Guild Wars 2 – pc

9.2

Guild Wars 2, sequel to their episodic Guild Wars game series, is a fantasy MMORPG currently in development by ArenaNet.
GenreMassively Multiplayer
Platforms
pc


DEVELOPER ArenaNet | PUBLISHER Codemasters | RELEASE DATE


Guild Wars 2 Reviews pc


9.2

eurogamer.it review
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9.2

g4tv.com review
Truth be told, it was hard to turn off the game to write this review because I just kept finding new features to fall in love with. The crafting-which could use a tutorial or two-turned out to be one of my favorite features in the game. I found myself stopping in the middle of battle to chop down a tree, telling myself "this would make a great axe handle!" More than anything, however, I have to say that Guild Wars 2 is just fresh. It’s new, it’s innovative and more than anything, it’s a welcome change for fans that may want something different. I know I did.
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9.2

digitalspy.com review
In closing, Guild Wars 2 is a staggeringly ambitious project that makes a bold statement about the future of the MMORPG. It is living proof that a game of this manner can thrive outside of the subscription business model and the genre’s established conventions. ArenaNet’s opus is visually breathtaking, crammed with content and a significant improvement on its predecessor – so it might just be time to reconsider renewing that World of Warcraft subscription.
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9.2

atomicgamer.com review
There are still many annoying or silly things we’ve seen in the last decade-plus worth of MMOs that Guild Wars 2 didn’t fix, but ArenaNet’s efforts so far have delivered a huge range of disruptive changes that should pique the interest of any dedicated player. The focus on freedom and convenience is completely refreshing, while the ability to find challenge across the whole game world, not just what’s appropriate for your current character’s level, means you get to enjoy more exciting adventures and spend more time fighting alongside friends who are lower level than you.
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9.2

cheatcc.com review
Guild Wars 2 seems like World of Warcraft with better graphics. But in countless ways, it’s a complete overhaul of the way things are done. I’ve played a lot of recent MMOs—from Wakfu to SWTOR—and plenty of them were fun and had the potential to grow and improve. But this is the first time I could make the following statement: This MMO, in its current state, poses a serious threat to World of Warcraft.
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9.2

tentonhammer.com review
One of us loved her beta character’s personal stories so much that when Guild Wars 2 went live she created a character using the exact same biographical options so that she could see how the story played out. Another found himself so engrossed in his personal story, and the way it hooked back into the game’s meta-story, that by the time he was able to delve into Guild Wars 2’s first dungeon the story had given him a compelling reason to. Those are indicators of solidly crafted story.
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9.2

pcgamer.com review
Guild Wars 2 is not a revolution, but it is a call to arms. Tomorrow’s MMORPGs will be held to account against its standards: generosity, variety, and respect for the player’s ability and time. Of course, by that point, it won’t be Guild Wars 2 waving the banner. It’s not a revolution. It just quietly suggests that we start one.
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9.2

insidegamer.nl review
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9.2

gamingxp.com review
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9.2

http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/guild-wars-2 review
If you’ve been waiting for a MMO to come out that’s well worth its price of admission, you’re in luck. Guild Wars 2 presents a diverse repertoire of options ranging from an entertaining leveling experience that constantly rewards you, to a deep PvP component that may become the new face of the genre. Its dungeon design strays from the norm and future updates will determine whether or not it can carry the attention of the content-devouring PvE crowd. That said, Guild Wars 2 has something few games are able to muster: a personality. Its contemporary mixture of content and gameplay along with its lack of a monthly fee makes it recommendable to both MMO fans and online RPG skeptics alike.
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9.2

gameblog.fr review
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9.2

3djuegos.com review
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9.2

gamerevolution.com review
If you’ve been waiting for a MMO to come out that’s well worth its price of admission, you’re in luck. Guild Wars 2 presents a diverse repertoire of options ranging from an entertaining leveling experience that constantly rewards you, to a deep PvP component that may become the new face of the genre. Its dungeon design strays from the norm and future updates will determine whether or not it can carry the attention of the content-devouring PvE crowd. That said, Guild Wars 2 has something few games are able to muster: a personality. Its contemporary mixture of content and gameplay along with its lack of a monthly fee makes it recommendable to both MMO fans and online RPG skeptics alike.
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9.2

