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.
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Release Date: Jun 26, 2013

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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
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A Fukn McTragedy
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Great game - easy to jump into and plays smooth, great way to get some quick duels in casually
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SOCIAL EXPERIMENT
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Yugioh is bette- *shot*
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President_Harding
( 196.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
I love childrens card games
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Emcee
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
This is the first game I bought in Steam. Cool!
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NightKnight O_O
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Good card game
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harmlesshamster
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
If WotC would create a COMPLETE MtG card simulator for both single player and multiplayer (private LAN or Public WAN) with NO server in the middle crap we would be very happy gamers.
Imagine ... being able to build a deck from ANY of the 12,000 some odd cards from an online database like this and have a card game interpretor make sense of the card text.
Imagine ... an accurate voice synthasizer read any flavor text.
Imagine ... being able to play this card game engine independant of some controlling server in the middle.
Imagine ... dragging and dropping the installation of this MtG gaming engine onto another hard drive and it work flawlessly.
Imagine ... playing with your friends with these 12,000 some odd MtG cards and not having to grind and grind through poorly desgined scenerios and "single player games".
Imagine ... that this card game engine would allow you to play special modified games through a highly powerful game editor where you could change parameters and quqntities inherently static in the original game.
Imagine ... if you were freed from being forced to spend $20-$30 every time you wanted to play with 250 more cards every year that you cannot even combine with last year's MtG card game.

It would take approximentally 40 years to release all the cards MtG has printed at a rate of 250 per game release.
Is it possible to give us all complete access to a card gaming engine that can interpret text on a card and accurately play the card according to the core rules?
Yes.
Will WotC give the customer what we truely want in a COMPLETE MtG game and find a way to make a profit from it?
Yes.
Will they do this?
No. It is entirely too profitable to chop up a game and only give the customer what is absolutely minimum to keep them minimally sastisfied.
I sincerely hope some day someone releases the code and the UI to successfuly play all the existing MtG cards from a USB stick.
One day ... one can only imagine.
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Mr.Lefty
( 39.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
It's not very skill based, mostly relies on the luck of the draw.
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Griokl
( 73.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
This is a great intro into paper Magic. There are a fair amount of cards top unlock, but nothing that gets close to a real collection. Start here, then move into paper magic.

Graphics - 7
Sound - 6
User Interface - 8
Gameplay - 10
Replayability - 10
Value for Money - 9
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[S]almon
( 49.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Magic is back! Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 is a terrific addition to the collections of Magic veterans and newbies alike. This game comes packed with content that’ll keep you entertained for hours.

Don’t listen to people complaining that they can’t trade cards - this game was never meant to compete with Magic Online or the physical card game. Anyone who played MtG, or just likes TCGs, should pick this game up!
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Faluzure(NerdRage)
( 23.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
I get my MtG fix from it... on occassion. Extremely limited. Don't regret buying it, but I wouldn't advise it unless it's on sale.
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ジェイ・シー
( 65.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 16
DotP is a bit slow to play through so it requires a certain amount of patience. I've played previous editions but now in the 2014 edition you can finally assemble your own deck from random packs. This gameplay mode's called Sealed Play. While it's nice you can finally do that, the developers didn't bother to make it worth your while. Just beating a few AI characters with your Sealed deck is all you really do with it. I never bothered to come up with a nice deck of own, and I actually got 100% of achievements. So yea, play this game if you just wanna spend some hours playing a watered down version of Magic. Play with predetermined themed decks and test your ability to make the best with the limited choices of cards that you have. I mean, I like it despite everything. I really love card games after all.
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Zen
( 28.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Just buy the latest version. Unless you're an extremely hardcore fan for Magic and can't get enough of it.
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I learned to play on the 2013 version and it was an easy to learn and enjoyable experience (if you like these kind of games).

The 2014 version was pretty much the same game with slightly better decks and some more cards. The main storyline was different as well but still kinda short. Besides the main storyline being different, it just felt like 2014 relocked most of my accomplishments from 2013.

Didn't bother with 2015 since each game doesn't seem much different than the last.

It has online play too but I couldn't seem to find an opponent. So that's another reason to stick with the latest version.

