• Publisher: NCSOFT
  • Release Date: Apr 28, 2006
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 133 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 133
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  1. 0marJ.
    Jul 11, 2006
    6
    Unfortunately, Factions is nothing more than a concealed grindfest. It's great if you play it continously, but if you actually analyze what you are doing, you'll realize it's nothing but grind grind grind and more grind. There are titles that literally take hundreds of hours to obtain, about the same amount of gold and there are maybe a dozen or so of these titles.
  2. BenW.
    May 8, 2006
    7
    When you make your character, you start at the highest level making the game less attractive to me...I'm sticking to the orginal.
  3. May 26, 2014
    7
    My least favorite GW expansion. Everything that was great about Prophecies is still here, but it just feels like more of the same. The faction war could have been great but just ended up not being interesting at all.
  4. Mar 5, 2014
    7
    As good overall as Guild wars Prophecies. Better pvp then the first one. Nice maps of factions vs factions (borderlands). Fight against Shiro. Asiatic landscapes. New continent (Cantha) different from Tyria. New classes

    Game play : 7/10, graphics : 6,5/10, back ground 7/10, lifetime : 5/10, sound : 7/10, community : 6/10, world : 5/10
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84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. 90
    On a very meaningful level, it gives complete newcomers access to the most exciting aspect of the game right out of the box. And should those players decide to sample everything that it has to offer, they will not be disappointed.
  2. The follow-up to the innovative Guild Wars features a large new fantasy world to explore and enough competitive and cooperative role-playing action to easily keep you busy for weeks.
  3. Guild Wars Factions not only gives longtime fans a taste of something new, but it allows newcomers to jump right in and start playing.