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  • Summary: Paladins is a free-to-play game that combines a rich fantasy setting with the fast action of a team-based first-person shooter.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. May 31, 2018
    88
    Paladins shouldn’t be seen just as the free alternative to Overwatch but, instead, should be praised as one of the best multiplayers nowadays. A great and addictive game that will surely entertain every kind of player thanks to its accessibility and well-developed mechanics.
  2. May 29, 2018
    85
    Fun & complete, this is a free-to-play-heroic-shooter that allow the player to enjoy thousands of hours of shoots, magic and customization. Great job, and also in constant expansion.
  3. May 15, 2018
    84
    Working on top of the strong and fairly balanced foundation of a free-to-play hero shooter, Paladins’ capacity for experimentation is its greatest strength. Even after over 300 hours of exhilarating battles and strategic planning, champions continue to find a way to offer new gameplay experiences.
  4. Jun 1, 2018
    81
    Paladins is a very solid hero shooter, with a great core gameplay and very good ideas. You can try it for free and its business model is not abusive at all, so we recommend you give it a try.
  5. May 30, 2018
    78
    A product capable of guaranteeing many hours of fun. And this, after all, is more than enough.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. May 16, 2018
    10
    Paladins is a free to play hero shooter that isn't pay to win in anyway, the only things you can buy with real money are crystals and thePaladins is a free to play hero shooter that isn't pay to win in anyway, the only things you can buy with real money are crystals and the battle pass, you can get awesome looking skins with them. The battle pass system works like Fortnites battle pass and has plenty of skins. With crystals you can buy chests which include different skins or you can potentially buy the skins for some crystals. You earn plenty of crystals in daily logins.

    Now for the game-play, i have been playing Paladins for over a year and a half and I still am not bored with it. You can change your whole champion with the Cards and Legendary system. You create loadouts for your champions and you have 20 cards which you can choose from which you can change however you like,the loadouts contain 5 cards of your liking, they can be leveled up to the max level which is level 5 or you can have them at level 1 but with all your 5 cards combined they have to have 15 levels. The cards are completely free once you unlock the champion.In every match you have an item shop which you can buy 4 Items from the selection of 16. The categories are as follow:Defensive,Healing,Utility and Offensive Items, the credits needed to purchase these cards are earned in the match you currently are playing and depends on how well you are doing you get more credits and can buy more items and upgrade your already purchased items to make them even stronger.
    To unlock a champion it only takes some gold which you earn while playing the game and completing daily quests, don't worry it isn't grindy at all i have stacks on stacks of gold like literally i have 2 Million gold in the game and the most expensive champion costs 60K gold. All of Paladins champions deal tons of damage and do their role fantastically, the supports aren't just some heal bots they actually help the team with their healing, crowd control and their lethal damage. Everything feels viable and its true that almost all of the champions are viable but balancing a game can never be accomplished but Paladins is so close to perfecting it for both casual players and the pro players.

    I haven't spent a single penny in the game and I have the same advantages as the people that spent a 100 dollars on it. I have plenty of skins because of the generous crystals earned daily logins that they offer.

    Every game has its downs and Paladins doesn't have many but still has some, which are various bugs and glitches but they can be fixed in future patches and they are trying their best with fixing as many as they can every patch, in the newest patch they fixed around 20 bugs which are many because they tend to update every 2 weeks to fix balancing and bugs and every 6 weeks they have an update which adds new champions, new events, heavy bug fixes and many gorgeous skins.
    Paladins can be run on potato computers and still get good fps. The graphics are very fantasy like and immerse you into its world. Even if you have a very high end computer Paladins still looks very beautiful on maximum graphics and the FPS is at the maximum limit on my medium computer.

    If the Paladins team keeps going at this pace and maintain their aggressive updating their game would become one of the best hero shooter if not the best, obviously they have Overwatch to compete against but both of them are very different and people might like Paladins more than Overwatch and vice versa.

    I prefer Paladins over Overwatch because in Paladins you can completely change your whole champion the way you want to play it and you can counter play everything from crowd control, healing, damage taken and more and more with the help of the item shop and with the help of the Cards and Legendary system you can customise your whole deck to counter a specific set of enemies. You can store up 5 loadouts per champion which is plenty.
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  2. May 19, 2018
    10
    Thia is the best shooter that I ever played. Graphics are looking pretty and nice for your eyes, you will enjoy every second looking at theThia is the best shooter that I ever played. Graphics are looking pretty and nice for your eyes, you will enjoy every second looking at the beautiful textures, clear blue sky and even whales swimming in the sky! In short, very beautiful graphics.
    There're 36 different champions, so you can easily find your favourite one, and never be bored!
    The game contains three gamemodes.
    -Siege;
    -Competitive or ranked (siege and adds ranks and more exp.)
    -Onslaught.
    Every gamemode has many maps, so you will be feeling happy and not bored for long :D
    Donating system.
    This game IS NOT making you paying you for skins. You can buy it or not, skins won't help you to win, but they will give food to yer eyes.
    Balance, the important one.
    Does game have a good balance? No. Does game have bad balance? No.
    Some characters are really OP, they can kill ya easily, but if your hands are growing from the right place you will kill them. If you want to be good player just practice, so there won't be any OP characters for you.
    Also, game contains many bugs, but hey, what game doesn't have it?
    In short, I highly recommend that game to everyone :D
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  3. May 23, 2018
    10
    A great free game the best you have is the way to play the same characters in different ways and choose which is best suited to your style ofA great free game the best you have is the way to play the same characters in different ways and choose which is best suited to your style of play and we thank the purchase of items within game to counter and help at certain times, which can be obtained by paying is simply cosmetic that does not affect the gameplay at all Expand
  4. May 17, 2018
    10
    One of the best multiplayer games I have ever had the pleasure on enjoying, and on top of that? It's FREE! Recommend to anyone, skilled gamerOne of the best multiplayer games I have ever had the pleasure on enjoying, and on top of that? It's FREE! Recommend to anyone, skilled gamer or not, you'll enjoy it! Give it a good go, I've been enjoying it for well over a year and continue to just find new happiness with it. HiRez excelled themselves on this. Expand
  5. May 23, 2018
    9
    Is an incredible game, the characters are unique and it shows quite the love that has been placed, the designs are very good and receiveIs an incredible game, the characters are unique and it shows quite the love that has been placed, the designs are very good and receive updates constantly, its only problem at present are the problems of optimization of the game which are minimal Expand
  6. May 16, 2018
    9
    keep playing since CB and it changed a lot and i hope that it will be on top of this platform because it has the potential to be the best f2pkeep playing since CB and it changed a lot and i hope that it will be on top of this platform because it has the potential to be the best f2p hero-shooter Expand
  7. Jun 6, 2018
    0
    Also big problems with optimization. For 5 months before the release of the beta, it began to deteriorate. And the patch is getting worse andAlso big problems with optimization. For 5 months before the release of the beta, it began to deteriorate. And the patch is getting worse and worse. Bad graphics and bugs that do not fix for months. Expand

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