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Dota 2

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

91

Top Critic Average

100%

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General Information

Available on:PCJul 9, 2013

Developer: Valve

Genres: Action, Real-Time Strategy

The most-played game on Steam. Every day, millions of players worldwide enter battle as one of over a hundred Dota heroes. And no matter if it's their 10th hour of play or 1,000th, there's always something new to discover. With regular updates that ensure a constant evolution of gameplay, features, and heroes, Dota 2 has truly taken on a life of its own. One Battlefield. Infinite Possibilities. When it comes to diversity of heroes, abilities, and powerful items, Dota boasts an endless array—no two games are the same. Any hero can fill multiple roles, and there's an abundance of items to help meet the needs of each game. Dota doesn't provide limitations on how to play, it empowers you to express your own style. All heroes are free. Competitive balance is Dota's crown jewel, and to ensure everyone is playing on an even field, the core content of the game—like the vast pool of heroes—is available to all players. Fans can collect cosmetics for heroes and fun add-ons for the world they inhabit, but everything you need to play is already included before you join your first match. Bring your friends and party up. Dota is deep, and constantly evolving, but it's never too late to join. Learn the ropes playing co-op vs. bots. Sharpen your skills in the hero demo mode. Jump into the behavior- and skill-based matchmaking system that ensures you'll be matched with the right players each game.

Dota 2 Critic Reviews

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IGN

9.4 / 10.0
IGN

Dota 2 is an ocean-deep pool of rewarding nuance and strategy, but it will drown newcomers.

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Gaming’s ultimate eSport gets a well-considered makeover by the masters at Valve, although new ideas, and fixes for old problems, are currently thin on the ground.

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Valve did an incredible job expanding Dota into e-sports and providing an excellent online backend for matchmaking, ranking, and all kinds of tracking. The design itself retains all of its shining genius and maddening flaws

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It is frequently a game which occupies two opposite spaces simultaneously. It is the best game. It is also the worst game. No game has ever made me as miserable as Dota 2 has. But no game has made me feel so consistently rewarded for my time, and as consistently, wonderfully connected to the friends I play it with.

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