What are MMO Games?




An MMO (also called MMOG), stands for massively multiplayer online game. The designation refers to video games where hundreds or even thousands can play online at the same time. While playing one on one against a video game is fun, sometimes playing against hundreds of other people, can be even more exciting and complex. These can generally be played on various platforms and operating systems across the internet, and allows for almost real time action for many of the titles and varieties.

Most of the volume of play is carried out in role playing and virtual world environments. The fantasy worlds that are being created today is mind boggling. I am fascinated by the quality of the graphics and characters that are mainstream in many of the MMO or MMOG or MMORPG video games that millions of people play. Massive online gaming is still very much a growing trend. As internet service providers continue to increase the speed and bandwidth of their services, video gaming creators expand the graphics and creativity within their creations.

Types of MMO Games:

Players can choose among several types:

  • massively multiplayer role playing
  • real time strategy based
  • simulations
  • first person shooter
  • social
  • sports
  • virtual worlds

Common Platforms for Internet Video Gaming:

The most basic requirement for a platform to be able to operate MMO games is that it must be able to access the internet. Several of the most common platforms include:

  • Wii
  • Nintendo
  • Playstation 3
  • Xbox 360
  • PSP

List of Popular MMOG and MMORPG:

This is not an all encompassing massively multiplayer list, as there are many MMOG and MMORPGs online today.

  • World of Warcraft
  • Lord of Ultima
  • Pirate Galaxy
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Online
  • SoccerProject
  • Twin Skies
  • Battlestar Galactica Online
  • Starport: Galactic Empires
  • Freaky Creatures
  • Club Penguin
  • RuneScape
  • Legend of Mir
  • LEGO Universe
  • Mythos
  • Poptropica
  • Fighter Ace
  • Star Trek Online
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Toontown Online
  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes

If this type of gaming interests you, then the best thing to do is to check out some of the different titles and video genres to see which titles you want to play. Then dive in and start having a ton of fun.

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