MOBA stands for multiplayer online battle arena or action real-time strategy (ARTS) and this genre of games have been an obsession of million different players from the day they were developed. Games of this type allow players to control a single character, to play in teams, customize their heroes and play versus other gamers in order to defeat them.
Matches available online are stunning and most of the games offer a prize pool which can vary significantly. Now when we know the basics, let's check out 10 best MOBA games of all times.
Games of Glory is the last game on our list, but this doesn't mean it is the worst. On the contrary, this is one of the best MOBA games ever developed. There are so many things we must say about the game. The first one is the fact your character is referred to a clone. The game is located in a persistent universe and your gaming can affect it significantly.
The game also uses teams as the main combat styles, but each team has a captain who is appointed before the match begins. He or she will choose the style of combat and the captain is the main character of the game. On the other hand, we can see that each player can choose his favorite weapon and use it accordingly.
The game is fast paced and there is no automatic features here. You need to control your character all by yourself and you need to control it wisely. The game is very addictive and loaded with details. Customization is stunning as well and it can be rated as above average.
Heroes of Newerth was released in 2010 by S2 and it deserves a special place on our list. The game itself is slightly different than others you may have played and due to a simple reason. Players can choose their team type and affiliation and the gaming will be based accordingly. You can choose between Legion and in that case, the World Tree is the main element of the gaming. If you choose Hellbourne the main element is Sacrificial Shrine.
The game has plenty of characters to choose from and it is relatively easy to play. An average match lasts 30 minutes, but longer ones are common. In general, a match can last up to 1 hour. In that time you will have to defeat your opponents to that level that they must surrender. It is a classical MOBA game in every sense of the word and it can keep you occupied for a long period of time.
The game offers prizes as well. Yes, they are much lower compared to other games from the list, but the top prize is over 2 milions which is far from a low amount. If you want to have a chance of winning this sum, you should start playing right now.
If you are a kid from the 80s you will know the basic of this game. If you are much younger, you should start playing and check out all that game has to offer. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been released in 2017 and the development lasts for 5 years. The official developer and publisher of the game is Nintendo and the game is available for Wii and Switch consoles.
There is a simple mission of the game yet a lot of variables. The game features an open world and in it, you will control Link, a character who woke after hundreds of years sleep. He must defeat Calamity Ganon before he defeats Hyrule, a kingdom present on the game. Players are free to explore the world, interact and fight separately or together.
Some of you may know that the original game from 1986 offered very little instructions and help. This is the same as the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Basically, you will need to understand how the game works and what your main mission is.
Some of you may believe that DotA 2 is just a minor update to the old game and there are no major improvements. Actually, you are wrong. The new game was released in 2013 and it is known as almost a completely new game. The new version uses the Source 2 engine. The gameplay is much better, the graphics is also and the overall list of possibilities is significantly enhanced.
There are so many things we want to reveal regarding this game. For instance, you will play in a team of 5 versus another team. Your mission is to defeat them and collect items and gems while doing so. The matches can last up to 50 minutes, in most cases. However, a match which takes 2 hours to complete isn't impossible here.
The game offers an impressive prize pool which is $25 million in size. Of course, the prizes are divided among the players of the best team, but it is still a massive amount. Knowing all of this, we must add that the only reason why the game isn't ranked better is the graphics which isn't the best among MOBA games.
Overwatch was developed by Blizzard in 2016 and it is a stunning creation. In the game you can choose between 31 characters and you will be assigned to a team of 6. The opposite team also has 6 players and the goal is simple. Defeat all of them. Each character is unique and it has a unique set of skills. What this means is that a team can be a significantly different one from another and as such more powerful.
Playing the game you will see that the objective is to take over control of the main points on the map and to use a specific period of time to unload your weapons to the enemy. Players get all kinds of cosmetic upgrades that don't actually affect the power of a character but they can change skin color, outfit and etc.
This game came out after Titan was canceled. It was popular even in beta version and over 10 million players played the game. We should add that it is available for Sony Play Station, Xbox, and PC.
