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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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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weeb shit
167.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
Pros:
1)All heroes are playable from the start (100+)
2)Only things you can spend money on are cosmetic items that most of the time won't even be noticed
3)Hundreds of hours of play and different playstyles you can try
Cons:
1)Cancerous and salty community
2)It might get repetitive, but theres the arcade, where you can play community-made gamemodes
3)At the start it's really hard but after 15 games or so you'll get the hang of it
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Healing Salve
22.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
sadsda
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$$EL inus <3 oskar
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
League of Legends is way better. This game is just........ a bad copy.
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Razel
3,009.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
nice game
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marlborooo
850.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
best game ever
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`Aee.ㄨ
1,839.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
Good Game !
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ShadowFox
2,775.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
Dota 2 actually rulz the life of many gamers
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ϟﻝҼסּ ҉ ҉
1,715.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
Good Game. keep calm and win.
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SANGUINE
2,786.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
Love the game! Awesome interaction but the mmr system should improves or else many players will forever stuck at low priority pool
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Wachichow
2,225.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
i mid, pick support, give tango, buy wards/deward, stack please, die for me, why no one tp, ♥♥♥♥ this team, ♥♥♥♥, TANGINAMO, sohai la,la la la la la la more la la la la la wtf la, ♥♥♥♥ la, PEENOISE, i ♥♥♥♥ your mom, i kill your family etc. Still love this game.
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204 of 260 people (78%) found this review helpful
172 people found this review funny
309 of 433 people (71%) found this review helpful
93 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2,092.3 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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135 of 182 people (74%) found this review helpful
92 people found this review funny
Recommended
167.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
ruined my life 10/10
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54 of 65 people (83%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,818.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Don't waste yo time
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47 of 63 people (75%) 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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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,922.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Worst game ever
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
531.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Best MOBA out there. Hard to pickup, harder to master.
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49 of 85 people (58%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5,991.8 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
League of Legends is way better. This game is just........ a bad copy.
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