Guild Wars 2: Heroic Edition (NA)
"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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Enter the award winning Guild Wars 2, now featuring the bonus Heroic Pack!
Suit of Legacy Armor
Mithril Box, 18 slot inventory expansion
10 x Experience Boosters
A Truly Living World
Adventure in a living and ever-expanding world that is constantly evolving with new and frequent content updates!
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.
Good, but not as good as the originalShaide | April 16, 2015 | See all Shaide's reviews »
GW2 had some pretty big boots to fill! The original Guild Wars game was an epic gaming experience, that even today is difficult to rival. Perhaps the greatness of the original title(despite the blandness of it's expansion packs) built my hopes up. Maybe built them up too much! Guild Wars 2 was not as epic as I anticipated.
The game looks and sounds gorgeous, it has random events, and huge sprawling cities! It's got a long and deep story, and is an overall good game! If this had been anything BUT a sequel to one of the best RPGs released, then I would rave about this game! However, as a sequel? It just leaves you wanting.
If you have never played Guild Wars, then grab this and be amazed! If you are a long time fan of the series, you should still pick this up! No, it won't be as grand as the original, but it will still be enjoyable.
MMO You will keep coming back tofootprint | April 7, 2015 | See all footprint's reviews »
I have never played the original Guild Wars so I had a fresh perspective on this when I first got it. What attracted me was the subscription free price. You would think because of this, the developers stopped updates after initial launch but that is everything but the truth. There are so many updates since launch, I lost count. The updates are what you look forward to and what keeps me coming back. I don't have as much time to game as I would like and Guild Wars 2 requires just the right amount of time for me to fill my need to game. Here is what typically happens. Once you max out on stats and is content with the armor skin you have, you stop playing for a bit. You then hear about the next major update and all the new things they are adding (there is usually a bunch of new things such as new map areas, items, mini-games, etc) and then you get back right into it. So for the one time fee, it is well worth the thousands of hours I have sinked into it.
Love it. Buy it. play it. You won't regret it.alef | March 29, 2015 | See all alef's reviews »
I waited a really long time to purchase Guild Wars 2. I think like seven years or something, it is one of the best purchases video game wise I have made. Don't expect it to be a Guild Wars 1 or anything. At first I was really upset with that, but I kept playing and it was so worth it. The game is really n00b friendly, the community is also really great and friendly for the most part. Don't plays this game like you would play another MMO where the goal is to level as quick as possible, nah with Guild Wars 2 you have to level and experience it. Hitting each level is rewarding, at times it might feel a little bit 'grindy' but stick with it and you won't regret it. There are multiple ways to hit level 80 as well, which is great. Honestly I really recommend it for veterans of MMO's and new players to MMO's. Buy this and you won't regret it. Overall it's a really fun and enjoyable game. I bought it a year ago, and I don't think I've really played others games since then, that's how engaging and exciting the game is.
The most bang for your buckMadDemon64 | Dec. 27, 2014 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
There are many MMOs out there. Some require you to buy the game, buy all the necessary expansions, and buy a subscription. Others are free to play but have broken cash shops. Guild Wars 2 is one of those rare games that only requires you to buy the game and nothing more.
Guild Wars 2 is a hybrid action/tab-target MMO where you can attack via tab targeting but you will only hit your target if you aim your attacks properly. What also sets Guild Wars 2 apart from other MMOs is that no one class has a set playstyle. You can be a tanking sorcerer or a healing warrior, depending on what equipment and skills you use.
The story is sadly the weakpoint of the game. It is not very engaging, and at times can seem recycled and boring. However, that is a problem with the story that was released with the game. Ever since the “living world” has been implemented the quality of the story has somewhat improved. And that is another thing to praise about the game: the “living story”. It provides free content updates without the need to buy expansions. However, this comes at the price of progression: people who are at max level with full exotic/legendary gear by the time they get to the living story will not get any new gear, just new stories.
Guild Wars 2 might have some problems, but it is still a very solid product.
best combat in any MMORPGspirouac | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all spirouac's reviews »
Unlike WoW and the many clones combat is dynamic, quick, and brutal. While the removal of the "trinity" may seem strange it is refreshing to not be forced into spamming LF healer/tank before you can do any of the content. Main criticism with the trinity removal however, is that it has been replaced by max dps only builds. I find this detracts a bit from the idea A-net originally intended, but for a once time purchase with no monthly fees, I feel it surpasses any other MMO on the market at the moment.