What are the best MOBA PC games?

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    #1League of Legends

    League of Legends

    League of Legends is a real-time strategy multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game for Windows and Mac computers. It was developed by Riot Games and was first released on October 27, 2009.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Lawrence Alvarez
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "I don't get why LOL should be compared to DOTA. I play DOTA too but I believe LOL is amazing on its own. Can't say DOTA or LOL is better than the other but LOL has strengths on its own too. Pretty straightforward clash gaming and such, very quick game times. So it's good for me."
  2. 35

    #2Heroes of the Storm

    Heroes of the Storm
    Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment that is readily available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The user can use micropayments to purchase other characters.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Bobby Sullivan
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "This is fun if you are a fan of some prior games, since many of the earlier characters are now fighting each other. This builds a continuity into your gaming experience, but there are twists since the characters derive from different game universes, and the designers are showing off some crisp new graphics. I like the motion animation here: there is a combination of fluidity and solidity that gets you into the action. The whole setup backs for a good MOBA and the diversity of characters meshes with a range of players."
  3. 32

    #3Dota 2

    Dota 2

    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.

    Games

    Web, Windows, Mac

    Free

    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. "

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

MOBA is an acronym that stands for multiplayer online battle arena. It is a subgenre of real-time strategy video games, also known as RTS. MOBA games differ with its sister games by its gameplay, since players are allowed to control one unit only.

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that Defense of the Ancients, or Dota, the game credited for popularizing the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game genre, started as a modded game based on the action and real-time strategy game Warcraft III? In 2002, a modder named Kyle "Eul" Sommer used Warcraft's world editor and created a modded map based on the famous StarCraft mod game called Aeon of Strife. Other modders like Meian and Ragn0r took up the project when Eul stopped updating the mod and created the first heroes based on the playable characters in Warcraft III. In 2004, Steve "Guinsoo" Freak created the modern standard of Dota maps before leaving the projects to modders Neichus and IceFrog, who has been credited with how the game is played and viewed today. Five years later, IceFrog was hired by Valve to create Dota 2, which is one of the most famous MOBA games played today. In 2017, Valve recorded $406million in revenues generated from Dota 2, up from the $260million Dota 2 raked in in 2016. Despite Dota 2 being the successor to its mother game, Dota, it lost in the revenue battle against its top competitor, Riot Games League of Legends, which recorded $2.1billion in revenues in 2017.

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    #4SMITE

    SMITE
    Smite is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena created by Hi-Rez Studios. It was released in 2014 and has different multiplayer modes. It has become an eSport and hosts the annual Smite World Championship.
    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Online

    Free

    Adam Howard
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "Been playing this on PS but this work good on PC too. Compared to other mobas, this game dared to put behind a character the perspective of a playetr. In my opinion it's so unique. Graphics is pretty decent and provides a new gameplay experience in terms of moba."
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    #5Battlerite

    Battlerite
    Battlerite is a free to play action multiplayer online battle arena game for Microsft Windows computers. It was developed and published by Stunlock Studios on November 8, 2017. Battlerite was next in line to Bloodline Champions.
    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Amy Burton
    Written on May 20, 2017
    "Battlerite is a really interesting MOBA PC game. I really did not know what to expect when I first played it. It did not take long for it to become one of my favorite games. I love the arena action. "
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    #6Heroes of Newerth

    Heroes of Newerth
    Heroes of Newerth is a multiplayer online battle arena video game that pits two teams against each other. You must then strive to destroy the central structure of your enemy's camp by selecting heroes with unique skills to combat the other team.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Thomas Rice
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Great multi player games are hard to come by as they are so bloated nowadays. However, Heores of Newerth overturns that perception and has some of the best battle arena graphics and strategy around."
  4. 22

    #7Strife

    Strife

    Strife is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed by S2 Games that is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux. Its main focus is outside the battlefield where you can prepare for the battle through crafting.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Kenneth Ramos
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "Well this is such a game for noobs. Although a unique feature here compared to DOTA or LOL is that players are allowed to choose their pets for some extra stats. Since this is a MOBA then this has a familiar feel like DOTA or whatever."
  5. 21

    #8Paladins

    Paladins
    Paladins is a team-based shooter MOBA with strategy elements and full character customization. Through a collectible card system, you can amplify and augment your character's core set of abilities to play exactly how you want to play.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    Free

    Peter Lucas
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "Paladins is a fantastic MOBA that I play on a near-daily basis. Its colorful graphics and playful character styles make the game a ton of fun. It also features bot matches so you can learn each character on your own time. The community is alive and active and very engaging. I'm not much of a MOBA player to be honest, but this one has me hooked!"
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    #9PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

    PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a competitive survival shooter game developed by Tencent International Limited. Players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a massive 8x8 km island to be the lone survivor.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

