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Generally favorable reviews- based on 321 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: 50 out of 63
  2. Negative: 6 out of 63
  1. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    Thronebreaker is a great RPG experience. Tough choices and consequences, characters with well-written personalities, new locations never seenThronebreaker is a great RPG experience. Tough choices and consequences, characters with well-written personalities, new locations never seen before and a gripping, intriguing story that never fails to deliver memorable moments and twists. The OST is memorable too, with tracks that fit well the overall tone of the game. The gameplay is various, it changes from an isometric view for the explorable maps to battles presented in form of gwent matches. There are a lot of content for the price they ask for. Very recommended. Expand
  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 24, 2018
    10
    Great game. I belief those low scores is from competition workers. For this price it is definitle worth it.
  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. Nov 12, 2018
    9
    The best written game I've seen in a long time. It was full of hard decisions as you'd expect from Witcher world.

    It was 30 hours of pure
    The best written game I've seen in a long time. It was full of hard decisions as you'd expect from Witcher world.

    It was 30 hours of pure pleasure. It had some small or bigger bugs (nothing game-breaking and most likely they will be addressed in next patch). The plot was great and whole game was like super evolved audio book with elements of Gwent in between. I am not a big card games fan, but the battle mechanic here was well balanced. Game could sometimes be challenging (but not dumb hard) but overall difficulty level was very well designed (i played on the hardest one). Riddles were always amazing. Overall it was great to come back to Witcher's world and i hope they will continue with other Witcher Tales :)
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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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