Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. In a market full of dull sequels, here's a follow-up that shows how expansion should be done.
  2. The brand-new Dark Age campaign, lots of new units, and plenty of new gameplay make Viking Invasion a must for Total War fans. [Aug 2003, p.80]
  3. By adding interesting new units, rules, and a unique campaign, it defines what all expansions should be - not just more of the same, but rather an entirely new way to play an established game. [Aug 2003, p.84]
  4. An excellent buy for those who love its forefathers and is still best in its class. [June 2003, p.117]
  5. 87
    A great expansion for aggressive strategy gamers, although some of the subtleties of the original game get lost.
  6. 86
    Not only does it add a very new and entertaining Campaign experience with a lot of replay, but also buffs up the original game with new content meant to refine.
  7. The expansion adds more depth to the gameplay, and should be well received by those who have played and enjoyed the original game.
  8. A great expansion pack for one of the best strategy titles out there.
  9. It's fun and more manageable than the original, thanks to the new campaign, and is ultimately a worthwhile addition to the original game.
  10. Introduces a rather swift prebattle system. It's a welcome addition for "Total War" players who want better control of forces and reinforcements. [Aug 2003, p.75]
  11. The lack of any new multiplayer options is a bit disappointing, but it's priced as an expansion pack and there's certainly enough here to keep any fan of Medieval engaged for quite a large number of hours.
  12. A top-notch expansion pack that Medieval fans will love. You get a major new campaign as well as lots of extras for "Medieval Total War" that substantially increases its life.
  13. It doesn't do anything spectacularly new, but it does give you plenty of new content, new units to play with, and enough tweaks to the original title to make it worth another run through.
  14. The replay value is excellent and you will get your money's worth out of this expansion pack if you play from all perspectives. You'll even get some more use out of the original game.
  15. Viking doesn't have all the enhancements I would've liked, but its new gameplay mechanic is refreshing, and Medieval fans will definitely enjoy it. [Aug 2003, p.60]
  16. An efficient and well thought out expansion. Short, tight and intense, it's a considerably different experience from Medieval proper and well worth experiencing. [June 2003, p.105]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. SergioL.
    Aug 11, 2005
    10
    Best developed strategy game ever! Incredible moves and commands make it really an unbeatable. Makes you really feel owner and king of europe Best developed strategy game ever! Incredible moves and commands make it really an unbeatable. Makes you really feel owner and king of europe once you try it is so trapping that your will hardly let it go. SO far I have finisjed the game 3 times and still want for much more. I think I'd like to get all factions to win.. hahaha! Full Review »
  2. NilsB.
    Feb 25, 2005
    10
    So Cool:)
  3. MafiaGuy
    Nov 1, 2003
    8
    Could have offered more.