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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
  • Developer: CD Projekt Red Studio
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Action RPG, Strategy, Turn-Based, Card Battle
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 20, 2018
    90
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is by far the best representation of Gwent that CD Projekt Red has developed so far, and a worthy adventure RPG that deserves your time even if you aren't the biggest fan of card games.
  2. Mar 23, 2020
    86
    Gamers everywhere should give the royal treatment to Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. It is a stunning display of storytelling that rarely stumbles throughout a 25-hour runtime. While bogged down by the stiff card-playing, the easy mode can turn Thronebreaker into one of the best visual novels around. With 30 endings and an arresting art style, this is one utterly unmissable tale.
  3. Dec 13, 2018
    80
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a good addition to the Gwent gameplay and anyone who loves The Witcher's lore, will love the story told in this game even with this console version.
  4. Dec 13, 2018
    80
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales features some of the sharpest writing on PS4, and it's all embedded within a superb story stuffed with brilliant characters. Meanwhile, Gwent makes up most of the gameplay, and although the card-based system does have flaws, it's easy enough to look past them when the surrounding journey is so masterfully told. Ultimately, Thronebreaker is an easy recommendation for Witcher enthusiasts and fans of strategic RPGs -- a surprisingly robust and rich tale that shouldn't be overlooked.
  5. 80
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales tells a good story with some fantastic writing. The writing alone is worth the price of admission, but the Gwent combat can get confusing and overwhelming at times.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 27, 2019
    80
    As the backbone of a larger game, though, it's solid, and an interesting alternative to the combat system of most RPGs. [Issue#158, p.91]
  7. 65
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the next patch fixes this particularly nasty bug.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Aug 8, 2020
    10
    I gotta admit, I bought this game blindly when I saw the Wicher's name on it. I didn't check any review or trailer, I was like "Take myI gotta admit, I bought this game blindly when I saw the Wicher's name on it. I didn't check any review or trailer, I was like "Take my money!" And when I started playing I was utterly disappointed, I kept saying "What is this sh*t?" But I gave it time and found how incredible and unique this game is. The story, dialogs, voice acting, and art in this game are one of a kind. Give this game a chance, you will lose yourself in it. Expand
  2. Jan 1, 2019
    10
    Кровная вражда — не просто приключенческая карточная игра, это самый настоящий пазл, созданный на основе мира «Ведьмака». Пазл, которыйКровная вражда — не просто приключенческая карточная игра, это самый настоящий пазл, созданный на основе мира «Ведьмака». Пазл, который отлично смотрится в одном ряду с книгами и другими играми по их мотивам. И собирать его предстоит не один вечер, но итоговая картинка того стоит. Expand
  3. Dec 30, 2018
    10
    Updated after patch 1.02

    Game is very cool. I think more games of this genre RPG+Strategy+CCG should come out. Battles in form of CCG are
    Updated after patch 1.02

    Game is very cool. I think more games of this genre RPG+Strategy+CCG should come out. Battles in form of CCG are very interesting. And it is more interesting to play CCG in form of the game with the scenario, than CCG alone. And it is cheaper.
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  4. Aug 25, 2020
    9
    Геймплей (очень интересный и затягивающий), сюжет (хороший, т.е не шикарный и неплохой), визуальная составляющая (графика в виде мультяшнойГеймплей (очень интересный и затягивающий), сюжет (хороший, т.е не шикарный и неплохой), визуальная составляющая (графика в виде мультяшной рисовки) на хорошем уровне, а также интересные головоломки. Expand
  5. Sep 30, 2020
    8
    Excellent game with excellent voice acting and engaging story. I’m a PS4 trophy hunter and recommend using a guide since there are missableExcellent game with excellent voice acting and engaging story. I’m a PS4 trophy hunter and recommend using a guide since there are missable trophies. My rating would have been a “9” but the game glitched/bugged and closed out several times. Overall I highly recommend this title if you enjoy card game based combat, strategy and a rich story. Expand
  6. Jan 19, 2020
    7
    Playing this in 2020, the game doesn't have any significant technical issues. Although during battles the framerate does drop when the AI isPlaying this in 2020, the game doesn't have any significant technical issues. Although during battles the framerate does drop when the AI is deciding which card to play, it's something I can live with.

    If you've played Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, you'll find the game to be pretty easy even on the hardest difficulty. The gameplay is unbalanced, with character cards especially (like Eyck, Isbel etc.) being ridiculously overpowered.

    For those who haven't played Gwent, or any card game, the experience will be quite different, though.

    The writing is good, the choices you make matter, and overall, the game kept me entertained throughout. There's nothing in Thronebreaker that's quite as gripping as what you'd find in The Witcher 3, though, nor does it have anything particularly interesting to say.

    Thronebreaker runs for some 35 hours if you explore all the maps and don't skip any battles. I didn't have any issues obtaining the game's trophies.
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  7. Feb 11, 2019
    0
    Still unplayable months after launch. Got stuck on the loading screen on the first load. Happened several times before I finished tutorial.Still unplayable months after launch. Got stuck on the loading screen on the first load. Happened several times before I finished tutorial. Can't believe games are legally sold in this state. Sony will not give you a refund. Be warned. Expand

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