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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: 28 out of 188
  1. Mar 25, 2014
    10
    You can play Cupid! 10/10You can play Cupid! 10/10 . Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2014
    10
    Smite is an amazing game from amazing developers. Through the lengthy beta period there have been constant updates to the game that has madeSmite is an amazing game from amazing developers. Through the lengthy beta period there have been constant updates to the game that has made it into what it is today which is vastly different to what it was. Smite features unique MOBA gameplay by changing the perspective to third person and giving you familiar wasd movement where 1 2 3 4 are used for he abilities. Everything about this game is simply amazing. It has it's unique and fun gameplay not just in the standard 3 lane format as other MOBAs it also features a variety of other modes, including, Arena, Assault, Joust (1v1), Joust (3v3) and the ever changing MoTD. The sound in the game is also very well done. The community isn't so bad as in other games and toxic players are easily ignored using the mute option. The developers are constantly interacting with the community and providing content through Youtube and Twitch, mainly twitch as they run two official channels that has a line up of streamers that fill up a 24 hours each week day, with the tournaments being streamed there on the weekends. What also adds to the fun of the game is the use of mythological gods as opposed to champions and such from other games, it features many gods from many different pantheons all interesting, unique and well designed. Overall the game really doesn't have any real downsides other than the lack of servers for regions outside North America and Europe which really isn't a problem with the game and will probably be rectified eventually. 10/10 Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2014
    10
    A wonderful MOBA. Nice gods, funny skins, and even a release for Xbox One planned! I wish Smite alot of luck for the future! It's a really funA wonderful MOBA. Nice gods, funny skins, and even a release for Xbox One planned! I wish Smite alot of luck for the future! It's a really fun game to play. Expand
  4. Mar 25, 2014
    10
    One of personal favorite games currently it features 50+ gods with more on the way as well as several different game mode and the awesomeOne of personal favorite games currently it features 50+ gods with more on the way as well as several different game mode and the awesome theme of mythical gods from various pantheons (Greek, Mayan, Chinese etc.). Hi-rez has gone all out this time Expand
  5. Jun 21, 2014
    9
    Smite is all the fun of League of Legends or Dota 2 but without the camera management issues that plague new moba players. If you are a MMO'sSmite is all the fun of League of Legends or Dota 2 but without the camera management issues that plague new moba players. If you are a MMO's or FPS player you should be able to get into this game easily. Expand
  6. Jul 18, 2014
    8
    This a nice game for a MOBA and I have not been able to really get into those types of games. I just sort of lost interest after awhileThis a nice game for a MOBA and I have not been able to really get into those types of games. I just sort of lost interest after awhile because the teaching mechanic doesn't really work well. If a PUG is really green they get stomped without knowing why and other issues that games have that are in this genre. I think Smite does a good job to try and curb these as much as possible. Try it out! Expand
  7. Mar 19, 2015
    0
    Graphics: Don't write home to Mom about them, they are a little childish and cartoony for Mom's tastes, and you might make Mom sad.Graphics: Don't write home to Mom about them, they are a little childish and cartoony for Mom's tastes, and you might make Mom sad.

    Gameplay: Plagued with glitchiness, and the 3 or 4 game modes ensure it never gets old... (Yawn) *ZZZZZZZ*

    Playerbase: Ewww, the worst trolls and rampant cheaters with a handful of brain cells between them. If you can get through a match without some toxic halfwit rage-quitting or trying to get you banned from the game out of spite, you are a luckier man than I ever was.

    Diverse Array of Gods: Come on, no Jesus character? BUT I WANT TO BE JESUS AND KILL PEOPLE. This sucks.

    Thank me for saving hours of your life by pointing you in another direction? Yes, please.
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