In our list of tames like SAO (Sword Art Online) you’ll find many of the best visual novels and MMOs like Sword Art Online. Our readers are 100% in control of are lists. By sharing your favorite games on Facebook and Twitter you cast a vote on our site and help to move the game up our charts. We invite fans of SAO to share this page on Facebook and Twitter. 


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Games like Sword Art Online by Genres and Themes


RPG: Love taking control of your characters, leveling them up and watching their stories develop? Then you’ll love all the titles in our collection of the Best RPG Games.


Strategic TBC: The game plays out in an expansive open world full of quests and monsters that total to more than thirty hours of playtime. you can also play with up to four players locally. Much of the game takes place in turn based battles in which you fight various monsters and opponents using different skills and attacks. The attacks performed via shortcut button commands. You’ll need to employ some strategic use of your powers to be victorious. For games with similar gameplay, see our choices for the best TBC games.


MMO : Other than this, SAO (Sword Art Online) is a fairly traditional Japanese style MMORPG with everything that you would expect from a game in the genre. The major difference is the beautiful cutscenes which provide more of a story than most MMOs. See our list of the best MMORPG games.



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We’ve collected some excellent Japanese style MMOs and other games like Sword Art Online (SAO) that we think you’ll enjoy. Remember that by voting (by sharing on Facebook and Twitter) you move them up are charts and help other gamers to find them. If you’re a fan of SAO we encourage you to share this page.





Wartune is a free to play RPG that plays inside the browser so you don’t need to download it. The gameplay is fairly standard fantasy role playing game affair, with turn based combat. The game was released in 2013 and quickly became very popular, partly because it is very easy to pick up and play.


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 Disgaea 4


Disgaea 4 A Promise Unforgotten is a tactical role playing game made by video game developer Nippon Ichi Softwarre. The game tells the story of an ex tyrant called Valvatorez, who is leading a group of rebels against the president of the netherworld.


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 Brave Frontier


Brave Frontier provides a classic, nostalgia-laden JRPG experience for mobile gamers and adds a collectible card game on top just for good measure. The result is an extremely compelling mobile gaming experience. In Brave Frontier you set out to save a land called Grand Gaia, a magical place full of hidden powers and powerful enemies.



 Final Fantasy Tactics


Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Tactics is a strategy role playing game released in 1998. The game is, of course, based in the Final Fantasy universe but it’s more like a retro tactical RPG than any of the Final Fantasy games. Some of the Final Fantasy elements available in the game include jobs, magic and chocobos. The game takes the universe of its surrounding series and turns it into a turn based strategy game.

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Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft is a free to play card game based on the Warcraft universe. You play as a Warcraft hero who is playing a card game to chill out at one of the inns in the World of Warcraft universe. You attempt to defeat your opponents by attacking with minions, using spells or a combination of both.

There are nine basic decks in the default game but you can build new decks as you collect more cards.


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 Naruto Ultimate Ninja

Naruto Ultimate Ninja is the first games in the Ultimate Ninja series and is available for PS2. Ultimate NarutoA fighting game with a different battle system that uses special moves and many different fighting styles and techniques to create a new but somewhat familiar experience.


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 Wild Star

Wildstar is a science fiction and fantasy themed massively multiplayer online role playing game that is set on Nexus, a fictional planet in which Eldan, a powerful and mysterious race, have mysteriously disappeared, leaving behind advanced technology.

There are two modes of playing WildStar: via monthyl subscription and by buying an in-game item that works as a pass for 30 days.


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Conquest of Elysium 3

IllWinter Game Design’s Conquest of Elysium 3 is a strategy game stripped of all superfluities. You select your race (or let the computer choose your race for you at random) from one of the seventeen available. The game then generates your opponents and your starting units. Each race, as you would expect, comes with its own set of strengths and abilities that can use during battle.

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 Battle Fleet 2


Turn based strategy game Battle Fleet achieves an impressive level of success when it was released. So naturally there’s been quite a lot of hype regarding its sequel, Capital J Media’s Battle Fleet 2. Fans who have been eagerly awaiting Battle Fleet 2’s release will be pleased to hear that it ticks every box you could hope for, creating one of the most immersive naval TBC simulators on the market.


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 Baldurs Gate

Baldurs Gate is faithful to the classic Dungeons and Dragons board game and plays out in real time, though you can pause the game in order to give orders. When you pause the game during combat the game mirrors the actual board game, making this an excellent turn based strategy game. Much of the combat, like the spells for instance, have direct correlations to the board game, making this a must play game for D&D fans.



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