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League of Legends PC

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An extremely popular MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game, produced by Riot Games. League of Legends is set in Valoran, a fantasy world that has been torn by a bloody war for centuries.

Action | fantasy | MOBA | play for free | network | co-op

PC / Windows
League of Legends cover

developer: Riot Games

publisher : Riot Games

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

game language: English

game release date for PC:

06October2009

League of Legends, a Riot Games Studios production, is a MOBA (Massive Online Battle Arena) type of game - based on the mechanics from a Warcraft III modification - Defense of the Ancients.

Story

The game takes place in a classic fantasy world called Valoran. It used to be a land for many years plagued by war, but one the day the quarreling nations have decided that from now on they would resolve their conflicts in a different way. Selected representatives from each nation form a League of Legends and are sent to arenas, where they face enemy teams. This way, all international disputes are resolved in small-scale duels, instead of in destructive global wars.

Gameplay

League of Legends is the first production from Riot Games Studios. It is an online team action-RPG, where you have to fight against other players within a confined arena - resembling maps from typical real-time strategy games. Thus, it uses a solution similar to the one known from Demigod or Defense of the Ancients.

Two teams (three- or five-person, depending on the map) face each other on the arenas. Prior to each game, you choose a hero for yourself from a selection of over a hundred characters. Along with advancing to higher experience levels you gain powerful abilities unique to each hero. During the match you gain gold necessary to purchase items that ultimately shape the nature of the controlled character. Moreover, before the game you can choose two skills from the pool of abilities available for each character. The character statistics are also influenced by specializations and runes selected before each game. One game usually lasts about 45 minutes in 5v5 mode and about half an hour in 3v3.

Game modes

Subsequent updates added other game modes. The first one is Dominion, a counterpart for domination mode from MOBA mechanics. This one is clearly more dynamic and unpredictable than the classic skirmishes, and one game lasts 15-20 minutes. Another game mode is called ARAM (All Random All Mid). It is set on Howling Abyss map, and the teams consist of five heroes who fight one another on just one alley. This kind of game is very dynamic, focuses on group fights and usually takes about 20 minutes.

Although League of Legends is primarily focused on online battles, the developers have also prepared a single-player mode, where you face advanced AI. However, this rather serves as training before fighting against living opponents. That way or another, the game itself can find you a partner with similar skills. In addition, your achievements are constantly being tracked and saved in ranks.


Game score 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 7413 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.7 / 10 calculated out of 22 players' votes.  

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Pentium 4 3 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 or better), 750 MB HDD, Windows XP/Vista

League of Legends Game Guide

game guide 21 February 2014

This guide to League of Legends contains tips for new players who are just beginning their adventure on the Fields of Justice – right from the registration to the first steps in the game.

League of Legends to get a board game called Mechs Vs. Minions

News 13 September 2016 12:18

Are you a fan of League of Legends and board games? Then Mechs Vs. Minions will be right up your alley. Riot Games is apparently working on a 4-player board game set in their MOBA universe.