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Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs Evil
Worth a penny or two
by Harry Slater 24/12/2012
Product: Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs Evil
Developer: Playdek
Publisher: Cryptozoic
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Card/ board game, Multiplayer
Players: 1-4
Networking: wireless (adhoc), on one device
Version: Europe
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Card games often feel like an odd fit for digital devices. There's something about physically shuffling and dealing out slices of card that just can't be translated to the big screen.

When they work, though, they tend to work brilliantly. Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, for example, translates perfectly to the iPad's rich and vibrant screen, with each card's artwork coming to life beneath your fingers.

While Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs Evil doesn't have the same artistic splendour, nor the depth of its deck-building cousin, it still survives the digital shift intact, and throws in some excellent same-device multiplayer to boot. ...
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A well-built and entertaining deck-builder, Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs Evil is playable enough for anyone to enjoy
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 8
Value: 7
Innovation: 7
Overall: 8
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