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Gems of War - Match 3 RPG

Gems of War - Match 3 RPG

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Puzzle-RPG-Strategy mashup from the creators of Puzzle Quest

4.5 Ratings 138K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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  • Hours and Hours of Candy Jul 14, 2018

    By Tech2Art
    Never thought I’d get hooked on a mobile game. I’ve played Match3 before but nothing like this. It’s action/RPG/arcade and and a fiery challenge. Just make sure to raise the difficulty if you’re bored with progress, and do that regardless because PVP is a monster. Loot boxes seem ... generous, but business is business and I don’t see the extent of the wall yet. Just gotta put in time to get some of the better cards and PVP will show you exactly what they can do. The rank listings clearly show where you stand so, like any fight, if you get whooped by the biggest guys, it was your choice to take ‘em on. It all seems fair to me. There are some freezing issues + bugs here and there, but nothing game ending. This program does guzzle battery juice so be careful taking your addiction on the go. I highly recommend this game to anyone looking for something worth the extra taps on a touchscreen.
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By J
    I've played this game almost since 1.0. I LOVE the game. It's truly the only game I've found that has zero ads, is not pay to win & is updated constantly. A++++ *Edit* For those complaining about the new Lycanthropy update, what you fail to realize is that it's an amazing adage that gives low level players a chance at defeating high level players.
  • No more upgrades please Apr 25, 2018

    By icaraven
    Every time they do upgrades it messes everything up. I have been playing this game, believe it or not, for about 2 years. When I first started playing it was about earning trophies and upgrading troops. Now they have so many games and guild activities it’s kind of confusing. They also make it very hard to earn specific items to upgrade your troops. People that have started months ago have better and more troops than I do. Also I must have spent about $100 on this game. I should be a VIP member where I can do anything. But I am only at VIP 4 and Cannot excess the VIP chests. Playing kingdoms at the hardest level should give us the highest talismans not the lowest. And to craft better troops and weapons you have to use 100,000 souls which is impossible to get unless you spend more money. So don’t waste your money on this game because it won’t help you. It is fun to play and I’ve made a lot of friends. Even though they are from different states and countries we have become close and that makes it interesting But all the upgrades and games that they added really slows the game down and causes a lot of problems so I have to keep rebooting the game. They make it more about you spending money to upgrade your troops. If I didn’t become friends with my Guild I would have deleted the game a long time ago.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Dixie Adams
    Been playing this game for years. Best match 3 game I've ever had. I've beat it multiple times. I uninstall then reinstall. Still the best match 3 I've ever played. However, the updates are often. They do fix things and all that jazz, but u gotta update all the time.
  • Extremely fun and addicting match-3 Jul 10, 2018

    By MusiqMysfit
    This is my favorite match-3 game I’ve ever played. Well done to the creators. The one thing I ask for now is that they create the option to make it available in portrait mode. Also, it has some stability issues in that it tends to crash when opening. UPDATE: so I’m level 405 now, and I’m having an insanely hard time getting arcane traitstones. I get celestial more often, surprisingly. So I would really love it if some balancing fixes happened, as I’m getting extremely tired of farming. I can farm one Explore mode for 2 days straight and not find ONE arcane traitstone. Also, why can’t I connect my progress to the PS4? I would love to play on there, but I’m not about to completely start over. ANOTHER UPDATE: I’m level 730 now, and I STILL have not uncovered a mythic troop. This is extremely discouraging, especially since I’ve spent actual money on this game in the attempt to get mythic troops. I’ve opened countless chests. It’s getting old. I’ve been playing this game for many many months. I’m certainly not spending another dime. The game is still fun, and I especially like the addition of the daily quests, so I’m not changing the rating. But if I make it to 1000 without a mythic troop, I will stop playing. This is just ridiculous.
  • GoW Jan 15, 2019

    By CoachVoight
    I’m going to start out and tell you this game is fun and very addicting to play, which is why I give it 3 out of 5 stars. There only downfall is the TEAM (guild play). It is important to be on a guild to help you through the process of resources in this game. With that being said all resources are done weekly and they reset every week. Now what’s odd with this they have trophies that your guild can accumulate every week and they are pretty useless as your guild gets nothing for these trophies, except your overall rank in guild. I’m ok with this process, but they never reset the trophies like everything else so that teams that have been playing longer than new teams you will never ever catch them. It’s the only thing that measures your guild and you can never know how really good your team can be each week because your trophies never reset. So new guilds can never get excited about their status. Plus in GW’s if your a new guild and really good, you can’t climb the brackets. Your always stuck in the back with guilds who don’t even play or have one member. The sad thing is I’ve been playing a year now and it has been brought up in forums and brought up to the developers of game and they never comment about it, or fix it. It’s like they don’t care.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Laion Neves
    This game would be perfect if it wasn't for the Lycanthropy mechanic. It is, by far, the worst mechanic I've seen in any game, ever. It has been nothing but extremely frustrating, and has made me wanna quit playing a few times already. Please remove this mechanic from the game.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Daniel Lutz
    Devs, please be upfront with the actual size of the game download. To get 2 levels in and be informed that an additional 124 megs will need to be downloaded, after being forced to download an additional 25 before game was opened is a bit disingenuous. Have to uninstall, it's a shame, it had promise!
  • Jul 15, 2021

    By Dana DiAnda
    Best matching game out there. It has a lot of layers to it, keeping interesting for a long time. But, if someone doesn't want to get into all of the different aspects, they can just do some simple matching.
  • Best match game period! Dec 31, 2018

