Dota 2

Dota 2


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Dota 2 is a free-to-play multiplayer online strategic action battle arena game developed and published by Valve in 2013. It has a pool of more than a hundred heroes that all ten players of a match can pick for free.

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  • Abhinav Subramanium
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "I love playing games online, particularly with others, but my computer lacks the graphics capability that I need to play most games smoothly. Dota 2 is an awesome multiplayer game where you go on adventures with your team. Best of all (for me at least), you don't need a dedicated graphics card to play!"
    Albert Hicks
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "Been playing DOTA ever since I was a kid, yelling at people in internet cafes. Seeing the second DOTA with better graphics that plays smoothly in even low-qual PCs is a dream come true for an old laptop owner like me"
    Lei Xu
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "Without a great graphics card, you will not be able to get the full effect of Dota 2. You may be able to get away with running it on very low settings, but you'll likely still see a negative impact on your gameplay."
  • Sean Murray
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I downloaded this after watching a tournament. I'm awful at the game, but its definitely fun. Graphics are good and its fairly easy to learn."
  • Sharon Green
    Written on November 30, 2018
    "Dota 2 never gets old and is still my favorite for 5 years now. The action and adventure in this one is on another level. Great heroes and great builds to explore"
  • Christopher Meyer
    Written on October 10, 2018
    "Cool! I got to play with my friends because of this. "
  • Willie Henderson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "When I'm looking for a good Windows 7 game, I often boot up DotA 2 on Steam. The successor to the popular Warcraft 3 map, it builds on the original idea in all sorts of interesting ways. It maintains all the complexity of the original version, unlike LoL which ended up dumbing down a lot of aspects to keep it easier for an audience to follow."
    Julia Green
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "It takes me awhile to learn new video games, but I'm enjoying this one. I haven't even tried out all the different heroes yet. They're all free, so you can pick whichever one suits your personality. You can play with real people or with bots. At this point, I'm still learning the game so I mostly play with bots."
  • Kathleen Jones
    Written on July 20, 2018
    "Ever since even in Dota 1, strategy has always been a very important component of the game. Like in ganking enemies, building the right items, and more. I think it really fits this page though for me I think this should go number 1. :("
  • John Cao
    Written on July 7, 2018
    "I don't think there is any question if Dota is the top on this list! I know there are many rising moba games with good graphics too, but Dota basically breathed life into the genre! The maps, the team work and the skill levels, all are copied by other mobas right now!"
  • Peter Larson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "DOTA 2 is like one of the best free downloadable games. It's been around for a hot minute and has a great user base!"
  • Jeffrey Fox
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "This game is worth every penny from start to finish. i enjoyed the plot and the graphics were immersive."
  • Lin Hao
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "It has been years since Dota 2 was released and it is 2018 now but i am still playing this. XD Well, tbh this game isn't looking for casual players but it does has plenty of tools to help newbie players to learn more about the game. But there are times that new player go immediately into PvP matchmaking w/o taking some time to learn abt the basics of the game so they start hating on the game. lol"
    Sun Kong
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "It has been years since Dota 2 was released and it is 2018 now but i am still playing this. XD Well, tbh this game isn't looking for casual players but it does has plenty of tools to help newbie players to learn more about the game. But there are times that new player go immediately into PvP matchmaking w/o taking some time to learn abt the basics of the game so they start hating on the game. lol"
  • Kathleen Young
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Dota 2 is a fascinating battle game where you play with many other players across the world. There is a dedicated fanbase so there are always people on and playing so you have people to interact with. "
  • Kathy Barnett
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "Dota 2 is a game on steam. It is good for low end computer that do not require a fast speed."
  • Yuan Cao
    Written on August 9, 2019
    "No other game genre emphasizes more on teamwork and co-op gameplay than MOBA games do and Dota 2 is a fine example of such a game. There's a wide selection of heroes to choose from as well as various items to give you the edge in battle."
  • Mildred Lopez
    Written on February 25, 2017
    "DOTA 2, short for Defense of the Ancients 2, is a well-loved game in the MOBA genre. I had a lot of fun picking from the wide variety of heroes, though I generally stick to playing the carry role. Each game was new and unique, since I was matched with players from all over the world in each game. "
    Tomás Navarrete
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "This is the only MOBA I've played on my PC. I played Dota even on its earliest release, and Dota 2 made plenty of options available for a more competitive gameplay. I remain loyal to Dota 2."
    Sai Chavan
    Written on May 31, 2017
    "Being a big fan of MOBA games, I have yet to try Dota 2. I have seen the game on Steam and I will probably try it at some point. The game paly looks fun and fast paced."
