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Genre: ARTS/MOBA

Group Description

ARTS (Arena Real-Time Strategy) or MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena - a term now trademarked by Riot Games) is a sub-genre of the real-time strategy genre with more focus on action. Typically MOBA games take place on a giant map without unit construction where two players or teams each control a single character. Each character, often dubbed a Hero, has a specific skill set and teams are organized around complimentary skills. The objective is to destroy a main structure of the opponents with the help of computer-controlled units dubbed Minions that spawn periodically. These units march towards the opponent through paths that are called lanes. There are also often defensive structures. Heroes earn a currency that can be used to buy items and also gain experience to level up and access new abilities. Heroes can attack each other directly and when they die they respawn at the base after a certain amount of time often combined with a penalty.

The genre was started through Aeon of Strife, a custom map for StarCraft and later further expanded through Defense of the Ancients, a custom scenario for WarCraft III. The genre is also often called DoTA or DotA-based because of the scenario's popularity. The first standalone game based around the concept was Demigod (2009). Even though strategy is the main focus, the third-person shooter Super Monday Night Combat is also often considered part of the genre.

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sorted in ascending orderGame TitleYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Awesomenauts2012Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360dtp entertainment AG2.90
Awesomenauts Assemble!2014PlayStation 4, Xbox OneRonimo Games BV...
Bloodline Champions2011WindowsFuncom Oslo A/S...
Crasher2011Macintosh, WindowsMindscape SA...
Dark Eclipse2018PlayStation 4Sun Corporation...
Demigod2009WindowsStardock Entertainment, Inc....
Dota 22013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsValve Corporation2.87
Dragons and Titans2013Android, Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBackflip Studios, Inc....
Fates Forever2014iPadHammer & Chisel Inc....
Games of Glory2017PlayStation 4, WindowsLightbulb Crew SAS ...
Guardians of Atlas2016Macintosh, WindowsArtillery Games, Inc....
Guardians of Middle-earth2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
Heroes of Newerth2010Linux, Macintosh, WindowsS2 Games, LLC2.97
Heroes of Order & Chaos2012Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows Apps, Windows PhoneGameloft S.A....
Heroes of the Storm2015Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc....
Infinite Crisis2015WindowsWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
Invokers Tournament2015PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS VitaStormBASIC S.L....
Kill Strain2016PlayStation 4Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC...
League of Legends2009Macintosh, WindowsRiot Games, Inc.3.32
Panzar2013WindowsPanzar Studio...
Pirates: Treasure Hunters2016PlayStation 4, WindowsVirtual Toys, S.L....
Prime Arena2017WindowsNival, Inc....
Prime World2014WindowsNival, Inc....
Sins of a Dark Age2015WindowsIronclad Games Corporation...
Smite: Battleground of the Gods2014Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneHi-Rez Studios, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Fates Forever iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Fates Forever
Panzar Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Panzar
Awesomenauts Assemble! PlayStation 4 Front Cover
Front cover for Awesomenauts Assemble!
Heroes of Newerth Linux Front Cover S2 Games release
Front cover for Heroes of Newerth
Prime World Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Prime World

Selected Screenshots

Log-in screen
Screenshot from Heroes of Newerth
Start screen
Screenshot from Dragons and Titans
Loading screen
Screenshot from Awesomenauts
Main Screen of the game after login. It displays the portrait of last hero played.
Screenshot from Infinite Crisis
Splash screen
Screenshot from Invokers Tournament
Game group created by Sciere (547427), additional games added to group by Patrick Bregger (224912), Ƒreddƴ (5821), リカルド・フィリペ (180303), Flapco (16269) and firefang9212 (56298)