    By Russ_M
    I have been playing this game off and on for the last two years. I love that you can sync your game between mobile and PC. They have made a lot of changes recently and there are tons of game modes and guild activities, but players are able to participate at their own pace. If you want to play for free and just do the activities you want, cool. If you want to spend money every month and compete for the leaderboards, that’s cool too. Sure, people that do the later have some better troops and more rewards, but that’s the incentive you play for. This doesn’t keep less competitive players from playing the game or having fun. There is always something new to unlock and new troops to play for, the combinations are endless. Download, play and enjoy. If you find that you love the game I suggest getting involved in an active Guild community and watch Tacet’s videos.
  • Hours and Hours of Candy Jul 14, 2018

    By Tech2Art
    Never thought I’d get hooked on a mobile game. I’ve played Match3 before but nothing like this. It’s action/RPG/arcade and and a fiery challenge. Just make sure to raise the difficulty if you’re bored with progress, and do that regardless because PVP is a monster. Loot boxes seem ... generous, but business is business and I don’t see the extent of the wall yet. Just gotta put in time to get some of the better cards and PVP will show you exactly what they can do. The rank listings clearly show where you stand so, like any fight, if you get whooped by the biggest guys, it was your choice to take ‘em on. It all seems fair to me. There are some freezing issues + bugs here and there, but nothing game ending. This program does guzzle battery juice so be careful taking your addiction on the go. I highly recommend this game to anyone looking for something worth the extra taps on a touchscreen.
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By J
    I've played this game almost since 1.0. I LOVE the game. It's truly the only game I've found that has zero ads, is not pay to win & is updated constantly. A++++ *Edit* For those complaining about the new Lycanthropy update, what you fail to realize is that it's an amazing adage that gives low level players a chance at defeating high level players.
  • No more upgrades please Apr 25, 2018

    By icaraven
    Every time they do upgrades it messes everything up. I have been playing this game, believe it or not, for about 2 years. When I first started playing it was about earning trophies and upgrading troops. Now they have so many games and guild activities it’s kind of confusing. They also make it very hard to earn specific items to upgrade your troops. People that have started months ago have better and more troops than I do. Also I must have spent about $100 on this game. I should be a VIP member where I can do anything. But I am only at VIP 4 and Cannot excess the VIP chests. Playing kingdoms at the hardest level should give us the highest talismans not the lowest. And to craft better troops and weapons you have to use 100,000 souls which is impossible to get unless you spend more money. So don’t waste your money on this game because it won’t help you. It is fun to play and I’ve made a lot of friends. Even though they are from different states and countries we have become close and that makes it interesting But all the upgrades and games that they added really slows the game down and causes a lot of problems so I have to keep rebooting the game. They make it more about you spending money to upgrade your troops. If I didn’t become friends with my Guild I would have deleted the game a long time ago.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Dixie Adams
    Been playing this game for years. Best match 3 game I've ever had. I've beat it multiple times. I uninstall then reinstall. Still the best match 3 I've ever played. However, the updates are often. They do fix things and all that jazz, but u gotta update all the time.
  • Extremely fun and addicting match-3 Jul 10, 2018

    By MusiqMysfit
    This is my favorite match-3 game I’ve ever played. Well done to the creators. The one thing I ask for now is that they create the option to make it available in portrait mode. Also, it has some stability issues in that it tends to crash when opening. UPDATE: so I’m level 405 now, and I’m having an insanely hard time getting arcane traitstones. I get celestial more often, surprisingly. So I would really love it if some balancing fixes happened, as I’m getting extremely tired of farming. I can farm one Explore mode for 2 days straight and not find ONE arcane traitstone. Also, why can’t I connect my progress to the PS4? I would love to play on there, but I’m not about to completely start over. ANOTHER UPDATE: I’m level 730 now, and I STILL have not uncovered a mythic troop. This is extremely discouraging, especially since I’ve spent actual money on this game in the attempt to get mythic troops. I’ve opened countless chests. It’s getting old. I’ve been playing this game for many many months. I’m certainly not spending another dime. The game is still fun, and I especially like the addition of the daily quests, so I’m not changing the rating. But if I make it to 1000 without a mythic troop, I will stop playing. This is just ridiculous.
  • GoW Jan 15, 2019

    By CoachVoight
    I’m going to start out and tell you this game is fun and very addicting to play, which is why I give it 3 out of 5 stars. There only downfall is the TEAM (guild play). It is important to be on a guild to help you through the process of resources in this game. With that being said all resources are done weekly and they reset every week. Now what’s odd with this they have trophies that your guild can accumulate every week and they are pretty useless as your guild gets nothing for these trophies, except your overall rank in guild. I’m ok with this process, but they never reset the trophies like everything else so that teams that have been playing longer than new teams you will never ever catch them. It’s the only thing that measures your guild and you can never know how really good your team can be each week because your trophies never reset. So new guilds can never get excited about their status. Plus in GW’s if your a new guild and really good, you can’t climb the brackets. Your always stuck in the back with guilds who don’t even play or have one member. The sad thing is I’ve been playing a year now and it has been brought up in forums and brought up to the developers of game and they never comment about it, or fix it. It’s like they don’t care.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Laion Neves
    This game would be perfect if it wasn't for the Lycanthropy mechanic. It is, by far, the worst mechanic I've seen in any game, ever. It has been nothing but extremely frustrating, and has made me wanna quit playing a few times already. Please remove this mechanic from the game.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Daniel Lutz
    Devs, please be upfront with the actual size of the game download. To get 2 levels in and be informed that an additional 124 megs will need to be downloaded, after being forced to download an additional 25 before game was opened is a bit disingenuous. Have to uninstall, it's a shame, it had promise!
  • Jul 15, 2021

