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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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
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Sonic Nova
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
"The AI cheats... really my main complaint."

Magic: The Gathering can be a fun trading card game, but for the new guy it can be equally overwhelming. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 can be a reasonable introduction for anyone with interest in Magic without breaking the bank or the rules. In this more "safe" environment you are taught how the game works at your own pace without the criticism of others. Beginner tips really help with understanding the different abilities and how the game plays out, when I started playing this was an invaluable aid.

However, for the more mature Magic audience, this game does cheat, in the sense that AI opponents will always get what they need, and you never get what you need. I was frustrated when my 1 health enemy, running a green deck, pulled their last flyer kill spell when I, running a white deck, could have finished them off with another attack, I had over 40 HP and when it came my turn I drew a plains, the absolute last card I needed at that time, and was squashed the very next turn as she summoned an army of tokens and buffed them all in their final attack. Another gripe is that, no matter how much you press "continue" or the TAB key, you have to wait the annoying few seconds for a phase of a players turn to finish up.

Overall, I'd recommend it for someone starting out, it's cheap, it's helpful, and ultimately fairly harmless. The nice thing is that if you decide Magic isn't your thing, you haven't gone out and spent the hundreds of dollars it could take making even one good deck. Give it a shot at your own expense!
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VexyFurr
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
This is my relaxation game, as close as I can get to a nice game in the local coffee shop.
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Deathwing
( 140.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
MTG is a card playing game set in a fantasy universe. You play a mage who "casts" the cards and you have one or more opponents who play/cast cards of their own. Each player starts with 20 life and you must lower the life of your opponents to 0 to kill them.

I would recommend this game for fans of MGT and for people who don't have experience with the trading card game but I would advise you don't pay too much for this game. This game is well suited to teach you Magic: The Gathering's rules. There are a nice selection of decks to choose from and there are some puzzles you can solve as well as a campaign. The graphics are very slick and smooth, the music is great and the sound effects are good too. I have some negatice criticism about the game too. You cannot create a deck from scratch. As such, if you wanted to play a custom deck and build it all from scratch, well here you can't. The campaign feels very short and be finished in just a few hours (on normal). The decks that you are provided with all begin with just a subset of the full deck. To get the cards that you are missing, you must win battles with that deck. Cards are unlocked one at a time and it feels extremely long to unlock all cards. So to resume, let's say it's a nice magic but very limited in terms of replayability. So my advice is: Buy this game if it's really cheap, say 5$. You'll then get enough entertainment from this game for your 5$. But otherwise, the game will quickly feel like it's missing some features that were deliberatly locked in order to include that content in Downloadable Content (DLC). I have not purchased a single DLC.
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DOSgod
( 249.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
This game got be back into magic the gathering. What my playtime doesn't tell you is that I poured thousands of hours into the physical game after I played this.

10/10 would become addicted again.

PS: You can find mods online that let you put your own decks into this game. MP is dead though.
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Dirtbagg77
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
great game
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[S]almon
( 18.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
By far the weakest of the Planeswalkers games, this 2013 edition just doesn’t measure up. The problem is that the game lacks the variety of modes and replayability that characterize other games in the series. Save your money and buy the 2012 or 2014 Planeswalkers games instead.
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Rusty
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
I'm so glad I didn't pay full price for this game.

I'm not quite sure what I was expecting. But here's what I got:

The community is completely dead. Multiplayer is a no-go.

There is a single player campaign. I tried it out. It consists of duels against the AI controlling different decks to unlock different decks, and various cards. But, it also consists of, I guess you might call them lesser encounters, where the AI's decks are completely broken. I'm talking 6 or 8 copies of a card, order of card draw seem to be preset, and so on.

You can't build decks from scratch.

Music is pretty great. Reminds me of Torchlight, actually.

TL;DR: Don't buy. Just don't.
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Zen
( 101.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Just buy the latest version. Unless you're an extremely hardcore fan of Magic and can't get enough of it.
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I learned to play on the 2013 version and it was an easy to learn and enjoyable experience (if you like these kind of games).

The 2014 version was pretty much the same game with slightly better decks and some more cards. The main storyline was different as well but still kinda short. Besides the main storyline being different, it just felt like 2014 relocked most of my accomplishments from 2013.

Didn't bother with 2015 since each game doesn't seem much different than the last.

It has online play too but I couldn't seem to find an opponent. So that's another reason to stick with the latest version.

Overall though, its a fun game in general if you have't tried it. Maybe in a few years I might try the latest version again.. If I feel like playing some Magic.
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Hennet Nailo
( 115.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
Nice game, too bad after many hours you get bored
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Reap
( 178.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
More Kings Bounty... I really overdid 2012 and this was more of the same. Is it good? Yes.
Is it Great? Well, if you like Magic it is I guess...

