• Publisher: NCSOFT
  • Release Date: Oct 26, 2006
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 92
    For veterans of the series, you will gladly find your love for it refreshed and charged, once again to play through this new glorious setting and deeper plotline, incorporating two new character classes and hero customisation to keep you online and campaigning for hours on end.
  2. If you’re a Guild Wars fan, you really should pick up the best expansion of the series so far. New players who are interested in Guild Wars should also start with Nightfall, considering all the improvements ArenaNet has made.
  3. 90
    Story aside, the campaign shines. The pacing's on par with Factions in terms of how quickly you gain levels (not that those matter much in Guild Wars anyway), and the game's 20 missions present lots of replay incentive thanks to a tiered reward system.
  4. If you're already a Guild Wars player, Nightfall is worth it for the story, continent, professions, and heroes. If you're new, Nightfall is the best installment so far, and a great place to start with this deservedly ultra successful MMO.
  5. It serves as the perfect introduction to the franchise or indeed MMORPG games in general, as the quest system is exceptionally easy to follow, while the presentation and visuals are top notch.
  6. Guild Wars fans should not hesitate in picking up this title for the new professions and heroes alone. And with no monthly fees, Guild Wars Nightfall serves as an excellent introduction to those unfamiliar with the MMORPG genre or Guild Wars series.
  7. Nightfall is easily the best of three Guild Wars products and has set a very high bar for the next chapter. [Jan. 2007, p.76]
  8. Adds a PvE campaign that is better than in many single-player RPG's. The new hero system is excellent and brings a new aspect to PvE play. As a result, Guild Wars now appeals also to those who are not so interested in PvP. [Jan 2007]
  9. Whether looked at as a standalone game or an update to previous Guild Wars titles, Nightfall is a winner. While it isn't particularly innovative and won't win any awards for major technical upgrades, it is a very nice addition to the series, and most importantly, it's simply fun to play.
  10. Something of a triumph...Simply the best Guild wars yet. [Christmas 2006, p.76]
  11. Absolutely gorgeous to look at. [Jan 2007, p.66]
  12. Content wise, Guild Wars Nightfall is an excellent purchase for the Guild Wars community, but also for those who want to see why Guild Wars is so popular with MMORPG players who prefer competitive PvP gameplay above all else.
  13. In the end, though, Nightfall is the best chapter so far in the Guild Wars package and I’d highly recommend it to anyone who skipped out on Factions or quit shortly after its release.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 95 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. [Anonymous]
    May 27, 2007
    6
    No where near as good as the previous games. I could only play the campaign through once with getting bored and leaving the rest of my No where near as good as the previous games. I could only play the campaign through once with getting bored and leaving the rest of my characters half way through. Its basically do this mission, run here, do this mission, run there. Full Review »
  2. Feb 19, 2012
    10
    Yet again ArenaNet shows they can make a quality mmo, or in this case and campaign addition to an already great product! With a whole newYet again ArenaNet shows they can make a quality mmo, or in this case and campaign addition to an already great product! With a whole new continent, a very large one I should say, and even more classes, this is an absolute must! Full Review »
  3. anonymousanonymous
    Jul 30, 2008
    10
    this is by far the best game i have ever played from the corsair to abbadon this game was the best in the series and i give it a perfect tenthis is by far the best game i have ever played from the corsair to abbadon this game was the best in the series and i give it a perfect ten the challenge and time needed to complete it is what makes it so great and the armor and skills makes this game the best game I say this is better than world of warcraft halo half life and many more things combined for no monthly fees an actual storyline (unlike that stupid world of warcraft) and a point in playing such as an awesome storyline and the best ending in all of the guild wars games!! buy this game or be bored for the rest of your life and please do not look up the ending on youtube it ruins the point of playing through!! Full Review »