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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 28, 2020
    100
    An excellent and faithful conversion of the iconic card game into a very welcoming computer free-to-play form. This is a hit. [Issue#300]
  2. Oct 8, 2019
    90
    The easy way to play and know about one of the greatest card games in history. Magic Arena takes the best from Magic: The Gathering and put in a nice and exemplar F2P experience.
  3. Nov 8, 2019
    90
    Magic Arena is easily the most accessible and user-friendly version of the classic strategy card game. As the platform grows, makes improvements, and adds additional sets over time, it is sure to continue to be one of the main ways that gamers experience Magic: The Gathering at both the casual and competitive levels.
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    85
    Magic: The Gathering Arena is an absolutely brilliant recreation of Magic only held back by Wizards of the Coast's monetization strategy and some unfinished business. With more of an open mind toward new modes of play (plus ways to keep your old cards relevant) and a better client, this could be the definitive way to play the best card game in the world for the foreseeable future.
  5. Oct 10, 2019
    80
    You can’t beat the feeling of playing Magic with cardboard in your hands. Still, Arena presents a slick realisation in digital form, and one that should suit both old hands and newcomers.
  6. Oct 6, 2019
    80
    Magic: The Gathering Arena is the perfect digital version of the real Magic with all the pros and the cons. It's complex, very deep and extremely addictive but it requires to spend a lot of real money to be competitive.
  7. Oct 10, 2019
    70
    MTG Arena is not yet perfect and it's probably why it is not essential to every player. It remains a very valuable help and will evolve anyway to become an essential card game developing its esport side. If you have not played it yet, do not hesitate to download it for knowledge, and if you are practicing Magic, you will play it one day or another.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 68
  2. Negative: 54 out of 68
  1. Feb 11, 2020
    10
    Coming from MTG Online, this is an insane experience that is legitimately free. There are of course in-game purchase options, but the need isComing from MTG Online, this is an insane experience that is legitimately free. There are of course in-game purchase options, but the need is minimal and will not take away from any fun you'd otherwise have playing this great game. Grinding is always an option in place of real money spending, and the play is clean, crisp, and well thought out. Excellent emergence out of beta. Expand
  2. Jul 8, 2019
    8
    The primary complaint this game gets are about it's mechanics. I felt it necessary to sign up on this site just to create my first review toThe primary complaint this game gets are about it's mechanics. I felt it necessary to sign up on this site just to create my first review to counter the negative reviews.

    Deep user interface, makes me think it's either for the higher IQ's among us, or it's just not that simple to get understand[period].

    I have given this game a little effort (without paying) in the last few days... around 2-3 hours or so, per day. That could be 5 games or 15. I am glad I found MTG: Arena. I think it may be a little harder than {certain} other games in the CCG category. So, after all it's got my attention for now, probably because of that, but it might be a little deeper, which may a little more on the part of the user in getting used to. They have as far as I can tell, evened out the Pay-to-Win factors quite a lot with a little significant time put in above just simple participation.
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  3. Mar 21, 2020
    3
    Seit der Beta habe ich 500 unnötige Gems die völlig nutzlos sind.
    Ich habe während der Beta Geld ausgegeben um ein bisschen was reissen zu
    Seit der Beta habe ich 500 unnötige Gems die völlig nutzlos sind.
    Ich habe während der Beta Geld ausgegeben um ein bisschen was reissen zu können. Damals habt ihr mir ALLES wieder weggenommen. Dafür erhielt ich Gems. Dafür schon mal ein "Fickt euch"
    Uebrig geblieben sind genau 500 Gems. Wer hätte das gedacht. 3 Packs kosten genau 600. Ihr seid solche Wichser. Nun wollte ich heute mal raus finden ob ich zuerst die Abzocker Gems kaufen muss um an Packs zu kommen. Habe unten links, ganz klein Change Payment Method gefunden.
    Um meine Kreditkarte nutzen zu können muss ich zuerst irgend einer Firma Geld überweisen? Noch nie sowas erlebt. Ihr seid das Letzte.
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  4. Oct 29, 2020
    1
    As someone who's played the actual card game, this as a video game is terrible.

    The pacing is slowed by the render times and your network,
    As someone who's played the actual card game, this as a video game is terrible.

    The pacing is slowed by the render times and your network, yeah you need to connect to a network to play the single-player campaign mode.
    Also, the campaign mode is structured so poorly that it's more of a puzzle game than a card game.

    Let's not forget the godawful tutorial segment that YOU CAN'T OPT OUT OF. Seriously, I couldn't care less about a lore-based tutorial segment. I just want to learn the general mechanics of how the game plays without all the interruptions from stupid and shallow banter by an npc designed to lose.

    I have no idea what the online games/matches are like because I can't unlock enough cards through the campaign mode to even stand a chance against real players.
    Not to mention how obviously the devs want you to pay for DIGITAL cards just so you can have a possible chance of having fun in an online match.

    I will actively discourage anyone from playing this horrendous excuse for a card game. Go get TableTop Simulator! It's actually fun for a poorly optimized game and you don't have to pay money to find good games for it!
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  5. Sep 28, 2020
    0
    MTGA is a perfect example of greed killing a once great product.

    You might as well put all your money in a slot machine, because MTGA takes
    MTGA is a perfect example of greed killing a once great product.

    You might as well put all your money in a slot machine, because MTGA takes “collecting cards” to a whole new scummy level. Gone are the days of paying to get something of value. On arena, you put money in, and the only “value” you get is being forced to play against meta decks piloted by the unemployed and whales. This is not magic, this is a casino. F wotc and F their greedy business plan. Done with this absolute garbage
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  6. Oct 1, 2020
    0
    Either pay hundreds of dollars or play same boring decks because you don't have cards for new ones. Also everyone is playing same meta decks.
  7. Mar 1, 2019
    0
    Schizophrenic Wallet Warriors will excel at this game. "In order to make the world a better place, we need to exterminate the human race." -Schizophrenic Wallet Warriors will excel at this game. "In order to make the world a better place, we need to exterminate the human race." - Misanthropist. Expand

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