Magicka is a satirical action-adventure game set in a rich fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a wizard from a sacred order tasked with stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil, his foul creations besieging the forces of good.
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Release Date: Jan 25, 2011

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Includes 21 items: Magicka: Aspiring Musician Robes, Magicka: Dungeons and Daemons, Magicka: Final Frontier, Magicka: Frozen Lake, Magicka: Gamer Bundle, Magicka: Grimnir's Laboratory, Magicka: Heirlooms Item Pack, Magicka: Holiday Spirit Item Pack, Magicka: Horror Props Item Pack, Magicka: Lonely Island Cruise, Magicka: Marshlands, Magicka: Mega Villain Robes, Magicka: Nippon, Magicka: Party Robes, Magicka: Peculiar Gadgets Item Pack, Magicka: The Other Side of the Coin, Magicka: The Stars Are Left, Magicka: The Watchtower, Magicka: Tower of Niflheim, Magicka: Vietnam, Magicka: Wizard's Survival Kit


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Magicka is a satirical action-adventure game set in a rich fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a wizard from a sacred order tasked with stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil, his foul creations besieging the forces of good.
Players will be able to combine the elements to cast spells, wreaking havoc and devastation on the minions of darkness. They will also be able to team up with friends and fight their way through the campaign, or test their skills in the magickal arts through other challenging modes.
In Magicka, up to four players take on a grand adventure to save their world from certain doom using a fully dynamic spell system. The adventure mode takes the players across three different levels, ranging from the lush forests of mountain valleys to the frozen halls of the Mountain King where wits and creative thinking are the keys to victory.
In the unlockable hardcore challenge mode, players fight off waves of enemies to earn their place on local and online leaderboards.

Main Features:

  • Innovative and dynamic spell casting system
  • Up to four-player co-op in all game modes, as well as a single-player option
  • Fight your way through 13 different campaign levels
  • Explore an expansive realm of adventure to defeat the evil wizard
  • Find and unlock challenges, items, and powerful Magicks
  • Experience the parody and satire of a clichéd fantasy world

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7 (32- or 64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Available Space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900 (Integrated Video Cards not recommended)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9
    • Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card
    • Additional: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. DSL Internet connection for multiplayer. .NET 3.5 required
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This is a great game to play. The gameplay changes as you learn to master new spells, and ways of killing. The story is hilarious "BANANA", and there are a ton of easter eggs in this game. If you haven't played it, or even looked into it, I suggest you do. If you ever played the Warcraft 3 / Frozen Throne with the Wizard wars or Spellcraft mod/map, and liked it, then this is exactly the game to get. The combinations of spells seem endless, the characters are hilarious, the weapons are awesome. You can't beat a Wizard with a machine gun, who..... can't swim? lol. Rating: 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Product received for free
Magicka! Oh how I hate your countless glitches, and yet I still continue to play.

I love this game. From its outrageous stories all the way to its own language. Great character design along with a rather humorous story. (I loved the characters so much I created my own Magicka Wizard's Robe custom to me from my own bed sheets )

As I mentioned before, Magicka has its glitches, bugs and unbarable lag at times. I suppose if you are me stationed in New England with garbage wifi playing with an Estonian and someone in Britain, you are bound to run into issues.
WATCH OUT THOUGH! If you find any fridges in a cave, be careful opening the door. ;P

One thing I learned from this game, Wizards like to eat Cheese and Sausage. Who would of known?
Not one of those overpriced games you see in the showcase at Gamestop, so give it a try. If you enjoy it I urge you to purchase the DLC's!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
this is a fun game. i am far from beating it but also my pc seems to have trouble running this some times. this was found out when my friend and i tried multiplayer. i won't lie there might be issues but you also need to know this game no longer gets any dev support.

so you might wonder why i would still recommend it to people. well the reason is was it was still entertaining to me and i've seen how interesting multiplayer can be. i did manage to get a game with my friend and sure we killed each other a lot but it was fun when it worked. so yes its worth it if you can get it to work. if you might be worried about the possible issues read up and see if its worth it to you or just refund it if you fit the guidelines.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Everybody kept telling me that this game is really hard and that it will make me really mad, and boi, the game is really hard and it make me so ♥♥♥♥ing angry. The game is actually pretty easy when it's not bugged and is working normally.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 22
can turn your friend into ice
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
♥♥♥♥ing lit
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Product received for free
This game is uncompromisingly bad. It has way too many bugs to even be listed, the sad part is that this game does have a novel way to use magic that's fairly fun. However that is all it has.

The control scheme is horrible. Next time use the WASD to move or have movement work like it does in any other isometric action RPG. There is a reason Diablo is a top seller still. It's controls are not slow and clunky. You cannot cast spells preemptively requiring you use them as soon as combat starts or your move speed slows to a snails pace (and here I thought you couldn't move slower).

