Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 4, 2013
    90
    One thing that really hasn’t changed since 2010 is how Duels presents itself. The UI and playing field have been spruced up with a few fancy animations here and there but it’s still mostly the same. In truth, this isn’t such a bad thing, though if Stainless wants its series to become something more than an adaptation they need to look into adding 3D models and new effects.
  2. Jun 28, 2013
    88
    It's not the real thing, but at ten dollars, it's an incredible value with a great selection of modes and plenty to unlock.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 4, 2013
    4
    Duels of the Planeswalkers would be something very big if they used all the potential that the physical Magic cards have.

    The developers
    Duels of the Planeswalkers would be something very big if they used all the potential that the physical Magic cards have.

    The developers should take a look to what other trading card games are doing.
    I'm thinking on Might and Magic Duel of Champions when I say this, because Magic is going to loose in the digital field if it doesn't take advantage of the potential that the game has with its existing physical cards.

    Free to play, expansions, tournaments, focused on online, prizes, and a flexible editor are just some ideas I'm missing since the very first Duels of the Planeswalkers and I was hoping that could change with the following editions, but now I see that, in my opinion, they are in the wrong direction.
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  2. Jul 28, 2013
    5
    Despite loving Magic the Gathering, my personality despises being taken advantage of. Although fun this version again is an advanced tutorialDespite loving Magic the Gathering, my personality despises being taken advantage of. Although fun this version again is an advanced tutorial and therefore a slap in the face. I will say this game is certainly without question worth the asking price of $10 but I always beg the question why they don't just sell the same virtual cards as in the store for the same price or less and make it convenient for us ccg lovers to play the game online easier. What really irks me is if you spend time with this version you will realize just how lovely you are getting the shaft. Up front the package looks awesome but as you play you realize that every single mode is just a teaser tutorial and a roadblock to enjoying the game. Sealed play allows just the right amount of winning packs to top out into meaningless territory and cheats on top of that and campaign mode is very short and limited. Again, by the time you figure this out you can't disagree it was worth $10 but past that, meh. Full Review »
  3. Jul 23, 2013
    7
    Magic 2014 is yet again a learning tool for most people. It is user friendly and informative for those who are new to the game. The problemMagic 2014 is yet again a learning tool for most people. It is user friendly and informative for those who are new to the game. The problem is that is does not lend itself to its target audience well, that being hardcore Magic players. The game still has failed to offer an open deck builder and the challenges have been dumbed down. Regardless of this, the game is at least presented well and for those who are not skilled spell casters will enjoy this. This however this may not be a good $9.99 purchase for those who have had issues with the past editions of the game. Full Review »