    By Dana DiAnda
    Best matching game out there. It has a lot of layers to it, keeping interesting for a long time. But, if someone doesn't want to get into all of the different aspects, they can just do some simple matching.
  • Best match game period! Dec 31, 2018

    By Russ_M
    I have been playing this game off and on for the last two years. I love that you can sync your game between mobile and PC. They have made a lot of changes recently and there are tons of game modes and guild activities, but players are able to participate at their own pace. If you want to play for free and just do the activities you want, cool. If you want to spend money every month and compete for the leaderboards, that’s cool too. Sure, people that do the later have some better troops and more rewards, but that’s the incentive you play for. This doesn’t keep less competitive players from playing the game or having fun. There is always something new to unlock and new troops to play for, the combinations are endless. Download, play and enjoy. If you find that you love the game I suggest getting involved in an active Guild community and watch Tacet’s videos.
  • This game is going downhill fast. Sep 19, 2019

    By Adventfire
    First of all with this last update I have never seen so many new players quit the game after just a few days. You are locked into a boring group of kingdom stories and have to finish them all before you can unlock the soul forge which could have been really helpful at the beginning. My niece started the game, joined my clan and we helped in every way we could and even when she hit level 100 still didn’t have a decent team to do much with and she was only halfway through the mandatory boring kingdom stories. She quit of course and is now playing Puzzles and Dragons and having a blast. This game has terrible loot chest drops, cheating AI, and with each update it goes more towards pay to win. New players don’t have a chance. People who have played from the beginning have weapons and creatures that are much harder to get now. So do yourself a favor and play a different game. This one will just make you angry. Oh also pay attention to dev responses especially the stupid one that says they tested the AI and it DOESNT cheat then they go on to say in fact IT CHEATS for the player which it does not. So they say it doesn’t cheat then admits it does. If it did cheat for the player there wouldn’t be so many AI cheating complaints. They must think we are stupid. Do not support them!
  • Too much variety Jun 19, 2018

    By geigerm
    GoW, at its core, is a fun game. The number of team building options are fantastic, and the guild system does a great job rewarding those who’ve worked together within the game for a long time. The recent changes are obvious attempts at monetization that have diluted that system, though. The pets are pointless. Guild Wars are still a ton of fun, but the Raid Boss and Invasion events are dull grindfests that lack variety and encourage gem spending to progress beyond a certain plateau. That plateau comes a lot sooner if you don’t have top-tier troops for that week’s event, a more likely outcome now that the drop rates for Mythics have plummeted (except in VIP chests, I’d guess). Let guilds choose which events they want to do—if a guild wants to only play Guild Wars every week, let them do that. You can incentivize variety by allowing guilds that play the three different events type to gain more rewards, but those of us who would gladly sacrifice rewards to have more fun should be able to do so. As it is, I find myself virtually ignoring the game two out of three weeks, and I doubt that’s the outcome the devs want for dedicated players.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Jeremy Sepinsky
    Another game with a thousand currencies and constantly pushing you to spend money on that next upgrade. The screen flashes like penny slot machines, so fast that you don't know what happens or why, but incrementally addicting enough that if you get the next upgrade it'll flash more next time. The only RPG is a loose story and leveling up, with no story choices. Daily rewards keep you coming back for the next fix. Why play the match three when you can just pay to get more stuff instead?
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Sherrie
    Gems of Lycanthropy review: Awful. The devs have hitched their wagon to this mechanic regardless of outcome. I am starting to wonder if they even play their own game outside of the test servers set up with all their special access cheats. RNG, when taken this far, spoils the game for players. GOW is a fantastic game outside of the Lycanthropy mechanic dominating play! This feels like the N3twork death knell that rang out over Legendary:GOH and drove away their player base. I hope I am wrong.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Aldo Torres
    Just like any other money hungry game out there, as soon as you really get into the game the difficulty spike is unreal, forcing you to buy packs. Good thing I noticed before I spent even a cent in this ridiculously unfair game.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Turner Ryan
    I maked one three yellow match & the game went on a rage.. extra turn after extra turn mana mana mana &powered up all it cards while still matching 3-4 colors to entire an right side all this just for one card to finish all my cards & when the game was over it still matching after. thought it was a one time fluk but no ..
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Sherwin Castro
    Too slow to fix double skull damage bug, my review used to be 5 star, but lately I find the game itself too toxic, might be because I feel the rng of gem drops too rigged. Double skull damage too game breaking and it's been a week that it has been known. If your fix is to let me play at less than 4x speed, then good luck and have fun playing your game at that speed then.
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By Ryan McBroom
    I don't usually write reviews but this game is a lot of fun. Put together very well. Lots to do, definitely do not have to pay to play. Best match 3 rpg I've played to date. Great game! - EDITED - I was a huge fan of this game, it was creative and loads of fun to play. Recently however there have been many bugs leading to disappointing game play. Resources won in game are used to purchase weapons that do not work as stated. If thorough testing cant be done at least refund the purchase price.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Nate Allen
    Excellent game mechanics. Lots of depth for strategy in team composition and play style in different game modes. Horrific quality control. Every. Time. Bugs with every new release, and the hasty fixes break more things. Editing after more than 2 years... i just can't take the game breaking bugs with every release anymore. Uninstalling and looking for better.
  • Jul 6, 2021

    By Hyena
    Great game...until the lycanthropy update. Now the game has, well, lost its purpose? I mean what makes this game so fun? Collecting cards, developing teams, the character and last but not least strategies to beat the opponent. It's rewarding when one takes the time to make it work and thats what kept me coming back. But lycanthropy, well it's just injected randomness of the worse kind. Any team can just get wrecked in an instant but not as part of any strategy. Please recalibrate it's effect!

