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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: 27 out of 40
  2. Negative: 9 out of 40
  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. Nov 20, 2014
    10
    This game brings back great memories of one of Blizzard's most successful games, Warcraft 3. It definitely has a Warcraft feel to it, whichThis game brings back great memories of one of Blizzard's most successful games, Warcraft 3. It definitely has a Warcraft feel to it, which gives the player a feel of the world of Azeroth. Expand
  3. Apr 24, 2014
    10
    Great game from start to finish. Yes, there is some RNG but that is part of most card games, fact is the card that comes up next beingGreat game from start to finish. Yes, there is some RNG but that is part of most card games, fact is the card that comes up next being appropriate for the situation will always be part of card games. However, what makes this game great is its simplicity and addictiveness. This is exactly what the genre needs, its a good gateway to other more in-depth card games. Hearthstone is the best at what it intends to do; create a simple game, with complexity underlying that is very hard to put down. The game is free to play, and some complain that it is pay to win, however, you can get every card by grinding, yes it will take a long time, but if you intend to go the free route it is definitely possible. If you have a little extra cash then spend the amount you would spend on most game (say $20) and invest in some card packs or arenas, it will be worth it. Expand
  4. Jun 4, 2014
    8
    Blizzard did a good job making a engaging and simple card game that anyone can pick up and play. Unfortunately, Blizzard isn't known for fastBlizzard did a good job making a engaging and simple card game that anyone can pick up and play. Unfortunately, Blizzard isn't known for fast content updates and may ultimately ruin their own game. Time will tell but with their track record I'm skeptical. 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. Jun 5, 2014
    6
    I would have given this game a 7 or 8 however, first time players such as myself are put against "similar skilled" people with what seems likeI would have given this game a 7 or 8 however, first time players such as myself are put against "similar skilled" people with what seems like very over-powered (paid for decks). Some classes are way better than others with starting cards that nearly give you the win. 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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