Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 14, 2020
    90
    Unique mechanics, dynamic gameplay and polished presentation make this the collectible card game to beat.
  2. May 11, 2020
    90
    Whether you’re playing Expeditions, drafting a wild deck in traditional PvP, or picking apart a previously successful strategy, Legends of Runeterra finds a way to reward you for it by always having something for you to gain experience toward. Spending time in the game is investing in your future success, and the gains are often represented quite immediately in the form of new cards to toy with, bringing the most avid players back to the drawing board for more. While balance changes are undoubtedly on the horizon and the state of the game will evolve over time, Legends of Runeterra currently does a good job of introducing players to a colorful world popularised by League of Legends, and it’s a rollicking good time to boot.
  3. May 7, 2020
    88
    Legends of Runeterra is a card-based game full of interesting and complex mechanics that feels unique thanks to its dynamic round system, strategy-defining champions and a generous system to get new cards.
  4. May 5, 2020
    88
    Legends of Runeterra is a fantastic digital card game that is still struggling with some flaws in its mobile implementation. However, if you have a PC and a space for a new collectible card game in your life, then this is one of the best you can play.
  5. May 29, 2020
    85
    Legends of Runeterra is one of the best card games on the market today thanks to the successful mix of accessibility and depth. There are some imperfections to fix, but the experience already is absolutely worth and addictive.
  6. May 19, 2020
    85
    Riot Games enters the world of card games with Legends of Runeterra, a more than interesting title for lovers collectible card games. It's highly recommended, especially for newcomers who are not sure about getting into card games: Legends of Runeterra is going to be one of the best they will find.
  7. May 7, 2020
    85
    Legends of Runeterra is a very ambitious product that denotes a well thought out long term strategy. Therefore, if you are a fan of card games, we strongly recommend you to try it.
  8. May 5, 2020
    85
    Welcoming, dynamic and rarely frustrating, LoR systematically allows the player to respond to an attack if he has the cards in hand.
  9. May 5, 2020
    85
    With new and fun mechanics, and a generous economic system, Riot Games proves that things can still be different in the card collectible games, and once said that, also better. The experience of 10 years of League of Legends must be useful to build a bright future for Legends of Runeterra.
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  1. Feb 11, 2020
    Legends of Runeterra has a lot to offer as it enters the digital card game ring. Exploring the League of Legends universe in card form is enjoyable and addictive, and slicing an opponent down with a Fiora flourish or a Thresh-hooked hero is a blast. [Beta review score = 83]
  2. Feb 4, 2020
    Clever innovations and a generous economy make Legends of Runeterra easy to love. [Open Beta review score = 85]
  3. Runeterra might not be packed with interesting decisions, but it is loaded with charm. It’s nice. It’s soothing. That’s enough.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 42
  2. Negative: 12 out of 42
  1. May 23, 2020
    4
    Another pay to win card game in the same vein as Hearthstone and Gwent. If you like Hearthstone but would rather play a card game set in theAnother pay to win card game in the same vein as Hearthstone and Gwent. If you like Hearthstone but would rather play a card game set in the League of Legends universe then this game is worth checking out. Be forewarned though, just as with Hearthstone, you'll either have to spend a lot of money up front or spend a copious amount of time playing the game over the coming months to be able to build a competitive deck.

    The game seems generous at first with rewards, but you quickly learn that the rewards aren't the powerful cards you really need to compete. And if you decide you do want to spend money, then I hope you have plenty of cash to burn because it will cost quite a bit to build a competitive deck or two with how the shop is structured.

    Card balance and mana costs need a lot of tuning, which is surprising since I would have assumed they would have gotten this more balanced before going live. Some champions are absolutely broken, Tryndemere springs to mind. He's insanely powerful and once he's on the field it's a guaranteed win. Doesn't require any set up or intricate card combinations to pull off, just play him and you win 95% of the time. That's not well balanced, and that's just one example.

    Stay away from this game unless you plan on spending a lot of money, or don't plan on having a competitive deck for several months, because it will take at least that long to build with the reward system currently in place.
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  2. May 14, 2020
    10
    Very F2P friendly, very new player friendly, BUT also very skill expressive. Uses the digital aspect perfectly. Easily beats Hearthstone and IVery F2P friendly, very new player friendly, BUT also very skill expressive. Uses the digital aspect perfectly. Easily beats Hearthstone and I like it more then MtG and Gwent. Full Review »
  3. May 14, 2020
    10
    Ftp friendly like no other, and way more fun than I ever expected. Definitely the best mobile ccg I've played.