Dota 2

Dota 2

Dota 2 finally arrives on Mac

Dota 2 is an action fantasy strategy game by Valve - the makers of Steam. For those that have had to play Dota 2 on their Mac using Windows, the good news is that it's finally available on Mac with all the performance enhancements that brings. View full description

PROS

  • Huge number of characters and weapons
  • Intense battles and gameplay
  • Tutorials to help you get started
  • Great graphics and sound

CONS

  • Overwhelming for beginners to MOBAs
  • Takes a long time to learn

Is it worth the money?

Very good
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Dota 2 is an action fantasy strategy game by Valve - the makers of Steam. For those that have had to play Dota 2 on their Mac using Windows, the good news is that it's finally available on Mac with all the performance enhancements that brings.

Attack and destroy the enemy fortress

Dota 2 is a session-based online multiplayer action game. The aim of each team is to destroy their opposing team's fortified stronghold called "Ancient Fortress". Each player takes part in team combat which take place in defensive tower lined alley ways between bases. If you've ever played Defense of the Ancients, then the gameplay is very similar. It's fast, frenetic and above all, very tactical so requires quick thinking and movement.

25 levels of gameplay

In Dota 2, you control your team of players from a top down perspective as you progress through 25 levels of gameplay defending the fortress. You play in teams of 5 on 5 and players accumulate Gold for battles one with the more deadly players winning the most and gaining the most experience which permits them to advance to the next level.

A lot of components to learn

Dota 2 is a huge game. There are hundreds of characters to choose from some of which carry over 100 items and getting to grips with this is a daunting task. Battles can go on for a very long time and mastering the skills and weapons of your character is essential to success. It's almost impossible to enjoy Dota 2 if you don't at least use the tutorials to familiarize yourself with the huge range of options available.

A superb MOBA game

Dota 2 was Valve's first action fantasy strategy game and now Mac users can finally get the native version. If you're into Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games, then you must give Dota 2 a try.