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League of Legends
League of Legends

Action 06 October 2009

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. However, the opposing nations found another way of resolving disputes – duels fought by their representatives in the arenas. The game has been designed with multiplayer mode in mind, based on rivalry between two teams composed of several people. Each player controls one character. The key to the victory lies in cooperation between the team members and the ability to make good use of the individual strengths of each character. The game is using free-to-play business model with optional micropayments for some items and features.

Brawl Stars
Brawl Stars

Action 12 December 2018

A mobile online game which combines elements of shooters and MOBA games. Brawl Stars has been developed by the creators of Clash of Clans, Hay Day, Boom Beach and Clash Royale. The game features only a multiplayer mode. The players get to select one of more then a dozen available characters, each featuring different weapons, assets, and a special ability, after which they enter arcade battles taking place in special arenas. As the player's character is developed, their battle potential increases. Brawl Stars offers several game modes, each introducing a different set of rules. In Smash & Grab, two 3-player teams fight each other with the objective of capturing the crystals that are growing in the center of the map. In Heist, two teams face each other and, in turns, defend a safe or try to rob it. The third mode – Battle Royale – allows up to 10 players to fight until there is only one character left alive. The last of the game modes is Bounty, in which one acquires stars for eliminating their foes and loses them each time their character dies.

League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift

Action December 2020

League of Legends: Wild Rift is a version of the popular MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game prepared for mobile devices and consoles. Compared to the original, the title has undergone changes in the control and dynamics of the game.

Smite
Smite

Action 25 March 2014

A MOBA game with arcade elements, created by Hi-Res, a studio known from such productions as Global Agenda or Tribes: Ascend. Smite allows the players to direct the actions of mythological deities who fight team battles in thematically diverse arenas. The game is focused on dynamic duels, in which not only stats and skills of the heroes, but also reflexes and the accurate eye of the players count. In the technical layer, Smite is powered by Unreal Engine 3.0, which provides high-quality visuals. The game is free-to-play with the option of microtransactions, which means that some items and facilities may require a small fee.

Dota 2
Dota 2

Action 09 July 2013

A fantasy MOBA game (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) that combines elements of real-time strategy, action RPG, and action adventure game. This title was produced by Valve Software as a follow up to the popular Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos modification, Defense of the Ancients. Just like the original mod, Dota 2 focuses on clashes of two teams made up of up to 5 people, each one controlling one hero. The key to victory is the proper usage of the unique abilities of the heroes and cooperation. When it comes to technical aspects, the game is powered by the popular Source engine, the technology capable of hitting the sweet spot between visual quality and relatively low system requirements.

Pokemon Unite
Pokemon Unite

Strategy 2021

Pokemon Unite is a MOBA strategy game in which we control the creatures known from the game series and anime Pokemon. The game offers 5 vs 5 multiplayer mode and introduces some changes to the familiar formula. The Pokemon Company and TiMi Studios are responsible for its development.

Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm

Action 02 June 2015

Online action game representing the popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre; developed by Blizzard Entertainment, initially as a mod for the cult RTS StarCraft II. The title takes us to a fantastic world of Nexus, where the best-selling Blizzard universes of Diablo, StarCraft, and WarCraft come together. In this world, we participate in online battles between teams of several people assuming the roles of well-known characters from the abovementioned games. Each of them falls under one of four classes – assassin, warrior, specialist, or support – and is characterized by their own set of unique skills. The teamwork is the key to victory. The 20-minute long duels taking place on different arenas have one goal: to take over the opponent’s base and not let them do the same with ours. The authors emphasize the user-friendliness of gameplay and control system, making the game accessible even for inexperienced players.

Total War: Arena
Total War: Arena

Strategy 22 February 2018

A strategy game that combines elements of RTS and MOBA productions, and a spin-off to the bestselling Total War series, distributed as a free-to-play game with optional microtransactions. Total War: Arena lets you take part in massive battles for up to 20 players grouped into two rivaling teams. Each contestant has three units to command, consisting of no more than 500 men each. The crew of Creative Assembly have decided to lift up the historical boundaries, so that now armies from completely different periods and civilizations can fight in one battle. Gameplay is focused on cooperation between players and skillful use of unique abilities of individual commanders.

Genesis
Genesis

Action 14 August 2019

Genesis is a classic representative of the MOBA genre. This science fiction-based game allows players to battle in the 5 vs. 5 mode. Rampage Games studio is responsible for production and release.

