10 Best MOBAs to get immersed in

It’s been a long time since the original Defence of the Ancients mod kicked off the race for the best MOBA games. That was all the way back in 2003, but the genre is still going strong, with most of the biggest names in the games industry lending their talents to the genre at one time. For all that attention, however, only a few games have proven to have genuine sticking power. From some of the best PC games like League of Legends and Steam, to console and mobile-focused newcomers like Pokemon Unite, we’re here to guide you through the ten best MOBAs you can play right now.

The MOBA’s inherent hardware and cost accessibility means that if you’re in the market for some of the best laptop games or best free Steam games, you could certainly do worse than to turn your attention to the genre. On the other hand, if the notorious complexity of the MOBA doesn’t appeal, you can look further afield with our list of the best Steam games, or into the future with these upcoming PC games.

10. Vainglory

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Vainglory has been earning its spot on this best MOBA list ever since its release in late 2014. It has the elements you’ve grown to love from MOBA games, but there’s a series of interesting additions along the way. First off, it offers cross-play between Steam and mobile devices. This is important, since it nails delivering the thrill you would expect from a MOBA on PC on a smaller screen, and the sheer variety and character build opportunities lead to some interesting results. Features such as override, which allows you to unlock a modification of a skill once you have levelled it up fully in a match make a difference, and all champions have their unique flavour.