Heroes of the Storm

Genre(s): Free-to-Play Massively Multiplayer,
Strategy/RTS (Real Time Strategy)

Metacritic Rating: 86 (out of 100)

3rd Party Rating: IGN 6.5 (out of 10)

Price: Free-to-play

Link(s): http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/

Heroes of the Storm (HotS) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game similar to DOTA 2 or League of Legends. It was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and OS X. The game features heroes from Blizzard’s franchises including Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, The Lost Vikings, and Overwatch. The game uses both free-to-play and freemium models and is supported by micropayments, which can be used to purchase heroes, visual alterations for the heroes in the game, and mounts. Blizzard does not call the game a “multiplayer online battle arena” or an “action real-time strategy” because they feel it is something different with a broader playstyle; they refer to it as an online “hero brawler”.

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Release Date: June 2, 2015

Players: Multiplayer

ERSB: T for “Teen”

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