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  • Summary: Every origin
    Begins with a spark.
    Enter the worlds best strategy card game with Magic Duels, an all-new digital experience! Immerse yourself in the world of Magic: The Gatherings exciting new Origins campaign as you play through the stories of five iconic Planeswalkers. Hone your
    Every origin
    Begins with a spark.
    Enter the worlds best strategy card game with Magic Duels, an all-new digital experience!
    Immerse yourself in the world of Magic: The Gatherings exciting new Origins campaign as you play through the stories of five iconic Planeswalkers. Hone your skills and build your deck of spells from an ever-growing library of collectible cards, then take on your friends or thousands of AI opponents in Battle Mode.
    Enjoy virtually endless gameplay with regular card and content updates, quests and achievements, multiple play modes-including fan favorites like Two-Headed Giant-and fully earnable content. The new Skill Quest training system and enhanced Deck Builder with step-by-step guidance ensure an epic Magic experience for new and veteran players alike.
    Join 20 million Magic fans around the world and begin your journey in Magic Duels now!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jul 22, 2015
    88
    If you’re a new player looking to learn Magic: The Gathering, Magic Duels is the best place to start. If you’re a seasoned veteran, the way the game uses rarity restrictions to create a unique environment make it an attractive alternative for some duels.
  2. Aug 5, 2015
    85
    Despite having some imperfections that would be easy to polish the character of true free-to-play makes more lift up his hand as to the requirements with the work of Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Aug 11, 2015
    85
    This is a good relaunch for the Wizards of the Coast’s card game. Now we have to wait and see what kind of support it’ll have.
  4. Aug 12, 2015
    73
    The potential is really good, but not really capitalized on. It's nonetheless an evolving platform, and future updates could work around the bugs and crashes, making it really interesting for all Magic fans out there.
  5. Aug 28, 2015
    70
    With Magic Duels: Origins, Wizards of the Coast tries a new beginning for the digital series, managing to build a solid game that will probably satisfy most players’ needs. That said it’s too early to praise unconditionally, as future updates will be vital for the health of the game.
  6. Aug 1, 2015
    70
    No Hearthstone killer - yet. But with improved quests and the promised new card sets it could soon be one of the best games of the genre.
  7. CD-Action
    Nov 15, 2015
    65
    A great way to enter the world of Magic: The Gathering, but due to some simplifications and design choices that’s pretty much all Magic Duels is good for. [11/2015, p.59]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20
  1. Aug 2, 2015
    10
    This was easily one of the best hours I've spent playing something lately. It's free to play, it's fun and it is great to learn about theThis was easily one of the best hours I've spent playing something lately. It's free to play, it's fun and it is great to learn about the origins. I highly recommend it. Expand
  2. Aug 14, 2015
    9
    This game has been getting bombarded by harsh reviews that are 80% junk reviews complaining about bugs which inevitably become fixed, but thisThis game has been getting bombarded by harsh reviews that are 80% junk reviews complaining about bugs which inevitably become fixed, but this game is pretty fun. A lot of people complain about "crummy cards" an the 4 common/3uncommon/2rare/1mythic deck construction restrictions, but it keeps the game BALANCED. It's kind of nice having magic games again where you don't have to deal with a 3rd turn Rafiq that enables your lifelinker to deal 10 drain damage on the 3rd turn anymore. My biggest qualm is that the set size is waaayyyyy too small. At least with hearthstone it feels like your a card collector with a lot of random chance when opening packs, with this, it's more like X amount of packs you either need to buy or free-earn to get the entire set automatically. They can remedy this by adding a disenchant copied cards feature like in hearthstone or make it so you can actually trade cards with people online to give these cards some real value. Expand
  3. Feb 9, 2016
    8
    Magic Duels Origins is a really good game. Really.
    If you don't play Magic, the tutorial is really well done, and you will find in the game a
    Magic Duels Origins is a really good game. Really.
    If you don't play Magic, the tutorial is really well done, and you will find in the game a gameplay with a good depth, many cards, and many ways to win.
    If you already play Magic, it's a cool game for playing when you don't have your friends at home. The mechanical depth is here, but with less cards than the physical game (and it's absolutely normal...)

    I regret some graphical features (anti-alisasing !), but you can force them with your graphic card settings applications.

    I never experienced crash or disconnections with this game, so I definitely recommend it, and it's free, and you can enjoy the game without pay anything (I already play to the physical game, so I don't plan to buy any card on Magic Duels Origins)
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  4. Nov 19, 2015
    5
    If you are a newer magic player or have even a slight interest in learning how to play Magic, check this game out.

    If you are already an
    If you are a newer magic player or have even a slight interest in learning how to play Magic, check this game out.

    If you are already an avid Magic player, then this is a hard pass.
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  5. Nov 25, 2015
    2
    This game is one of the most frustrating games I've ever experienced when it comes to MTG. 200 coin cap per day, 150 coins per booster, and ohThis game is one of the most frustrating games I've ever experienced when it comes to MTG. 200 coin cap per day, 150 coins per booster, and oh yeah you only get 5-15 for a win against the AI. If you wanna play with your friends you can, but you get 0 progress towards anything. Magic 2015 had a much better system for unlocking boosters, you get one if you win and don't have to waste your time trying to grind and get rewarded for playing against your friends. That isn't even the worst part about it, you only get 6 cards per booster pack. The developer made the game free to play, but it is most definitely a pay to progress title. I would much rather spend 15 dollars on the game and have the mechanics change back to how it was before rather than spend 2 dollars per booster. Yes, 150 coins is 2 dollars. I will never spend money on this game, it isn't worth it seeing how you only have a small chance of getting a good card. Expand
  6. Feb 15, 2016
    2
    The game can be fun to a certain point and can teach the mechanics of the game. It's most frustrating when you can't progress further becauseThe game can be fun to a certain point and can teach the mechanics of the game. It's most frustrating when you can't progress further because you're limited to drawing only land cards or monster cards with only 2-3 land cards and then get beat by the AI who tends to draw near perfect hands (even land to creature/spell ratio) every game. Gave up on the game when I got stuck in story mode, Liliana vs Raven. I was drawing lands with 2-3 creatures and then drawing a bunch of lands with no creatures or drawing creatures with 2-3 lands followed by a bunch of creatures for 15 straight games. Not sure if this was intended but it got annoying fast. Expand
  7. May 31, 2017
    0
    f2p treadmill... finally uninstalled it. Limited cards, limited in how many cards you can win per day, endless bugs you frequently have tof2p treadmill... finally uninstalled it. Limited cards, limited in how many cards you can win per day, endless bugs you frequently have to Ctrl+Alt+Del out of. And whatever effort you put in you aren't progressing in the real mtgo, this is just a side game. The interface is also quite annoying. Expand

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