After a long "closed" beta period, Dota 2 is finally out, so if you lived in a cave and couldn't find anyone to give you an invite, you can now sign up for free
and play it. While reviewing a game that, realistically, has been out for ages might seem like a weird thing to do, I still meet a lot of people who have no idea what it's about and whether they'd be interested in it, so I thought I'd take a crack at explaining the basics and why I play it to the exclusion of anything else.
If you're a PC gamer and you take your multiplayer games seriously, then you probably want to check this game out. But be warned - it has a steep learning curve, and with the average game time around the 45 minute mark, it is a huge time sink. But it makes the joy of executing the perfect team fight with your friends all the sweeter.
Check out our Dota 2 review
for an in-depth look at this excellent free-to-play PC title from Valve Software.