August 19, 2015 9:00 am

The six best massively multiplayer online games on Windows Phone

Do you enjoy playing games with hundreds or even thousands of other players? Then these MMOs for your Lumia are for you.

We’ve all heard of massively multiplayer online juggernauts like “World of Warcraft” and “EverQuest” on the PC, but MMOs aren’t typically associated with mobile gaming.

For those of you new to the term, massively multiplayer games are online experiences shared with hundreds, if not thousands, of other players in persistent worlds. They usually fall into the genres of role-playing or strategy.

As long as you have an Internet connection—preferably Wi-Fi—there are several excellent MMOs to play on your Lumia. We’ve rounded up some of the best to try:

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Pocket Army (free)
Build an army and lead it into real-time battles against evil. Go on hack-and-slash quests to improve your abilities and battle against or work with your friends.

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Age of Sorcery (free)
Build an empire in a world of conflict and magic by developing cities, hunting legendary monsters, and occupying lands filled with precious resources in this epic strategy game.

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Kings of the Realm (free)
Join thousands of other players in a game of war and conquest in this real-time strategy MMO. Build your base, capture territory, and engage in guild versus guild warfare.

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March of Empires (free)
Claim your title as Highland King, Northern Czar, or Desert Sultan and start building your empire in this strategy game of territorial conquest. For more details about “March of Empires,” read our announcement story here.

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War Inc – Modern World Combat (free)
In the year 2085, in the wake of World War III, you command an army against thousands of online foes. This modern military strategy game lets you hire powerful hero units and train an army of fast-paced Marines, Snipers, and more to reduce your competition’s base to rubble.

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Order & Chaos Online (free)
Explore a vast heroic fantasy world along with thousands of other players in this real-time 3D roleplaying game. Play as one of five different races, customize your character, make friends and enemies, trade with others, and fight in player-versus-player arenas.

“Order and Chaos Online” is Xbox Live-enabled, so you can unlock 20 achievements and compare your scores on the leaderboard.

Which is your favorite MMO on Lumia? Let us know in the comments below.