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  • Summary: Fear the wolves. They are cold, they are hungry - and they will stop at nothing to survive

    Ragnarok. Legend has it that when the coldest winter descends, the Jotan will return to take their vengeance against the Gods of Asgard. The world is on the road to perdition and the fate of Midgard
    Fear the wolves. They are cold, they are hungry - and they will stop at nothing to survive

    Ragnarok. Legend has it that when the coldest winter descends, the Jotan will return to take their vengeance against the Gods of Asgard. The world is on the road to perdition and the fate of Midgard hangs in the balance. But when the Fire and Frost Giants begin to merge their armies, they encounter the clan of the Ulfung the Wolves of Midgard. Bloody, but unbowed following the destruction of their village, this notorious band of ostracized Viking warriors are determined to seize their destiny and save the world. As clan chief, you must save Midgard from complete annihilation, and spearhead the charge to vanquish the fiendish creatures of the Fimbulwinter.

    * Fantasy Meets Norse Mythology
    Travel the realms of earthly Midgard, freezing Niflheim and boiling Balheim, either as a fierce Viking warrior or merciless shieldmaiden.

    *The Deadly Fimbulwinter
    Withstand the deathly colds and protect yourself from exposure to natures wrath in order to survive.

    * Tribute To The Gods
    Collect blood from fallen enemies and sacrifice it at the altar to gain gifts from the Gods to enhance your powers.

    * Berserker Rage
    Let your anger take hold by activating Rage Mode to overwhelm your enemies in bloodthirsty combat.

    * The Art Of Combat
    Perfect your skills with each weapon to unlock their true potential, including swords, bows and spell-powered canes.

    * The Power Of The Gods
    Make the abilities of the Gods your own by equipping power-infused amulets, like the Talismans of Thor or Loki. Put your new skills to the test by competing in the Trials of the Gods to earn further rewards.

