League of Legends
League of Legends is a free-to-play fantasy MOBA developed by Riot Games for PC and Mac. Designed as a successor to the popular DotA player-created map, the core gameplay features two teams battling against each other on linear maps. League of Legends is largely a team-oriented game, so try to get along with teammates, as the game is much more enjoyable when a team mates have good synergy.
The game features over 100 champions in six major roles: Assassin, Fighter, Mage, Support, Tank, and Marksman. Each role has its own general playstyle and responsibilities in team fights. Try out different roles and champions to find out what you really enjoy playing! All champions can be purchased for permanent use; however, each week a rotating set of champions is made available for free use. Meanwhile players are known as ‘Summoners,’ and each Summoner gains permanent progression which unlocks bonuses including spells, runes, and masteries. Skins can also be purchased for each champion, giving you a way to stand out among the crowd in your matches.
There are four available maps in two game modes. Classic game mode, using the maps Summoner’s Rift, Twisted Treeline, and Howling Abyss, requires you to destroy the enemy’s nexus while defending your own. Dominion, taking place on the Crystal Scar, requires players to hold the majority of capture points on the map in order to damage the enemy nexus. Players can also queue up for ranked matches where they will fight to improve their rankings and show other Summoners what they’re truly made of!
If you’ve been looking for a game with a competitive edge and changing metas that spice up gameplay, look no further than League of Legends. With a huge pool of champions to choose from and a variety of game modes you’re sure to find some exciting matches ahead of you!
- Status: Released
- Release Date: Oct 27, 2009
- Business Model: Free to Play
- Developer: Riot Games
- Publisher: Riot Games
- Category: Stand-alone
- Genre(s): 3D, MOBA, Fantasy
- Platforms: PC, Mac
- Editor's Score: 4/5
- +Many playable heroes (100+).
- +Multiple game modes.
- +Enjoyable at all skill levels.
- -Toxic Community that may deter new players.
- -Microtransactions needed to acquire a decent roster of champions in any timely manner.
- Recommended System Requirements:
- OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / Mac OSX
- CPU: Pentium 4 @ 3.0 GHz
- RAM: 1024 MB (1GB)
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or higher
- HDD: 8GB Free