MapleStory Alternatives and Similar Games

Looking for more games like MapleStory? Below you'll find the curated list of the most similar games to give a try.


Games Like MapleStory

Games like MapleStory are fun free-to-play MMOs that offer hundreds of hours of content for you to enjoy. Some of these games are as old or near the age of MapleStory, and most of them are also anime-styled. Whether 2D or 3D, if you’re looking for more games that you can simply jump into without paying up front to play solo or with friends, then these action-packed MMOs might be for you.

Tree of Savior game preview

Tree of Savior

Tree of Savior is nowhere near the age of MapleStory, and it shows. This modern isometric MMORPG puts you in a world that looks stunning, with vibrant colors present throughout your entire adventure. These visuals make the world of Tree of Savior stand out, a world with dungeons, hidden quests, raids and an array of different monsters to slay. The game features an automatic party system, a mechanic that has you automatically establish parties with nearby players, and one that also dissolves it when you all go far away from each other. A load of depth is present when it comes to character builds, as the game features 5 different base classes to choose from, which can later be built upon with 3 more sub-classes, each of which you gain at a specific level. If you’re looking for more MapleStory, then you might like Tree of Savior.
NosTale game preview


In NosTale, everyone starts off with a clean slate. After leveling up a bit, you get to choose one of 3 base classes. Throughout your journey through the charming albeit dated environments, questing and raiding, you’ll be able to earn ‘specialist cards’, cards which basically act as sub-classes. NosTale also lets you have 2 controllable companions by your side, one which is a pet, and the other, a recruitable and purchasable character called ‘Nosmate’, whose armor and weapons you can adjust.
Mabinogi game preview


Mabinogi is a beautiful anime MMORPG where you can basically do whatever you want. In its 3D world called Erinn there are various events you can partake in alongside the option of joining guilds and customizing your own house. Battling monsters isn’t the only aspect of Mabinogi; it’s far more than that, although its tactical battles are interesting, requiring you to carefully use the right skills at the right time. There’s no class to restrict what skills you’d like your aging and highly personalizable character to have. Whether you want to be an adventurer, a musician, a cook; the choice is yours. Top it all with a well-written story, Mabinogi is a diverse MMO that you should check out.
Elsword game preview


Elsword offers action-packed 2.5D side-scrolling gameplay, both PvP and PvE that you can dabble in using a variety of different characters. Each character has their own ‘job class tree’ that lets you further upgrade your base character with an additional 3 job classes at specific levels, gaining new combos to use. Despite releasing in 2007, Elsword continues to get updated to this day, even adding in a new character to play with.
La Tale game preview

La Tale

If you want more 2D action, then La Tale is what you’re looking for. There’s plenty of character customization thanks to a range of different classes that can be further enhanced with job classes. Epic bosses lie in wait for you and your friends to challenge, while crafting and upgrading equipment is also an option. Overall, if you’re looking for more MapleStory, then you’ll find it in La Tale.
Dungeon Fighter Online game preview

Dungeon Fighter Online

Want more 2D goodness, with even more bombastic action? Then this anime beat-em-up MMO is sure to be a blast for you. It’s reminiscent of arcade classics such as Street Fighter, and is loaded with combos and shiny visuals. With tons of different classes to choose from that can later be upgraded with sub-classes, Dungeon Fighter Online doesn’t disappoint. Whether or not you’ve already played this side-scroller, you may also want to look forward to the 3D version being made in Unreal Engine 4.
Wizard101 game preview


Wizard101 is probably the least anime-like title on this list, but if you’d like to play a game focused on wizards, then this free-to-play MMORPG is what you’re looking for. There are hundreds of different spells to learn from 7 different magic schools, each focused on a certain element, such as fire or ice. Many varied 3D worlds await you, packed with monsters and bosses to defeat. Battles are card-based, with the player or groups of players using their customizable spell deck against various different enemies which attack in turns. While the entire game isn’t freely available to play, Wizard101 is worth checking out if you’re into turn-based and card-based gameplay.
Dragon Saga game preview

Dragon Saga

Used to be known as Dragonica, Dragon Saga is a 3D side-scrolling MMORPG with 6 different classes to choose from. An in-depth skill tree and a number of advancement classes add variety to character builds. You can create your own home that you can invite your friends over to, and the furniture you decorate it with can even give you some small boosts, such as increased attack speed or movement speed. Pets, depending on the type, also add certain stat bonuses, and require to be fed in order to continue adventuring with them, but can also be sold. If you’re looking for more side-scrolling gameplay, then maybe you’ll like Dragon Saga.
Twin Saga game preview

Twin Saga

Twin Saga is a stunning action MMORPG with a large world to explore. The key point that makes it stand out is the ability to switch to any class that you want, which is very useful in making everyone have their own crucial role in the party for the battle at hand. There are 4 classes available at the start, and 6 more can be unlocked throughout your adventure.
Ragnarok Online game preview

Ragnarok Online

Released in the same year as MapleStory, Ragnarok Online plunges you into 3D environments populated by 2D anime characters. The class system is loaded with diversity, with everyone starting as the same class and later branching out into more advanced classes to form your particular playstyle. Economy is player-driven, with merchant classes being able to open up shops. It’s old, but gold. If you want more fantasy anime MMORPG gameplay, then Ragnarok Online is one of the best places to jump into.

Some Facts About MapleStory

With 20 classes to choose from and tons of ways to customize your cute 2D champion, Maple Story lets you create the character that you’re looking for as you unlock skills suited to your play style and take down epic bosses alone or with friends.

About the Game

  • Released: 29 Apr, 2003
  • Genre: Casual, Free to Play, Massively Multiplayer, RPG
  • Platforms: PC
  • Developer: Nexon
  • Publisher: Nexon America Inc.
  • Official Website:

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 and above
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.4GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8600 GH / ATI Radeon HD 3450
  • Storage: 14 GB

How Long to Beat

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments