WELCOME THE CHALLENGE
YOUR GATEWAY TO MAGIC
You know the name. Now download and play the original strategy card game on your phone. Unlock powerful decks right away, earn rewards just by playing, and jump into action with a variety of game formats for players of all skill levels. There’s never been a better time to get into Magic.
Magic: The Gathering Arena supports iPhone 8 (all models), iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, iPhone 11 (all models), iPhone 12 (all models), iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad (8th Generation), iPad Air (3rd and 4th Generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (1st and 2nd Generation), iPad Pro 12-inch (3rd and 4th Generation) - and newer devices.
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED
New to Magic? No problem. Play the tutorial and practice against AI to learn the basics. Queue into casual matches to sharpen your skills at your own pace.
CONTEND RIGHT AWAY
Unlock 15 unique decks and discover your own playstyle. Collect daily rewards to grow your collection and build powerful decks of your own.
PLAY WITH PERSONALITY
Tell a story with your deck through Magic’s immersive lore and vibrant card art. Show off eye-popping cosmetics like avatars, card sleeves, and pets.
MORE WAYS TO HAVE FUN
Try out multiple game modes like Draft and Brawl. Special in-game events offer exciting prizes, and you could even be the next Magic pro with Esports qualifiers!
All prices inclusive of VAT.
Fixed a bug that could result in some users encountering a black screen on startup.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
It’s what one expects,although some minor issues ensue
Magic Arena is definitely a good game to play on PC and the idea of it being ported onto mobile devices is no easy task, and I think that for the most part the game looks and feels fine when it works as intended. As of writing the mobile version has been out for two days so hopefully by then the issues I state will be fixed. The only issues I have with Arena on mobile is that the ui is a direct copy of the PC’s version, making the screen seem much smaller than it is which can make it hard for some people to see what to press if they want to access their decks for example. Every time I boot up the game I keep getting a “asset error” when there’s nothing wrong with how stuff looks so I have to wait a bit to load into the main menus. Lastly whenever you tutor for a card or have a large board state the game becomes clunky as you can either type the card you want through a filter or search for it manually and have to use a scroll bar instead of just swiping; with large boardstates the game arranges your cards in a linear row instead of a large square like in the PC version so if you want to activate a creatures ability you swipe to scroll across your creatures which makes the game lag for a bit, and the overall size of what makes the game struggle is yet to be determined as I’ve only encountered this about two times.
Exciting, but annoying.
This card game has popped up in my life multiple times and each one of those times I get SO excited! From being a little kid hanging with my uncles and their friends playing to being a pre teen and finding my cousins cards and starting a club in highschool. I’m now in my mid 20s and have since put my cards in the back of the closet (I tried teaching my wife to no luck.) Finding this game after not knowing it has been on PC for sometime is just amazing! I love the graphics, the overall play and really just the fact that I have this in my pocket!!! The only downfall is the errors. I read in another review that it was just put on in late March so hopefully in the future I can be mid game and not have to worry about being booted out. I just played a match and was kicked out 4 times, reloaded the game and luckily it put me back in the match until finally it read error and I was kicked. I just hope this gets resolved because you really do have a treasure of an app here!
Inferior Game to Those Already in the AppStore
The game is well made but lacks enjoyable gameplay. Many times you are facing your opponent with both players unable to play the game due to having not enough “lands” (the mechanic that paces the game that is also random) or having only “lands”. This results in uninteresting games. Other games, such as Legends of Runeterra for example, don’t have the pace of their game randomly decided, which results in a more consistent game. Next, this game is rather expensive and not too friendly for free to play players. To succeed in this game, one has to play the best decks, which contain cards that are “mythic rare” (the highest rarity). These cards are randomly attainable through packs or retained by using a wildcard which you get from opening packs. The game lacks a method for free to play players to attain desired cards in a reasonable amount of time. Other games, lets use Legends of Runeterra again as an example, have a system in place to help free to play players attain the decks they want to play. Last, the game has nice graphics, but it isn’t anything special compared to other games already out there. Using the same example used throughout this review, MTGA is just about the same in graphics. In conclusion, this game is simply not worth it aside from the nostalgia value of feeling like your playing Magic: The Gathering.
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- Wizards of the Coast LLC
- 906.3 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- ©2020 Wizards of the Coast LLC
- In-App Purchases
- 3,400 Gems $19.99
- MTGA-StarterBundle $4.99
- 750 Gems $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.