Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Game World Navigator Magazine
    May 21, 2020
    80
    Everyone wants to repeat Hearthstone’s success, but most new CCGs stick to fantasy setting, and the rest go for sci-fi. For people who can’t stomach either (or just prefer something more grounded in reality), KARDS will be a real treat. [Issue#245, p.62]
  2. May 6, 2020
    80
    KARDS is a great entry into the digital card game space that does just enough to make it worth trying for everyone, rather than just WWII buffs. While it doesn't revolutionize the genre, KARDS never really stumbles much either, and the amount of polish for a game that's only one base set and an expansion into its life cycle is remarkable. There's a lot of promise in KARDS that suggests it could get even better, too, so if it begins to feel a bit more daring in how it designs its card abilities, there's every chance this is the foundation of a real game-changer in the future.
  3. Apr 21, 2020
    80
    If you like tactical card battles and are not opposed to the WWII setting, Kards delivers plentiful.
  4. Apr 21, 2020
    80
    KARDS is a free to play WWII card battler that combines card battling with resource management. You'll need to think carefully about what cards you play and when if you want to succeed. There are some balance issues, but nothing that ruins the game entirely. Online matchmaking is the quickest I've ever seen.
  5. Dec 12, 2019
    80
    The price point for entry feels quite reasonable. There is a one-time promotion for new players that provides ten packs for $4.95. From there, bundles of packs, a pre-order for an expansion, and an “Equipment” tab which offers cosmetics like card backs also become available. Compared to all the other online card games out there, this feels perfectly average in asking price, but growing a collection as a free-to-play player feels somewhat slow by comparison.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 33
  2. Negative: 9 out of 33
  1. May 22, 2020
    0
    Game itself is **** for a lot of reasons

    - Nations has no balance. there are couple of combinations with 99% win ratio on 4-5 turn - Pure
    Game itself is **** for a lot of reasons

    - Nations has no balance. there are couple of combinations with 99% win ratio on 4-5 turn
    - Pure dev team with really bad coding (this **** comes from EXAMPLE OF CARD game in unreal engine). they add some images about ww2 and some "new" mechanics which is totally broken due bad randomization. if u have about 10 orders in ur deck its almost 100% chance u will never get them at all during match.
    - if u play more than 2-3 hours a day after short a while u will loose any game cuz of RANDOMIZATION of starting cards. My record is 15 in a row
    - Matchmaking is not working properly.
    - Strongly pay 2 win strategy
    - huge amount of fake reviews of players with less than 2 hours on steam

    doesn't worth to play but there is no alternative on cards game for now
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  2. May 7, 2020
    10
    Finally a good CCG that is not an over the top animation fantasy game. I am a big WWII fan and I think that the game really captures theFinally a good CCG that is not an over the top animation fantasy game. I am a big WWII fan and I think that the game really captures the genre, the frontline also provides a strategic element that makes the game more dynamic and fund. Overall, I think this is a well-designed game in terms of mechanics and I really like the artwork and illustrations in the game. Full Review »
  3. Jul 14, 2021
    1
    1939's greediness is second to none. As a card game that has a pitifully small player base, Kards' pricing is ridiculously high. Maybe the1939's greediness is second to none. As a card game that has a pitifully small player base, Kards' pricing is ridiculously high. Maybe the only more expensive CCG alive is Komoney's Yugioh DL. And it does not even have rarity protection - you would get cards from packs that will be given to you through experience rewards anyway, you would get cards from packs that will be given to you in full from Theaters of War. This is totally absurd.

    Considering that the artwork and music of this game are basically free to grab, 1939's game designers are pathetically incapable. The core mechanic is basically plagiarized from Hearthstone and yet the balance of the game is still a joke. Not sure where all the card pack money goes to but clearly not into this game.
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