9 Games Like Dota

Games Like Dota On our collection of games like Dota and Dota 2 page you’ll find other games in the MOBA genre that both replicate and innovate on the popular gaming genre for PC, iOS, Android and console platforms.

Defense of the Ancients (Dota) is the original MOBA experience that was developed from a mod for the popular real time strategy game at the time, Warcraft III. After creating an entirely new game genre the success of the mod resulted in a full release known as Dota 2 which features similar core mechanics of the original mod with a number of refinements.

Like the countless MOBA games that have come after this full release the gameplay revolves around a three lane map with each team having their own base which must be protected from the enemy team. AI controlled minions will travel across these lanes in order to take down the enemy but ultimately it is up to the players to decide the outcome by selecting a hero and using their unique skills and playstyle to push into the enemy base. It's this unique pool of heroes that provide a wealth of variety as no two games of Dota will be the same.

The games like Dota 2 here provide alternative multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) experiences for fans of the modern Dota 2 or the original Dota mod.
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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm delivers Blizzard’s attempt at the popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre supported by a wealth of characters from other Blizzard franchises to attract countless fans into the arena. With a healthy beta development period before a full release Heroes of the Storm is no exception to Blizzard’s approach to developing high quality games and opts to take the genre in new directions while still catering to the veteran crowd. Often referred to as a hero br...[Read Review]

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League of Legends

League of Legends (LoL) is the king of the MOBA genre, growing rapidly from a release in 2009 to become one of the most popular and widely known in the genre. While not the original game in this genre it has stayed true to the original DotA formula as it continues to command a healthy portion of the MOBA player base and an active eSports league. The success of the League of Legends franchise has also pushed the game into alternative forms of media that have explored individual stories of the cha...[Read Review]

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Smite

Smite (SMITE) introduces the third person perspective into the MOBA genre as opposed to the isometric (top-down) views of most other games in the popular strategic genre. Like others though Smite is a free to play experience that supports itself with cosmetic microtransactions for your favourite gods. Not content with just being a PC based experience Smite also offers console (PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch) versions which also makes it one of the few in the genre to grace these platforms...[Read Review]

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Vainglory

Vainglory attempts brings the massive growth of the MOBA genre in recent years onto mobile (iOS) devices by producing a title that is impressive, fun, fluid and satisfying despite the limitations of hardware presented by the platforms. After a successful initial launch in 2014 the game transitioned to cross platform play in early 2019 with a Steam release for Windows and Mac offering new ways to access Vainglory. With the mobile origins of Vainglory the game is designed to be on the shorter side...[Read Review]

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8.7 User Avg (18 votes)
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Awesomenauts

Awesomenauts offers a fun 2D multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) experience that is available across multiple platforms while offering one of the few in the genre to support local offline split screen gameplay. Awesomenauts was developed by Ronimo Games and was originally released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with a subsequent PC and Mac release while eventually going free to play in 2017 on Steam. Awesomenauts takes place in the distant future (3587) and has players taking on the role ...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (24 votes)
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Heroes of Newerth

Heroes of Newerth (HoN) is one of the big MOBA game franchises and originally launched as a paid title in 2010 before going free to play approximately a year later. Developed by S2 games HoN features all the staples of the franchise with a 5v5 map, diverse champion pool and objective based hero battles. Like the many other multiplayer online battle arena titles on the market HoN receives regular updates and gameplay changes to keep the experience fresh. As a MOBA title you can also expect to see...[Read Review]

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Legendary Heroes

Legendary Heroes is a free to play mobile based MOBA experience available on the iOS and Android platforms which later expanded to Windows and Nintendo Switch platforms as a paid title. Opting to focus on quick 3v3 battles and bring the popular MOBA genre to a primarily mobile audience the title includes offline single player campaign content that allows players to access their favourite strategy game genre without considering monthly data limitations. While Legendary Heroes is far from the full...[Read Review]

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Heroes Evolved

Borrowing heavily from League of Legends is Heroes Evolved a mobile (iOS and Android) based MOBA title that focuses on offering a simple core experience. Launching in September 2016 with over 50 heroes those seeking a light weight alternative to the popular MOBA titles that they can play on the go. Like the countless MOBA options before it Heroes Evolved is focused solely on the epic battles between two opposing forces with your main focus to destroy the enemy base while achieving various side o...[Read Review]

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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Enjoy 5v5 MOBA gameplay on your mobile device with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang that seeks to offer one of the highest quality and most populated games in the mobile MOBA niche. Heavily inspired by the heavy weight of League of Legends players will find a familiar formula that has been transported from the PC realm into the mobile one with only some small tweaks to the experience. Allowing players to get into matches quickly Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is ideal for on the go MOBA fans that want an iO...[Read Review]

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