**Gift of the Elements Now Available!**

The 'Gift of the Elements' expansion is now available! Face powerful Events cards that create an immediate impact on all players and, if acquired, can be transformed into powerful Hero cards! The expansion also adds two new mechanisms: Infest and Empower. The first allows you to mess with your opponent's deck in order to slow them down. The second can counter this infestation, adding flexibility and creating a lasting impact in each game.
Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, is the first officially licensed deck building card game for iOS. Play alone or with friends to battle against the Fallen One for honor and victory. Conceived and designed by three Magic: The Gathering tournament champions, Ascension will provide hours of engaging and strategic game play for enthusiast and experienced gamers alike.
2011 Golden Geek award winner (Best Mobile/Handheld Game)
Pocket Gamer Bronze Award 2011
Dice Tower Awards Awards: Best Digital Boardgame
iOS Board Game of the Year -2011
iPad Boardgame of the Year - 2011
Best Interface and Graphic Design - 2011 
Best Online Multiplayer - 2011
• Universal Application: Play on iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPad Air running iOS 5 and up for free.
• 1st officially licensed deck building game for iPhone and iPad.
• Full asynchronous support for multiplayer online games.
• Play against multiple A.I. opponents using varied strategies.
• Introductory tutorial to teach you how to play.
• Enhanced visual optimization for iPhones and iPads using high resolution graphics designed for the retina display
• 10 expansions available to purchase from the shop!

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What's New

Version 2.0.1

- Promo Pack #6
- Various Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
510 Ratings
510 Ratings

Amazing with 1 major game breaking big


I have owned this game for years. I've never played the table version because I wanted to get all the expansions and be able to play with friends at parties and what not. Now so far this game has been perfect. Well almost perfect at least. This bug has been in this game since the start. It doesn't happen often but basically I call it the "Oh my god there are too many cards and stuff on the field I need to end the game bug." It happens when you get a streak going with cards. I'm very good at playing this game and every so often I get into a never ending loop. It's actually what I strive for in every game. My goal is to hit this never ending loop. However when you get to that point the game can't handle it. It just crashes the game. I've had games where I've been in the middle of my streak and ended up not being able to play because the game can't handle it. So it crashes and sometimes it reboots up a couple hands earlier (same turn). Also it's impossible to copy cards when you have 300 or more on the field. It becomes impossible to plan your turn out. I have to press play all and it can really mess up my streak. Anyway other than that the game is great I LOVE IT. It would be wonderful if you fix the game a bit. Maybe have a way to scroll through the cards on the field so I can read effects and stuff. Please fix it.

I've played this game multiple days a week since launch


After thousands of hours of play, I'm kind of surprised I never wrote a review for Ascension. I've played it practically every week since launch. With that said I still see new combinations and tricks, so yeah, I think it's a deep game. Generally I play solo offline versus three computers and get great enjoyment out of infinite turn combos. It's a great way to wind down after work for thirty minutes or so at a time and still is my favorite game. As an aside, the others I play regularly are TES Legends and (lately) Star Empires.

As others have noted, the game slows down if too many cards are in play. It gets real hard to navigate back to what you want to copy. I used to cycle entirely through the draw deck but that's harder these days with the slowdown. The AI has also gotten a bit stupider in recent years, and kind of co-op by feeding the last computer player. The AI will also think awhile if it has a lot of constructs in play but it is nowhere near as long as it used to be. But the app itself is very stable and gameplay progresses very quickly until a lot of cards are in play (50+ overkill in one turn).

But it's rare to find a perfect game or app and these minor quibbles are nothing compared to all the fun I've gotten out of this game over the years. Well worth the money and hoping for another expansion soon.

Marred by mired AI


The card game Ascension is s pretty solid game. It has wonderful synergy between cards and a mechanic that is quick paced and has a good amount of strategic deck building. The gameplay drawback is its ridiculous randomness, particularly when you purchase expansions. At times these expansion sets are reminiscent of playing Chutes and Ladders or Candy Land since you can randomly gain free cards by the dozen. That said, if you are selective with which expansions you buy the game is better balanced. Check board game geek to see which ones are ideal.

The real issue with this isn't the gameplay. It's the slowdown. If the AI gets certain cards, too many cards in hand, or too many cards interacting with each other on the table it grinds to a halt. I've sat and stared for a minute or two waiting for the computer to slog through placing a few cards on the table. In a game where turns last an average of 10 seconds this is truly unforgivable, especially on an iPhone 6. A game as streamlined as Ascension shouldn't consist of 20 minutes staring at nothing and 3 minutes playing. Give this one a pass until playdek does something about the terrible slowdown.

One year later and the game runs just as slow. Still not worth the time it takes to get through a slogged game.


Asmodee Digital
596.3 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© Playdek 2011, Gary Games 2011
In-App Purchases
  1. Return of the Fallen expansion $1.99
  2. Storm of Souls expansion $2.99
  3. Bundle 1 $4.99


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