Percentile Rank

Mages of Mystralia is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 37 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

65%

Critics Recommend

Based on 37 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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Scored Reviews

Short Pause Gaming
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Aug 22, 2017

Mages of Mystralia is a game that is right up my alley. It features solid gameplay, upgradable abilities, engaging puzzles, a fantastic musical score, and an interesting story. It takes elements from classic Zelda games, but gives them a fresh new spin with its brilliantly-designed spell-crafting system. Despite a few performance issues, I'm confident that this game is going to be on my year-end list as one of the best things I've played this year. I sincerely hope the fine folks at Borealys Games will continue Zia's saga in a future installment.

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Marooners' Rock
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

Fans of the classic dungeon crawler games or just fans of The Legend of Zelda, owe it to themselves to play Mages of Mystralia. It’s fun, short, and it’s made of the stuff that made us love fantasy adventure games to begin with.

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GameSpew
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 3, 2017

Borealys Games, the developer of Mages of Mystralia, has really created something special here in my eyes, and it deserves to be played; if not for its spell designing system that truly is extensive, then just for the sheer joy of a hearty and extremely enjoyable unadulterated adventure.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2017

Mages of Mystralia mixes clever spellcasting and magical customization in a fun fantasy realm that players won't want to leave.

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CFG Games
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jan 30, 2019

Mages of Mystralia is a charming game that tells a simple tale. Despite the length of the tale being somewhat short, the adventure in this beautiful world is well made with a nice art direction and a beautiful score that will carry you through a very pleasurable experience. Definitely give Mages of Mystralia a visit.

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Sirus Gaming
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2017

It’s a really interesting game with all the spells and puzzles that this game has to offer. With hundreds of spell combinations and possibilities, you will never get tired of discovering a new spell that you can unleash upon your enemies. If you like games like Yonder and Zelda, then this game is definitely for you.

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Areajugones
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

Mages of Mystralia, as one of the biggest indie prospects of 2017, presents an amazing adventure that, by an incredible magic crafting system and a gorgeous setting, offers an unforgettable journey, which will everlast with deep attachment.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2017

If Nox and Magicka had a baby, Mages of Mystralia would be it. Fun, easy to get into, it won’t take long before you are swinging magic like a pro as you guide Zia on her adventure, crafted by Ed Greenwood and the team from Borealys Games from Montreal.

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Geeks Under Grace
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2017

Mages of Mystralia is a game that will enchant more than magic spells with its accessible spellcrafting mechanics, sublime soundtrack, and Zelda-like linear progression.

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Video Chums
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2017

Mages of Mystralia's combat and puzzles are enjoyable and the unique spell crafting system allows for a nearly endless amount of customization.

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Generación Xbox
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2017

As a fantastic adventure wrapped in a halo of magic and innocence, Mages of Mystralia takes us back to the nineties, bringing together many of the key points that brought this genre to success. A game for everyone and especially for the people who are nostalgic.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 3, 2017

Mages of Mystralia developers did not just create a fairy-tale world, but also filled it with interesting puzzles, characters and story. Puzzles are closely tied to logic and a magical constructor and bring a lot of pleasure. But most importantly, we were presented with a great magical system, which allows you to create the most incredible and effective spells.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Aug 29, 2017

Mages of Mystralia is not without its shortcomings, but its gameplay is too fun not to recommend. Through the use of an insanely clever system of spell-crafting, there's just the right amount of challenge in combat and puzzle-solving to be had. By pairing a lighthearted adventure with solid gameplay mechanics, there's something here for everyone.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 5, 2017

Mages of Mystralia is a cracking game. It successfully captures the feel of 16 bit adventures and combines them with a fantastic spellcrafting system and the sidequests and character development of modern action RPGs. It isn't the longest game and some may find the price a little steep given how cheap so many PC games are, but it definitely deserves to do well and I would highly recommend picking it up, even if you wait until a sale discount.

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Saving Content
Aug 22, 2017

Even with the way my experience ended and then resumed, I still found the game a joy to play. Mages of Mystralia is a solid title that offers a classic fantasy story with heart and a great magic system that I will surely jump back into once the game does get an update. The story might even surprise players just a tad. Overall, every time I jump into the game, I have a blast experimenting with magic and it’s all wrapped around a game that is wonderful. I can’t wait to jump back in for the last hour or two and finish it up.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

The basic hack-and-slash action is simple enough to get the job done, but reconfiguring your spells to overcome each puzzle and combat challenge is consistently rewarding

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
May 18, 2017

Mages of Mystralia is an energetic and clever action-RPG, set in a vibrant and colorful land with a dark history.

