Expeditions: Viking Image
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Circa 790 AD. A small band of Norse warriors lands on the shores of England. History may have forgotten their names, but their actions live on. As the chieftain of your clan, let ambition guide your choices in the party-based RPG Expeditions: Viking. How will history remember you?

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Expeditions: Viking - Gamescom Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Apr 27, 2017
    90
    Expeditions: Viking spins an absolutely wonderful tale of exploration and conquest. The setting, the story, the ambiance –my imagination ran wild in ways you’d expect to experience reading a good fantasy novel. Betrayal angered me, new friendships elated me, and changing the balance of power in Britain made me feel equal parts devious and mischievous. Reconstructing my home, making it safe, strong and prosperous made me feel proud of my achievements. Every battle, every camp site and map scrubbed clean of its hidden treasures felt like it played a part in the grand scheme of things. There aren’t a lot of games that can pull something like this off even adequately. Expeditions: Vikings does it masterfully.
  2. Jun 5, 2017
    84
    This brutal saga about power and burden of choice is such a captivating adventure that you quickly forget about the game's minor flaws.
  3. Apr 27, 2017
    80
    Layered with enough depth and intricacy for genre veterans, but loaded with fantastic tutorials and information for newcomers, this game welcomes all types of players. A formula that has been bettered, through and through, Expeditions: Viking is an absolute joy.
  4. May 26, 2017
    80
    Even though its technology is somewhat dated, this tactical-RPG has immense depth and a great “consequences” game design that offers a unique experience.
  5. Apr 29, 2017
    75
    I enjoyed my time with Expeditions: Viking, even though noticeable technical problems can hold it back. Its engaging story kept me constantly intrigued, and made me want to survive for the sake of my village. Long load times and a few glitched out quests really held back the experience from ascending the level to other great strategy titles, but I would definitely recommend to strategy fans because of its deep and engaging gameplay.
  6. May 4, 2017
    70
    This is an RPG that fans of the genre will definitely enjoy. It isn't very innovative, but it is fun.
  7. Aug 11, 2017
    40
    Expeditions: Viking could have been wonderful. I love its strategic combat layered atop a real world setting that hints at the fantastical without ever crossing the line. It has intriguing moral choices that aren’t afraid to shy away from making the player pick between equally terrible outcomes, and it flirts with making the player both warrior and politician. I could have overlooked the timer and the lack of information, but what I couldn’t overlook is that in its current state, the game is outright unplayable.

See all 33 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Apr 29, 2017
    10
    It's a 10, definitely. and yes there are bugs, but the devs are clearly working hard hard to get them squashed, and are doing a great job ofIt's a 10, definitely. and yes there are bugs, but the devs are clearly working hard hard to get them squashed, and are doing a great job of helping people. So buggy game but still a 10? Yes, because I couldn't just leave the game for 5 days and wait until the bugs were taken care of. Once I started the game I HAD to play -just a little bit more, and a little bit more ....
    As you would expect in a game from these devs, it is solid game design, it is excellent writing, it is truely glorious music. The characters have .. character (!) and the story is engaging with choice and consequense. This is a great game, and will be fantastic in a week when it's been patched a bit more.
    Expand
  2. May 17, 2017
    10
    Great historical fiction. Went into this game with literally no expectations, I haven't played expeditions: conquistador but I am a fan of theGreat historical fiction. Went into this game with literally no expectations, I haven't played expeditions: conquistador but I am a fan of the CRPG genre. Pleasantly surprised. If you're sick of botched high fantasy worlds like what has been offered by Obsidian's latest games: Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny, than this will be a breath of fresh air for you. Clearly research was done because the game is immersive and historically accurate. The combat is turn based and fun. The max difficulty is just right, not too tedious, on the easier side but still good. Expand
  3. May 3, 2017
    10
    Pure awesomeness. Bugs will be squashed and forgotten and only true love for RPG's will be there. I already want a sequel/new game in series.Pure awesomeness. Bugs will be squashed and forgotten and only true love for RPG's will be there. I already want a sequel/new game in series. Characters are nice, choices are nice, changes to overland travel are welcome. Cheers, Logic Artists, you deserve all the praise you get. And screw those critics, we all know they are being bought by the hundreds and only user score truly matters. Expand
  4. May 4, 2017
    9
    For those of you who don't know about V:E, it's a turn based isometric RPG.
    Still only a few hours in but I like it so far. I was hesitant
    For those of you who don't know about V:E, it's a turn based isometric RPG.
    Still only a few hours in but I like it so far. I was hesitant initially because I'm not a huge fan of historical/ non-fantasy games, but V:E does a great job of incorporating 'magic' and other fantasy elements. Combat is a lot of fun and the play style reminds me of Temple of Elemental Evil without all the glitches.
    Characters are fun. The game is very polished in most places, but there are a few spots that could use a bit of work (camping, map transitions come to mind).
    All in all well worth the money, and I look forward to playing more and to what else this up and coming developer can bring!
    Great atmosphere.
    Great gameplay.
    Fun dialogue and characters.
    Story still in progress- I'll try to get an update here.
    Expand
  5. May 1, 2017
    9
    This is an amazing game. I still can't believe how well-made this is for an indie studio. The amount of detail and polish is just impressive.This is an amazing game. I still can't believe how well-made this is for an indie studio. The amount of detail and polish is just impressive. The game looks beautiful - both the environments and characters are very pleasant to look at. The combat is smooth, informative, tactical and fun! The setting, characters and story work well together and I'm genuinely interested to play more of it. I feel like I'm a part of the Vikings TV series!

    Also, I can't stress enough how good the user interface for dialog is. In a lot of text-heavy games, the dialog box becomes cluttered and because of that reading becomes boring or tedious. That is not the case in Expeditions: Viking! All the text is neatly formatted and color-coded and all the choices are numbered! The reading in this is just pure joy. I love it!
    Expand
  6. May 17, 2017
    5
    I had high hope for the game and followed the studio through the development of the title, unfortunately the game didn't come near to myI had high hope for the game and followed the studio through the development of the title, unfortunately the game didn't come near to my expectations and fell short in several ways. The game had plenty of bugs, but none that killed the game experience, and were only mildly annoying that you can hope that they will fix in the following months.

    Story wise the game is an improvement from their previous works, but it is still very noticeable that it is an indie company that is behind it.

    Unfortunately it is a game that is quickly forgotten once you have played it and completed it. I don't feel it is worth replaying, so I don't know if 30$ is the right price for a game without any replay value.

    When that is said. You can't complain about the graphics and animations, and the music aren't too annoying either.

    Anyway, if you are a fan of these type of games (and I am usually a huge fan), then get it when it is available at a discount, play the hell out of it, and then forget about it again.
    Expand
  7. Oct 6, 2017
    0
    At first i thought this game is fun, but soon it turned out to be the worst game i ever played in ten years.
    The best phrase to describe it
    At first i thought this game is fun, but soon it turned out to be the worst game i ever played in ten years.
    The best phrase to describe it would be "Total frustration".
    Expand

See all 15 User Reviews