8 Best Games Like SAO in VR of 2023

Games Like SAO

Are you an SAO fan? If you’ve finished watching the anime and finished Sword Art Online, I’ll introduce you to the best games like SAO to keep you from getting bored this summer.

Sword art online is inspired by the light novel series, manga, and anime cartoon festival which was a great success.

It was later turned into a game with numerous titles spanning from 2013-2020. SAO features themes like love/human relationships, escapism, and new ways to reconnect with people just to mention a few.

This is also a VR game with the quality not as good, but a new experience for players.

1. Tera 

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The game begins with two friends Arun and Shara who met in a formless void, fall asleep and begin to dream.  Their dream comes and forms a mysterious land known as TERA. Here, mortals and gods fight each other in a never-ending battle.

Select to be one of the seven races with a set of unique “racial skills” that give you minor advantages over your enemies. Additionally, dodge enemies to actively survive while exploring the environment. Game features such as questing, crafting, and player versus player action are included.

2. Mabinogi  

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This is an MMORPG game where the player is not limited by any class other than the player’s race. You are free to level upon any of the available skills and build upon your character to be unique.

The game also has various social aspects like sitting around a campfire, playing music, friendly chats, and the use of different facial expressions for player interactions.

Players can select to be either human, elf, or a giant and will start in the respective planets. A real-world day offers bonuses such as a higher experience rate for certain skills, a higher item creation success rate, and even aging.

Raise the statistics of your character by ranking up on most skills. Additionally, complete quests, explore quests, and part-time jobs to gain experience points, ability points, gold, items, or combinations of rewards in the game.

3. Dragon Nest

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This is a fantasy free-to-play, massively multiple online role-playing game. Players defeat monsters and other players to increase their skills.

The game is heavily skill-based where a player’s level plays no part. In the game, you get to search the earth for power stones while fighting evil dragons. These stones once found will enable you to communicate with the sleeping goddess. She will also help you to find the grail, wake her, and save the world.

You will use skills and attacks received from the class trainer to defeat the monsters in the game. The monsters will drop money, boxes, collectibles, materials, weapons, or equipment that can be used by the players.

4. Monster Hunter Rise

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This is an action role-playing game. You take the role of a hunter, tasked with slaying or capturing large monsters using a variety of weapons. As the hunter, you use tools and environmental features to damage and weaken the monsters while surviving their attacks.

You need to complete the quests to be provided with loot. Players can use the loot to forge new armor and weapons. Additionally, these new and upgraded weapons can be used to take on more powerful monsters. The game features single-player, local, and online multiplayer modes.

Protect and bring peace to your village by defeating the monsters.

5. Archeage  

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A massively multiplayer online role-playing game.  The game is set up in a zone-less world in both first-person and third-person perspectives.

Starting the game, you will need to select a skill type from a selection of eleven to create one’s, own class. Based on the improvement made, you will be able to increase your skill level.

In the game, ensure to take part and complete the quests to gain experience points. Ultimately, unlock the hidden quests by attaining special achievements. There are multiple ways of making money, one of them being the trading routes which is the most effective.

The further the trading post from the crafting terminal the higher the reward you will receive. Travel the vast world using various means like public transport, boats, gliders, and car-like machines to transport goods or just take a walk and interact with the environment.

6. Elsword Online

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This is a Free-to-play action, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It features real-time action gameplay that includes both player vs environment and player vs player modes. Select from a group of fourteen playable characters each with their unique backstories and distinct skills and abilities. Additionally, defeat enemies in the game to level up and unlock new job classes and new skills.

Explore the world of 13 unique regions and be sure to visit the towns to receive quests, purchase items, and interact with other players in the game.

7. Runescape

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The fantasy “massively multiplayer online role-playing game” starts you off with a tutorial through a set path to know the basic skills in the game. After the tutorial, the player has access to advisors located in towns you will explore in the game.

These advisors give players information about their respective skills. The game is open meaning players set their own goals and objectives.

Train your skills and engage with non-playable characters, monsters, and other players in combat to complete the quests at your own pace. You can interact with other players through trading, chatting, and playing the available mini-games.

8. Age Of Wushu

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This is a free-to-play 3D martial arts action massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The game is inspired by martial arts and adventure in Ming Dynasty China.  When the player starts, you select one of eight factions and develop the characters in the game.

Get to learn new skills and engage in PvE and PvP content. There are no class systems in the game, but the player can join one of eight factions or schools.

These factions have linked skills that are specific to them and once you leave the faction you can no longer use the skill. Gain experience points in one of the many activities in the game. Partake in quests, crafting combat, and gathering and gain experience points that can be converted to “Cultivation” points.

Use the cultivation points to upgrade your fighting skills. Attributes such as chivalry and guilt determine your reputation and alignment in the Jianghu System.


All these games like SAO are exciting and will keep you on your toes. If you are a fan of anime, these games are the right ones for you. You will feel relaxed after a busy day at work or school. If you are looking for a new hobby, invest in these games and play with your family and friends.

Happy Gaming!

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