Wizardry Online is a free to play hardcore dark fantasy MMORPG from Sony, featuring permanent death for characters using the 'soul system', whereby players can level not only their character, but their soul, too. When characters die, they stay dead, but their soul and it's level live on, allowing you to create a new character but continue to maintain a sense of overall progression. It's visually dated, which is disappointing given the publisher, but should provide a unique experience for those craving the hardcore side of MMORPG life.

Wizardry Online has sadly enough, shut down!