Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Jun 9, 2015
    60
    A strategic game pointing more about amarcord rather than on its effective qualities, much more limited than the amount of feature would initially suggest. A varied product but, definitively not exciting.
  2. May 15, 2015
    53
    All-too similar playable factions is just one of letdowns of Worlds of Magic. Building and expanding a fantasy empire feels like a chore.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    May 13, 2015
    72
    Worlds of Magic is a nice modernization of Master of Magic. It is a pity that the AI is too passive and the UI feels like it is still 90s. [May 2015]
  4. CD-Action
    Apr 30, 2015
    30
    It’s got some strong foundations but the execution begs for a mercy killing. [05/2015, p.59]
  5. Apr 15, 2015
    60
    There are a ton of small annoyances that collectively detracted from my overall experience with Worlds of Magic, mainly because the game was still unfinished. Glitching tooltips and crashes (which happened less often since one of the updates), together with the obfuscated nature of how things work, made the game unsatisfying.
  6. Worlds of Magic invades your life like a hungry spirit of a Christmas long past due, its eyes alight with blue flame, its bony fingers grasping the autobiography of Master of Magic. In a few hours, after it’ll disappear in a puff of glitchy smoke, your head will ache and you’ll have trouble remembering the events of your time together. Still, you’ll have a feeling that it wasn’t all that bad. [May 2015, p.74]
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 10, 2015
    60
    Usable turn-based strategy does have a lot of mistakes, but you can feel the fanatical enthusiasm of its creators. And we can’t forget a few really good ideas in this piece. [Issue#251]
  8. Apr 1, 2015
    20
    Its fantasy world is undercut by bland artistic direction and a lack of conviction.
  9. Mar 26, 2015
    42
    Worlds of Magic would have been passable had it not been so buggy.
  10. Mar 20, 2015
    60
    Worlds of Magic is a solid turn-based strategy, although it's not without issues. Perhaps not especially good-looking, but still satisfying for fans of the genre.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
  1. Apr 2, 2015
    3
    This game is not hardcore. It's a pale, buggy imitation of Masters of Magic from 20 years ago with much of the magic removed. It's not aThis game is not hardcore. It's a pale, buggy imitation of Masters of Magic from 20 years ago with much of the magic removed. It's not a horrible 4X game, but there are a few major issues.

    1. It's buggy. As hell. Like that tactical combat didn't work on release. Or lockups when taking cities. Or corrupting saves. Or a host of other issues. It should have never been released in this condition.

    2. Some of what made MoM great has been removed. For instance there are more shards now but none of them have the features or coolness of the old Myrror in the original game.

    These are just a couple of examples of issues. Major spell/racial imbalances, map zooming issues, control issues, AI issues...the list goes on and on. At this point it's so unpolished you can't even tell if it's a diamond or a cubic zirconia. It's just a rock.

    What it is right now is a buggy, pale version of a former classic. After a couple of games I see no reason to return to it. Save your money.
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  2. Apr 3, 2015
    8
    This is a future classic. The team is great and making changes every day. If you loved Master of Magic, you will love this. The game has tonsThis is a future classic. The team is great and making changes every day. If you loved Master of Magic, you will love this. The game has tons of replayability. I don't think you can ever get bored. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Very pleased overall. Full Review »
  3. Mar 31, 2015
    10
    This game is a hardcore, old school 4x game. If that appeals to you, you'll love it. If you don't like that kind of game, try something likeThis game is a hardcore, old school 4x game. If that appeals to you, you'll love it. If you don't like that kind of game, try something like Fallen Enchantress or Warlock 2. Full Review »