SMITE is a 3D Action MOBA that differentiates itself from most of its kind by joining the camera view to your God's third person view. All skills are skill shots (i.e. require aiming and can be dodged) and the ultimate goal of destroying your enemy's base is made more difficult due to the 'base' being a giant powerful minotaur that fights back! Multiple match modes exist consisting of 1v1 to 5v5 and everything in between with a roster of over 60 gods at Season 2's start.
Complex Jungle: Between the three core lanes you will find a complex, foggy, and winding jungle path ideal for unexpected battles, farming jungle monsters for buffs/gold, and all powerful objectives that can give a team the advantage needed to finish a match.
Mythological Lore: All playable characters are based on actual deities from various ancient cultures, with skills matching their lore to add further flavor to characters.
Minotaur System: Players ultimate goal is to defeat the enemy minotaur. However the more towers and phoenixs (respawning fire birds that give aid to enemy minions once defeated) still standing factor into the Minotaur's overall power. This ensures teams will have to push multiple lanes to stand a chance of defeating him.
Gold System: Players collect gold from standing near minions as they die, last hitting minions, and killing or assisting in killing enemy players. This can be used in the current match to purchase items to bolster your god's base stats as well as unlock unique abilities.
Variety of Gods: Eight pantheons, with the Japanese pantheon being added this year. From Ares to Bacchus, Susano to Freya and more! Faithfully recreated and the game includes the lore behind them to understand where they came from.