming. Meanwhile, WoW offered a rare freebie weekend, and the Guild Wars 2 community is finally getting new content this week. Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES Massively Overthinking: Massively OP’s E3 2018 awards - We've finished rolling out all of our E3 2018 content this year, save a few last stragglers coming this weekend, so now we've chosen our favorites out of what we… The MMOs of the Steam Summer 2018 Sale - Valve's summer Steam sale is here, complete with a space theme. Here's what's notable in the … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: The best MMOs of E3 and the summer sale (June 24, 2018)