Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Play with friends or AI as you travel across fantastic planes to take on new encounters & opponents. Magic 2013 features ten customizable decks, individual records, new items & more!
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Release Date: Jun 20, 2012

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Buy Magic 2013 Gold Game Bundle

Includes 5 items: Magic: The Gathering - 2013 Deck Pack 1, Magic: The Gathering - 2013 Deck Pack 2, Magic: The Gathering - 2013 Deck Pack 3, Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Expansion

Buy Magic 2013 Complete Bundle

Includes 47 items: Duels 2013 "Aura Servants" Deck Key, Duels 2013 "Aura Servants" Foil Conversion, Duels 2013 "Collective Might" Deck Key, Duels 2013 "Collective Might" Foil Conversion, Duels 2013 "Grinning Malice" Deck Key, Duels 2013 "Grinning Malice" Foil Conversion, Duels 2013 "Mindstorms" Deck Key, Duels 2013 "Mindstorms" Foil Conversion, Duels 2013 "Sepulchral Strength" Deck Key, Duels 2013 "Sepulchral Strength" Foil Conversion, Magic 2013 "Act of War" Deck Key, Magic 2013 "Act of War" Foil Conversion, Magic 2013 "Berserker Rage" Deck Key, Magic 2013 "Berserker Rage" Foil Conversion, Magic 2013 "Grim Procession" Deck Key, Magic 2013 "Grim Procession" Foil Conversion, Magic 2013 "Sky and Scale" Deck Key, Magic 2013 "Sky and Scale" Foil Conversion, Magic 2013 “Ancient Wilds” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Ancient Wilds” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Born of Flame” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Born of Flame” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Celestial Light” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Celestial Light” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Crosswinds” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Crosswinds” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Dream Puppets” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Dream Puppets” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Exalted Darkness” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Exalted Darkness” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Goblin Gangland” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Goblin Gangland” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Mana Mastery” Deck Key, Magic 2013 “Mana Mastery” Foil Conversion, Magic 2013 “Obedient Dead” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Obedient Dead” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Pack Instinct” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Pack Instinct” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Peacekeepers” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Peacekeepers” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Rogue’s Gallery” Deck Key, Magic 2013 “Rogue’s Gallery” Foil Conversion, Magic: The Gathering - 2013 Deck Pack 1, Magic: The Gathering - 2013 Deck Pack 2, Magic: The Gathering - 2013 Deck Pack 3, Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Expansion

Downloadable Content For This Game

Buy Magic 2013 Gold Foil Bundle

Includes 21 items: Duels 2013 "Aura Servants" Foil Conversion, Duels 2013 "Collective Might" Foil Conversion, Duels 2013 "Grinning Malice" Foil Conversion, Duels 2013 "Mindstorms" Foil Conversion, Duels 2013 "Sepulchral Strength" Foil Conversion, Magic 2013 "Act of War" Foil Conversion, Magic 2013 "Berserker Rage" Foil Conversion, Magic 2013 "Grim Procession" Foil Conversion, Magic 2013 "Sky and Scale" Foil Conversion, Magic 2013 “Ancient Wilds” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Born of Flame” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Celestial Light” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Crosswinds” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Dream Puppets” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Exalted Darkness” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Goblin Gangland” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Mana Mastery” Foil Conversion, Magic 2013 “Obedient Dead” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Pack Instinct” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Peacekeepers” Foil Conversion , Magic 2013 “Rogue’s Gallery” Foil Conversion

Buy Magic 2013 Gold Deck Bundle

Includes 21 items: Duels 2013 "Aura Servants" Deck Key, Duels 2013 "Collective Might" Deck Key, Duels 2013 "Grinning Malice" Deck Key, Duels 2013 "Mindstorms" Deck Key, Duels 2013 "Sepulchral Strength" Deck Key, Magic 2013 "Act of War" Deck Key, Magic 2013 "Berserker Rage" Deck Key, Magic 2013 "Grim Procession" Deck Key, Magic 2013 "Sky and Scale" Deck Key, Magic 2013 “Ancient Wilds” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Born of Flame” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Celestial Light” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Crosswinds” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Dream Puppets” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Exalted Darkness” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Goblin Gangland” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Mana Mastery” Deck Key, Magic 2013 “Obedient Dead” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Pack Instinct” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Peacekeepers” Deck Key , Magic 2013 “Rogue’s Gallery” Deck Key

