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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. 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. 80
    Despite the repetition that plagues the game’s progression, the satisfying combat and epic army battles help it stand out. Fans of exploration, Viking myths, and limbs separating from torsos will find much to love here.
  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. Viking: Battle for Asgard may lack a bit of spit and polish in places, but the combat is incredibly addictive despite its relative simplicity.
  5. Viking had its moments and bordered on enjoyable at times, but these enjoyable moments were interspersed with too much tedium.
  6. Viking’s shortfalls just seem so peculiar when compared to the surging competency of its strengths. [May 2008, p.90]
  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 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 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.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
  2. May 15, 2011
    8
    My guilty pleasure game. It's by no means amazing, but I could not stop playing it. Twice. Bloody, violent, viking fun. Story's a little weak, the game gets repetitive, but if you're like me and a sucker for Violent Viking action there's not much out there better than this. Expand
  3. Apr 27, 2011
    5
    A "lesser" version of Fable. Art style is similar to the "Fable" series. Being 3 years old, was a little shocked how a random 3year old games graphics were as good as they were. Buttons are easy to learn. Game took me about 8-10hours on the harder difficulty. The quests are pretty simple, you free prisoners or kill a bunch of guys in a camp. My favorite thing about this game was the huge 100vs100+ battles you had at the end of each island. Managed to get all the achievements in 1 run. If you can find it for 5-10$ and are looking for a decent hack and Slash, id recommend buying it. Expand
  4. May 20, 2012
    5
    Bland and generic rpg. The objectives are boring and the aesthetic is boring. Combat is ripped from god of war, except this time the combat sucks and is dull. Expand

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