Shadow Era - Trading Card Game

Shadow Era - Trading Card Game


(4 stars)


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1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

  • Gorgeous artwork
  • Typical flaws of the genre
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Expert's Review

"Onward to victory! though maybe we have to sacrifice someone before... any voluntaries?"

Reviewed by / Apr 26, 2013

A multi-platform fantasy trading card game.

Shadow Era brings the essence of collectible card games to a multiplatform arena where players can play by his own on an individual campaign or chase foes to duel. By the way, you earn and buy cards to strengthen your deck while looking for the rarer and most powerful cards.

Does it look like that-game-you-already-know that started-it-all? Hell, yes.

There are flunkey cards, stuff cards and ongoing abilities. Heroes and lackeys have attack and defense values and odd skills to lure, disembowel and bury their foes, which is always welcomed in fantasy games, don't you think?

UI is as eye-catching as cumbersome: you can't pinch in or out. You can't swipe or drag either, having to aim to a tiny camera button at the bottom. Rules are quite straightforward and can be learnt in a few minutes by anyone who has already played a TCG. If not, well, it's easy when taught or you know the arcane secret of trial and error. Strategies can be learnt on the go, as there are few enough variables as to not overwhelm players but not too few as for bore'em.

Shadow Era may be as fun as any other of its tangible counterparts. Having both modes -solo and duel- is a big vote in favor. It can be played for free as long as you haven't your heart set on this or that rare armaggedonish card. It's worth a try to revive old (or not-so-old) times, if you like and play TCG nowadays or if you want to have a first contact with them. However, experience might be disappointing when compared to top-notch arcade-like or modern strategy games. It's up to you. In fact, it's your turn to play, Mulligan allowed.

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Developer's original description available here
Shadow Era is a full-scale, 'MTG style', free to play collectible trading card game featuring gorgeous card art and deep strategy, while still being easy to learn and have quick battles on the go.

Now with almost 4 million players worldwide!

"A fantastic representation of what freemium games should be." - Touch Arcade

"Shadow Era is a must-download for fans of CCGs." - TUAW

"Shadow Era is a deep CCG that's easy to pick up, but nearly impossible to put down." - Slide To Play (4/4)

"Shadow Era is a game that you won't want to miss out on." - No DPad ("Must Have")

"The presentation and complexity of the game is absolutely stunning" - AppSpy

"Shadow Era proves that digital CCG's can be just as much fun as their real world counterparts" - Gamezebo

Start your campaign by choosing your Human Hero, and get a free starter deck. Battle with AI opponents or other players to earn more cards, try out new classes, and even play as one of the evil Shadow Heroes. Your progress and cards will be saved on the server and can be accessed from any device or play on the web right in your browser!


- amazing card art to rival even the top trading card games
- currently more than 550 cards in 3 sets, with more being added constantly
- cross-platform multiplayer battles
- fantastic 3d graphics and special effects
- amazing custom soundtrack

Please visit for the game rules, full card list, tutorials, active forums or to play online in your browser.

Recently changed in this version

Shattered Fates v2.90

This is a major update, featuring a few last balance changes, bug fixes, dynamic resource loading, improved deck builder, and more foils available in the premium foil packs. Thanks for your support!

v2.904 fixes various bugs and reported issues with the new caching system. Always be sure to update to the latest version!

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Comments and ratings for Shadow Era - Trading Card Game
  • (66)

    by Jibril Gemal on 15/04/2015


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    by adam singer on 15/04/2015

    Used to feel clunky and unbalanced. Now it's starting to be my all day game. Very good experience with this one.

  • (66)

    by Abdul Kodir Rahman on 15/04/2015

    This update makes game unplayable. I don't see how much my card attack & the remaining health. Please fix this as soon as possible.

  • (66)

    by Aeon Jasp on 15/04/2015

    I've been playing for a couple years and am more then pleased with the improvements and growth of this game(-and its community! ) Thank you all.

  • (66)

    by Michael Bongkinki on 15/04/2015

    Love it

  • (66)

    by arief prihastama on 15/04/2015

    addicted game

  • (66)

    by Kenneth Carroll on 14/04/2015

    My only complain is the small card appearance. Great detail when zoomed in but hard for players to see when not zoomed in.

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