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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.

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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: 50 out of 261
  1. May 1, 2014
    10
    Smite is completely different then other MOBAs and its only because of amazing work with camera and POV. I was not really in MOBAs about 3Smite is completely different then other MOBAs and its only because of amazing work with camera and POV. I was not really in MOBAs about 3 months ago, but then Smite broke me and i cannot thank it enough for that. Expand
  2. Mar 25, 2014
    10
    Awesome community, great interactions between fans, hirez and youtubers aswell and F2P with some funny jokes by the characters and one of theAwesome community, great interactions between fans, hirez and youtubers aswell and F2P with some funny jokes by the characters and one of the voice actors was the voice actor for vegeta Expand
  3. Mar 25, 2014
    10
    You can play Cupid! 10/10You can play Cupid! 10/10 . Expand
  4. Apr 30, 2014
    9
    A new moba which bring a great change of pace into the genre and is much faster than his counterparts, mainly for the change of playerviewA new moba which bring a great change of pace into the genre and is much faster than his counterparts, mainly for the change of playerview (3rd person instead of the usual hovering cam). For now there are several different game modes (with the Arena one reminding MMORPG fights) which changes from the usual 3-laned map and are a welcome addition. There is currently enough gods to play to not get bored after a few games.

    Right now however, the game still suffer a few imbalances (which will probably be fixed) and suffer from the usual Moba community (Leavers and Ragers) but to a lesser extent than the other current Mobas. The matchmaking is also weirdly designed.

    Let's just hope this game will not suffer from his popularity like it happened for LoL.
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  5. Aug 9, 2014
    8
    Having almost 2000 hours of time played in Dota 2, I decided to finally give this game a try, since some of my friends have played it off andHaving almost 2000 hours of time played in Dota 2, I decided to finally give this game a try, since some of my friends have played it off and on for the last couple of years. I am still quite new to the game, and have only tired a handful of the heroes, but so far I am really enjoying myself. The multiple game-modes is quite refreshing, and I like the tempo of the game. I also really like that they have distinguished themselves from other Mobas (at least Dota), not only in the 3rd-person-perspective, but in terms of how the matches play out. I feel that there is a higher possibility of a comeback, and the matches end a lot quicker, which is a welcome change of pace, since some Dota-games can really drag on. The skill-cap is high, but the game is more forgiving than other similar games, at least in my experience. So far, the community also seem a bit better than Dota 2. The biggest complaint I have, is that most (sadly) of the skins for the heroes are just awful. Some of them just don't look good, which is fine, I can just stay away from them, but some of the skins are just childish and ridiculous, which really bugs me out. Expand
  6. May 12, 2014
    7
    This review was deleted so I'm reposting it:

    I ended up boycotting the game after my account was suspended for 72 hours. There is no way to
    This review was deleted so I'm reposting it:

    I ended up boycotting the game after my account was suspended for 72 hours. There is no way to appeal the suspension. I was charged with "Intentional Feeding". I'm a member of an esport gaming group so the charge is laughable but that goes to show that you can be trolled to death by team mates filing false reports.

    I was sold on the art direction, which is beautiful and the concept of leagues, levels and mastery ( which is an illusion ). You gain experience, regardless of a team win or loss, which contributes to your God Mastery level. You end up with people, who have level 10 mastery in God, who are not very good with their characters. You end up with people being rewarded for going AKF and sitting in base, not contributing. You end up having to carry people with a 1:13 and 3:15 kill-death ratio ( real stats from a game ) while also having to write a thesis in the chat channel about the fact that your 0:6 k/d with Thor, during the late game ( in a different game ) doesn't matter, since you have single-handedly done 7,300 structure damage. Maybe it's because the viewpoint is third person and the mini-map is off to the side, whereas in DOTA 2, people are very aware of the significance of losing or gaining a tower but players in Smite seem utterly clueless.

    The player base and matchmaking is horrendous. The game is free-to-play ( with all the pluses and minuses that F2P brings ). The game is plagued by all of the problems of DOTA 2 ( AFK-Leaver-Noob-Retards ) plus the fact that people have never played a MOBA before and don't seem to understand the significance of tower loss or gain or even game-flow ( which is covered in Youtube tutorials and is viewable during the 5Gb download ). If you are a skilled player, be prepared to carry the team in almost every game.

    The idea behind leagues is that if you get to level 30, you can play in competitive leagues. I have read that only 1.6% of the player base plays in leagues at any one time, which means 20 minute wait times for the Bronze league and those leagues are still not free of someone leaving the game, resulting in a re-queue time.

    I could only stomach grinding to level 25. The match making was an epic exercise in frustration ( perhaps no different from other games which fail to have adequate match making, since match making is often an after-thought, if it is even thought about at all ). The only way around the matchmaking is to add friends and go in as pre-made ( Leagues do not support pre-mades ). Every page on the Official Smite forum talks about the broken match making ( an unsolved, 2 year problem ).

    The game plays well enough and is very addictive. I have only noticed a couple of frame rate skipping episodes on my NVIDIA GTX 780 but I'm sure that those kinks will work themselves out in time. The game doesn't have the hardcore modes of DOTA 2 ( "Pure random" God pick or "pick 3" ).

    Final Score: 7/10 ( 2 points deducted for the poor match making and 1 point for the the inability to appeal a false report of "intentional feeding" / crap player base ).

    After 24 days of not playing, I went back and got to max level ( level 30), with 12 different God masteries, in an attempt to get into ranked games. I recently noticed this Reddit post, which everyone should read: "Smite-Streamer abuses Power to contact HiRez and instantly ban players".
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  7. Sep 12, 2015
    0
    Long waits for a game and its very rare to have a close game you either win really easily or get smashed.
    If the game had a better
    Long waits for a game and its very rare to have a close game you either win really easily or get smashed.
    If the game had a better matchmacking system and more of a player base the game would be less frustrating. Games are over too quick or you spend ages getting beaten badly and no one wants to surrender. Normally the guys that have overfed the opposition.
    Theres better MOBAs out there I'd strongly recommend going for lol or dota. Give this one a miss
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