"Hunt bigger game on a bold new adventure with Magic 2015—Duels of the Planeswalkers! Hone your skills as you battle your way across the planes of the Multiverse. Beware though, Planeswalker. Your biggest danger is one of your own ... Garruk Wildspeaker, the greatest hunter known, is now hunting you!
User reviews: Mixed (3,126 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 16, 2014

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January 15

Release notes for the latest patch

• Fixed a bug that caused an online game to desync when the AI pays life instead of the mana cost of Snuff Out.
• Fixed a bug that caused an online game to desync when cancelling the activation of Courier’s Capsule
• Fixed a bug that displayed the currency as Euros for Canadian customers.
• Fixed a bug that prevented the timer from resuming in an online game while a chat window was open.
• Fixed a bug that placed players with negative ratings at the top of the leaderboards.

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November 12, 2014

Help Make Magic Better

Wizards of the Coast, makers of Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers, is sponsoring a survey about playing Magic and Duels. If you live in the US and would be interested in participating, please click the survey link. Thank you in advance for your participation.

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Reviews

“If you're a Magic: The Gathering fan who passed up this latest iteration of Duels of the Planeswalkers or have just thought about learning how to play the paper game with a minimal investment, then new changes really make this title worth it.”
5 out of 5 – Examiner

Special Edition & Complete Bundle

The Special Edition includes Steam-exclusive content consisting of a soundtrack, desktop wallpapers, and an eBook "“Theros; Godsend, Part 1” in PDF format.

The Complete Bundle includes the Special Edition content, plus 300 foil stickers and the following bonus card collections:

  • Innistrad Card Collection
  • Theros Card Collection
  • Ravnica Card Collection
  • Shandalar Card Collection
  • Zendikar Card Collection

About This Game

Early Bird Bonus: Players who purchased the Complete Bundle, Card Collection Bundle, or any Premium Boosters for Magic 2015 prior to 11/5/2014 automatically get the Garruk’s Revenge expansion campaign added to their account as a bonus! Simply update Magic 2015 to the latest version, start the game, and the expansion campaign will be there waiting for you!

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GARRUK'S REVENGE EXPANSION NOW AVAILABLE!

Walk in the footsteps of the Multiverse's greatest hunter. Featuring additional campaign levels, challenges, and new cards to collect, you take on the role of Garruk and hunt your prey across the planes!

-Explore the fan-favorite plane of Alara to unlock powerful new cards -Take on the role of Garruk and use his evolving deck to hunt your prey -Win Battle Boosters through Multiplayer to expand your card collection

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Hunt bigger game on a bold new adventure with Magic 2015—Duels of the Planeswalkers! Command powerful creatures and wield devastating spells to defeat your opponents in this epic game of strategy.

Hone your skills as you battle your way across the planes of the Multiverse. Beware though, Planeswalker. Your biggest danger lies ahead. Garruk Wildspeaker, the greatest hunter known, has fallen under the curse of the Chain Veil. He now mercilessly stalks his own kind. Find him and stop him ... before he finds you!

Explore the rich storyline of Magic 2015 and sharpen 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- and multi-player modes.
• Hours of gameplay: Travel across five different fantastic planes, battle incredible creatures, and save the Multiverse from a terrible fate.

*Premium Boosters purchased individually or in bundles can be opened once you’ve completed the Innistrad Chapter.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8/7/Vista (XP not supported)
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU (Pentium 4 or equivalent)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with Pixelshader 3.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Memory: 1GB RAM (2GB for Vista and Windows 7)
Helpful customer reviews
178 of 216 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
134.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
The Good: You can finally construct your own decks. Some of the opponents are interesting.

The Bad: No puzzle mode. The computer opponents get cards that are more fun than yours. Most of the good cards are locked behind pay walls, even in the fully purchased version (like the one I got).

The Ugly: Game crashes CONSTANTLY. And I mean constantly. I have yet to actually shut the game down of my own choice. It always crashes to desktop instead.

Recommended For: Masochists who enjoy a Computer Opponent who cheats and always has an optimal hand. Folks who really just can't get enough crashes to desktop. Your enemies.
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61 of 67 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2014
What is Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers?

Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers is based on the best-selling collectible card game "Magic: The Gathering". Like in each PC instance, with the exception of Magic The Gathering Online, the rules are dumbed down and a pre-set of cards is given to make the game appeal to more casual gamers that don't want to invest hundreds of dollars and still play with nice decks against each others.