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PS4Blog.net
8 / 10
PS4Blog.net
ThaRaven403
8 / 10
Aug 22, 2017

If you're a fan of adventure and/or Metroidvania games, you'll definitely have a good time with Mages of Mystralia. Trying to complete it will take you around 15-20 hours which is quite a decent time for an indie release. We really liked the way the game handles upgrades and opening up new skills for you to use, and we're sure you' enjoy it as well.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

I really enjoyed my time with Mages of Mystralia. It's a neat little game that has a lot of heart.

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COGconnected
79 / 100
79 / 100
Jun 7, 2017

Mages of Mystralia not only encourages you to mix and match to your heart's content but requires you to do so.

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Pixelophobia
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Dec 20, 2017

Mages of Mystralia is a surprising game. At first it seems like a simple adventure game, but it shortly builds on concepts know from Magicka. It grows on you and provides hours upon hours of gameplay, spatial puzzles and magical adventure.

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IGN Italy
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Jun 10, 2017

Mages of Mystralia is a nice action-adventure-GdR to play and to see, thanks in particular to its great magic system and its mix of genres.

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GameSpace
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2017

The fact remains, despite drawbacks, Mages of Mystralia is a promising start to Borealys' life as a game studio. There's abundant charm, tight controls, and enough ingenuity to make me confident that Mages' real story is only just beginning. Bring on a Switch version, and bring on a sequel!

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Gameplanet
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2019

Mages of Mystralia is an incredible little indie title that offers surprisingly deep gameplay mechanics, that offer some nice replay-ability to a campaign that keeps it short and simple.

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SquareXO
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Feb 4, 2019

Most of the time Mages of Mystralia feels like your standard adventure RPG, most of the stuff is well-trodden ground and not very unique. It really does set itself apart though with its spell augmentation system and environmental puzzles. These two systems alone are worth playing it for.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Jun 21, 2017

Mages of Mystralia has a lot of heart, and was very easy for me to put aside the flaws that I encountered because working through the game was incredibly fun.

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New Game Network
70 / 100
70 / 100
Aug 28, 2017

While Mages of Mystralia might not live up to its full potential, the game has some charm and is fun enough to be worth a look. The $20 price tag is also pretty solid.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 18, 2017

It's a decent adventure with varied combat, cool boss battles, and semi-interesting locales. I'm going to keep at it until I've obtained everything there is to obtain, but even then I know I won't have seen everything there is to see. Some of the neatest stuff possible isn't scripted in by the designers, it's waiting to be imagined and created by an aspiring magician.

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Screen Rant
Jan 11, 2019

Mages of Mystralia is a bright, colorful, and engrossing take on adventure gaming with only a few stumbles.

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GameSkinny
Jun 27, 2017

The magical adventure distinguishes itself with a charming atmosphere, enchanting music, & unique gameplay, but falls short due to its size.

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TheXboxHub
Sep 24, 2017

I like magic a lot, but even I need something unique to look at, or a fantastic story told, to really keep me interested.

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NintendoWorldReport
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jan 8, 2019

Not everyone will have the same aversion to the combat style utilized in Mages of Mystralia, but on a personal level I felt that it overshadowed the rest of the experience. To get the most out of the gameplay the focus will need to be on the spell crafting, a unique and clever mechanic the developer deserves praise for. If you have a higher tolerance for cheap deaths than I do, it's possible you could enjoy this action-adventure title much more than I did.

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GameGrin
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2017

Mages of Mystralia is a beautiful looking game containing balanced gameplay surrounded by solid folklore. The spellcrafting system is one-of-a-kind, but contributes to puzzle-solving much more than it does combat. Either way, the puzzles are varied and fair in terms of difficulty, but weak character development and jumpy pacing will surely throw you off.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 18, 2017

Mages of Mystralia has charm and a lot of heart, but it falls a bit short of delivering a memorable adventure.

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Nintendo Life
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jan 29, 2019

Mages of Mystralia's spellcrafting system is a distinctive, signature mechanic. The appeal of the game lies in keeping things just interesting enough to compel the player forward in a colourful setting – finding new runes to unlock new spell possibilities, dropping new story beats to bread-crumb the fantasy plot along. Rewarding puzzles and memorable bosses round out an enjoyable adventure that, even at a leisurely pace, can be explored in under 10 hours, but Mages of Mystralia really could have used some tweaking in its travel and combat, and ends up feeling merely good, rather than great.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Aug 23, 2017

Mystralia's world is that of fine, refined escapism

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VGChartz
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jan 6, 2019

Most of the time, unfortunately, it's satisfied with being safe, familiar, and unambitious.

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