DOTA 2 [PC]
DOTA_2
DOTA 2 PC Release date
EU Release Date:
Jul-10-2013
US Release Date:
Jul-10-2013
AU Release Date:
Jul-10-2013
Official release date


Genre
Strategy
Online
Management
Theme
War
DOTA 2 is available on PC
Co-op Game
DOTA 2 has a co-op mode so you can play with your mates on the same side, usually through the main story mode
Online Only
DOTA 2 can not be played without constant online access. This could be due to security reasons or because of the nature of the gameplay
MultiPlayer
DOTA 2 is designed to be played with other people or it is heavily bias towards that type of gameplay
Online Activation
DOTA 2 can not be played without first activating the game online. Once activated the game may be playable offline. If our Online Only button is also highlighted then you will need constant online access
Downloadable Content
DOTA 2 is intiailly released as a download. It is usually an expansion pack so check to see if you need a main game before getting this. DOTA 2 may be released in the shops at a later stage
Free Game
DOTA 2 is completely free to own. Possibly a browser based game. There may be an alternative means of generating revenue, perhaps in-game advertising or monthly subscription charges
Back of the Box

A Valve backed sequel to the very popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients.Confusingly, the official remake of the mod was called Heroes of Newerth and released earlier this year after a long Beta period. Heroes of Newerth and defense of the Ancients suffer from the incredibly steep learning curve and noob slamming. Our reviewer Squee reviewed Heroes of Newerth earlier this year and had a tough time as he was new to the game. Valve are getting into the project to try and level the playing field with their player matching server skills.


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DOTA 2 System Requirements
INTEL CPU
AMD CPU
Nvidia GPU
AMD GPU
RAM
OS
Direct X
HDD Space
GD Verdict
Minimum Requirements
2 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 4
Win Xp 32
DX 9
8 GB
FPS
Average Frames Per Second
Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
High Setting
Premium Only FPS
Ultra Setting
Premium Only FPS
DOTA 2 Gamer Feedback Results
  • Anti Aliasing
    FXAA
    CSAA 16x
    CSAA 32x
    CSAA 8x
    CSAA 8xQ
    MLAA
    MSAA 2x
    MSAA 4x
    MSAA 8x
    SMAA
    SSAA
    TXAA 2x
    TXAA 4x
    Mac OS
    Yes 86%
    No 14%
    Console Port
    Yes 7%
    No 93%
    Bindable Mouse Btns
    Yes
  • PC Optimised
    Yes 100%
    Sandbox Quality
    Non-existent 50%
    Oculus Support
    No
    Frame per Sec Cap
    No 73%
  • What People Will Pay
    $30
    AMD optimised
    Yes 92%
    No 8%
    Nvidia optimised
    Yes 90%
    No 10%
    Game too Buggy
    No 94%
    Yes 6%
  • Good on Low graphics
    Yes 68%
    No 32%
    Upgrade PC for this
    Yes 56%
    No 44%
    Good Surround Sound
    Yes 100%
    Replayability
    Yes
    8.8 / 10
  • Time to Complete
    51 hours
    Best Control Scheme
    Mouse 100%
    Game Difficulty
    Challenging 48%
    Sli/Crossfire Support
    Yes
  • Non-skip Cutscenes
    No 89%
    Anytime Quick Save
    No
    Worth Getting
    Yes 95%
    No 5%
8.5

Avg Member Score
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Full system requirements for DOTA 2 reported on Aug-18-2011

DOTA 2 or Defence of the Ancients 2 to use its full title is being backed by Valve to make it more accessible to new players. DOTA was a very popular mod years ago with a very serious fan base which made it very hard for new comers to enter into the complex game and have any chance.

Lets take a look at the new DOTA 2 system requirements...

 

DOTA 2 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP

CPU: Pentium 4 3.0GHz

RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista

GFX: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 128 MB, Shader model 2.0. ATI X800, NVidia 6600 or better

HDD: At least 2.5 GB of free space

AUDIO: DirectX 9.0c sound cards

 

 

 

DOTA 2 Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows® 7 / Vista / Vista64 / XP

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz/ AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+

RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista

GFX: NVidia 7600 / ATI X1600 or better

GFX Notes: DirectX 9 compatible video card with Shader model 3.0

 

It has been said that if you can play Alien Swarm then you will be able to run DOTA 2 as they share very similar requirements

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ProzeneHD
12:27 Jan-29-2015
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Can I run this?

