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.

List[edit]

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, Windows No Yes Sequel to the Guilty Gear series of fighting games. Influenced by Herzog Zwei.[1][2]
2008 Minions Casual Collective Browser Yes Yes The player base seems to be dwindling.[3] Free-to-play.[4]
2009 Demigod Gas Powered Games Windows No Yes First commercial game inspired by DotA.[5]
2009 League of Legends Riot Games Windows, Mac Yes Yes [6]
2010 Avalon Heroes WeMade Entertainment Windows Yes Discontinued Officially shut down on February 8, 2013.
2010 Heroes of Newerth S2 Games, Frostburn Studios Windows, Mac, Linux Yes Yes Became free to play in July 2011.[7] Garena bought the rights of the game from S2 in May 2015 and founded Frostburn Studios to maintain it.
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.[8]
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.[9]
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.[10] No longer available on PlayStation Store.[11]
2012 Super Monday Night Combat Uber Entertainment Windows, Xbox 360 Yes Yes [12]
2012 Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes Mythic Entertainment Windows Yes Discontinued Officially shut down on March 29, 2013.[13]
2013 Dota 2 Valve Corporation Windows, Mac, Linux[14] Yes Yes Sequel to Defense of the Ancients.[15]
2013 Panzar Panzar Studio Windows Yes Yes
2014 Adventure Time: Battle Party Cartoon Network Browser Yes Yes MOBA based on popular TV series, Adventure Time.[16]
2014 Dawngate Waystone Games Windows Yes Discontinued Officially shut down since March 2015.[17]
2014 Fates Forever Hammer and Chisel iOS Yes Discontinued Officially shut down since October 2015.
2014 Prime World Nival Windows Yes Yes
2014 Vainglory Super Evil Megacorp iOS, Android Yes Yes
2014 Smite Hi-Rez Studios Windows, Xbox One, PS4 Yes Yes MOBA based around different cultures spiritual entities and in Third Person perspective.[18]
2015 Infinite Crisis Turbine, Inc. Windows Yes Discontinued Officially shut down as of August 14, 2015.[19]
2015 Heroes of the Storm Blizzard Entertainment Windows, Mac Yes Yes The game features heroes from Blizzard's franchises including Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, The Lost Vikings and Overwatch.
2015 Sins of a Dark Age Ironclad Games Windows Yes Discontinued
2015 Strife S2 Games Windows, Mac, Linux Yes Yes Released May 22, 2015
2016 Battleborn Gearbox Software Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One No Yes
2016 Paragon Epic Games Windows, PlayStation 4 Yes Yes MOBA in third person perspective. Open beta is set to begin on August 16, 2016
2016 Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena Whitebox Interactive Windows Yes Discontinued Officially shut down on March 31, 2016.
2016 Gigantic Motiga Windows, Xbox One Yes Yes The game focuses on team-based action combat in third person perspective with heroes battling alongside a massive guardian.
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 Battlerite Stunlock Studios Windows Yes Yes Currently in Alpha Early Access.
TBA Master X Master NCSOFT Windows Yes Yes Currently in Alpha testing stage.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alex Kierkegaard (January 4, 2008), "Guilty Gear 2 -Overture-", Insomnia
  2. ^ Review: Guilty Gear 2: Overture (Microsoft Xbox 360), Diehard GameFan
  3. ^ "Minions... discussion on Kongregate". kongregate.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ Psychotronic (November 30, 2008). "Minions". jayisgames.com. Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Emergence of the Dota Genre". NeutralCreeps. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ "League Of Legends Won't Cost You A Dime". Kotaku. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Heroes Of Newerth Goes Free-To-Play". GameInformer. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ Wu, Esther (October 29, 2010). "Tianyijue Chinese Dota Genre Trailer Released". Wirebot.com. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  9. ^ "New Free to Play on Steam - Rise of Immortals". Valve Corporation. 2011. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  10. ^ Usher, William (May 30, 2012). "Guardians Of Middle-Earth Coming This Fall To Xbox 360, PS3". Cinema Blend. 
  11. ^ "Guardians of Middle-Earth". Sony Entertainment Network. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Super Monday Night Combat Brings Free-to-Play MNC to PC". 1up. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Wrath of Heroes news: A Heartbroken Farewell". Electronic Arts. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Dota 2 for Linux". dev.dota2.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Spoils of War - FAQ". Dota2.com. Valve Corporation. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Cartoon Network | Free Online Games, Downloads, Competitions & Videos for Kids". cartoonnetwork.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Free Games - Download & Play Free PC Games | Origin Games". dawngate.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Patch Notes Version 2.2.14.1513". November 22, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Infinite Crisis™". steamcommunity.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016.