MORE CARDS. MORE STRATEGY. BIGGER STORY. Playing Magic with your friends has never been more fun! Featuring more than 300 NEW unique earnable cards from Magic’s Shadows over Innistrad and Oath of the Gatewatch sets, NEW Story Content, and more.
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Mixed (339 reviews) - 62% of the 339 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (12,129 reviews) - 63% of the 12,129 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 29, 2015

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June 23

Classic Magic on the Steam Summer Sale!

Save on classic Magic games during the Steam Summer Sale! Save up to 75% off on Duels of the Planewswalkers 2013, 2014, and 2015, plus tons of additional content for each game. Make sure to pick up your favorites before the sale ends on Monday, July 4, at 10:00 a.m. PDT!

Magic 2015: http://store.steampowered.com/app/255420/
Magic 2014: http://store.steampowered.com/app/213850/
Magic 2013: http://store.steampowered.com/app/97330/

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May 19

Earn Double Coins in Online Multiplayer This Weekend!

VS Battle Weekend returns! Starting in five hours from this message through the weekend, earn double coin rewards from versus battles and Two-Headed Giant matches. Prepare your strongest decks (or wackiest strategies) and get battling!

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Reviews

“Magic Duels is the best implementation of the Duels of the Planeswalkers series yet...”
8.75 – Game Informer

“Yes, you should absolutely download and play this game.”
4/5 – Examiner

8.5 – IGN - Spain

About This Game

MORE CARDS. MORE STRATEGY. BIGGER STORY.

Summon mythical creatures. Cast legendary spells. Match wits with your opponent and emerge victorious in epic online duels. With hundreds of earnable cards and countless strategies, building your deck and challenging your friends in Magic: The Gathering has never been more fun.

NEW STORY: In the new Shadows over Innistrad update monsters stalk the night, horrors flit in the shadows, werewolves prowl the forests, mad scientists create monstrosities in hidden labs, and noble vampire families openly vie for power and control. Only you can stem the tide of darkness.

NEW CARDS: More than 300 NEW unique earnable cards from Magic’s Shadows over Innistrad and Oath of the Gatewatch sets, along with NEW Story Content, NEW Skill Quests, and more.

MANY WAYS TO PLAY: Experience some of Magic’s most iconic moments in Story Mode, head to Battle Mode to take on your friends, or grab a partner for a four-player Two-Headed Giant battle.

BUILD POWERFUL DECKS: Build your deck of devastating spells from an ever-growing library of earnable cards.

PRACTICE OFFLINE: Hone your skills and try new decks and strategies against virtually endless AI opponents in Solo Mode.


For Magic Duels game support, please visit:
http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/magic-duels-support

Languages Supported:
* English
* Français
* Deutsch
* Español
* Italiano
* Português
* Русский (Russian)
* 日本語 (Japanese)
* 한국어 (Korean)
* 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese)
* 繁體中文 (Traditional Chinese)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8/7 (XP not supported)
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU (Pentium 4 or equivalent)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB DirectX 11.0 compatible video card with Pixelshader 3.0 support
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 11.0 compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: 1GB RAM (2GB for Windows 7)
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Mixed (339 reviews)
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Mixed (12,129 reviews)
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Steelbeard
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
The AI blatantly cheats cards into their hand, the game crashes often right before you win.

This game is almost as bad as Magic Online.
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ThePhantomGamer
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Good to help you learn the card game.
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Hodor
( 32.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
If you enjoy top-decking land for seven turns in a row while the computer/opponent cleans shop, great game for you. There was one game I drew more lands than I had in my deck. Amazing.
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punisher1006
( 33.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Ok. Ive decided to write a review. Ive never done it on steam. Im hardcore magic fan since Ive discovered that game exists wich is about 6 years. I played magic a lot of hours on ps3. I just fell in love with the game. I started to collect cards in real life too. So basiclly love it, but...
This Free to play ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t on steam is absouletly disgracefull. I much prefered the previous ones even tough they were a bit too expensive in my opinion. Now it is all buy coins, buy coins. Today Ive disovered as well (even tough it is double coin weekend) Im not able to earn any more cause I got too much in one day. This is such a BS I have no words for it really. Developers just want to suck the ♥♥♥♥ out every single hard working penny you earn, so It is up to you. Im still gonna play it tough cause there is no other game like that on pc or ps4 but just for the reckorxd : It is a rip off.
Ive spen so far i think 22 euro on coins. That barely got me couple of boosters. I refuse to spend more for the reasons above.
Sometimes im wondering what happened to the gaming industry. It use to be beutifull, now it is all about money and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ftp stuff.
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Yoshii
( 50.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This game is a hard recommendation. It has its problems

