AirMech is a free to play mech-focused MOBA that is inspired by an old RTS game called Herzog Zwei. Herzog Zwei was sort of a cult favorite in Europe and AirMech tries to bring back that nostalgia along to a new genre, the MOBA.
Avalon Heroes, or Avalon Online in Asia, is a fantasy MOBA that pits over 35 heroes in a battle against enemy teams in individual matches. Avalon Heroes places an immense amount of emphasis on teamwork and micro-management and takes only the saviest of gamers to master.
Awakening of Heroes is a brand new MOBA game from a new Serbian developer, COFA Games. Awakening of Heroes features regular, ordinary folks, like you and me, and has them become heroes!
Battleborn is a newly announced co-op, multiplayer shooter, with some MOBA elements thrown in for good measure, from Geargox, the guys who brought you Borderlands.
Originally called Blizzard DotA, Blizzard All-Stars will be Blizzard’s jump into the popular MOBA scene. There is very little known about the game other than it will feature many of the most popular characters from across the Blizzard Universe.
Bloodline Champions offers a more simplified take on the classic MOBA game. This is not a bad thing mind you, as it gives players a great chance to get into the genre without being beat up in every match like other battle arena games.
Core Masters is a multiplayer online battle arena game from Rock Hippo Productions and Neowiz. The developers are hoping to re-imagine the action and strategy elements that frustrate many players of the MOBA genre.
Dota 2, or Defense of the Ancients 2, is the sequel to the originator of the MOBA Genre. Like all MOBA games, in Dota 2 you will control your hero along with 4 allies to take out the enemy team on the opposite end of the map.
Deadbreed is a newly announced MOBA game from an independent Swedish Developer. Hoping to bring a darker take on the MOBA genre with unprecedented hero customizeability and additional RPG gameplay elements not seen in today’s MOBAs.
Dead Island: Epidemic is a new MOBA game from the creators of the Dead Island series. Players will be familiar with the zombie characters and graphics, but will be surpirsed by the three team battles and awesome weapon crafting.
Dethroned is a fun new free to play game to the genre. A mix between tower defense and RTS elements, the player controls a hero, builds defenses, trains troops and battles enemies with quick matches, and intense aciton.
Dragons and Titans is a browser based MOBA game from Wyrmbyte. The game features fast paced arena action with some classic RPG elements. 5v5 PvP battles, three different map types, or a special ‘Adventure Mode’ will have a little something for everyone.
Eterlands is another new entrant to the genre. The game is going to stand out with its realistic graphics and effects not normally seen in a MOBAS. Destructibel environments, a new combat system, and customizable characters make it one to look out for.
You may be intrigued to find Forge here. Not only is it not ‘technically’ a MOBA, but it’s also not free. But let me plead my case for a minute. Forge offers lobby-based PvP with an exciting variety of classes, an intense fast-paced combat style and intuitive game design.
Gigantic is a just announced free to play MOBA, although that’s not what they’re calling it yet, from new dev team, Motiga. Gigantic will feature teams that defend, and must attack, the others gigantic Guardians. Gigantic is planned for a 2015 launch, so stay tuned for more.
Guardians of Middle Earth is a console based MOBA game that is inspired by the Lord of the Rings. GoME is not free, but doesn’t dent the wallet too much at around $30. The game is developed by Monolith Games and features many of the famous characters of Tolkien’s world in a strategy based online PvP game.
Heroes of Newerth is a quite popular free to play MOBA that is heavily inspired by the original DotA. In the game you will choose from a large roster of heroes and battle it out as part of either the Legion or the Hellbourne.
Heroes of the Storm is the newely announced MOBA game from Blizzard Entertainment. The game hopes to bring new meaning to the team brawling genre with your favorite Blizzard characters.
Land of Chaos Online, or LOCO for short, is a 3D fantasy MMO game that mixes a little bit of third person shooter, MMORTS and RPG elements to form one really unique MOBA style game.
League of Legends is the most popular MOBA, and one of the most popular overall games, in the world. League of Legends is not the first MOBA, but it definitely leads the way today with one of the largest player bases in all of gaming.
Magicka Wzard Wars is an action PvP game that features awesome spellcasting gameplay. This game features teams of four who cross the battlefield, throwing magic, fire, ice and hundreds of different spell combos, all on the fly! Lots of action and fun!
Orcs Must Die! Unchained is a fast-paced Fortress Siege game with teams attacking and defending each others fortresses. In the game you will choose your hero and also build traps, and summon armies to help take down your opponents.
Prime World is another interesting mix to the MOBA genre. The game mixes some RTS elements, with city-builders and of course, the standard MOBA. When not in a game, you are able to build a city, and use it to collect resources while you build your heroes stronger and stronger.
Rise of Immortals doesn’t do much to differentiate itself in the MOBA market but does offer something for fans of the genre to enjoy. One thing RoI does differently than most MOBAs is that each hero has their own perk branch and skill treat, which allows you to individually upgrade each unit.
Sins of a Dark Age is a fantasy multiplayer online battle arena game that mixes the real-time strategy feel with the MOBA genre that we all love so dearly.
SmashMuck Champions is a free online arena game that seperates itself from many in the MOBA genre by offering a bit of a twist on traditional gameplay modes and settings. But you could probably tell that just by looking at the title and any media released by Kiz Studios.
SMITE is a newer entrant into the free to play MOBA category. The game went through an extensive beta and has just recently been released in 2013. SMITE takes the MOBA category in a slightly different direction by introducing a new camera angle. Instead of the typical top down or 3/4 view you are in more of a third-person combat view.
Solstice Arena is a fast-paced mobile MOBA game from Zynga. The game features quick 3v3 matches with a single lane and no creep-waves, which is perfect for MOBA fans looking for a quick fix on the go. It may have replace League of Dota for you, but it will get you through those droughts.
Strife is being classified as the first second-generation MOBA. What do they mean by ‘second-generation’? Well, they hope to eliminate many of the frustrating elements common to the genre, making it easier to get into and have fun.
Super Monday Night Combat or Super MNC takes a mix on MOBA style action like Dota 2 and blends it with the past-faced action of a first person shooter.
TOME: Immortal Arena is a brand new, free to play, browser based MOBA from KIXEYE. The game features no-download, less farming, more fighting, and the ability to purchase items and heal in lane. You can also customize your guardians and use unique item builds to overcome the enemy.
Transformers Universe is a browser based 3rd person MOBA game from Jagex. The game features Autobots and Decepticons from the Transfomers series, along with tactical action and PvP car-fighting action!
Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed by BioWare Mythic and Electronic Arts. The game was spun-off of another Warhammer game, Age of Reckoning, but of course Wrath of Heroes ditches the Realm versues Realm focus of the last game and brings in the PvP arena action of MOBAs.