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!
User reviews: Very Positive (768 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 20, 2012

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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
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I don't remember getting this game. But I'm so glad I did.

It's an amazing card-based RPG that's fun and intresting. Get it. Enjoy it.

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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
Great campaign, tough challenges, decent deckbuilding, ok card variety, beautiful art and style, decks are unique, planeschase mode is buggy, 2 headed mode lags, and no one plays the game. =(
Still fun thou.
9/10 would scan empty lobbies again
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96 of 127 people (76%) found this review helpful
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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26 of 36 people (72%) found this review helpful
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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