Guardians of Graxia takes on the form of a card-based board game set in a floating island environment high in the sky of the Graxia world. Releasing with four powerful Guardians that will guide your armies into battle, charge onto the battlefield by laying out your forces strategically.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (109 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 10, 2010
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Guardians of Graxia takes on the form of a card-based board game set in a floating island environment high in the sky of the Graxia world. Releasing with four powerful Guardians that will guide your armies into battle, charge onto the battlefield by laying out your forces strategically. Gameplay advances in turns by selecting new unit and spell cards to place and move on the tiled map surface. Win by completing any of the numerous skirmishes, or by defeating Draknal Trueblood in the game's initial campaign!
The floating continents are filled with the cities and dens of dozens of magical races, including Dragons, Dwarves, Elves, Goblins, Humans, and many others. Guardians are the only ones able to create magical portals which are the sole means to cross from one drifting continent to another. The various creatures are constantly at war with each other through using their Guardians and armies via the portals. Use these portals to transport your armies and conquer the land found on the other side!

Key features:

  • Combines the best of a card game and board game in a PC format.
  • Dynamic gameplay using cards and map tiles in a floating continent environment.
  • Single-player skirmish and campaign modes available.
  • Highly replayable with over 240 Unit and Spell Cards.
  • Game card creatures include: Dragon, Dwarves, Elves, Goblins, Humans, Orcs, Skeletons, Wisps, Wraiths and many more!
  • Guardians are represented in the game as primary player units that command your armies into battle!
  • Built to be expanded with additional map packs and other content updates.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory: 512MB (1GB for Vista)
    • Graphics: Shader 2.0, 256 MB
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB
    • Sound: Direct 3D
Helpful customer reviews
0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
meh,meh,skip,skip..........
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0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Complete rubbish, pass. The game has none of the benefits of a collectible card game (namely, constructing a deck), has a very limited number of cards on offer (after playing a few games you will have seen them all), actually has LESS in it than the board game it was derived from (just to prove there is, in fact, a god that hates you), and has the graphical quality of a highschool dev class project. I was really looking forward to something better and the game screen shots fail to convey just how little there is on offer and how painfully slow the game is, even when it has nothing to calculate but passes.

I have been utterly wow'd by a game that is worse than its board game basis. Oh and no multiplayer, just in case you needed icing on that ♥♥♥♥ cake. Pass. Pass so ♥♥♥♥ing hard on this. Oh and it crashes, often, I know there is a way to fix this but if you release a game this bad and it doesn't even work why should anyone bother? Don't buy it. Seriously.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Before I go into the review, here is some information you'll need as at the time of me playing it before completeing it, the game is broken and requires the following fix, however for some it still doesn't work:

Rename CREDITSTEXTFILE_ENGLISH.DAT as CREDITSTEXTFILE_UNITED_KINGDOM.DAT and MASTERTEXTFILE_ENGLISH.DAT as MASTERTEXTFILE_UNITED_KINGDOM.DAT
Both of these are in ...\Steam\SteamApps\common\guardians of graxia\DATA\TEXT\


The actual game however, it quite fun and I've been waiting for ages to play it as it's a turn-based, card based, tile-based game. It's a lot of fun, however I found as soon as I got to the second mission the difficulty just jumped out of the floor and into the sky. I'd like to see more games like this, but a little more easily balanced. Plus there are only 5 missions in it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
There is a grocery store near me. It is probably one of the few sanctuaries of old fashioned small town American thought left in existence and I mean that as both a positive and a negative. The store hires 70% local kids, makes them all be cleanly shaven, wear suit shirts and has a strict no smoking policy. The store isn't open on sundays, the baggers carry your groceries to your car for you. Visiting the store is like entering a time machine.
At the exit to the store is a small gumball machine. For 25 cents you get one gumball. The thing is the machine is broken. It will 9 times out of 10 give you 2 gumballs. I bought this game on an extreme sale for 25 cents. If that gumball machine only ever gave out one gumball instead of 2 I would recomend the game over the gumball machine. As it is I get more long lasting enjoyment out of 2 gumballs than I have out of this game.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Cóż, gra niestety nie jest dobra, wiele błędów. Nie jesto to grywalne, szybko się nudzi. Dużo nieddoróbek. Nie polecam.
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3 of 18 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
SO. MLG.

