You might got bored of Dota 2 or just want to try some other similar MOBA game (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena Games) then this guide is for you, I’m going to list some of the most popular games like Dota 2 in this post, and I hope you find some game that suits your taste in games. I will list both free MOBA games and paid game too, so what ever you feel like playing I’m sure we can find a game for you.
In the past years these MOBA games has risen in popularity and millions of players are loving this new genre of games, we’re a long way from the beginning of MOBA games with games like Aeon of Strife (AoS) on Starcraft and DotA 1 on Warcraft 3, a long time has passed and these games have improved a lot, the graphics are more refined, the controls are perfect, you have more options and heroes to play and the MOBA games of today are balanced.
League of Legends (LoL)
MOBA smiliar to Dota 2
The biggest and most popular MOBA game of them all is probably Leauge of Legends with their huge player base and e-sport community with professional leagues and tournaments with huge cash prizes. LoL is similar to Dota 2 in many ways, they’re both these two standard MOBA games that are very well made with a huge amount of heroes to play, and a great match-finding system, good balance between heroes.
Both of these games are free but the main difference between these two games is that in Dota 2 you have access to all the heroes but in League of Legends you either have to unlock the heroes with points or real cash, this can be really frustrating for a new player who wants to try all the different heroes, but LoL let’s you try out new heroes for free each and every week so it’s not like you have no heroes to play, it’s just that it can be a bit limited if you compare with MOBA games like Dota 2.
League of Legends Trailer
Heroes of Newerth (HoN)
Standard MOBA like LoL & Dota 2
Heroes of Newerth is yet another great MOBA game, but don’t expect to be blown away with features that LoL and Dota 2 doesn’t have, don’t get me wrong HoN is a great game but it is very similar to both Dota 2 and especially League of Legends, and that doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it’s still a solid and great game, and you can expect to have a lot of fun if you decide to choose this game. The game has all the features you would expect from a MOBA game, it’s lag free, cheat protection, match-making, built in ladders and rank system, also the graphics is probably the best in any MOBA game out there, the only one who can really compete with HoN on that is Dota 2.
Heroes of Newerth is free to play and have a similar system of optional paying like League of Legends.
Fast and Action filled MOBA
From Funcom and Stunlock Studios comes the very unique and fun MOBA game Bloodline Champions. This game think it’s important that the game is all about your skill, meaning that there is no random elements that you can see in some MOBA games, like for example random critical hits, dodges and events like that. The game modes in this game are a bit different, it’s not your typical lane fights with mobs running down it, instead we have game modes like deathmatch, capture the flag and conquest, these are modes we’re familiar with in other game genres but not in MOBA games and that’s what makes this game interesting, it’s Stunlock Studios take on what they think a good MOBA game should be like, and this mindset makes a pretty damn good game that’s far from a Dota clone, which is refreshing.
In Bloodline Champions you don’t have any mana like most games have, instead it’s all about cooldown on your skills and how you use them, all cooldowns are relatively short, making the combat filled with action. This game is a action filled MOBA game that isn’t like other games, it’s fast paced and filled with a lot of action.
Bloodline Champions are free to play and you can download it and play it though Steam if you want to.
More information about the game can be found at the official website over here. Bloodline Champions Official Website (free)
Bloodline Champions: Arena Based PvP
MOBA game for your mobile
This next game is not the best game on the list, it doesn’t have the best graphics and the controls are a bit tricky, but there’s a reason for that, and that is because this is a MOBA game for mobile devices (both Android and iOS) MOBA games has even come to our mobiles now, and this little game is perfect if you want to play a MOBA game on the buss or when you’re out and you get a bit bored. The game is for free so it’s worth a try if this sounds like something for you.
Just don’t expect this game to be that similar to Dota 2, think a light and mobile version of Dota, you’re going to get a few hours of free fun.
If you’re already a fan of Dota 2 you might also love our list of Dota 2 merchandise where we collected the best t-shirt, toys and posters inspired by Dota 2 and placed them in one epic list, you can find the list with merchandise over here, Dota 2 Merchandise – T-shirts, Toys and Posters