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Guild Wars (PC)

Guild Wars (PC)
alaScore 89

92 reviews

Dec, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Guild Wars (PC). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the gameplay and usability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the controls and graphics.

story, design, price, usability, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Guild Wars (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 92 reviews)

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Guild Wars (PC)

 

It's a very impressive game that's rewarding on many different levels and can be tremendously appealing for any number of reasons.

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Guild Wars 2

 

When a gargantuan, lighting-imbued dragon swoops down and lands on one of Tyrias many grassy plains in Guild Wars 2 and dozens and dozens of players

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Guild Wars 2 Review: At War with Tedium

 

ArenaNet fires a shot across the bow of pay-to-play MMORPGs with its sequel to Guild Wars.

Guild Wars 2's biggest strength is that, for the most part, it knows when to stay the hell out of your way. From its Skyrim-style fast travel system to the way the game handles player death, ArenaNet's MMO follow-up to the original Guild Wars doesn't...

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Guild Wars 2 Review

 

A consistently surprising, meticulously constructed fantasy world. Our verdict on ArenaNet's sequel.

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Guild Wars 2 Review

 

One evolutionary step for MMORPGs, a great leap for gamer kind.

A living world; engaging PvP; challenging, unique dungeons; encourages exploration and cooperation; no subscription

Lingering bugs; questionable endgame; personal story is hit or miss

Want to see how we got here? Read the review in progress on the following pages.

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Guild Wars 2 Review

 

What? You honestly thought only subscription-based MMOs could be good?

A beautiful world to explore....; ...and the engine actually runs well.; Dynamic events keep the leveling experience exciting.; And you get rewarded for almost everything you do.; PvP can hang with the best of 'em.; WvW brings large-scale PvP back to...

But the auto-balancing makes playing with a friend frustrating

There’s an auto-balancing system which moves players from one team to another if someone leaves, which can frustratingly break apart private groups and move you to a losing team. Also, there is no pre-game and you’re literally thrown from one game to...

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Guild Wars Eye of the North (PC) Review

 

Get your level-20 warrior and jump into the latest Guild Wars offering.

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Guild Wars: Eye of the North

 

Guild Wars veterans will love it, but Eye of the North isn't quite the grand expansion it wants to be.

Fun new PvE content; enjoyable mini-games; good storyline; excellent presentation; Hall of Monuments

PvE is still a bit simplistic; mini-games are PvE-only; middling henchman and hero AI; for advanced Guild Wars players only

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Guild Wars

 

Throwing the "pay to play" model out the window

Flexible character creation system ; More action than grinding ; No monthly fees

Somewhat stale story ; Steep learning curve for PvP ; Frequent loading screens

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Guild Wars

 

There is a lot to be said of ArenaNet's Guild Wars. What do you get when you combine MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games), free online play, and Diablo II's former team? You get a game with all the benefits of an MMO without all of...

Product Specifications

Guild Wars takes the best elements of today's massively multiplayer online games and combines them with a new mission-based design that eliminates the tedium of those games. You can meet new friends in towns or outposts, form a party, and then go tackle a quest together. Your party always has its own unique copy of the quest map, so camping, kill-stealing, and long lines to complete quests are all things of the past. Within a quest you have unprecedented freedom and power to manipulate the world around you: your magic can build bridges and open up new pathways, or it can burn down forests and tear the ground asunder. You don't have to spend countless hours on a leveling treadmill to get to the interesting parts of the game, because combat is designed to be strategically interesting and challenging right from the beginning. You don't have to spend hours running around the world to prepare for a quest, because Guild Wars allows you to instantly travel to the beginning of any quest that you've previously unlocked. You'll never spend days playing only to discover that choices you made early on have left you with a permanently uncompetitive character, because the unique skill system in Guild Wars allows infinite experimentation but doesn't allow bad decisions to ruin a character. And you'll never meet new players only to discover that you can't play with them or compete against them because their characters are on a different server than yours; in Guild Wars, all characters live in one seamless world.

Game

Context:Fantasy
Elements:Online games - RPG (MMORPG)
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:NCsoft
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Guild Wars

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Distribution Media:CD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:PC
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - massively multiplayer online games

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP
Platform:Windows
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