Dota Underlords Review: Original Auto-Battle Game

Auto Battle chess genre is the hottest topic of discussion for all the well-known online streamers. It has given a different gaming experience clubbed with action and strategy to all the gamers around the world. There are three main competitors of this genre namely Auto Chess, Teamfight Tactics, and Dota Underlords. Auto Chess is supreme and most popular among the three but other similar games are also giving tough competition to it. Originally released as Dota Chess, Valve Corporation’s Dota Underlords is one such game that is battling out to reach at the top. Today in this post we are going to give you guys an honest review of Dota Underlords Mobile Game.


We have already given a detailed review of Auto Chess. Make sure to check it because both the storyline and gameplay of Dota Underlords are similar to that of the Auto Chess. You’ve to recruit the heroes, fight the auto battles strategically and march to higher levels. The latter is a more mobile-friendly game than the former because of its smooth gameplay and meaningful tutorials. Dota Underlords doesn’t have a good user interface on the mobile. There are multiple tabs that spread the information and you have to pay constant attention to view the whereabouts. It is a good thing that Valve has stayed original but it makes no sense of not copying the awesome ability to drag and drop while buying pieces. Underlords is not well optimized for mobiles. However, it is still in the initial phase of development and the creators will figure that out.

You can easily play Auto Chess under 1 GB RAM, whereas Underlords will require more than 1.5 GB RAM. When we talk of damage handling strategy, Dota leads Auto Chess by far margin. In Auto Chess, a single unit deals 2 damages, while Underlords can handle the damages by seeing the levels gained by each Hero. Both games have different bonus rules. For Instance, the beast bonus in Underlords buffs all the heroes, whereas in Auto Chess it only buffs the beasts. You can also sharpen your skills by playing this game offline with the AI having 4 levels of difficulty at your own pace.

Unlike the graphics of other auto-battle games, Dota Underlords falls short to impress us. Although Dota heroes look more impressive than the heroes of other games, the animation effect and the background of the gameplay doesn’t grab the attention. However, the sound quality during the gameplay is at the top level. Some devices do experience a bug related to network connection while playing this game.