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Guild Wars 2 - Standard Edition (PC DVD)

by NCsoft
Windows Vista / 7
 Ages 12 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)
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  • Dynamic Events
  • Action-Oriented Combat
  • Sprawling Dungeons
  • Competitive PvP
  • No Subscription
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / 7
  • Media: DVD-ROM
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  • ASIN: B007YZ5B0I
  • Release Date: 28 Aug 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,217 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

NOTE:The languages on the Box of this product are Slovakian and Czech. English is available in Game.When the game is installed, English will be one of the available languages.

Manufacturer's Description

Enter the ever-changing fantasy world of Tyria, where you control the story and your actions shape the world around you!

Heroes from the five great races – charr, asura, norn, sylvari and humans – must set aside their differences and unite against the Elder Dragons who have woken from their slumber, reshaping continents and corrupting the land and its inhabitants. Together these champions are the last, best hope for Tyria.

Guild Wars 2 is redefining the future of online role-playing games with intense, action-oriented combat, customisable personal story, innovative dynamic events that have a real and persistent effect on the surroundings, world-class PvP and no subscription fees.

The original Guild Wars series sold over seven million units across North America and Europe and continues to enjoy an active, loyal player base.

Guild Wars 2 builds on the rich lore and ground breaking gameplay developed in the original games, but takes players 250 years into the future to a radically different world of Tyria.

Guild Wars 2 is developed by ArenaNet™ in Bellevue, Washington, USA. This 250-person-strong game studio has a proven record of innovation and accomplishment creating online worlds.

Dynamic Events: 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!

Personal Stories: 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.

Action-Oriented Combat: 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.

Sprawling dungeons: 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.

Competitive PvP: 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.

No Subscription: Get the game and play online for as long as you want. It’s that simple.


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104 of 119 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very polished, very impressive 28 Aug 2012
By Dancer
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is the most impressive game launch in years, and is likely to prove to be the second MMO to reach the stature of World of Warcraft.

GAMEPLAY
You should find yourself familiar with many of the game mechanics - generate a character, go questing, level up, join battlegrounds to play some PvP. No player should have any difficulty in getting into the game and having a good time. That said there are nuances that really polish up the playing experience and make it better than anything we've seen before - for example in every zone there are 'points of interest' and 'viewpoints' marked on the map, and you're rewarded for visiting them - in practice this means that you're rewarded for taking a little time out of the hack & slash to go exploring/puzzling to get up to the top of the tower and appreciating the beautiful world that the developers have made for us. You don't have to talk to a quest giver, or hand the quest in (though you can for a little colour if you like) - just stroll into the quest area and it will come up and you can get involved. The world is very slick, very beautiful, and absolutely vast.

The mechanics of gameplay are similarly refined. For combat itself you have up to 10 active abilities that work on cooldowns (there's no mana/rage requirements or similar). The abilities are determined by which type of weapons you have equipped, and most classes can easily switch between two weapon sets. For example as a warrior you can stroll around with a bow equipped which does pretty heavy damage if you get the drop on someone, then when they get to you you could switch to a sword and shield, replacing five of your abilities with slash/block moves to keep the guy busy while you finish him off.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Guild Wars 2? Not really...[For veterans] 4 Jan 2014
By Neko
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
If you are a player of the original Guild Wars you will either love or hate this game, as it is nothing like it. The only thing in common is a few skill names, profession names and some very loose lore. Guild Wars 2 is a game that tried to reinvent the wheel and forgot about their epic first game, and in doing so they made an al around casual game that you love because it's casual or you hate because it's not challenging at all. Most of us who play games like solo RPG's and MMO's play them for the specific reasons of either challenge or lore, and in those categories there are sub categories such as role players, achievement hunters, you name it. Trying to combine casual with an MMO they had to sacrifice what made Guild Wars a challenging franchise, opening it up to the people who either don't have time or just aren't very good at games(no offence, if you're one of them). I've broken my review down into categories:

*Casual friendly?*
Some people love the idea of an MMO that is casual and there's certainly really great things about that idea, but in the end it depends on what you define as a casual player. Is it no subscription fee, time, or skill and effort? Whatever you define as casual Guild Wars 2 has it, it's extremely user friendly to say the least. Professions are very easy to learn, combat is very easy to master, you can pay your way in the game through the gemstore(i.e leveling) if you don't have time to farm and you can stop playing whenever you want. These are certainly some good points with GW2.

*But, what if you're not casual?*
I'm going to be honest here and say if you're more of a hardcore player that seeks the rewards you are not in luck here. Guild Wars 2 certainly has some rare(er) skins, they are called Legendaries.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars OK game - too flawed to be great 23 Dec 2013
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
There are many things to like about this game, it is graphically beautiful, has a great combat system, sophisticated crafting and is truly vast. In many ways much better than its rivals. New adventures are regularly added, the seasonal stuff like "Mad King" and "Wintersday" stuff are fun, there's a lot of nice humour and some really good NPC characters.

The game uses professions rather than classes which, for the most part, mirror WoW, Guardians = Paladins, Elementalists = Mages and so forth. There are also a couple of signature professions, Mesmers who use illusions, and Engineers. Each profession has their own abilities normally accessed either as weapon skills or talents.

Combat is fun, fast flowing and can be very satisfying.

There are 3 kinds of PVP, duelling (agreed 1v1), World v World (WvW, large scale multiplayer, server against server) and structured PVP (which I have not tried).

World v World combat can be truly awesome, great terrain, castles, towers, siege engines, golems (big armored suits that are devastating) and a great sense of comradeship with your server buddies.

Not forgetting that there is no monthly fee (which is awesome).

However there are some problems.

Firstly the automatic targeting system the game employs is truly terrible, it has no sane prioritisation, constantly flips from target to target and includes critters and neutrals, so if a warrior is attacking you in WvW your auto-targetting will most likely target a wall or a critter or a neutral which will then also attack you, rather than the enemy player you are engaging.

The second problem is balance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good game.fiddly to install
Bought this game for my son who has enjoyed playing it. We did have a few problems installing the updates from the internet. Fortunately we have a nerdy friend. Read more
Published 2 days ago by rubble
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good mmo if say it's on par with WOW and ...
Very good mmo if say it's on par with WOW and it's even a one time purchase so you don't have too pay monthly
Published 27 days ago by Ben Shaw
3.0 out of 5 stars GW2
Good option for a free to play game, good environment, watch the addons, these can cost you if you are not careful
Published 1 month ago by W. F. McCarthy
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
amazing game amazing value highly recommend this game still play it now go ahead and get it it will be cheap now and no monthly fee like WOW 11/10
Published 1 month ago by mark whittaker
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking game
A friend recommended this game to me several months ago so I purchases it just to see what the fuss was about. Read more
Published 2 months ago by ShaneTFletcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best MMO I've played in a long time
I'm pretty casual as gamers go - I primarily spend my time writing code and yelling at people on the internet so I don't spend a huge amount of my time playing games. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Joel Nichols
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game
I loved Guild wars, played a huge amount and could not wait for this one.

The only downside for me was meeting up with my friends, I felt it was very hard to meet and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game
If you like MMO's then you may like this for me I really enjoyed it and it is not 5 stars as I never had enough time to play it much so I cant comment on everything about it but... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Terry
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