Magicka Game Review

by Gamer
3 minutes read

Magicka is an action role playing game set in a fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a small mage from a sacred order tasked with stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil, his foul creations besieging the forces of good.

The wizards of Magicka weave their spells by combining the following eight elements: Water, Life, Shield, Ice, Lighting, Arcane, Earth, and Fire. Each of these elements are assigned a key on the keyboard, but some additional elements can be created by combining multiple base elements. Pressing an element key will store the respective element in your wizard’s spell queue, which can hold up to five elements simultaneously. Mixing elements together and then releasing them will create a spell, and hopefully, the desired result. Things start to get a little tricky when wizards realize that they can release their spells in one of four different ways: Projectile, Area of Effect, Self, and Weapon. Each type of spell will result in a different effect, even if they used the same elements. For instance, mixing the Fire and Shield elements and then releasing the spell as a projectile will create a wall of fire between you and your enemies, while releasing it on yourself will make you resistant to fire for a short period of time.

In Magicka, up to four players will be able to team up and fight their way through the campaign to save their world from certain doom using a fully dynamic spell system. The adventure mode takes the players across three different levels, ranging from the lush forests of mountain valleys to the frozen halls of the Mountain King where wits and creative thinking are the keys to victory. Players will also be able to test their skills in the magickal arts through other challenging modes. In the unlockable hardcore challenge mode, players fight off waves of enemies to earn their place on local and online leaderboards.

Magicka is a charming game that takes classic action-adventure gameplay and gives it a unique twist. The spell-casting mechanic is very deep, yet remains intuitive, and gives players a chance to discover their own favourite spells and the strategies in which to employ them. The action is both intense and exciting, and being able to share the experience with friends is fantastic. You will die a lot in Magicka at the hands of enemies, comrades, and sometimes even yourself, but each death will be a story to laugh about later, and in the end: It’s just part of the game.


* Innovative and dynamic spell casting system
* Up to four-player co-op in all game modes, as well as a single-player option
* Fight your way through 13 different campaign levels
* Explore an expansive realm of adventure to defeat the evil wizard
* Find and unlock challenges, items, and powerful Magicks
* Experience the parody and satire of a clichéd fantasy world

Download Magicka on Steam

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