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Artifact

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 19 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

65%

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Based on 19 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCNov 28, 2018

Publisher: Valve

Genre: Strategy

Artifact is a digital card game coming from the makers of Dota®2 and Steam®. A collaboration between legendary card game designer Richard Garfield and game and technology maker Valve (Dota 2, Steam), Artifact offers the deepest gameplay and the highest-fidelity experience ever seen in a trading card game. It features more than 280 cards in the shipping set, including 44 heroes. Targeted for release on Steam in late 2018, players will be able to buy and sell cards on the Steam Community Marketplace. Artifact will also be supported as a service through expansions, competitive events, and new features.

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Mighty Head
5
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6
Fair Head
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Weak Head
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IGN

8.5 / 10.0
Tom Marks

Artifact is a challenging, deep, and surprisingly approachable card game.

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PC Gamer

80 / 100
PC Gamer

Building the best decks will cost you, but Artifact is an intricate and rewarding card game.

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Game Informer

8.5 / 10.0
Game Informer

For card game enthusiasts, Artifact is an intense, clever conflict that offers a continually shifting board where hundreds of micro decisions lead to eventual victory or defeat.

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GameSpot

8 / 10
GameSpot

Artifact's mix of Dota 2's mechanics with that of a trading card game is a brilliant flip on the TCG formula that allows for new and complex strategies.

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