"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: Mostly Negative (2,614 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 16, 2014

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September 30

Wizards of the Coast Survey

Wizards of the Coast, makers of Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers, would like to gather player thoughts about playing Magic at a local hobby store. If you would be interested in participating in a study like this, please click the survey link to give us your contact information so that we can follow up with you.

And here’s the link:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1810456/Duels-Players-Pre-recruit

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July 31

July 31 Patch Notes

• Can cancel click-and-drag movements by pressing ESC.
• In-App Purchases clearly state that you must defeat Avacyn to access the content before making a purchase.
• Improved mana tapping suggestions.
• Hold the Gates counts only its controller’s Gates instead of all Gates on the battlefield
• Séance text corrected in German
• Japanese prompt for Shock corrected.
• Dead Reckoning correctly deals damage, not triggering effects such as “Deathtouch” and “Lifelink”.
• Paragon of Fierce Defiance’s activation cost corrected.
• The highlight box is now positioned correctly when renaming a deck

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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

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
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
59.8 hrs on record
Where is the 2 Headed Giant?
Posted: October 15
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
More item charging
Posted: October 11
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
93.7 hrs on record
I recommend this game to learn how to play Magic: The Gathering.

This game was NOT intended for the hardcore fans.

However, YOU DON'T JUST GET STUCK WITH YOUR STARTING DECK. In 8 hours of playing it only completing maybe 20% of all cards in the game. I have a very decent Red/White/Blue Control/Speed deck. Lot's of reviews keep dogging this, but honestly, have you ever played with a Starter deck and bought booster packs? You'll be in the same boat in real life! So, I've been there done that. Not an issue for me to grind boosters.

Though I am not completely satisfied, I have also been playing for the last 8 hours testing out new decks and cards which I haven't gotten the chance to find yet in the actual physical TCG.

If you want a free testing source: Get this. It's totally worth especially if you are patient.

If you want to learn how to play: Get it. Though I feel like some things are a bit... weird in this game. The ideas are all there and it's a good tool to learn how to play the actual TCG.

If you want to learn how to build a deck: Get it. The booster packs are actually better than physical ones. You never have to worry about land cards, because the game supplies you an infinite amount of basic lands, and later on you get plenty of multi-color. I've gotten plenty of Mythic Rares since I started playing today. I've gotten a great Red/White/Blue deck started.

If you already know magic and have a great deck IRL: Don't get this. It's not nearly as enjoyable as playing at your local game shop.

If you are impatient: Be prepared to spend 5-20$ on getting a decent deck early on. Otherwise, this might not be the game for you, just go out and spend that 20$ on a deckbuilders Toolkit.

Overall I rate this game a 6/10. The lack of Two-Headed Giant is 3 points straight off the bat. But some compensation for the deck building and allowing you to create your very own decks.

Posted: October 1
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Not as bad as the reviews say.

The interface is bad. Unlike in 2014, every menu action is much slower.

You won't be able to build a modern strong deck because there isn't as much synergy. However compared to standard there's a lot more synergistic cards. But this is way better than having 80 or so cards to choose from in each deck. Deckbuilding was fun.

The game was a bit too hard for me on the default planeswalker difficulty. I couldn't beat the hydra guy with my ♥♥♥♥ty cards. On mage difficulty the bots have worse cards and a fairly dumb AI.

The story is dumb. Spoiler below.

Tip: Try to explore ravnica to get more dual lands asap. Also beating someone unlocks 4ofs for dual lands of your chosen color so choose your colors wisely. The cards you get in your starter deck are all ♥♥♥♥ and will be mostly replaced after a few packs. But the colors can help speed up how fast you get your first good rare and your playset of a dual land.

They kill off the planeswalker in 2014 >.< wtf story.
Posted: September 29
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
53.3 hrs on record
Overall the game was great for helping me learn mechanics as a new player to the game. However, I don't think I would recommend this to experienced players just do to the fact that there are so few cards and the decks you can make are very limited.
Posted: October 1
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
money grab for days
Posted: October 17
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
33.8 hrs on record
It's hard to dispute most of the negative press that has accompanied this latest iteration of the Duels franchise. It seems, at least in its release form, that the desire to allow players versatility in deck design is mitigated by the lack of diversity in the card pool.