Arena of Valor is an adaptation of Wangzhe Rongyao, a Chinese game that is extremely popular in that country. This version became available in 2015 across the world and it was developed by Tencent Games. Back at a day, developers from this company approached Riot Games (developers of LoL) and asked can they create a smartphone platform. Riot Games declined their request. As such, Tencent Games developed their own game.
The game offers quite a lot of characters to choose from. They are very strange and different. Some look like wisps others are small children and some are even historical figures from China's history. Some players do require a lot of time to adjust to the list of characters, but most are perfectly fine and embrace the variety of factors.
The graphics is above average and you can exploit the game's engine to the maximum. The game is incredibly addictive and there are so many possible outcomes. To better understand how popular Arena of Valor is, you should know that there are over 200 million players from all over the world. The number is increasing as we speak.
Not a single list would be complete without League of Legends. The game was released in 2009 by Riot games and it is inspired by DotA or Defense of the ancients. You can see the same or similar mechanics in the game and the characters look similar. Of course, League of Legends is much better due to significant improvements to the gaming capabilities and graphics. Keep in mind that the game is also known as LoL or LEAGUE.
There are over 140 top players of this game. Each one is a member of one category, such as Mage, Marksman, Specialists, Controller, Fighter, Tank, and Slayer. The game offers advanced combat possibilities and you can customize your character to that level it is completely original. We must add that the main objective of the game is to defeat the nexus of the opposite team. Matches have been designed to last up to 45 minutes, but most gamers agree that they last 30 or 35 minutes.
League of Legends has been known as the most rewarding, literally game of all times. In 2014 the best player won $2.1 million. This may be a motivation you have been looking for to start playing the game. Now is the time to log in and begin.
Heroes of the Storm is categorized as MOBA game, but the developers refer to it as hero brawler. Both terms can be used. The game was developed by Blizzard in 2015 and it was released for Windows and Mac computers. It also has a prize pool of $1 million which is given to the best player.
Characters come from all other games and franchise developed by Blizzard. For instance, you can play with Butcher from Diablo or Guld'an. There are many characters to choose from and most of them are highly appealing and desirable. We all like the story behind the character and we all like the unique gameplay.
One of the most interesting modes is 5v5 where players fight each other on one of 15 maps. The game supports mount which is borrowed from World of Warcraft. If you play this game you will know the meaning.
The game in question was released in 2015 for iOS and Android, but soon it became available for Windows and Mac. The most important fact to reveal is that this is a cross-platform game. This means that all players can play together at the same time, regardless of the platform they are using.
In the game, a player controls an avatar. There are 45 to choose from. Each team consists of 5 characters and the goal is to penetrate the defense of the AI characters and destroy the Vain crystal. An average match will last around 30 minutes, but longer ones are common. The game is loaded with thrill and fun so it had to be on our list.
A fun fact is the name of the developer. They are Super Evil Megacorp and you should give them credit for the name. In some cases, the name of the developers is linked to the game itself. For instance, the game is dark-oriented and it can be considered as scary for some gamers.
Smite was developed by Hi-Rez Studios in 2014 and it has been the best MOBA game of all times. There are just a handful of gamers who don't like playing Smite. In the game, you control a god or goddess and fight other players. Characters are taken from religions and myths from all over the globe. For instance, you can play with a Nordic god. In addition, the game allows you to play with a character from the King Arthur story.
The game is so popular due to several reasons. The first one is the main idea, which we have mentioned already. The next one is the Conquest Mode, which is played by 2 teams of 5 players who are spawn in the arena. As a player, you will have the ability to purchase items and weapons before the game starts. Once started, you will be placed in the fountain or the home base of your team. The goal is to defeat Phoenix and Titan, which are characters of the opposite team.
The game is so popular that at the moment you can win $1 million if you are the best. Don't forget that there are over 100 characters to choose from and new ones are regularly added. Each one has a unique history.
These were 10 best MOBA games of all times. Now it is your turn to find a game that deserves your effort and your attention and start playing it as soon as possible. All of these games have one thing in common. They are extremely addictive and they will keep you occupied for months, if not years.