Star Trek Online
Out of all the MMORPGs you'll see listed here in this article, Star Trek Online is one of the newest.
Launched back in February 2010, the sci-fi MMORPG almost didn't see the light of day. Initially developed by Perpetual Entertainment from 2004 to 2008, the company went belly-up in January 2008, and it was believed that we'd never see the Trekkie virtual world ever again. Almost six months later, Cryptic Studios announced that it had picked up the rights to complete the game and now here we are.
For those who follow the Star Trek canon, the game takes place in The Next Generation "prime" time line, almost 30 years after the events in Star Trek Nemesis and 22 years after the destruction of Romulus as depicted in Star Trek: Countdown and Star Trek XI. For those who still yearn for The Next Generation era, Star Trek Online is a decent fix.
Unfortunately, there's no free trial, except for a two-part demo that offers the tutorial and first mission for free. Gamers ready to engage in commanding their own vessel will need to shell out $29.99 for the game and $14.99 per month for a subscription.
Want to play for life? Cough up an extra $299.99!