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  • Hours and Hours of Candy Jul 14, 2018

    By Tech2Art
    Never thought I’d get hooked on a mobile game. I’ve played Match3 before but nothing like this. It’s action/RPG/arcade and and a fiery challenge. Just make sure to raise the difficulty if you’re bored with progress, and do that regardless because PVP is a monster. Loot boxes seem ... generous, but business is business and I don’t see the extent of the wall yet. Just gotta put in time to get some of the better cards and PVP will show you exactly what they can do. The rank listings clearly show where you stand so, like any fight, if you get whooped by the biggest guys, it was your choice to take ‘em on. It all seems fair to me. There are some freezing issues + bugs here and there, but nothing game ending. This program does guzzle battery juice so be careful taking your addiction on the go. I highly recommend this game to anyone looking for something worth the extra taps on a touchscreen.
  • Jul 26, 2021

    By J
    I've played this game almost since 1.0. I LOVE the game. It's truly the only game I've found that has zero ads, is not pay to win & is updated constantly. A++++ *Edit* For those complaining about the new Lycanthropy update, what you fail to realize is that it's an amazing adage that gives low level players a chance at defeating high level players.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Dixie Adams
    Been playing this game for years. Best match 3 game I've ever had. I've beat it multiple times. I uninstall then reinstall. Still the best match 3 I've ever played. However, the updates are often. They do fix things and all that jazz, but u gotta update all the time.
  • Jul 15, 2021

    By Dana DiAnda
    Best matching game out there. It has a lot of layers to it, keeping interesting for a long time. But, if someone doesn't want to get into all of the different aspects, they can just do some simple matching.
  • Best match game period! Dec 31, 2018

    By Russ_M
    I have been playing this game off and on for the last two years. I love that you can sync your game between mobile and PC. They have made a lot of changes recently and there are tons of game modes and guild activities, but players are able to participate at their own pace. If you want to play for free and just do the activities you want, cool. If you want to spend money every month and compete for the leaderboards, that’s cool too. Sure, people that do the later have some better troops and more rewards, but that’s the incentive you play for. This doesn’t keep less competitive players from playing the game or having fun. There is always something new to unlock and new troops to play for, the combinations are endless. Download, play and enjoy. If you find that you love the game I suggest getting involved in an active Guild community and watch Tacet’s videos.
  • Favorite match-3 rpg Jun 2, 2020

    By fortinteforlife
    It all started one Saturday morning. I was looking for good games on the AppStore when I stumbled upon this game. (Wish I could use the name but I can’t cuz of copyright) so I decided to download it. At first I thought it was fun. But not super fun. As I continued to play the game I got more overpowered troops that mad me win so many battles! I just could not think of a better match 3 rpg game. I have played for days and days and days and days and then... I got my first mythic troop. I was so happy I fell of my couch. Then... I got like 4 legendaries from one chest! I always get so exited to see what I get from the chests. I get legendary troops most of the time. And I’m ok with that but I really want a new mythic troop. I just found out that a troop level cap is 20. So yeah... so now I’m playing this game like 24/7. Not really. But this is a really great game and I hope many more updates come in the future!!!
  • Cross platform compatibility please! Apr 24, 2018

    By Fun game expert
    I place this game on my Xbox one, but want to continue playing while I am on the go. I downloaded this game with the hopes of this, but realized I must start over. Please make it possible for cross platform compatibility! I, and I'm sure many other people, would take complete advantage of this. From one programmer to another, I'd suggest having a lock on the accounts that made it possible to only be signed into console or phone at a time. Keep the GUI for the phone and console different and more easily used for separate devices. Have the actions be stored on a server like the Xbox one does, that way they will be up to date when switching devices. Please do this and make an announcement on each device if/when you do so that people may take advantage of this new ability! Thanks, Lonnie G.
  • A humane free-to-play puzzle RPG Dec 8, 2020

    By Mahuum Aqoha
    I’ve been playing this for a few weeks now and it’s pretty fun, it’s like a mash-up of Bejeweled and Magic: the Gathering. A couple years ago I played a similar game (Legendary: Game of Heroes) that would stop you from playing unless you waited for an hours-long timer or spend money to reset it. Gems of War just lets you keep playing, and there’s a bunch of different modes to mix things up. I can’t speak for the guild wars/PvP stuff yet, but you can play the “campaign” mode and a bunch of others without spending any real money and actually enjoy the game and collecting all the doo-dads. It’s the kind of free to play game where you’ll actually want to spend money just to reward the developers for a job well done, and that’s why I described this game as humane. I highly recommend this.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By ryan selley
    Pretty fun. Addictive af. Simple concept, gets more tactical as you progress (more characters, more abilities, etc.) They push sales slightly, but they don't feel necessary. At least not yet lol
  • Still love this game! Mar 2, 2018

