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Generally favorable reviews- based on 291 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  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 22, 2018
    90
    With its excellent story, charming characters, varied and engaging gameplay experience, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales can be considered a true The Witcher game, despite not being a traditional RPG. The game may be too easy, but this small flaw in no way compromises the game's overall quality.
  3. Nov 5, 2018
    90
    I love that CD Projekt Red’s solution to getting more players on board with its free-to-play card game was to produce a massive standalone RPG with all the spellbinding storytelling that’s become a signature of The Witcher brand. It’s the sort of thoroughness and commitment to quality they’ve built a reputation on, and Thronebreaker now paves the way for an exciting new genre of card games that incorporate a similar design ethos.
  4. Oct 29, 2018
    85
    Summary: 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.
  5. Oct 18, 2018
    81
    A captivating story and varied card battles ensure this light-touch RPG remains entertaining throughout its lengthy campaign.
  6. Oct 18, 2018
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  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: 46 out of 55
  2. Negative: 3 out of 55
  1. Oct 28, 2018
    10
    Lovely game with sweet graphics and rewarding fun game play. I didnt enjoy any game this much from the last games i played
  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 26, 2018
    10
    I am usually not a big fan of card games but this one is different.
    You have an really good story that delivers background to each battle. If
    I am usually not a big fan of card games but this one is different.
    You have an really good story that delivers background to each battle. If you are interested in the Witcher series, this will satisfy you, as you traverse the beatifully drawn maps of Lyria, Aedirn, Mahakam and more.

    The game does not only deliver in quality but also in quantity. You can easily spend 30+ hours on this game because there is just so much to discover. Amazing characters with interestning backstories, sidequests and puzzles which can be quite challenging.

    That said there are a lot of magic moments in this game, but you should for yourself.

    The game is gives me everything I could ask for a game priced at 30$. Visuals, story, gameplay and not to forget the amazing soundtrack, all these things are truly on point. Therefore I rate this game 10/10. There is nothing comparable to this: in short the best card game I've ever played and a good RPG on top.
  4. TIZ
    Oct 23, 2018
    10
    I would rate Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales actually a 9/10, but after reading the 1 score reviews I decided to give it a 10/10 just toI would rate Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales actually a 9/10, but after reading the 1 score reviews I decided to give it a 10/10 just to cancel out some of the, in my opinion, poor reviews. The card game is fun, especially the card puzzles and interesting mechanics they offer. The resource collection and camp building mechanic is also an aspect that keeps the game more interesting then it ought to be. Finding new characters is a super fun part of the story including of course "Witchers", who do show up in this game. I bought this game mainly for the story aspect and less for the actual game-play. The storytelling and the characters are really great! The voice acting is amazing (in English at least). But having said that, I do enjoy the game-play more than I thought I would. Great game overall and if you are in it for the story, I highly recommend it. If you are in it purely for game-play I would say stick to Gwent: Online.
  5. Oct 23, 2018
    10
    Amazing mix of Rpg, storytelling and card game. New and fresh. Good job cd projekt red.
  6. Nov 7, 2018
    9
    Very good, addictive game, made me play cards for the first time in my life :)
  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.

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