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.
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.
A bit disappointing but freeviriel | Jan. 9, 2014 | See all viriel's reviews »
After enjoying the first Guild Wars and all of it's expansions I decided to give Guild Wars 2 a try on the advice of a friend. All of the promotional material seemed really promising so I went with the digital deluxe version. Years down the road from it's launch I can say I was overall disappointed with the game and my decision to get the deluxe edition, I feel it wasn't worth the extra money. I enjoyed it for awhile but it just sank into the normal MMO routines and any innovations it brought seemed lost in the pool of sameness. Sure the quest system was nice but only because it seemed to be a convenience, I never did mind having to goto the quest giver and having them be happy with what I'd done. The system in GW2 seems designed to make players a bit lazier and my rating reflects that.
Overall I'd say for only the cost of initial investment it may be worth your time, however I enjoyed Star Trek Online and TOR more than GW2. This may put me in a minority of people reviewing this game especially with TOR being crippling unless you pay but that is my opinion.
A fun MMO experience well worth the priceLexanderion | Dec. 17, 2013 | See all Lexanderion's reviews »
It's rare to see a subscription-free MMO be any good. They either turn out badly, or become pay2win. Guild Wars 2 does not suffer from either of those flaws, and is a fantastic game well worth the buy in investment. There are many different classes and races, the questing system has you instigated and involved and it doesn't feel like you are idle waiting around some mob to respawn. There is just so much to do, it can be a bit of a time sink. Crafting is awesome in this as well, just be careful not to spend all your gold in getting materials. All in all it's a great game. It CAN be a bit challenging for newcomers of the MMO Experience however, as both pve and pvp require good understanding of the gameplay mechanics. So grab a few friends and level together, you're better off with company that will have your back and save you from trouble!
I would buy this now. It only gets better from here.EggsBenedict | Nov. 3, 2013 | See all EggsBenedict's reviews »
The game has been getting patches constantly, and the patches don't just consist of profession tweaks and nerfs. No, they add NEW CONTENT all the time, to a new jumping puzzle, to a new dungeon, even to a whole new area on the map. But what about the game? It has the most fun leveling that I have ever experienced in an MMO. Most MMO's make it seem almost grindy, and you feel like you are just playing with the only fun goal in mind of making it to the highest level, where the game really starts. I can tell you, this game fixes that error flawlessly. From 1-80 you will feel engaged in the game, and more than likely fixated on the story. After buying this game (you will buy this game) go ahead and read up on some GW2 lore. The story is amazing, better than that of any other single play fantasy game on the market (yes, even skyrim); and imagine that every two weeks or so new content involving that amazing story line gets pushed out for you two play, free of extra charge. You will save so much money buying this game, its unfair to the developers.
Good Game - Great Valueredmangamerx311 | Nov. 2, 2013 | See all redmangamerx311's reviews »
Guild Wars 2 has a lot to offer for what it costs. There is structured PvP that you can play as soon as you finish the new character tutorial, world versus world which is also immediately accessible (although better experienced at 80 with friends), several five man PvE dungeons, world events from small tasks that can be solo'd to dragons that require a raid, Guild events, jump puzzles, a personal(ized) story, a home instance, and activities (crab toss, belcher's bluff, and a few more).
Guild Wars 2 has no dedicated healers or tanks and its combat is action oriented requiring players to constantly position and dodge.
I think Guild Wars 2's biggest downfall is a lack of communication from the dev team, a lack of consistent direction for the game's development, and the inability to address player concerns in a timely manner. It took a full year to develop the looking for group tool and it will be some time longer before we have a customizable game client, never mind the often blinding overuse of particle effects that make timing your dodge or even finding the rear side of a monster often impossible.
Guild Wars 2 is well worth the money despite a few nagging issues but misses the mark of feeling like a true MMO. Instant travel makes the world feel small and insignificant. Lack of EQ style factions make your actions feel meaningless. Being able to do almost anything either with or without direct cooperation and coordination of other players is both positive in that you never feel like you have to schedule your real life around the game but negative in that you never feel truly needed by the other players.
I gave Guild Wars 2 an A- (90/100) rating due to the extreme value as a game even though it misses the mark of being a great MMO.