Vainglory 5V5 is the latest version of the popular downloadable mobile MOBA, Vainglory that was originally released on the 16th November 2014 for iOS and Android devices. Developed by Super Evil Megacorp, a team that’s only ever been known for Vainglory, but has constantly been updating it regularly to keep the average player coming back time and time again. In Vainglory 5V5, it takes away from the usual gameplay of 3V3 and focuses on the classic MOBA style of 5 players versus 5 other players, just like other popular MOBA titles, such as Dota 2.
How to Download Vainglory 5V5
To download Vainglory 5V5 click on the link below the review. You can enjoy the game on Android and iOS devices. The download is available on Amazon, Google Play, and App Store. Word is the game’s also coming to PC and will become ready for play on Windows and macOS-based machines.
The Game Review
Visually, Vainglory 5V5 is one of the best-looking mobile games available to mobile gamers, even more so when it comes to the mobile MOBA genre. All visually designed with a fantasy theme in mind, each character has a unique fantasy-design motif to them that makes them befitting of the overall theme of the game. On top of this, the overall aesthetics of the game has great detail that helps to make the game look like one of the best-looking mobile games out on the market right now.
In Vainglory 5V5, you and a team of four other players must pick and choose from a selection of over 40 different characters to play with for an entire game against a similar team. Each character has a different role, such as damage or support, but at no point are you required to stick to a set plan.
All five members of your team have the freedom to pick their favourite character along with the role they fill and providing you can out-skill your opponent, that’s all that matters. After picking a character, you are thrust into the game, where it plays just like your average 5V5 MOBA.
On the map, there are three lanes and a jungle. To win you and your team have to destroy the main building at the base of your opponents’ field, while at the same time defending your own. During the match, you can level up your character, pick and choose what abilities to upgrade, and farm for gold, as you need to buy new and improved gear as the match goes on.
The controls are simple, and simply have you tap on the screen to where you want to run to and then once more you can tap on your abilities to use them at will. Every single time the game mode is the same in Vainglory 5V5, but because of just how much variety and skill goes into a MOBA, no match will ever be the same.
In terms of comparisons, Vainglory 5V5 has clearly taken a lot of its inspiration from other popular 5V5 MOBA games that are popular in the market. Games such as Heroes of the Storm, Dota 2, and League of Legends have a lot of the same mechanics that are seen in Vainglory 5V5 and shows off how much the mobile title has taken from these popular titles.
Anyone that loves a good MOBA title or simply wants one to play without too much stress, Vainglory 5V5 is a great game to pick up. With the game being exclusively a mobile title, it lends itself to more casual gameplay, while still being competitive all at the same time if that’s what you’re looking for.
- One of the best-looking mobile games out there
- Easy to learn and satisfying gameplay
- Plenty of variety with the selection of characters
- An ideal role for every type of player
- Controls can be a bit frustrating if you’re used to keyboard and mouse
- Not much in the way of communicating with your team