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  • Summary: Players choose from a selection of mythical gods, join session-based arena combat, and use custom powers and team tactics against other player-controlled gods and non-player controlled minions.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Mar 26, 2014
    95
    Hi Rez studios has a game changer on their hands here. SMITE is an incredibly fun and addicting MOBA that is perfect for those who are looking from a change of pace from your typical MOBA.
  2. Mar 25, 2014
    90
    Smite is an excellent addition to an expanding genre, and one that distinguishes itself from the rest of the pack with decidedly different gameplay, a quirky and lighthearted take on classic mythology, and a variety of interesting modes.
  3. Apr 10, 2014
    86
    Smite makes the MOBA more approachable with smart tweaks to the formula and action RPG-inspired combat.
  4. Aug 8, 2014
    83
    Smite is alternative to Dota and LoL suited to beginners as well as veterans of the genre.
  5. May 19, 2014
    80
    The product of Hi Rez Studios is well made, and offers different feelings from those of its competitors, thanks to the different camera angle and a fast paced gameplay.
  6. Apr 24, 2014
    80
    Smite is invigorating. It’s not another MOBA. It takes one aspect of a MOBA’s structure and builds on it until it's something else entirely. Smite has developed into an action game. One with lanes, creeps and towers, all the things you’d expect from a MOBA, but even the familiar looks different when viewed from Smite’s refreshing perspective.
  7. 60
    A different camera angle along with great e-sport support can't hide the fact that this has been done before, with better result.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 149
  1. Mar 25, 2014
    10
    You can play Cupid! 10/10 . Expand
  2. Mar 26, 2014
    10
    After 1000's of games, and countless hours playing with my friends, I can safely say this is the best game I've ever played. A variety of game modes, and a changing match of the day keeps everything fresh, and always gives you something to look forward to. Expand
  3. Jul 9, 2014
    10
    SMITE is one of the game I was dreaming of... I LOVE IT 10/10! its like league of legend but better in my opinion cause we got more control on our character and combat experience is more intense, better graphics and the ragdoll effect on minions xD. The only negative thing I can say is that we need more gods but they already began to add some. Expand
  4. Mar 26, 2014
    10
    This game took the MOBA genre and made something amazing.. I was a hardcore LoL player until i discovered SMITE, now I simply don't understand how LoL kept me entertained for so long.. Expand
  5. Aug 6, 2014
    9
    Used to play LOL but switched to Smite because it has more game modes, and the Third person view, makes the game more challenging since you got to keep an eye to your environment Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2014
    9
    This game is honestly the one I have been waiting for. Its tactical, fun, requires accuracy and skill, and always offers new experiences. The multitude of Gods available to play as really keep things fresh for a very long time as their skill sets are all well thought out and unique. I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys variety of playstyle choices in a competitive but friendly environment. EREZ 4 president Expand
  7. yum
    Aug 24, 2014
    0
    Atrocious ban system! HiRez makes money off permabanning people. And they dont care about checking reasons at all.A lot of things are very very wrong with this system!

    The smite servers arent often times not as stable as they should be and it happens that you will be kicked from the lobby for no reason. Thats a deserter debuff for you. (and if you get deserter too often you get banned!)

    People report too much in this game. If you have a bad game.. you will get reported for feeding. If you are annoyed because some dude feeds the enemy team and you simply spam the ingame emotes a few times whenever he dies, you will get reported for harass.

    Even if you play a decent game but your team loses anyway.. yup thats a report for you! It's really really bad. Especially as a support you can eat your heart out with CC and helping others and your team will still insult and report you in hopes of getting you banned if you lose (solution dont play support ever!).

    The worst thing by far is that smite checks for other programs running while you run smite (e.g. detecting cheat engine). But not only does smite not care wether or not you actually USE the program to modify the game and instant permaban it also missdetects some programs like a few graphic card addons and performance trackers.

    The ban count is never reset so earlier or later you WILL get the 1 year ban.

    The only thing i can recommend is to not spend any real money on cosmetics or god unlocks simply because it will be gone earlier or later
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