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  • Summary: From the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes a brand new tale set in the brutal and twisted universe of witcher Geralt of Rivia. The world stands on the verge of chaos, as the tensions between the power-hungry Nilfgaardian Empire and proud Northern Realms grow. Facing an imminentFrom the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes a brand new tale set in the brutal and twisted universe of witcher Geralt of Rivia. The world stands on the verge of chaos, as the tensions between the power-hungry Nilfgaardian Empire and proud Northern Realms grow. Facing an imminent invasion, Meve — war-veteran Queen of Lyria and Rivia — is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Oct 18, 2018
    100
    An amazing marriage of world-class storytelling and strategic card gaming, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a fantastic RPG in its own right.
  2. Oct 29, 2018
    90
    The Witcher Tales is a strange potion that is surprisingly good. From a logical point of view, a game that mixes so many genres together can’t be this amazing, but then comes CDPR, a company that is just unable to develop bad titles.
  3. Nov 29, 2018
    90
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales could have been a lackluster, uninspired spinoff in an attempt to capitalize off the Witcher’s success, but it is so much more than that. Sure, I have some minor gripes, such as the lack of a mini-map and guide markers, or the anticlimactic final battle, but they all seem trivial when looking at what Thronebreaker accomplishes as a whole. The intricately layered story and carefully crafted characters and writing are some of the best I’ve seen this year, and the card play is more rewarding than it’s ever been before. Whether or not you are a fan of the Witcher series, or even card games in general, Thronebreaker deserves your attention.
  4. Nov 16, 2018
    85
    The standalone Gwent release is free on GOG, and I encourage those who enjoy it to shell out the money for Thronebreaker, a strong expansion of both the base game and the Witcher universe. Geralt’s portion of this story may have concluded, but the folks at CD Projekt RED seem committed to sharing more tales from this world, and I couldn’t be more excited.
  5. Oct 18, 2018
    83
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a tough and pure RPG without compromise, with a great card-based combat system.
  6. Nov 1, 2018
    80
    It's a spin-off of a spin-off that improbably couples the lighthearted but surprisingly complex mechanics of the free-to-play multiplayer Gwent: The Witcher Card Game with the dark, moral storytelling of Wild Hunt.
  7. Oct 18, 2018
    70
    Thronebreaker struggles as a card game but excels as a Witcher game due to its rich narrative and excellent, if simple, worldbuilding.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 106
  2. Negative: 7 out of 106
  1. Oct 23, 2018
    10
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a perfect game. If you are done with it, then try Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.
  2. Oct 23, 2018
    10
    I'm not really into card games as what you usually do is just stare for hours at a cards getting flipped over and over again.
    Thronebreaker
    I'm not really into card games as what you usually do is just stare for hours at a cards getting flipped over and over again.
    Thronebreaker adds story, dialogue choices and, a map and a "character" you can move around that map... I almost wish it was a party based RPG and not a freaking card game.
    I love every single minute of it.

    What a lot of people seem to forget is that this game is not a full AAA game and never was intended as such, doesn't cost as much as AAA game...
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  3. Oct 25, 2018
    10
    Thronebreaker it looks really interesting.
    The writing is exceptional, characters are amazing and there are a lot of side quests with
    Thronebreaker it looks really interesting.
    The writing is exceptional, characters are amazing and there are a lot of side quests with interesting twists to them. Every battle feels unique and different. And the atmosphere is so thick it just engulfs you. The cards are also... wait, what? It’s a card game? Wtf...
    Game. Is. Fantastic!!!
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  4. Jun 16, 2019
    9
    I don't enjoy the card puzzles that are based on math. It's not about being witty or tactical, but dead boring calculation of what card youI don't enjoy the card puzzles that are based on math. It's not about being witty or tactical, but dead boring calculation of what card you have to play when.

    Other than that, the game is pretty great.
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  5. Nov 12, 2018
    9
    The best written game I've seen in a long time. It was full of hard decisions as you'd expect from Witcher world.

    It was 30 hours of pure
    The best written game I've seen in a long time. It was full of hard decisions as you'd expect from Witcher world.

    It was 30 hours of pure pleasure. It had some small or bigger bugs (nothing game-breaking and most likely they will be addressed in next patch). The plot was great and whole game was like super evolved audio book with elements of Gwent in between. I am not a big card games fan, but the battle mechanic here was well balanced. Game could sometimes be challenging (but not dumb hard) but overall difficulty level was very well designed (i played on the hardest one). Riddles were always amazing. Overall it was great to come back to Witcher's world and i hope they will continue with other Witcher Tales :)
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  6. Feb 12, 2020
    8
    Its a really good game with gwent mechanics and dungeons and dragons like storytelling which works very well and the game has some goodIts a really good game with gwent mechanics and dungeons and dragons like storytelling which works very well and the game has some good writing. But the gwent fights are too easy. Puzzles are a fine addition to the gwent fighting. Still it feels too long and theres too many optional battles just to make it longer. Expand
  7. Dec 24, 2018
    0
    Overrated cash grab. Very retarded gameplay with pixel hunting and bad puzzles.

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