Ignite your spark with Magic 2014 — Duels of the Planeswalkers! With over 12 million fans, discover what makes Magic: The Gathering the world’s premier trading card game. Become a Planeswalker and travel the planes of existence unleashing a torrent of spells and creatures to devastate your opponents.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,802 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 26, 2013

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Buy Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers Special Edition

The Special Edition includes - Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014, the soundtrack, 5 desktop wallpapers, the "Return to Ravnica" eBook and 10 Foil Conversions.

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Includes 5 items: Magic 2014 - Deck Pack 1, Magic 2014 - Deck Pack 2, Magic 2014 - Deck Pack 3, Magic 2014 - Expansion Pack, Magic 2014 — Duels of the Planeswalkers

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Includes 47 items: Magic 2014 — Duels of the Planeswalkers, Magic 2014 - Expansion Pack, Magic 2014 “Firewave” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Firewave” Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 “Masks of the Dimir” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Masks of the Dimir” Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 “Enter the Dracomancer” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Enter the Dracomancer” Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 “Hunter’s Strength” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Hunter’s Strength” Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 “Avacyn’s Glory” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Avacyn’s Glory” Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 “Mind Maze” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Mind Maze” Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 “Deadwalkers” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Deadwalkers” Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 “Chant of Mul Daya” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Chant of Mul Daya” Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 “Sliver Hive” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Sliver Hive” Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 “Guardians of Light” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Guardians of Light” Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 "Dodge and Burn" Deck Key, Magic 2014 "Dodge and Burn" Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 "Lord of Darkness" Deck Key, Magic 2014 "Lord of Darkness" Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 "Hall of Champions" Deck Key, Magic 2014 "Hall of Champions" Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 "Sylvan Might" Deck Key, Magic 2014 "Sylvan Might" Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 "Sword of the Samurai" Deck Key, Magic 2014 "Sword of the Samurai" Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 - Deck Pack 1, Magic 2014 - Deck Pack 2, Magic 2014 - Deck Pack 3, Magic 2014 “Hunting Season” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Hunting Season” Foil Conversion, Deck Unlock - “Enchanter's Arsenal”, Foil Conversion - “Enchanter's Arsenal”, Deck Unlock - “Up to Mischief”, Foil Conversion - “Up to Mischief”, Magic 2014 “Bounce and Boon” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Bounce and Boon” Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 “Warsmith” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Warsmith” Foil Conversion, Magic 2014 “Unfinished Business” Deck Key, Magic 2014 “Unfinished Business” Foil Conversion

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"If you've ever wanted to learn to play Magic The Gathering, this is the best place to start. cheap and fun."

Special Edition

The Special Edition includes the following:

  • Magic: The Gathering 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers Base Game
  • Soundtrack: Planar themes and the licensed I Fight Dragons song as MP3s
  • Wallpapers: 5 desktop wallpapers; in multiple sizes
  • eBook: “Return To Ravnica” novella in PDF format
  • 10x Foil Conversions. Early access to foiled cards for the 10 Base game decks

About This Game

Ignite your spark with Magic 2014 — Duels of the Planeswalkers!

With over 12 million fans, discover what makes Magic: The Gathering the world’s premier trading card game.

Become a Planeswalker and travel the planes of existence unleashing a torrent of spells and creatures to devastate your opponents. Prove yourself in combat against Chandra Nalaar—a fiercely independent Planeswalker with an affinity for fire and quick temper—then battle your way through the planes to face the mysterious villain trying to pull Chandra’s strings.

Explore the rich storyline of Magic 2014 and fire up your game:
  • The best way to learn to play Magic: A detailed tutorial makes it easy to get started.
  • Deck building: Open virtual booster packs of Magic cards to build decks and battle in single-player and multiplayer modes.
  • Hours of game play: Discover 10 new decks, each with many new cards to unlock, plus campaigns to complete, encounters to overcome, and challenges to decipher.

Key Features:

  • 10 decks; each with cards to unlock
  • 250+ cards unlockable through gameplay
  • Single player Campaign across the planes of Shandalar, Ravnica, Alara, Innistrad and Zendikar; plus 11 revenge matches
  • 4 Deadly opponents, including the Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar
  • Multiplayer modes; including Two-Headed giant and custom games
  • Sealed Play Mode; introduces deck building
  • 10 puzzling challenges

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU (Pentium 4 or equivalent)
    • Memory: 1GB RAM (2GB for Vista and Windows 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB HDD
    • Video Card: 512MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with Pixelshader 3.0 support
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or later
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional: Local Co-op requires a controller
Helpful customer reviews
43 of 45 people (96%) found this review helpful
768.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
much better than magic 2015. magic 2015 might have full blown deck building, but you may only have one mythic rare in a deck of a card. magic 2015 is too regulated.

