League of Legends is one of the most famous MOBA games nowadays. It has a lot of fans and active players, millions of views during eSports championship and strong community. But sometimes all gamers want to have a break and play something else but similar to their favourite game. In this post, you will see the games, which are like League of Legends in some points.
A great game based on famous Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos mode named Defense of the Ancients (Dota). Its popularity is cosmic and almost any gamer tried playing it at least once. Mechanics of Dota 2 is very similar to LoL but it is a bit harder and trickier. the game is not beginner-friendly and you will need to learn much to play it on a decent level. In addition, you will meet inpatient community. So be ready to stand up for yourself. Similar to League of Legends Dota 2 is an eSports game and has an annual major world championship called Internationals. Dota 2 is free-to-play in Steam.
Heroes of the Storm
Unlike Dota 2 Heroes of the Storm is easier then League of Legends. One of the main differences in mechanics is that in HOTS you don’t need to learn how to last hit the creeps. All experience that you get is shared with all your team and you will level up simultaneously with your teammates. So it is important to play as a team and don’t forget to farm. There are no classical roles like ADC and Support who stay on bot lane and farm until ADC becomes stronger. In HOTS there is no matter who kills the creep or jungle as all team gets the profit. Although there are other roles, like sieger. His job is to destroy enemy towers, walls and other structures because he had specific bonuses to do this job better than others. In addition, you’ll see a lot of different game modes and maps. Each of them has specific tasks and conditions that you need to learn to win. Unfortunately Heroes of the Strom has closed its eSports chapter and there are no official championships anymore. The game is free-to-play in Battlenet as it is Blizzard game, you know.
Another great MOBA with a new perspective. You will see the battleground from the third-person perspective. But the mechanics is typical to League of Legends. You’ll see lanes with towers, creeps and final base to destroy in order to win. In addition, Smite has different other interesting modes to play. But the most fascinating thing is that you will play as a god. You will meet gods and mythical creatures from different mythologies from all over the world, can you image? Smite is free-to-play on many platforms such as Steam and Epic Games Store.
Vainglory began their path as real-time MOBA for mobile devices. They are available for Android, iOS and from December 2020 for PCs. It is a competitive game were players play five vs. five and the main task is to destroy enemy nexus. Pretty similar to LoL, but has much easier UI and shop system. You can spend some time and make the process of purchasing needed items an automatic activity. When Vainglory became a cross-platform game they have added a lot of new champions and modes to entertain their players. The game is free-to-play on all the platforms, PC version is available in Steam.
Arena of Valor
The game was developed with League of Legends in mind. Actually, it was a result of Tencent Games remake of LoL for mobile devices. You will fight in teams of five and control one champion with abilities and items. If you like League of Legends you will find Arena of Valor well as they have a lot of in common. You may also know this game by other names like Strike of Kings or Realm of Valor. These names are all about the same game Arena of Valor as the game came through several rebranding sessions. Unfortunately, Arena of Valor isn’t available on PC, but you can play it on Android, iOS and Nintendo Switch and free-to-play on all the platforms.
Eternal Return: Black Survival
A sequel of Black Survival. Eternal Return: Black Survival is a newly presented game on Steam on free-to-play basics. But it is still in early access and is updated regularly. As for the mechanics, it is a Battle Royal with elements of MOBA. You will see the world from the top view and control a champion, use its abilities and navigate the area. The main purpose of the game is to become the last one standing. You will need to find pieces of items in surroundings to craft a weapon and gear for you. Also, you will need to do it fast as the battleground will become smaller as districts will close and eventually you will need to face other players and kill them or die. Eternal Return: Black Survival is very interesting game and might be interesting for League of Legends players.
Battlerite is a game with elements of MOBA but its main mechanics are focused on fighting. The whole match will be held in one arena where you will fight in teams of 2 or 3. The champions have a lot of different abilities and interesting playstyle that differences much one from another. It is very important to learn how to fight and deal damage to other players, of you are not strong in that you can learn by playing Battlerite. The game is available in Steam for free now.
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- October 22, 2020