Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 21, 2020
    90
    If it weren’t for the card games being a sort of niche or the fact that they can be frustratingly difficult at times, I would recommend this Switch title to everyone. This is a bit of a shame, given that this is the most impressed I’ve been with a title that goes beyond the core ideas of the series. But I will say, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is more than another addition to The Witcher series, it’s for anyone who is looking for a challenging and lasting experience, which is now delivered on Switch.
  2. Feb 13, 2020
    90
    Thronebreaker : The Witcher Tales is a phenomenal game that can be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys card games or even puzzle games. The port to the Switch was a wonderful decision, but no matter where you play Thronebreaker, you are in for a fantastic experience.
  3. Feb 6, 2020
    90
    Not only is Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales a great game in its own right, but it's also a worthy entry into the franchise and lore.
  4. Feb 4, 2020
    90
    This newest iteration of Thronebreaker is a welcome and unexpected treat, and truly at home in its portable format. Being able to tackle Queen Mave’s part in the Second Nilfgaardian War while on the go is well worth the slightest of tradeoffs in graphical quality. Even if you aren’t a CCG enthusiast, this is a must have for any Gwent battler or Witcher fan.
  5. Jan 31, 2020
    90
    While utilising the ruleset of a more traditional CCG system might put off some players, the on-brand approach to turn-based combat in Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is still a positive addition to the world. Because with such an involved and intricately designed story – and such an interesting world to explore beyond the confines of Geralt – Thronebreaker offers the opportunity to lose yourself in the Continent like never before.
  6. Feb 20, 2020
    85
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a wonderful addition to the Switch. While it may not appeal to all fans, those who enjoyed Gwent in The Witcher 3 will find a lot to love. There's enough nuance and strategy for those hungry for a challenge and it does a great job of adding to the mythology of the world and it's excellent characters.
  7. 80
    Thronebreaker is certainly a well-developed title with fun gameplay, but it’s perhaps designed for a niche audience. To really get the most out of it, you’ll want to be a fan of Gwent, a card game that often gets ignored even by the most hardcore of Witcher fans. The story is worth the price of admission, but if you’re not a fan of card-based combat mechanics this title is probably not for you. Thronebreaker certainly is fun, but it might be worth trying out a few hands of Gwent with Geralt back in Witcher 3 to make sure your interest can be sustained for 30 or so hours.
  8. Feb 7, 2020
    80
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales on the Nintendo Switch is based on the card game known as Gwent, which is known to players of The Witcher 3 as a serious time-drainer. Any doubt about its purpose is quickly cast aside: Thronebreaker is addictive, involving and with its masterful plot, art style, soundtrack and mechanics that go well beyond a cards' game, this is the kind of spin-off that is always welcome.
  9. Feb 6, 2020
    80
    You can play a Gwent game, written as an amazing The Witcher tale, wherever you want on your Nintendo Switch. There is literally nothing more you should ask.
  10. Feb 3, 2020
    80
    Thronebreaker was released as a good game and today this Switch port gives another great chance to dive into Meve's story. An play some Gwent, obviously.
  11. Jan 29, 2020
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  12. Feb 11, 2020
    78
    An experiment worthy of attention, able even to adapt perfectly to the mechanisms of use of the Nintendo console.
  13. Feb 16, 2020
    70
    Thronebreaker strikes again. The RPG-card game arrives on Nintendo Switch and proves to be the perfect choice for an easy, quick and smart adventure for those who are looking for a new and fresh card game.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Jan 29, 2020
    10
    Cool game though! People are going to play this because of Witcher series hype.
    Se we going to a better beautiful graphics version of gwent?
    Cool game though! People are going to play this because of Witcher series hype.
    Se we going to a better beautiful graphics version of gwent?
    Love this game, RPG/Strategy game! So in practice, it's a gwent adventure game, I see.Love this game!
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  2. Feb 4, 2020
    10
    Fantastic game! I'm a little shocked how great this game looks on Nintendo's portable system. It's a very different type of game compared toFantastic game! I'm a little shocked how great this game looks on Nintendo's portable system. It's a very different type of game compared to Witcher 3 Wild Hunt, but equally as good.

    The card battles are rather easy to learn compared to Gwent, it's visually beautiful & the story is phenomenally written. Queen Meve is just as compelling a character as Geralt. Kudos CDProjekt Red. Must play game
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  3. Feb 1, 2020
    10
    Im very happy to see another Witcher Game on Nintendo Switch.
    It is different from Witcher 3,more fluence,more smart, full of Stratgy
    Im very happy to see another Witcher Game on Nintendo Switch.
    It is different from Witcher 3,more fluence,more smart, full of Stratgy &Possibility.also can exploring the world
    Describing another story on witcher land.
    Your Choice change the end.
    end, it is so cheap
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