Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, was the first officially licensed deck building card game for iOS, and is now available for your PCas Ascension: Deckbuilding Game, complete with 5 full expansion decks! Play alone or with friends to battle against the Fallen One for honor and victory.
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Mixed (149 reviews) - 69% of the 149 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 16, 2014

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Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, was the first officially licensed deck building card game for iOS, and is now available for your PC as Ascension: Deckbuilding Game, complete with 5 full expansion decks! Play alone or with friends to battle against the Fallen One for honor and victory. Conceived and designed by three Magic: the Gathering tournament champions, Ascension will provide hours of engaging and strategic game play for enthusiast and experienced gamers alike.

• Over 300 beautifully detailed cards, hand drawn by Eric Sabee.
• Full asynchronous support for multiplayer online games.
• Play against multiple A.I. opponents using varied strategies.
• Introductory tutorial to teach you how to play.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: While Network Connection is not required it is recommended
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119 of 145 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Slower, buggier version of the massively botched Android port which they now have the temerity to charge up-front for. As a Kickstarter of this application, I have stood aghast at the bungling and terrible decisions made one after another with the rollout of every version and bug-filled update. This PC version runs WORSE than my earliest Android beta, everything chunking along at 5 or so FPS, glitchy menus, etc... stay away for now. The core gameplay is good. The card game it's based on is excellent. This piece of software, however, is an unfortunate pile of garbage.
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83 of 107 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer is one of my all time favourite board games to play with mates, family and even solo if nothing else to do.
When it was released (for FREE!) on iPad i jumped at it and play it near on every day.
I've been following the Kickstarter for "Ascension Online" and other pages/resources ( for a long time now, it really looked like it would be a fantastic improvement on what the iPad is lacking for online playability.

I was on my phone when i saw it had finally been release on PC/Steam, i got so excited i immediately bought it via the iPhone App without any thought to reviewing the game release, i even gifted a few copies to mates that also love the game.
All day i was itching to get home to play and potentially stream some Ascension. Man was it a disappointment.

In a nutshell - this is a straight up port of the iPad/Andriod version of the game with little to no thought around compatibility or running state (visual/audio options).
It has been a waste of money, if you have to have it i highly suggest waiting for the steam sales to see if it appears.
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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
96.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
As much as I love Ascension; this is a pretty shoddy port of a much better iOS/Mobile version. Unchangable windowed resolution and a blurry, unreadable full-screen resolution are only made worse by recently introduced bugs in the patch (just in time for the holidays!).

One top of that, this version is already out of date, within a week of coming out, as a new expansion set has been release for the iOS/Mobile versions that we've yet to get.

Until the developement team gets it together, skip the port.
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 20, 2015
I was very hesitant to purchase this due to the number of poor reviews. The handful of mediocre reviews plus the idea of playing without dealing with the card layout pushed me into buying. I was very surprised by how well it played after reading the reviews. I've played the physical game, but not the mobile versions. All in all, I've had no crashes and no difficulties with the interface after a few experimentations.

The tutorial teaches the game, but it does not do the greatest in illustrating how to interact with the game. One example is when choosing which construct to banish, it's unclear if the chosen card kept or banished. Some times the card can be dragged to the discard pile (or draw pile if that mechanic is appropriate). For the complaints about card readability, right-clicking on the card will present it front and center. Left-clicking will return to normal play. For the issue of menus not retracting (ie. opponent menu and "discard from hand" menu), left-clicking on an open space on the menu or the discard pile, respectively, will return to normal play. Worst case, ESCape to the menu and select the "return arrow" at the bottom left.

The game does not go full screen, but it does play at a decent resolution. For me, it's far from a deal breaker. The main improvement I could recommend is adding a more robust tutorial to cover the interface. The best part is, it's a minor technical limitation that can be overcome after a few matches.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
46.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 7, 2015
I'll start off by saying I am a HUGE fan of Ascension in its tabletop form. It's one of best deckbuilding games out there! Which is why it pains me to give a negative review about the PC version. Unfortunately, this is a port that just shouldn't have been made. I have had a long negative history with stoneblade, so I winced when I saw they were behind this atrocity of a port.

Just be warned if you are considering a purchase: The game crashes A LOT! Mine does so 1/3 games. To the point where I questioned my PC, but after reading that everyone is having the same issue, it was pretty clear. Stoneblade is notorious for ignoring their customer base, so it is highly unlikely we will ever see a hotfix or update to the game to correct the issues. The game does save where you are in a game if it does match, but unfortunately, every time you log back in and pick up where you leave off, it crashes again. The port is just, unfortunately, BROKEN.

The port COULD HAVE been great, but sadly, it is very far from. I strongly recommend to fans of the game to save your money until a fix or update is released. It will save you a LOT of frustration.
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30 of 45 people (67%) found this review helpful
63.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
To those new to this game: Ascension is a deck-building game where you try to attain the most honor. You do this by collecting high-value cards and defeating monsters. You don't play directly against other people like you do in Magic: The Gathering, but you can try to take or banish cards that other players want. The game rewards creative play.

