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

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.

89

Unbeatable Local Co-op

Soapmac72 | June 8, 2015 | See all Soapmac72's reviews »

With local co-op now becoming a thing of the past, Magicka sets the bar. With a absolutely staggering amount of combat possibilities, and the fact that most of said possibilities can damage your teammates just as easily as they can your enemy, it is an absolute riot to play with friends on the same couch. The campaign clocks in at 13 levels, with a solid amount of replayability offered by the survival and versus modes. My biggest complaint is that the player with the keyboard has a massive advantage over the players with controllers, but that can be mitigated with practice.

95

There can be only one

Obsessor | May 27, 2015 | See all Obsessor's reviews »

Magicka bought me with its unique spellcasting. Story is ok, nothing much, but! The way it is presented, as a comedy, with characters speaking a mixture of Swedish and English. With some gibberish. And Vlad who is NOT a vampire. There are also many references to popculture, for example my review title? For those who don't know - it's from Highlander. In Magicka you can meet Conner MacLeod, decapitate him, and get his sword. Oh, and Magicka is probably experienced best in coop. Haven't played it with anyone, even though I own the game for almost 2 years now.