The single player mode is pretty good and there are modes in it to keep you entertained for a long time. More of the same, but if you like the same, then do it! I feel the same way about this as with 2012 and 2014. 2015 was the issue..
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IWTCIRD
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
Five little Goblins went out one day.
Over the hills and far away.
Krenko, Mob boss went tap tap tap.
And 12 little goblins Made it back.




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UnXspected
( 83.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
One of the better duels of the planeswalker games, everyone i play with seems to enjoy this one the most out of the whole series but i personally perfer 2012 since its less buggy than this one and this one seems to freeze up too much in my opinion. and 2012 has more avatars to choose from haha. if your intrested in one of games this isnt a bad one to get but i would start with 2012 and buy this one if your looking to add variety
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sozcaps
( 146.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
Interface is sterile and clunky with mouse, because I guess this game is a money grab of a port. Interface, sound and music is a huge downgrade from the first Duels game. The decks here are less clever and original than in the previous game. Most of the story mode consists of 'encounters' which aren't fights against other Magic decks, but just an AI that casts the same spell infinitely until you find a way to beat it. This has nothing to do with the rules of Magic. The cinematics with the 'animated' comic book panels is beyond outdated for a 2013 game, and do not serve to 'actionize' the superfluous story. (Wizards, please. This is a card game, not a Marvel cartoon.)

There are some hours of entertainment in this title, but you might want to skip the cheesy cinematics and the great amount of forced tutorials and just get the first Duels, which is better and cheaper. The few things in 2013 that work, work a bit better in the 2012 Duels and much better in the 2009 Duels.

If you are playing to learn the rules of Magic, this title might be a tad easier to get in to, but once you're learning, you'll find the encounters boring and the real opponents too few. You might try your hand at playing online, and with luck the servers are faster and more stable than they were at release. Otherwise you're SOL.
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Serpheos
( 77.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 20
One of the best Magic games along with the 2014 version

PROS:
- I have yet to unlock all the cards but I can qickly say that there are a lot of very interesting and powerful decks to choose from in this 2013 version. Nice variety and great card synergy.

- A lot of different variety of decks to suit your playstyle.

- Game plays swift and responsive (unlike the newest Magic Duels).

- Plane Chase: This game mode is essentially is a regular 2, 3 or 4 player FFA which you battle across a variety of diverse worlds, each with its own unique effect on the game. This makes the game unpredictable as it can quickly turn the tables. This game is pretty fun but does not seem very balanced. For instance if you encounter the plane called Jund, you better prepare to get steamrolled very fast if you are a non-green, non-black, non-red colour player and your enemy is.

CONS:
- Virtually no one playing the game online. If you want to play against other players online, the 2014 and 2015 is still the best options. 2014 will mostly be Two-Headed Giants mode. 2015 lacks Two-Headed Giants mode but will have better chances of finding FFA games.

BUG: Deck "Peacekeepers" does not seem to unlock cards properly. You can unlock the first 10 cards with a promo code. The rest will unlock as you win games but as soon as you exit the game, the unlocked cards will be lost. This is extremely annoying. Peacekeepers is probably the strongest deck in the game. I have tried several times to unlock them. Each time I exit the game, the game returns to 10/40 cards unlocked. I have not encounted the bug with any of the other decks yet.

CONCLUSION:
Despite a VERY annoying bug in the game I would still recommend this game. I would say that the 2014 version is still the best Magic: DotP because it doesn't have major bugs like this. But 2013 version is still better than 2015 and MUCH better than the new free Magic Duels, which is an atrocity to be perfectly honest.

If you are new to Magic Duels of the Planeswalkers and have yet to decide wich version to try, I would recommend 2014 for the above reasons but especially if you want to play online. There are not exactly a lot of players playing it, but you can often find Two-Headed Giants games in 2014 version. This does not seem to be the case in this version.

Keep in mind that this game is very rarely on sale. If you see it on sale you should buy it.
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( 743.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
A much, much better edition of this game than its successor. Nice to go back to and plod a little time at here 'n' there.
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Rosisida
( 107.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 26, 2015
On balance I would have to say this is a good game, though not without it's flaws. It is fun to play for a time but decks can become so ridiculously overpowered that they seem unfair. However the game isn't without it's charm, and it's probably worth a try.
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Aurodeus
( 75.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2015
Can't even mix cards from other decks. The free version is so much better.
Stay away from this series, just play the free2play version instead.
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IvyDonna
( 187.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 10, 2015
I still enjoy playing this game, though it is impossibly hard to come across another player.

