The best Nintendo Switch MMORPGs

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What are the best Nintendo Switch MMORPGs? Well, if you are looking for an answer to this question, you have come to the right place. While the genre isn't particularly prevalent on Switch, there are a few choice cuts that will keep you busy and provide all the grinding and leveling you desire.

Of course, this guide also looks to the future and will highlight upcoming Switch MMORPGs that are announced or supposed to make an appearance at some point. We'll also regularly update this list with new offers as they arrive, to make sure it's as up-to-date as possible.



If you're in the general mood for new Switch games, we also recommend checking out our best Switch RPGs and best Switch multiplayer games lists. If you're platform independent, we also have lists of the best mobile MMORPGs, best mobile RPGs, and best mobile multiplayer games, which might appeal to similar tastes.

The best Nintendo Switch MMORPGs:

Intrepid

While not strictly an MMORPG, there's enough in Dauntless to please fans of the genre. You create a character, fight massive monsters, and craft gear from their parts. If it sounds like Monster Hunter, it's because it's very inspired by it.

In terms of grouping, you can create parties with friends and take on the huge monsters as a team. Or, you can organize a small dance party in the central city. As you wish.

DC Universe Online

Have you ever wished you were a superhero? Well, wish no more because you can be just that in DC Universe Online, which is also the closest to a traditional MMORPG of any game on this list.



Not only can you choose from a wide variety of superpowers and weapons, but you can fight alongside your favorite heroes and villains, including Batman, Superman, and more.

Diablo III

It's not a traditional MMORPG, or even an MMO, but Diablo III will appeal to fans of the traditional genre nonetheless. You can create a group of heroes based on the traditional trinity, for one.

Then there's the wealth of challenging content you can take on as you seek out more power, including the most powerful loot. It's not massively multiplayer, but it has what you're looking for.

Dragon Quest X

Although not currently available in the west, Dragon Quest X is a full-fledged MMORPG available on Switch. If you are a fan of Final Fantasy MMOs, you will like this.

You can create a party of up to four players and fight your way through a massive open world, and there are a bunch of mini-games for those who just want to relax.

Elemental Knights R

This MMORPG started life as a mobile game, but has since expanded to console with a Switch version. It's a fairly basic offering, focusing on completing quests and fighting monsters.

The class system is interesting though. There are four basic classes (Fighter, Cleric, Rogue, and Wizard), and each of them offers advanced classes, allowing you to specialize in a particular area.

Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate

Want to fight alongside your friends, face big monsters, loot their corpses and craft them a big sword? No, we're not talking about Dauntless anymore.


It's the series that Dauntless draws inspiration from, and it's found a comfortable home on Switch with Monster Hunter: Generations Ultimate.


Neverwinter Nights

This sort of sequel to Baldur's Gate features a wide variety of single-player content, sure, but there's nearly endless multiplayer content thanks to the ability to create fully custom games.

Plus, with the open class system, you can create any type of character you can imagine. Those who play role-playing MMORPGs will be delighted with Neverwinter Nights.

onigiri

Prefer your MMORPGs to feature fast-paced combat? Onigiri is the choice for you. You can change weapons on the fly to adapt to changing circumstances.

You can play through the whole experience with a friend or with eight NPC companions.

Phantasy Star Online 2

Much like Dragon Quest X, Phantasy Star Online 2 is not available on Switch in the west. It's also a cloud gaming port, so it doesn't run natively on hardware.

Still, it's a great MMORPG in its own right, with action-packed combat and an absolute ton of content to fight.

Warframe

Although it has more in common with Diablo than World of Warcraft, Warframe is sure to scratch this MMO.

There is a wide variety of eponymous Warframes to collect, which serve as classes in the game. But it's all about loot, with a ton of melee and ranged weapons, as well as pets to collect and unlock.


Coming up

Avabel online

Prolific MMORPG developer Asobimo announced a Switch port of one of its biggest titles, Avabel Online, back in 2017, though the trail has been a bit cold since then.


Still, if it ends, it will be an interesting option. It's a bit straightforward and will appeal more to the grind-loving MMO crowd.

Skyforge

Free-to-play console MMORPG Skyforge is coming to Nintendo Switch by the end of the year, according to My.Games. This is an action-oriented option that allows you to swap between 18 different classes on the fly.

The class system is quite interesting, with the usual array of warriors and wizards joined by the music-focused Soundweaver. It will certainly make an interesting choice on Switch.

Temtem

Pok茅mon has a serious contender on the way in Temtem, a monster-collecting MMO that looks, plays, and functions identically to the real thing, but features systems that better appeal to a modern audience.

In addition to gathering and battling, you can customize your own home, hang out with friends, and participate in PvP. And all of that will be coming to Switch at some point in 2021.

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