    Shashank Raj
    Written on January 14, 2019
    "If you cannot learn to play you are dumb and really MOBA is not for you. JUST stick with CS GO. :)"
    Ратьмир Ульфрик
    Written on January 9, 2019
  • William Estrada
    Written on July 20, 2018
    "If you're like me and have only an intel integrated graphics card, you may think that all the best games are out of reach. Well, I felt that way until I played the recent Dota 2 game! Man, was I wrong! This thing loads flawlessly on my integrated chip and the graphics and gameplay are amazing! I can play it at full speed and one of my friends even asked if I'd upgraded my laptop! I just love the game, being a hero and all the battles but if you're looking for flawless high graphic gameplay that won't slow your integrated machine this one is it! "
  • Dennis Bryant
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "Good suggestion! As a heavy Dota gamer, I think this is one of the best games you need to play with NVIDIA GeForce. Especially when ganks or clashes happen and skills are thrown out and its hard to identify anything with all the animation that happens. "
  • Carolyn Hill
    Written on March 18, 2017
    "This game does fit the bill of what I'm looking for. It clicks every box of what I'm looking for with action, RPG and co-op."
    Matthew Patterson
    Written on April 3, 2017
    "Dota 2 is a fun co op game but, it takes some time to learn. Also, it is more of a MOBA than a RPG."
  • Dan Xu
    Written on October 5, 2018
    "This should be on the top of the list or at least at the top 3 for me. This is the true moba and is way, way better than LOL. 💯"
    Jennifer Evans
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "Really kept my mind working the whole time. It kept me interested and intrigued as to what would come next."
    Terry Phillips
    Written on March 19, 2017
    "Dota 2 is a classic. It is a title that isn't going to go away anytime soon."
  • Christopher Fernandez
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I think many will agree with me when I say Dota 2 is the best online battle multiplayer game. It's not a game for the light-hearted though coz players tend to be aggressive, expect to be trolled. It might also take a while for you to fully learn but once you do, you'll enjoy and probably get addicted to it for a while 😉"
    Bruce Graham
    Written on March 6, 2017
    "Dota 2 is a wonderful game that I enjoy playing multiplayer levels with regularly. I have spent many hours playing this game and I always feel like I have only been playing for minutes."
  • Bryan Lee
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "If you're looking for a game you can sink years of your life into, this is the one for you. Best MOBA ever"
    Kathryn Hanson
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "This game looks about the same to me as others like this. I guess it is ok."
    Casey Clark
    Written on December 23, 2018
    "Not as good as League of Legends!"
  • Ralph Harvey
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "If you're looking to get into streaming Dota 2 is a great game to start with. The MOBA genre is really active right now and Dota 2 being free to play makes for a large potential audience. I prefer to stream Dota 2 over other MOBAs because being available on Steam gives it more exposure than other games."
    Gloria Wood
    Written on July 18, 2018
    "Ive been a DoTA player ever since was a wee lad, and seeing this game surge in popularity, esepcially in the online gaming community, is aweosme. i just wish more people would stream DoTA because it's always better than LoL"
  • Joan Estrada
    Written on May 25, 2018
  • Donald Snyder
    Written on July 5, 2017
    "Aimed at gamers who enjoy a high-degree of mechanical complexity in their games, Dota 2 features a fully-fleshed and aesthetically unique design philosophy. It's great from a competitive standpoint and encourages team-oriented play."
    John Chang
    Written on September 24, 2018
    "I don't know how League of Legends overtake Dota 2 in this rankings. When in fact, LOL just copied Dota 2's gameplay, mechanics, and all. Still this is number 1️⃣ for me. 💯"
    Paridhi Sengupta
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "5v5 multiplayer game solves the problem well"
  • Cheryl Douglas
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Dota's pretty good for teaming up if you're into that, but out of all the LAN options this is not one I'd put at the top. It's fairly forgettable and as this one is the second, it's not really an improvement on the first either."
    Harry Brooks
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Dota 2 is one of the best games to play with friends! It's great for lan parties and online multiplayer."
  • Leo Huang
    Written on November 30, 2018
    "Funny how Dota can help you make new friends and at the same time end friendships as well hahahaha kidding! a VERY engaging game"
  • Edward Mendez
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "I have just gotten into gaming. I like to play everything but I absolutely love to play real time strategy games. I am always constantly looking for the best RTS games to play. One recent one that I was able to find was Dota 2. Dota 2 is so far the best RTS game I have found for beginners. I thought it would be hard but it’s so easy and fun to play. "
    Howard Washington
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "With the walkthrougs and tuts that are offered I feel that this is a great RTS game for beginners, I like that it is so descriptive and easy to follow along with even though it is a second installment to a game. "
    Wayne Baker
    Written on May 23, 2017
    "I am just a beginner. This game has really come through for me in teaching me how to play this type of game!"
    Jean Burton
    Written on July 3, 2017
    "Dota 2 is a great rts game for beginners. There is action and strategy games played by everyone."
  • William Mitchell
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "a very popular game played by millions "
  • Carolyn Day
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "I was looking for a good game that I can play with my co-workers during down-time at the office, and came across this. It really isn't practical for this sort of application, though, because it's pretty intensive and distracting. It's easy to become over-absorbed in it, and work ends up on the back-burner. Not good at all for my purposes."
    Rakesh Dutta
    Written on March 26, 2019
    "This is the best and most addictive multiplayer game out there especially if you're done with the learning curve and skilled enough. It's not for everyone but playing feels so rewarding 💪"
    Olivia May
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "I like that I can do multiplayer to play with friends. I also like that I can choose over a hundred heroes to play so it is like I am never playing the same game. The graphics are pretty great also."
