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  • Summary: Hearthstone is a free-to-play digital strategy card game where you can choose one of nine epic Warcraft heroes to play as.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 30, 2014
    100
    Blizzard has once again demonstrated their mastery of video games as a combination of competitive play and captivating artwork.
  2. Apr 16, 2014
    100
    Hearthstone is not only an example of a free-to-play model done right, but it's a must-play for card game enthusiasts everywhere. It's incredibly easy to get into, the picturesque art is easy on the eyes, and best of all -- it plays perfectly on an iPad.
  3. Apr 21, 2014
    100
    This World of Warcraft CCG spin-off is easy to pick up, almost impossible to put down, and most amazingly of all, totally free. Consider this your only warning.
  4. Apr 10, 2014
    90
    It doesn't matter what you're playing it on: Hearthstone is a fantastic CCG that gets the balance just right and needn't cost players a cent.
  5. Apr 18, 2014
    90
    Hearthstone on iPad is a flawless rendition of the addicting desktop game that can finally be played on the couch, in bed, at the airport, hiding at work or (let’s admit it) in your bathroom.
  6. Apr 18, 2014
    90
    A compelling distillation of everything that's great and good in collectible card gaming, brought to your iPad, for free.
  7. Apr 22, 2014
    80
    Hearthstone's main drawback is a matchmaking system that can often put new players in matches out of their depth, along with a few stability and framerate hiccups that pop up in the iPad port.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 43
  2. Negative: 10 out of 43
  1. Apr 19, 2014
    10
    Excellent and addictive game. Very in depth and very colourful and distinct classes. The competitive side of the game is also amazing. OnlyExcellent and addictive game. Very in depth and very colourful and distinct classes. The competitive side of the game is also amazing. Only the ladder is real as Littlefinger says. Reaching Legend is for champions. lol. Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2014
    10
    AMAZING game which is 100% NOT pay to win. Iv never played a "card" game before and now im fully addicted, the community seems grea. I haveAMAZING game which is 100% NOT pay to win. Iv never played a "card" game before and now im fully addicted, the community seems grea. I have only played on ipad and it works great. Only problem is its hard to put down. Expand
  3. Apr 30, 2014
    10
    An instant classic. One of the most simple, addicting, fun strategy games I've ever played. Definitely, the best card game I've ever playedAn instant classic. One of the most simple, addicting, fun strategy games I've ever played. Definitely, the best card game I've ever played thats for sure. It feels like I'm Ash in Pokemon. Highly recommend. Unlimited replay value. Expand
  4. May 30, 2014
    8
    Not the perfect Free to play but it defiantly isn't pay to win. Blizzards art style is perfect and the vibrant color scheme and sound effectsNot the perfect Free to play but it defiantly isn't pay to win. Blizzards art style is perfect and the vibrant color scheme and sound effects really make the game feel alive. Expand
  5. May 18, 2014
    8
    The people complaining about Hearthstone being pay to win are a misguided bunch. ALL card games are in some shape or way pay to win.The people complaining about Hearthstone being pay to win are a misguided bunch. ALL card games are in some shape or way pay to win. Hearthstone does at least have a very viable way to earn gold to buy card packs. Again do not listen to the people trying to give this game a bad name by calling it P2W. All TCG's are pay to win to some extent. It is their very nature. Hearthstone is a very fun game that is easy to learn. It's colorful and vibrant. Give it a try you can not go wrong. Expand
  6. Sep 9, 2014
    5
    It's an OK game, but far from a perfect card game. It's way to casual, and a lot of copy cats, for example now everybody play hunter beforeIt's an OK game, but far from a perfect card game. It's way to casual, and a lot of copy cats, for example now everybody play hunter before that you saw only warlocks. So the game not entertaining enough to play for longer. But it fun to watch on youtube/twitch, but still the game itself not that great there are more complex and more enjoyable card games with more cards. Expand
  7. May 25, 2014
    0
    PAY TO WIN! The game is a joke. Pay to win game with a ton of problems and developers that are completly ignoring the people playing thisPAY TO WIN! The game is a joke. Pay to win game with a ton of problems and developers that are completly ignoring the people playing this game. the game is a joke Expand

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