• Magicka
75
Based on 26 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Quirky humor.
  • Beautiful world.
  • Excellent mage gameplay system.

Cons:

  • Controls can be a problem during high intensity battles.
  • Still not particularly optimized.

Expert reviews and ratings

By eTeknix on

wpcol_1half id="" class="" style=""]Magicka, a wonderful action-adventure game from Indie developer Arrowhead Game Studios, the game was in fact developed by eight students from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden and has already sold well over a...

By GamerTell on 84

At first glance, really doesn’t seem like much. Then again, there is quite a bit that goes into the game that makes it worth playing and a bit that occasionally makes it a chore to play.The story isn’t groundbreaking by any means. It’s your basic...

By Gear Diary on

Humor is something we see way too little of in games – it seems every new release is dark and gritty and full of epic seriousness. Not so with Magicka, a game that looks like a classic RPG but plays more like an action-adventure – and takes nothing...

By Gaming Nexus on 62

At first glance, Magicka seemed to have everything I could want in a game--action-RPG goodness, a novel spellcasting mechanic, and a relentless tongue-in-cheek assault on every part of geek culture. And all of these things were fun, for a while. But...

By DarkZero on 90

Published March 1st 2011. Written by Sean Bell. Take a quick gander at some screenshots of Magicka, and you’ll probably think you know all about it. And who could blame you? There are some monsters, wooden huts, dudes with robes lobbing fireballs all...

By Armchair Empire on 75

The world needs laughter, and colorfully robed wizards. It's as simple as that. Arrowhead's Magicka delivers both in spades, and ties it all together quite nicely by being an extremely fun game too. Encouraging players to combine spells...

By itreviews.com on

This is fantasy RPG combat with a satirical slant, and while the checkpoint system might drive you crazy, the massive spellcasting skills should keep you addicted for hours....

By Diehard GameFAN on 60

Magicka fully deserves the sales success it has gotten so far, with a funny lighthearted storyline and innovative action RPG mechanics. This game reinvigorates the Diablo-clone genre arguably better than Diablo III (though we’ll have to wait and see...

By Fusion Mods on 70

Developer: Arrowhead StudiosPublisher: Paradox InteractivePlatform: PCPrice: $9.99Magicka begins with a tale about one greedy wizard’s quest for knowledge and his subsequent overthrow by his wizard buddies who question his intentions and decide to...

By PC Advisor on 80

One of the best multiplayer games released this year. Gamepro.com...

By GamePro on 80

This multiplayer-minded dungeon crawler shines with its innovative and easy-to-master spell-casting system, despite a few bugs and balance issues.Magicka's launch week was a complete disaster. Connecting to a multiplayer game, assuming you could...

By PC Gamer on 69

Confused and buggy, but very entertaining under the right circumstances. Bring...

By Strategy Informer on 85

Poor Magicka. We've been following this game for some time here at Strategy Informer. It was simple, it was charming and it was all kinds of fun. It's a great little group game with a surprisingly robust story and the perfect personification of how...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 90

Have you ever wanted terrific power over the elements, calling down lightning or fire, as you will? Well, if Magicka has taught me anything, you’re probably better off practicing in a safe environment first, because for as many ways as there are to...

By GameZone on 75

It could be said that Magicka is a large departure from the normal Paradox released title. The standard Paradox game often involves the grand strategy genre, so it’s refreshing that they have tackled the hack and slash genre. Although it suffered...

By GameSpot on 70

Despite a lot of bugs and some off-putting quirks, Magicka is still a good action role-playing...

By Gameplay Monthly on 75

Steam’s always coming out with some new unheard of title. Many of which can be safely disregarded as painfully mediocre or simply poor knock-offs of better major-league titles. Then, every once in a while, holding a candle in the darkness of...

By Hooked Gamers on 85

At first sight, Magicka looks like your average hack and slash Action RPG set in a just as average fantasy realm. In fact, upon closer inspection the game reveals itself to be even less complex than the average Action RPG. See - if - this would be an...

By Gamers Daily News on 85

Magicka is a satirical action-adventure game set in a rich fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a wizard from a sacred order tasked with stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil, his foul...

By ign.com on 70

Playing Magicka isn't about going through the motions with a control scheme you've used a thousand times before. It requires some reflex training that can reward you with wildly entertaining success on the field of battle. Unfortunately, Arrowhead's...