Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 14 out of 17
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  1. 64
    Concluding thoughts: you have to be feeling starved for an RPG on the Wii to want to play this game.
  2. No matter how starved you are for some serious RPG action on a system ruled by mini-game compilations, you can do better than this.
  3. I went into Valhalla Knights with high hopes including the optimism for a clean and smart online co-op multiplayer with a deep and engrossing storyline. Unfortunately I found a very broken and incomplete gaming experience.
  4. Marvellous and XSeed have proven they know how to make far better than this on the Wii, with Little King's Story, so why release a game that's nowhere near the same quality? Yes, there's a lot to do, but when none of it is particularly fun, it's hard to recommend to anyone but the most hardcore RPG fans, and even they may tire of the broken combat and repetitive mission structure. Enter Valhalla at your own risk.
  5. 45
    Some good, some bad. It all washes out to be somewhere around mediocre. (Just under mediocre, actually. The negatives outweigh the positives in the end, since no game should be so dark and drab that it forces you to have to crank your TV up to brightness level 99.)
  6. Nintendo Power
    It's a shame that Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga has such a slow pace, clunky interface, ugly graphics, sluggish combat, dumb AI, and lackluster overall presentation - there are actually some neat ideas in this action RPG. [Oct 2009, p.89]
  7. Jan 9, 2011
    Lame graphics, bad sound effects and frustrating gameplay make this simply a game you should avoid at all.
  8. VK:ES has so many shortcomings and fundamental issues that it makes it impossible to enjoy any of its good qualities. It's a title that only the hardest of the hardcore action adventure fans might tolerate.
  9. 30
    There's really no good reason to suffer Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga--it's ugly, broken, and seems hellbent on depriving you of fun at every opportunity. Even if you're hard up for a Wii RPG, you're better off skipping it and never looking back. Meanwhile, I'll be hearing those footsteps echoing endlessly in my nightmares.
  10. If you are considering Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga at all, chances are you simply want a Wii-exclusive online RPG, and if that's the case then do yourself a favor and wait for Monster Hunter 3.
  11. Ultimately, Valhalla Knight: Eldar Saga suffers from an overall lack of polish, as well as being an all-around boring game. Only those starved for an action RPG should think of treading the lands of Eldar. Everyone else need not apply.
  12. 30
    When all is said and done, most people will not find Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga at the top of their wish list. It's a persnickety game that offers little but repetitive monster slaying in exchange for its murky graphics and lackluster story.
  13. As Valhalla Knights moves to the Wii, any potential for fun is buried under tons of repetitive busywork and technical gaffs.
  14. Your time would be better spent by buying that bag of pre-mix concrete and building something useful - and it would probably be more fun.
  15. Eldar Saga is a game marred by a great many ailments. It's functional on a basic level, but it seems to do everything in its power to discourage the player from wanting to spend time with it.
  16. Valhalla Knights only excels at one thing: no other game can grate on your nerves quite like this.
  17. Games like Valhalla Knights: The Eldar Saga ruin all video games for me. Dozens of people wasted their time making it. Thousands of dollars were wasted to make sure that you could see it in a store and not buy it. It wasted hours of my life. And now it has forced me to waste 600 words on the internet to describe what I said in my first two sentences. Which I will reiterate now: This game is terrible. Don't buy it.

Awards & Rankings

#34 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#31 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Sep 7, 2010
    Rate this game is a very complicated thing, in one hand you have to consider the lackness of any tutorial that could help you understand itsRate this game is a very complicated thing, in one hand you have to consider the lackness of any tutorial that could help you understand its mechanics. In the other hand if you test what this game gots you will find a very deeph game with several lots of options. This is a very hard game, it requires grinding, it requires time, patience, its not like most RPG nowadays, its a bit more dense, more archaic, or classic. It reminds me the times when RPG used to be hard, where you could actually find yourself lost, without any lead of what to do. The graphics of this game sucks, from all the wii games I got, this is probably the one that looks worst, but it's something you can somehow understand, if you consider the amount of things this game puts in. There's a customization of just three characters, and you can select 2 different times, or episodes, both episodes can be related to each other, and so, the gameplay sorta expands, because there are items and armors you can only get in one and you can transfer it to the other. And so, creating the 2 characters and switch between time on time, is the key for this game. I understand the critics of this game, this is not a game with good animations, the design of this game is ok, most of the clothes sucks, but there are a few ones you can find cool, the system of equip, save, quest, and buying might become frustrating. It is not a game that is supose to be easy, only a true hardcore gamer will find it delicious. Dont believe those "professional" scores, I have monster Hunter tri, and this game, and I am not lying when I tell you I have played this game for more time, I admit Monster Hunter got better battles, better concept, better graphics, better cgs, better name, but there is something Valhalla Knights beats Monters Hunter Tri, that is in the customization, lolz. This is a game I dont think I will forget in my life, its like a game made for a few people who had amazing ideas, but not that much money or support. I enjoy this game, if you dont, then you are idiot, thanks for your time. Full Review »
  2. Aug 4, 2015
    This is by far the worst game ever. After giving it a try I snapped it in half and felt it was money well spent. Here's why. First, theThis is by far the worst game ever. After giving it a try I snapped it in half and felt it was money well spent. Here's why. First, the weapons system is absolutely retarded. They break on you and you have to repair them or change weapons. BUT! You can only change weapons in a town and NOT when in combat areas. Hmm. How stupid? You have to stay buying potions to heal. You get very little gold from quests and have no idea what you are supposed to do on them. For example, I was supposed to escort this idiot character Leonid (Like the mercenaries you hired who get stuck in dumbass places) who couldn't stop dying and there was no way to heal or revive him. The defining moment in the games destruction was when he kept dying right at the top of these mountains I was supposed to escort him through. Being the kind of person who wont stop playing a game until he masters them and seeing how completely fail this game is. My determination alone is why I broke it, lol. If I wouldn't have broke it I would have wasted to much time trying to complete a quest, not being able too because not enough potions, or weapon breaking at the end, having to walk all the way back to the first town. Stock up. Repair. Use the one way portal (another dumbass feature). And repeat the cycle until you run out of gold. By far this is the worst game I have ever played. The fun must have lied in the hands of the creators making it so success is no option. Full Review »
  3. MalcolmA
    Dec 23, 2009
    I'm not going to give this game a 9 and then tell you about the mass amounts of flaws in this game. 9s should be reserved for games with I'm not going to give this game a 9 and then tell you about the mass amounts of flaws in this game. 9s should be reserved for games with very few flaws. The repetitiveness of this game as well as the Character AI really bring this game down. It was playable at first but then became a chore to wade through. Full Review »