 

Special Edition

The Magic: The Gathering –Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Special Edition includes:

  • Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Full Game
  • Magic 2013 Official Soundtrack
  • Wallpapers: 5 wallpapers; in multiple sizes.
  • 2nd Path of the Planeswalkers Graphic novel .PDF
  • 10 Foil Conversions. Early access to foiled cards for the Ten Base game decks.

About This Game

Face a greater challenge with Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013!

In the latest version of this hit franchise, play with friends or the AI as you travel across fantastic planes, take on new encounters and opponents, solve challenging puzzles, and face up to three other players in the Planechase multiplayer format. After honing your skills, pit yourself against the ultimate villain of the Multiverse, the dragon Planeswalker Nicol Bolas.

Featuring ten customizable decks, Magic 2013 offers new features including individual records for your game play, new game items to unlock, and, for those already skilled in slinging spells, the option to choose what lands to tap when you cast your spells.

Key features:

  • Bigger and better in every way: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 adds to the hit franchise with updated graphics and music, the latest cards and decks, and additional features, challenges, and an updated multiplayer game mode!
  • Multiplayer Mayhem: In the Planechase multiplayer format, you and up to 3 other (players or AI) will face strange phenomenon as you battle across the Multiverse in an ever-shifting environment in local and online play.
  • Decks using some of the latest cards: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 features ten distinct decks using cards from the latest Magic: The Gathering expansions, including your first chance to play with cards from the Magic 2013 Core Set before their official release. Each deck also offers 30 additional cards that can be unlocked through gameplay as well.
  • Challenging Encounters: Experience encounters, a unique type of puzzle available in Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, where your opponent plays a stacked deck that represents a particular type of Magic strategy.
  • Play Your Way: In addition to being able to modify your decks to play the way you want you will also be able to choose what lands to tap when you cast your spells.
  • Built for all experience levels: With an expanded tutorial and deep game play, Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 offers content for all Magic fans from “new to the game” all the way to “expert Planeswalker”.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 2GHz CPU (Pentium 4 or equivalent)
    • Memory: 1GB RAM (2GB for Vista and Windows 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5Gb HDD
    • Video Card: 512MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card with Pixelshader 3.0 support
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or later
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional: Local Co-op requires a controller
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155 of 202 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2014
A fragmented player base brought on by new year to year versions instead of add-ons to a base game.

A weak, difficult, and time wasting multiplayer experience brought on by said fragmentation and lack of basic functions like rank/matchmaking or even the simple ability to add someone to your steam friend's list while in game. This in addition to the general problem of online games being invisible to the player or knowing how many people are online playing at a given time - thus giving the impression of a dead multiplayer experience. Hell you can't even vote to restart a multiplayer match in-game that you might have drawn no lands in.

Confusing, overpriced DLC that often ends with people not knowing what they have bought, have already, or should have and thus ends with a multitude of complaint threads on these forums.

Slow UI, slow load/boot up, problems with card selection/assignments, & genreal bugs that seem to never be fixed year to year as one game is thrown out for the next.

This game has now 4 editions 2011,2012,2013,2014. The consistency between all versions seems to be a lack of attentiveness to increasing value to the basic player experience through debugging and improved multiplayer funcionality while adding as many ways to fleece the player of their money.

This combination of problems diminishes intrest year over year and will eventually lead to a product few want because those potentially interested have already had some form of irritation or negative experience with a past iteration of it.

The future is dim for a product that adds little - if any - value, year to year, while holding fast to the mountain of mistakes in its past.

Buyer beware.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2015
Much like the table top version of the card game, but on PC. You need to take care of how you send spells to the stack, as the game will follow the rules to a T - often times leading to effects you may not have desired.

