Shardbound Review

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Shardbound is a free-to-play Tactical Collectible Card Game developed and published by Spiritwalk Games. You can think of it as a crossover between Hearthstone and XCOM, something like Duelyst. Equipped with beautiful graphics and innovative mechanics, Shardbound is a masterpiece of its kind, that has unfortunately never found its rightful audience.

What you have to do is choose one of the game’s various classes, create your deck and get into battle. There are units that are affected by the map’s visibility, environmental obstacles and so on, which makes Shardbound even more interesting. Cards have unique abilities and buffs which can be used along with more cards in the expense of mana, as with any TCG.

Each playable character has its own beautiful model, whose outlines indicate whether they can be moved or attack each turn. Even with most of 3d models, you can still read the descriptions of each characters, which makes everything much easier for the player to get into.

Matching time is fairly short. Each match is short because there is only 30 cards per person, but that makes decking more fun and meaningful. What you can say about Shardbound is that it’s easy to learn but hard to master as good tactical formation and strong decks and decisions sure make the difference.

By the time this short review is written, Shardbound is set to be discontinued, as the developers say. If this is to happen eventually then you have to try it at least once. It would be only fair to play that this game should be an example of balanced and intriguing gameplay for trading card game developers out there and we hope that maybe a backer for the project will finally arrive so that Shardbound can continue be present.

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 7 64bit
Processor: Dual Core Intel 2GHz
Memory (RAM): 4GB
Hard Disk Space: 5GB
Graphics Card: Any DirectX 11 Compatible GPU


  • Beautiful Graphics
  • Variety of Cards
  • Community Rewards


  • Low Playerbase
  • Almost No Updates


Katerina is currently a student in National Technical University of Athens as a Surveying Engineer. She was a gamer from early on, spending most days on Atari and NEO GEO emulators on her parents PC, furiously seeking her next favorite videogame. She truly realised her love for videogames when she became an adult though and from that moment on she wanted to make it her carreer by any means necessary. After having spent a few years in videogame journalism she came to believe that one day she will be the most famous videogame reviewer in existence.
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