    By LeaflessClover
    I’m still a fan of this game but please evaluate the rewards for legendary tasks, raids, arena and treasure gnome. If it stays the same then this game is not going to maintain its dedicated player base. If you just want money then let us buy growth packs monthly rather than 1 time only. There’s so much that can be improved to the mini-games in the game (arena, treasure hunt) like achievements, challenges for higher rewards, etc... Yes, the last update has some bugs with it and some users may experience difficulty with older devices but the update shows how the game will be sustainable for longer gameplay! I invested in a newer iPad and life is so much better- not only for this game but the others I play. My iPhone... not so great but I still love playing the game!
  • No more upgrades please Apr 25, 2018

    By icaraven
    Every time they do upgrades it messes everything up. I have been playing this game, believe it or not, for about 2 years. When I first started playing it was about earning trophies and upgrading troops. Now they have so many games and guild activities it’s kind of confusing. They also make it very hard to earn specific items to upgrade your troops. People that have started months ago have better and more troops than I do. Also I must have spent about $100 on this game. I should be a VIP member where I can do anything. But I am only at VIP 4 and Cannot excess the VIP chests. Playing kingdoms at the hardest level should give us the highest talismans not the lowest. And to craft better troops and weapons you have to use 100,000 souls which is impossible to get unless you spend more money. So don’t waste your money on this game because it won’t help you. It is fun to play and I’ve made a lot of friends. Even though they are from different states and countries we have become close and that makes it interesting But all the upgrades and games that they added really slows the game down and causes a lot of problems so I have to keep rebooting the game. They make it more about you spending money to upgrade your troops. If I didn’t become friends with my Guild I would have deleted the game a long time ago.
  • Extremely fun and addicting match-3 Jul 10, 2018

    By MusiqMysfit
    This is my favorite match-3 game I’ve ever played. Well done to the creators. The one thing I ask for now is that they create the option to make it available in portrait mode. Also, it has some stability issues in that it tends to crash when opening. UPDATE: so I’m level 405 now, and I’m having an insanely hard time getting arcane traitstones. I get celestial more often, surprisingly. So I would really love it if some balancing fixes happened, as I’m getting extremely tired of farming. I can farm one Explore mode for 2 days straight and not find ONE arcane traitstone. Also, why can’t I connect my progress to the PS4? I would love to play on there, but I’m not about to completely start over. ANOTHER UPDATE: I’m level 730 now, and I STILL have not uncovered a mythic troop. This is extremely discouraging, especially since I’ve spent actual money on this game in the attempt to get mythic troops. I’ve opened countless chests. It’s getting old. I’ve been playing this game for many many months. I’m certainly not spending another dime. The game is still fun, and I especially like the addition of the daily quests, so I’m not changing the rating. But if I make it to 1000 without a mythic troop, I will stop playing. This is just ridiculous.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Pokemon Master
    I decided to come back to this game and i noticed that people were complaining about a thing called lycanthropy. I thought to myself how it couldnt be THAT bad... It is. Its the one thing that just stands out from everything else like a sore thumb. I honestly think the game would be much better and fun without it.
  • Terrific game, a little buggy, but constantly evolving May 4, 2018

    By ZeldasAwakening
    I’ve never played a game that was a living thing like this one. The developer is always playing with the look and side quests such that the game always feels fresh despite having a basic mechanic to it. I like that it is turn based so I can put it down instantly when I need to chase my kids or address something else in my busy life. I love that the PVP area is all teams designed by various players, but that team is run by the computer so I don’t have to wait on someone to take their turn. I like that I can play completely free- money just makes game easier or faster rather than possible. The game only got four stars from me because it is buggy. I usually have to load it at least twice and there are periodic holes in things. This week I can’t get into the events menu at all.
  • Lots of content - paywalls can be overcome Oct 19, 2018

    By dustspirit
    The gameplay is fun for the most part aside from whatever game breaking mythic or card combo that makes PvP unplayable. The best news being that PvP does not lock any content rewards so you can play a good portion of the game without it. The mythic/legendary/whatever drop rate is abysmal but join a good guild and you’ll get something worth working with more sooner than later. Most important is synergy between your cards and it will take a while to gather a decent team but when you do you’ll be able to clear endgame content - even that will rely on luck on many an occasion. It’s fun - just minus 1 star for the obscene difficulty of Pet Rescue (without damage reduction ANY matched skulls WILL kill one of your team in the last 2 stages) and the inability to save your team in that mode (and Delve). Seriously though - good game.
  • Outstanding Match 3 RPG Dec 30, 2018

    By Justaleaf
    This match system challenges you to plan your moves on multiple levels. Abilities and damage actions usually end your turn, while matching 4+ mana or using utility abilities can extend your turn. Like PQ, you need to avoid giving your opponent the colors they need, while still making your own headway. Could easily be a perfect 5. There are some small complaints though. The UI is functional but unattractive. At times, it can be hard to understand what abilities due just by reading the description. And while the art in the game is serviceable, it pales in comparison to other hero collecting/Gacha games. But honestly those few issues do not take away from the core gameplay which is the reason you should play this game. Excellent strategy match-3.
  • Pretty good Nov 19, 2018

    By Mega juni
    I been playing this game for awhile and so far nothing matches it when it comes to a match 3 battle game !!! Has great in depth characters lots of possibilities of great teams to play but it lacks the number one thing to propel this game and its live pvp !! The lack of real player battle diminishes the whole point of all strategies cuz I normally just stick with one because there’s no need to switch without a competitive outlet to battle !! I would love to see other players and thier strategies and battle it out to see who’s team is best like hearthstone. This has lots of potential for a great online live pvp game but lacks it which I don’t understand why it wasn’t implemented a long time ago but overall good game !!
  • Terrible gatcha system, fun gameplay Feb 8, 2021