Overall a fairly fun experience, gets even better if you have friends to play with. It is slightly trying at the beginning if you are used to playing your own decks, as they limit you with what you can use to start out. The game does provide the option to unlock more decks and cards for the provided decks as you play.

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35 of 48 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
89.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2014
Great game if you're new to Magic and want to try it out, and it's great if you're an experienced Magic player that's looking for some challenges. The only thing about this game I didn't like was the online pvp matches were dead. All the single player stuff is very enjoyable. Get it, you won't regret it!
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
63.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
Much better than 2014 and 2015 due to having Planechases. It is much more fun to play than the newer games. The newer ones feel like money-grabs to me.
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
250.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
Magic 2013 is a card game, in this game you battle an opponent by summoning monsters and playing artifacts and spells to get their life to 0, make them run out of a library (deck) or win by card effect. everytime you win a game you unlock a card for the deck you are using unless you've unlocked all the cards for that deck. you do have to unlock decks by beating certain levels of the campaign.

Pros -
- I found this game to be very addictive, clever and fun.
- you can customize decks with set cards to make your decks unique and to work around your play style whilst stopping decks becoming over powering.
- this game has 3 game modes on multiplayer which are free for all, 2 head giants (2 v 2) and planeschase which is FFA but with a deck in the middle which changes the game by adding new rules, effects, abilities, adding life and even destroying cards.

Cons -
- The AI knows what's in your hand and the order of your deck. i believe this since the goblin deck has a card that has an ability, which reveals the top card of your opponents deck that player can play it if its a land.
- Do not be zoomed in on a card as its leaving the battlefield since this can cause the game to crash and you can have the card stuck on your screen zoomed in making the game unplayable since you can't see what's going on.

This game does require alot of time if you want every card unlocked or if you don't want to spend lots of time unlocking cards you can purchase a deck unlock if you prefer. I chose to unlock the cards through winning games since I don't want to pay for something i can get for free whilst playing a game I enjoy. I would recommend this game since the game is only around £15 if you purchase the DLC which gives you more decks and it's a load of fun, especially the multiplayer.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Good game, but the intermediate to advanced levels and achievements are quite tough unless you're a regular Magic player. Deckbuilding is kind of a bear (some things are just easier in real life), and I take issue with how the rules for some of the card powers were interpreted. All in all a solid Magic computer game, with a reasonably tough AI for non-veteran players.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2012
It's like the same game as 2010 & 2012, but if you play 2012 buy this one too!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 27, 2014
If you've not played Magic in over a decade and want to tap some mana, this may just be the game you want to pick up. Here, you get a number of decks to play with, several modes and styles of play including multiplayer.

Things to keep in mind:
You won't find cards from the early era of magic you may recall from ages past. Alpha, beta, The Dark, Arabian Nights? Unlimited, & 3rd edtion? Not here. What you will find are a selection of decks from moderan 2013 era magic. What matters however is that you are given numerous ways to play the game and a number of various decks to mess around with.

You can buy this with a number of unlocks set, or with all cards unlocked. The locked variant might be for you if you enjoy the challenge of unlocking cards and the related achievement pleasure that can be had from unlocking. If you just want to play with cards, as many as you can get your mits on (without grinding) - you may want the 'Complete' edition.

At worst, in this release you can't build decks from an entirely raw ensemble of cards. You can however heavily modify the numerous decks that you are given. Most of these decks have anywhere from 30 to 40 specific deck limited extra cards that can be added or used to replace default deck setups to modify your style of play. Despite these official limitations of the 2013 M:tG game, there is actually something of a modding scene. Google for mods and you may just stumble into what you want if you really want to build decks from scratch / have minor game play bugs fixed.

A very minor user specific issue that can be disabled: Foil cards. IRL they're entertaining and in the game you can have them too. Yet they're animated and constantly glimmer. The constant animation can become a little irritating, turning a novelty special card into a literal headache. Fortunately, - the game has an option to remove the appearance of foil on all foil cards.

