Magicka

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"It's long, it's tough, it's huge fun, and it's cheap." - Eurogamer.net

"With a level-headed team of four, Magicka's cooperative action is entrancing chaos. It's rare for a game to feel this mechanically satisfying.." - IGN.com

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Magicka is an 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 the ultimate goal of stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil, his evil creations besieging the forces of good.

Players will be able to combine the elements to cast spells, wreaking havoc and devastation on the minions of darkness. They will also be able to team up with friends and fight their way through the campaign, or test their skills in the magickal arts in other challenging modes.

In Magicka, up to four players take on a grand adventure to save their world from certain doom using a fully dynamic spell system. The adventure mode takes the players across three different levels, ranging from the lush forests of mountain valleys to the frozen halls of the Mountain King where wits and creative thinking are keys to victory.

In the unlockable hardcore challenge modes, players fight off waves of enemies to earn their place on local and online leaderboards.


Key Features:

  • Innovative and dynamic spellcasting system with over a million possible combinations

  • Up to four-player co-op in all game modes, as well as a single-player option

  • Fight your way through 13 different levels in the campaign

  • Explore an expansive realm of adventure to defeat the evil wizard

  • Find and unlock challenges, items, and powerful Magicks

  • Experience the parody and satire of a clichéd fantasy world.

Customer reviews

85

Very creative and smooth gameplay

Sceyef | July 23, 2015 | See all Sceyef's reviews »

Combine elements of your choice to form spells. The great thing about this game is that not only is there a huge variety; there are barely any "useless abilities" that you will never use. All spells have a place, and they aren't only used for one specific puzzle like in some games... but that doesn't mean you can use them interchangeably, because you will not succeed in this game. The graphics style is alright, but I love the characters you play as - fully robed faceless wizards with comical and lovable animations.

70

Pretty fun even alone

Murderbot735 | July 15, 2015 | See all Murderbot735's reviews »

I didn't have a friend to play it with, but it was fun alone too. Combining magic and using it is really enjoyable. The level design is good with some secrets, and the story is pretty funny. The game isn't that well optimized though - considering that it doesn't look too good - and may not work on your computer if it sucks. I would really recommend getting it on a sale.

79

Best played with a Controller

Castro0001 | June 10, 2015 | See all Castro0001's reviews »

Magicka it's a solid fun adventure and action game with tons of spell combinations, very fun humour with lots of pop culture references. The keyboard and mouse aren't very fluid to play. It's recommended the use of a controller to fully appreciate it. There a lot of expansions, but the vanilla game sustains it pretty good.

90

Incoming Co-op fun

gamma_rad | June 10, 2015 | See all gamma_rad's reviews »

Magicka is an amazing game. between its funny whacky plot, entertaining gameplay mechanics, and the sheer fun of being a wizard obliterating the enemy this is a solid game. However, what turns it from a merely solid game to an amazingly fun one is the Co-op. Mixing spells with a friend to create bigger stronger spells it so satisfying. Crossing streams never was this satisfying.

70

Good game, though hard to play

Witchcraft6 | June 9, 2015 | See all Witchcraft6's reviews »

Wow. This game blew my hair back with it's style, humor and game-play, though sadly I had a heck of a time getting used to the controls and spell-casting in general. Having said that, I totally acknowledge that the larger portion of that previous gripe comes down to the individual player: me. Overall, the game has a good art style that's consistent throughout. The humor is very Monty Python-esque with a bit of a Gilbert/Schafer/Grossman spin thrown in... Or in other words, it's quite funny and witty! The plot isn't anything too new, though it's everything that gets the player from the first proverbial page to the last that makes the story fun and entertaining. Loads of DLC content will no doubt keep this game fresh for anyone who's just picking it up. The multiplayer is fun but also wildly frustrating, as the spellcasting aspect of this game brings a whole new level of intensity to the phrase "friendly fire". You have to go into multiplayer being total aware and prepared for how frustrating it can be, else you will lose all friends you play this with. Now, my complaint... Again, I can hear all ye complainers and finger-pointers already, I admit that this game and I are just not a good match. I found the point-and-click movement/aiming controls tied with the keyboard entry spells very cumbersome, and remembering spells on the fly was a challenge I was willing to recondition my neurons for. If you like games which involve a lot of pattern-based controls and/or game play, you will likely do fine with this. Overall, the game has a lot of potential to be a very fun play for many people. It's production value is outstanding. Ultimately, the game and I didn't get along due to the control scheme and I not finding equal ground to meet on, though I will say I don't regret spending a few dollars to find that out.