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  • Summary: "Culdcept", the book of creation and destruction made by the absolute Goddess, Culdra. Those who control the power can acquire the power of God. "Cepters", individuals with the capability to summon from within the book fights for total control over Culdcept. Those who control the book become"Culdcept", the book of creation and destruction made by the absolute Goddess, Culdra. Those who control the power can acquire the power of God. "Cepters", individuals with the capability to summon from within the book fights for total control over Culdcept. Those who control the book become Gods, and many worlds were created or destroyed by those who took over this power. But, Culdra has forseen the future... There wold be one Cepter who will stop this chain and use the power to destroy the entire universe... Now... The Fight for the fate of the universe is about to begin. [NEC Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
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  1. The hidden ace among the collectible card games on the PS2.
  2. A sleeper hit because of the simplicity of the gameplay and the intricacy of the strategy.
  3. Culdcept has exceeded my expectations in nearly every way. The game is deep, addicting, and an absolute joy to play.
  4. More "Monopoly" than "Magic: The Gathering," you may want to rent it first to see if it suits your style.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    Do you like "Monopoly" but wish it featured more fantasy trappings and colorful cards? Well, has NEC got a deal for you with Culdcept. [Dec 2003, p.156]
  6. 60
    An excellent gateway game. It's accessible enough for non-gamers to play, yet deep enough for the more hard core to enjoy as well.

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  1. Andyman
    Jan 10, 2008
    10
    They should've just called this game Crackcept, it's nearly too addictive to be believed. The battles are beyond epic, just when They should've just called this game Crackcept, it's nearly too addictive to be believed. The battles are beyond epic, just when you think you're dominating, a bad roll of the dice forces you to rethink your strategy to regain what you lost. The fact that you can create up to ten different books of 50 cards each means that you can play each battle exactly as you'd like, but also means that no two battles will ever be even remotely alike (or predictable). This game's stupefying level of depth and replayability amount to a sleeper classic that is second to none. Needless to say, I am almost giddy that Culdcept Saga is coming very soon to the Xbox 360. Joy! Expand
  2. RyanD.
    Mar 15, 2004
    10
    This game RULES!!! NEW & EXCITING Great for multiplayer gaming circles!!!
  3. MarkC.
    Dec 15, 2003
    9
    Don't let the Japanese RPG look fool you - this game is seriously addictive and one of the best things I've played on my PS2 this Don't let the Japanese RPG look fool you - this game is seriously addictive and one of the best things I've played on my PS2 this year. A hidden gem! Expand
  4. RayM.
    Jan 11, 2004
    9
    This game is really good. I am playing 2 characters at the same time to try to get all the cards (480 of them!) It really is a perfect This game is really good. I am playing 2 characters at the same time to try to get all the cards (480 of them!) It really is a perfect marriage between Monopoly and Magic the Gathering by taking the good parts and combining them. Instead of buying a space on the board, you cast a creature onto it and then either leave it only or pay to upgrade it so if the creature is not defeated by an opponent (or not challenged at all) they will pay higher magic points to land on it. You play with a 50 card deck that will start over if you run out. Creatures have innate abilities and can be boosted with weapons, armor, scrolls and even other creatures. For those concerned about time, you can save in the middle of a game and come back to it at any time. A+ game that I would recommend to anyone. Expand
  5. JayK.
    Apr 7, 2005
    9
    My girlfriend and I got this because we like Magic: The Gathering and the graphics on the box seemed very appealing. Now, even though I have My girlfriend and I got this because we like Magic: The Gathering and the graphics on the box seemed very appealing. Now, even though I have a library of about 70 PS2 games, this is the one we always end up playing. It fits our every mood, is extremely fun single player and multiplayer, the atmosphere and art are fantastic, and the card collecting aspect is extremely well implemented and addictive. This game just works exactly like you want it too, and it's just awesome. Absolutely one of my favorite games on the system. I wish I had something like it for one of my portables... At only 10 bucks or so used and 20 bucks new, there is no excuse not to pick it up if you are even remotely interested in the concept. Expand
  6. LyndonS.
    Dec 8, 2003
    8
    WARNING! Obsessive Compulsive Behavior ahead. This is a must have for tactics and strategy enthusiasts. It may look like kids stuff at first WARNING! Obsessive Compulsive Behavior ahead. This is a must have for tactics and strategy enthusiasts. It may look like kids stuff at first glance, but do not be deceived. The single player game is really challenging and enjoyable, but the multiplayer game will completely dominate your weekends and holiday vacation time. I really can?t believe how much fun this game is. I can?t wait to get home and play this ugly freakish little import. Expand
  7. Mar 10, 2020
    8
    This game is essentially a cross between Monopoly, the board game and Magic the Gathering, the card game. In my opinion this game providesThis game is essentially a cross between Monopoly, the board game and Magic the Gathering, the card game. In my opinion this game provides enough entertainment value to be worth purchasing a ps2 alone for this game. It does hold up well as a great game as I write this revie in 2020. The game has over 400 cards which are won through each match. Matches can take between half an hour and 2 hours because it is a video board game essentially so be prepared if that's not your cup of tea. It should be noted though that you can suspend your game midway through a game to save and play later. Most of the game is excellent however a few annoyances can ruin games. The first is that the game is complex and although there is an in game online manual it still is requiring something better in game to ease the player to understanding the order of attacks and bonus' to be applied. In some sense this is overcome as you play and learn but at times a wrong assumption of a rule can lose a critical land and spell disaster, which could mean two hours of keep playing just to finish a lost cause game. That is another point you cannot forfeit a match, I guess you can just switch the game off but then you lose the reward of random cards you gain for finishing each match, win or lose. A few more annoyances are that you can accidentally turn a direction and there is no way to rescind that choice should you decide to before you even move. Similarly if you use the buttons to look at the map, or online manual you can accidentally force a play by mistake when your intention was only to browse some info. The ability to redecide a move before it takes place would have made my review score much higher. I do understand the reason this is likely is the game is complicated and wants to move the game ahead so you aren't stuck totally confused, and I guess the game designers decided you would just learn from your mistakes, and I can see that from an angle but at the same time games are up to two hours long so this is a coin flip. One last gripe it sure seems like the computer AI cheats with dice rolls at times but let's chalk it up to randomness. Hard to prove that one but it does seem that the character opponents you face land on key lands allowing customization options far more than random. None the less it's a fantastic game still. All the gripes I mentioned do have counters, by way of deck construction and just getting more familiar with the game. Decks are editable and I believe cards won after each match are random with only on occasion set cards being won as well, so good times ahead if you like both the games which likely inspiredthis creation. Expand

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