Magicka: Wizard Wars is a Spellcasting Action PvP game with the humor and the dynamic realtime spell system of Magicka. Players form teams of four and blaze their way across the battlefield, combining magical elements on the fly to create hundreds of spell combinations with wildly varying effects.
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Release Date: May 27, 2014

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April 21

Important Update Regarding Magicka: Wizard Wars


It’s with regret that we have to announce that we will be closing down our servers for Magicka: Wizard Wars as of July 21st 2016.

When the decision came to halt development on the game we left the servers open so that our small but passionate player base could still continue to enjoy the game as it was, we hope that this has been a fun time for you all (the odd server gremlin aside)! Unfortunately though we have reached the point where we can’t economically justify to continue running the costly server infrastructure. To make things clear, these last 9 months haven’t been a money-making exercise for us (for the most part server costs weren’t covered) we simply wanted to let those of you who loved the game play for as long as was possible.


Wizard Wars was a project close to our hearts, and although the original Dev team are now working on other projects within the Paradox organization We still have fond memories!


How will the shutdown work?


  • Servers will remain open for a period of 3 months from today.

  • Shortly before this post all items/bundles with a real-money cost have been removed or converted to be purchased with in-game crowns only.

  • We will do our best to introduce any old content we have collecting dust in our archives, so you may see some new bits and pieces appearing (Not 100%, depends on work needed, we will try though!).

Should you have boosters active that expire AFTER 21st July 2016 please contact our support (www.paradoxplaza.com/support) and we can look into refunds where appropriate.

Finally a big thanks from all of us who’ve worked on the project, to you, the fans. The passion and feedback from you throughout the whole development of the game has been nothing short of awesome!

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December 15, 2015

Magicka 2 Receives Deadly Furious Ice in New "Ice, Death, and Fury" DLC



STOCKHOLM — Dec. 15, 2015 — Paradox Interactive, a publisher of games for chill people, today released “Ice, Death, and Fury” for Magicka 2, a new DLC set which adds all new ways to play with your combustible companions. The DLC, which contains ice, death, and fury in a broad variety of styles and combinations, is available today for Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs, and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

Magicka 2, the critically exclaimed game that lets you spell “success” using electrified healing steam, can be played in brand-new game modes using the new DLC, and also challenges players to new boss fights and new questionable fashion advice with a new set of robes and weapons. To get “Ice, Death, and Fury,” visit https://www.paradoxplaza.com/magicka-2-ice-death-and-fury

Icy what we did here in this new video sneak peek:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EysTIISb-cw&feature=youtu.be

Magicka 2 brings players a vampire-free co-op action experience, featuring a creative spellcasting system where eight elements can be combined to generate a massive variety of destructive and occasionally productive effects. In the new “Ice, Death, and Fury” DLC set, new challenges and gameplay features have been added to the game, including:

Meet the New Bosses: Do battle with all-new standalone boss encounters, such as Insane Maxi, Mr. Carrot, and The Great Porkolino!!

Be On your Midgard: Use your cunning, creativity, and human-shield friends to survive new scenarios such as “Protect the King,” “Troll Cave,” “Darkness,” and “Old Wizards”

The Robe Warriors: Wear some sweet new wizard robes and weapons, including the “Death Apprentice Robe,” the “Crow Staff,” the “Robe of Riviera,” and a pearl-handled revolver, “Ol’ Trusty Rusty”

For more information on Magicka 2, visit www.Magicka2.com

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Reviews

“Wizard Wars’ strength is that it’s chaotic duels are immediately fun…”
PC Gamer

“I don’t think anything else has quite gripped me in the same way this year.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“THE GRIM REAPER’S HERE!!! OH GOD!”
Yogscast

About This Game

Magicka: Wizard Wars is a Spellcasting Action PvP game with the humor and the dynamic realtime spell system of Magicka. Players form teams of four and blaze their way across the battlefield, combining magical elements on the fly to create hundreds of spell combinations with wildly varying effects.

Each player can personalize their wizard with unique gear and Magicks, complete with tongue-in-cheek references to popular media and current events.
 
