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Generally favorable reviews- based on 316 Ratings

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  • Summary: From the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes a brand new tale set in the brutal and twisted universe of witcher Geralt of Rivia. The world stands on the verge of chaos, as the tensions between the power-hungry Nilfgaardian Empire and proud Northern Realms grow. Facing an imminentFrom the creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes a brand new tale set in the brutal and twisted universe of witcher Geralt of Rivia. The world stands on the verge of chaos, as the tensions between the power-hungry Nilfgaardian Empire and proud Northern Realms grow. Facing an imminent invasion, Meve — war-veteran Queen of Lyria and Rivia — is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Oct 18, 2018
    100
    An amazing marriage of world-class storytelling and strategic card gaming, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a fantastic RPG in its own right.
  2. Oct 25, 2018
    90
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales proves you don't need expensive graphics to have an impactful story. Just excellent voice acting, writing and a unique card game is enough to make this an excellent title.
  3. Nov 12, 2018
    90
    It is rare that a multi-genre game can be successful in more than one of its mechanics, but Thronebreaker is simultaneously an excellently written story, an entertaining isometric RPG, and an addictive and engaging card game. Finally, for fans of The Witcher universe, it gives us another excuse to live in that richly-imagined world. For me at least, Thronebreaker came out of nowhere and was a very happy surprise indeed.
  4. Nov 2, 2018
    85
    Thronebreaker is a great alternative for fans of Gwent who’d rather not dive into the multiplayer arena. Although some unique twists can’t hold off some late-game tedium, it’s a diverse campaign that emphasizes the strong characters and tough decisions that define the Witcher series, and emphasizes clever twists over turning newcomers into solid Gwent players. Whether you just want to play more Gwent or are simply a fan of The Witcher, playing Thronebreaker is an easy choice.
  5. Oct 26, 2018
    82
    Thanks to an engrossing story and some tricky choices Thronebreaker kept us hooked for the 30 hour campaign, even though some of the puzzles can lead to frustration and the map exploration gets old pretty quickly.
  6. Oct 19, 2018
    80
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is more than just anoter trading cards game, for its story and depth is worthy of any The Witcher game, which says everything.
  7. Oct 18, 2018
    70
    Thronebreaker struggles as a card game but excels as a Witcher game due to its rich narrative and excellent, if simple, worldbuilding.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 61
  2. Negative: 6 out of 61
  1. Nov 7, 2018
    10
    Really great game. Splending writing, nice animation and... what can I say, I like Gwent.
  2. Oct 23, 2018
    10
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a perfect game. If you are done with it, then try Gwent: The Witcher Card Game.
  3. Oct 25, 2018
    10
    Great Game. Nice plot, fantastic gameplay and voice over! Like a good tale by the fire!
  4. Oct 24, 2018
    10
    I missed the Witcher world and now it's back in great artwork and quality. I hope there will be another Witcher Tales coming soon.
  5. Oct 23, 2018
    10
    Great game so far, best card game I played and story far better than in most RPGs these days :)
  6. Oct 28, 2018
    8
    As a person who bought the game just because it's from the witcher series,I must say I am enjoying it rather well even though it is a cardAs a person who bought the game just because it's from the witcher series,I must say I am enjoying it rather well even though it is a card game which i don't usually play whatsoever. From the graphics down to the game play mechanics and story telling, It is superbly made. I especially like the moral choices which actually enhances the game play more since walking around collecting items is what you will be doing most of the time. But, the game is far off from perfect. I do have some nitpicks that really disrupts the pacing of my game for the first half of my playtime. Some might agree with me on this one

    It's the puzzles.Oh god,the puzzles. Im not gonner go in dept about it of it but basically to me it's just trial and error. You keep doing over and over again until you find the right solution and it can be repetitive at times. Finding the solution took me more time than it should for me to advance the game even though the puzzles are optional. I felt like they should have placed it in the middle of the game instead at the end of the tutorial since most players like me are still trying to figure out how the game mechanics works and a unfortunate soul like me stumble into one right after I've finish tutorial. I can't lie but there are some puzzles that are fun and kept me captivated.

    Overall, it is a solid game made from CD Project and a great time waster if you have extra hours on your hands. The price I would say is just right with the additional 4k graphics pack( which is free btw) and oh, just remember that this game is a little different from the gwent you used to play in the Wither 3 The Wild Hunt. To me, it's just gwent with extra 'steps'
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  7. Oct 25, 2018
    0
    My previous review was flagged out of existence, so I'll keep this review as dry and impersonal as possible: I personally find this game to beMy previous review was flagged out of existence, so I'll keep this review as dry and impersonal as possible: I personally find this game to be dull and distasteful, and a blatant ripoff for its asking price. If you like it, good on you and I'm happy for you. For everyone else: spend your money elsewhere. Expand

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