Guild Wars 2

  • Guild Wars 2
88
Based on 35 scores, 55 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    28
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • A unique skill that allows you to summon a Mistfire Wolf.
  • A onetime boost to your Glory, the currency used to purchase PvP related items.
  • Fluid movement and combat are consistently entertaining.

Cons:

  • Does a mediocre job of explaining important concepts.
  • Some lingering technical issues and other annoyances.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

The true heart and essence of Guild Wars 2 lies in its map. It took me three weeks of playing and a chat with my colleague Kirk to realize and articulate how much magic lies in that seemingly simple function. The map of Tyria isn't just utilitarian; it's...

By Benchmark Reviews on -

With Guild Wars 2 Digital Deluxe Edition, ArenaNet has delivered a game that promises to deliver for some time to come. The added value that the Digital Deluxe Edition brings is mostly worth the extra cost, particularly if you're in a smaller guild....

By NZGamer on -

Welcome to the final installment (part five) of NZGamer.com’s ongoing Guild Wars 2 review, in which we discuss the latest Halloween content release, and attempt to sum up our feelings on the game as a whole.Well, we finally did it, Gialp and I. Level...

By Realm of Gaming on 85

PCRespect. At the core of Guild Wars 2 is this simple concept. Respect for the player's intelligence, respect for the player's time, respect for the player's investment, and respect, even reverence, for the genre. Guild Wars 2 is an MMO, but by...

By theregister.co.uk on -

Guild Wars 2 does have its flaws - what, no trading? - but Arenanet is working on them as I write. By rewarding skill and social interaction, Guild Wars 2 amplifies the genre strengths and I worry it will make The Mists of Pandaria seem like a pale...

By Neoseeker on -

Guild Wars 2 has been several long years in the making, to a point where many of ArenaNet's fans wondered if the MMO would ever be released. Well, a month ago, it did, and while the end result isn't exactly what Guild Wars loyalists quite imagined,...

By Sydney Morning Herald on 80

DateSeptember 26, 2012 Read later The recent release of shows players that MMOs still have life in them. What does it take to succeed as a massively multiplayer game these days? There are just so many now that it's become somewhat unfeasible...

By 1UP on 88

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...

By GamePlanet on -

There are now a crowd of companies competing for share in the lucrative MMO space. Most have tried and failed, but a new challenger has arisen, and after exploring it extensively for a month, we've reached a verdict as to whether Guild Wars 2 has the...

By Gaming Age on 77

In the past 2 years we have seen many MMORPGs either go free to play to retain players or just fall flat and die off. In 2012 alone, Lego Universe, Earthrise, Black Prophecy and City of Heroes all closed down. Star Trek Online, EverQuest, Aion and...

By Techgage on -

The idea behind the original Guild Wars was to deliver a fully realized world as big as, or bigger than, any subscription MMO without charging a monthly subscription fee. This was a new and ambitious idea at the time, and as fate would have it, Guild...

By VideoGamer on 80

Guild Wars 2 ReviewI didn't realise it at first but, like most MMOs, there’s a neat little feature in Guild Wars 2 that tells you exactly how long you’ve been playing for. So, after finding out, I innocently typed /age into the command box and what...

By PC Authority on 83

It would be easy to look at the current state of the MMO genre and think that the best piece of advice you could give to a developer looking to get into the market would be: don't! The Secret World is proving to be a world of hurt for EA, with extremely...

By Strategy Informer on 95

It’s probably best to dispel this one right out the gate; no matter what anybody might have told you, Guild Wars 2 isn’t the new dawn for MMO games. It isn’t a title that reinvents or moves the genre forward into brave new territory, and nor is it the...

By GameSpot on 90

Guild Wars 2 is a paradise for explorers and thrill-seekers alike, and the best online role-playing game in...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 100

Despite following the so-hot-right-now fantasy game storyline of ‘the dragons are here and now we’re all screwed’, Guild Wars 2 manages to be one of the most innovative new titles in an often stagnant genre. It’s influenced by a healthy mix of MMOs,...

By New Game Network on 86

More streamlined and accessible than most games before it, this is an evolution of the genre. Guild Wars 2 brings simple yet dramatic changes to the stale gameplay formula that result in an easily enjoyable experience for any MMO fan out there, and a...

By itproportal.com on 90

Guild Wars 2 might not be a truly revolutionary MMO, but none of its rivals have done such an effective job of separating the wheat of the genre from the chaff. It's slick, dynamic and consistently good fun, with gorgeous visuals, an impressive world,...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

Introduction Guild Wars 2 has done it. After so many near-misses and mild disappointments, we finally have an MMORPG worthy of becoming the next World of Warcraft. It's not that Guild Wars 2 radically transforms the genre. If you're looking for a new...

By PC Gamer on -

123Next »Strike a pose, there's nothing to it.Players gather on the staircase leading down to the Ascalonian catacombs, filling local chat with group requests. A few run about, periodically charging up a nearby hill to repel another assault by harpies...