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  • It might look like a little bit outdated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

- Improvements and fixes to tournaments, conquer, feedback and support;

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
  • (66)

    by HeeGii HeeGii on 09/09/2014

    WOW

  • (66)

    by Michael Friedman on 09/09/2014

    I love the game. Made it to level 30 orc in about a week and a half. BUT. The freemium cash grab centers around the bonus skills. If I go toe to toe with another level 30 who has spent big $$$ upgrading peripheral abilities...I lose. This game is like many other freemium, in that you level faster than your ability to upgrade skills. But 3 stars for having a responsive developer and a great s

  • (66)

    by Casey England on 08/09/2014

    Really great card game. Well thought out and a lot of fun. Some constructive criticism regarding the tutorial: instead of jumping right into the game play mechanics having a quick overview of the board lay out would help players become more oriented. Also going over the point system more slowly and in more detail. I'm still often confused about the points. I Would like to have more time to re

  • (66)

    by Reza Winata on 06/09/2014

    Awesome gameplay for trading card, many uniqe combos and variaty tactic u can use,, graphic enough for trading card game, sadly just very few player ready to fight in challange match, so please promote this game more intresthing, so many gamers wants download and more players ready for fight in challange match.. cause more fun fight with other player than AI.. thank you for the creator :)

  • (66)

    by Maurice Blackmon on 05/09/2014

    Love this game..but cant understand y some of my attacks dont go through wen there is no defence. .that 2me is frustrating the most. U make a good combo & they do nothing really and my attacks is voided 4 no reason. .please explain. ..som1

  • (66)

    by Raphael Cruz on 05/09/2014

    I used to play this game but I stopped and tried looking for others but there's nothing like it! Other games you just tap tap tap.

  • (66)

    by Shannon Eidel on 04/09/2014

    Im new and will adjust ratings if needed,but so far the BEST CARD GAME takes a minute to learn what your doing but once you play a few rounds holy ........ great game . Im hooked .it makes other card games look lame.this seems to be the fix for absent minded dev . Lovin it and thank you.