• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Jan 11, 2017
  • Also On: PC
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 26, 2017
    90
    A perfect game for any Yu-Gi-Oh! fan, but also a great entry point for those interested in Yu-Gi-Oh!, or even popular CCGs in general. In a crowded market, Yu-Gi-Oh! still manages to stand above the crowd.
  2. Jan 18, 2017
    90
    It’s a nice nostalgic throwback for me personally, and the visuals look great and the music is fun. The dialogue has been giving me a ton of laughs because of how corny it can be, and the controls are great for touch screen devices.
  3. Feb 1, 2017
    83
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is not only a great homage to the series but also a good starting point for the gamers who don't already know its mechanics.
  4. Feb 2, 2017
    70
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links might lack some of the depth of the original, but it’s still a pretty good mobile conversion. By cutting certain elements down, you’ll be able to get more accomplished than you would have before.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Dec 19, 2017
    10
    I think it's the best mobile game ever. I spent about a month playing Duel Linkd and
    I'm still not bored with this game. Love pvp, making
    I think it's the best mobile game ever. I spent about a month playing Duel Linkd and
    I'm still not bored with this game. Love pvp, making decks and buying cards for free. Trust me - it is not p2w.
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  2. May 16, 2018
    9
    Excellent card game for mobile devices that has been given a lot of care to properly fit touchscreen devices and short duels on the go. HighExcellent card game for mobile devices that has been given a lot of care to properly fit touchscreen devices and short duels on the go. High production quality with full voice over and great animation make playing this game a joy and it is fairly easy to proceed in the game without ever paying anything as you'll be rewarded constantly with fair amounts of diamonds through quests and special events.
    Some minor balancing issues, (at rare points) dumb A.I. and other small things lower this impression only slightly.

    And by the way, I think having a unique cardpool and rules specifically made for this game and meta was the best choice they could make and gives some interesting new deck types to enjoy.
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  3. May 17, 2018
    8
    A great mobile app and an excellent example of how you balance a free to play game and a gem economy. The greatest feature of this game isA great mobile app and an excellent example of how you balance a free to play game and a gem economy. The greatest feature of this game is you don't have to buy anything with real money to get a Top Tier deck. They give you enough free gems to get booster packs, structure decks or straight trading your jank rares for a better one. The only way you run out of steam is if you try to build a bunch of decks at once and sporadically spend your gems on pointless packs instead of trying to construct a viable deck. Progression is great in this game, in terms of unlocking or gaining new cards, this whole game is comparable to the DS games in how fast it takes to get multiple powerful decks. I haven't spent a single dollar and I have King of Games Worthy decks. Play the game, play the quizzes and claim the free stuff they give you. Expand
  4. Jan 16, 2018
    8
    If you are a fan of classic Yu-Gi-Oh you will enjoy this game.

    Not only does it have a good free to play model but has a fun playstyle too;
    If you are a fan of classic Yu-Gi-Oh you will enjoy this game.

    Not only does it have a good free to play model but has a fun playstyle too; be aware this game is not the original playing field with 5 spell/trap zones, 5 monster zones, and 40 card decks. Instead this format is quick format; which means there are 3 spell/trap zones, 3 monster zones, and a 20-30 card deck with a 5 card extra deck.

    Pack system is good, they give out many free gems and do effectively continuous events to provide more free stuff for players, which is amazing for a free to play game.

    The ace cards such as Dark Magician and Blue Eyes have amazing animations compared to many of the previous Yu-Gi-Oh games, and the characters live up to their personalities; with interactions between many.

    Its also one of the first continuously updated games of Yu-Gi-Oh to date, so you know that this game is certainly going to last, and Konami isn't just going to realease a Duel Links 2019 next year.

    Overall this game is pretty great, and I would recommend it if you've ever been slightly interested
    in Yu-Gi-Oh and want to play it on the go.
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  5. Jun 10, 2017
    1
    Pay to win on the point of being unfair, many and many screens to just to do simple things, this game is really bad,To increase level is timePay to win on the point of being unfair, many and many screens to just to do simple things, this game is really bad,To increase level is time consuming, and looking at a small screen of cell phone damages the vision, it is sad because it had more potential and I was excited when it was announced. Expand
  6. Apr 10, 2017
    0
    From the moment the download started I knew that this game was actually a piece of garbage. First of all it stopped the download 4 or 5 timesFrom the moment the download started I knew that this game was actually a piece of garbage. First of all it stopped the download 4 or 5 times which is bogus because my download speed is in the 25-30 range (I checked to make sure).
    Once the game finally downloaded, I chose my character and started that amazing duel where we summon vanillas and I beat my opponent down; riveting game-play as always Ko-money.
    To be completely honest, I stopped the game after that. Basically I came to write a review because this game is absolute trash compared to dueling network, the site they shut down when they dropped this app to eliminate competition. I want anyone looking for reviews to know that dueling book is a way to play yugioh online with access to all the cards
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  7. Mar 2, 2017
    0
    Pré-script.
    If you want a decent, fair, tactical and with a campaign, daily duel quests, draft and a few more game modes, go and try
    Pré-script.
    If you want a decent, fair, tactical and with a campaign, daily duel quests, draft and a few more game modes, go and try "MABINOGI DUEL". This is the CCG game i'm playing right now and it doesn't have the RIDICULOUS after duel rewards that YUGIOH does.

    Now,

    After a good start YUGIOH Duel Links becomes quickly boring.

    The lack of decent events, game modes (quests, daily duels, draft, sealed, main campaign...) and the RIDICULOUS rewards for completing quests (i.e. 10 coins for completing ALL weekly quests, when a pack of 3 cards costs you 50 coins???) makes me wanna quit this game and get back to my old PSP to play YUGIOH.

    This game could be great, but by now it's not... What is the motivation for dueling? To get keys for more dueling, (against Legendary Duelists)? REALLY? (Sometimes you get a GOLDEN chest with an AMAZING 1 COIN, REALLY??? Is this a JOKE??? or a crappy repeated card that you already have a dozen...

    You should make a game like the ones in PSP with some sort of quests and tournaments and not the crap events you have by now in this game.

    This game is only in the beggining and there is still a lot they can do here, but, i think it's gonna happen like Pokemon Go and after the initial wave, most people start quiting it and only pure "blind" fans keep playing it.

    For now i'm deleting this game and charging my PSP to play a decent YUGIOH game or playing the recent cool game i've discovered: MABINOGI DUEL where you don't feel exploited and have fair rewards by playing it.

    I don't mind paying in a game and unfortunately i've already spent 12 euros on YUGIOH LINKS, but that's the last coin you'll see from me. Like i said before, 1 gold coin in a GOLDEN chest and 10 gold coins from cleaning all WEEKLY (not daily) quests. While you pay 50 coins, for usually, 3 REPEATED cards is worst than a BAD JOKE...

    At least in MTG Duels after you have 3 copies of a certain card you won't get that card anymore. Here you get more and more and more of the same cards.

    This game doesn't really deserve a zero score, but until you make changes in some departments in this game, for me this game scores a zero because it doesn't deserve to be in my iPad.

    Maybe someday (after you make the necessary changes) i'll install it again and change my score but until then:

    ZERO is what you'll get!!!
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