While 2017 had its share of fascinating games on different platforms, 2018 is not without some excellent additions. There are a ton of games that you can find these days and play without having to pay anything. MOBAs or Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas have succeeded in spawning an entirely new genre and are some of the greatest games to try. But, which ones? As mentioned above, there are plenty to choose from. Nonetheless, some of the most interesting games that you should play this year are mentioned below:
This game has more than 13 million monthly players and is regarded as a popular MOBA. This game requires players to show some tactful thinking and they have to perform actions such as killing their creeps in order to prevent their opponents from gold harvesting or delivering items to themselves on the battlefield by using a ‘courier’ instead of returning to base. World finals of this game garner multi-million dollar prizes. You can download this game for free and start playing right away.
League of Legends
This is perhaps one of the most popular games in the world right now and has approximately 100 million unique players on a monthly basis. This doesn’t even include the eSports elements that’s also growing in popularity. In fact, this game has become especially synonymous with the MOBA genre. There are about 130 playable champions with several game modes and maps that help in keeping the game exciting and fresh year-on-year.
This is one of the newest games in this category and is the work of Epic Games, the company that launched Gears of War and Unreal Engine. It is one of the most graphically impressive games at the moment and everything from the attack animations to the environments is very detailed. A third-person perspective is used in this game, but the mechanics remain the same as all the others; it is all about destroying towers, pushing lanes and destroying the enemy base while using cards for boosting your skills and moving up levels.
If you are interested in pitting the likes of Zeus and Thor against one another, then the best MOBA for you is Smite. The game features a wide array of deities that go against one another in a three-lane arena. A third-person perspective is used in this game as well, just like Paragon, which can make it difficult to stay aware of your surroundings. However, the different viewing angles allow you to implement moves that couldn’t have been made otherwise. For instance, Thor is able to launch into the sky and come flying down and crush his enemies with his hammer.
Heroes of the Storm
This was the first MOBA-style game and has expanded greatly since its introduction as Blizzard continues to introduce new heroes to its lineup, other than using characters from its other games. But, it doesn’t have any items and players simply upgrade their abilities as they move up levels. There are also various maps that add some spice to the game.