Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns

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Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns is ranked in the 81st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews

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The Escapist
Nov 20, 2015

Guild Wars 2 continues set itself apart by being an MMO that stresses and encourages players to adventure and tackle challenges together.

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PC Gamer
85 / 100
85 / 100
Oct 30, 2015

A great expansion, and a promising sign of things to come. Some minor issues aside, Heart of Thorns is a clever addition to one of the best MMOs around.

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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2015

Heart of Thorns is a worthy addition to the Guild Wars 2 world that brings enough new features to the table to keep the franchise going for a few more years.

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GamingTrend
85 / 100
85 / 100
Nov 3, 2015

Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns offers everything a seasoned player could want in an expansion, and more. Coupled with ArenaNet's track record of continuous free updates, it should be an automatic purchase for anyone at or near the max level.

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RPG Fan
82%
82%
Dec 9, 2015

A great first expansion for an already robust and fun MMO.

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MMORPG.com
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2015

Heart of Thorns may not be a perfect expansion, but it's definitely something I think every fan of the game should check out. Just be prepared to rove about Maguuma in a pack, you're going to need some help to get the most out of the jungle.

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Dealspwn
Nov 9, 2015

With staggering depth to both its map design and new Mastery progression, Heart of Thorns gives Guild Wars 2 players old and new plenty of engaging ways to keep playing. There are still refinements to be made in certain areas, but ArenaNet have shown they are up to the task, making this a worthwhile expansion for MMO fans.

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2015

Even going back to the old content isn't a pain, as it still holds up under scrutiny. The new areas, though, feel more alive - you're part of a grand operation, with many smaller sub-objectives to complete in order to achieve victory. I am largely happy with this.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2015

It was rather refreshing returning to Guild Wars 2 after an extended absence. With mountains of fresh and exiting content, Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns is most definitely worth it if you're a fan of the franchise. The new map is beautiful to behold, and there is friendship around every corner.

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Total Gaming Network
Nov 15, 2015

At the end of the day, Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns managed to reignite that spark I hold that once burned bright for the franchise. The story was enjoyable, despite the occasional grind between major story quests, and the new guild additions alone would be worth the upgrade. However, ArenaNet also included a new class, new specializations, and new skills that make the game feel like an entirely new experience at times. Heart of Thorns is an absolute must-buy for fans of the base game and for those looking to see a "buy-to-play" game done right.

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IGN
7.6 / 10.0
Leif Johnson

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7.6 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2015

Heart of Thorns expands Guild Wars 2 in meaningful ways, but hasn't yet mastered its own masteries system.

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Game Revolution
Oct 30, 2015

Guild Wars 2's first expansion is a modest addition for fans of the original, but those who haven't found themselves captivated by it already are unlikely to walk away satisfied.

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