Eldhelm - Free Online CCG/RPG

Eldhelm - Free Online CCG/RPG

500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Plain and straightforward approach to CCGs
  • Cooperative online mode
Cons
  • Requires constant connection to the Internet
  • It might look like a little bit outdated
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Expert's Review
6.6
Worthy

"Want to read me the cards?"

Reviewed by / Aug 20, 2013

A fantasy CCG

Openly influenced by Magic and many other fantasy role playing collectible card games (abbreviated FYI, fantasy RPG CCGs), Battlegrounds of Eldhelm main features are a not too complicated set of rules, easy to read cards and a direct approach with flashy combos but not too twisted strategies. Hand-drawn artwork is fine and always welcomed, and there's a step by step tutorial so you can learn the basics even if you haven't ever played a similar game before.

We found there weren't many available players at the moment of this review, but there were enough. This game is played on the cloud, so it needs constant connection to the Internet, a flaw it shares with all other CCGs for mobiles. If you don't want to battle other players online, there's also a cooperative mode so you can join forces against the AI.

If you prefer to go solo, there's a campaign you can enjoy on your own and master the three different decks (colors). This game is also cross-platform, so you can also play it from home. Lastly, although there are available in-app purchases to boost your progress, this game isn't as demanding or insistent as others.

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Developer's original description available here
Battlegrounds of Eldhelm is an indie, online, free-to-play CCG (collectible card game) / RPG (role playing game).

It is heavily influenced by RPGs and borrows some mechanics and ideas. The result is a fascinating mixture between role playing game and a classic card collection game with awesome features like:
+ Unique card collecting process;
+ Powerful card combination mechanics;
+ Class specific abilities;

Play on your own in the single player campaign or duel other players for high scores. The available game modes are campaign, custom versus A.I. and four types of multiplayer - arena (ranking pvp), custom (ranking pvp via invite - challenge), cooperative (slay the beast) and tournaments (in direct elimination).
+ Play for the ladder board, challenge your friends or join forces against a powerful boss like enemy.
+ Crusade in the campaign to be the ruler of the Eldhelm land and never be bored with the daily quests!
+ We are doing tournaments with awesome rewards at least once a month!

Battlegrounds of Eldhelm features:
+ Epic music and 3D graphics;
+ Three unique races (orc, elf, human) each containing different character classes (melee, ranged, caster) with completely different play styles;
+ Customization of the visual appearance of your hero;
+ Translation in multiple languages;
+ A true multiplatform experience - available for web-browser, desktop, and mobile devices;

Plenty of five star reviews, here are some:
★★★★★ "Awesome game!! The best strategy card game out there. And just keeps getting better everyday."
★★★★★ "Best CCG on Android!! Not only is it a fun game with strategic depth and great atmosphere ... Full Player vs Player and a really long AI campaign give hours and hours of exciting play. If you like games like Magic the Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh, give this game a try. It has one of the most unique card collecting mechanics I've ever seen in a collectible card game. You can also play this game on any desktop computer with your web browser in full screen. Check out the website. I can't recommend this game enough!!"
★★★★★ "Class At first glance, the game reminded Shadow Era, but it was much better. Good balance, a few versions of the game (against the AI, against another player and the campaign), an interesting mechanic, not extort money at every turn, and the graphics are good. Best of the CCT tested me."

Be aware that:
+ The game is entirely online (cloud based) and requires a low latency internet connection;
+ A wi-fi or unlimited 3G/4G internet connection is advised;
+ Unfortunately the SwiftKey Keyboard app is incompatible with the game;
+ x86 CPU architecture is not supported;

Battlegrounds of Eldhelm community:
+ Official website - http://eldhelm.essenceworks.com
+ Game forum - http://forum.eldhelm.com
+ Support page - http://support.eldhelm.com
+ About the game - http://about.eldhelm.com

Check out what else are we up to:
+ Developer website - http://essenceworks.com

Some notes from the developer:
+ We are not trying to be Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Hearthstone, Order & Chaos Duels, etc. and do not ask us to borrow features from those titles!
+ Please, contact us from our web form http://support.eldhelm.com, via e-mail or through the in-game feedback form! We would love to hear from you!

Recently changed in this version

- Improved chat;
- All buttons and messages in the top bar are now translatable;
- Fixed some UI bugs;

To check the full list of changes in this and other versions:
http://eldhelm.essenceworks.com/?cat=4


Comments and ratings for Eldhelm - Free Online CCG/RPG
  • (64)

    by Jahiem Herrera on 21/12/2014

    But Deck heroes is better;)

  • (64)

    by Felix Plasencia on 21/12/2014

    Complex and complicated at first but of course the more you play the better it gets I just think its too much gold and time to upgrade other then that fantastic

  • (64)

    by Ryan Gunn on 15/12/2014

    Not happy with IAP being outside Google Play. I get it's a web service accessed through an app, but I have Play credits built up, would be nice to spend them in-game. Plus, there a Google warning somewhere about buying from apps not using the Play integration...

  • (64)

    by jacob jones on 15/12/2014

    Honestly the game is great... But either I don't understand some of it's mechanics or there are some noticeable math errors. Also quite a buggy UI. Any time I try to type in a text box the letters get messed up and start typing in reverse order. The other thing I noticed is any time I play, I have to play the tutorial in order to continue my progress. I love this game, but I'm sick of the bugs.I'

  • (64)

    by Jesse Eldridge on 14/12/2014

    The Orc in your screenshots looks like the Orc artwork from Warhammer :-)

  • (64)

    by Điệp Dương Đức on 14/12/2014

    The graphic is not the best, game play is little bit indifferent . In my opinion, each card like a item of attack or defend for my character but fairly and squarely, it is a great combination of ccg and rpg , not only a magic card game which you see in some anime such as yugioh. At least, this game is not an online copy-cat from any other tcg , so it is wonderful ,just not for me

  • (64)

    by Ryan Inclan on 14/12/2014

    This is the most unique card game I played I'm giving it 5 stars for that. But I hope it has cool animation effects and not place on a table...