The bugs are so damn numerous. You have one that made Steam crash and I was unable to connect to the network short of resetting my net options for TCP/IP connections in my admin page. Another where the game suddenly cannot be interacted with forcing you to control-alt-delete to escape it. Another game breaking bug is that joining or hosting multiplayer may cause the game to randomly crash on it's own merit if not require you restart the game because someone left or you crashed. That's right, if you were in the game and your friend crashed restart it now, because simply rejoining is not possible. Another bug is that it crashed so hard my computer restarted itself.

This game is crap. I do not know how this could be considered a release let alone worth any money. This software is hideously broken. The worst part is that no attempt to fix these game breaking bugs and bad design decisions has been made. You must still hold the mouse button down to move and movement is clunky and hard to control in tight spaces and around corners. Bugs keep showing up and rearing their ugly head to make the game suddenly unplayable, and the worst offense is that people keep hoisting this game up as if it's the pinnacle of gaming. This game is bad, broken, and needs to be taken off of Steam until it's actually fixed and playable. Games like this are the reason Steam needs quality control. The kicker? This game was gifted to me and I still feel as if I was ripped off and cheated. It takes a special kind of broken to make a person feel shafted after getting something for free.
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219 of 245 people (89%) found this review helpful
89.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
I think Magicka is probably the best mage-game out there. With its amazing sense of satirical humor, Magicka really does bring out out the laughs very often. The game also has an amazing blend of gameplay, music (which I must say is very good for most Paradox games), and graphics, which really is great for the environment, but especially for the Magicks.

I think the only con for this game is the optimization, which makes the game run dreadfully on potatoes. And majorly, the bugs, probably the biggest downside to this game, makes some areas almost unplayable. However, the support from Paradox is very good and really puts the game up-the scale.
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131 of 137 people (96%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
90.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2014
At first glance Magicka will look like a fun button mashing experience to have with your friends. If you look further you will see that there is more enjoyment to experience from Magicka than you could ever see from the trailers and screenshots. Magicka has created something that no game had ever done before (at least not well). From just a combination of buttons you can create powerful spells that bare strategy behind them. Of course there are a number of downsides and bugs to this game that when overlooked barely interfere with the gameplay at all and will usually result in a laugh. Make no mistakes, this game is for pure fun and joy.

If you are looking for a game to play with your friends then look no further because this game is precisely what you need. You are getting a lot more fun out of this game than the price would intend you to believe. At such a low price you get hours of gameplay excluding all of the tremendous amount of downloadable content. Magicka is a co-op game that brings out the evil inside you and your friends. You can be on your way to defeating the infamous Grimnir when out beaming behind you is a beam of arcane from your companion aiming directly for you. Magicka really brings out the troll in most people and with countless of opportunities to kill you your friends will never get bored killing you and reviving you, killing and reviving you, killing and... yeah.

For the serious competitors that don't like the limitations that Magicka: Wizard Wars gives you but are still interested in the humor and game mechanics of Magicka then the pvp or challenge modes will prove to be very effective gamemodes. As stated before Magicka has a very diverse field of strategy. For example someone will be coming at you with some fire so you have to quickly decide to cast a fire shield onto yourself to become immune to fire and then come at them with the most unexpected attacks in order to win a player versus player match. Challenge mode also includes some strategy and competition. Once you die in challenge you're done for and must start from square one. This means you can compete against your friends and see who is the greater wizard.

Now I bring you the bugs, glitches and problems this game faces. The bugs in this game are usually hilarious to see happen to someone you are playing with and usually funny to watch when they happen to you. These are the small bugs that don't affect you in a huge way when playing Magicka but through your playthrough it is not unlikely to come across a big glitch that will require you to restart the game and have you go back to the last checkpoint. Another thing that could be considered a problem in this game is it's massive amount of downloadable content which could possibly be a deal breaker for you if you just hate paying just a bit extra for a full package. What I must reassure you with is the fact that none of the extra content is required to feel whole although it is a bit depressing when you look at your robes and see a horde of robes unable to play with. When it comes to actual level and gameplay dlc Paradox have done something I must praise them for. When playing online only the host needs the downloadable content in order to play it so essentially you could play every dlc level without ever paying a cent.

