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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Very Positive (176 reviews) - 91% of the 176 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (17,372 reviews) - 93% of the 17,372 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 25, 2011

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Includes 23 items: Magicka, Magicka: Aspiring Musician Robes, Magicka: Dungeons and Daemons, Magicka: Dungeons and Gargoyles, 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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Includes 4 items: Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition, Magicka, Teleglitch: Die More Edition, The Showdown Effect

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Includes 6 items: Cities in Motion 2, Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis IV, Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition, Magicka, Warlock 2: The Exiled

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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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Eregmir
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Adorable little wizards speaking jibberish, and chance to blowing your self up is 60% chance of happening.
All in all 10/10 would buy again. Or the sequel.
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pulsahr
( 79.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Magicka is crazy, fun, messy, stupid, wacky, funny, and sometimes hard enough to push you to be creative.
The story is good enough to make you want to finish it.

The multiplayer is incredibly fun. You'll enjoy killing your friends the foes with your friends by elaborating machiavelic elaborated plans to blow them up in creative ways.

And if you, accidentally kill a friend or yourself, because sometimes it really is an accident, that's ok ! Dying is part of the Magicka gameplay, just use resurect and voilà, let's go make a mess again.
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Breegull
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
dean should buy this game
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@Kuruzeus
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I feel I'm INVOKER
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Annyong
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
A leprechaun (Irish: leipreachán) is a type of fairy in Irish folklore. They are usually depicted as little bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who partake in mischief. They are solitary creatures who spend their time making and mending shoes and have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If captured by a human, they often grant three wishes in exchange for their freedom. Like other Irish fairies, leprechauns may be derived from the Tuatha Dé Danann.[1] Leprechaun-like creatures rarely appear in Irish mythology and only became prominent in later folklore.

Modern depictions of leprechauns are largely based on derogatory 19th century caricatures and stereotypes of the Irish.[2]
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HOW HORRIFYING
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
QFASA. *obliterates enemy*

QFASA. *obliterates different enemy*

QFASA. *obliterates friend*

I have never laughed harder playing a Co-Op game than I ever have in my entire life.
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HhhhomeboYyyy
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
*Spams all Elements*
*Wins*

This is a game of spamming life on yourself and Death on everyone else
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jakubstastny96
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Product received for free
mne nejde spustit
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folvenson
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
A great and creative game with a funny story. I recomend this game even though I stopped playing it in faver of others I would still recomend it if anyone asked and if one of my friends picked up the game I would reinstall and jump in to play with him. The single player gameplay is ok, but much better when you have a friend to help.
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`|Loli Knight|
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Worth Until 3 month Never Interested then
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
QFASA. *obliterates enemy*

QFASA. *obliterates different enemy*

QFASA. *obliterates friend*

I have never laughed harder playing a Co-Op game than I ever have in my entire life.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Do I recommend this game? Yes I do, but I am/was very close not to recommending. The game is extremely enjoyable and fun, especially when playing with friends. However, it extremely unstable and it crashes a lot. The main story will remain stable for the most of it, but the DLCs will be a nightmare.

If you are about to buy this game, get it only if it is on a discount or if you are not an achievement hunter.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Awesome game.

10/10 would pummel my friends to death with stones again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
*Spams all Elements*
*Wins*

This is a game of spamming life on yourself and Death on everyone else
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Product received for free
mne nejde spustit
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
400 of 425 people (94%) found this review helpful
460 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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263 of 295 people (89%) found this review helpful
303 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
1. Buy Magicka for all your friends
2. Play with all your friends
3. Lose all your friends
4. Then buy Magicka 2 when it comes out and do the exact same thing
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217 of 243 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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137 of 143 people (96%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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