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Chaos Heroes Online is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) where two teams of five players battle to destroy the enemy base. Also known as Chaos Online in Korea, it is the official successor of DotA Chaos.
DotA Chaos started as a mod in Warcraft 3 when a user named Chogosu translated DotA into Korean after Eul, the creator of DotA, left the modding scene. DotA Allstars quickly established itself in the West, while DotA Chaos quickly rose in popularity in Korea. The two games can be considered distant cousins that evolved in different environments and with different developers. The most recent developer working on DotA Chaos went on to develop Chaos Heroes Online.
While many MOBAs decided to distance themselves from the old Warcraft 3 engine, Chaos Heroes Online development team decided to keep the same artistic direction and improve on it. The game itself also stays very close to its RTS roots, with consumables such as Anti-magic and Vampiric potions, or even Dispel Wands. Chaos Heroes Online also has a much higher pace than other MOBAs due to its core features. For instance, the ability to buy items anywhere on the map eliminates the need to run back and forth between the battlefield and your own base. The timer also pressures each teams to go for high-risk high-reward plays, making the game much more exciting.
S2 Games’ first free-to-play MOBA, Heroes of Newerth (HoN), pits the Legion and Hellbourne against one another at they battle for map supremacy.
HoN features several different game modes including Mid Wars and the recently added, Rift Wars, which randomly selects abilities upon your hero’s death.
Strife is the premier second generation Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA)
A shadow has fallen over the Plane of Strife. An ancient evil, the Dharkwave horde of Sheol, is rumored to have arisen once more. The only thing that stands between the peaceful races of Strife and the threat of deadly invasion is a Rune of Darkstone, the only key that can open the portal to the underworld of Sheol. For generations this mystical item, a fragment of the ancient Dark Obelisk, has been kept by the Keepers of the Code, the sacred guardians of the Planes of Strife. But the cryptic rune has gone missing. And some fear the worst.
Heroes of the Storm is a raucous online team brawler starring your favorite Blizzard characters. Build and customize heroes from across every Blizzard universe to suit your play style. Team up with your friends and engage in fast-paced mayhem across varied battlegrounds that impact strategy and change the way you play the game.
Heroes represents more than 20 years of Blizzard gaming history, settings, and iconic characters, all mashed up into an epic, off-the-wall team brawler. Fight out classic showdowns such as Tyrael vs. Diablo and Arthas vs. Uther, or settle those late-night debates you’ve had about who’s the stronger leader—Raynor or Thrall? Could Zeratul take down Illidan in a fight? Who’s more bad . . . Kerrigan or the Demon Hunter from Diablo III? The combinations of Blizzard heroes and universes are endless.
Heroes of the Storm offers plenty of ways to customize how your hero fights and looks. You’ll choose from an array of unique masteries, heroic abilities, and combat styles that can fundamentally change the way each hero does battle. Skins round out the appearance of your hero, while mounts get you around the battleground in speed and in style. Is that Raynor riding a rainbow pony?
Heroes of the Storm concentrates the intense battles and back-and-forth gameplay of online brawlers into fun, quick, action-packed matches. Though you can knock out a few games pretty rapidly, you may find yourself constantly wanting to jump into “just one more” game.
Heroes features approachable team-based play without sacrificing depth or variety. Whether it’s joining with allies in a group fight, or working together to overcome each battleground’s unique challenges, you’re rewarded for playing as a team. And the hero roles run the gamut from stone-cold death-dealers, to town-razing specialists, to pure healers—each capable of making distinct, valuable contributions to their team’s war effort. The game even includes some very specialized heroes, like Abathur, who offsets his lack of head-to-head impact with special abilities that affect the entire battleground.
Heroes of the Storm has a number of unique battlegrounds, each of which is characterized by a core, legendary event that shapes the strategy for the entire match. One battleground features a ghostly pirate ship, whose captain will accept payment of gold doubloons in order to train his ship’s cannons on enemy positions. Another battleground includes an underground level, where bones must be collected to summon a fearsome golem to attack your enemies aboveground.
Friendly and enemy towns dot the pathways between each base, and each town includes structures such as gates to prevent enemy movement and healing fountains for health and mana regeneration, in addition to a protective guard tower. Capturable watchtowers also mark important positions on many battlegrounds, offering vision on key areas.
Unique mercenary camps are also sprinkled throughout the battlegrounds; subdue the mercenaries there and they’ll fight on your side and push toward the enemy base. Even the endless waves of minions that fight for each side can vary in abilities from match to match. Some minion groups include standard melee and ranged attackers, while other groups include healers and other surprises.
Infinite Crisis (IC) is a next-generation, free-to-play MOBA featuring fast-paced battles, streamlined RPG mechanics, and iconic locations and characters from across the DC Mulitverse. Recruit a roster of powerful heroes and villains to command in destructive combat where catastrophic events can reshape the map and the environment itself can become a weapon.
A fast-paced competitive online game in the MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) genre , Infinite Crisis features a weekly rotation of free iconic heroes and villains from across the DC Multiverse. Permanently unlock your favorite Champions for free with Merit, earned by playing matches regardless of victory or defeat!