So, all in all this is a solidly entertaining version of Magic to mess around with on a computer. Be it offline multiplayer locally, online multiplayer, or in single player vs. AI's of varying difficulties.
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32 of 53 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
32.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2014
This game is great for learning how to play Magic, which is why I got it. The main problem with this game is that the save function is glitched and only saves the previous match but not the one that you just finished, and the company behind the game doesn't give a damn. This game is well made, but at its core, it is still a cash-in by Wizards of the Coast. Buy this game if you have friends to play with, or if you just really enjoy Magic enough that you don't mind your game not always saving. For the most part, I don't feel that I can positively recommend a game that its own company doesn't care enough about to make sure the save feature works properly.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2015
Good way for new players to learn basic MTG rules... but still when you have learned how to play the game, I prefer more playing with real MTG-cards.
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brewtronics
21.3 hrs
Posted: September 15
8/10
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Telarius
8.4 hrs
Posted: September 13
Introduction:
My only prior familiarity with Magic: The Gathering was via my oldest son, who gravitated towards the card game. Such games follow an effective business model, encouraging individuals to invest large quantities of money into cards to ensure probability is in their favor. Though the game seemed somewhat interesting from what I had seen, I simply did not want to go down that investment path.

After looking at the Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the PLaneswalkers series, my interest grew as not only did each new version add additional layers, but was also a finite investment, regardless if one purchased all the DLC. From the standpoint of true Magic: The Gathering fans, I can understand how this would be a complete affront, given it is a trading card game. Looking through the reviews, I gathered as much.

Summary:
After assessing all the Duels of the Planeswalkers series, I can say without a doubt that my favorites are 2013 and 2015. Personally, I think 2013 is a great way to get started with the game, moving towards 2015 once one truly is ready to truly get into deck building. Having stated that, if you are tride and true CTG fan, perhaps something like HEX might be of more interest. Nevertheless, given Magic Duels is shutting down for good, I caution anyone considering that route as such games can quickly become a money sink.
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belaviaair
18.6 hrs
Posted: July 15
Great game, i learned MTG game, and now i also own Inistrad Cards i am collecting
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Givi
14.4 hrs
Posted: July 9
2/5 ... Vey sloppy, slow gameplay, cant create decks, too many boring fights.
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Davidc145
16.6 hrs
Posted: July 3
This game is pretty old now, and there are updated versions you can get if you want. If this game is on sale versus the newer versions then it's fundamentally the same game. Magic the Gathering hasn't really changed as far as rules and real gameplay goes, but the newer versions have the updated cards and slightly better mechanics. I would compare this to textbooks for school, the older ones are cheaper and still work, but the newer ones are better and have the most recent information.
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Stealth?
24.3 hrs
Posted: July 2
Eh. I'm not a huge fan of playing MtG through the computer. There's something about shuffling the cards, the smell of the cards, and the physicality of playing across from someone (or a group of people...EDH anyone?). The game itself is not bad, but it's not for me. There were also times when I wanted to do a complex trick in a game, and either the game couldn't accomodate the trick (even though it was within the rules of magic), or I couldn't figure out how to do it within the game mechanics. I actually lost a few matches that way.

I'd say it's a pass, unless you want to learn how to play - then it's pretty good!
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BardofLagrandil
19.4 hrs
Posted: June 30
I liked the updates from the 2010 version. I continued to enjoy the game for four duels.
On the fifth duel it was revealed that all the AI players receive the same cards every game.
I struggled with a green deck, and quickly realized that the AI drew and played the same card each time.
Even with the maximum number of cards in the deck, it is statistically impossible that a randomized deck would deal the same hands in the same sequence ten times in a row.
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Underage drinking
9.9 hrs
Posted: June 29
I enjoyed the game, its got most everything all in one. Its a neat paperless system
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Ordingandr
5.4 hrs
Posted: June 28
Imo the best game for a fun magic experience, every deck has its own style that is unique which is fun to use. with the DLC it adds a 4 new decks for a nice selection, there is a deck and playstyle for every type of magic player! Would reccomend!
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Жора
35.2 hrs
Posted: June 27
Year 2016: Magic 2013 is still a very good game.
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