Dota 2 vs HoN: In this article, we will be comparing two very popular MOBA games of all time. Both Dota and HoN have been around for almost around 10 years. Both the games are considered very addictive, but they are also considered very rewarding by certain audiences. However, Dota and HoN both offer a different variety of truly enjoyable experiences, and in this article, we will be comparing these 2 games.
Dota is known for bringing popularity to the MOBA genre. It was the first game that got global attention for being a very competitive online game at the time of its inception.
After Valve took in IceFrog and created Dota 2, the popularity of ‘Dota’ as a concept drastically increased. Valve hosted a million-dollar tournament titled “The International” which brought in the best teams from around the world to compete for against each other in a LAN. This was the biggest tournament at the time, and brought in a lot of attention to the game.
About the gameplay however, Dota is a very competitive and punishing game. Specially for the new-comers. It is a very complex game and has a very steep learning curve. However, the game is very rewarding after you play for a certain amount of time, and get to understand the game.
Heroes of Newerth
Heroes of Newerth is a MOBA game developed by S2 Games. It is published by Frostburn Studios. HoN was inspired by Dota 1 and it tried its best to stay true to the original content. The game was released on May 12, 2010, and re-released as a free-to-play game on July 29, 2011.
Heroes of Newerth is just as punishing and competitive as Dota 2. Before Dota 2 was released, many Dota 1 players had transitioned to HoN. But after the release of Dota 2, many players moved away from HoN, because Valve got in IceFrog.
Dota 2 vs HoN: Both Dota 2 and HoN are incredible games. I think you should give them both a try. However, personally I am a huge Dota fan, and I prefer Dota 2 over HoN.