This was the first game I had in my library and it's what got me interested in steam. So as someone who has had their lives changed (or ruined from the access to almost every modern pc game developed) I say buy this game whenever you get the chance. If you're interested in humour, magick, wizards, co-op, being a troll, strategic moves, unstrategic fails, using powerful combos that wipes everything off the screen causing you all to go back to the start of the game, competition or vampires that think no one knows that they are vampires then I highly recommend to try this game out regardless if you're a loner and can't find anyone to play it with.
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187 of 213 people (88%) found this review helpful
501 people found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2015
Imagine you're an idiot. Now imagine you have the power of a minor deity.
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15.3 hrs
Posted: October 26
Awesome shared screen coop
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5.3 hrs
Posted: October 25
Magicka is fun until it's not. Played with friends, it can further increase the time between fun and not fun.
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Mr. Popo
35.7 hrs
Posted: October 24
This game was so ♥♥♥♥ing hard.
p.s: ♥♥♥♥ you Cthulhu
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7.2 hrs
Posted: October 23
Despite being wildly fun and very funny, I've had repeated problems with it running poorly, crashing at random (such as leaving me in a cutscene and then the NPCs continuing to attack me) and then finally refusing to let me progress past chapter 1.
The game is a great concept but very poorly optimised: I played Skyrim on high graphics quality on my older computer which ran flawlessly, but neither machine has run Magicka, a much simpler game in terms of world size and graphics, to an acceptable standard. I have great memories of when it let 3 of us play up to chapter 7, but at that point it died for all 3 of us.
I'm gutted, because when it runs for a little bit, it is one of the most fun games I have ever played.
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Punny Bunny
44.7 hrs
Posted: October 22
Magicka 1 is almost as fun as Magicka 2 is boring.
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26.2 hrs
Posted: October 22
I loved it. 10/10
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80.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
with its refusal to take itself seriously, hilarious dialogue and interactions, and countless pop culture references, Magicka still is one of my favorite games to play. Its well crafted (yet whimsical in every sense) story kept me interested and slightly irked at times. The game mechanics are very well thought out, creating your own spells based on elements at your disposal. I very frequently used 1x shield 4x arcane to make my own bombs, only later to find out that you could shoot them in a line by imbuing your sword with them. This game is just so good, and playing with friends only makes it better. Although some of the mechanics can seem quite broken at a glance, they actually even out with how stupidly dumb those ♥♥♥♥in bombs are (survivors of the story mode will understand) the developers have clearly put a lot of thought and heart into this game. I loved it, continue to play it, and play its counterpart as often as i can. If you have the money, get the game and ill run through the story with you because its ♥♥♥♥ing hilarious and fun and awesome (plus i've beat it twice and consider myself a god at this game)
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Dr. Kartoshka Grey
8.0 hrs
Posted: October 20
Blowing up friends when trying to rez them 10/10
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21.2 hrs
Posted: October 19
This game is so much fun. It's basically a dexterity based isometric rpg sattire. Dexterity based because spellcasting realised through eight elements that are mapped to buttons and player can combine many of then into different effects.

- freeform magic casting - you can create really a lot of effects in this game
- humor - this game parodies so much tropes, books, movies, etc. Just finding references is a fun of itself
- language in this game - this is a work of art of sort. NPC are using such a mix of different words, some probably just invented on the spot, it's just fun to listen to
- dlc's are also fun and while short, they are fulfilling
- many different magician robes that change the game a bit
- multiplayer can be so much fun if you have someone to play with you

- while I consider the base game easy, some of the DLCs are hard to solo play
- some minor bugs
- some major bugs that make it impossible to finish some DLCs
- I don't know why but while playing Stars are Left this game terminates during one loading screen thus making it impossible to complete this DLC
- Dungeons and Gargoyles can produce one bug that makes it impossible to finish this DLC
- after playing for some time you'll wind up using two or three spells - I ended up using SAFE, RQEQRAS and maybe ASF for speed. 90% part of the game you will not need any other spells.

Let's take a look at some of the DLCs:

- The Stars Are Lets - this is a Cthulhu parody, it's about 2 hours long at max, three levels, some new spells, new items. It's moderately difficult, some enemies have lots of HPs other can confuse the character reversing buttons and movement

- The Other Side of the Coin - you play as Alucart, a predefined character. There are only a few items in this DLC, main character can heal only by using special ability as healing spells actually harm him and the main boss of this DLC is frustratingly hard

- Magicka: Dungeons and Daemons - three short but very intensive levels combat-wise. Really, difficulty level in this DLC is absurdally hard. There are some parts that you see that if you won't kill enemies in one go then you should probably restart that part as you'll loose with high probability. There are lots of enemies, some can cast global dispell thus making your shield spells disappear in the middle of action.
EDIT: It seems that I've activated hard mode by finding some secret room thus the game was so hard. On normal mode you can finish it in under an hour, although last boss is really challenging.

- Magicka: Dungeons and Gargoyles - a continuation of Dungeons and Daemons, where you explore ruins of Old Aldrheim, fight goblins, dwarfs and slime cult. This addon is short but very atmospheric. Too bad it's a bit glitchy as I've been unable to finish the fight with three heroes after entering the cathedrabl because my character just disappeared.

- Vietnam Rescue Mission - really cool side-mission where you start with a soldier suit with a rifle and a grenade throwing stuff. Of course you have access to all of yours magical abilities. Enemies are goblins with rifles and bazookas, orcs with guns and trolls with heavy machine guns. You can use most of this stuff by yourself. This is really cool.

- Multiplayer arenas and challenges - all are really fine and fun but the real difficulty lies in finding player to play alongside. If you have friends who also play Magicka then go on, play it, it is tons of fun. Otherwise there is no point in playing it single.

Overall this is a very good game that you can play for about 20-30 hours in singleplayer and I guess about 30+ in multiplayer.

Get it on some sale, it's really worth it.

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