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 in reality the sequel to the popular Warcraft III Defense of the Ancients and although it was announced in October 2010, it was not released on Mac until summer 2013. It was initially promoted in the The International Dota 2 Championship where teams from around the world battled it out for a stunning $1,000,000 prize.
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.