Clash Royale
Clash Royale

Strategy 02 March 2016

A multiplayer game with MOBA elements from the Finnish Supercell studio, set in a universe of one of the mobile bestsellers – Clash of Clans. Same as there, we play as a ruler whose ambitions go beyond the borders of his country. Gameplay of Clash of Royale comes down to taking part in online skirmishes with other players to overthrow the opposing king. Battles are fought in very simplified form and take place on small arenas, which fit entirely on the smartphone’s or tablet’s screen. During the battles, we send offensive units along set paths, while also making sure to secure our own domain with various spells and defensive units and buildings. The mechanics are complemented by card game features, and the time between fights is spent on collecting the strongest possible deck of cards, each representing the respective units and actions (e.g. casting spells).

Mobile Legends: Bang bang
Mobile Legends: Bang bang

Action 14 July 2016

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is a mobile MOBA game (teams of 5 players face each other) developed by Moonton. Representatives of all kinds of specializations can meet on the game's arenas. Nothing stands in our way if we want to play as a tank, taking almost all of the enemy damage, a ranged mage or archer, a stealthy assassin, or a support that uses defensive abilities to aid his team in battle. Matches are five minutes long. We will achieve victory by skillfully using our hero and cooperating with our team mates. If we loose our Internet connection, our hero will be controlled by the game's advanced artificial intelligence.

Demigod
Demigod

Strategy 14 April 2009

Action game combining RPG and RTS motifs by Gas Powered Games, creators of Dungeon Siege. Entertainment focuses on online struggles, which were modelled on the famous fashion for Warcraft III - DoTA. We have a choice of eight semi-godes, divided into two classes (Assassin or General), which quite significantly differ in fighting style and skills.

Guardians of Middle-Earth
Guardians of Middle-Earth

Strategy 04 December 2012

Guardians of Middle-Earth is a MOBA game set in the Middle-Earth created by Tolkien Śródziemie, connected with the film Hobbit: An Unusual Journey. Like other productions of the genre, the Guardians of Middle-Earth combines RTS and arcade elements. Monolith studio is responsible for creating the title, and the publisher is Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

The Witcher Battle Arena
The Witcher Battle Arena

Strategy 22 January 2015

An online battle game attempting to create a MOBA game in The Witcher universe. The title was developed by Fuero Games in cooperation with the team at CD Projekt RED. The gameplay focuses on short, dynamic battles of 3-member teams composed of characters known from Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels. Among them, we can find Geralt of Rivia, Iorweth, Zoltan Chivay, and Philippa Eilhart. Each character possesses a different set of skills and uses unique special items. In battles, the characters develop their talents and acquire increasingly powerful equipment; during rests, they can create potions, allocate talents, and so on. The game features several game modes and 3D graphics with an isometric camera. The game is based on the free-to-play formula but offers optional micropayments.

Dungeon Defenders II
Dungeon Defenders II

Action 20 June 2017

A sequel to a popular action-RPG with tower defense elements, originally released in 2011 as a debut game of indie developer Trendy Entertainment. In contrast to the first game, this one is based on the free-to-play business model, and offers two entirely different multiplayer modes. The first one is a traditional co-op, in which players of different skills and specializations join forces against waves of enemies of increasing difficulty. The other one is heavily inspired by MOBA games and focuses on competitive combat of two 5-person teams. Each team is tasked with destroying opponent’s turrets. The game introduces numerous technical upgrades, as well as new heroes and opponents. Both play modes share the same characters roster, and individual dungeons are connected by a common mini-world on the surface, where up to 24 players can be at the same time.

Marvel Super War
Marvel Super War

Action January 2021

Marvel Super War is a MOBA strategy that has been prepared for mobile devices. The production uses characters from Marvel's cartoon universe. NetEase company is responsible for creating and publishing this title.

Heroes of Newerth
Heroes of Newerth

Strategy 12 May 2010

S2 Games is a game focused on network battles MOBA inspired by the modem Defense of the Ancients. Two teams stand in front of each other and the task of each team is to destroy the central building in the enemy base. The action takes place in the same world as the Savage series.

Vainglory
Vainglory

Action 12 November 2014

Multiplier MOBA, in which we take part in clashes of two five-person teams; our task is to destroy the crystal in the base of enemies and defend our own. On all platforms Vainglory is distributed in a free-to-play model.

