The Eye of Judgment (2007)

by Christopher
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The Eye of Judgment: A Revolutionary Trading Card Game

Released in 2007 exclusively for the PlayStation 3, The Eye of Judgment was a groundbreaking trading card game that seamlessly blended physical and digital elements, offering a truly immersive and engaging gaming experience. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, the game utilized the PlayStation Eye camera to bring cards to life, allowing players to witness their creatures battling on screen in stunning 3D.


The Eye of Judgment takes place on a 9×9 grid known as the “9 Fields” battle mat. Players take turns placing cards from their decks onto the mat, with each card representing a different creature, spell, or item. Once a card is placed, the PlayStation Eye scans the card’s unique code, summoning the corresponding creature or effect onto the screen.

The goal of the game is to conquer five of the nine squares on the battle mat. Players can do this by either defeating their opponent’s creatures or by capturing empty squares. Creatures can attack each other, and the player with the most powerful creatures and the best strategy will ultimately emerge victorious.


The Eye of Judgment features a wide variety of cards, each with its own unique abilities and effects. Creatures have different stats, such as attack power, defense, and health, and can also have special abilities, such as flying, healing, or summoning other creatures. Spells can be used to buff creatures, damage opponents, or control the battlefield. Items can provide passive bonuses to creatures or grant special abilities.

Players can build their decks from a pool of over 300 different cards, allowing for a wide range of strategies. There are many different creature types, including humans, elves, dragons, and demons, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Players can also choose to focus on specific strategies, such as rushing down their opponent with low-cost creatures, or building up a powerful army of high-cost creatures.

Augmented Reality

The Eye of Judgment was one of the first games to utilize augmented reality technology. By using the PlayStation Eye camera, the game was able to overlay digital elements onto the real world, creating a truly immersive experience. When players placed a card on the battle mat, the corresponding creature would appear on screen, battling in real time. Players could also use the PlayStation Eye to scan their own faces into the game, creating custom avatars that would appear on the battlefield.


The Eye of Judgment was met with critical acclaim upon its release, with many reviewers praising its innovative gameplay, stunning visuals, and deep strategic gameplay. The game was also a commercial success, selling over 1 million copies worldwide. However, the game’s success was somewhat limited by the fact that it required the PlayStation Eye camera, which was not included with the PlayStation 3 console.


The Eye of Judgment was a groundbreaking game that helped to popularize the use of augmented reality in gaming. The game’s innovative gameplay and stunning visuals set a new standard for trading card games, and its influence can still be seen in many modern games.


The Eye of Judgment is a truly unique and innovative trading card game that offers a truly immersive and engaging experience. The game’s blend of physical and digital elements, combined with its stunning visuals and deep strategic gameplay, make it a must-play for fans of trading card games and augmented reality games alike.

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