The basics of the game are explained in my review for Magic 2014, so please look there, including the comments section:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/gog-protoss/recommended/213850

What are the differences between Magic 2014 and Magic 2015 then?
Well, first of all you can now freely build your deck from a given card pool for which you can unlock booster packs by winning games or paying real money. While it doesn't sound bad at first, two factors greatly diminish the value of this novelty to the DOTP series: First of all the card selection is horrible, several combo cards are added without their counterparts, making it difficult to build a good deck. Second, some cards are real-money exclusive, which requires around 16 Euro to unlock all so-called "premium" booster packs.

The multiplayer experience suffered greatly by the exclusion of the Two-Headed Giant mode where two players could play against two other players cooperative. Another removed mode is the puzzle mode where you could solve 10 puzzles, i.e. pre-given positions where you had to defeat the opponent. Instead a forced tutorial was added that goes over one full act, only afterwards are you allowed to get an own deck, and only after the next act to freely build your deck. This horrible design choice leads you to having to play through the first part of the game with the starter deck which you can't exchange for another starter deck. Those decks, of course, have misleading descriptions.

As for achievements, most are nicely done again, only the 100 multiplayer wins are a very bad achievement, since without the Two-Headed Giant mode there is no real incentive to play multiplayer with not fun decks against other people with not fun decks. The 1v1 battles for that achievement should be done with a friend, ensuring you also can get other achievements easily.

Another thing that really bugs me is that although the title is "Magic 2015" the signature cards of that addon are not included in this game - Waste Not would have been a real addition to the game, allowing for really cool effects. Instead you have cards you either know from the older games or that don't have much synergy. You want to create a deck of your style? No good mill, no good burn, no good anything - a green-white token deck or red-blue control deck without any real opportunity to draw cards is the highest of feelings you can get.

On the positive side, several new effects were implemented, such as multicolor lands (finally!) and Monstrosity. And as the title says, planeswalkers are... wait... still not implemented!


Recommended: Play inofficial mods for Magic 2014 instead, and do your own deckbuilding with inofficial tools there. Many effects of Magic 2015 are already possible there, although quality varies. And yes, you CAN have planeswalkers with unofficial mods in Magic 2014!
Even as a die-hard DOTP fan, I can't recommend Magic 2015!
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75 of 95 people (79%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
They took pretty much everything that made the previous version good and either removed it or filled it with glitches somehow. Very very much a let down. If you want to play Duels of the Planeswalkers then I recommend you buy the 2014 version.
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51 of 62 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
After spending a lot of time playing Magic 2014, both the story mode and online with freinds I've ended up feeling rather betrayed it's sucessor. Specifically I dislike the way decks and the aqquisition of new cards has been handled. After a brief tutorial you are thrown to a very large list of pre-assembled decks, all looking suitably cool with their flavour names and artwork, however expect to enjoy only one of these for a very large amount of play because that is all you may use with the standard edition. No information is given on any of the decks apart from their colours and it is not made clear that the decision you make here is final with no going back to sample the others. To me this feels like a gentle shove in the direction of the £4 a pop dlc packs offering all the cards instantly. After this at the end of each sucessful duel you will be given a booster pack relating to the plane you are currently on, a nice idea that gives you options for customisation that may not have been so prelavent in previous editions. This system is flawed however, I found on my playthrough the packs to be glitchy, and several times I was re-issued the same pack. The departure of Two Headed Giant, a mode me and freinds enjoyed significantly seems to seal the deal for me. I can't recommend this game particularly, I'd rather just go back to 2014 and play Echanter's Arsenal without having to throw Wizards any more money than I already have...
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52 of 65 people (80%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
Terrifying deck change design for multiplay and the cards are not fun.
Two headed giant mode out was critical.
I regret i bought this game although i played all series since planes walker and
i still play magic 2014
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46 of 57 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Pros:
-deck building

Cons:
-NO TWO HEADED GIANT
-Terrible interface
-Card selection is poor
- Everything is white you can use this as a substitute light on your room

I still prefer 2014
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31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Cons:


-Campaign starts you with awful decks
-Still has hilariously clunky menus after 4 years of the game (How did they not listen to the players on that one?)
-No rewards/progress for losing games that last 10-25 minutes = wasted efforts and unfortunate for people without a lot of time or people who are new to the game.
-It feels mandatory to restart the duel vs. the computer if you don't draw a perfect hand
- No 2 Headed Giant (2v2) This was one of my favorite coop experiences with a friend of mine.
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
50.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2014
Advantages:
- you can finally build your own deck, freely without any limitations (other than cards available in game)

