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Mixed or average reviews- based on 95 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 95
  2. Negative: 19 out of 95

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  1. Jan 16, 2014
    When i first saw Nidhogg, my expectations were pretty high and I was pretty damn hyped. I was looking forward to a game with deep and extremely satisfying combat.
    Unfortunately the reality was a lot less. The game has a relatively high price tag for an indie game overall, and there is nothing to get your money's worth in it. The combat is disappointingly simple and somewhat stiff, the
    graphics are run-of-the-mill pixel art, there are only four levels, the single player consists of playing each of them four times and takes about 30-40 minutes. The game in general has very little to offer for such a high price tag.
    Give it a pass until it's in a bundle and then find a friend to play this with.
  2. Jan 20, 2014
    Mediocre game. Not many things to note in favor... maybe the gameplay is ok and the retro touch is nice. It couldn't really keep me occupied for more that half an hour.
  3. Apr 9, 2014
    Game is too simplistic. The mechanics could have been a lot better, the level are decent but they could have been a whole lot better. It gets very boring very quickly until you realize there's not much left in the game for you to do. Go from A to B as fast as you can. That's it. 1+ for the effort.
  4. Feb 20, 2014
    Overpriced, Crap, Useless, Pointless, 2 minutes of gameplay, Nidhogg might be the most over-priced crap ive ever thrown money at. Its a waste of space on the steam store, and any other site, Atleast its fun. I will admit i enjoyed this. But for such little content, and for such a high cost, this game just doesnt hold up.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. 80
    The art of swordplay meets the art of dynamic gameplay. An offer for two that shines mostly through local multiplayer. [Issue #239]
  2. Mar 10, 2014
    A peculiar, thrilling and essential addition to your PC games collection. Best played with friends/enemies. [Apr 2014, p.76]
  3. Mar 9, 2014
    A beautifully presented retro game that proves less really can be more, but lacks any lasting appeal beyond the immense joys of local multiplayer. [Apr 2014, p.70]