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  • Summary: Griefhelm is an award-winning tactical dueling game with lethal medieval weaponry. Skewer enemies, deflect blows, and push your advantage as you tactically overcome your foes in fast-paced duels. Prove yourself worthy of eternal reward.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. 90
    There’s a lot to love when it comes to Griefhelm and whilst that initial difficulty will be off-putting to some, I recommend you persevere. Whilst combat doesn’t hold a huge amount of depth, the variety in gameplay modes was appreciated and it features some challenging 2D combat, nice aesthetics and enjoyable multiplayer. The inability to save campaign progress is frustrating, but overall, the game took me by surprise, and I very much recommend it.
  2. Aug 27, 2020
    65
    Griefhelm isn't a bad game, but the parts that make it good only work in isolation, not with each other. That drags the whole experience down, however excited you might be for the battles.
  3. Aug 21, 2020
    60
    Griefhelm is a fun medieval skirmish game that fans of knights will enjoy, especially around the couch with friends. The potential of this lovingly crafted indie game is let down by some rough edges when it comes to close combat, as well as an unsatisfying single-player campaign.
  4. Oct 29, 2020
    60
    Despite Griefhelm’s issues, if you’re a Nidhogg fan who’s dying for something new to sink your sword into, it’ll probably scratch that itch.
  5. Aug 20, 2020
    40
    A realistic take on the Nidhogg formula does sound intriguing. However, after spending some time with Griefhelm, I would much rather go back to the outlandishly gross-out world of Nidhogg 2 than hang around this bland, grim-dark setting.
  6. Sep 2, 2020
    40
    A really pretty knight fighter with solid audio design that is buried by poor design choices and shallow gameplay.
  7. Sep 1, 2020
    40
    Much like the medieval weapons in use, Griefhelm’s lack of polish is easily recognizable. If this were an early access lower-priced title, the wild ragdoll effects and clumsiest moments would be quickly excused by consumers. Griefhelm’s developer does seem to be improving aspects of the AI and gameplay with recent and consistent updates, but the unsophisticated final product on offer amounts to a risky recommendation at best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    Game with great feeling combat, brilliant looking visuals and that scratches that Nidhogg itch .
  2. Sep 2, 2020
    5
    It really is nothing special, but its not bad either. I wish they had given the different weapons a way different feeling