Hand of Fate

Hand of Fate Reviews Summary

Summary: Hand Of Fate is a fascinating mix of roguelike, deck-building, hack-and-slash, and tabletop gameplay. Critics say that this blend is unique, however, they agree that due to its repetitive nature it doesn't lead it to greatness.

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

Based on 42 critic reviews
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9.2 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2015

For a card game that ties in RPG elements as well as other features you can't help but notice that the team has found a winning mix.

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Feb 16, 2015

From the graphical detail of each piece of equipment, to the dialogue of The Dealer which rarely repeats itself, Hand of Fate pays attention to every last nook and cranny, carving out a niche all its own and bringing Defiant Development into the much-deserved spotlight. This is one conceptual experiment that thoroughly works and anyone who clamors for innovation in gaming needs to sit down at the table and play a hand.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 19, 2015

Hand of Fate is unique, offering an addictive and incredibly entertaining experience that anyone can enjoy.

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May 17, 2015

The 'Hand of Fate' game from Defiant Development blends roguelike, deck-building, hack-and-slash, and tabletop elements for an extraordinarily unique journey.

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Feb 25, 2015

Hand of Fate is a shining example of what [email protected] can bring to the console. The game's ability to provide the same gameplay over and over again, while still making every encounter feel fresh and challenging, is what makes the experience completely addictive. I was so sucked into the game that I literally got off my couch and sat cross-legged in front of the TV so that I could concentrate more. For those who thrash through the game's Story mode, the never-ending Endless mode provides an extra challenge to see just how far you can go. I have a distinct feeling that this game will remain installed on many consoles for a long time.

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90%
Feb 18, 2015

A perfect showcase for the power of indie developers; a deck building, roguelike, action RPG.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 25, 2015

Whether you're sitting down for a quick coffee break adventure, or an all-night binge, Hand of Fate delivers in spades.

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9 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2015

A brilliant mix of tabletop RPG, card game, deck building and real-time combat resulting in one of the best digital experiences of a physical board game.

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Feb 25, 2015

These gripes don't hurt the overall value of Hand of Fate though. It is a massively atmospheric title with an invigorating, original set of mechanics. It's the kind of creativity we like to see from indie game developers, and shame on the Australian Government for stifling that.

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9 / 10
Feb 20, 2015

The best Deck Building video game around right now, as it works for veterans and casuals at the same time.

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