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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

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Available on:PCMar 11, 2014

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Genres: Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy

Pick up your cards and throw down the gauntlet! In Hearthstone, you play the hero in a fast-paced, whimsical card game of cunning strategy. In minutes, you’ll be unleashing powerful cards to sling spells, summon minions, and seize control of an ever-shifting battlefield. Whether it’s your first card game or you’re an experienced pro, the depth and charm of Hearthstone will draw you in.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Critic Reviews

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In fact, Hearthstone is unlike a lot of games. It's a card strategy game that is bright and accessible. It's a free-to-play game with generosity of spirit. Heck, it may not have all the features its fans are demanding just yet, but it's even a Blizzard game where "coming soon" actually means coming soon. It's overflowing with character and imagination, feeds off and fuels a vibrant community of players and performers, and it only stands to improve as Blizzard introduces new features, an iPad version and expansions. And now it's finally finished! I can't wait to see where it goes next. Job's done.

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If you somehow haven't tried it until now, this is a better time than any to jump in.

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Don't sleep on Hearthstone - it gets almost everything right. It's fun, flashy, and totally playable for free.

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Hearthstone is addictive, highly strategic, and chock-full of fun collectible card battling; the fact that it's totally free (if you want it to be) makes it one of the best values in gaming today. This is your new obsession; embrace it.

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Hearthstone may well be a case study in the most malicious exploitation of a player base yet designed. While having, possibly the best mechanics and game play of any card game, Hearthstone is being continuously distorted by design to force players to spend more money on their collection. There is a continuous process of forced obsolescence. Standing decks are steadily undermined

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