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  • Summary: A collaboration between legendary game designer Richard Garfield and Valve, Artifact promises the deepest gameplay and the highest-fidelity experience ever seen in a trading card game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Dec 12, 2018
    85
    Artifact is a challenging, deep, and surprisingly approachable card game that breaks many of the conventions I’ve come to expect from the genre. That mechanical bliss is complemented by countless Easter eggs and detailed lore, but I am starting to miss a more meaningful progression system to keep me engaged long term. Its physical card game model has ended up being one of the more reasonable around, and the completely level playing field of Draft mode is so fun it’s worth the price of admission even if you don’t want to spend another cent.
  2. Nov 28, 2018
    85
    It is for people who enjoy card games with an incredible set of fair and unique mechanics that reward out-playing your opponent over luck and randomness. And while it may be based on Dota 2, with a lot to love for its fans, knowledge of the Heroes or universe is in no way needed to enjoy Artifact. All you'll need is $20 and an open and creative mind.
  3. Dec 6, 2018
    80
    It would be nice to see some more extensive options for those wanting to play by themselves or in non-competitive settings, but beyond that, Artifact is a great showing.
  4. Dec 3, 2018
    78
    Artifact is as hard-core as Dota2 and you might feel exhausted when you finish a single round which usually would last half an hour. The greedy economy system is lacking in long-term reward and it gives players no choice but to spend more and more money. But despite all those flaws, Artifact is also an innovative game which fuses basic MOBA mechanics and TCG rules together, and those elements actually work well. It's still full of potential.
  5. Dec 14, 2018
    70
    Artifact is one of the most polished digital card games available. The game’s multi-lane mechanics bring MOBA elements into card game form, providing challenging strategic gameplay. Valve still has a way to go to prove Artifact’s long-term viability though due to its lack of a progression system and ranked modes.
  6. Nov 30, 2018
    70
    Artifact feels like the MOBA of card games, in more ways than one. There's just as much strategy, just as much variety, just as many resources to manage, and it's just as challenging.
  7. Dec 11, 2018
    30
    There are no reasons why you should buy this game, unless you are the biggest Dota 2 fan in the world.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 157
  1. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    Core gameplay is good, cards on the market are cheap, could use an expansion to flesh out some of the deck archetypes but that'll comeCore gameplay is good, cards on the market are cheap, could use an expansion to flesh out some of the deck archetypes but that'll come eventually. About to get colourblind support which is a godsend. Expand
  2. Nov 28, 2018
    10
    Artifact is probably the best card game out there beating out uno, and cards against humanity
  3. Dec 5, 2018
    4
    At this moment i don´t recommend this game to any friend, there is a LOT to improve in the game to be worth your time.
    The game need casual
    At this moment i don´t recommend this game to any friend, there is a LOT to improve in the game to be worth your time.
    The game need casual and expert rank
    Need some way to encourage you to keep playing, quests, skins, cards, tickets, gold, sleeves, sprays...anything!
    Chat ¬¬ (c´mon that´s basic and should be in the game day one)
    Balancing (cards like axe or drow are pure bullcrap)
    TOO MUCH RNG!!! The rng in this game goes to increase your damage, to double your cards to even cheat death...RLY?!...RLY!!! ¬¬

    Don´t get me wrong the game is good and has potential, but it has too many flaws right now...So just wait.
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  4. Dec 14, 2018
    0
    Peníze vítězí
    - Pay2Win
    Valve je bankovní zmetek 30% z prodejů jim nestačí a tak přišli s tímhle.
    odpad 0/10
  5. Nov 29, 2018
    0
    I'm a casual player, who not pay for game content very often (I prefer f2p system), but in my opinion Artifact is a well design and much moreI'm a casual player, who not pay for game content very often (I prefer f2p system), but in my opinion Artifact is a well design and much more accessible card game than somebody of You thinking. You had to remember that there is some in game currency. You need a real cash to play this game, but on the other side You can earn that cash cause that game, and this isn't too hard. Expand
  6. Nov 30, 2018
    0
    Nice game gaben

    Buy, then buy inside the game, then buy again its not p2w yep ahahaha, fk u gaben, very bad game, valve very bad
    Nice game gaben

    Buy, then buy inside the game, then buy again

    its not p2w yep ahahaha, fk u gaben, very bad game, valve
    very bad company in the eyes of society
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  7. Dec 1, 2018
    0
    Hi, I'm Gabe Newell and i want more money. So i've made a donate simualtor. Thank you.

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