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.
User reviews: Very Positive (8,796 reviews)
Release Date: May 27, 2014

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"It's Dota 2 where everybody is Invoker. In all seriousness, takes the Magicka formula but makes it competitive. An acquired taste w/ a learning curve."

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May 18

Win Cool Stuff! Read About These Special Magicka 2 Competitions!

In partnership with the wonderful people at we bring you the chance to win some pretty awesome loot!

Prizes on the line:

  • HP Omen Gaming Laptop
  • A signed Magicka cosplay robe, as well as the offer for a lunch with Paradox people!
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  • Magicka 2 Steam keys.

    These goodies are offered in a two-part competition. To find out how to get your hands on these prizes simply follow the link: http://www.claimony.com/wizardchamp

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May 13

Win Gold Crowns in this New-Player-Friendly Tournament!



Do you want to try out the competitive side of Wizard Wars and earn some Gold Crowns (you even get some just for taking part!)? If so check below!

This tournament is community-run and designed especially to be new-player-friendly!

https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/iwl-2vs2-mixed-teams-tournament-new-player-friendly.855591/

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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Pre-Release Review
Good But Hard To combo
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
71.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Invoker is just a kid here.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Never thought that this game would be fun. I got to sit down and learn how to play it properly.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
good game but at the moment i cant join any games doesnt even let me login
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
THIS IS THE REAL SKILL MOBA GAME RIGHT HERE ALL YOU NEED IS SKILLZ
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126 of 138 people (91%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
You can revive people you've already killed and kill them again.
11/10
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95 of 105 people (90%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Lets keep it simple.
- you can kill teamates
- you can heal enimies
- you can kill your own base and lose the game.

11/10
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251 of 331 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Early Access Review
Quas Wex Exort! Oh, wait. Wrong game.
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69 of 78 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
706.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Early Access Review
After more than 620 hours on record, this game is still incredibly fun. The last title to grip me this much was Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory I believe, and we're talking about 2 different worlds here! What I'm saying is it doesn't matter if you're more into FPS, RTS, MMORPG or friggin' bread simulator games - this one can hook anyone and is worth checking out either way!
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57 of 63 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
775.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Early Access Review
Highly competitive fast pased action game, probably one of the best arena team games on steam along with dota 2.
It plays almost like a fighting game during duel mode because its 1v1 bo3, using mix ups, corner pressure, combos to punish your opponent, reads and defense with rock paper scissors, but the difference is everyone is in the same boat, with access to the same spells, the only difference is knowledge, speed, counters, damage combos and position and there is always someone better than you to verse. The skill ceiling is quite high you need to practice your muscle memory, and spell rotations in training mode, and to constantly think about how to punish your opponent for their mistakes, its very challenging and really fun.

The other mode is warfare which is basically the meat and potatoes of the game, its the team portion of the game and is played 4v4, the objective is to stop the opponents from respawning and kill them one last time, this is done either by reducing the tokens to 0 by capping spawn points, killing enemies and letting the tokens drain by maintaining spawn points, or to capture all the spawns on the map in your teams favor and killing them, because without it they cannot respawn. There are a few different maps, maps with 3 spawns, or maps with 4 spawns, as well as some with teleporters to move around the different sections of the map. Its rather simple, but like all good team games, there is lots of depths due to how you position around the map, and how you control your opponents. You and your teammates can come up with different ways to win, maybe by holding more spawn points, and pushing the enemy into an area of the map where they are trapped, or maybe you want to use your healing spells to push through and try to capture somewhere else, by rotating differently everytime, it can get quite complex, but it is really fun and i cant wait to see how the game shapes up in the future, with more maps, more magicks to use (which cost meter by killing people, capturing spawns and slowly going up over time by itsself).

There are different robes to customise your wizard with, and some are quite cool, and the rest rather funny, its Magicka after all. You can also team kill your teammates, which can be funny, and there is a time and place for it. Though it does help with the competitive nature of the game, because you have to be careful and to judge if its best to use particular spells or not.

The community is awesome for the most part, everyone of all levels if you stick around will become invested, and will get to know people who are serious about getting better at the game, or having fun (though this can be seen as negative because the community is so small with a lack of much growth at the moment)

Pros :
8 different spells to master different combos
individuality with the weapons and robes
funny magicka humour
competitive
refreshing new type of f2p game on the market
great community
high skill ceiling

Cons :
high level of entry (you need to invest lots of time to get comfortable)
bad netcode
higher skill cap that most games
small community

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78 of 99 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
64.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Early Access Review
Invoker PvP !
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59 of 70 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Early Access Review
For all you Dota fans, this is game is basically a battle of Invokers with not 3, but 8 elements to combine into spells.
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43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Early Access Review
This game is the perfect test of skill when it comes to videogames. It comes down to two things: muscle-memory and anticipation. In Magicka: Wizard Wars you use the keys QWER and ASDF to chain elements together. Once elements have been "Queued" up, you can decide whether to cast it on yourself, or in front of you.