Disadvantages:
- slow and unresponsive menu - you have to click the same button multiple times or wait 5 seconds for stupid animation to finish
- interface bugs - sometimes when asked to make a choice you are unable to do this (e.g. you are asked to choose a card from graveyard but you cannot look into the graveyard) - the only solution is to concede a duel
- game play bugs such as AI taping one swamp to pay "one black mana + X any mana" with X = 1
- AI is taking a lot of time to make the choice (as in the previous editions)
- the game gets boring after you unlock all the cards by playing campaign
- only standard games - no archenemy, no planechase, no two headed giant
- no challenge puzzles
- some cards cannot be unlocked in the campaign, but have to be bought via micro transactions
- a lot of cards implemented in the game are not available to the player, but are used by AI

Overall the game is very disappointing and unless you are huge MTG fan you shouldn't waste your money on it. It's based on the same engine as previous editions, so the only work they have actually done was adding a deck building tool and implemented new cards.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I have to preface this review with a couple of facts. This is my first negative review of a steam product. I love MTG and have been playing since the 90s with a couple of breaks in between. So when I say this game is garbage I'm not just being a hater. At the core when you are playing a match it is just like all the other games in the series. It is the card gathering mechanics, menus, and lack of game modes that hurts this version of Duels. Unlike previous games in the Planeswalker series you don't start the game with a selection of decks to move between and maybe discover new play styles. You are locked into one deck that you have to pick off it's NAME, thats right name and color no card preview. You are now stuck with that and must use it to beat matches and earn booster packs. On the plus side you do have the ability to fully customize your decks which is awesome. The down side to that is that the card selection is kinda meh. Also being a game that is focused on dual colored cards it has barely any and the card focus is totally on sets that had plenty of them. You can buy booster packs with micreotransactions or just unlock all the cards in a certain set. Personally I don't like microtransactions of that nature but whatever, what really burns it is that the cards are lackluster on a whole. I spent about 10 hours grinding out my black deck and once I had it finished I didn't want to play anymore. Oh almost forgot no Two-Headed Giant (2v2 MP) or Archenemy(3v1 uber deck)! Draft mode is chill but I dig team battles way more. Go play real life MTG or Hearthstone.
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37 of 55 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
the only thing i disliked about this game is i wasted 10 bucks for it to not work. it loads the first loading screen then cuts out back to your desktop. I've tried everything to fix it by going to into the steam folder and changing the config settings and trying to chainge it to window mode and backing up the files.alot of other people are also having this issue. I don't know what else i can do to fix this issue.
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
272.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Poorly developed game, somewhat buggy and clunky interface. A rehash of previous engines with no real improvment (and loss of features). Basically a money gouge from hasbro/wizards.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10, 2014
This is a PORTING, a BAD PORTING of the MOBILE version.. this is SHAMEFULL, and it also has cards ONLY obtainable by PAYING with money.. please, DO NOT support this way of making videogames, DO NOT buy it and DO NOT buy premium boosters.
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36 of 54 people (67%) found this review helpful
64.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
Where is the 2 Headed Giant?
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32 of 47 people (68%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
- Awful port
- Crashes 1-2 times per hour,
- Bad cardbase
- Premium cards are better than orginal, P2W
- Shallow singleplayer, no challenges, last single player boss winning based on luck

Don't buy this not even new player can enjoy this pile of trash.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Short Version: Do not buy this game. If you want to play Magic at your computer without investing in MTGO, buy DOTP 2014 instead.

Quite frankly WOTC isnt known for quality control of digital products, but this might actually be the worst designed product with their name on it that I've seen (and I played MTG Tactics and MTG Battlegrounds). I finally decided to try this version out, despite all of the negative things I've heard about it. Surprisingly though, its somehow worse than I expected.

The microtransactions arent the real problem here. Certainly they are there, and that is slightly annoying given that the point of the DOTP franchise is to play MTG without that aspect of the card game. However as a paper MTG player I'm certainly used to that.

No, the real problem here is that the game that you are paying for is garbage. First of all, its one of the most abysmal PC ports I've seen in awhile. Instead of a menu screen, you get a series of icons that you scroll through one at a time until you find the one you were trying to get to. Even in game, the mouse controls are strangely less smooth and not as responsive as in 2014. It feels like the function of every aspect of the game has been sacrificed to try to make things look "cool".