Seize Control of Catastrophic Events – Rain down meteorites and control powerful alien tech. Wipe out teams and turrets with a destructive blast of the Doomsday Device
Fight to Save the DC Multiverse – Join online matches and compete in the Protector Trials; rise through the ranks as the Infinite War escalates.
Be a DC Legend – Throw cars and reduce buildings to rubble with the powers of DC’s greatest Champions. Master characters to unlock their unique stolen powers, and share them across your roster. Iconic DC settings like Gotham and Coast City are yours for the wrecking.
Join the war between technology and magic in Prime World, the new competitive RPG from the creators of Heroes of Might & Magic V, Blitzkrieg, and Etherlords. Choose from dozens of characters and fight your friends in a battle for victory, glory, and priceless Prime!
Prime World merges persistent RPG hero development, PvP and story-driven battles and castle building. You can hire, equip and train your heroes between battles using collectible and upgradable talents, build a thriving economy in your city, and play together with your friends. You can even start your own clan and fight other clans!
Prime World offers various battlegrounds to challenge your friends – there are currently six game modes, with more to come: from fast and fierce 3v3 Outpost to dark and moody 4v4 Dragonwald. And you will be able to play single-player episodic missions as well.
The Prime World Universe – The core story of the game is a clash between two nations: the Dokht Imperium and the Keepers of Adornia. These rivals are locked in a continuous battle for control of Prime, a critical resource. Whoever wins more Prime will win the war! Prime is a source of energy, a dangerous alien substance that alters the world and gives its users power over it, and in this world, everyone needs Prime. Whoever controls the Prime controls the world.
The Battlefield – Prime World is the scene of an endless battle raging between the Imperium and the Keepers. The outcome of the war depends on each player. By controlling heroes, players support their armies, capture new territory, and attempt to destroy the enemy base. The enemy army is also led by heroes, so victory is not easy. Only the most coherent team, working together with cunning, courage, and resourcefulness, will win the day.
The Castle and its Construction – Each Prime World player is the lord of his or her own castle, the main base of operations and home to the player’s heroes. In the castle, players can build various buildings (from mining facilities to decorative structures), create new talents, and select sets of talents to equip their heroes with for upcoming battles. The construction and infrastructure of this town is an important gameplay element in Prime World. A good town results in a combat advantage!
From the creators of DOTA-Allstars comes LoL.
The goal when building League of Legends was to evolve DotA beyond the limitations of the Warcraft III Engine and give players a new experience with entirely new content while capturing the familiar feel in an entirely new and expanded game. New features include:
- Automated matchmaking, to make finding a good game easy
- The ability to reconnect to games if you have disconnected
- Completely new and original playable champions
- Client-server network model with no host advantage
- Advanced stat tracking
- Built-in surrender functionality
- In-game interface and controls designed for this style of play
- Account-level progression, adding out-of-game strategic depth and customization, known as the summoner system
- Regular updates with many more features to come!
- An improved mini-map that shows your champion’s pathing
- Multiple maps, (Summoner’s Rift, Summoner’s Rift: Winter, Twisted Treeline, The Proving Grounds)
- Features that make teaching the game to your friends easier, (game tutorial, bots, suggested items)
- And more!
‘Bloodline Champions’ is a free-to-play online player vs. player arena game where players engage in short, intense battles of up to ten players divided into two teams. Each player must take control over one of several different bloodlines, each with their own unique weapons and abilities. Easy to learn, challenging to master – ‘Bloodline Champions’ is just as much fun for the casual player as it is for the hardcore gamer.
We at Stunlock Studios, the developer of ‘Bloodline Champions’, made it our number one goal to make the ultimate PvP arena game. That meant doing away with chance, random elements, target locking and critical hits. Here player skill and team play is the most important factor to win.
Different bloodlines in a set up complements each other, different maps and game modes need different tactics, and good teamwork is important. Spells travel towards where the player aim their mouse cursor, and can be avoided by enemy players, making every ability dependent on individual player skill. There is no mana and the cooldowns are short, ensuring that every match is full of intense, adrenaline-filled action.
- Experience intense, adrenaline-fueled multiplayer battles with thousands of other players. Short matches ensure you will never get stuck in a long drawn out game – great for quick bursts of fun!
- Grinding, bases, levels and gold – you’ll find none of that here. Just pure, exciting, all-out player vs. player battles where you and your skills is all that matters!
- Choose your character from a total of twenty bloodlines, each with their own abilities and specialities. From the fire-wielding Igniter to the elusive Ranid Assassin, each offers a unique experience!
- Easy to learn, difficult to master. Direct controls, cursor-basedaiming, focused characters and an easy-to-learn interface allows you to enjoy Bloodline Champions just minutes into your first battle!
- Thanks to a robust matchmaking system you will be off onto the fields of battle immediately after joining. Play up to five versus five battles, either with strangers automatically matched to your level or with a team of your best friends!
- Keep an eye on your progression using an in-depth stat tracking system that allows you to review your own as well as other players’ effectiveness with different tactics, abilities and bloodlines.
- Short and intense battles, focus on player skill, and an elaborate stat-tracking system makes Bloodline Champions perfect for competitive gaming.
- Vibrant graphics, a unique art style and a superb sound design brings the world of Bloodline Champions to life as you keep yourself busy with dealing out death and destruction.