    Timothy Myers
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "In a sense I can also call PUBG as a moba becasue practically there are many players here who must fight with one another to win. I must say I enjoyed playing this on my phone but the feel of the game is much elaborate on PC."
  7. 18

    #10Battleborn

    Battleborn
    Battle alone or with friends in story mode. Protect the universe's very last star from a mysterious evil in this Hero Shooter by the creators of Borderlands in this MOBA game. A free trial of the PVP feature of the game is also available.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $29.99- Free trial available

    Andrew Garrett
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Battleborn is a shooter game from the developers of Borderlands. Several match formats are available for 5v5 play. There are rotating casts of characters available. One cool thing about the game is that there is a free trial available on Steam. "
  8. 18

    #11Bloodsports.TV

    Bloodsports.TV
    Bloodsports.TV is a co-op top-down hero defense game set in the fictional world of Krater. Players fight against enemies and bosses in this old school, fast-paced approach to strategic co-op games.
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Guo Hu
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Play as a single gladiator in one person mode or play along with your friends in multi player. As a gladiator your job is to fight your way through a number of enemies to seek dominance. After a series of unlocking achievements the goal is to become the grand master."
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    #12Gigantic

    Gigantic
    Gigantic is a free to play hero shooting multiplayer online battle arena game published by Perfect World Entertainment. The gameplay is deeply strategic and forces players to think fast and be bold.
    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Brandon Wagner
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Must say a game named "Gigantic" lacks a certain level of detail I prefer. Giagantic what? It's certainly not gigantic ratings, at least certainly not enough so to be rated one of the "best MOBA PC games.' Just not feeling it, and I'm passing on this one."
  10. 15

    #13LawBreakers

    LawBreakers
    LawBreakers is a first-person shooter where you must bring your skills and get ready to deliver death from every angle as you compete in unprecedented gravity-defying combat.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Games

    Patricia Harrison
    Written on March 29, 2017
    "This hit satisfies my needs. I was looking for a game that involves battle in a multiplayer environment, and this game delivers on both of these aspects of my request. It is also a new release by a legendary game designer, which means I'm very interested in it."
  11. 15

    #14Awesomenauts

    Awesomenauts
    Awesomenauts is a multiplayer online battle arena shrunk into the form of an accessible 3-on-3 action platformer game. Users can play this game together with their friends as an online party or in a local split screen.
    Games

    PlayStation 3, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Brandon Myers
    Written on April 18, 2017
    "Awesomenauts is the most awesome and interesting sci-fi robot fantasy battle game I have ever played. I was amazed at the level of detail and graphics that were incorporated into the two-dimensional game play experience offered by the game's developers. This game is hands down the most exciting and stimulating robot army game I have ever played. I bought a copy for my step-son and he was so excited, he doesn't stop playing it, sometimes we compete by playing in multiplayer online battles with people from all over the world."
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    #15Master X Master

    Master X Master
    Master X Master (MXM) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game where each player controls two playable characters. Each one has unique abilities and different styles of play that can be used when the occasion call for them.
    Games

    Online

    Free

    May Liang
    Written on March 2, 2017
    "This solution works because it takes you directly to an example of a MOBA game for PC. However, it only takes you to one solution, when the problem seems to be requesting multiple games. "
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    #16Fractured Space

    Fractured Space
    Fractured Space is a free-to-play space combat shooter strategy game where you control a huge capital ship and battle to seize mines and bases for resources and buffs. Play solo, co-op Quick Play PvE or 5-v-5 PvP. 
    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Cynthia Ford
    Written on April 18, 2017
    "I played this for free and enjoyed the solo play but found that I could not get enough people together for the 5 on 5. I chose not to get the expansion for this reason. Until the game gains in popularity, I don't want to invest in it. As a free game it is great to play but since I have other games that I can play more with a group, I think I will stick with them until this builds a better base of people."
  14. 10

    #17Heroes Evolved

    Heroes Evolved
    Heroes Evolved is a lightweight client based game with a heavy focus on real-time strategy and online multiplayer arena combat. Two teams will face off in epic battles for total domination. 
    Games

    Android, Windows, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Anna Fox
    Written on May 3, 2017
    "I don't really like PC games (maybe because my internet connection is so crappy lately) and I don't really like battling games unless it's to battle someone in MarioKart for the WiiU so this was not the game for me. With that being said my husband played it and loved it so it appeals to some people."
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    #18AirMech

    AirMech
    AirMech is a free-to-play, real-time strategy game created by Ubisoft. It was first released in 2014. It has both a single and multiplayer mode and is playable in Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and even in Google Chrome.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Chrome

    Free

    Annie Zhang
    Written on June 27, 2017
    "While looking for MOBA pc games I ran into AirMech. I liked it at first but it got progressively harder to find solid players. It seems like they ran with where the money was and put more into the console and mobile versions. Will keep an eye on it, but for now it's not on my go to play list."
  16. 9

