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  • Summary: You know the name. Now download and get ready for the most colossal crossover card set in Magic: The Gathering's history. Unlock powerful decks, earn rewards by playing, and jump into action for players of all skill levels.

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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: 14 out of 105
  2. Negative: 86 out of 105
  1. Jul 8, 2021
    10
    This is a fun free-to play game. I get that there's micro-transection to get cards pretty fast. But crafting makes it easier to get the cardsThis is a fun free-to play game. I get that there's micro-transection to get cards pretty fast. But crafting makes it easier to get the cards pretty fast so you won't feel forced to just buy, atleast it wasn't for me.

    Plus although I don't like micro-transection all that much I feel like in a card game it's easier to handle for me, cause it's better than buying new sequel to a card game and start collecting all over again, right? And sure you can get cards in real life instead but keep in mind there are no craft in real life so getting those deck in real life will be expansive plus not everyone has many friends to play with either.

    I saw some of the negative reviews and those are what I think about them. Also let me say I would like this game even more if it didn't had micro toward cards, but I still put it high up cause crafting won't make your hard work feel like a waste for pay to win players cause crafting is easy to begin with, and it's still better than buying new sequels everytime that's not free.

    And maybe I'm just lucky but I didn't found much bugs either. I do have a bit of a control problem whenever it asks me to discard a card but that's for Mobile, PC version is ok.

    That being said those negative reviews are old so maybe it was correct for some of them like the bugs at one point in the past but it certainly isn't like that for me now though. I wouldn't called it 10 but just putting it 10 here to make up for all those past negative atleast a tiny bit.
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  2. Aug 6, 2019
    8
    Great game. A lot of new stuff implementing, many interesting thing to achieve and play, works even on low end pc. I dont understand why soGreat game. A lot of new stuff implementing, many interesting thing to achieve and play, works even on low end pc. I dont understand why so many negative feedback on this site. Maybe it is one person with multyaccounts just angry at great game? Expand
  3. Sep 11, 2020
    3
    Es magic, así que por supuesto que es pay to win, ese no es el mayor problema entre los muchos que tiene, como por ejemplo el algoritmo propioEs magic, así que por supuesto que es pay to win, ese no es el mayor problema entre los muchos que tiene, como por ejemplo el algoritmo propio para las manos iniciales en lugar de simplemente un robo aleatorio y mas justo, si empiezas a subir a platino y a diamante solo jugaras contra la misma baraja una y otra y otra vez, las cartas que no deberían ni existir de lo rotas que están las aguantan 4 meses para vender sobres antes de banearlas provocando que esos meses tengas que aguantar a la misma baraja en tooooodas las partidas... en general el mayor problema que tiene es que magic tiene un power creep tan grande y este juego tiene formatos tan limitados que no hay variedad para que resulte minimamente divertido pese a que el juego esta relativamente bien optimizado y tiene pocos bugs que se agradece. Expand
  4. Oct 25, 2021
    0
    Such **** that I want to puke. The only thing that is interesting in this game is to collect a collection and **** off from the greed ofSuch **** that I want to puke. The only thing that is interesting in this game is to collect a collection and **** off from the greed of developers. You would at least improve the service, and not introduce another donation. Expand
  5. Aug 12, 2020
    0
    Unfortunately the game barely works... almost all the time will get bugs or will never connect to server a total waste of time of a very good game...
  6. Apr 23, 2019
    0
    MTG Arena is fun for a while, until you realize the matchmaking is heavily influenced by hidden algorithms which always puts you up againstMTG Arena is fun for a while, until you realize the matchmaking is heavily influenced by hidden algorithms which always puts you up against the deck that your deck is weak against. Sometime you have to wait minutes for a match up, so the "right" opponent can be found for you. You will see the same decks over and over again. You grind and grind for wildcards to build a better deck and it's not uncommon to lose even more with the new deck because how heavily scripted matchmaking is. This ruins any sense of progression and reward from creating a better deck, and thus the game. Communication between opponent and you is minimal, just a few basic phrases like "hello", "nice", "oops" and "good game". Why would you play a game where your win rate will gravitate towards 50%, and you'll never make any friends. Expand
  7. Aug 25, 2020
    0
    Unfair, uninteresting, imbalanced piece of sh***t :(
    Not only MTG Arena or standard format, but Magic The Gathering at all (if be honest,
    Unfair, uninteresting, imbalanced piece of sh***t :(
    Not only MTG Arena or standard format, but Magic The Gathering at all (if be honest, each TCG is a piece of sh***t, but MTG is the worst, 'cause Wizards of the Coast is company of greedy and untalented
    sl***ts)
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