magic 2014 has 2 headed giant. that is the most popular online gameplay style. i have at this post over 700 hours put in this game. the games can take as long as LoL games to play.

if you are looking to start to play MTG, i recommend magic 2014 only.

one downside is playing with bounce and boon with mul daya. simply because there is no way to shorten the life counting. drop the avenger card you might as well have dinner while that is going on.

do everyone a favor and TURN OFF DAMAGE EFFECTS. that delays the game as well.
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
77.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
I have never played Magic the card game, nor any of the inspired video games. I've always had some interest in it, but the cost of getting the cards and having to learn how to actually play the game was always a deterrent.

Then came along a Steam sale, and I bought this game having read that this is one of the best places to learn how to play the game for beginners. And I'm glad I did. At the moment I am over 20 hours into Magic 2014 and enjoying it inmensely. This while not even having tried online gaming, nor the expansion which I bought in the bundle, or a "closed deck' game. As a matter of fact I don't even know what a "closed deck" game means, since I'm re-playing the campaign trying to unlock cards for the different sets. Again, this while being over 20 hours in the game.

To concur with the other reviews: this is a fantastic place to learn how to play the game for beginners. The tutorial explains everything perfectly. As you go further into the campaign you will have cards with certain attributes which weren't explained in the tutorial, and with a simple mouse-click on the card you can see what it does. I'm surprised how easily it was to learn how to play Magic to be honest.

Replayability is necessary to unlock most of the cards. Considering the enemies in the campaign play the same way every time, one might think this becomes boring. For me this couldn't be further from the truth. I am actually enjoying replaying the campaign with different sets. Since you play with different cards, you'll have to rethink your strategy and despite the AI playing the same order of cards every time (I don't think this is the case for bosses though) it still becomes a new experience with every set.

As I said, I have never played Magic nor it's videogames, as such I can not judge this game by looking at other offerings and seeing what the 2014 version does worse (or better) than other versions. I can only tell that my experience with this game has been a very good one, and I would easily recommend it to anybody.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
265.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
As an ex-paper magic player, this game is great. It helped me get back into MTG, and it's a cheap alternative (if a bit limited) to playing the real thing, even cheaper when you grab it on a sale. Sure, there are annoying bugs like games getting stuck here and there, but all in all it's a very solid MTG experience.

Imo it's very much worth its money for both beginners and returning players to hone their skills and get a feel for the game.
Also the 2 vs. 2 mode is just awesome! Big recommendation!
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
56.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
With 50+ hours of gameplay and all acheivements unlocked, I think I can provide a decent insight to Magic 2014 - Dules of the Planeswalkers. If you're a new player to M:tG, this is a great place to learn the very basic gameplay and mechanics of the game. You'll be exposed to cards from the very first sets all the way up to now. The game will have you unlock decks and stronger cards by facing other Planeswalkers. Deck construction is a bit limited, but with a pool of about 80 cards per deck, you should be able to come up with a few strategies for each of them. It's a great place to start if you don't want to pour money into the physical card game or Wizards of the Coast's Magic Online. Diehard fans may be a bit dissappointed with the game on the whole considering how broad and intense Magic can be outside of DoTP, but this game balances out the power curves you'll see in standard Magic: the Gathering play. You can add your own creativity in the Sealed Deck mode which enables you to build a 40-card deck from semi-radomized packs. You may have to switch your strategy as you play this mode, as you'll face different opponents who have different strategies. You won't get blown out by Pro decks, but watch out for the DLC decks as they are more powerful. You can join forces with your friends to face other AI Planeswalkers (which you can higher or lower in difficulty) or other human players. Overall, it's a great way to scratch the surface of a very in-depth game, hone your skills, and discover cards that could change the way your physical decks operate.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
Being new to Magic the Gathering, this was not only very helpful but also very fun. Thanks to Boogie2988 I was able to start getting into a game that I thought would be to hard for me to understand. Although I am not good at the game yet, I am still able to have fun which makes it that much better when I finally beat a Planeswalker. Would recommend this to players of all diffuculties!
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
299.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
best game cards i've ever encountered , 2hg best way to do it , team work
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
308.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
A great Gateway to Physical Magic, or a cheap Alternitive, if a bit limited.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
While an awesome game, I find some of its aspects frustrating. These include the lack of freedom when building decks and playing them in sealed mode and the lack of freedom when choosing which creature to cast a spell on (in some cases, the settings prevent moves that may otherwise have been effective in a real-world game of magic). Overall though, still great fun and I would recommend this to those who love magic. Especially good for those who want to get practice.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Slight improvement over Duels 2013, paying for each individual sealed deck slot is a blatant cash grab though.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
96.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2014
Best magic game so far.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Very good game for beginners who have little to no experience playing Magic. Wouldn't recommend for experienced players. I bought this in order to learn how to play Magic, and it has done a fine job in teaching me.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Not as fun as playing with actual cards in your hands, but if you're looking for a quick Magic fix, get this game!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
For newcomers to MTG, this is a MUCH better choice over DotP 2015.