There are many different "types" of spells such as mines, walls, beams, cones, and wards, and depending on which elements you choose and how you cast them, you could make a steam explosion around you, or a flame cone in front of you, or a geyser rock wall to seperate you from your enemies.

The basic Wizard Wars game is played in a map with two teams of four. The objective is to deny your enemies the ability to spawn by either depleting their spawn tokens, or capturing all the spawn points on the map, preventing the enemies from respawning. Matches can take anywhere from 2 minutes to an hour or more, depending on the skill of the wizards. Sometimes the fights just don't seem to end, because two players can predict each others moves so accurately.

There are endless numbers of magicka-style robes, staves, weapons, and "trinkets" to unlock for your wizard, their appearances ranging from "badass" to "pink" and "why?" There are even chances to get exceptionally rare items, like my golden merfolk robe that has a blue magikarp for the hood. Yes, as in the pokemon.

Every item gives you the opportunity to change your playstyle: Robes, Staves, and Trinkets alter your affinities for each spell, lending more power to different elements. Weapons offer different melee attacks, and sometimes have elemental properties, like adding flame or frost to your strikes.

Overall, MWW is one of the best, most well-polished games I've ever played on steam, regardless of the early access tag. Nothing is overpowered, nothing is underpowered, Every match is a unique experience, filled with unique wizards. The only thing this game needs is more players. So please, give Wizard Wars a try. If you find yourself being pummeled each and every match, ask someone for help, or practice memorizing your favorite spells in the training grounds. You'll get it in no time.
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44 of 52 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
579.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Early Access Review
10^/10

I absolutely love this game, its intriget, fast paced, dynamic, and once you get past the "spam-random-spells-stage" there are tons of strategi, and mind games going on.
if you are wondering what the game is like, Think 4v4 Invoker (from dota 2, just with around 672 spells + 4 changeable "overdrive spells", )
If you worry about the game being pay to win, then worry not! there is little to non power difference between the different items, they mostly cater to different tastes in playstyle, instead of actual power. the item system is quite complicated :)
if you are new and want some tips, or consider the game to bothersom to learn, then i would recommend watching Argotha's videos they might be outdated but i keep coming back to several of the lessons i learned in the videos.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ofnQNB2RS0&list=PL86SCofq5e2bcJM_Uw4KPfwKKY4CYndhp

Have fun, and i hope to see you in magicka!

Edit: Btw the game is entirely skill based. random luck will rarely work against anyone except New - Intermediate players.
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45 of 57 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
41.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Early Access Review
I played original Magicka and I wanted to play with other humans. Now I can !!!

Pros:
  • Good business model
  • Well balanced = if you are really good player, you can defeat almost everyone
  • Multiplayer is always awesome !
  • Daily mystery chest with goodies
  • Customizations = much more than original Magicka
  • Specification = similar to point before. You can be fire mage if you want :).
  • Free to play = Free to try :)
Cons:
  • Maybe expensive micro-transactions = robe for 5 Euros for example - of course this is in my point of view
  • Bugs - but minor (early access here so no wonder :) )
  • Things can change (bait and switch) - rather not buy something because you bought for some reason and it can be change dramatically until game is released - of course it is all on you, but I will wait until release.
So overall, not bad. Cons are almost non existing. Thumbs up for this awesome game :).
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59 of 81 people (73%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Early Access Review
Ever wanted to be Harry Potter? well, in this game you can't.

But you can be a wizard tho, and that's cool.

So go and play it, and probably get rekt the first 20 matches.

At least.. thats what happened to me..

BUT HOW EVER ITS A GOOD GAME

Dumbledore rated this game 10/10

Have fun!
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36 of 44 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1,625.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
10/10 game :)

It takes a long time to master the controls but once you do you will get hooked :)
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48 of 67 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Early Access Review
Good game but if you see gold around someone's picture you better use the op alt+f4 combo before the game starts.
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37 of 51 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
100.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Pre-Release Review
Mordor! 11/10 Would kill my teammates again xD
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Wasn't expecting to find such a fun game.
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