With friendly fire, short rounds and unpredictable strategies, Wizard Wars gives both novice players and experienced MOBA veterans a unique tactical depth in every encounter.

The time is now to get up, gear up and go to war!

  • 3 Game modes: 4-on-4 team play, 1-on-1 Duel Mode, and the brand new Soul Harvest mode that allows 4-on-4 team play with base defense and NPC battles.
  • Fight intense battles - Co-op spellcasting, wielding fire and dragons as your weapons.
  • Show your skills in fast-paced action, dynamically choose your spells on the fly to counter your opponents’ attacks.
  • Friendly fire is in full effect, staying true to the Magicka tradition of “accidentally” killing your friends.
  • 100 Robes, Staves, Skins, Weapons and your Humor of choice, 100s more to come – Be the Wizard you want to be!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800 / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater OR on-board (integrated): Intel HD 3000/4000 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512Mb Nvidia GeForce 440 / AMD Radeon 5670 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
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Sphex
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
I like this game so much, but i have lag :(
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Deathbomb
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Eh, its pretty good, but i'm not a big fan.
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beryltech
( 24.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
Big ladder of skill progression
Well made
Great humour
Feels classic and pop


Cons
Few players = long ques
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The Shark
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
Even if I didn't spend much time in this game, I find it very sad to see this game go. An unique skill based MOBA game that was fun to play, but difficult to master. All spells you could create that counter each other. Something I have never experienced in any other game. I may not spend the next 3 months on this game, but it will still be a piece of my gaming history as one of the most random, hilarious, ragebuilding, fun and enjoyable game I have ever played.
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gold_moregold
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Fun game to play.

It's a shame they're gonna pull the plug on this, come July.
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budmustang
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
For those that did get into it, it seems like they're a fairly happy bunch but for me...

Several crashes to desktop and they're pulling the plug shortly. Not worth getting into if you already haven't.
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dgcampbe
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
If Paradox Interactive does not want to or can not monetize this game any more, they should release the game files to the public domain so that this games legacy can live on. It's not like Paradox is going to make any money from their work if they shut down the severs permanently. I urge Paradox to create a Github account and upload the game client and server source (if it is that simple [I don't know if it is, I am not a good enough programmer, yet]). The source is doing Paradox no good sitting in a damp basement, decaying.

If anyone reads this reveiw, just download the game before June 21, 2016 and play at least play a couple hours of a game headed straight to the graveyard. After that date, you can NEVER play the game EVER again. No new players will enjoy this game after that date. It is a scary thought.

I started playing the moment I say what was happening (I heard a month after the news broke). Just press the download button!! Just do it! Later, it will be too late!!

P.S. Paradox, please just release this game's assets to the public. Thanks. I know Paradox will probably never do it, but I asked nicely. :)
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MirocJ
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
Great game, sad to see it go, will stay forever in my memories.
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Mage Ranger
( 61.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
I just found out that the servers will soon be shutting down.
All I can say is that it's going to be sad to have this game gone.
It honestly was a cool game. Sure, wasn't the best and had it's downs, but it was good overall.

Proud to have been here since the Alpha version of the game.
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One Boop Man
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
I've had some fun with it and am really sad to see it go since i always felt it had extreme potential.
I'm reccomending you play this atleast once before it goes cause it'S actually really fun if you're into action/strategy/fast paced combat with super cool magic and really funny gameplay sometimes.
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The Heat Miser
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 21
Does this game still have servers still? I feel it shouldn't.
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Caerulean
( 405.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
Best game you'll never play. :3

"Is this the end?" the in-game commentator would say, and sadly after months of being busy with life, I've finally come back to the game only to be greeted with this stabbing news. It's the kind of pain you get when you're mind is set to defend against elemental attacks, but then your opponent is close enough to you to kill you with their blade, and you don't have an Earth ward on. Ouch.

