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Realm of the Mad God: An MMO Bullet Shooter
Realm of the Mad God is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) developed by Wild Shadow Studios and Spry Fox. The game can be downloaded from the Google Chrome Web Store, on Steam, and on Kongreate, and it can be played in your browser. Realm of the Mad God offers a unique gaming experience and is strangely addictive, luring players into spending an awful lot of time playing the game.
Features of the Game
- The combat system is pretty straightforward: You use WASD to move your character around and use your mouse to shoot. You gain experience points and equipment by destroying your enemies.
- The maximum level is level 20. Upon reaching this level, you can gain fame, which showcases your in-game accomplishments in the form of stars.
- A unique part of the gameplay is its permadeath feature. When your character dies, you lose not only your character but all the equipment it carries as well. There is, however, a vault wherein you can store your items to keep them from getting lost.
Finding games similar to Realm of the Mad God is quite difficult, especially in the MMORPG genre. The games on this list come from different genres, but they all feature similar gameplay to Realm of the Mad God.
5 Games Like Realm of the Mad God
- Hack, Slash, Loot
- Legends of Yore
- Diablo 3
Terraria is an action-adventure RPG developed by Re-Logic. The game has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. Terraria was also released for the PS Vita. It is widely considered as one of the best and most successful independent games of all-time.
Terraria features a tile-based graphical style, which may seem outdated but is delightfully pleasing to the eyes. The game encourages you to explore the vast game world, fighting nocturnal and subterranean monsters. It also has world-building elements and resource gathering features.
One unique feature of Terraria is that upon completing certain goals, you can attract NPCs to occupy structures you have built. You can also choose among three character difficulties: Softcore, Mediumcore and Hardcore. The only difference among these is the penalty imposed upon character death. When you play the Hardcore mode, your character will be deleted upon death, together with all its items.
Terraria is a highly enjoyable game, and you can play with your friends over the Internet or LAN. You should check this awesome game out if you are a huge fan of sandbox games.
Nethack is a single-player roguelike video game developed by The NetHack DevTeam. It was released in 1987, and for over two decades, the developers continue to expand and improve the game. Nethack is available on almost every platform you can think of, so there is no reason not to check this game out. You will not regret playing this game one bit.
New gamers will probably find the ASCII graphics of Nethack undoubtedly ugly, but do not let the visuals fool you. There is even no sound, but that's not a problem too. What makes this game unique is that you need to use your imagination and creativity while playing, unlike most of the games today where everything is laid out for you and all you do is finish some quests. The depth of Nethack is unparalleled.
Your goal is to retrieve the Amulet of Yendor from the Mazes of Menace. The dungeons are randomly generated, guaranteeing a new gaming experience every time. This game is very challenging, and you need an enormous amount of patience if you want to finish it. Be prepared to die many, many times. This can get frustrating but its part of how the game works; you have to learn from every encounter in order to progress through the game.
Nethack is one of the best games you will ever play. Do you have the guts to take on the challenge Nethack offers? Grab this game now!
3. Hack, Slash, Loot
Hack, Slash, Loot is a single-player turn-based dungeon crawler. The title says everything about this game and if those three words are what you're looking for, then make sure to check this game out. It's not your typical hack and slash dungeon crawler though, so be prepared for a rather unique gaming experience.
As the title suggests, this game is all about hacking, slashing and looting your way to the top. The graphics may put some people off, but the unique and challenging gameplay more than makes up for the lackluster visuals. At the beginning of the game, you can choose among three classes and also the option to choose from a variety of quests. Each quest is associated with a themed dungeon, making the game world always exciting as you do not go to the same place over and over again.
There is no character progression and no inventory. This is strange for a game like this, but it is central to the gameplay. Your stats increase through the loot you collect by defeating monsters. The maps vary in difficulty, and you must carefully choose which character has the best chance of finishing a specific dungeon.
Hack, Slash, Loot is absolutely an enjoyable game. It may seem very straightforward and repetitive at first, but as you delve deeper into the more challenging dungeons, you will see that this game requires more than brute force, but also strategy and planning.
4. Legends of Yore
If you're looking for a great roguelike game for your mobile device, then Legends of Yore is one excellent option. This dungeon crawler is perfect for both casual and hardcore gamers alike.
You begin the game by choosing one among three characters: warrior, archer, and wizard. The combat system is turn-based. Killing monsters gain you experience points, and you level up upon reaching a certain threshold. The ability to equip better armor, use stronger spells and gain access to more challenging dungeons are some of the perks of leveling up. The dungeons are randomly-generated, providing you with a unique world to explore every time you make progress.
The 8-bit graphics are neat, and it looks good overall. One negative aspect of this game is its sound department, mainly because of the looping background music which gets annoying quite quickly.
Legends of Yore has a simple gameplay that fans of roguelike games will love. It's a game that you would enjoy even if you only have a few minutes each day to spend on it.
5. Diablo 3
If you're looking for one of the more popular games recently, here's one suggestion for you. Diablo III is an action role-playing game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The game is a huge success, setting the record for most copies sold within 24 hours of its release with over 3.5 million units. As in Diablo II, multiplayer mode is available, allowing you to play with or battle against other gamers.
In Diablo III, you can choose one of five character classes: the Witch Doctor, Barbarian, Wizard, Monk or Demon Hunter. As always, the prime objective of the game is to defeat Diablo. A vital addition to Diablo III is the online auction house, which allows you to trade items with other players either with in-game gold or real life money. Blizzard's Battle.net service allows you to play multiplayer games.
A Hardcore mode is also available, wherein a character cannot be resurrected after getting killed. The slain hardcore character leaves a ghost which can still chat and remain in the rankings, but the character cannot be played again.
Diablo III provides a unique and challenging experience especially when you choose to play the Hardcore mode. Put your skills to the test and see if you have what it takes to defeat Diablo.
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Sarah Forester from Australia on February 05, 2014:
I don't agree with the Terraria pick but I do like the look of Legends of Yore. Have you heard of Hammerwatch? I think that would fit on this list nicely.