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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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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Dec 20, 2018
    90
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is by far the best representation of Gwent that CD Projekt Red has developed so far, and a worthy adventure RPG that deserves your time even if you aren't the biggest fan of card games.
  2. Dec 13, 2018
    80
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a good addition to the Gwent gameplay and anyone who loves The Witcher's lore, will love the story told in this game even with this console version.
  3. Dec 13, 2018
    80
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales features some of the sharpest writing on PS4, and it's all embedded within a superb story stuffed with brilliant characters. Meanwhile, Gwent makes up most of the gameplay, and although the card-based system does have flaws, it's easy enough to look past them when the surrounding journey is so masterfully told. Ultimately, Thronebreaker is an easy recommendation for Witcher enthusiasts and fans of strategic RPGs -- a surprisingly robust and rich tale that shouldn't be overlooked.
  4. 80
    Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales tells a good story with some fantastic writing. The writing alone is worth the price of admission, but the Gwent combat can get confusing and overwhelming at times.
  5. Dec 18, 2018
    80
    Thronebreaker is a very good introduction to the Gwent game card, adding the best campaign we can possibly imagine. A well-developed story with exploration and strategy components that could become a bit repetitive in the long run.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 27, 2019
    80
    As the backbone of a larger game, though, it's solid, and an interesting alternative to the combat system of most RPGs. [Issue#158, p.91]
  7. 65
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the next patch fixes this particularly nasty bug.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Jan 1, 2019
    10
    Кровная вражда — не просто приключенческая карточная игра, это самый настоящий пазл, созданный на основе мира «Ведьмака». Пазл, которыйКровная вражда — не просто приключенческая карточная игра, это самый настоящий пазл, созданный на основе мира «Ведьмака». Пазл, который отлично смотрится в одном ряду с книгами и другими играми по их мотивам. И собирать его предстоит не один вечер, но итоговая картинка того стоит. Expand
  2. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this - what initially appears to be a jazzier version of Gwent from Witcher 3 reveals itself to beI have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this - what initially appears to be a jazzier version of Gwent from Witcher 3 reveals itself to be thoughtful and deep strategy/ RPG - a must have for fans of the Witcher books Expand
  3. Dec 30, 2018
    10
    Updated after patch 1.02

    Game is very cool. I think more games of this genre RPG+Strategy+CCG should come out. Battles in form of CCG are
    Updated after patch 1.02

    Game is very cool. I think more games of this genre RPG+Strategy+CCG should come out. Battles in form of CCG are very interesting. And it is more interesting to play CCG in form of the game with the scenario, than CCG alone. And it is cheaper.
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  4. Dec 5, 2018
    6
    The game crashed a couple of times. Could not move my pointer when Im in the camp, had to restart the game to be able to access myThe game crashed a couple of times. Could not move my pointer when Im in the camp, had to restart the game to be able to access my deck-builder. Combat has some issues where frames were dropped and the AI does not do anything after your turn ends, also had to restart the combat several times to finish the encounter.. Expand
  5. Dec 24, 2018
    2
    i love the game mechanic, but the game is unplayable because too often mid battle the game freeze and i cannot do a thing except close thei love the game mechanic, but the game is unplayable because too often mid battle the game freeze and i cannot do a thing except close the game and reload. Expand
  6. Dec 20, 2018
    1
    Promising single-player Gwent, but initially marred by game-breaking bugs. Stutters, hangs and freezes during both battles and puzzles - nearPromising single-player Gwent, but initially marred by game-breaking bugs. Stutters, hangs and freezes during both battles and puzzles - near unplayable. Expand
  7. Feb 11, 2019
    0
    Still unplayable months after launch. Got stuck on the loading screen on the first load. Happened several times before I finished tutorial.Still unplayable months after launch. Got stuck on the loading screen on the first load. Happened several times before I finished tutorial. Can't believe games are legally sold in this state. Sony will not give you a refund. Be warned. Expand

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