Honestly, I've never seen combat like this. I mean I don't play a lot of games, but I'm so glad to have found this one, and it's free! It's that Harry-Potter-like duelling kind of game we've never had. Now we'll all be missing the awesome satisfaction you get when your opponents are beaming at you and you put up a barrier and they all get knocked down; when they're coming at you with fire sprays and you cast out a massive splash which, not only 'cures your burn' but also pushes away your pursuer(s); when you go all "You shall not pass!" with a centered Earth cast and they drop to the ground on their butts or backs; when you place that four-charge area spell so perfectly that it secures your win or turns the tide of war; or when you freeze your target and successfully pulls off the inevitable insta-kill shattering - these moments you've had with friends and strangers alike will be gone, but will long be cherished.

People would not recommend because of the flawed management, the discontinued development and now the coming end, or the bugs, glitches, and whatnot. But I'd say: Go and enjoy the game while we still have it. :)

Truly yours,
Cerulien the Blue Wizard
That guy who likes escaping near-death experiences with water mines and walls and splashing himself away from his foes; and he knows he's not the only one ;)

P.S. I'll keep on hoping that this game will come back to life again... one day.
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Bouncing Ballsy Ball
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
Alright, played the game like 2 years ago then it was revamped so I decided to take a look again.

First Match, 4v4
On my team all noobs, lvl 1 playing for the first time.
On the enemy team all players max level, in a clan.

The game was like, walk and die.


So...

Really?

Does not worth the installation.
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sparkling eyes
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Game will be closed in July.
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Zark101
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
it does not work for me
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rk
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 19
like playing invoker, but it's balanced
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thunderfire123
( 528.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Product received for free
Great game, saddly being shut down due to lack of players. Really hope it comes back one day.
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NeOnly
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Хм... Игра затянула сразу!!! Этот божественный геймплей!!! Но, по началу думал, что игра - ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥о и ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ать не буду, но... случилось чудо!!! Лишь стоило мне погрузиться в эту игру (хватило 2-х часов) я сразу понял в какую ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ попал. Скилы, комбинации, персы, прокачка, перки, донат, всё сочетается в этой игре. (хоть побомжевал и скачал бесплатно) :3 Но надеюсь, что и сюжет будет не хуже!
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Furrek
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
It's a real shame that Magicka: Wizard Wars will be closed up very soon. I just recently started to play it and I'm sure that there will be again next time, at least until servers will close. I haven't explored worlds in Magicka 1 and 2 but even tho decided to start my adventure with this one. Maybe at begin I was confused and making spells to fight another wizards was hard, but after few matches I started to get into it. It's probably the best game with spellcasting, where only your gaming skills and how fast you can cast spells (and counter spells) are important. There are some levels, items you can unlock and wear on yourself. I really love hawaii robe! I also love that tips section when you are killed - it shows not only combination of spell enemy used but also how you can counter it next time. It's really fun multiplayer game, I didn't even had trouble finding people to play together. It's free, so try it before it will close up.
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wawa
( 95.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Product received for free
Its finally gone...
They shut down the servers. This game was 10/10 fun... why don't they put a price on this? Community would be reborn.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
288.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
The server will be closed in 3 months, finally it's time to do a review. This game is by no means perfect, it has glitches and bugs here and there, and the server is a bit laggy. But as a player who haven't paid anything for the game, the game did leave me a fond memory and give some great MOBA experience.

R.I.P, MWW.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
-Became a wizard
-Fought in a war




10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Product received for free
This game need to much skill @_@
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Product received for free
Awesome game, stuffed with easter eggs and funny jokes, bugs here and there, but who is perfect? You became a wizard, some guys spend five years learning to become a master of the wizards, but for new players is something like a wizard potato(if you are a noob and start a game you automatically became a mashed potatos, is pretty cool [ i'm hungry, wait a minute]).....
.....
..... one minute later
.....
..... as I was saying, you became a wizard..... ok, I have spoken about it.... hmm..... it's a free game, so, family can play without higher expenses, it has an interesting way of playing MOBA, is free, but his time in this world is gone. So, I have nothing more to talk about


Pros:

