Smite is a third person multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Hi-Rez Studios for Microsoft Windows. In Smite, players take on the visage of a mythological god and take part in arena combat, using powers and team tactics against other player-controlled gods and non-player controlled minions.
Players are formed into two teams, with three or five players to each team. All players begin at opposing sides of a map at their team’s ‘fountain’.Before the players enter their respective lanes, they are granted 1,500 gold to buy starting items. These items consists of special abilities that enhance their gods. There are three continuous ‘lanes’ running from one side of the map to the other. Each lane is defended by a ‘Phoenix’ which is accompanied by a pair of extra defensive towers. Phoenixes and towers deal a large amount of damage to any enemies that come too close. The players are also accompanied by ‘minions’, these minions spawn at the Phoenixes every thirty seconds and run along their lane until they meet opposition and attack immediately. Minions will not only attack players and other minions but towers, Phoenixes and the Titan. Defensive positions will prioritize enemy minions over players, allowing players to attack a tower without receiving damage. Once nearby minions die the tower will fire upon the enemy player. If a game is going badly for a certain team then they can decide to surrender, though this requires a majority of the team (4 to 1) to agree.
The large areas between the lanes make up what is called the ‘jungle’, where computer-controlled monsters periodically spawn at specific locations distributed symmetrically across the map. Killing certain monsters in said jungle causes a ‘buff’ to drop on the ground, where it can be picked up by a player. This buff grants the player one of the following buffs for a limited time, depending on which monster was killed: mana (mana regen & cooldown reduction bonus), damage (basic damage & power bonus), or speed (attack & movement speed bonus). There are two special neutral monsters who spawn less frequently, the Fire Giant and the Gold Fury. When killed, they grant the entire team who killed it a powerful damage buff for a medium length of time or a set amount of Gold, respectively. There also exist monsters which do not offer a buff, only experience and gold.
Publisher: Hi-Rez Studios (WW),Tencent Holding Ltd.
Developer: Hi-Rez Studios
Genre: Multiplayer online battle arena
Release :March 25, 2014
You can purchase the game from Amazon for $24.99