I make a suggestion to unify all magic games, regardless of the year. So that the new version does not dampen the value of the previous version.
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Strandly
( 201.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 9, 2015
These games are a great way to learn the game but they're buggy and major DLC hogs.
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The Cyborg Slayer
( 115.2 hrs on record )
Posted: December 6, 2015
In my opinion the best of the Duels of the Planeswalkers games
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
201.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
These games are a great way to learn the game but they're buggy and major DLC hogs.
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137 of 181 people (76%) 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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32 of 43 people (74%) found this review helpful
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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22 of 26 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.

Review for badge progress - feel free to ignore
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
61.0 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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10 of 10 people (100%) 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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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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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
229.5 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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31 of 50 people (62%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2012
Sad? Lonely? Vastly overweight? Covered in zits and random patches of facial hair? Do you have no-one to share your extensive knowledge of Star Trek weaponry with? Have you ever found a dry roasted peanut under your many armpit folds...4 days after eating said bag of peanuts, then gone ahead and eaten it anyway? Do you spend your days wondering what the touch of a woman would feel like? Are you thinking about ending it all? Well none of that will matter when you buy 'Magic: The Geekening'! Available for a sniff of the price of most individual cards online. It's like The Lord of the Rings had sex with a game of Poker, and then genetically mutated it so that the computer knows EXACTLY what card to play to end you. This game teleports you to 2013 where you can play against the same people as you did in 2012, and some others who I've never heard of. Time travel is the 'Magic' aspect of it. Not much changes between now and 2013, apart from the revelation that Kim Jong Il isn't dead. He's actually the Gangnam Style man, after extensive facial roundening surgery. One great thing about this game is that you only need to use the mouse, freeing up the other hand for you to interfere with yourself while watching Shemale Schoolgirl Tentacle Hentai on your duel monitor set-up, and arguing online about who is better, Captain Kirk or Professor X. Before, you had to leave the house to play this game with other like minded freaks. Now, you don't even need to get out of bed. That's 98.6% less wheezing and movement required. If that isn't worth the price of admission, then I'm a sexual predator (I'm not, by the way. I prefer the term, 'Enthusiast').
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10 of 12 people (83%) 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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11 of 14 people (79%) 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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30 of 51 people (59%) 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
398.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2013
A good solitaire replacement, that's all. If you dislike luck factor in your games this is a definite no-no for you. There are many overpowered and many weak decks. You can't build a completely custom deck. If you want that www.mtgonline.com is what you are looking for. However you can customize the premade built-in decks by adding and removing unlockable cards from them. There are many bugs, exploits etc. in this game and they are never going to be fixed. The developers are horrible. They only care about making money as making a proper game then fixing & updating it with new content is much more difficult than releasing basically the same game every year. You don't want to play DotP with strangers all the time. There are cheaters, the folks who never get bored playing the same overpowered decks forever, people who leave if they don't get the perfect opening hand they want etc. Easy to make friends in this and people who play this game are generally real nice and interesting. You don't miss much by not playing but I still recommend this game anyway. I have to warn you though, when the new version will be released this summer, the multiplayer of 2013 will die and the multiplayer is everything this game is about. The AI sucks.
6/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2014
+ Able to play MTG with stacks that are kept neat
+ Decent card selection
+ Multiplayer was well-implemented

- Menu and UI are clunky; feels like a bad console port
- Special effects can be time consuming and distracting
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 26, 2015
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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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
A terrible waste of time and money. The interface is clunky and unresponsive, it has poor xbox controller support, it constantly freezes, lags, and crashes, all the DLCs are pointless moneygrabbers, you are limited to a selection of generic and boring pre-made decks, and you can't make your own custom deck.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
233.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2013
good game if you would like to know the basic rules of magic the gathering
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
84.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2012
Way better than 2012 Edition, This was so worth it. After (I think) 88 hours I still don't have all the decks unlocked. I loved the revenge campaign and that the challanges were also extended with the DLC and getting all the achievements was amazing. Unlike Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Plainswalkers, with its %100 cards unlocked achievement. I still don't have that on 360 and I love those classic decks. It was just too much. Here there is never too much in the wrong place, I've dealt over 200 damage, attacked with 168 monsters at the same time, and had over 400 Health. 2013 has a player summary page to see these stats and what deck color you use most, it's pretty great. Too bad this franchise almost never goes on sale, because I got mine for half price and same with the DLC packs, so I got the complete game for less than the game, full price. Buy this ♥♥♥♥♥, I'll play it with you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2012
The next iteration of MTG: DotP. Once again the game is only 10$ and gives you a smattering of decks all balanced against eachother in a rock-paper-scissors style. I have over 140 hours clocked on DotP 2012 and will likely rack up 100+ on 2013 before the next one comes out.

All in all a really good buy for people like me that love MTG but cannot afford to keep up with MTG Online or with the physical cards.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
If you want to learn to play Magic, or just want a little pass-time involving it, grab this. Don't expect the deck building aspect of the game though, as you are pretty much stuck to premades.
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