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By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Clever card game spin-off will test strategy, tactics.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Once fun game now complete garbage

Not worth trying to deal with this dumpster fore of a wreck. I used to play this a ton while it was in beta. It was different from the gwent game in the witcher 3 but I learned very quickly the differences. It was easy and fun to play I put plenty of hours winning and losing gwent games while at college. I came back now that its been given a full release and I barely made it through the mind numbing/purely moronic tutorial that you cant skip to try and get back to that which I left behind. Lo and behold they have changed everything for the worse. I tried playing a few games but I no longer have the skellige deck that I had so much luck with before. I've lost every single card, all the cards have been nerfed and I only feel frustration toward this. I was looking forward to cyberpunk 2077 but if they change it like they changed gwent then i pray they are destroyed by a meteor. 0/10 pure waste of time and effort

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 2+

A Masterpiece of Modern Art

Gwent is, without a doubt, a true masterpiece of modern art. It transcends the barriers of our mere mortal understanding and ascends to a new plane of reality beyond that which we puny humans are even capable of comprehending. It has touched my heart forever, and I am a deeply changed man. I give Gwent a perfect score of 100/100, and graciously declare it to be winner of the 2000-3000 Millennium Award. Truly, humanity has finally reached its ultimate evolutionary form.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This card game spin-off from a wildly popular franchise is a well-made strategy title that challenges your patience and planning skills. As of this writing, Gwent is still in open beta and as such, is still a work in progress. That said, it's already highly polished, aside from minute issues brought up by hardcore card players. It does a fair job of teaching new players what to do, but players used to the search-and-destroy method of winning could be confused by the additive approach.

The idea in Gwent isn't to destroy your enemy; it's to have more power on the board. While you can still destroy enemy units, remembering that's not the point can be difficult at first. The point is to control the flow of battle, and that means sometimes it's better to pass rather than play. Each player is given only so many cards to last three rounds, and since ultimate victory means winning two rounds of three, it's important to play your cards with care. The graphics are nice (cards can be upgraded from still image to animation), the voice acting and sound are good, and the five current factions are interesting and varied enough to satisfy all kinds of fantasy generals. Single-player challenges and Practice mode let you learn while you earn (in-game currency for buying more cards), or you can jump right into online-ranked or casual multiplayer. Along with that, a simple crafting mechanic lets you craft new cards from the shreds of old ones. Developer CD Projekt Red is no doubt still tweaking the balance of the game, but thus far, playing for free is as easy as falling off a tavern bench. And best of all: The game's so entertaining, you don't have to be a Witcher fan to enjoy it.

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