Game Review: Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers

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Magic: The Gathering-Duels Of The Planeswalkers has been around for a while now, in fact it first made an appearance way back in the 1990s.

If you are into playing collectable card games, then this is the best one around.

Magic: The Gathering-Duels Of The Planeswalkers has incredible depth and involves a great deal of thought to play it.

Each player is a planeswalker and you have a selection of different cards and each one contains a variety of spells and magic.

The game is something on the lines of chess in a way, you have to use strategy to outwit your opponent.

There are four campaigns within this game with each containing a number of matches.

As you defeat each opponent another deck is unlocked

The game has been constantly upgraded over the years and there is a vast amount of cards to choose from.

The initial start of the campaign is really an introduction showing you how to play the game with plenty of tips and hints on how to improve your gameplay.

With constant changing scenarios, this game does keep you guessing, especially when you play it one on one.

It reminds me of dungeons and dragons in a way, with all the role playing and strategy elements.

As for difficulty well its neither hard nor easy, you just have to use your brain quite a bit.

If you’re looking for a typical fantasy game then this isn’t for you.

Magic: The Gathering-Duels Of The Planewalkers obviously has a large hard core following, it’s all about the cards and how they are played.

You might find yourself with a number of powerful creatures but without the right card to play them, you’re stuffed and that’s what this is all about, the draw of the cards.

Multiplayer wise the game really comes into its own with personal stats and world ranking boards.

Personally It took me a while to figure this game out, playing cards on a screen is something that I am not used and the amount of things to remember can be baffling at times.


Magic: The Gathering-Duels Of The Planeswalkers is a massively complex game with challenging and intriguing gameplay.

If you like top trumps or any kind of fantasy role playing with plenty of strategy then this is the game for you


Developer: Stainless games

Publisher: Wizards Of The Coast

Xbox 360®

Playstation 3®



Genre: Collectable Card Game

Release Date: 20th June 2012