Review: Solitaire 3D (Steam)

Enjoy over 100 different solitaire games (including all your favorites: Spider, Pyramid, Klondike etc.), in-game tutorials, multiple card decks (including the unique 4 color card deck), a wide range of backgrounds, online high scores, statistics, and much more.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 76mb Download size.
  • Graphics-display mode, resolution, and AA.
  • Create your own deck of cards. Powerful creator with many options like coloring, texture quality, shapes, themes, etc.
  • Tutorial and demonstrations of the games video library.
  • Game speed-relaxed or quick.
  • 100 game modes.
  • Online leaderboards with filters.
  • Rules overview for each game mode.
  • Each game mode has 3 modifiers-how many decks, difficulty, and skill level.
  • Can tweak the game to your liking with options like auto-complete, sounds, animation.
  • Stats screen.
  • When a game is created you get an I’d for it in case you want to continue.
  • Customize and create your own game boards.
  • Autoplay option.
  • Simple mouse-only controls.
  • Can use a drag and drop system or click to move.

Cons:

  • Cannot tweak individual game settings/options.
  • No Steam achievements.
  • No Steam trading cards.
  • Not the most user-friendly user interface.
  • Aside from leaderboards, you can just cheat or blag your way through the games.
  • You have to share the game (promote) with friends to unlocks game modes.
  • Some cards and designs don’t look right.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Everybody loves Solitaire, and if you don’t, give it a try you might like it! OK so here we have what I believe to be one of the most extensive collections of card games and card game variants, with over 100 including an easier version of classic games, Solitaire 3D really does cater for all. The menu is very basic and dull but to be fair it allows you to pick a game and just go. The editor means you can customize just about everything to your liking as long as you are gifted in creativity skills! It does however come across as very basic and outside of an editor it is just a load of games with some having tutorial videos otherwise you have a lot of reading. I use this game just like I use Solitaire on Windows, occasionally and usually for hours at a time. It’s an excellent collection of games but it does keep it straight and simple so don’t expect any theatrics or whizz-bang moments. Solitaire 3D does exactly what it says on the Steam store, it’s Solitaire in 3D and its bought over 100 of his friends to play.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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