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.
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.