Guild Wars 2: Digital Deluxe Edition
"ArenaNet has built one of the most exhaustively detailed and rewarding MMOs in existence, one that never unfairly penalizes and fosters an incredible urge to explore through a generous reward system and achingly pretty environment design." - IGN.com
"A paradise for explorers and thrill-seekers alike, and the best online role-playing game in years." - Gamespot.com
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Digital Deluxe Bonuses:
Summons Mistfire Wolf Elite Skill:
This unique elite skill allows the player to summon a temporary Mistfire Wolf pet for use in combat.
This rare miniature is a perfect replica of Rytlock Brimstone and will accompany your character on all of their adventures throughout Tyria.
Your very own golem banker at your command for 5 days! This mechanical man-servant will grant you access to your account storage from anywhere in the world.
Chalice of Glory:
Earn some extra Rank points with this one-time use chalice. Rank points mark your progression in PvP gameplay.
Tome of Influence:
Give your guild a one-tme boost of influence. Useful for unlocking guild vaults, emblems and other items for your guild.
Explore an ever-changing fantasy world where your actions have a real and persistent effect on your surroundings. Dynamic events respond and change based on how you react to them. Will you defend that village from rampaging centaurs or let it burn? The choice is yours!
Your personal story begins with key decisions you make when creating your character’s biography and then evolves with each fateful choice you make in the game. You decide who lives, who dies and what path you’ll walk in life, and those choices have a lasting effect on both your personal story and your private home instance.
Experience a new kind of high-impact, fast-paced combat. Attack on the move, dodge and roll away from enemy blows, team up with other players for powerful combos, take advantage of handy environmental weapons, and unleash spectacular skills and spells. Guild Wars 2 is putting the fun back into fantasy combat.
Only the most experienced groups of adventurers dare enter the dungeons, huge private adventure areas where the risks are immense but the rewards are great. Dungeons take many forms, but in each you follow a gripping plot in story mode and then branch into the even more challenging free-roaming explorable mode.
Face off against small teams of other players in intense matches where skill and audacity determine the victor. Battle over key objectives on a wide variety of maps loaded with game-changing secondary objectives like cannons and trebuchets. Make a name for your team during the daily, weekly and annual PvP tournaments.
Prepare for battlefield combat on an epic scale! In world vs. world, armies of hundreds of players from competing servers wage war across four sprawling maps, seizing objectives and scoring points for their side. Lay siege to castles, raid enemy supply caravans, build weapons of war and clash with other players in truly massive battles. There’s always something to do on the battlefield and new players can start WvW right away!
Get the game and play online for as long as you want. It's that simple.
It was okIversman | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all Iversman's reviews »
I never played GW1 but I jumped into GW2 with high expectations. I didn't really enjoy the game; I found the "heart" quests to be boring, tedious and there wasn't enough of them to move to the next zones - had to find similar level zones in different race areas to get the required levels. I did all the random events etc and still never got enough XP for the zones. It felt unfinished and a drag.
I love my MMOs, but I just did not like this one.
Great MMOSkyrao | Aug. 30, 2013 | See all Skyrao's reviews »
Brilliant value for a one time payment. The art and music are just amazing and the world events are really cool if you can find a party of people to take part in them with. If you are looking for an MMO then you have no need to look any further.
You Need To Play This!gamerroverr | Aug. 17, 2013 | See all gamerroverr's reviews »
Before now, I have never really been a player of MMO games. I usually find them complex, tedious and overwhelming due to their 'In at the deep end' nature. However when playing Guild Wars 2 for the first time, I felt the complete opposite. Unlike usual MMOs where character stats matter more than anything, this game feels more skill based and natural. It was without doubt the best MMO on the market as of right now for casual players due to its easy to grasp nature. Most of the game's features are explained and demoed through instances in the game's main story quest, making them easy for the player to understand.
On top of this, the game is built so that anyone can play. Despite being an MMO, it is easy for players to play through the game as though it was a single player RPG, as content is naturally scaled to a higher difficulty depending upon the size of the party which the player is in. Also, content also scales to the level of your character, meaning that missions will not become obsolete and stupidly easy should you find yourself surpassing the recommended level, before completing the content. This means that the game plays out much more like a single player RPG in terms of mechanics, compared to other games of the sort on the market.
Also, the game features structured and World Vs World PvP. Structures PvP is great because you always play with people of a similar skill level, which means that you are never pitted against elite players who you will struggle to put up a fight against. Also, in World Vs World PvP, thousands of players compete in a team representing their server to build forts, capture enemy forts and rule the battleground. The gameplay is dynamic and challenging, which makes it great for players of all levels and gives it massive end game playability.
Graphically, this game is stunning. The world is vibrant and graphically outstanding it the MMO genre, with only TERA being a worth opponent in terms of aesthetics.
My only possible complaint is the server capacities. The areas feel very quiet as of late in all non level 80 areas. For this reason it is sometimes hard to feel like you have a group to play with. However this is easily solved by joining one of the many thousands of guilds in the game. Each of which makes the game a more fun and social experience.
The extra content in this edition of the game was not great. i didn't feel like the consumables and the extra skill warranted my extra investment into the game. Therefore I would recommend the standard edition of the game as it offers the best value for money.
Well worth the wait and been playing for almost a year nowQuicksilver | June 7, 2013 | See all Quicksilver's reviews »
Guild Wars was fantastic and came into it a few years too late, but got in on the ground with these and it is just as good as the original.
Free to play after the original purchase, and no need to buy additional in game items unless you want too.
Hours of fun, PVP is great fun too.
New playable races, classes and you can just imagine what Arena Net have got planned in the way of expansions to Cantha and Elona.
Worth every penny for casual and extreme players
Hundreds of hours of entertainment for a one-off paymentMattiebo | Aug. 29, 2012 | See all Mattiebo's reviews »
The original Guild Wars was a great game, and part of the reason for that was its one-off payment model, meaning that you don't have to pay hundreds of pounds in order to keep your subscription going. Fortunately, Guild Wars 2 also uses this model, which is certainly a plus on top of this incredible game.
I have been playing for around 50 hours and am never short of things to do and find new experiences around every corner. GW2 is truly a revolutionary game which breaks away from MMO traditions.
For example, the usual MMO quest system involving taking a quest from an NPC, doing it and returning to them is replaced with multiple unique quest types. Firstly is the personal story, your unique storyline determined by various choices you make in the game. Also available are tasks, which are quests with multiple contributing factors set in specific parts of the map, and world events, which bring loads of players together to complete a single goal.
Combat has also moved on form simple button presses, as in most cases you'll need to aim your attacks or even place them. There are many underwater parts in Tyria which you can jump into, revealing a new skill set. You can breath unlimitedly under water as every character wears a breather.
There are 5 races and 8 classes to choose from, and each playthrough will be drastically different. As I said, I've spent 50+ hours playing as an Asuran Necromancer, and when I'm ready I'll be starting a new character for a completely new experience.
I can't recommend this game enough.