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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: 47 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  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 29, 2018
    90
    The Witcher Tales is a strange potion that is surprisingly good. From a logical point of view, a game that mixes so many genres together can’t be this amazing, but then comes CDPR, a company that is just unable to develop bad titles.
  3. Nov 29, 2018
    90
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales could have been a lackluster, uninspired spinoff in an attempt to capitalize off the Witcher’s success, but it is so much more than that. Sure, I have some minor gripes, such as the lack of a mini-map and guide markers, or the anticlimactic final battle, but they all seem trivial when looking at what Thronebreaker accomplishes as a whole. The intricately layered story and carefully crafted characters and writing are some of the best I’ve seen this year, and the card play is more rewarding than it’s ever been before. Whether or not you are a fan of the Witcher series, or even card games in general, Thronebreaker deserves your attention.
  4. Nov 16, 2018
    85
    The standalone Gwent release is free on GOG, and I encourage those who enjoy it to shell out the money for Thronebreaker, a strong expansion of both the base game and the Witcher universe. Geralt’s portion of this story may have concluded, but the folks at CD Projekt RED seem committed to sharing more tales from this world, and I couldn’t be more excited.
  5. Oct 18, 2018
    83
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a tough and pure RPG without compromise, with a great card-based combat system.
  6. Nov 1, 2018
    80
    It's a spin-off of a spin-off that improbably couples the lighthearted but surprisingly complex mechanics of the free-to-play multiplayer Gwent: The Witcher Card Game with the dark, moral storytelling of Wild Hunt.
  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: 77 out of 96
  2. Negative: 7 out of 96
  1. 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.
  2. Oct 24, 2018
    10
    Game is masterpiece. At the beginning I was sceptical about the game. but after 10 hrs in the game I am very happy I gave it a try. GameGame is masterpiece. At the beginning I was sceptical about the game. but after 10 hrs in the game I am very happy I gave it a try. Game remindes me MTG duels of planewalkers I played when I was young. I am enjoying the exploration, story and puzzles served by the game. 10/10 Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2018
    9
    This is very strange game. I have decided to pre-order it and I played it from day one. In many aspect, this game is superb. Story,This is very strange game. I have decided to pre-order it and I played it from day one. In many aspect, this game is superb. Story, characters, some logic puzzle. But while I ultimately liked card combat I biggest regret is that, it was not normal combat like for example in Heroes series. Still, game is very good, one of the best I played this year Expand
  5. Oct 31, 2018
    9
    if you love the witcher universe and well crafted story. you ll love this game.

    Pro: -impactfull choice -voice acting -animation -story
    if you love the witcher universe and well crafted story. you ll love this game.

    Pro:
    -impactfull choice
    -voice acting
    -animation
    -story
    -puzzle

    con:
    -a bit too easy (even in the higher difficulty ) frequently win in 2 rounds with 250 to 0 on second round on normal battle.
    -looting and skipping on the run dialogue on the same key bind (missed some short dialogue like that :( )

    overall another excelent game for cd red.
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  6. Nov 25, 2018
    8
    The story is 9/10, gameplay 8+/10. Overall it is 8/10 due to several things. Economy is unbalanced, most of the time I had too many resources,The story is 9/10, gameplay 8+/10. Overall it is 8/10 due to several things. Economy is unbalanced, most of the time I had too many resources, decision based on them were no brainers. Game has visible pop ups, that could be easily masked (especially during loads and transitions - I also refer to the ending sequence that summarizes the outcomes of your decisions). Stats are bugged, game does not handle cloud save games well and in the end I was informed that the overall walkthrough took 15 hours (while in fact it was close to 40). Expand
  7. Dec 24, 2018
    0
    Overrated cash grab. Very retarded gameplay with pixel hunting and bad puzzles.

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