Pros
+ It's free
+ Has plenty of cards that will allow you to play how you want (Mostly)
+ No Bugs that I've noticed, but looking at other reviews, I seem to be an exception
+ You unlock enough cards in the beginning to build a decent starter deck
+ Controller controls are great. I have a Xbone controller, so unsure about others
+ They've added multiple expansions, expanding deck possiblities

Cons
- The grind is real, with daily quests and a couple wins you might earn enough to to unlock a free pack or 2 of cards. each pack has 6 random cards, so you'll play a couple hours a night for a couple days before you'd get something that you would even use in one of your decks.
- The microtransactions are on the expensive side in my opinion. $2 for a pack of cards that might not have any cards worth using. Why not put a rare or better in every booster?
- I've disconnnected in multiplayer a pretty decent, not a real big deal because the match finishes with you battling an AI, and if you win you still get your prize for winning. This might just be my subpar internet.
- Desprite there being alot of cards, some cards are not in the game, hopefully they add more expansions
- No chat in Multiplayer

Overall if you like Magic or just curious, it's worth a try, it's FREE. You could say it's Pay To Win, but so is the real game when you think about it. It's great just to pop on and get my MTG fix, when I have few people to play with in real life.
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Paigasaurus
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Really helpful to learn the game!
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cmarting83
( 18.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Great game in the tradition of the Duels series, it incorporates the best from previous versions and with new card blocks it really brings back the best of real life MTG.
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Sao
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
As a vertren CCG player that has never played MTG before, this is a good way to get interduced to the game and basic mechanics. After a short period i got the hang of the basics, and proabaly the "theroy" of some of the more advanced thing such as the stack. That said, it does feel alot like Hearthstone, i dont know how old version of MGT online gameplay was, but this certainly feels like heathstone.

Pros:
=Easy to learn interface
=Pretty easy basic rules
=Low frustation level when playing story mode at the begginging

Cons:
=The freemium model
=The interface seems to be very laggy, alsmost as if its programed to be slow. for example when you attack with everything, it take a small eternity to atttack.
=Slow stack, i can understand slowing it down when playing another human, but when going against a 'bot it just an atrifical delay
=The narrator is slow and anoying, i could read faster than she spoke, and couldnt get her to hurry up

At the end of the day, from a new player its fun and entertaining. I can see my girlfriend and myself getting some starters and booters (physical) and just playing casual stuff on game night or something.
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Wrathchild999
( 1,030.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Buggy but there are ways around the bugs. Great time filler between fridays
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
1) Game doesn't actually function properly. No second Main phase. (Seriously. Not a joke.) (Edit - Recently managed to cast something during a second main phase but there are still loads of bugs and improperly implemented cards. My decks keep disappearing, just happened for the 9th time in a few days. Really, this entire product is not properly implemented.)

2) Loads of players already have played a lot, so they're running around in multiplayer, even deranking to kill new players for easy gold. You can't really win in multiplayer unless you spend a lot on cards, and == multiplayer is where the gold is at ==. (If you do want utility commons, that still means buying loads of packs until you can fill out your commons collection. So really no escape from buying packs.)

3) Limited card library. There are not a lot of viable decks, and you can't craft specific cards, so A) play gets repetitive after a while, B) it takes a while (or money) to build your collection to the point you can build one of those viable decks. So you really do have a pay-to-win / grind-to-win for what's a rather limited game.

4) Mods ban people on forums that don't like what they've done, and delete critical posts (even polite ones). Source - looked at Magic: 2015 to see how people reacted to Magic: Duels as a successor, looked on Magic: Duels forums and noticed certain posts had been deleted. Well, really.

==

Although there are a load of things holding this game back (no second main phase, really?), even though the developers are pretty unresponsive (not responding to lack of second main phase, really?), mods apparently act shady, loads of iffy things - if you're a dyed-in-the-wool Magic fan, or just sick of Hearthstone or whatever, go ahead and pick this game up. Why choose the lesser of two evils (Hearthstone) when you can choose the greater of two evils (Magic: the Gathering). You can have some fun, etc.