- Awesome game
- Great MOBA experience
- Became a wizard, maybe a master of the Wizards or maybe like a wizard potato

Against:

-Not easy to learn, five years to become a master of Wizards
-Has no longer, R.I.P.

obs: The close is in July, so, run to ensure your copy
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
95.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Product received for free
Its finally gone...
They shut down the servers. This game was 10/10 fun... why don't they put a price on this? Community would be reborn.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
528.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Product received for free
Great game, saddly being shut down due to lack of players. Really hope it comes back one day.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
It's a real shame that Magicka: Wizard Wars will be closed up very soon. I just recently started to play it and I'm sure that there will be again next time, at least until servers will close. I haven't explored worlds in Magicka 1 and 2 but even tho decided to start my adventure with this one. Maybe at begin I was confused and making spells to fight another wizards was hard, but after few matches I started to get into it. It's probably the best game with spellcasting, where only your gaming skills and how fast you can cast spells (and counter spells) are important. There are some levels, items you can unlock and wear on yourself. I really love hawaii robe! I also love that tips section when you are killed - it shows not only combination of spell enemy used but also how you can counter it next time. It's really fun multiplayer game, I didn't even had trouble finding people to play together. It's free, so try it before it will close up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
If Paradox Interactive does not want to or can not monetize this game any more, they should release the game files to the public domain so that this games legacy can live on. It's not like Paradox is going to make any money from their work if they shut down the severs permanently. I urge Paradox to create a Github account and upload the game client and server source (if it is that simple [I don't know if it is, I am not a good enough programmer, yet]). The source is doing Paradox no good sitting in a damp basement, decaying.

If anyone reads this reveiw, just download the game before June 21, 2016 and play at least play a couple hours of a game headed straight to the graveyard. After that date, you can NEVER play the game EVER again. No new players will enjoy this game after that date. It is a scary thought.

I started playing the moment I say what was happening (I heard a month after the news broke). Just press the download button!! Just do it! Later, it will be too late!!

P.S. Paradox, please just release this game's assets to the public. Thanks. I know Paradox will probably never do it, but I asked nicely. :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Fun game to play.

It's a shame they're gonna pull the plug on this, come July.
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Invoker: The Game
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
>dueling friend
>friend's things all focused on one element
>make a ward against that element
>enjoy friend wondering why I won't die
>friend uninstalled the game
And that's why I play alone now
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
71.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Fun game. Sad to see it go.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
75.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Great amazing game. This is one of the best me and my friends have played. Sucks to see it go since this is one of the best pvp games out there.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
A fun game where basically everyone is Invoker from Dota. Incredibly skill based, fast, and fun. Cool that its free to play too, as the other Magicka games were buy to play.

Oyunun Türkçe İncelemesi:http://www.soaesport.com/magicka-wizard-wars-incelemesi/
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Just downloaded it yesterday.

Enjoying it very much, and then i realized the news said will be closing the server in 3 months.

I guess, for these 3 months, i will play it A LOT
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
I hate it when enemies counter the only spell I know how to use.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
They're taking the game down soon... so get as much fun out of it as you can before it closes.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Right now, i wouldnt recommend this game but don't get me wrong this game is amazing.
It combines the magicka spell system with moba gameplay which makes it almost totally skill based.
Sure there are items in the game but it barely boosts your stats so you need skill, strategy and teamwork to win.
But the problem is, they stopped development for this game last year and Paradox has completely forgotten this gameafter moving on to Magicka 2. A lot of players dropped this game, including me, after the massive decrease in players.
It would take around 10-25 minutes to solo queue for a match, and a lot of people would rather use that time to play some other game. However, its still a fun and free moba and best of all its not p2w
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
I have no idea what I'm doing, and you probably won't either. But this game is amazing, and every living being should be playing this. There are tons of different spell combinations, even more than Invoker from Dota 2. You can build walls and barriers to protect from spells and projectiles, counter an enemy's element or reduce the damage taken from it by casting wards on yourself; the possibilities are endless!

Like, seriously. Get it. Now.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny