Solid Card Battle

User Rating: 8 | Magic: The Gathering Online PC
As far as card battle games go, this one is solid. It perfectly captures the elements of the Magic card battle game and places them into the electronic realm of gaming.

If you are unfamiliar with the game, there are five types of cards: forest, fire, dark, light, and water. With these cards, you have creatures, artifacts, enchantments, lands, instants, and sorceries. You play on a turn based system with a pre-phase, draw phase, main phase, battle phase, 2nd main phase, and end phase. There are restrictions on cards depending on their power and fairness of using the cards (like a creature that is virtually indestructible and too easy to put down on the table).

The game itself lets you connect with others around the world to play and chat. You can set the rules and restrictions so that cheating is at a minimum. This game does not keep out all cheaters, but you have a chance to try out your decks against anonymous people and get them ready for real matches and tournaments.