Runescape is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game, and it may not seem that important on the surface, but it’s actually a huge deal. Documented by the Guinness World Records, Runescape is known as the world’s most popular free MMORPG, with over 200 million registered players, as well as the most frequently-updated game.
Like many MMOs, the latest version of Runescape – namely Runescape 3 – takes place in a medieval setting, filled with queens, goblins and, perhaps most importantly, dragons (and we can’t forget to mention the chickens). It’s not exactly an example of fine art in terms of its visuals, but for a game that’s been around for over 15 years how could it be?
As long as you’re equipped with some recent edition of Java, you should be set to start fighting, trading and even playing mini-games with other players in the world of Gielinor. Be careful, though, as Runescape is infamous for being highly addictive.