Battleborn
Battleborn

Action 03 May 2016

A unique attempt to combine the mechanics of the popular MOBA genre, like Dota 2 and League of Legends, with the features of classic first-person shooters. It has been developed by Gearbox Software, known for Brothers in Arms and the post-apocalyptic series, Borderlands. The story takes us to a world where heroes from five different factions battle in 5-man teams for the last star in the universe. It is worth noting that the game provides a vast gallery of characters to choose from, among which we will find such as an elven archer, a Japanese samurai, or a heavily-armed space marine. As we progress through the game, our heroes will reach higher levels of experience, allowing them to increase their statistics and the effectiveness of their skills. The games can take the form of either classic MOBA team PvP fights or a dedicated co-op campaign for 5 players, for which an expansive storyline has been prepared.

Star Wars: Force Arena
Star Wars: Force Arena

Strategy 12 January 2017

An online strategy game for mobile devices, developed by Netmarble, set in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: Force Arena doesn't have a coherent plot, instead focusing on PvP battles. You play as two characters known from the main movie saga and the extended universe. Mechanics-wise, it's a typical mobile real-time strategy game with MOBA elements. You can fight one-on-one or two-on-two with a friend, and your task is to destroy the opponent's base, located at the other end of the map. During the battle, you not only fight using your character, but can also summon various supporting units. As the game progresses, you unlock more characters and upgrade their abilities on individual skill trees.

Switchblade
Switchblade

Action November 2020

An arcade multiplayer game with MOBA elements. Switchblade has been developed by Lucid Games, a studio comprising of the creators of the Project Gotham Racing series. The game takes the player into the future, in which they assume the role of a participant of futuristic sports matches. During each match, the player gets to drive one of the available vehicles and together with other players is tasked with destroying the opponents’ towers. In order to do this, one can utilize diversified features of their machines - some of them to fix, others to deal damage, etc. Moreover, during the game, small robots called mobs appear on the map to distract and attack the enemies. These robots should be protected, as they are the key to success. Nonetheless, one has to destroy the enemy mobs. Switchblade has been based on Unreal Engine, the same technology utilized in the production of Gears of War 4. The game is available as free-to-play.

Supernova
Supernova

Strategy TBA

A science fiction MOBA strategy game developed by Hungarian studio Primal Game. In Supernova the whole universe is a battlefield and the players can join the forces of humans or aliens. The greatest commanders of the entire universe are joining their ranks, including mercenaries, powerful mechs, cyborgs and various alien species, for which fighting for survival is a common thing. The gameplay is based on competition between two 5-person teams. They fight each other on arenas divided into three zones with AI-controlled units that attack automatically. The key to victory is to use character’s special abilities and to cooperate between formations. Each commander has a unique technology tree and a unit production system. As he gains new levels, he obtains points that enable him to develop not only his own skills, but his minions as well.

Paragon
Paragon

Action canceled

An online action game set in a science-fiction world and developed by the experienced team of Epic Games studio – creators of famous titles like Unreal Tournament or Gears of War. The gameplay of Paragon combines features of a classic online shooter and MOBA, pitting two teams of five against each other and trying to blow up opponent’s base. Each player controls one hero, chosen from a huge roster of characters with unique skills, and during the skirmishes we are accompanied by turrets and allied units controlled by AI. The experience points we gather are used to level up our characters through several different skill trees, with all changes being reset after a match. Every success earns us special cards, used to build our personal deck, which enhances our fighting potential permanently.

Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor

Action 12 October 2016

A mobile MOBA developed by an in-house developer studio of Tencent Games. Strike of Kings is a recreation of League of Legends, recreating all the mechanics and assets offered in the aforementioned game. The players are split into two teams (1v1, 3v3, or 5v5 matches) in which each player controls a single hero, equipped with a set of unique skills and abilities. Both teams are tasked with destroying the base of the opposing side, guarded by turrets and AI-controlled units, which requires cooperation and a skillful use of the available abilities. The game uses a free-to-play model with optional microtransactions.

Dead Island: Epidemic
Dead Island: Epidemic

Strategy canceled

Master X Master
Master X Master

Action 21 June 2017

A hybrid MMO game combining PvP duels typical for MOBA titles with an extensive, story-based PvE component; it was created by NCSoft - an experienced, Korean developer. The game is set in a universe that mingles together elements of NCSoft's earlier games, and the player can explore various colorful sceneries. Both popular and completely new characters were included - each has their different active and passive abilities. The player can switch between two different characters during PvP fights (including modes such as Team Deathmatch, Point Control or Ruins of the Titans). What is innovative about Master X Master, is the introduction of an additional yet full-fledged PvE component based on missions differing in difficulty level and set in one of 25 locations. All of this is complemented by a recreational mode, which is a rare occurrence in MMO games. In this mode, the player can enjoy three arcade mini-games, including Laser Dodging, Bullet Mode and Racing.