Overall though, its a fun game in general if you have't tried it. There are also mods and stuff which you can apply to the game, but I didn't do much of that.
Maybe in a few years I might try the latest version again.. If I feel like playing some Magic.
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Vanity
( 46.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
I love this game. It is much better than Magic 2015 in my opinion
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MuzzledCrayon
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
As someone who dabbled with Magic: The Gathering when it was first starting out as a card game and then never picked it up again, this game is a great way to re-familiarize myself with the game and the mechanics without being totally lost. The game asks what your familiarity with the game is before you begin, so I don't believe everyone has to go through the hand-holding I requested, too.

There are multiple modes in the game, and you can customize the deck you're playing with, but you have to win battles to earn more cards. The auto-deck builder can be helpful, or not. You have to play close attention to the balance it chooses for your deck, but it helps you understand what makes a more powerful deck. Like in real life, each deck requires tweaking. I like that about the game.

All in all, I recommend it for some casual fun with the game without committing to buying cards for decks.
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Porkyhog
( 141.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 2
This is realy fun to pass time and get to know the game better for those that are new i injoied my time playing it.
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allmorris
( 235.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1
Good for new and old fans

I had heard of Magic: The Gathering but this was my first time actually playing it. I found the tutorial very helpful and the menus easy to navigate.

Due the modding capabilities I will be continuing to play Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers for a long time. I can’t wait to build and play my own decks!

My full review
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Helix
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
!sananab si emag siht
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Tojoshinobi
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
I like magic, but thats just my neck beard talking.
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FierySoul
( 42.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
I am personally a really big Magic Fan so that just goes to show how good this game is. :D
I've played Magic the card game, 2015 and 2014 over and over again. You can also see that my gamertag (lol) is FierySoul and I made it JUST FOR MAGIC THE GATHERING. I recommend getting 2014 over 2015 version. 2015 was expensive and a rip off.


Overall 150/10 BEST GAME EVA
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
139.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Very disappointing. You only play with preconstructed decks that can be slightly modified.

Worth a few hours fun but that's it. No freedom in deck construction or good card pool.

Have not checked out slightlymagic.com yet, maybe that will make some use of this game.

I liked the old Microprose Magic game much better.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Magic is back! Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 is a terrific addition to the collections of Magic veterans and newbies alike. This game comes packed with content that’ll keep you entertained for hours.

Don’t listen to people complaining that they can’t trade cards - this game was never meant to compete with Magic Online or the physical card game. Anyone who played MtG, or just likes TCGs, should pick this game up!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
204.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
The best Magic the Gathering released so far by wizard coast.

Magic 2014 has almost everything u want.
Good interface.
Lots of gameplay mods, Free for all, 2HG, Sealed, Campaign, Puzzelz and much more.
Less grind if u focus on only comleting a few decks.
Good music.
fairly cheap, comes on good sales as well(also the expansion).

Only 2 main flaws.
Sealed play only haz room for 2 people.
No custom card building apart from sealed play.

Sugesstion:
Wizard should have kept this model, and build on it. It would have been a massive succes. Rather than making duels and magic 2015.





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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
147.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Best way for the new players to get a grip of the card game. Also a very great game. Best in it's series thus far.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
245.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
I have to admit and confirm positive feedback of other reviewers...

Magic 2014 is a definitely great game which can be hardly compared with older and even newer MtG games (I own even Magic 2015 Duels of the Planeswalkers). The visual style of the game is important for me so when I ran the game for the first time, I was pleased to see everything in the game as it is. The menu of the game is friendly, the color of the battleground is friendly to my eyes. The game itself is running smoothly while the newer "brother" from the series seems to have some "slowness problems" on the same machine...
Even though I have never played previous versions of MtG so far, I still read many reviews and watched lots of game-plays which does not offer the same level of fun.

CAMPAIGN
The campaign itself is pretty solid with all of those opponent's decks. Only the last fight against the main "villain" can be disappointing for someone. It is easy to face to someone (not only the "villain") who has some kind of disadvantage in the game. Actually there is a opponent's deck who is quite difficult versus some player's deck aiming on late game play-style. If you want to use only one deck for whole campaign and own only basic version of the game, then you can "feel the pain" in some situations.

