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League Of Legends Review
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Posted: 20 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


In League of Legends you battle enemies and other players in online arenas. You choose a champion with unique abilities and battle to destroy another human or computer-controlled team's base. Other modes vary the challenge with specific objectives, rules, and maps.

At the start of each match, players start relatively weak but can improve by collecting items and experience while playing. Different types of player-characters lead to different strategies for play. Gaining levels in matches unlock their champion's special abilities and augment them in a number of unique ways. If a champion loses all their health, they are defeated but are automatically revived in their base after enough time passes. As you play more and more games you earn levels that unlocked additional content and abilities.

It is a very popular game with related merchandise, toys, accessories, and apparel. It has an active and widespread competitive esport scene. The 2019 League of Legends World Championship had over 100 million unique viewers and a minimum prize pool of US$2.5 million that featured a collaboration between Riot Games and Louis Vuitton.

League of Legends: Wild Rift is an upcoming version for iOS, Android, Xbox, PlayStation and Switch.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 27/10/2009

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Action, Fighting, Role-Playing and Strategy

Developer: Riot Games (@RiotGames)


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Duration: It takes between 20 minutes and 50 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: You can play this with 10 players online. Most game modes are played with two teams of five although some special modes adjust this sometimes.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online. In-game currency in purchased with real money to unlock champions, champion skins, ward skins, summoner icons, emotes, and certain multi-game boosts. An additional currency, Influence Points, is earned by playing can also unlock these items.

Hextech Chests are one of the items you can purchase and give a random chance of different materials and currency to unlock champions and outfits. Masterwork Chests can be purchased to offer a random cosmetic item.

The following items can be purchased via chests or directly:
  • Champions: Instead of having all the champions unlocked, you will start with 10 champions temporarily unlocked known as the free champion rotation, with options to unlock more using BE icon Blue Essence or RP icon RP.
  • Skins and Chromas: You can unlock different appearances for Champions using RP.
  • Rune pages: You can buy additional rune pages with BE icon BE or RP icon RP.
  • Boosts: You can unlock a limited-time boost to your experience points using RP.
  • Pre-Paid Cards: You can redeem prepaid cards for Riot Points.
  • Bundles: Groups of different store items bundled together, usually with a reduced price compared to buying the items individually or exclusive content unavailable outside the bundle.
  • Special Bonuses: If you have a promo code, you will be able to redeem it in the store.

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Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

In the US, ESRB state: Players control animal- and human-like warriors who use swords, arrows, guns, and magic attacks to kill opponents' minions in melee-style combat. Higher kill counts result in additional achievements (e.g., “levelling up”). Battles are accompanied by slashing sounds, colourful projectiles, and red blood splashes; one vampire warrior's attacks cause larger blood-pooling effects. A variety of female characters are depicted in form-fitting outfits that expose mild cleavage; suggestive jokes can occasionally be heard in the dialogue (e.g., “Sorry boys, I keep the fuzzy cuffs at home,” “Is that a rocket in your pocket?” and “For only $2.95 a minute, I'll leave you breathless.”). One playable character drinks frequently from an oversized cask, slurring phrases such as “The only time I have a drinking problem is when I spill it”; his Drunken Rage ability can be used to reduce inflicted damage. A few sequences also include warriors with lit cigarettes/smoking pipes.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our League Of Legends Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@RiotGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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