Guild Wars is an episodic MMORPG with both cooperative and PvP elements. The game was created by AreaNet and is published by NCsoft. It is one of the most popular games in the genre and is free to play online.
Guild Wars differs from the more traditional MMO in that there is no monthly fee to play online and the storyline is an integral part of the game itself. Guild Wars has become known for its beautiful graphics, fast load times, and the general lack of lag and downtime.
Guild Wars takes place in Tyria, a land being besieged by evil. The player can choose from 10 different professions, with character customizations dependent on the class chosen. When beginning the game, the player chooses between PvE or PvP environment. In PvP play, characters begin at the level cap (20), however they have access to fewer skills and spells than what are available in the PvE game.
Guild was has won several awards since its release and AreaNet is currently working on the sequel, Guild Wars 2, which will be released on November 2, 2011.