    Jack Murphy
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "I enjoy this competitive game of action and strategy. It is played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate users worldwide. You pick from a pool of over a hundred characters, forming two teams of five heroes. Then the battle for control begins! Enjoy waging campaigns of cunning, stealth, and full on warfare."
    Zhang Wan
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Dota 2 is the 2nd most popular MOBA behind league of legends. It's free to play and lots of fun."
    Antonio Solano
    Written on April 26, 2017
    "It's a very popular game. It may not be ideal for an office, but it is multiplayer."
    Johnny Weber
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "This is for all gaming addicts. You will love it."
  • Adam Bishop
    Written on May 15, 2017
    "DOTA 2 is an almost perfect MOBA: the heroes are interesting, the balance is top notch, there's a llot of mods... The only bad thing are the childish audience. So my advice to fully enjoy this game is to create a group with closed friends. You''ll have a great time together instead of bear a lot of negative comments."
    Eric Nguyen
    Written on October 1, 2018
    "I daresay this game is the pioneer of all MOBAs out there. This remains the best MOBA for me."
    Roy Kennedy
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "Have I known that Dota 2 has a LAN function aside from the online, Me and my classmates would've skipped classes to play 5v5 and bet some bucks. Thanks for letting us know about this lol"
    Madison Gardner
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Dota 2 is available for PC on Steam. Though there's no information about being able to play in a LAN on its Steam page, it looks like it is possible to do."
    Ann Cooper
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Dota 2 it a good game for a LAN party. It is competitive and you can play co-op."
  • Liu Hou
    Written on April 8, 2019
    "It's hard to decide on which one is best between this or LoL. Both have their pros and cons. Whichever you end up playing, however, you're guaranteed to be playing some of the best online multiplayer pc games that the genre has to offer."
    Jack Yi
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "Dota 2 is a game that I have been hooked on since I was in middle school! The online multiplayer function was a sort of new thing back then and was really cool and interesting. Being able to play with my friends was cool, but now being able to play with people literally from whole other countries is just amazing to me! Dota never becomes boring or tiring especially when you get to meet a lot of new friends!"
    Olivia Cook
    Written on September 27, 2018
    "Yeah yeah i know i am a girl but don't fret because i believe i have the skills to beat you on Dota 2. Actually, at first i wasn't interested with this but then my bf is so addicted to it that i wanted to learn this so i asked him to teach me how to play so we can spend time together playing this. And after i learned the basic i got hooked on this and i sometimes even beat him. XD"
    Aaron Berry
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "Every day, millions of players worldwide enter battle as one of over a hundred Dota heroes. And no matter if it's their 10th hour of play or 1,000th, there's always something new to discover. With regular updates that ensure a constant evolution of gameplay, features, and heroes. Very fun game with an active community"
    Randy Flores
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I was looking for a game to play online with my friends and I found this. It was really fun, and I was introduced to many other friends too. "
    Elizabeth Hanson
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "Lot's of PvP action, and opportunities to cooperate as well! Requires strategical creativity, a plus. And it's on Steam, another plus!!!"
  • Jonathan Cole
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Great game that is highly addictive. Hours os fun with lots of action."
  • Puneeth Baradi
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "I think DOTA 2 need's 4gb RAM"
  • Sandra Villegas
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Dota 2 has to be one of the best games on Steam. It has great core mechanics and is free to play!"
  • Debra Hernandez
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "While many will argue with me that Dota 2 is actually the best RTS game, I stand my ground that it's not the best. This may have been the best a decade or so ago, but the game has not aged well. There are much better newer games these days."
    Michelle Robinson
    Written on April 16, 2017
    "RTS is all I play, and Dota is the game that started them all. I was looking for an RTS I could play on the PC and this is as good as it gets. Can't believe I forgot about it! Perfect solution to my query."
    Carl Arnold
    Written on June 30, 2017
    "This is a great game. It is great for beginners as well as the more advanced players. I will be playing this a lot, I think!!!"
  • Alfonso Lugo
    Written on May 8, 2017
    "Steam is the gold standard for PC gaming, and with more and more gamers looking for that perfect RTS game, providers need to be able to offer such games, in secure and reliable environments. DOTA 2 is one of the most fun games I have ever played and has been a staple of my game playing experience for years. This game has ridiculous depth, and I am always learning new things. That being said it also pretty easy for a beginner to come to the game and enjoy the game instantly. "
  • Brenda Sims
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Dota 2 is too competitive. There are many characters you can choose from to play, which is fun, but the fellow players ruin the experience. They are cut-throat and turn what could be an enjoyable game into a chore. It's too stressful and not relaxing as a game should be."
    Jenny Lu
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I don't really get all the hype behind DOTA 2. I've heard about it for years, it has a song and everything, but what is the point exactly? The graphics blow and the game play is outdated. Pass."
    Jesse Young
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "Dota 2 is a good game with hours of entertainment "

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