3Progressive Factor 2: Lacrimosa of a Reaper » by whitworth5274 Kirito, Asuna, Jaymes, and Koharu continue their progression up the lower levels of Aincrad and embark on the Elf War Campaign with their new friend Kizmel. Up ahead lies three new levels, more fighting between the DKB and ALS, a new party member from Asuna's past, a dangerous enemy of the elves, and a rising of players that seek to make death part of the game.
T, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 44, words: 167k+, favs: 15, follows: 20, updated: 4h published: 5/10/2022, Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y., OC, Kizmel
6 Game of Betrayers: Squad Jam 3 » by whitworth5274 Three months after Llenn, Fukaziroh, Jaymes, and Kureha claimed victory over Pitohui and M and won Squad Jam 2, the third Squad Jam commences! This time, the six players form one team. However, Squad Jam 3 comes with a mysterious new rule that is set to shake the battlefield and change the game. And the darkest part of Jaymes's past comes back to haunt him.
T, English, Friendship & Drama, chapters: 25, words: 82k+, favs: 8, follows: 9, updated: 12/5 published: 6/11, Sinon/Shino A., OC, LLENN/Karen K.
The Legion Exemplar by LexiTheBat Saito Akemi isn't a gamer... but her older brother Dan is. Years after a rift formed in the Saito family, it finally turns into a ravine and Akemi finds herself desperate to spend time with her brother. On the day the first ever VRMMORPG- Sword Art Online- officially releases, he invites her to join him in Aincrad. (OC/Liz;OC-Centric;Kirito/Sachi;Asuna/Mito)
T, English, Adventure & Hurt/Comfort, words: 2k+, 12/5, [OC, Lisbeth/Rika S.] [Kirito/Kazuto K., Sachi]
Serenade of the Silver Witch by whitworth5274 During their journey to beat SAO, Jaymes and Koharu encounter a girl named Sanya. Nicknamed the "Silver Witch" for her demonic sword that gives the user enhanced strength as it sucks the victim's health. But there's only so much a solo player can do, even with that power...can they teach her that lesson, or will it come a fatal price?
T, English, Friendship, words: 5k+, favs: 4, follows: 4, 12/2, Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y., OC
19Sword Art Online - The Midnight Shadow » by kirby172 Using all his power, Kirito was barely able to save the lives of his guildmates, but his guilt of putting them in danger drove him to leave them anyways. However, he did not have to return to be a solo player, as there is someone who will always stay by his side. "Nothing is your fault," she assured him as they left together. (Kirito x Sachi)
T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 12, words: 73k+, favs: 88, follows: 108, updated: 12/1 published: 12/25/2019, [Kirito/Kazuto K., Sachi] Asuna/Asuna Y., Keita
Family Around the Christmas Tree by Laid-Back Brit Kirito, Asuna and Yui have been decorating the Christmas tree together. Such a wonderful annual activity should always be carried out together by a loving family. Then Yui finds something in the decoration box which she has never seen before, resulting in her parents showing her what couples do with this thing at the festive time of year…
K, English, Family & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 11/30, Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y., Yui
8SAO Integral Factor - Integral Fragments » by Partns After completing the 75th floor, you continue your journey on completing SAO by reaching the 100th floor. However things are about to change when a few new allies join the team along with a new strange area opening up as you get mysteriously transported there by an unkown source. The world of SAO was changing and it was just beginning. Can you protect everyone and get to floor 100?
T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 22, words: 132k+, favs: 27, follows: 19, updated: 11/28 published: 1/17
2Twinblade and Angel of Death » by WaterBendingQueen88 When SAO becomes a death game, many players take up their weapons and fight to escape. One of them is Taicho, a young man who wants to get back to his family for answers, and another is Haruza, a young girl who seeks redemption for herself after a real-world failure. This is their story.
T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 10, words: 49k+, favs: 15, follows: 18, updated: 11/27 published: 6/26/2021, Kirito/Kazuto K., OC
11SAO Alternative - Broken Wings » by TheSib Cyber Nexus Online, one of the many VRMMOs created from The Seed package. A futuristic world of swords, guns, androids, and everything in-between. Follow the adventures of one of the game's veteran players Tae, as well as the friends he makes along the way.
