Become a Patron to help us improve MobyGames!

Guild Wars series

Group Description

The Guild Wars world is split into the continents of Tyria, Cantha and Elona - those correspond to the Guild Wars (now called Guild Wars: Prophecies), Guild Wars: Factions and Guild Wars: Nightfall campaigns (game entries) below.

Each package contains a key-code with which you can either create a new account, or expand an existing one. The benefits/downsides of both ways are:
  • Each single account gives you four character slots, but your existing characters can't travel to the other account's continents.
  • Merging new codes into an existing account allows all your characters to access the entire world you own, but your new character slots are limited (4 slots for the base account, plus 2 new slots per additional campaign).
So you either have 3 standalone games or 1 base game and 2 Add-Ons. However, this does not mean that Factions and Nightfall are the Add-Ons. If the player first buys Nightfall it becomes the base game, and both Factions and - how paradox it may sound - Guild Wars (Prophecies) the Add-Ons.

The only true Add-Ons are Guild Wars: Eye of the North and the Bonus Mission Pack.

The Guild Wars packages are also "split" into PvE and PvP versions. This works the following way:
  • The above mentioned Prophecies, Factions and Nightfall, including all the Collector's/Special/Platinum-Editions are PvE/PvP hybrids. The player plays through PvE and PvP to unlock the PvP content (arenas, skills, weapon upgrades etc.). The player also have access to special low-level arenas and special purpose ("fun") PvP content (i.e. Faction's Alliance Battle).
  • With the (now discontinued) PvP-Editions from below or the current PvP Access Kit and its campaign-based Skill Unlock Packs, players have access to all "high-level" PvP content right away, but can't access any PvE content.
Note: players who own only different campaigns can't play PvE together, but all players - including the PvP-only players - can play all the "high-level" PvP together (or against each other).
Viewing all 22 items

Selected Covers

Guild Wars Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Guild Wars
Guild Wars: Factions Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Guild Wars: Factions

Selected Screenshots

The original character selection screen.
Screenshot from Guild Wars
Login Screen
Screenshot from Guild Wars: Factions
New character selection screen for Guild Wars Nightfall
Screenshot from Guild Wars: Nightfall