Top five free-to-play browser MMOs

Joe Osborne
Free Realms
Free Realms

Just like Facebook games, there is another genre of free-to-play games that equally as expansive: browser MMOs. Browser MMOs, or massively multiplayer online games, are generally free like Facebook games, and even offer micro-transactions like their social compatriots. In fact, some browser MMOs have even made the leap to the social network, most recently A Mystical Land.

So, what's the difference, then? Well, these free-to-play games generally feature real time, or synchronous, play styles and, in most cases, 3D visuals. (Think World of WarCraft, but without the subscription fee.) To help you navigate the vast waters that are browser MMOs, here are our top five that are worth checking out.