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Magic: The Gathering Arena

Wizards of the Coast, Magic Digital Next, Digital Games Studio
Sep 26, 2019 - PC
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

81%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
79 / 100
Game Rant
4.5 / 5
Game Informer
8.8 / 10
Game Revolution
4.5 / 5
Destructoid
8.5 / 10
IGN Italy
8.5 / 10
GamingTrend
80 / 100
GamingTrend
80 / 100
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Magic: The Gathering Arena – Launch Gameplay Trailer (Official) thumbnail

Magic: The Gathering Arena – Launch Gameplay Trailer (Official)

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Magic: The Gathering Arena – Training Montage (Official)

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Throne of Eldraine Official Trailer – Magic: The Gathering

Critic Reviews for Magic: The Gathering Arena

Slick and generous, Magic: The Gathering Arena is finally the adaptation the CCG originator deserves.

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Magic Arena brings the iconic card game into the modern era with a digital adaptation that finally matches the quality of the paper version.

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Fans of Magic: The Gathering finally have a digital product they can be excited for, with free decks and a constant flow of cards creating an enticing free-to-play experience

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After a year in beta, Magic: The Gathering Arena has worked out all of its problems. It's an excellent entry point into the long-standing card game and a more complex alternative to titles like Hearthstone.

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Magic: The Gathering Arena is an absolutely brilliant recreation of Magic only held back by Wizards of the Coast's monetization strategy and some unfinished business. With more of an open mind toward new modes of play (plus ways to keep your old cards relevant) and a better client, this could be the definitive way to play the best card game in the world for the foreseeable future.

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MTG Arena is the best possible transposition of the historic card game. It's free (initially, at least) and it's wonderful, there's no reason to not try it. With its unique style, complicated and rewarding, it will charm any TCG lover.

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The Lost Caverns of Ixalan is a complex set with a lot of keywords and abilities on cards making it complex. Despite this, Lost Caverns of Ixalan is a lot of fun to play in Limited. Lost Caverns of Ixalan rewards players through rich drafting and deep gameplay. The artwork for this set is as always stunning. In addition to that, the Commander decks offer good value and gameplay, and I hope that this trend continues for the Commander decks. I can recommend Lost Caverns of Ixalan to anyone looking to dive into some Magic: The Gathering games.

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Wilds of Eldraine is a fantastic set, both for veterans and new players. The main set is fun to draft while being friendly to new players. The mechanics offer gameplay that keeps the set dynamic and lively. Matches of Wilds of Eldraine were always moving forward without becoming a slow stalemate. The "enchanting tales" offer bonus value to players while also supporting the flavor and mechanics of the main set. In contrast, the commander decks offer decent value to players looking for an entry point into commander, but aren't anything special from previous commander offerings.

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