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  • Summary: Viking: Battle For Asgard takes players to the world of Norse Gods, where the Goddess Hel in all her fury, has raised an army of demonic warriors sent to enslave the mortal realm of Midgard and ultimately provoke Ragnarok - the apocalyptic battle that will destroy even the Gods themselves.Viking: Battle For Asgard takes players to the world of Norse Gods, where the Goddess Hel in all her fury, has raised an army of demonic warriors sent to enslave the mortal realm of Midgard and ultimately provoke Ragnarok - the apocalyptic battle that will destroy even the Gods themselves. Play as Skarin, a powerful yet flawed Viking warrior, filled with rage and ready to wage war on whoever stands in his way. Manipulated by the gods and fated to a destiny he has yet to understand, Skarin is the only one able to stop this ultimate clash of great wills. As Skarin, players leave behind them a bloody trail of dismembered foes using a huge array of ruthless and brutal combat moves while mastering the addictive and destructive mystical powers and abilities given to him by the Viking Gods he looks to come between. Explore vast and visually stunning open-world environments where gamers strive to free enslaved warriors and lead them into huge, epic battles featuring colossal giants, powerful shaman, deadly assassins and the Gods' own champions. Tame mighty dragons and unleash their rain of fire, laying waste to the enemy hordes that stand in your way and use Skarin's emerging skills to strategically turn the tide of conflict. Taking full advantage of the technology only next-gen consoles offer, Viking: Battle for Asgard excels at flowing seamlessly from small-scale battles to massive wars featuring multitudes of bloodthirsty warriors waiting to unleash their fury. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 67
  2. Negative: 5 out of 67
  1. Easy to manage hot keys, intuitive controls, a great map that doubles as an objective outline...everything here is spot on. [Apr 2008, p.55]
  2. It's not groundbreaking and Skarin's slow pace can make it a chore at times, but a lot of love and creativity has been injected, and the result is an experience that will entertain the majority of gamers.
  3. 80
    It feels disappointing at first, but it quickly moves beyond that and turns into a game that, despite its shortcomings, is just plain fun.
  4. As entertaining as the game is, it's abundantly clear that things could have been a whole lot better.
  5. Viking is a weekend of relaxing ultraviolence, giving Xbox owners an easy thousand points to chase.
  6. Viking's a decent game, thanks to over the top combat moves and a sprawling fantasy world, but its lack of drama and a few design issues make it inferior to Sony's exquisite "God of War" franchise.
  7. 30
    Viking: Battle for Asgard falls too far below the benchmark set by those that have gone before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. [Anonymous]
    Apr 1, 2008
    10
    Best hack and slash in years.
  2. Apr 29, 2013
    9
    This game is a Great game which I have put many hours into. This game was a early game to the 360 but has remained one of my favourite's.ThisThis game is a Great game which I have put many hours into. This game was a early game to the 360 but has remained one of my favourite's.This was one of the first hack and slash games that I ever played. Everything just fits well together, playing as a Viking. The Gameplay is sometimes a bit slow and the controls can get lumpy, the game sometimes glitches during big battles but apart from this the game is great if you like allot of blood and guts, and taking out allot of enemy's at a time. Expand
  3. GioD.
    Mar 28, 2008
    8
    Creative Assembly have crafted another suberb gem for their 2nd concole effort. Viking is ALL brutality, plain and simple. You roam the land Creative Assembly have crafted another suberb gem for their 2nd concole effort. Viking is ALL brutality, plain and simple. You roam the land of 3 MASSIVE islands to free and recruit other warriors into your army so you can go up against Hel the goddess of death. Once you recruit your warriors you go into battle, but when you go into battle, YOU GO INTO BATTLE. I'm talking hundreds and hundreds of guys on screen hacking and slashing away at one another. If your into action and brutality or like your battles on FULL SCALE ASSUALT (and who doesnt), then you cant go wrong with Viking. Cant wait to see what Creative Assembly does next. Expand
  4. BenTheman
    Aug 29, 2009
    8
    Pros:
    -Non stop action
    -Gruesome fatalities -Amazing large scale battles -A plethora of enemy types that can be approached different ways
    Pros:
    -Non stop action
    -Gruesome fatalities
    -Amazing large scale battles
    -A plethora of enemy types that can be approached different ways for maximum effectiveness.
    -Open world to do quests in the order you want.
    Cons
    -Last boss was a let down
    -Repetition can start to let the fun out near the end
    -Only single player if that is something that bothers you

    This is a great game and its a shame it was reviewed so harshly. A second Viking game could have been a true masterpiece.
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  5. SteveT.
    Mar 27, 2008
    7
    Ok for a hack n' slasher. Gameplay can be a bit clunky and repetative, but there is nothing terrible or unforgivable. The only problem Ok for a hack n' slasher. Gameplay can be a bit clunky and repetative, but there is nothing terrible or unforgivable. The only problem so far is there is nothing outstanding about the game so far. I hope the dragons bring this game up a notch. Rent is the most likely recomend, I bought it and will hold on to it for a while, but this one is likley to end up in the trade category before too long. Expand
  6. AlexB.
    Mar 28, 2008
    7
    Well, I love this game. I played it for a few hours and I can say: If you love the vikings, huge battles, simple controls and a lot of hack n Well, I love this game. I played it for a few hours and I can say: If you love the vikings, huge battles, simple controls and a lot of hack n slay fun, then you should get VIking. + great battles + great atmosphere + for adults only - somethings it slowsdown - the graphics are not the best - the sound is not the best, too but nevertheless a really funny game, that keeps you entertaining for a few hours Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2014
    0
    This game was awful. I've played a lot of games in my time but this one still stands out as a useless pile of dung. Buggy, terrible story, noThis game was awful. I've played a lot of games in my time but this one still stands out as a useless pile of dung. Buggy, terrible story, no fluidity to the gameplay at all. The only redeeming quality, as with too many games these days, was the graphics. Otherwise just keep your money in your pocket Expand

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