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Heroes of the Storm

Please note: This game has monetized random reward mechanics, commonly referred to as "loot boxes." These mechanics are similar to gambling and are being investigated by Belgium's Gaming Commission, the Netherlands Gaming Authority, and other government bodies.

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

85%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCJun 2, 2015

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Genres: Action, Strategy

Heroes of the Storm™ is a raucous online team brawler starring your favorite Blizzard characters. Build and customize heroes from across every Blizzard universe to suit your play style. Team up with your friends and engage in fast-paced mayhem across varied battlegrounds that impact strategy and change the way you play the game.
Heroes of the Storm Feature Trailer - BlizzCon 2014 thumbnail

Heroes of the Storm Feature Trailer - BlizzCon 2014

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Put like that it almost sounds sinister, like this was made by a committee of scientists in lab conditions. Really it's been made by people who understand the joy of play and, much more crucially, that it's not just about the numbers. In the end it doesn't matter that Heroes of the Storm has 37 heroes, and the competition has hundreds. It doesn't matter that it has more maps, or no items, or shorter games. It doesn't even matter how many players it has. All that matters is it's more fun.

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It's hard to find as fun and fresh a package as this one in the free-to-play MOBA genre. I think it'll pay to stick around, because I'm never quite sure what they'll cook up next.

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The most any studio has done to open up a complex genre to a new audience. Inviting, entertaining, and deceptively deep.

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Heroes of the Storm is like a MOBA highlight reel, cutting right to the best moments and doing away with all the boring bits. It's a fast, lean, and relentlessly fun 5v5 experience.

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Blizzard announced today that Heroes of the Storm is getting a new character, Qhira. It will also be releasing a change to to the game's ranked modes.

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