    * Teamwork
    Team up with a friend and journey to the Shores of Midgard together in an epic two player online co-op mode. Choose between four difficulty levels to suit your skills and talents. Do you dare attempt the unrelenting hardcore mode?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. May 25, 2017
    78
    Brutal action-RPG, combat system and setting are cool, but there's no complex character development, end game nor an exciting story.
  2. Mar 27, 2017
    75
    Vikings: Wolves of Midgard clocks in at about the 25 hour-mark and manages to entertain the player with fun Hack&Slay-mechanics for most of that time. A boss at the end of every level, decent puzzles, many side-quest, an arena with various challenges and a lot of upgrade- as well as crafting-options are supposed to bring enough variety into the game. Sadly, not every idea or mechanic within the game appears to be really thought through or implemented as well as it could have been. Especially the balancing is in need of some refinement. Vikings: Wolves of Midgard also doesn’t really give the player any form of incentive to replay the game. Sure, there are different difficulty-modes and a new game-plus-mode, but since nothing within the game changes on being replayed, there isn’t much of a reason to do it at all.
  3. Apr 3, 2017
    75
    In the end, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard is good. It retains most of what makes the genre so appealing, and the other changes, like environmental dangers, amplify the formula instead of watering it down. It doesn't move the genre forward, though, and the lack of a custom preset combined with spotty performance on middle-of-the-road hardware will make some people see this as rather unpolished. For those who want something new in the genre, Vikings is worth a shot.
  4. Apr 11, 2017
    70
    Is Vikings: Wolves of Midgard the kind of game that you can have a run at and finish in around the 12-15 hours it’ll take to finish its campaign? Absolutely. Just don’t expect it to be able to keep a grip on you once the end credits have thawed out.
  5. Apr 23, 2017
    69
    Vikings – Wolves of Midgard is a very conflicted game. On one hand, you have a well-executed, fast-paced, action-packed hack’n’slash gameplay. On the other hand, the game is ridden with frustrating and annoying mechanisms (inventory handling, leveling up restricted to altars etc.), and filled with bugs which may directly influence the experience (eg. force still command although the enemy may be out of melee range). Unfortunately, in this case the cons outweigh the pros by a wide margin, and we cannot recommend it to be your priority purchase.
  6. Mar 31, 2017
    65
    Vikings: Wolves of Midgard offers minimal incentive to continue playing past the first hours, and it’s main redeeming point is its four player cooperative experience.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 15, 2017
    40
    At first glance refreshing, but at second it’s only a deadly-repetitive fighting game, the basis of which works in some way, but can not offer anything extra. [Issue#274]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Jun 4, 2017
    10
    This is a fun hack-n-slash with rpg elements to it. Got a lot of flack at release for bugs but majority of them were ironed out within theThis is a fun hack-n-slash with rpg elements to it. Got a lot of flack at release for bugs but majority of them were ironed out within the first couple weeks if release. The game isn't the longest but it is fun to build up your village and has a unique way of leveling up. Great with a controller and can be difficult but not impossible (I only played at regular difficulty). Give this game chance and play it yourself, best to grab it during a sale as I don't really think the quantity of content is worth the release price. Other than that a great time playing the game and posted this to pull up the score on a game that was well worked on and continues to get support from the devs. People complained about it not having native support for 4k at launch and give it negatives or zeros, what is wrong with people these days? I'd honestly give it a 8.5/10, higher if they add more content. Expand
  2. Mar 26, 2017
    9
    A very nice ARPG. The setting is great and well transferred. Battles are fluid and controls work nicely even with Mouse and Keyboard. Coop isA very nice ARPG. The setting is great and well transferred. Battles are fluid and controls work nicely even with Mouse and Keyboard. Coop is great but could also have been on a split screen. Great game though. Expand
  3. Mar 24, 2017
    9
    A good representative ARPG. I don't love Diablo, I love the Vikings, and yet not regret the purchase. Fps with no problems at all, goodA good representative ARPG. I don't love Diablo, I love the Vikings, and yet not regret the purchase. Fps with no problems at all, good optimization, and at the moment with technical problems encountered, although the Incentive is there anyone complains about the optimization. But what me personally is a bit annoying is the fact that male characters voiced by the same actor (as I understand).
    The gameplay is brisk, which is typical ARPG. Kill enemies, collect loot, sway - no surprises. Although the developers have added mechanics of "impacts" - when, for example, bitter cold and you mernisi, so you need to warm up. Variety. You can still roll that sometimes helps (especially the first boss).
    Classes as such, but there are gods that you worship, it is possible to choose Loki hack and all axes, then choose another weapon and you worship Odin, and you have other abilities.
    Me interested in the game setting. And the enemies look cool, especially the bosses. One of the major advantages is the soundtrack. The most memorable song played in the menu, but in battle you are accompanied by a bouncy tune that will not get the hump (well, pre-order give the soundtrack).
    As for me, Vikings - Wolves of Midgard came out not worse than Diablo 3 .
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  4. Nov 9, 2020
    5
    Дошли в кооперативе до 5 главы, однообразность зашкаливает, вещи выпадают на обоих одинаковые хотя играем разными классами, вообщем проходнякДошли в кооперативе до 5 главы, однообразность зашкаливает, вещи выпадают на обоих одинаковые хотя играем разными классами, вообщем проходняк лютый 5/10 Expand
  5. Mar 2, 2021
    5
    I found this to be an overall average game. Very repetitive with an overall uninteresting story. Combat is good enough but skill trees areI found this to be an overall average game. Very repetitive with an overall uninteresting story. Combat is good enough but skill trees are fairly static. If you enjoy the grind might be worth trying. Expand
  6. Nov 28, 2017
    4
    OK RPG with horribly balanced bosses. You effective play through an area and then fight a boss at the end. Other than completing 3 challengesOK RPG with horribly balanced bosses. You effective play through an area and then fight a boss at the end. Other than completing 3 challenges within an area it really is just a march to the boss. The areas are pretty easy though. You rarely have to worry about dying. Then you get to the final area where the boss is and basically the difficult spikes to the unrealistic. Pretty much every boss has minions that attack either at the same time or before the boss. There is no health potions per se so you can heal a couple of times at most. If the boss fight has a fixed set of minions (how you regen health) then you basically get to the boss and have no health regen left. The boss then tends to either do a massive amount of damage or freeze/stun you and then stomp you. The areas are small so there is almost no place to hide and, without regen, you are just a couple of hits away from death. When you die you have to redo the whole boss battle. The area you just marched through to get to the boss provided no real benefit. This is the personification of bad game balancing. Even if you replay and replay an area over and over again to level it takes far too many times to get to the level you'd need to be to defeat a boss without a large chance of luck. Not really sure what the designers were thinking when they decided the level curve but it had to be - make the boss impossible so players have to repeat an area a dozen or more times doing the same thing over and over again for a very small level increase - this is awesome!!

    Perhaps if the devs bothered to actually fix the boss battles so they were a little more realistic in comparison to the areas you traverse first then I might raise my score but right now this game just reeks of rushed development.
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  7. Mar 29, 2017
    0
    Don't let them fool you. It's one of the worst games i've ever played.
    First playthrough is... boring.
    Everything after this - worthless. U
    Don't let them fool you. It's one of the worst games i've ever played.
    First playthrough is... boring.
    Everything after this - worthless. U get everything deleted except of your skilltree (even the +% of whatever by leveling up - deleted!)
    So, i u wanna buy a game with 12h Content, many bugs and scripted loot......
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