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71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Sep 9, 2021
    80
    Tribes of Midgard possesses a promising concept and great tincture of rogue-lite elements and survival genre. At the same time, it is a great co-op experience, and frustratingly annoying due to its bad balancing issues and potentially steep difficulty curve for new players to the genre. It still shines in most of its parts with its astonishing visual design and catchy gameplay loop.
  2. PLAY
    Aug 24, 2021
    80
    This compelling mix of top-down action and survival sets a strong foundation for further Viking adventures. That said, there’s plenty here at launch to keep you busy. [Issue#5, p.85]
  3. Aug 16, 2021
    80
    Tribes of Midgard is far from a perfect survival game. While it maintains a steady loop for players to engage with, the process of scavenging, crafting, and building can be pretty boring during the first few days and relentless as deadly winter encroaches upon the player’s safe haven. Yet despite its flaws and lack of meaningful post-run progression, it’s hard to deny that when a full lobby of ten Vikings are working together, the game is at its strongest. Though there might be something for those players who prefer to be a bit lonely, the game’s large worlds may prove to be far too much to tackle when the difficulty ramps up.
  4. 80
    An enjoyable blend of genres and gameplay systems gives Tribes of Midgard a unique feel. While not being revolutionary, it manages to create a pleasant online experience rarely seen on a PlayStation platform. It looks clean, feels fresh and has enough content to keep you going for a long time. While I am not a massive fan of the Fortnite-style progression system, I loved the rewards tied to your Trophies. Tribes of Midgard is great, especially if you have friends to quest with.
  5. 75
    Tribes of Midgard has its moments of awe buried in a mountain of grinding. Players who enjoy a long haul to get to sweet rewards will find a lot to love here, especially for only $19.99. Others who don’t have the time to invest in yet another survival game will probably want to look elsewhere, though unlocking the Survival mode can make things easy enough to simply enjoy the game on your own terms. Playing with friends is, as usual, the best way to experience this co-op adventure, over and over and over again.
  6. Aug 26, 2021
    70
    Tribes of Midgard’s biggest problem is tied to its core gameplay loop – time. There’s just never enough of it. The game has a world full of goodies and gear to loot, but you’ll be lucky to see half of it, and even less if you’re a solo player. There are still good times to be had and the loop is fun and rewarding – just make sure you take a few mates with you.
  7. Aug 22, 2021
    70
    Tribes of Midgard feels adventurous and entertaining, and while the Endless mode is nothing special, the Saga section of the game carries the weight on its own and eventually delivers, even though some annoying bugs hurt the overall experience.
  8. Aug 16, 2021
    70
    You can mix disparate features and still get a great game, but this is not what happened with Tribes of Midgard. Even though it’s muddled, it could still be a great survival game if it didn’t waste so much of your time.
  9. Aug 4, 2021
    70
    When you're playing with your whole clan, Tribes of Midgard is an exciting, hectic, co-op rush to hold off enemies and the elements – It's just a bit too unforgiving if you want to go it alone. Slaying a mighty jotun and racing against the coming of Ragnarok makes for plenty of Norse-flavored fun, but I longed for the chance to explore and interact with its world and systems with less constant upkeep, and at my own pace.
  10. Aug 4, 2021
    70
    Tribes of Midgard can be a fun, satisfying, and surprisingly friendly action-survival experience, but without the right guide and crew, you might find yourself lost at sea. Dedicated Vikings may find treasure here, but for some, Tribes of Midgard will wear thin quickly – just another trinket for your pile of shame.
  11. Aug 10, 2021
    65
    Although interesting and addictive, Tribes of Midgar tries to do more than it can, making itself look flawed against its competition.
  12. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 17, 2022
    60
    Tribes of Midgard is definitely an interesting addition to cooperative multiplayer titles with imaginative mechanics across game genres such as: survival, roguelike, rpg and more. Unfortunately, instead of choosing the best from each genre, it constantly balances among all at the same time, and it doesn't always work out. However, for a cooperating bunch of friends, it's a title you shouldn´t definitely miss.
  13. Aug 8, 2021
    60
    After a few hours of playing, you quickly realize that Tribes of Midgard is trying too many genres at the same time and doesn't follow through on its ideas. This RPG-inspired survival Rogue-Lite offers some great things, but too many game systems lack depth to engage players. The excessive simplicity of the combat mixed with a loot and a minimalist crafting hard to forget the redundant and unbalanced structure of the experience. There remains a sympathetic and pleasant universe to explore. Too bad it is impossible to do it at your own pace, because it is mandatory to join the camp after dark.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 8 out of 29
  1. Aug 10, 2021
    7
    This game tries to hit the sweet spot in between multiplayer and solo and for me, it misses both doing so...

    Playing it multiplayer divides
    This game tries to hit the sweet spot in between multiplayer and solo and for me, it misses both doing so...

    Playing it multiplayer divides the souls/ressources to avoid being too easy but it leaves you spending whole days gathering/killing stuff only to come back to town with very little ressources compared to solo player and it makes it a drag.

    On Solo experience, the gathering and ressources is awesome but of course, TIME is lacking to do everything that needs to be done in time before eternal winter...
    You just can't craft/build everything (Doors/towers/buildings/weapons/armor/bridge)

    I managed to reach Day14 but from there on, I was constantly under attack and couldn't leave the camp!

    I think they shouldve made the days last longer in solo!
    I know I could switch to "endless" mode but meh...
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  2. Aug 22, 2021
    0
    Overall very disappointing game, i was expecting so much more from this title. why is it so bad.
  3. Aug 18, 2021
    1
    Unreasonable goals to unlock everything in the game, you either find an elite group of people that want the same goal as you, or your lockedUnreasonable goals to unlock everything in the game, you either find an elite group of people that want the same goal as you, or your locked out of the content. Either that or you have to pour hours and hours into becoming an elite viking and do everything on solo. Either way I can't recommend this game unless your have a group or you're willing to waste time finding one. Full Review »