SEALED PLAY
Even I can confirm, that it does not offer anything special to players. It reminds me a draft, when it is difficult to collect a solid deck. And even if you buy new boosters, you can not use them all altogether. It is really weird. I played Sealed game-mode only for achievements.

As for being a repetitive game-mode.
Two-headed ogre is fine, but All-for-one is so much better according to my opinion. Four opponents attacking to each other offer unlimited variations.

MY SUMMARY
If you like MtG as me, you will not regret to have the game in your library at all.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Well worth the money. Good buy for those who don't trust themselves to not go broke buying packs to enhance play. Sealed deck mode was refreshing. Go all in without tapping yourself out.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
60.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
These games are a great way to learn the game but they're buggy and major DLC hogs.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
48.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
I wish this game didn't have the horrible bugs it has, because the bugs detract from what is otherwise a very fun game. Example: Timers will sometimes get stuck and never un-stick, effectively stopping all gameplay. This happens often. The only solution is to quit the match. Don't buy this game unless you have a lot of patience or an insatiable love of Magic: The Gathering.
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538 of 645 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2014
This game is horrible. Nothing different from MtG 2012 or 2013. Which I was okay with.
All I wanted was the ability to build my own decks with the new "Sealed Deck" Gametype and duel the computer. Maybe let the computer play one of my own decks. That would be cool, too.

But that wasn't happening. You can only play "Sealed Deck" twice until you have to buy new slots for your custom decks. No deleting decks allowed. After you draw your boosters, those boosters are locked to your acccount, and you can't shake them or Re-draft (Start from scratch). You have to buy more slots from WoTC. This is a money grab, plain and simple.

When I dug into it, I found out their reasoning was for "Online Play", they didn't want people to sit around and re-roll decks to get the perfect combination and head to the top of the Online Ladder, so they locked cards in place. But then they let you re-roll decks anyway, however you have to "Buy Slots". Which means, people will still be doing the same thing -- sitting around and re-rolling decks to get the perfect cards. The only difference? They have to shell out three bucks everytime they do it, now. So, we can clearly see why they put this mechanism into place.

Which is the dumbest part. I suck at programming, but I know a monkey could seperate online from offline play and let me reroll my sealed decks, even if its just against the computer. But, they opt not to. Because they want your money.

I'm not joking when I say I beat the Single Player campaign within an afternoon (3 hours), and when I found out I couldn't Re-Roll decks, I uninstalled this application and rebooted MTG 2012. It's a more solid / balanced game with more fun decks, and Planechase is Worlds Better than the current iteration of Sealed Deck.

Try again, Wizards. Nobody wants to play a MtG game where they are paywalled for building decks. That is what this game is about. Building decks and taking them apart. Why are you preventing us from doing what the very foundation of this game is about? That's like telling a Kenyan Runner he has to complete the 400m dash, but you hack his legs off and charge him if he wants to use them. What is the sense in that?

Lunatics.
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202 of 228 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2015
It's great for learning how to play MTG, but the d***chebags practically beg for money for simple features like adding a 3rd slot for a deck. That would be OK if it were a free-to-play, but it's absolutely greedy when you already have to pay to get the game.
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113 of 115 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2015
This version doesn't have the best base game decks.
This version doesn't have the best DLC decks.
This version is still the best Magic The Gathering game to buy on Steam.

How can this be?

Magic 2014 has the best modding community for any of the Magic games on Steam. http://www.slightlymagic.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=109
You can get all the decks from 2010, 2012, 2013, and even a few from 2015 in this game for free. Also, there are lots of other custom decks and custom cards that have been made. If you don't like what the community has made, there are great modding tools to make your own cards/decks. Installation of the mods couldn't be easier, because it is nothing more than drag and drop.

All of the modded decks can be used in online play(assuming your opponent also has the modded deck you are using). There is even an online community focused on playing with modded content, so you will be able to find an opponent, even when using the unofficial content.

The actual gamemodes are more of the same from the previous games in the series. The new gamemode is "Sealed" play, which is a total ripoff and should be ignored after you use your base game plays. Sealed is not enough like the IRL counterpart, to justify actually spending money on those DLC.