impulsegamer.com review
With a development period of 5 years, Guild Wars 2 is a new breed of MMORPG that arrives just in time to evolve the genre and refresh its flagging numbers. Without subscription fees, it seems unlikely that a game could single-handedly revive the market, but Guild Wars 2 is an unlikely game. Offering everything that most players want in a multiplayer online dungeon crawler experience, gorgeous visuals and bold steps forward in gaming ideas, Guild Wars 2 is a true blockbuster given all of the tools it needs for success. If you want to do more with your time – like spend it in vast quantities while increasing your reputation as an adventurer online – There are few options that can compete with Guild Wars 2.
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9.2

incgamers.com review
It’s a difficult thing to describe, but Guild Wars 2 feels like a whole rather than a set of discrete mechanics lumped together, and that’s something very few MMOs get right. I suspect a lot of it’s down to the dynamic events: there is always something nearby to do. If you go back to an earlier area in search of crafting materials, then you will see dynamic events pop up, and the experience and items you get from them will likely be worth your while.
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9.2

gamespy.com review
To Guild Wars 2’s credit, its issues do little detract from the immensely rewarding experience of the whole. It doesn’t overthrow the conventions of the MMORPG, but it presents them in fresher and livelier packaging than its competitors. Its greatest strength lies in the sheer variety of its options: if you’re tired of leveling through standard MMO quest grinding (even with the dynamic events), at almost any time you can try your hand at world-versus-world PvP, five-man dungeons, crafting, world bosses, your personal story, or the simple but rewarding experience of uncovering new locations in the world. It still needs some roleplaying "fluff" at this point (such as an option to sit in chairs or even eating and drinking animations or duels), but such minor concerns are usually lost in the joys of playing a game that reminds us that assisting and working with strangers toward a common goal can still be fun. Its arrival heralds an evolution, not a revolution, but it’s an uncommon experience that celebrates skill as opposed to gear; community over isolation; and its best parts combine to make it one of the genre’s boldest entries of all time.

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9.2

egmnow.com review
Guild Wars 2 fine-tunes much of what we’ve come to expect from an MMORPG (crafting) while turning other aspects on their head (dynamic level adjustment), resulting in possibly the most refined, enjoyable game the genre’s ever seen. The graphics are stunning, especially if you have a rig capable of running the game with the highest settings turned on, and both the sound and the voice acting enhance an already impressive presentation. With five races and eight professions to choose from, replayability goes through the roof. Though developer ArenaNet still needs to squash some early bugs and even out a few rough spots, these issues aren’t nearly bad enough to wait even one day before picking this one up if you’re an MMORPG fan.
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9.2

gamesradar.com review
Guild Wars 2 is everything a massively-multiplayer online RPG should be. It’s original, massive in scope, and wonderfully social, removing many of the gates that held back the genre in the past. Being able to play with friends regardless of level or class is a gigantic leap forward, and one that, when mixed in with all of the other innovations in the genre, make Guild Wars 2 one of the best MMOs currently available.
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9.2

theverge.com review
A handful of technical issues — a rarely-functional auction house and glitchy social features among them — and poor tutorials only barely impact the addictive, infinitely explorable world that ArenaNet has crafted in Guild Wars 2. The genre’s flaws all still exist here. The never-ending MMO treadmill still gets exhausting, even when you can periodically shift your efforts to other, tinier treadmills. But Guild Wars 2 hides those flaws admirably and magnifies the genre’s strengths better than any game since World of Warcraft. It folds in the soloability and storytelling that’s become a trend for recent MMOs while creating a world and gameplay systems that naturally urge people toward playing together. It rewards skill and variety rather than mindless grinding. And it does all of this in a massive, persistent world without asking for a subscription fee.
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9.2

videogamer.com review
Guild Wars 2 is beautiful game that runs very well on most mid-spec machines, but there’s currently very little reward for rushing to the top. The lack of monthly fees cements ArenaNet’s wish for players to take their time and explore all of the content available, but the developer needs to rethink its approach to rewarding the game’s most devout players if it still wants people to be actively participating in Tyria over the coming months. Rewarding players’ hard work should be paramount.
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