MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) is a subgenre of the strategy games played in real time in video gaming arena. The player is supposed to be one of the characters on either side of the battlefield. With the increasing competition in MOBA scene, gamers now have a varied set of MOBA games although most of them tend to lean on free MOBA games. Paid games are also in demand, albeit for niche gamers.
Here is a comprehensive analysis of top MOBA games for 2015:
League of Legends
League of Legends has nearly topped all charts of best MOBA games and even generated a staggering amount of $1 billion in revenue last year. The game play is second to none and the game provides players outstanding gaming experience through its PvP format.
A team of 5 players are required to battle 5 other players for achieving victory. The game was launched in 2009 by a developer who was responsible for making the infamous mod DOTA for the popular Warcraft 3. On an average, this MOBA game receives more than 25 million users per day.
Every player can choose from more than 123 different characters who are also known as “champions” adding abilities and skills with their own progress within the game. The most played mode are normal matches wherein the team’s goal is eliminate the core of the enemy team. The online game also boasts of a huge prize pool of nearly $2 million. For all MOBA gamers out there, this is a game one must play.
Defense of the Ancients 2 comes a close second to League of Legends and also tops the chart of prize pools with $10 million in gaming prizes in 2014 alone. This is a sequel to Dota which was created by Icefrog. Many gamers had been playing them at a professional level too.
Dota 2 is a game with better graphics and huge fan following ranging to millions of players. It has retained its competitive edge because of consistent patches and add-ons. There are 110 heroes to choose from and every player can create their own personal strategies and combinations to overpower the other. As a competitive gamer, this game is a must-play in all respects.
Infinite Crisis has garnered many fans even at its beta stage and the heroes are from DC Comics universe making it a fan favorite. Being a MOBA game, players choose a hero and then proceed to outplay their opponents. It has 4 game modes to choose from, and one can select modes with the main mode called as Gotham Divided. The in-game experience is fantastic and many fans of DC Comics and MOBA games are clamouring for more!
Smite is a third person game that is popular on Microsoft and XBOX. One needs to select a mythological god to fight in a huge arena against demons. Utilizing the god’s powers, one has to overpower its enemies, mainly AI bots and other gods.
There are two teams ranging from 3 to 5 players and as the game progresses, players can increase the attributes of their god characters. Choosing from 62 gods with particular skills to master, the gamer has to choose a weapon or tank to fight. The response time is great and unique among other MOBA games.
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm is a highly-anticipated game in 2015 and is the first game to be released by Blizzard. According to the makers though, Heroes of the Storm is not MOBA but ARTS (Action Real Time Strategy).
Heroes of the Storm’s game play is like MOBA. The beta phase had attracted 9 million players and fans of Blizzard are eagerly waiting for their first game, which promises great things in gameplay and graphics too.