    By Kaelmonster
    I’ve been playing for years and can tell you the gatcha system is horrifically hopeless and feels terrible But I’m not a gatcha game player really so I don’t mind that. I enjoy the gameplay as it’s not just a cashin f2p match3 like other puzzle games on the market - especially the treasure hunt mode which I could do for hours. It suffers from having been around a long time in two ways: 1. Bloat from a billion content adds that mean there’s way too many modes and buffs and menus and junk to sort out and take care of 2. There’s like two limited time weapons that you can’t exactly get anymore that are really better than anything available. They have this cool idea in the forge system but the enormity of the mats you need to use it is so absurd there’s no way a free player (even one who has played for years like me) could ever hope to really forge heroes worth forging from it. I mean. I’d really love to have a true puzzlequest game again and not all the f2p garbage but that seems like a thing of the past, so this is the next best thing for me.
  • Ever-growing, but with some emerging concerns Apr 23, 2021

    By Slugger the
    I’ve been playing on-and-off, across multiple platforms, with several fresh starts included over the course of the last five years. I can still pick up the game and have fun with it for a few hours out of any given week. It’s impressive how much the game has grown and how much more there is to do than there was in the infant years. It is somewhat disconcerting that the nagging for micro transactions has become more persistent, but then, good-with-bad, I doubt there’d be such a steady flow of new content without a decent stream of profit rolling in.
  • PHATGROWER and my thoughts about G.O.W. May 4, 2019

    By Meee93610
    It’s a great game, I would like to see actual player vs. player,but if not then developers should add a new feature where you battle with the same 4 troops over and over and destroy as many enemy troops and your 4 troops continue on with same health and power ups and enemy damage and spells that have been cast on them until you have no troops left and be rewarded by amount of enemy troops destroyed,now that would be a awesome feature,much better than treasure hunt,not knocking treasure hunt,but a rally feature is definitely needed.0
  • GoW Jan 15, 2019

    By CoachVoight
    I’m going to start out and tell you this game is fun and very addicting to play, which is why I give it 3 out of 5 stars. There only downfall is the TEAM (guild play). It is important to be on a guild to help you through the process of resources in this game. With that being said all resources are done weekly and they reset every week. Now what’s odd with this they have trophies that your guild can accumulate every week and they are pretty useless as your guild gets nothing for these trophies, except your overall rank in guild. I’m ok with this process, but they never reset the trophies like everything else so that teams that have been playing longer than new teams you will never ever catch them. It’s the only thing that measures your guild and you can never know how really good your team can be each week because your trophies never reset. So new guilds can never get excited about their status. Plus in GW’s if your a new guild and really good, you can’t climb the brackets. Your always stuck in the back with guilds who don’t even play or have one member. The sad thing is I’ve been playing a year now and it has been brought up in forums and brought up to the developers of game and they never comment about it, or fix it. It’s like they don’t care.
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Laion Neves
    This game would be perfect if it wasn't for the Lycanthropy mechanic. It is, by far, the worst mechanic I've seen in any game, ever. It has been nothing but extremely frustrating, and has made me wanna quit playing a few times already. Please remove this mechanic from the game.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Daniel Lutz
    Devs, please be upfront with the actual size of the game download. To get 2 levels in and be informed that an additional 124 megs will need to be downloaded, after being forced to download an additional 25 before game was opened is a bit disingenuous. Have to uninstall, it's a shame, it had promise!
  • Jul 17, 2021

    By Y Knot
    This was a very good match 3 RPG and I would go so far as to say it was one of the best out there, if not the best. Was, i.e. Past tense. Multifaceted and strategic. You can also get very high without spending money on it. However, I've given this three stars because the downside is somewhat glaring: no friend list meaning discord is needed. Second huge minus point is lycanthropy which more often than not destroys the strategic side and makes it more frustrating than fun.
  • Surprised to be asked Jun 26, 2021

    By isthere anyname
    Honestly I’m sure you know it could be better. Lycanthropy basically introduces further distress to an already highly unenjoyable experience of enemy rng... forced to sit there and watch as the gems cascade and ruin you and disrespect your investment ...which is the game’s GREAT flaw. Mortal combat moved the dizzy feature to the end compared to street fighter as a thoughtful adjustment towards interest in making a good game experience. Fatalities became iconic. Collection hype and guild involvement are your pluses. But decisions like adding in “lycanthropy” show off the blatant ignorance unfortunately. Might as well rename the whole game “gems of werewolf” while you’re at it.
  • Used to be fun... Sep 15, 2019

    By WabiSabiLass
    First of all, I love the mechanics of this game. It was my favorite game for a while, but the recent update has made it pretty much unplayable for me. I was progressing well before, but now I'm at a complete standstill, unable to beat any new levels because the enemy teams are so ridiculously strong. The AI balance has become atrocious. Enemies are super-strong, they get massive boosts, they get cascades of skulls & extra turns... It's just unbeatable, & I can't even upgrade my troops because I can't win any new levels to gain souls. I'm about ready to give up on GoW if they don't rebalance the AI to how it was before.
  • Decent game Nov 10, 2020

    By Heenaluboy
    A decent time killer for a casual gamer. A lot of things setup against the user, as is the case with most games these days. A lot of imbalance in pvp makes it a lot less enjoyable than it could be. Overpowered weapons such as Rope Dart and Doomed weapons break pvp. Newer players have no access to them and are at a complete disadvantage. Certain classes are broken, namely Orbweaver. But still a pretty fun game with a lot going for it P.S. LOL at lorenzoni thinking the top guilds bot. Learn how to farm noob.
  • Good game, bad server Jul 9, 2018