    #19Magicka 2

    Magicka 2
    Magicka 2 is a multiplayer co-op action adventure game developed by Pieces Interactive and published by Paradox Interactive. Combine up to five elements at a time and work with or against your friends for a full Magicka co-op experience.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Ismael Calderón
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "A worthy successor for the first Magicka! Had a blast playing this with 3 friends, definitely the way it's meant to be played. Perfect for a lan or on voice chat as you accidently blow each other up and figure out why you're not supposed to "cross the streams!""
  17. 9

    #20Bierzerkers

    Bierzerkers
    Bierzerkers is a multiplayer melee arena combat game where you fight and drink for the glory of Odin. The game has a great deal of depth, both individually and as a team, but is easy to pick up so you can start fighting almost immediately.
    Games

    Windows

    $4.99

    Ronald Santos
    Written on June 26, 2017
    "This solution is one game of a type of MOBA PC games. I would have preferred a listing of top MOBA games or choices including potential free ones. https://www.mmobomb.com/games/moba"
  18. 8

    #21Overwatch

    Overwatch

    Overwatch is a multiplayer online game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is a 6v6 battle game with dozens of heroes to choose from, and it is readily available for Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $59.99

    Katherine Gonzalez
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "While not entirely a traditional MOBA, this is a good solution. I really enjoyed the game and the two factions makes the conflicts and story interesting. Each character is fun and unique and the match system is really enjoyable for me."
  19. 4

    #22Heroes of SoulCraft

    Heroes of SoulCraft
    Heroes of SoulCraft (HoS) is an arcade strategic action multiplayer online battle arena developed and published by MobileBits. Two teams fight against each other in as fast as 5 to15 minute but still tactical matches to death.
    Games

    Android, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Terry Hunter
    Written on May 30, 2017
    "This is really a mobile game, and isn't quite what I'm looking for, though it's in the right genre. I'll give it a try, but I was really wanting something different."
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    #23Paragon

    Paragon
    Paragon was a MOBA game that involved teamwork in order to achieve your goal by destroying your enemies' base. Servers have been closed last April 2018.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Games

    Tejas Kadam
    Written on June 16, 2017
    "I have a great game for you to check out if you're looking for a MOBA game. Paragon is the name of it and it's really a blast to play. You have to work together in order to destroy the enemies base. It's a really fun game and has a lot of action. All the things to unlock are inside the game and you don't have to buy anything from a store. "
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    #24Steel Ocean

    Steel Ocean

    Steel Ocean is a 3D free-to-play third-person shooter multiplayer online game developed by International Computer Entertainment. In this game, players will act as a navy commander and can choose up to 6 types of WW2 warships.

    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Jacob Contreras
    Written on March 17, 2017
    "Steel Ocean features six different warship classes and more than a hundred different naval craft that span the likes of submarines, scouts, carriers, destroyers and battleships. Hunting for subs and battleships in your submarine is pretty fun and it is satisfying to use your skill when launching torpedoes. I find Steel Ocean to be interesting as well as entertaining."
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    #25Vainglory

    Vainglory

    VainGlory is a mobile MOBA developed by Super Evil Megacorp and is currently available for both Apple and Android. This PvP game has fast-paced, 20-min matches with intuitive precision controls.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rose Richards
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Great game, love everything about it except the problem with the que. If I get kicked out or my phone dies I get penalized for desertion and put into a low priority que and it can take forever to get connected. This is an annoying way to deal with people deserting."
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    #26Oraco

    Oraco
    Oraco is a free-to-play browser fantasy MMORPG. There, you'll get to fight against evil with fully customizable characters with tons of weapons and fashion accessories.
    Games

    Online

    Free

    Victoria Pan
    Written on March 8, 2017
    "The sign up process for this game is very simple and loads up without much lag. There have been a few server updates recently when I wanted to play, but I'm sure that this is for the better of the community. My favorite part of the game is the wide range of ways I can customize my avatar."
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    #27Clash of Clans

    Clash of Clans

    Clash of Clans is a great strategic, and multiplayer game for Android and iOS. It was offered by Supercell. The game allows you to build your tower, play with other player and declare war to destroy their camp.

    Games

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jessica Burns
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "Clash of Clans is an insanely popular game, I think think most people have at least tried it at once. MOBAs aren't really my thing but if I was into it, I think I'd start with the most popular ones like this."

Summary

Best What are the best MOBA PC games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1League of LegendsGames 42 Free
2Heroes of the StormGames 35 Free
3Dota 2Games 32 Free
4SMITEGames 31 Free
5BattleriteGames 26 Paid
6Heroes of NewerthGames 24 Free
7StrifeGames 22 Free
8PaladinsGames 21 Free
9PlayerUnknown's BattlegroundsGames 19 Free
10BattlebornGames 18 Paid
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