But if you start thinking about spending money, take a good hard look at the developers' lack of support for the game, the limited meta, overbearing mod actions - it's just really not good.

Note - there ARE some nice things for new players, like you start off with a load of cards and lands that produce multiple mana types. Still leaves you dead against anyone with any kind of bank (whether money or time invested) but enough to play around some, anyways.
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
It's good for learning the rules and basic plays, but nothing more.

Pros:
- free
- better UI than MTGO

Cons:
- 2/3 online games with lethal on board or even earlier ends with rage quit of an opponent
- endless waiting on loading solo games and when AI takes over opponent who quit
- there happen matches like "rank 2 vs rank 21"
- achievments don't work
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
The one thing the game has going for it is that it's free to play. You don't have to spend a dime to play the story mode, and you can earn coins through the "campaign" to buy additional packs (keep in mind, this is not a normal booster pack, in that you get 6 cards per pack, not the fifteen you get irl or MTGO). It's a very dumbed down version of the full game that holds your hand through the story to recommend cards to play. It's a great tool for learning the game...when it doesn't crash. Often times, you'll go to play a skill quest (a side quest of 1-2 turns of a scenario that demonstrates a card's specific new ability) and the game will graphically freeze and you'll be unable to proceed, forcing you the CTRL+ALT+DEL out of the game, forfeiting any progress made since the game last saved. This happens A LOT so it becomes frustrating. Until all the bugs are fixed, I would not recommend this game for the MTG fan.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
227.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Almost a year after release Duels remains a buggy mess.
Most of the bugs I've encountered in this game are sources of minor frustration and can be worked around. There are cards that fail to activate abilities or carry out their text. There are cards that can cause the game to crash for both players under certain circumstances. I expect a certain amount of bugs in a complex online game like Duels, even a game crashing one here and there. What I do not expect and cannot support is a bugged cash shop/booster system. I have been unable to expand my card collection for over a month, because I cannot buy boosters. Sadly this happened only after I spent real money buying in game gold. I contacted support and the response I got was essentially we know this is happening to some people, here have some gold. They actually gave me gold, which can only be used to buy boosters, as a response to me being unable to buy boosters. It's just silly. If Wotc is going to take people's money they owe it to them to provide a functional product. Enjoy duels to the extent you can. It is still a fun game despite it's bugs. But DO NOT SPEND REAL MONEY on this game.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
585.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
The good thing: It's Magic, the first and somehow still the best card game there is. The bad thing? The game doesn't work. At all. Setting up a 2-vs-2 "two headed giant" game is a nightmare of errors, glitches and hangups. If only it had some decent netcode and matchmaking, this would have been fantastic. Now it's just a waste of time and money. Sure, the game is free, but it has microtransactions, and it's just not worth spending money on this because you don't really get to play.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
You can play with an AI opponent.
You also can play with a human opponent that may or may not actually be a human opponent and there's really no way to tell in-game due to a lack of basic chat function.

10/10 it's the blade runner of TCG games and I still can't figure out if my opponent is a replicant.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
307.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Critical rule-violating bugs are not fixed after SEVERAL MONTHS.

It goes to show the absolute and utter incompetence of WotC and their cluelessness and lowest regard for any technology more modern than paper.

A travesty.
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
77.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I love the card game and have had fairly good experiences with some of the previous MTG games on steam.
+Its free
+You can earn everything you need to build better decks by playing the multiplayer
+Several of the glitches I've experienced have been patched fairly quickly
+Satisfaction of making some guy somewhere ragequit

-About a quarter of the time, your opponent will quit if they don't like their draw, or even before that
-Achievements can act weird sometimes. Sometimes you'll earn one, and it will pop when you load back into the game. Other times it doesn't.
-Hard to tell if someones paying to win, or just spent a lot of time playing
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
As of right now this is a buggy mess of a game. The multiplayer (two headed giant) does not funtion properly. I try to get into a match wiith my friend and it either puts him on the other team or the game crashes. I would not recomend this F2P title as of right now, just wait for a patch that fixes some issues.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
There is room for improvements, but one thing they got right in my opinion,
that's the fact you can earn gold and if you don't want to farm gold, then
you have to pay money to get the gold.

There is too many bugs to call it a finished product,
at best I would call it being in a beta stage.
Clearly the developers didn't care for the players
and it ruins an otherwise fine product.
Just because you make a product for Wizard of the Coast,
doesn't mean it will ship without bugs!
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