War of the Vikings PC

Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Jul 14, 2014
    74
    War of the Vikings provides gamers with entertaining and hectic online multiplayer combat that ultimately suffers from a slow unlock system and lack of unique gameplay features.
  2. Jun 4, 2014
    70
    All in all, War of the Vikings does an admirable job on all fronts. Although the combat is fun, battles can often end up as swing fests particularly when the servers are full and the battle is being played out on one of the smaller maps.
  3. Apr 28, 2014
    70
    From my view then, this is a game of unrealised potential; it hangs on the verge of being 'good' and instead rests sadly in the realms of 'pretty decent'.
  4. Apr 17, 2014
    70
    War of the Vikings, much like its predecessor, is a rough diamond. It's limited, but also unique. It's scruffy, but also capable of surprising beauty. It's frustrating, but also incredibly fun. On balance, it's a game I admire more than I like, but I'm glad it exists and can see why, at least for the niche audience that clicks with its offbeat rhythm, it's already a beloved cult favourite.
  5. Apr 30, 2014
    65
    Battles in War of the Vikings can be quick and enjoyable, but those flashes of fun aren’t enough to keep the experience interesting.
  6. Apr 30, 2014
    65
    Despite a refined gameplay, different from the usual and pretty much all based on skill, War of the Vikings can not convince due to several problems, especially in the field of animation and in the server latency.
  7. Another multiplayer-only battle but it lacks matchmaking system and a good weapon dynamic. It's exciting to fight in close combat with a Middle Age concept. But expect nothing more than the concept.
  8. Jul 9, 2014
    60
    Even after release, War of the Vikings is still at the Early Access level in terms of balance, variety and net-code.
  9. May 19, 2014
    60
    War of the Vikings is the typical example of the type of game that Paradox publishes from the assembly line. The idea is kind of cool, but due to too many mistakes and bugs it isn't distinctive enough.
  10. 60
    It is certainly not a bad game, but it feels like War of the Vikings has room to grow, and is currently not as much of an advancement over the last game as I would have liked.
  11. Apr 24, 2014
    60
    Streamlined in every way, War of the Vikings cut too much meat from the bone and left nothing to chew on.
  12. Apr 23, 2014
    60
    Although the early access logo is now gone from the official site, War of the Vikings feels far from finished. The premise shows a lot of potential, but we won't be returning until after a couple of patches.
  13. Apr 17, 2014
    60
    Latency and optimisation issues hamper what is otherwise a weighty multiplayer melee title. War of the Vikings could do with more modes of play, but the ones already here reward the skillful combatant.
  14. Apr 17, 2014
    59
    Even though you have a variety of weapons and a fairly decent fight system at your disposal, this rather feels like hack and slay jogging.
  15. Apr 25, 2014
    50
    War of the Vikings isn't necessarily a bad game, but it's a far cry from being a good one. With frustrating controls as well as periodic technical hiccups, it's never going to appeal to a mass audience, but those it does appeal to will enjoy it.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 8 out of 26
  1. Oct 7, 2013
    10
    A sequel to War of the Roses, this game features timing- and physics-based combat along the lines of Mount and Blade's classic series ofA sequel to War of the Roses, this game features timing- and physics-based combat along the lines of Mount and Blade's classic series of games. Graphics are much improved over the engine of that game, and its armor system is slightly improved with the addition of armor based hit-zones... unlike WotR, set in the medieval times, WotV does not have any heavier armors or mounted combat, instead adding beards and thrown weapons. Full Review »
  2. Nov 30, 2013
    10
    Highly recommend War of the Vikings. It is a great continuation of the "War of" series. Well designed combat system that is vastly improvedHighly recommend War of the Vikings. It is a great continuation of the "War of" series. Well designed combat system that is vastly improved over War of the Roses. Developers are great at working with the players to ensure a quality game. In the Alpha release the game feels whole. There are a few issues with netcode but the developers have made this a top priority to be completed for the Beta. Considering the game is still in early access and the developers have addressed any issues the full release of the game looks to be the best in its genre. The combat system is a bit hard to learn at first and has a fairly steep learning curve, in order to address this issue the game has created special moves for melee weapons that make it easier for the newer players in the game. The beta is due to release soon with tons more extra content. If one is familiar with War of the Roses new features include (but are not limited to): Stamina, throwing weapons, doge abilities, sprinting, special moves, battle chatter, and 3 character class types (each with different armour). Highly recommend the purchase of this game, the only real problem is trying to stop playing the game is so good. Full Review »
  3. Nov 10, 2013
    5
    2/10 for me at 200+ ping. Cant hit a thing. Very slow to attack, dodge, etc. Awkward controls with having to press left mouse button and a2/10 for me at 200+ ping. Cant hit a thing. Very slow to attack, dodge, etc. Awkward controls with having to press left mouse button and a direction for the mouse at the same time, which sends your view all over the place. Looks nice though. If only it had enough players in Australia to make it worthwhile. Maybe come back in a year after official release. Full Review »