List of multiplayer online battle arena games

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This is a list of multiplayer online battle arena games, sorted chronologically. Information regarding date of release, developer, platform, setting and notability is provided when available.


Year Game Developer Platform Free-to-play Still playable Notes
2003 Defense of the Ancients Eul, Guinsoo, IceFrog Windows, Mac See Notes Yes Custom map that requires installation of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos or Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.
2007 Guilty Gear 2: Overture Arc System Works Xbox 360 No Yes Sequel to the Guilty Gear series of fighting games. Influenced by Herzog Zwei.[1][2]
2008 Minions Casual Collective Browser Yes[3] Yes
2009 Demigod Gas Powered Games Windows No Yes First commercial game inspired by DotA.[4]
2009 League of Legends Riot Games Windows, Mac Yes[5] Yes
2010 Avalon Heroes WeMade Entertainment Windows Yes Discontinued Officially shut down on February 8, 2013.
2010 Heroes of Newerth S2 Games Windows, Mac, Linux Yes[6] Yes Became Free to Play in July 2011.
2010 Monday Night Combat Uber Entertainment Windows, Xbox 360 No Yes
2010 Realm of the Titans Ningbo Shengguang Tianyi Windows Yes Discontinued Game developed by a Chinese developer, discontinued.[7]
2011 Bloodline Champions Stunlock Studios Windows Yes Yes
2011 Rise of Immortals: Battle for Graxia Petroglyph Games Windows Yes Discontinued Officially shut down since June 2013.[8]
2012 Awesomenauts Ronimo Games Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 No Yes 2D sidescrolling MOBA game.
2012 Guardians of Middle-earth Monolith Productions Xbox 360, PS3, Windows No Yes Game based around The Lord of the Rings film series.[9]

Game is no longer available on Playstation Store.[10]

2012 Super Monday Night Combat Uber Entertainment Windows, Xbox 360 Yes[11] Yes
2012 Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Mythic Entertainment Windows Yes Discontinued Officially shut down on March 29, 2013.[12]
2013 Dota 2 Valve Corporation Windows, Mac, Linux[13] Yes Yes Sequel to Defense of the Ancients.[14]
2013 Panzar Panzar Studio Windows Yes Yes
2013 Solstice Arena Zynga Windows, Mac, iOS Yes Yes
2014 Adventure Time: Battle Party Cartoon Network Browser Yes Yes MOBA based on popular tv series, Adventure Time.[15]
2014 Dawngate Waystone Games Windows Yes closing down [16] Will be shut down in early 2015. [17]
2014 Fates Forever Hammer and Chisel iOS Yes Yes
2014 Prime World Nival Windows Yes Yes
2014 Vainglory Super Evil Megacorp iOS Yes Yes
2014 Smite Hi-Rez Studios Windows, Xbox One Yes Yes MOBA based around different cultures spiritual entities.[18]
2015 Infinite Crisis Turbine, Inc. Windows Yes Yes
2015 Heroes of the Storm Blizzard Entertainment Windows, Mac Yes Yes Currently in closed beta.
TBA AirMech Carbon Games Windows, Google Chrome Yes Yes Currently in open beta. Inspired by Herzog Zwei.
TBA Arena of Fate Crytek Black Sea Windows Yes Yes Currently in closed beta.
TBA Dead Island: Epidemic Stunlock Studios Windows Yes Yes Currently in open beta.
TBA Sins of a Dark Age Ironclad Games Windows No Yes Currently in Steam early access beta.[19]
TBA Strife S2 Games Windows, Mac, Linux Yes Yes Currently in open beta.


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  8. ^ "New Free to Play on Steam - Rise of Immortals". Valve Corporation. 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
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  19. ^ "Sins of a Dark Age on Steam". Ironclad Games, Steam.