Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. 68
    A decent game, with both good and bad points. Nothing to wait in line for though, and not one you're likely to lose sleep over.
  2. A game that looks like it could have been put out on the PlayStation, with poor controls, zero character development and below par graphics.
  3. 55
    By Christmastime there's going to be 3D action games on PS2 that put this to shame.
  4. A platform and puzzle game with miniscule amounts of action through a strong storyline.
  5. It disregards almost everything about Vikings that make them interesting. Its graphics are some of the worst on the PS2, the gameplay is dull and repetitive, and its uninspired multiplayer mode adds little value.
  6. The game’s ugliness is its major flaw, though the free-roaming nature of many of the levels can be frustrating too.
  7. A long, epic adventure that has a few problems here and there, but still stays entertaining.
  8. The side-to-side/spinning problem will plague you throughout the rest of the game, if you attempt to make it that far. Even if you manage to master the controls, I cannot see you having that much fun with this game.
  9. A good story and simple control can't make up for a serious lack of depth, mediocre graphics, and a camera that gets more annoying as time goes on.
  10. By Great Odin’s teeth, this is an average game of the most average order. Dull alsö.
  11. Though I could not find a stopwatch I would say that I spent around a quarter of my time in the confines of the load screen.
  12. Never thought Vikings could be so boring. [Oct 2001, p.148]
  13. 50
    If we could look past the sub par visuals and lengthy load times, I guess this could be a decent game. But if we could do that, then why did we buy a PS2 in the first place?
  14. 40
    It has plenty of significant flaws mixed with some excellently done gameplay elements.
  15. In the end it's just a run-of-the-mill action game with few assets and lots of faults.
  16. A big disappointment, a shoddy port that suffers due to both the limitations of its new platform and its technical pitfalls.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. WillT
    Dec 28, 2009
    8
    This is a very underated game, sure graphics are a major issue for the game but there is much more positives than negatives, Positives: good storyline, brilliant controls, fun to play, lots of replay value and great multiplayer, negatives.... graphics look like majoras mask on the N64, too much loading. 8* Full Review »
  2. Cody
    May 5, 2003
    10
    Best game ever i dont mind graphics.
  3. RyanM.
    Feb 22, 2003
    6
    Graphics are horrendous and storyline is dull. the camera angles are awful, but otherwise all that this game is ok. It's a predictable, average, just like all the others adventure game. Full Review »