Pros:

-Makes learning the game very easy.
-Multiplayer is alright.
-Moddable. Now I can play Tinker Vintage combo against the all powerful Shadowborn Apostle deck !
-Campaign is a decent length (to me)
-The challenges/scenarios makes me think on a solution with the given resources, which has even taught me more tips and tricks when playing.

Cons:

-No proper deckbuilding.
-The insane amount of DLCs.

Again, for newcomers to Magic, this is a great option to learn the game with ease. Do NOT get DotP 2015.

For those who are already experienced with MTG, it is still an alright game to play once in a while, though you probably won't get much out of it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
138.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I must admit, I've been an avid MTG player since the Urza's Saga block of what must be 98-99. Enjoyed, invested, traded, and sold quite a lot till 2004, participated in tournaments (all bit rather casually, never broke any charts), and sold most of my real card collection afterwards. With hindsight I shouldn't have, cause MTG never really leaves you. When I got gifted this game for father's day I immediately fell in love with MTG again, I knew again why I loved this game so much.

Luckily I didn't sell everything, so it was only a matter of time before my wife learned to play and now thanks to the online version we can play again on the diner table just like 10 or more years ago.

The game itself is in my opinion purely for enthusiasts, you're either into card games or you're not. Graphics are allright, music too, story and cutscenes aren't remarkable.

The computer does show you a lot better how the game mechanics work and what does what than you can with friends around your playing table though.

If you're a fan of MTG or are in need of nostalgia of your former MTG friends-around-the-table moments...this is a good investment.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Much better than the 2015 version, and decent improvements from past editions. Quite an immersive experience.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
I played a lot of Magic the Gathering back when I was in secondary school. I got in during the Mirrodin block, a series of cards notorious for being much to too strong. It introduced two new things that upset a lot of people: 1. the new card layout. 2. Affinity for artifacts. The result was a metagame built around completely overpowered combos and cards and as a result Wizard backpedaled for the next block: Kamigawa. It was infinitely weaker and very different. Fast forward a few years and Wizard is preparing the biggest update in the game ever: Magic 2010. This changed some rules and introduced all sorts of loopholes to make more insanely powerful cards that make everything in Mirrodin seem weak.

The Duels of the Planeswalkers series in an attempt to bring the card game to the masses in a simplfied form. Basically you're given a set of Decks, each with a special theme or tactic and you have to fight your way through a series of computer opponents or against other humans with the same set of decks. This is the inherent problem with this game: everything is stripped down for the game. The inherent awesomeness of magic is building your own unique deck with over 30.000 possible cards. This game offers no such options. Obviously for dirty monetising reasons. Furthermore, the game is a complete wreck when it comes to flow. The animations are so overly long and uninteresting you'll lose attention and motivation to play before you have gotten to the core of the game.

All in all, as a player of the actual card game I cannot reccomend this. It is thin watery gruel that resembles the game in rules and look, but misses everything that inheritly makes it fun.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
Sealed play game option is cheating. THe game wants you to buy more cards and picking extra good cards to counter your cards, this is ridiculous. Compared to mtg2013 there are more options, but on the other side game feels to just nuke your a** out just to get you buy more cards. Usually i have played on t2 difficulty, but this is hard game just for the easiest option around.

Also check out your options before playing. These autoresolves and no pause at upkeep settings are bad. Also you are not able to inspect the cards while using multiple blockers. Definitely not worth the buy if you are not a true fan and willing to spend more cash on extra tuff decks.

AND WHY THE HELL CHANDRA ON EVERY FFING MENU/ICON/QUEST? Ive had enough of this lame "lets put boobs on this game to get something worth looking for geeks while not so much of an interesting story or what ever", IT ISNT EVEN THAT MUCH TO LOOK UPON. SERIOUSLY.

1/5 would not duel.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
54.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2014
She sent me to the friendzone, I sent her to the shadow-realm.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
Waste of money, it's fun to play once a while with friends, but the lack in features like build you own deck and deleting decks from sealing game, instead of buying more slots.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
It's magic, it's fun!
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