    By Batman2069
    The game is awesome, if a little overwhelming at first . Interesting story, great game play. I love the fact you really can play for free. It takes a little longer, but you never have to pay to play . There is a lot to do and I never run out of time, the battery on my phone dies before I quit. However the server frequently goes down while play losing my rewards.
  • Too much variety Jun 19, 2018

    By geigerm
    GoW, at its core, is a fun game. The number of team building options are fantastic, and the guild system does a great job rewarding those who’ve worked together within the game for a long time. The recent changes are obvious attempts at monetization that have diluted that system, though. The pets are pointless. Guild Wars are still a ton of fun, but the Raid Boss and Invasion events are dull grindfests that lack variety and encourage gem spending to progress beyond a certain plateau. That plateau comes a lot sooner if you don’t have top-tier troops for that week’s event, a more likely outcome now that the drop rates for Mythics have plummeted (except in VIP chests, I’d guess). Let guilds choose which events they want to do—if a guild wants to only play Guild Wars every week, let them do that. You can incentivize variety by allowing guilds that play the three different events type to gain more rewards, but those of us who would gladly sacrifice rewards to have more fun should be able to do so. As it is, I find myself virtually ignoring the game two out of three weeks, and I doubt that’s the outcome the devs want for dedicated players.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Jeremy Sepinsky
    Another game with a thousand currencies and constantly pushing you to spend money on that next upgrade. The screen flashes like penny slot machines, so fast that you don't know what happens or why, but incrementally addicting enough that if you get the next upgrade it'll flash more next time. The only RPG is a loose story and leveling up, with no story choices. Daily rewards keep you coming back for the next fix. Why play the match three when you can just pay to get more stuff instead?
  • Jul 4, 2021

    By Ryan McBroom
    I don't usually write reviews but this game is a lot of fun. Put together very well. Lots to do, definitely do not have to pay to play. Best match 3 rpg I've played to date. Great game! - EDITED - I was a huge fan of this game, it was creative and loads of fun to play. Recently however there have been many bugs leading to disappointing game play. Resources won in game are used to purchase weapons that do not work as stated. If thorough testing cant be done at least refund the purchase price.
  • Disappointed Jun 3, 2018

    By mooseheadbear
    When I started playing this game at the beginning it was my favorite game. Now for the most part it seems that the game is just a money grab. the over complexity of the game is ridiculous. Virgin players can spend money and easily crush me in pvp with characters and weapons that i don't have although i personally have been playing for years. I WORK FOR A LIVING, so if i start to try and play for one of the new PETS the short time level runs out before i have a chance to win it. RIDICULOUS. When there is a new quest I enjoy that but the game quickly becomes mundane and annoying after that is done. Your game is like cigarettes, as distasteful as it has become overall it is addictive enough that I still keep playing as a time killer. dissapointed.
  • This Game Cheats... Dec 18, 2020

    By aaronwlsn
    This game cheats and I mean SERIOUSLY cheats. It was fun for the first 8 battles against the CPU but then I started to notice the CPU getting MULTIPLE second and third turns in a row. Then I was realizing that not only was the CPU getting the multiple turns but it was getting the perfect colors to fall into play and multiple skulls so that it could keep attacking but everyone it was my turn, I had to work for what I wanted just to see the CPU take it and use it to get more multiple turns and so on......I’ll be moving in from this game. It cheats and doesn’t even do anything to hide it. It’s literally in your face cheating and the game just looked at you like “ha...did you see me cheat just now?!”
  • The game is losing its appeal. Aug 17, 2020

    By MasySyma
    The recent campaign hurt the experience for me. Every event is designed for players who can play 2+ hours everyday, and the prizes at the lower levels are not good when the hero finally gets to a higher level. I have precious little free time, and I refuse to spend it all on this game which requires 20+ hours of playing per week or far too much money to get ahead. The World Events are tedious, Invasion and The Tower attack thing are a slog. Delves require hours and hours of game play for a 24 hour event, and even PVP has become a boring replay of the same six teams. Explore is repetitive, and even the gnomes are being set up to require even more tedious battles.
  • Gameplay is fun, load times are ridiculous Jun 25, 2019

    By Jschiller21
    Gameplay is fun. Pretty standard match 3 with a bit of a twist. Doesn’t make up for the utterly atrocious load times. Start a fight? Spend 2 minutes loading. Win a fight? Spend 1 minute loading. Level up? 3 minutes loading. Change a team member? 4 minutes. God forbid there’s some dialogue. You’ll be sitting there for like 5 minutes. It seems like a good game but for every minute of gameplay there’s 10 minutes of loading. That’s just not OK. This is all on an iPhone X. Can’t imagine trying to play on something older.
  • First Review Sep 19, 2019

    By review3019$$$&
    This is a fun game but I agree with a few other honest reviews I read. The AI doesn’t have to honor the rules of the game. I’ve experienced the AI receiving extra turns without always matching 4. There are a few other AI issues that you will notice. For example, the rate of the skull drops that the AI receives. How quickly the AI is able to cascade their attacks, etc. opposed to you as the player. Also the game in many instances makes the AI unbeatable. This is a decent game to kill time but as others have said is definitely a money grab game. I normally don’t write reviews, but I felt the need to.
  • Too many bugs in the program Sep 16, 2018