This is a fairly easy-to-play version of the card game. In some ways I prefer it to the card game, as it handles the additions of later expansions (like convertable cards) very smoothly. There have been a few bugs so far that have forced forfeits in multiplayer play (automatic quit to desktop in an MP game), but PlayDek appears to be working through the kinks.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2015
Even seeing negative reviews for this game, I still bought this. I know friends who have the app, and I've been waiting for the PC version for a while now. I have to say, I don't understand the amount of negative comments. The game works just like the card game, and I never experienced any lag or shutdowns, or a lot of anything that puts me off of this game. I will say that the clicking needs to be more precise in the play area, for cards like "Copy a hero's effect that you played this turn." Long combo turns and energy shards tend to build up, and I've selected a card I didn't want to a few times now. Right-clicking first is really the only way to combat this, to make sure the card selected is the one you want. Other than that, I haven't found any other issues with this game.

Edit: I forgot about one more thing, but it's not a huge deal for me. I would like volume controls for the BGM and sound effects. They're fairly loud, so I tend to play with both off.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
This game should be removed from Steam until they fix long-running issues.

Absolutely don't buy this game until they fix the issues that have been complained about for years. Read some critical reviews of the PC version of this game. The free mobile version of the game works decently though it's got its own weird bugs, but if you look elsewhere and on steam for discussion of problems, you'll find the same basic issues have been complained about for years and all the moderator (who seems to check the discussion boards once or twice a year) says is "Oh we're so sorry." "We'll discuss this at the meeting." They keep releasing new decks without fixing basic programming issues. This is the 21st century, games have been developed and programs for years, it's amazing to see a company with such a loyal fanbase completely unable to provide a quality product.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Have this game on my ipad, instantly bought it when I saw it on Steam .... crashes every time I try to go full screen , really ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off ... the game is awesome and totally addictive, but I'm really sorry but I just cant recommend this version in its present state :(
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
187.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
It has been well over a year, and this game is still riddled with bugs, despite posts on the forum pointing these things out, and reply from Devs. Wouldn't recommend spending money on this. Ascension is great. Ascension by Playdek leaves much to be desired.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: October 12
This is a great game destroyed by a terrible port! seriously save yourself the cash, buy it on android, and then run the game under bluestack for a much better expierence playing it on your PC + mobile device.

Ascension is fantastic, but this port is outright shameful. the game is locked into a tiny resolution that cannot be adjusted, so on my modern PC, I'm stuck squinting at a tiny windowed monitor trying to read the card text.
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6.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
I wish I hadn't read any of the negative reviews here, because then I would have bought it sooner.

Don't listen to them, remember it has all the expansions for only $10 (and with the latest DreamScapes expansion being $4 I figured it was worth it.) It doesn't have any problems for me (I think they updated those out of steam) It's still supported on Steam, just get it!
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15.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
For the most part, this is a decent port of the iOS version of Ascension. There are problems, though, and I'll get into that in the list of "Cons" in this review.

  • Grahics are decent, but not great. But this IS an iOS port we're talking about.
  • AI is relatively smart and has the knowledge to block you from getting a good card.
  • Expansions and promo packs are free for this version, while expansions costs $4 US and Promo Packs are $2 in the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • Somewhat intuitive user interface, but with caveats as I'll explain later.

  • As iOS is still only 4:3 ratio, so is this game. Luckily, I have a monitor that allows for the resolution being unstretched. Even so, it wouldn't be TOO much trouble to port some of the Android benefits over, would it?
  • As in both the iOS and Android versions: the longer the game, the more likely that an AI player will take for-freraking-ever to play a single card.'ve had two years to fix this on ALL PLATFORMS, yet it looks like you're spending most of your time on a VR version. VR is NOT a priority when you have people complaining over multiple platforms for several years on this problem. FIX IT!!!
  • The UI IS intuitive, but the one thing that was in both iOS and Android versions that was left out here was using Construct and Trophy Monster abilities without having to open the bloody area to do so. If the card I want is visible in that area without opening it, I shouldn't have to open the area to use it.

Even with all that, I would still recommend this. Even though it's not free, all expansion update have been free thus far. This is opposite to the mobile versions where the base game is free, but costs money to have all the expansions and promo packs. Even with its flaws, it's still decent enogh for me to keep.
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130.9 hrs
Posted: September 17
FIX YOUR CODING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The game was buggy before, but at least it was playable. With the latest patch, I get game crashes every 4th game or so, and NONE of the older, well documented bugs have been dealt with. The way this game has been treated is a travesty.
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7.3 hrs
Posted: September 7
This games multiplayer gives me a significant amount of trouble.

It is not very clear what you have to do to joina game. Eventuallly i figured out that after i join the game I have to go to the game list to actually play it. THEN i ended up having like 6 games at once and I couldnt forfiet in any of them because the game would crash if I did. Like, seriously... I want to play a simple game I dont have the brainpower to manage 6 games at a time. And I am sure my opponents are frustrated I am siitting their doing nothign when all they want is to play a simple game too
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243.4 hrs
Posted: September 3
This game is just a good bit of quick fun. You get all the expansions that you can swap in and out as you like so the game feels quite different with each of them. All in all, a good adaptation of the board game.
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186.2 hrs
Posted: August 31
Addicting, addicting, addicting. Great card game, very unique system. Deck building games are fun. This is one of the better ones.
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79.1 hrs
Posted: August 17
If you like Ascension or deck biulding games in general this is a good game. The game is buggy at times but overall it is pretty good and it isn't that expensive espesially if you pick it up on sale. would recomend to anyone interested.
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59.8 hrs
Posted: July 21
It has some flows (resolution and full screen), but hey, they added every expansion this game has for free! The few shortcommings can be a bit distracting, but the game itself is fun enough to enjoy despite those, my playtime is a proof, me thinks.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: July 7
Don't bother purchasing unless you run at lower resolutions.
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