And since I'm talking about the appearance of the game. It looks horrible. Why is everything on the screen black and grey? Did someone at the studio decide that the colorful blues, golds, and reds of DOTP 2014 were too pleasant to look at? The whole design of the in-game interface is not only far less convenient and poorly laid out, but also just plain irritating to look at. Are me and my opponent playing MTG in some dystopian sci-fi future where joy is illegal?

But so far I've been talking about the interface, gameplay functionality, and apperance of the game; "what about the actual card game?", you excitedly ask.

Unfortunately its just not worth it. I continuously feel as though Im playing the sealed gameplay mode of DOTP 2014... except with less interesting cards. And this is the 2015 campaign gameplay. Sure being able to make my own deck with random cards is nice, but if I wanted to make a crappy deck with crappy cards I would play sealed mode. Which I can already do in DOTP 2014. And if I want to play multiplayer or the campaign, 2014 lets me play with some fun Magic cards from throughout MTG history instead of the boring trash you get to work with in 2015.

In conclusion, if at any given time I was unable to go out and play paper Magic with people in person, I would play DOTP 2014. If I was unable to play DOTP 2014, I would play Hearthstone. And if I was forced to play DOTP 2015... I would go read a book.

Learn from my mistake, dont buy this version of DOTP. Dont support their horrible decisions. Hopefully WOTC will seriously rethink their poorly implemented digital business model.
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26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
no 2hg and terrible gui navigation, very limited amount of cards, not worth playing even if it was free
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
I'm 100% certain that this game is by far the worst DotP game up to this point.
They removed 2 vs. 2 multiplayer (the most fun part of the game), added an annoying menu, and even managed to reduce deck diversity with such a limited choice of cards.

To anyone reading this: DON'T BUY THIS GAME. GET MAGIC 2014 AND BE DONE WITH IT!
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Dear Wizards of the Coast. You seriously need to step your game up and create a DTCG (Digital Trading Card Game) that actually competes with other DTCG's currently and upcoming out there. You have failed to create a singular platform (Magic Online is a piece of garbage) where all MGTO fans can gather and play each other for fun and competitivly. Look at Infinity Wars, HEX, hell even Hearthstone.... How dense can ya'll be?

I have been wanting to play a singular online platform of MGTO on my desktop since I was in middleschool, I am now 26... I am still waiting for ya'll to get your act together and create an actually stable, graphicle, and appealing online game. You have failed to do so and have given us this. Sure it's good looking and stable. But there is still tons to be desired to even be as competent as the other DTCG who have far less funding yet FAR surpass you. This shouldn't HAPPEN! I have always loved and dedicated a lot of time on MGTO but for some odd reason even though you're the big one in the room you FAIL at giving what your fans and dedicated players want.

If you guys stopped with this whole "Release" a new title every year which are limited in their cards that fractures your player base and created a single downloadable client that we all can download and all be able to play with a cash shop and all then I'd be happy. I want to spend my money on your DTCG game but at your current state and your competition my money goes to them instead of you.

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed playing this game but coming from playing other competing DTCG's you have left massive holes to be desired and to improve upon. Stop releasing new 'games' every year. Focus on the engine and release card collections like the rest of the herd. No microtransactions on a game that will be dead next year. I dont want to start my collection from scratch every year!

Hopefully you get it right the next time but my expectations will always be low.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
489.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
the game play is choppy
the menus are slow and arduous
they give you a taste of the cards you NEED to lay the game, but not enough
glaring oversites:
* they overlooked the planeswalker mechanic again, kind of important
* they took away the two headed option
* they took away the challenges options
* the blinding white load screens need to go
* the built in adds for their products needs to die unless in a demo version
* there are a huge troll based sect of players that stall to win...
* the game is full of bugs and glitches
* the rankings are hacked
* they should have a menu option that shows WHICH sets have teh cards they are showcasing and their value and rarity...saying everything is from m15 is nonsense. it would also give new players the chance to know what cards are money so they can decide if that is something they want to commit to making.

there is potential in this game...
but every time they make a new duals of teh planeswalker engine, they completely ignore EVERY problem in each duals engine and just do whatever they want.
needless to say, teh frustration this game causes outweighs the fun you can having
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34 of 54 people (63%) found this review helpful
61.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
It was ok, not a greatly put together game and probably barely worth the money, but playable. That was up till the point it wiped all my progress.

Stupid, shoddy game. Don't waste the money
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