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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Very Positive (141 reviews) - 84% of the 141 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (11,146 reviews) - 85% of the 11,146 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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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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Recently Posted
punctsivirgula
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
e ca magicka numa ca are wizard wars acolo si e free si e multiplayer
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treazuspineapple \
( 20.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
not as good as dota
people are less toxic than dota
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DOVAHKIIN
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
need to add controler support
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Ficek
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
even in a PvP version of magicka you still cant swim
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Quimerateck
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 21
wanna play something complicated and rage about it, this is your game boy :3
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TheEcho | Trade.tf
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Sadly, I cannot recommend this game for a few reasons.
My main gripe, is that the inventories are not connected if you have Magicka 1 or 2, making your efforts worthless if you're trying to get some form of bonus for doing the campaign.
My second issue, is the use of only 3 spell slots. If one of the devs reads this, fire the guy who made that choice, as it is not fun to be that limited.

I will, however, recommend this over league of legends, simply because that game is too easy, and I'm one of the brainwashed "Hipsters" trying to get away from the crowd, despite I'm joining an entirely new crowd in doing so.
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Pschride
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
nice game
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Pensialu
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Without healing this game would be awesome. Duels drag for ever because it's so easy to heal and mitigate any damage your opponent dealt. The player that is the best at healing quickly wins regardless of attack and defende skills.
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M0NG0L_P4ND4
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
I had way more hours on my other account from the time this game came out, ive loved it ever since. The free-to-play aspect and balancing system was imaculately done and customization in all aspects was vast. Even today and tonight on a fresh account, I find my self able to reinvite my technique and keep my opponent on their toes, its such a great experience. Please dont shut this game down Paradox, I feel it is a grave mistake and alternative choices are not completely out of the question. Anyone who hasnt tried this game should definitely download it and play along with existing players and pack the servers while theyre still active to show Paradox just how many of us truly love this game, lets give it a big finale as a lasting reminder that a game this unique should exist in the industry, it was in many ways perfect for so many of us. Thanks for so many awesome times, I love this game and I love Paradox for making it and everyone I've played with and against it was an absolute BLAST! *flies back from overcharging a spell* *gets up* cheers "]
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Bamwak
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Fun game to play=)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
48 of 51 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
785.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
I was one of the first players of this game, and supported it at every opportunity I could. Seeing it grow was an inspiring and grand thing to experience. While I never got the blue founder robes (thanks Obama) and there were clear balance issues, this game was astonishing. Even though my hundreds of dollars worth of DLC will soon vanish, and I sit in my green wizard robe, I still believe that money was well spent. I met friends and companions, and found myself in one of the most supportive and loving communities I've ever encountered. So much so that I memorized every single error code so that I could help new players run the game.

Very early on, there was criticism about the ability to call up 3 rather than 5 elements at any given point. Then there were debates over whether an element was "death" or "arcane" (the answer is arcane). Next came issues with servers, as an expert was needed to fix the netcode. Then were concerns of the game being "Pay 2 Win," something it never was. Tragedy struck as wizards soon lost their precious snowballs, but were soon presented with a chest that always mocked my very existence. We lost our gems soon after, only to reclaim them in the end with a new crafting system and masteries. Despite what I know some in the community felt, I thought each update was a step in the right direction for an already masterpiece of a game.

So do I recommend this game?
Yes.
Even when the servers shut down, and you can not play, I believe that this game is worth downloading. Having this game at all is something that you should be proud of.

And to the dev team:
You worked long and hard to make this game, and even after this game ends I will not forget that. It may not have been the huge phenomenon that we all hoped it would rightfully become, but it was to me one of the greatest games I have ever experienced. I wish you all the best in the future!

I guess the only thing I have left to say is this:

glhf
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,038.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Having 1900+ hours, you slow start to learn the basic control of the game. Once you pick up on it, it's quite fun and enjoyable. This is the type of game that speed/skill is the ultimate key. There aren't any OP Gear if you know how to counter act types of elements. There are people that spam different keys, but it can be easily avoided. Another neat feature about the game is the training mode, you get to test different spell combinations before you actually try it in a match. I would relate this game to a capture and destroy.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
This game is amazing... but don't download it.
If it were any other way, I would say go for it, but the game is dying. The devs, Paradox Interactive, have said they will shut down the servers permanently on July 21st. The servers are too costly to keep up. As much as I love this game, don't download it. The amount of time you'll have to play is too short. I instead suggest getting either Wizards of the square tablet or Magicka 1/2. This is pretty similar to the orignal Magicka games (Wizards of the Square Tablet is still good, it's just a much different art style) however this is more arena based, where the Wizards fight each other. You do that in the other games, too, because there is friendly fire & stuff, plus healing spells work on your enemies. Anyways, this game is awesome but can't be played anymore.

Pros
+You can heal enemies as well as teammates
+You can damage enemies as well as teammates
+Mix & Match spell types such as Death, Water, and Fire to create a freaking Darksaber beam
+Get your own little summoned against it's will Imps and customize them
+Different armours and weapons & stuff with different stats such as Immunity to Healing
+In game crafting and leveling system
+Masteries (Leveling) is similar to path of exile, and it's also a great way to get in-game gear
+Lots of references, such as Mjolnir, Mines of More'ea, etc.
+Melee combat as well
+Hilarious game
Cons
-Servers shutting down soon


So yeah, I guess that's it?
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Killed an enemy revived him and killed him again 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
102.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I will miss this game...

It was a balanced, fast paced, team-oriented, intuitive and skill based free-to-play game, with humor all over the place.

I was decent looking, very low spec friendly and definetly not a pay-to-win. Actually, it was impossible to be pay to win, because of the balance system.

Farewell, Wizard Wars...


BLEEEEEIIIGH...!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
235.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Don't close Wizard Wars, please. ^^ This is one of the coolest and funniest game I've ever played.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Very fun game. The only thing I wish was change is exiting the game, I have to go through the menu to exit, and i can't exit in the midle of a game if I *have* to leave. I can't even change the sound volume while in game because they don't let you press "Esc".
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Urr - failed to start game? thx for the help and telling me what to do game :P
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
I had way more hours on my other account from the time this game came out, ive loved it ever since. The free-to-play aspect and balancing system was imaculately done and customization in all aspects was vast. Even today and tonight on a fresh account, I find my self able to reinvite my technique and keep my opponent on their toes, its such a great experience. Please dont shut this game down Paradox, I feel it is a grave mistake and alternative choices are not completely out of the question. Anyone who hasnt tried this game should definitely download it and play along with existing players and pack the servers while theyre still active to show Paradox just how many of us truly love this game, lets give it a big finale as a lasting reminder that a game this unique should exist in the industry, it was in many ways perfect for so many of us. Thanks for so many awesome times, I love this game and I love Paradox for making it and everyone I've played with and against it was an absolute BLAST! *flies back from overcharging a spell* *gets up* cheers "]
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 21
wanna play something complicated and rage about it, this is your game boy :3
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