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  • Summary: In GWENT, gamers clash with their friends in fast-paced duels that combine bluffing, on-the-fly decision making and careful deck construction. The game is played over a best-of-three series of rounds, as players unleash their hand by slinging spells and diverse units with special abilitiesIn GWENT, gamers clash with their friends in fast-paced duels that combine bluffing, on-the-fly decision making and careful deck construction. The game is played over a best-of-three series of rounds, as players unleash their hand by slinging spells and diverse units with special abilities and use clever tricks to deceive their opponents. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 2, 2018
    85
    After years of iteration as a minigame and in beta, Gwent has come into its own as a great card game. It emphasizes keen decision-making over chance, and a great back-and-forth buildup ratchets up the tension across multiple rounds. With a great variety of decks and strategies at its disposal, as well as strong incentives to play match after match, Gwent proves great ideas can come from small beginnings.
  2. Oct 31, 2018
    80
    Gwent clearly learns from other digital collectible card games that have carved their niche out of the market, but its play style offers up an entirely different type of challenge. It's one that requires some investment, and hard decisions on which Faction you'd like to invest in, but Gwent also respects your time by rewarding you for nearly every action in a match, tempting you to play just one more. Its matches could use some fine-tuning in their pacing and presentation, but Gwent is otherwise a refreshingly new take on card games that establishes itself firmly outside of the simple side activity it was in The Witcher 3.
  3. Edge Magazine
    Dec 6, 2018
    80
    The price of this intricacy is that Gwent is anything but accessible... It feels both remarkably grown-up, and finely aged by its years of open development. [Jan 2019, p.120]
  4. CD-Action
    Nov 14, 2019
    80
    Gwent’s greatest asset are its basic mechanics – simple, easy to grasp and engaging mentally. Gives the players a lot of agency and even more tactics to discover and choose from. [13/2018, p.60]
  5. Oct 28, 2018
    78
    From Witcher III minigame to a proper title: let's try GWENT's final release.
  6. Nov 14, 2018
    70
    Gwent is a nice card game, but its final version is totally different from what everyone expected.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 77
  2. Negative: 30 out of 77
  1. Feb 2, 2020
    10
    Skill intensive, very F2P-friendly game with amazing art and lore. Devs care and changes come often.
    A little hard to initially get into (the
    Skill intensive, very F2P-friendly game with amazing art and lore. Devs care and changes come often.
    A little hard to initially get into (the new player experience has, and continues to, improve), but once you're hooked it's very hard to stop playing.
    Definitely recommend this to both card game, and Witcher fans!
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  2. Nov 24, 2019
    10
    Great game overall.
    Extremely F2P friendly; great sense of unlock progression; amazing art and card animations.
    Very strategic at its core,
    Great game overall.
    Extremely F2P friendly; great sense of unlock progression; amazing art and card animations.
    Very strategic at its core, with tons of depth.
    Current balance makes many different play-styles viable and competitive.
    The devs really do care; the game is in a great state, and constantly improving. Give it a shot!
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  3. Nov 13, 2018
    10
    I didn't like it at first but after 10 hours in homecoming i want to play another round. Game definitely need more cards and i hope we willI didn't like it at first but after 10 hours in homecoming i want to play another round. Game definitely need more cards and i hope we will see a lot of them in future. Expand
  4. Jan 26, 2021
    7
    Ну якщо чесно, я очікував зайти і зіграти партійку за шпигунів Північного Королівства, як в Відьмаку. Але виявилось, що гра в реліз вийшлаНу якщо чесно, я очікував зайти і зіграти партійку за шпигунів Північного Королівства, як в Відьмаку. Але виявилось, що гра в реліз вийшла іншою, як була на тестувані. Рядів стало 2, шпигунів заприватили Нільфи, а геймплей зводиться до збірки метової колоди карт, із спецкартами для "чесання" колоди за потрібними картами. Особисто я зіграв понад 50 годин, і встиг виконати всі завдання бойового пропуску, сезону Відьмаків, Вовка та Весіміра. Гра прекрасно заходить на фон дистанційного навчання. Бали зняті за оказуаленя гри, баги, часті виліти супротивника і надію розробників в те, що хтось буде донатити на 2+ бочки, коли можна купити 50 бочок за внутрішню валюту "Руду". Expand
  5. Jun 20, 2020
    4
    The game used to be good before full release then completely changed many mechanics of the game
  6. Feb 19, 2022
    0
    Просто игра де*ьмо. Предмета для сомнений или дискуссий нет.
  7. Jan 21, 2019
    0
    BEFORE YOU THINK A SCORE OF 0 IS UNJUSTIFIED PLEASE READ THIS! CDPR took huge amounts of real money from the players during a 1.5 year Beta,BEFORE YOU THINK A SCORE OF 0 IS UNJUSTIFIED PLEASE READ THIS! CDPR took huge amounts of real money from the players during a 1.5 year Beta, then they scrapped the entire game and re-used all the card artwork for a new game they called Gwent: Homecoming, which they refer to as the "release version". Nothing about Homecoming is the same game though and this is absolutely a bait-and-switch scheme. I only put $20 into the beta but i know people that put over $200 into that game which no longer exists anymore. They've not only sworn off CDPR but all beta's in general after this travesty. If any other company decided to pull this kind of stunt they would be crucified but since it's CDPR they get a free pass because the gaming industry needs someone to love and if not CDPR then who?

    All the card's abilities were changed going into "release state" which is a pretty big deal because that's the entire gameplay in a card game. Not only that but all the game's mechanics were removed or changed, things like Mulligans, Hand Limit, Leaders, Card Categories. Everything was dumbed down considerably to appeal to the broadest audience possible while adding a ton of RNG to what was a skill based game . What you ended up with is a completely UNTESTED buggy mess of a launch version that took nothing from it's long Beta. It's like an imposter stole Gwent's skin and is walking around in it and what's crazy is that there are actually people who like this skin stealing game because they never played the original . That is why I give this game an emotional 0 and i don't think it's an exaggeration at all. What CDPR did was actually criminal.
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