SMITE: Battleground of the Gods is a third person multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) in which players take on the role of gods or other mythological figures and fight each other in epic arena based combat.
We first covered SMITE when it was coming to Xbox One, expanding the player base from its initial PC release, and they’re now releasing the game for the PS4 system with the addition of a badass subtitle along the way. Perspective is everything in SMITE. Pitting the likes of Thor, Hercules and Poseidon against each other, the overall goals are similar to DoTA or LoL, but the 3rd person perspective adds a sense of immediacy and spectacle to the proceedings. Also, the change of viewpoint allows players to sneak up behind other players and smite em hard while they’re not looking!
SMITE may be yet another MOBA, but it’s certainly not just another MOBA. A satisfying 3rd person brawler that offers a great new perspective on the MOBA genre.