Dota 2 was released October 8, 2013 by Valve. The game was developed by Valve. Dota 2 is a real-time isometric strategy game.
The game is isometric so its resembles many other games of the genre. The free Alien Swarm view resembles Dota 2. Dota 2 is a free to play game.
Dota 2 is played in discrete matches involving two five-player teams, each of which occupies a stronghold at a corner of the map. Each stronghold contains a building called the “Ancient”, which the opposite team must destroy to win the match. Each player controls a “Hero” character and focuses on leveling up, collecting gold, acquiring items and fighting against the other team to achieve victory.
Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena game; its gameplay focuses on combat in a three-dimensional environment, presented from an oblique high-angle perspective. The player may command a single controllable character called a “Hero”, which is chosen from a selection pool of 108.
Development of Dota 2 began in 2009, when the developer of the DotA mod, IceFrog, was hired by Valve as lead designer. Dota 2 was praised by video game critics, who lauded its rewarding gameplay, enhanced production quality and faithfulness to its predecessor. However, the game was criticized for its steep learning curve and hostile community.
Dota 2 has become the most actively played game on Steam, with daily peaks of over 800,000 concurrent players.