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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Please note: This game has monetized random reward mechanics, commonly referred to as "loot boxes." These mechanics are similar to gambling and are being investigated by Belgium's Gaming Commission, the Netherlands Gaming Authority, and other government bodies.

Rating Summary

Based on 27 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

Based on 27 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCMar 11, 2014

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Genres: Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy

Pick up your cards and throw down the gauntlet! In Hearthstone, you play the hero in a fast-paced, whimsical card game of cunning strategy. In minutes, you’ll be unleashing powerful cards to sling spells, summon minions, and seize control of an ever-shifting battlefield. Whether it’s your first card game or you’re an experienced pro, the depth and charm of Hearthstone will draw you in.
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In fact, Hearthstone is unlike a lot of games. It's a card strategy game that is bright and accessible. It's a free-to-play game with generosity of spirit. Heck, it may not have all the features its fans are demanding just yet, but it's even a Blizzard game where "coming soon" actually means coming soon. It's overflowing with character and imagination, feeds off and fuels a vibrant community of players and performers, and it only stands to improve as Blizzard introduces new features, an iPad version and expansions. And now it's finally finished! I can't wait to see where it goes next. Job's done.

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If you somehow haven't tried it until now, this is a better time than any to jump in.

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Don't sleep on Hearthstone - it gets almost everything right. It's fun, flashy, and totally playable for free.

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Hearthstone is addictive, highly strategic, and chock-full of fun collectible card battling; the fact that it's totally free (if you want it to be) makes it one of the best values in gaming today. This is your new obsession; embrace it.

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Recent News

Blizzard Slammed By Hearthstone's First Champion Before Reconsidering Decision

Blizzard Slammed By Hearthstone's First Champion Before Reconsidering Decision

The first ever Hearthstone World Champion has shared his thoughts on the controversial Blitzchung ban, suggesting "they want to make an example of him."

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BlizzCon 2019 May See Hong Kong Protests

BlizzCon 2019 May See Hong Kong Protests

Blizzard's decision to ban a Hearthstone player for expressing political views in a post-match interview may bleed into mass protests at its annual event.

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Banned Hearthstone Player Speaks Out After Blizzard Releases Statement

Banned Hearthstone Player Speaks Out After Blizzard Releases Statement

Blizzard banned a Hearthstone player after they expressed support for the protests in Hong Kong, but the company says that wasn't why they took action.

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Blizzard Reduces Ban Time, Returns Money To Hearthstone Player After Hong Kong Controversy

Blizzard Reduces Ban Time, Returns Money To Hearthstone Player After Hong Kong Controversy

Blizzard banned a Hearthstone player after they expressed support for the protests in Hong Kong, but the company says that wasn't why they took action.

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Blizzard President Releases Statement On Hong Kong Protest Controversy

Blizzard President Releases Statement On Hong Kong Protest Controversy

Blizzard banned a Hearthstone player after they expressed support for the protests in Hong Kong, but the company says that wasn't why they took action.

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Gamers Planning Hong Kong Protest At BlizzCon 2019

Gamers Planning Hong Kong Protest At BlizzCon 2019

Blizzard's decision to ban a Hearthstone player for expressing political views in a post-match interview may bleed into mass protests at its annual event.

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Ridiculous And Unreasonable: Blizzard Slammed By Hearthstone's First Champion

Ridiculous And Unreasonable: Blizzard Slammed By Hearthstone's First Champion

The first ever Hearthstone World Champion has shared his thoughts on the controversial Blitzchung ban, suggesting "they want to make an example of him."

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Critics Of Hearthstone Pro Ban Now Include Epic, Senator Marco Rubio, And Blizzard Employees

Critics Of Hearthstone Pro Ban Now Include Epic, Senator Marco Rubio, And Blizzard Employees

After banning a Hearthstone esports player for expressing support for Hong Kong protests, Blizzard is taking criticism from multiple directions.

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Blizzard Ban Critics Now Include Epic, Senator Marco Rubio, And Blizzard Employees

Blizzard Ban Critics Now Include Epic, Senator Marco Rubio, And Blizzard Employees

After banning a Hearthstone esports player for expressing support for Hong Kong protests, Blizzard is taking criticism from multiple directions.

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Blizzard Bans Hearthstone Pro Over Hong Kong Protest Support

Blizzard Bans Hearthstone Pro Over Hong Kong Protest Support

Hearthstone esports player Blitzchung has been banned for a year and forced to return his $10K in winnings after a public statement of solidarity with Hong Kong.

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