There are lots of purely cosmetic DLC, in the form of Foil Cards. They are completely pointless, aside from looking shiny. There is even an option to disable seeing the Foil skins on the cards that other people use, if you dislike their inclusion in the game. There is also a bunch of Deck Key DLC, which is nothing more than "skip the grinding" DLC. The Deck Key DLC should be skipped, as you can just use Cheat Engine, a Trainer, or sharing a gamesave to get all the cards without having to spend money or hours grinding.

The only DLCs that are worth buying are the Expansion Pack, and Deck Packs 1-3, since these are expanding the content of the game. Expansion Pack adds 5 more decks, and adds more content to the base game's gamemodes. Deck Packs 1-3 each add 2 more decks to the game. These 4 DLC give you slightly more than double the number of decks of the base game. Luckily, Stainless Games has given the bundled option of all 4 of these DLC with the base game for a cheaper price than buying them separately. This bundle is called Gold Game, and is going to be the wisest way to purchase this game now.

Magic 2014 is more than just a dumb nerd game. There is a surprising amount of depth to playing, without the need to buy dozens of IRL cards. Easy to learn, hard to master.

As an added bonus, you can enter promotional codes to get some extra cards for all 21 decks. I had to enter each of the codes a few times to get them to properly unlock the extra cards, but they will unlock with a few tries. Check the "Problems" section if you are unable to get the promotional codes to work. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=170231686 If that guide does not work, the excellent modding community I mentioned before has found another work around for getting the promotional cards.
http://www.slightlymagic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=10898
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401 of 512 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
My Opinion: While Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers greatly improves on the mechanics of the previous games, poorly constructed decks ultimately ruin the game.

I have a deep love for Magic. It's one of the best card game's I've played, and I've been an avid player for years, playing both the online versions (MTG 2012-14, MTGO) and the real life version. So jumping into this, I thought I would love it out of pure fanboyism. And in fact, I did. The campaign in this game is good, although there's still some problems with AI cheating. The challenges were fun way to spend the time if I got tired of basic duels. Most importantly of all, Sealed play (a game mode where you construct your own decks) was the most enjoyable part of the game, a place where veterans like me could go and test their skill instead of facing people with the same decks. Every opponent was different, and that's where a player's skill lies.

So what's the problem? The problem is that using my own created decks can only be so much fun. I said every deck was different in Sealed Play, but always within the same core group of cards. The variety was lacking, but this is it's first installment so I couldn't have gone it with too high hopes. So naturally, when I get tired of Sealed Play, I go to basic multiplayer with the dozen or so decks that the game provides me, right? Wrong. As the standard multiplayer is the main aspect of the game, it should have been the best, but ended up being the most terrible experience I've had in MTG.

Each deck, without any cards unlocked, is pretty good in itself. If you used those decks in real life, you could play a pretty good game. In MTG 2014, as in the previous installments, the more games you win with a deck the more cards that are unlocked, usually good ones. To start off with, unlocking cards is painfully slow. 2013 had, let's say 30 unlockable cards, but each win would give you a card plus all of it's repeats, meaning you only had to win 15 or so times to unlock the full deck, so it didn't take too much of a grind. In 2014, each 30 cards has to be unlocked individually, leading to an incredibly slow grind that ultimately isn't feasible to do, especially since you have to win the game to unlock a card, could take upwards of 60 games to get the whole deck if you're good. When each game lasts around 10-20 minutes, that's just impossible, at least for me. The second problem is the card choices, each deck is riddled with the most overpowered game breaking cards imaginable, taking away all skill and making it a game of simply who can get out the most mythics (the technical term for game winning cards) in the least amount of time.

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290 of 370 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2013
Bought it for Sealed Deck mode.

Sealed Deck Mode is a cashgrab. You have to pay for more saveslots, and there's no way to reset your current saveslots. You're playing $2 every time you want to play through the very short (~1 hour) Sealed Deck Mode 'campaign'.

Avoid.
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160 of 193 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
They ruined the game with microtransactions.
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80 of 84 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
778.0 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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431 of 583 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
It's exactly the same as Magic 2013, but with different decks. I bought this game because it's sealed campaign looked promising, but it was nothing short of a gimmick. The screen shot steam has for it is all it is. 5 battles by making a deck out of a 2014 equivilent pack (except without some of the mythics and rares). I was disipointed - no - I AM disipointed! All I want from a mtg game is the abillity to create my very own deck, but none of the Duels of the Planeswalkers games seems to get that (and I can't be the only one either).