T, English, Adventure, chapters: 15, words: 56k+, favs: 20, follows: 21, updated: 11/21 published: 1/1/2022, OC
10Sword Art Online - Kirigaya Love Affair » by kirby172 On December 25th, 2023, the death game, Sword Art Online was cleared, freeing the remaining players. Suguha Kirigaya was elated to have her brother back, but he is different from the brother whom she once remembered, so she vows to make him feel better, no matter what it takes. Kirito x Suguha/Leafa KiriSugu The Moonlit Knight AU – Fairy Dance
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 16, words: 23k+, favs: 51, follows: 75, updated: 11/19 published: 4/19/2022, [Kirito/Kazuto K., Leafa/Suguha K.] Asuna/Asuna Y., Sachi
224Merchant Prince of Aincrad » by Agent 94 "Going into a dungeon? Fighting monsters? And getting dirty?" The merchant in silks laughed. "Why do that when you can hire mercenaries to do the job?" Kazuto Kirigaya doesn't like fighting, he likes making money. Much safer than swinging a sword at monsters, yuck! Besides, that was what his fearless Asuna was for anyway. KiriHarem (Argo, Asuna, Sinon)
T, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 23, words: 190k+, favs: 540, follows: 633, updated: 11/19 published: 1/20/2021, [Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y., Argo, Sinon/Shino A.]
Unital Ring III: Rebellion in the Underworld » by whitworth5274 Two worlds, both in trouble. In the Underworld, Kirito, Jaymes, Alice, Asuna, Kureha, and allies old and new uncover a rebellious plot by an enemy beaten a century ago in the simulation; In Unital Ring, Koharu, Sinon, Lisbeth, Silica, and the rest seek to progress further towards the light that will reveal all.
T, English, Adventure, chapters: 22, words: 86k+, favs: 7, follows: 6, updated: 11/18 published: 8/13, [Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y.] OC, Alice Schuberg
69Outlier » by TheCartoonFanatic01 AU. A minor flaw in Kayaba's plan has allowed one out of every 250 players who die in Sword Art Online to return to the real world instead of dying. So when Kirito finally clears the game and logs out, he is surprised to see a familiar girl of blue waiting for him. "Sa...Sa...chi...?" Kirito/Sachi, Kirito/Asuna, multiple other ships! R&R! LONGER SUMMARY INSIDE! RATING MAY CHANGE!
T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 20, words: 300k+, favs: 206, follows: 263, updated: 11/17 published: 2/14/2022, Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y., Sachi, Leafa/Suguha K.
Sword Art Online DLC » by Miakeru Higuson Sword Art Online, is back and better than ever. The improved Aincrad, commanded by a mysterious figure in an emerald green cloak has 120 floors as well as new enemies, new weapon types and new mystery's to be solved. Our story follows a new band of adventures, join them as they fight to be the best, reach levels no player has ever achieved (figuratively and literally) and have fun.
T, English, Adventure & Fantasy, chapters: 6, words: 19k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, updated: 11/13 published: 10/29, Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y., Klein/Ryoutarou T., OC
5SAO Progressive: Switchblade » by RNA Once an empty and apathetic boy simply searching for another means of escapism, he finds his life given new direction after being thrust into the world of Sword Art Online. Follow Arata on a journey of swords and scythes as he masters a distinct playstyle that will allow him to carve a unique path through this game of life and death.
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 5, words: 14k+, favs: 19, follows: 17, updated: 11/12 published: 7/23, Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y., Argo, OC
10The Hollow Instructor » by NoNameBecauseWhy Based on the game Re:Hollow Fragment. After reaching the 76th floor of Aincrad, the Assault Team is in disarray. There are too many issues to handle: Heathcliff's secret identity, a huge system error and new, inexperienced players arriving at the frontlines, even from outside the game! Help arrives in form of a player who's experienced in training other players.
T, English, Drama & Adventure, chapters: 69, words: 579k+, favs: 46, follows: 47, updated: 11/12 published: 12/5/2020, OC
Sword Art Online: Stoic Reality » by clearwashere Thomas Trey Trenor is an immigrant from Canada, who originally intended to live a normal life. Everything changed after he dived into SAO. After two years, he learned he lost everything, but gained a small glimmer in return. Now he participates in the Death Gun Operation with Kirito and finds that it was more than he bargained for. \\ Cover Art by Ying Wei (d ying5022)
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 2, words: 11k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 11/4, Kirito/Kazuto K., Yuna/Yuuna S., OC, XaXa/Shoichi S.
