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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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Game TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Crasher2011Macintosh, WindowsMindscape SA...
Dota 22013Linux, Macintosh, WindowsValve Corporation2.87
Awesomenauts2012Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360dtp entertainment AG2.90
Heroes of Newerth2010Linux, Macintosh, WindowsS2 Games, LLC2.97
Demigod2009WindowsStardock Entertainment, Inc....
Heroes of the Storm2015Macintosh, WindowsBlizzard Entertainment Inc....
League of Legends2009Macintosh, WindowsRiot Games, Inc.3.32
Fates Forever2014iPadHammer & Chisel Inc....
Vainglory2014Android, iPad, iPhoneSuper Evil Mega Corp, Inc....
Smite: Battleground of the Gods2014Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneHi-Rez Studios, Inc....
Infinite Crisis2015WindowsWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
Bloodline Champions2011WindowsFuncom Oslo A/S...
Dragons and Titans2013Android, Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsBackflip Studios, Inc....
Awesomenauts Assemble!2014PlayStation 4, Xbox OneRonimo Games BV...
Sins of a Dark Age2015WindowsIronclad Games Corporation...
Panzar2013WindowsPanzar Studio...
Guardians of Middle-earth2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
Invokers Tournament2015PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS VitaStormBASIC S.L....
Trans-Galactic Tournament2015PlayStation 4You42 Inc....
Pirates: Treasure Hunters2016PlayStation 4, WindowsVirtual Toys, S.L....
Guardians of Atlas2016Macintosh, WindowsArtillery Games, Inc....
Kill Strain2016PlayStation 4Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC...
Games of Glory2017PlayStation 4, WindowsLightbulb Crew SAS ...
Heroes of Order & Chaos2012Android, iPad, iPhone, Windows Apps, Windows PhoneGameloft S.A....
Prime Arena2017WindowsNival, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Kill Strain PlayStation 4 Front Cover
Front cover for Kill Strain
Crasher Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Crasher
Dragons and Titans Linux Front Cover 1st version
Front cover for Dragons and Titans
Dota 2 Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Dota 2
Prime Arena Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Prime Arena

Selected Screenshots

Start screen
Screenshot from Dragons and Titans
Tutorial - Learning the mechanics.
Screenshot from Dota 2
Loading screen
Screenshot from Awesomenauts
Main Screen of the game after login. It displays the portrait of last hero played.
Screenshot from Infinite Crisis
Main menu. It's the debut of Genn Greymane (Spanish version).
Screenshot from Heroes of the Storm
Game group created by Sciere (547608), additional games added to group by Patrick Bregger (224912), Ƒreddƴ (5821), リカルド・フィリペ (180482), Flapco (16270) and firefang9212 (56357)