Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Despite revamping the same excellent style of fantasy RPG action found in Diablo II, you'll find Loki: HoM mixes familiar gameplay with mythological themes and some updated graphics for a lengthy quest worthy of your time. Even at the most monotonous points you'll want to keep coming back for more.
  2. Loki is very much like "Neverwinter Nights 2" crossed with "Diablo II," with a dash of gods and mythology thrown in for good measure. If you liked these games, or other hack 'n' slash action RPGs, then you should find Loki an enjoyable experience.
  3. This is one of those games that is very familiar, but still entertaining. Loki treads familiar ground, but still manages to provide a treat for those who enjoy a good old-fashioned hack ‘n slash.
  4. More of a solid warrior and less of a gaming god. [Oct 2007, p.80]
  5. Loki may be awfully late for the party, but this Diablo derivation is a solid rip-off with great game mechanics and atmosphere.
  6. Personally, I think you need a lot of patience to understand Loki’s shady side, and an iron will in order to wait for the up-coming patches.
  7. Loki: Heroes of Mythology may not bring anything really new or exciting to the table, but if you enjoy this sort of game you will find hours and hours of enjoyment and after all, that’s really what it’s all about isn’t it?
  8. It really comes down to the style of gameplay that one enjoys. Loki: Heroes of Mythology echoes the experience of Diablo-esque games, that much can not be denied. The pace feels a little slower, however, and because of that, the multitude of battles fought with dozens of foes seems to take just a little too long.
  9. What they get is what they expect; a bright and brash fighting game that keeps to the established expectations, but would have been far better suited to the repetitious, unpretentious and simplistic nature of a home console.
  10. A solid, if unspectacular hack and slasher. If you're looking for colourful, mindless fantasy action, this is yer man. [Oct 2007, p.56]
  11. 60
    The graphics and sound add to the game, rather than take your attention away with a goofy voice or crummy animation. For a group of dungeon crawlers, online Loki might be an ok choice eventually, if they can fix the patching issues.
  12. Loki is a decent game, but it faults for its monotony and immeasurable difficulty. There’s not much else to point, good or bad, in a game that is only recommended to die-hard fans of the genre.
  13. You can rip off a 7-year-old game and still fall short of your ambition. [Oct 2007, p.87]
  14. As it stands, I think that judicious use of patches can iron out many of the issues with Loki. Until then, I'd still recommend it, but see if you can find it for a good budget price.
  15. Loki makes Minesweeper feel like fun and rational pastime. A few good ideas are not enough, when the execution is this bad. [Oct 2007]
  16. Loki may be a simple case of a studio setting its sights too high. You can tell that it is ambitious and that passion has been put into many aspects of the game. But without some major patching, Loki can only hope to appeal to the die hard action adventure gamer or mythology buff.
  17. There's much to be said for games which simply polish an existing formula to a shine - but Loki, sadly, doesn't even quite accomplish that. It's solid, and it's competent, but unless you're absolutely crazy for point and click action RPGs, we find it hard to recommend a game on the basis of competence alone.
  18. While not a terrible game, Loki is too mediocre to play.
  19. This game has basically been done before and been done better. Even for hardened action RPG fans who are looking for their next fix before Diablo 3 hits, it would be difficult to recommend much about Loki that would provide them with any sort of new buzz.
  20. 40
    While it has few specific flaws, I can only recommend Loki to lovers of endless reward-based level grinding to the exclusion of all other play...and that market just ain't what it used to be.
  21. This game is so flawed, so monotonous and deathly, deathly dull that I'm struggling to think of any reason whatsoever to waste your time and money on it.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Sep 14, 2011
    6
    Loki is good game but only some hours. After 3-4 hours this game is very boring. Only going and kill all stupid enemies. Locations is very badLoki is good game but only some hours. After 3-4 hours this game is very boring. Only going and kill all stupid enemies. Locations is very bad because it look same. Only 4 heroes.....but all have different story and region to play. Graphics is not bad but enemies look similarly. Animation isn't very good.... Loki isn't bad game but too no good. My rate is 5,7/10 Full Review »
  2. Jul 22, 2012
    10
    Hamma Geiles Action Rpg !
  3. Aug 5, 2011
    1
    This is one of the worst games I have ever played! I cannot stretch enough how this game has haunted me, because I really wanted to give it aThis is one of the worst games I have ever played! I cannot stretch enough how this game has haunted me, because I really wanted to give it a try. Instead of a fantastic mythological adventure I found myself fighting bugs and frustrating lvl-ups.
    As a game it fails completely, because of the implementation scaling feature. The enemy gets stronger as you do! This means that when you start your epic quest you will spend three hits killing a wolf with your wooden axe, and 30 levels later you will spend three hits killing the same wolf, in the same location with a an upgraded super-weapon!
    Further your skills are useless to level up, because for some inane reason the high-level skills and spells will progress slower than your low-level spells the more points you put in them, so the only way to do decent damage is pour all your skill points into low-level firebolts rather than your supposedly "epic" skills.

    This game is atrocious. You want to like, because the setup is great: mythology, history and the ability to fight the gods themselves, but instead it becomes a teeth-grinding test of patience, and you do not play because the game is fun, but only because you want to see where the story takes you. Save yourself the trouble, don't buy this game!
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