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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: 75 out of 94
  2. Negative: 7 out of 94
  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 25, 2018
    10
    After 3 hours girfriend yelling COME TO BED!!....yes coming....
    i will walk just a little futher and grab that wood pile....hmm that peasant
    After 3 hours girfriend yelling COME TO BED!!....yes coming....
    i will walk just a little futher and grab that wood pile....hmm that peasant seems to be in trouble let me walk up to her.....whats that?! a chest let me me grab it quickly... YES I'M COMING HUN pfff...... 6 hours later........ow what thats hun? you woke up to go to work ;-)
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  3. Oct 24, 2018
    10
    Super pretty game! The story is something that takes and keeps you in this universe. Dialogues are interesting and funny here and there.Super pretty game! The story is something that takes and keeps you in this universe. Dialogues are interesting and funny here and there. Character voices are great.
    Nice to change the language and here the characters talking in Japanese, Turkish and so on :)
    Battles are levels appropriate and make you think how to solve the puzzles.
    Would recommend the Thronebraker experience!
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  4. Jan 18, 2019
    9
    Look, I just hope CDP will sell it, it's just awesome, i mean i,ve been playing games since Prince of Persia 1 or, hell, Dizzzy in CGA! AndLook, I just hope CDP will sell it, it's just awesome, i mean i,ve been playing games since Prince of Persia 1 or, hell, Dizzzy in CGA! And this. This is outstanding. Easy mechanics (i mean if you can read ;), easy to understand, seems mediocre at first sight BUUUT MAAAN it grips you right from the start. Story isn't nothing new. but it's well told, well presented and with a twist. Music, encounters, effects. This game is just perfect example of (not so) low budget lo and behold, absolutely great in giving you the entertainment without needless grind. Love it. Price to fun ratio is beyiond MetaCritic scale. Buy it Full price, it's worth it. And if you happen to be an Etherlords or Magic: Planewalkers fan, it's a no brainer. Expand
  5. Oct 24, 2018
    9
    I wouldn't say it's better than witcher 3, but it's great rpg, 9/10.
    If you don't like the card battle system you should still buy it for the
    I wouldn't say it's better than witcher 3, but it's great rpg, 9/10.
    If you don't like the card battle system you should still buy it for the story, quests and lore.
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  6. Dec 28, 2018
    8
    Haiku Review: Cool Witcher story / Wrapped in a decent card game / It is worth a go
    Favorite Thing: A great story in one of my favorite
    Haiku Review: Cool Witcher story / Wrapped in a decent card game / It is worth a go
    Favorite Thing: A great story in one of my favorite worlds.
    Least Favorite Thing: The boss in the final fight was way too cheap with his cheap abilities. I did not enjoy having to play an equally cheap deck.

    Date Completed: 2018-12-25
    Playtime: ~ 23h
    Enjoyment: 8/10
    Recommendation: If you like either The Witcher series or card games then you'll find something to enjoy.
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  7. Dec 24, 2018
    0
    Overrated cash grab. Very retarded gameplay with pixel hunting and bad puzzles.

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