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Mixed or average reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 44
  2. Negative: 7 out of 44

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  1. Oct 3, 2010
    Not for oldies.
    If you been playing this game with real cards and paying alot for these and getting into physical fights, this game probably won't have much to offer. But to me who doesn't have any friends with cards nor wish to buy them, this is a great value. Been playing it on the xbox and it's so good for just chilling while still having to be strategic.
    I hope however some more deck
    costumization will appear, more decks and more options e.g. choosing which land cards to actually use, cause sometimes when the spell just need random, you can limit your next spell by using the incorrent land. Expand
  2. Nov 4, 2010
    This game is probably great fun for people new to MtG in general, and it can be exciting the way collectible things are, if you can't get all you want. In other words, you can't customise decks properly - just adding cards isn't enough. This with mana management issues and few other glitches makes the game poor for any experienced player - after some point it *restricts* the technical playing. Graphics are nice, but also bring out the grandness feeling of magical combat and could do quite a bit better on usability: a lot of information is decoded way smaller, wrong places, and with bad contrast than it could be. For new, and maybe young, players: This could be great fun; For experienced players or rules-lawyers: Few challenges are interesting, but campaign is a bit boring and frustrating. But then again, it's cheap on MtG-scale. Expand
  3. Dec 11, 2012
    Watered down console port and not a good example of what MTG is. Locked decks kill customization and multiplayer potential along with porting issues. They dropped this in favor of the yearly releases for a reason and it isn't even sold on Steam anymore.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. It's cheaper than an actual Starter pack. [Issue#49, p.103]
  2. Duels of the Planeswalkers (which bears the same title as the 11-year old expansion to MicroProse’s adaptation of M:TG) is a neat, albeit simplified, adaptation of the classic game.
  3. If you're already a Magic expert, this is an acceptable way to get in a few games online with friends, though you'll likely find the inability to create your own deck to be a pretty major drawback. If you're a Magic neophyte, you'll get more out of this experience.