If you want to play magic with a limited amount of decks and whatnot, then just buy 2013/2012/etc...if you just want the new decks then go at it.

(Before people bring up Magic Online; if I wanted to pay for my cards with real money then I'd just play the actual mtc card game with my friends).
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226 of 296 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
Magic the Gathering, the money gougingest game the world has ever seen.

There is no greater argument for never buying this game than its DLC. There is a DLC, something you have to pay for, to have another deck in a card game. Honestly, words fail me when I see DLC done this badly.

The music is boring, short, and constantly repeated - it hurts to listen to after a while.

And what is worse, there will be a new version of this exact same game, with the exact same mechanics, the exact same bad music, the exact same horrible mass of DLC... And it will be out in 2015. Just as it was in 2012 and 2013. This is worse than Call of Duty, at least there they change which brown people are getting killed and add new and horrible music. This? I just don't know. :rfacepalm:
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87 of 107 people (81%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
49.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2015
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION***
:::::::ATTN: Sealed play players!:::::::

After having the game for a few days and beating the initial campaign I really wanted more sealed deck slots....
For everyone who has wanted more sealed play slots i have figured out the workaround to get them:)
This is my gift to you :) all i ask is that you tell others so we can become a more active community of sealed players.

Originally we only had 2 sealed play slots to use and once they were used we were stuck with them or forced to buy slots 3-20 individually or in blocks (6-10, 11-15,16-20)...
On your original account whether you have 2 sealed deck slots or 20 sealed deck slots you can duplicate those slots on up to 5 separate steam accounts by linking them with access through Steam Family Sharing to your main Steam account that has your Magic 2014
http://store.steampowered.com/sharing

QUICK GUIDE:
#1 Create new steam account
#2 log into the newly created steam account and verify the email *
#3 log in and out of that account 2 times to enable Steam Guard
#4 attempt to start Magic DOTP 2014 while logged into new account
#5 click on "Request Access" when dialog box pops up
#6 log into your email that your Main Magic 2014 account is linked to
#7 open Email from Steam support titled Steam Family Sharing Request
#8 click the link under the Text reading "To grant ______and any other users on this computer access to your Steam
#9 Log into steam using your new account if your not already still logged in from the previous step #5
#10 click on Play on Magic 2014
#11 Enjoy your new empty Sealed play slots with all new sealed play packs (you will have the same amount of free deck slots as you had for you main steam account except they will all be empty so you can start over!)

* (it can be the same email for all accounts just use the website when you create, it will inform you the "email address is already used", click the "Create a new account anyway" button )


Now here is the Fine print.......

You can only give access to 5 accounts at a time to your main account.
You can only give access to up to 5 accounts per 90 days (so no switching them out to new blank accounts before 90 days)

So basically you are getting up to 5X the amount of slots you have right now for free every 90 days(if you unlink current slotted account(s) and then in turn link them to newly created accounts)
so if you had only the 2 slots on original account it would be up to 5 more accounts so 2x5=10 slots to play around with
....but if you have all 20 open....that's 100 extra slots that you didn't know about before that you have access to now that every 90 days you can unlink and refresh with fresh accounts.

so you ask me.....why tell everyone? Im glad you asked...
I want a bunch of people to play and have fun and i want my games to get joined a lot more:P ..i know this is going to make a bunch of people happy too...i know when i figured it out my smile was from ear to ear. Also i have read so many peoples posts about being so unhappy about this specific limitation on pc for the sealed slots.

you wont have all your campaign cards unlocked on the new accounts but im thinking some people may just be as happy about that too:) even if your not stoked on that you can always log back into your main steam account and play with all your unlocked decks and cards in other formats.

This is my contribution to the community. For some reason i had kept coming back to that thought of "if i could only reset or get more sealed slots"...now we all have it for free and can even clear up more slots every 90 days if we want.

MarkDavidTheDJ
aka
FaithNChrist & RPGALOT in game

GOD bless you guys! hope to see you in game!
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238 of 339 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2014
Want an incomplete buggy magic experience that requires you unlock features with mo money! Then this is for you!
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43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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