    By Rbentzel
    This is a very complicated game to play. Takes time to get used to layout. Game requires extreme amount of bandwidth to load. Game crashes when loading. Developer updates cause new bugs with gameplay. Too difficult to even report a bug or problem. You have to go through process of setting up an account to report a bug, and even after that it won’t let you login with that user name and password. Image that, a bug report for submitting a bug report.
  • This game is going downhill fast. Sep 19, 2019

    By Adventfire
    First of all with this last update I have never seen so many new players quit the game after just a few days. You are locked into a boring group of kingdom stories and have to finish them all before you can unlock the soul forge which could have been really helpful at the beginning. My niece started the game, joined my clan and we helped in every way we could and even when she hit level 100 still didn’t have a decent team to do much with and she was only halfway through the mandatory boring kingdom stories. She quit of course and is now playing Puzzles and Dragons and having a blast. This game has terrible loot chest drops, cheating AI, and with each update it goes more towards pay to win. New players don’t have a chance. People who have played from the beginning have weapons and creatures that are much harder to get now. So do yourself a favor and play a different game. This one will just make you angry. Oh also pay attention to dev responses especially the stupid one that says they tested the AI and it DOESNT cheat then they go on to say in fact IT CHEATS for the player which it does not. So they say it doesn’t cheat then admits it does. If it did cheat for the player there wouldn’t be so many AI cheating complaints. They must think we are stupid. Do not support them!
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Sherrie
    Gems of Lycanthropy review: Awful. The devs have hitched their wagon to this mechanic regardless of outcome. I am starting to wonder if they even play their own game outside of the test servers set up with all their special access cheats. RNG, when taken this far, spoils the game for players. GOW is a fantastic game outside of the Lycanthropy mechanic dominating play! This feels like the N3twork death knell that rang out over Legendary:GOH and drove away their player base. I hope I am wrong.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Aldo Torres
    Just like any other money hungry game out there, as soon as you really get into the game the difficulty spike is unreal, forcing you to buy packs. Good thing I noticed before I spent even a cent in this ridiculously unfair game.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Turner Ryan
    I maked one three yellow match & the game went on a rage.. extra turn after extra turn mana mana mana &powered up all it cards while still matching 3-4 colors to entire an right side all this just for one card to finish all my cards & when the game was over it still matching after. thought it was a one time fluk but no ..
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Sherwin Castro
    Too slow to fix double skull damage bug, my review used to be 5 star, but lately I find the game itself too toxic, might be because I feel the rng of gem drops too rigged. Double skull damage too game breaking and it's been a week that it has been known. If your fix is to let me play at less than 4x speed, then good luck and have fun playing your game at that speed then.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Nate Allen
    Excellent game mechanics. Lots of depth for strategy in team composition and play style in different game modes. Horrific quality control. Every. Time. Bugs with every new release, and the hasty fixes break more things. Editing after more than 2 years... i just can't take the game breaking bugs with every release anymore. Uninstalling and looking for better.
  • Jul 6, 2021

    By Hyena
    Great game...until the lycanthropy update. Now the game has, well, lost its purpose? I mean what makes this game so fun? Collecting cards, developing teams, the character and last but not least strategies to beat the opponent. It's rewarding when one takes the time to make it work and thats what kept me coming back. But lycanthropy, well it's just injected randomness of the worse kind. Any team can just get wrecked in an instant but not as part of any strategy. Please recalibrate it's effect!
  • Fun game, ignorant devs Dec 6, 2019

    By Junk app....
    I’ve waited 9 months to review this game. I am currently vip lvl 11, which means I have spent quite a bit of money on this game. The first thing I would like to mention is the devs do not fix existing issues, they prefer to release new unwanted content for people to chase. Issues with the AI matching 3 and getting extra turns, player matching gems and getting no mana ( with no status effects, no - banner, the match happens you see the animation float over to the troop, but you do not get the mana.) this week was a new release mythic. I spent 600 gem keys, 2300 glory keys, and 1500 guild keys @ the highest tier and got nothing more than an epic. Additionally they will be updating to 4.7, this will in effect eliminate legendary tasks for 95% of players, hundreds if not thousands of players have told the devs they do not want this, we are ignored. Their “compromise” was an additional 40 glory keys. In closing, the devs are ignorant to players wants, they pretend to care using puppets like Salty and Kafka, who tow the company line and try to get people to believe that your leg is wet because it is raining, not because they are peeing on you. New players? Forget it. Save yourself the BS, don’t install this game.
  • Linking account is buggy and you lose everything!! Sep 2, 2020

    By Dutch4U
    So I thought this was a fun game. I spend 2-3 days and also bought plenty of stuff to speed things up a bit. But when I wanted to make sure I could play this on my iPhone as well, I got into their account linking “hell”. When I tried to use a different email address, I again never got an email to set up my password, but worse: next time I started the game, it started completely new. Trying to log a problem on their website and they force you to look at all other problems and you can’t even log anything new easily. I’m sure this was not intentional, but I do feel scammed out of $75 or so. I would NOT spend any of your money on this game as you will likely lose it
  • Honest review Apr 20, 2019

    By Jo cow
    The concept of this game is great. However the execution is horrible. Like MANY other reviewers, I too have been victimized by the CPU cheating. It does NOT play by the same rules that the player is forced to play by. The reasons for this are obvious ($$$). I would have gladly supported this game if it was playing fairly. But until the developers decide to be fair... I have no intention of waisting any more time on this “game” (if it can indeed be considered as such). Also... please take note of the generic “stock reviews” giving this a 5 of 5 (being extremely similar to the generic stock “we are sorry” responses from the developers). For shame... 😒

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