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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 55
  2. Negative: 7 out of 55

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  1. Oct 4, 2013
    2
    Card Hunter is a CCG with items instead of a standard deck of individually-selected cards. Items function as "coupled card packs" where each item slot is an opportunity for putting new cards in a character's deck, keeping in mind that you can only equip one item (or "coupled card pack") there. You control three characters with their own decks, of which the cards have very standard CCGCard Hunter is a CCG with items instead of a standard deck of individually-selected cards. Items function as "coupled card packs" where each item slot is an opportunity for putting new cards in a character's deck, keeping in mind that you can only equip one item (or "coupled card pack") there. You control three characters with their own decks, of which the cards have very standard CCG effects. Battles work in a standard CCG way, where you lay one card per turn, then the other person lays a card. At the end of battles you loot new equipment (rather, in a roundabout way, new "coupled card packs"). The p2w aspect is definitely there, but the pay part isn't too horribly in-your-face after the hand-holding initial section of the single-player campaign (though they definitely sell it), and the singleplayer campaign can be easily played through without needing to buy anything (at least as far as I went before quitting). This is pretty much the game if you've played a CCG, you've pretty much played this. I didn't find anything particularly exciting about it, and it didn't hold my attention. I've never had much interest in CCG, so I'll beg pardon for the negative rating, but this game did nothing to turn me into a fan of the genre, as someone who very much enjoys other subgenres of strategy games. Expand
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83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Dec 25, 2013
    86
    Those interested in CCGs, but slightly daunted by endless rule sets, will find Card Hunter the perfect place to be. [Jan 2014, p.83]
  2. Nov 11, 2013
    89
    A must play for SRPG fans and wistfully nostalgic D&D enthusiasts.
  3. Nov 6, 2013
    80
    Card Hunter is anything but inconsequential. It’s a top tier turn-based tactics game, a secret TCG, and the first RPG I’ve ever played to make a virtue of a generic fantasy setting. It’s the inspired XCOM variant that Space Hulk seems to have turned out not to be.