Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players.
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Release Date: Jul 9, 2013

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"The premier multiplayer misery simulator."
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August 23

The Dark Rift Update



The ethereal rift has opened, and the new hero Underlord is now playable in Dota 2. Bringing with him a new Post-Game Summary feature filled with detailed match info, and the addition of Teammate Stats to your profile, the leader of the Abyssal Horde stomps his way into the lanes in today's update to complete the roster of established heroes. Head over to The Dark Rift Update page to learn more.

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August 19

The Secret Shop Goes International



The online Dota 2 Secret Shop is open for business. Featuring merchandise launched at The International 2016, as well as a host of other original and community-created designs, the Valve Store powered by WeLoveFine is now taking orders for shipments of this year's Dota 2 collection to fans almost anywhere in the world.

To celebrate the shop launch and the release of our Anti-Mage and Windranger Dota 2 figurines produced in cooperation with Good Smile Company, we've also worked with Good Smile to create a manga-style comic featuring both heroes as their journeys intersect on the trail of the necromancer Balimar Oakrot.

Find out more in: A DARK PURPOSE SERVED

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About This Game

Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Radiant heroes then battle their Dire counterparts to control a gorgeous fantasy landscape, waging campaigns of cunning, stealth, and outright warfare.

Irresistibly colorful on the surface, Dota is a game of infinite depth and complexity. Every hero has an array of skills and abilities that combine with the skills of their allies in unexpected ways, to ensure that no game is ever remotely alike. This is one of the reasons that the Dota phenomenon has continued to grow. Originating as a fan-made Warcraft 3 modification, Dota was an instant underground hit. After coming to Valve, the original community developers have bridged the gap to a more inclusive audience, so that the rest of the world can experience the same core gameplay, but with the level of polish that only Valve can provide.

Get a taste of the game that has enthralled millions.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Mavericks 10.9
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon HD 2400 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 8600/9600GT (Driver v331), AMD HD 2xxx-4xxx (Driver mesa 10.5.9), AMD HD 5xxx+ (Driver mesa 10.5.9 or Catalyst 15.7), Intel HD 3000 (Driver mesa 10.6)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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@WeedFeed
2,499.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
Its more than a game .. its an addiction!
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DedSec
803.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
this game is too addicting i have 805 hours on record on this game. recommended
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TiNyTwiTch
27.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
no
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(+) Mental Attitude
3,433.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
great game with unique item builds and skill builds
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Toby29
262.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
One of the best games I've played for the longest time!
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#Beo Begerish
2,342.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Best game ever :D
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AnarchyAlien
939.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
It's frustrating playing with with people who are only out for their own and not the team. But if you get a good team or win a game with a comeback it will keep you hooked and coming back for more
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PELESONDETTTTTT!!!!!!!!
202.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
XDXDXDXDXD
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Echo
1,308.9 hrs
Posted: August 28
never get's boring :D
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RELIEVE HIM OF HIS VIRGINITY
433.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
SEA CANCER 4 REAL
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
261 of 337 people (77%) found this review helpful
215 people found this review funny
353 of 502 people (70%) found this review helpful
115 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,094.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Im gonna go detailed on this one , sorry for bad english

This is my opinion of Dota 2

Community :
When i supporting the team as a support hero.

~First 2 minutes~
"WARD WARD WARD WARD WARD WARD WARD"
*no response in 3 seconds"
"tang ina no support "

~When killing an enemy~
"OI KILL STEAL , I NEED MONEY DUH DO SOME SUPPORTING"

this one really get in my nerve
~When i take Bounty rune~
Carries : "GG im not gonna be fat"

When i try to be a nice carry

~When picking heroes~
*Me Picking riki*
"Hehe can someone support?"
*All pick agi's*

~First 2 minutes~
"Heyy lion can you buy ward?*
"Why me ? you think im a lion and i have to support ? *** ** ** * ** ** *"

~Mid game ~
"Wait i need farm"
"GANK PLS DONT FARM , YOU NOT PLAYING FARMVILLE"

~Late game ~
"YOU NOT FAT . stupid you had one job.Farming
"But i thought we're not playing farmv.."
"SHUT UP GG NOOB"

When i try playing mid

~When enemy first blood you~
"GG mid ill report"

~When you decide to farm a little more~
"GANK LA STUPID report this mid noob"

Zero respect for the newbies , keep calling them "noobs dont play uninstall dota " wont change a thing
Anyway. Toxic deadly not inspiring full of hate words Community.
Dont try this game if you cant control your self , there's plenty game in steam that with great community.

Game :
The game itself are great , you can choose one from 50+ heroes with different skill set and animation.
What make Dota 2 fun and addictive because the knowledge/hardskill about dota that you got from experiencing a lot of playing or someone taught you used to defending your Ancient ( Or your HQ) and destroying theirs.While doing this , you can(and must) collaborate with your other 4 teammates with different heroes and skill set to try make the best Offense/Defense.
Really really enjoyable if you play with your friends or family.

Well guess now , what if you got a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ toxic teammate ? don't bother ganking together, make one mistake may get you reported and mocked

Tips if you want enjoy Dota for a long time : Make sure you have friend/family playing it too.If you ever play a Single game and you met this stranger with fun attitude,forgiving yet teaching ,know ways of dota, commend them and don't scared to ask if they want to be your Steam friend.Because kind like them are extremly rare. Its like getting Mew in Pokemon

Gameplay
9/10
Fun
9/10
Community
0,5/10
Play it with friends or family
10/10

Overall for me
6/10

Remember, Dont be A hate in Dota 2
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75 of 95 people (79%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,818.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Don't waste yo time
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58 of 75 people (77%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Dota 2 is probably the best MOBA game I've ever played. I had more fun in Dota 2 than I ever did with LOL but don't have as many personal friends who play it like I do with LOL.

I enjoy the customization and the free items with the added ability to trade items easily and even sell them which is really nice and some of the many things that made the game nicer than LOL which is a great MOBA but just not as good.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6,001.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Great game. 5k+ Hours. Hard to learn. Impossible to truly master. So many possibilities and variables. Teamwork crucial. Time consuming (games can be 40-70 mins long). Watch is great too. Personally Am trying my best to play a lot less because of life responsibilities. Suggest watching rather than playing if you are time poor. Some players can be toxic (ie. Rude or angry). Suggest muting them for an enjoyable experience
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77 of 125 people (62%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
35 of 51 people (69%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,944.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Worst game ever
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
532.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Best MOBA out there. Hard to pickup, harder to master.
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,066.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I dont recomend playing this game if you dont know russian language.
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,095.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
This game has the worst community in gaming, and I say that with zero exaggeration.

But you might say to yourself "I'm different. My friends and I are nice guys. We won't become one of THOSE moba players." With enough hours, you will. Everyone does. With enough time, you'll see yourself and your friends transform into worse versions of yourselves every time you launch the game, and you may even start to turn on each other.

Mobas are highly addictive, but not in a good way. The game will hook you, and the more you play it, the less you'll enjoy other games until eventually Dota is the only game that can hold your interest.

If you play this because it's one of the only games that runs on your school laptop, so be it... But do yourself a favor and build a proper gaming PC so you can rise out of the toxic cloud and experience the vast awesomeness of the PC gaming library.
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