Games Like League of Legends (LoL)
Looking for games like League of Legends? Luckily there are plenty. DOTA 2, Valve’s take on the MOBA genre, is League of Legends’ toughest competitor. DOTA’s origins come from a community-made mod in Warcraft III: Reign of Choas, entitled Defense of the Ancients.
Valve acquired the rights for this mod, and have created a MOBA that matches League of Legends’ depth, pace, and hero variety.
The key differences in gameplay between DOTA 2 and League of Legends is the inclusion of friendly fire. Unlike in League of Legends, DOTA 2 allows players to damage their allies, which makes busy lanes an issue. The environment plays a much larger role in DOTA 2, too, unlike League of Legends’ reliance on bushes.
Certain heroes in DOTA 2 are more powerful dependent on the map’s climate and time, with heroes also having a turn-around animation. In essence, DOTA 2 is very similar to League of Legends (community included) but has a few key idiosyncrasies to keep it fresh.
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