Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

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T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

9.4 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2018

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is one of the best-written RPGs in years, with exciting card battles that are kept cleverly fresh throughout.

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Recommended
Oct 19, 2018

Thronebreaker proves card games can tell a story every bit as punchy and provocative as the blockbusters it takes inspiration from.

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81 / 100
Oct 18, 2018

A captivating story and varied card battles ensure this light-touch RPG remains entertaining throughout its lengthy campaign.

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Oct 18, 2018

An amazing marriage of world-class storytelling and strategic card gaming, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a fantastic RPG in its own right.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2018

Thronebraker effortlessly infuses Gwent with the geopolitical underpinnings, fantasy tales, and difficult choices of The Witcher series

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9 / 10
Oct 18, 2018

Thronebreaker's strong writing and compelling characters accent a strong re-imagining of Gwent and a gripping single-player story.

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9 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales looks like a simple proposal at the beginning, but it feels deep when we explore its guts. A new chapter in the world of Geralt of Rivia in which we will feel the cold breath of war between The Northern Kingdoms and Nilfgaard

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86 / 100
Oct 18, 2018

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales will dazzle the fans of the universe thanks, especially, to its elaborate and evocative story. And the charisma that Meve lavishes, the protagonist of the game. Reorder the bases of Gwent to provide more packaging to the exciting battles for house brand cards.

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7 / 10
Nov 3, 2018

With that said, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales alone is worth the journey. Even if you're not a major Gwent fan, the custom scenarios and puzzles could spark new interest and compel you to explore a significant chapter in the Witcher lore.

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8.8 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2018

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is an innovative game that combines traditional card games with RPG games, and the game has been able to bring new and interesting characters into the rich Witcher world, with good graphics and a constantly renewed fighting style. I can say that Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales surprised me Personally, it is a card game but suffers from some drop in the frame rate and freezing of the unwarranted screen. The game may give preference to those who play Gwent: The Witcher Card Game by winning special cards as they progress in the game they can use in the Gwent game.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2018

Thronebreaker is an intersting spin-off, with a clever puzzle design and an intersting atmosphere. But its story could have been so much better...

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9 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2018

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is an excellent combination of art, gameplay and story. A game that detaches care in each of its elements. Meve is the new awesome and badass character in The Witcher universe!

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9 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2018

It may not be The Witcher game you expected, but Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is an exceptional addition to the series, and a must-play for all Gwent fans.

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Unscored
Oct 18, 2018

When a single character’s dialogue is the most annoying thing about a card game, the creators probably deserve some credit. Lord knows the voice acting is at least as good as it is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and so is the writing. By that I mean the writing is a passable exploration of fantasy tropes and power politics that’ll probably become hugely overrated.

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83 / 100
Dec 8, 2018

Thronebreaker is a masterful RPG with a version of Gwent that is well-suited for a single-player experience. Even if you aren't into card games, this one is worth a try for the story and RPG mechanics alone. [OpenCritic note: Travis Northup separately reviewed the PC (85) and Xbox One (80) versions. Their scores have been averaged.]

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Nov 6, 2018

Between its incredible story, excellent gameplay, and surprisingly fantastic presentation factor, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is yet another masterpiece from CD Projekt Red that pushes the boundaries of game design and proves that anything, even a card game, can be groundbreaking if done well.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2018

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales tells a good story with some fantastic writing. The writing alone is worth the price of admission, but the Gwent combat can get confusing and overwhelming at times.

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8 / 10
Dec 13, 2018

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales features some of the sharpest writing on PS4, and it's all embedded within a superb story stuffed with brilliant characters. Meanwhile, Gwent makes up most of the gameplay, and although the card-based system does have flaws, it's easy enough to look past them when the surrounding journey is so masterfully told. Ultimately, Thronebreaker is an easy recommendation for Witcher enthusiasts and fans of strategic RPGs -- a surprisingly robust and rich tale that shouldn't be overlooked.

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90 / 100
Nov 28, 2018

Whether or not you are a fan of the Witcher series, or even card games in general, Thronebreaker deserves your attention.

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GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Nov 1, 2018

Loyal fans of Sapkowski and CD Projekt RED will be pleased to visit familiar places and battles from the books, but for an ordinary player the storyline will seem like a pale shadow of The Witcher 3 and its additions. Mew's journey is interesting in some moments, but still it cannot be compared with the adventures of Geralt.

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