72Alicization I: Of Crowns and Swords » by EnderLance Their stories were meant to have come to a close. And yet, in a twist of fate, the tale of the three children begins anew, guided down a different road. Saving the world was never meant to be easy, but together, it might just be possible. Even if it meant defying fate and gods themselves.
T, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 36, words: 293k+, favs: 107, follows: 124, updated: 11/4 published: 12/6/2021, Kirito/Kazuto K., Alice Schuberg, Eugeo
28 Once There Was A Land of Sword » by Adamas124 Complete summary in the first chapter, but in short, the story parallels the War of Underworld anime, you will see here how Kirito and Alice could have been given the romance I wanted them to enjoy, but remaining generally faithful to the original story. I hope I can provide as much emotional depth as possible and show the beauty of AlicexKirito. (Old title: Alicization: Lasting)
T, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 17, words: 113k+, favs: 79, follows: 103, updated: 11/4 published: 1/23, [Alice Schuberg, Kirito/Kazuto K.] Bercouli, Quinella
13Two Years » by wildmoors Dr. Koujiro Rinko, who knowingly and willingly assisted the creator of the death game that claimed four thousand lives, walked away without a scratch. This is her story, the story of someone whose kindness killed. (Characters: Koujiro Rinko, Kayaba Akihiko)
T, English, Angst & Tragedy, chapters: 14, words: 28k+, favs: 8, follows: 7, updated: 11/1 published: 4/10/2021, Heathcliff/Akihiko K.
33Life Expectancy » by Conscripts "It's called Motor Neuron Disease...the average life expectancy is three years. "Those words. They had killed me before the disease can. I asked myself: What's the point anymore? That question would remain without answers for a whole year, and I'd thought it would never be. Until I met a person who knew the answer. A slowly deteriorating girl who lived not a day in sadness.
K+, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 16, words: 87k+, favs: 119, follows: 145, updated: 10/30 published: 4/12/2018, [OC, Yuuki/Yuuki K.]
8An Englishman in Castle Aincrad » by Midland2541 Escaping his new life in Japan, the last thing Michael Edmondson expected was to be trapped in the game Sword Art Online, alongside nearly ten thousand others, fighting for their lives and freedom... funny how things work out, really. Based loosely off Integral Factor at first, with elements of Progressive and the Gameverse, alongside original story elements.
T, English, Friendship & Adventure, chapters: 75, words: 348k+, favs: 96, follows: 96, updated: 10/30 published: 7/19/2021, Rain, Philia, Argo, OC
221Sinonon » by Agent 94 Sinon had faced many horrors in her time in Gun Gale Online: slavers, raiders, mutants, blood machines, and transhuman warriors. But turning into a cat was a new one. Why does she continue playing this stupid game? It also didn't help that Kirito kept scratching her ears. (KiriSinon)
T, English, Romance & Humor, chapters: 28, words: 234k+, favs: 162, follows: 208, updated: 10/30 published: 7/3/2021, [Kirito/Kazuto K., Sinon/Shino A.]
El último Corte by lv12 El dolor del pecado puede ser la mayor carga para un ser humano y que Mito supiera sobrellevarlo es su gran don . " A partir de ahora , ninguna cosa volverá ser igual para mi " Esos son pensamientos maquiavelos que vagaron en la joven , luego de levantarse en esa cama del hospital y quitarse el casco denominado NeverGear.
T, Spanish, Adventure & Fantasy, words: 3k+, 10/26
42A Paladin's Oath » by StoryMakerr014 "You know, Onii-chan, I had another dream last night. In my dream, there was a floating castle in the sky..." In which Akihiko Kayaba's dream was not his own, and the Death Game was instigated by a monster born out of that dream.
T, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 12, words: 107k+, favs: 104, follows: 160, updated: 10/21 published: 4/20/2018, Kirito/Kazuto K., Asuna/Asuna Y., Heathcliff/Akihiko K., Cardinal