ALMOST AS GODLY AS WOODCUTTER

10/10 HOWDY PARDNER

I WAS UP N THE HOOD LIKE VRMMMMMMMMMMMMM THIS CARD WILL NOT

AH! IT BURNS

BUT I WAS LIKE OH NONONONOONO YOU ARE B*TCH N*KKA T*TTIES N*GGA OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHMFFFFFFFFG

IT WAS LIKE DUN DUN DUNUDNUNU S

!@L!KJ@310/10 11/10 NOW ITS 12/10
JESUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

THE CARD WAS FIRE FIRE BOOMBBOOM BIAAAAAAAAAAAATCHHHHHHHHHH THE N*GgAZ WAS LIKE

I DONT GIVE A FlUCK WHATCHU THINK B*TCH AND THE BIG AZZ NIKKA FuXXED HIM UP

I WAZ UP LIKE DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYUM??????????????????????????????????

13/10 NOW.

BUY ... NOW..

VERY MLG. U WILL EXPLODE
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
They have all these fancy visual effects that just detract from the gameplay. It plays like a mixture between chess and magic: the gathering, which would be awesome, except I got bored waiting for the explosion animation, the battle animations, units to move etc etc.

Its like I spend more time being bored waiting for special effects than actually playing the game. Do not want.
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0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Guardians of Graxia is a fantasy turn based strategy game mixed with a card game. The problem is that they took all the cons of card games and didn't add the pros. It would have been better of as either a full turn based strategy game or card game.
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Best game I tried for like 5 minutes before I decided I didn't care.
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I just did this for the achievement
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28.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
A lot of bugs. Really fun but not able to finish cause of all the bugs
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I like Board Games, i like Cardgames, i like the HoMM Games.
But this is just a waste of time, one of the worst games i ever played, who the hell gives money to ppl for making such a crap?

0/10
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
This game is a cheap aim at cloning the Heroes of Might and Magic
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5.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Not worth it's just not.
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1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Cant even carry 2nd campaign mission. Game is boring after few turns because of sloooowww mooootioooon of every turn. Overall:
Game have nice idea but geeeez AI at easy have 10 times stronger units and more mana with every turn. I will not even talk about spells. For example you have "+1 health single unit" spell and enemy have "1 tile AOE dealing 5dmg" spell (that leaves your ranks with something around 2health each unit). At SECOND campaign mission enemy also have a dragon. Nothing unusual but he have 15hp 2dmg shield and killing him with your units is really hard (and enemy have 10 other units + summoned ones).

Game is waste of time cause i have no idea what im doing there. I really tried because i like games like this but i cant play it cause im falling a sleep and still cant learn how to play this "thing".
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1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Biggest turn off for me is how unbalanced the enemy is. Usually in games when you have terrible AI programming, you result to letting the computer players 'cheat' or have drastic advantages. In this game, the deck is stacked so hard against you that it isn't even funny. Pass on this game.
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69 of 82 people (84%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This game feels overly complicated. While that alone isn't bad, the player is often left in the dark or cannot comprehend how certain actions and numbers are calculated. Everything feels like pure chance way too often. And I haven't found any ingame help or manual that explains the underlying structure of the number crunching. You just cannot play a strategy "card" game, if you do not have the means to successfully develop a strategy with the things you are given.
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59 of 67 people (88%) found this review helpful
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
Some interesting concepts here but it doesn't come together for a fun experience. The campaign is very short, the card mechanics are too reliant on sacrificing cards to boost your creatures, no deck building and the scenarios are always stacked against you. That second item (saccing cards) really ruined the game for me. I have no problem with playing cards to give you bonuses but what you are doing here is not casting a spell. You just discard it and your creature gets a bonus. Many, many battles are won by who can sacrifice the most. Not fun at all. With some tweaking this could have been a good game but it falls short. You are better off spending your time and money elsewhere in my opinion.
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40 of 45 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
This looked fun on paper, so I rolled the dice on this game... and started regretting it about an hour after. Each stage in this game drags out for what it seems like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ eternity, models and animations are plain ugly, the outcome of battles is overly dependant on the luck of the draw and thus AI tends to gain unfair advantage here and there, all resulting in a really frustrating and daunting gameplay. Zero strategy, no deck builder, not fun. No multiplayer, no replay value, no involvement with the story either (was there even one? I cannot remember).

I suppose you could buy it when it's on sale if you're crazy about card games like me. I really like the concept but this game simply fails at too many aspects to be worth its current price.
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43 of 50 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Genre - Strategy Fantasy turn based card game.
This game looks exactly like a game I would like. Unfortunately it dissapoints for two major reasons:
1) The game plays too slow Zzzzzzzzzz
2) The AI seems over powered on most levels HELP!
With a bit more play testing and balance this game could have been fun as there are some interesting concepts included that were fairly original at the time. Instead it just feels like an un-rewarding chore.
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