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12:28 Jan-29-2015
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I'll be getting Radeon Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X Edition this april can anyone tell me too what fps I'll get with that graphics card

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settings for me ?

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02:02 Jan-24-2015
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High to max detail settings easily… Pentium E5700 metts recommended and actual RAM requirements for this game are 1 GB minimum for 32-bit OS and 3 GB recommended for 32-bit OS… HD 4670 runs this game on high on 900p last time I checked…

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guchi1027
11:31 Jan-12-2015
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Can I run this with 4th gen intel core i3 @ 1.70Ghz, 4GB of RAM, and intel hd 4400 at high settings?

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honzakaktusak
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I think you can run it at medium on 720p.

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02:00 Jan-24-2015
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I would advise sticking to medium at 1366x768… I run it on tweaked high on HD 4000 and HD 4400 is theoretically 20% stronger… But you will have a ULV i3 and ULV iGPU which cannot maintain turbo well according to notebookcheck…

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dannyirfan
05:46 Jan-11-2015
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I have a qn. I think rig is able to play dota on ultra if in not wrong but when i play on medium why do i feel i have about 15 fps? thanks in advance!!!!

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honzakaktusak
16:04 Jan-14-2015
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I think you have slow internet conection.

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Your net connection is the problem… I usually get 40+ fps on high settings with HD 4000 but whenever my net slows down, it goes as low as 15-17 fps for me as well…

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can i run this with mi toaster?

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This game is not really demanding… You can easily run it on low-medium, render quality at 25% or even 50%, shadows low and 30-40 fps…

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miha992
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Can anyone tell me how much fps i would have with i7m 2.0-3.1GHz, GPU Nvidia GeForce 840m 2GB, 8GB RAM, 1TB 5400 rpm. As You can see it is a mobile components Dell Inspiron 3542 model.
Thanks!

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Intel HD 4000 runs this on tweaked high and 40 fps… GT 840M can max this on 1920x1200 resolution no problem… But a bad net connection will cause crazy lag…

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miha992
21:24 Jan-08-2015
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Thank You friend!
Thats what i was expecting, but wanted to be sure :)
Cheers!

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upsurge
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Here is notebookcheck's review of the game... Do note: actual results while playing this game tend to be slightly higher than these results due to notebookcheck testing an earlier build of the game…

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My GPU is good for this game, but my CPU and RAM are the problem. What settings should I play on because high causes some framerate issues for me. Thanks in advance. Ps: Yes my rig is ancient at this point. :(

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upsurge
11:51 Jan-08-2015
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You GPU can max this game no problem on your resolution… RAM requirements up there are wrong… The real RAM requirements are:
Minimum: 1 GB for 32-bit OS and 2 GB for 64-bit OS
Recommended: 2 GB for 32-bit OS and 3 GB for 64-bit OS
Since you have Windows 7 32-bit, you don't have to worry about RAM… Your CPU is the problem though… Stick to low-medium with render quality at 25% or 50% and shadows low…

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i can run it? + FPS! Thank you!

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roopevil1
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lol are u joking u can max this game out with nice fps

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HD 4000 runs this game on high at 720p and I get 40 fps… GT 640 can max this game on 1080p and 40 fps… GTX 660 can max this game on 2560x1600… No seriously, tomshardware maxed this game on 2560x1440 on a GTX 650 ti…

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can i run this at 60 frames at high or medium?

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HD 4000 gives me 40 fps average on high at 720p and R7 240 can max this game on 1080p and 40 fps… Even though you have a bottleneck, you should still max this game…

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can i run this on my toaster? what if i put a 1gb hd 6570?

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Nerevarine
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You'll run it, for sure. Medium-High (with a 6570-Ultra)

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HD 4000 runs this game on high at 720p and HD 6570 on max at 900p no problem… So yeah, this game will run on a potato…

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