There are some frustrating inconsistences in the game (that perhaps harken back to the 'unlock cards with each win' systems of previous versions of the game), though these are mainly limited to the card pool and deck design process. Many of the cards of which you would want play-sets (especially early drops or higher rarities) have only two or three copies making for some maddenly inconsistent mana-curves. Perhaps this is so players can't create oppressively consistent decks, but it does detract from the idea that players have 'total creative control' in deck making. Duel-lands are clearly in the game - the AI utilises them in many of their decks - and yet players only have access to Guildgates for their own use. Each color can unlock singletons of two mythics, two-sets of nine rares, threes of uncommons and fours of commons; it appears Wizards have been keen to keep the power level down, overall, perhaps in an effort to preserve the newcomer friendly background that has been at the core of the Duels franchise in the past (though this version certainly appeals and rewards those with knowledge of the game). And, true, a few fan-favourite game modes are missing from the 2015 release of Duels; Wizards themselves have been quick to admit their error in this in the wake of strong player reaction.

Despite all this, the gameplay in Duels 2015 is generally terrific. Building your own deck and piloting it through the traditional challenge-based campaign is great fun, and as you unlock cards after victories the process of refining and evolving your deck/s is rewarding. Gameplay is smooth and generally fast (if you turn off some of the combat animations and hold priorities), and clear enough in its visual cues that experienced players can gauge the passing of priority and phases to weigh in on 'the stack'. The AI is definitely improved, though experienced players will quickly find it no match once the AI-weighted campaign is concluded. As each game progresses and the board-state complicates, you will find the AI turns dragging out as it 'considers' its options, though it will still make those head-scratching plays that traditionally plague CCG AIs. And, of course, the AI never concedes.

The optional in-game purchases can add some upgrades to the free-to-play card pool, but the vast majority of game content can be unlocked by completing the campaign. The menu interfaces can be annoying at times, and the need to 'equip' a deck (rather than selecting it at the pre-game screen) is cumbersome, but most players will be spending the vase majority of their time in the card-collection and deck-building screens when not in-game, and these were improved in a recent update. It's all serviceable, at the very least, and not enough to detract from the overall play experience.

Duels 2015 is to be recommended to Magic and video game enthusiasts alike. While MTG players may have been wanting a graphically improved version of Wizards' beleaguered 'MTGO', it's still a lot of fun to play and to play around in, despite lacking the total freedom of its online big brother (though, with some semblance of stability). The card collection and menu interface can be frustrating, but this doesn't necessarily detract from the overall gameplay, and at the price point there's a lot of value and fun to be had. It's safe to say that Wizards have learned from this version of Duels, and the game is likely to receive at least one content update featuring new cards, based on their past processes. So, until Duels 2016 (the franchise is becoming as inevitable as Madden), Duels 2015 is still the best looking Magic game going and offers plenty of entertainment.
Posted: October 8
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
I have been playing off and on since 4th edition. I really enjoyed this version just as much as all of the others I have played in the past.
Posted: September 28
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
this is surely a better magic the gathering then the other more choice and make it more like real life matching
Posted: September 28
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
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...
Posted: October 11
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
94.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 11
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Unimpressed, very pay to win
Posted: October 12
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 15
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 17
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 17
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
95.5 hrs on record
Magic 2015 is as good as every other magic, but if you prefer to play with your friends together I recommend magic 2013 or magic 2014 cause 2HG
Posted: October 4
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Some how each iteration of this game is worse than the previous version. Want to switch decks in single or multiplayer? Well you have to exit put of those modes to change. No more two-headed giant. Planechase still gone. I really can't see springing for the next version of this game unless they really buff it up.
Posted: October 3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
190.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 8
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Frustrating and nonobvious sometimes, the controls are kind of slow and clumsy, and the NPCs get tons of cards you'll never have, either in this game or in person. But for some reason I like it.
Posted: October 9
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Definately a better game than duels 2012.2013 and 2014

pros:

-custom deck building
-sleek interface
-no bugs or glitches
-easy to run

cons:

-difficulty is very hard even at easy ( I got pummeled on tutorial)
-No two headed giant,planechase or archenemy


Overall I would give it a 7/10 as the difficulty really ♥♥♥♥es me off sometimes but still a very good game.
Posted: October 10
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