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6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

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  • Summary: Volgarr the Viking features simple controls, steep challenge, and meticulous design - combined with hand-made pixel animation, an epic soundtrack, and buckets of blood.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 5, 2014
    100
    Volgarr the Viking feels like the perfect action game, or at least as close to perfection for a side-scrolling action game as there has ever been.
  2. Dec 1, 2014
    95
    Volgarr the Viking is an amazing accomplishment. Its developers have taken the skeleton of a classic title and transformed it into the greatest game the 80s never produced.
  3. Nov 7, 2014
    80
    Volgarr the Viking is, beneath it all, a very lovely game. Just don't be surprised if it takes you a while to realise it.
  4. Sep 19, 2016
    70
    It’s a very solid game that will challenge you but it’s not cheap or unfair.
  5. 70
    Unapologetically rugged retro-romp where every inch of progress is cause to break out the celebration cake. Not for the faint of heart, but in the short term, it's a pleasing challenge for the faint of wallet.
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Feb 15, 2015
    60
    Hard is cool these days, but Volgarr simply isn't all that much fun. [Issue#119, p.73]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 8 out of 18
  1. Nov 1, 2014
    8
    Very addicting game, it does feel like an old "good times" game, so if you like the genre you're going to enjoy it. My only complaint is withVery addicting game, it does feel like an old "good times" game, so if you like the genre you're going to enjoy it. My only complaint is with the way too limited number of checkpoints, which forces you to replay half a level if you lose against the final monster. If you're getting it for free with Games with Gold, it's definitely worth a shot! Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2014
    8
    This game is great. Very challenging but rewarding, precise controls, and varied enemies. This game isn't very forgiving because you'reThis game is great. Very challenging but rewarding, precise controls, and varied enemies. This game isn't very forgiving because you're supposed to complete it in one sitting, but it is a lot of fun if you put in the effort. There are plenty of secrets hidden in the levels, and you'll learn new things about the game every time you play it. Definitely worth it. Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2014
    7
    It is a hardcore platformer game with precise controls and good level design.
    You will die easily like flappy bird, but the control is
    It is a hardcore platformer game with precise controls and good level design.
    You will die easily like flappy bird, but the control is consist and you won't complain it as a bad game.
    Some secrets in each level which may make you play easier.
    A challenging game!
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  4. Nov 23, 2014
    5
    I'm kind of disappointed in these retro Xbox One games. Most of them can't recapture the day, as gamers these days aren't particularlyI'm kind of disappointed in these retro Xbox One games. Most of them can't recapture the day, as gamers these days aren't particularly interested in a new retro franchise. The new designers also seem to forget story and giving us an epic adventure. Instead they just go for the "Kung-Fu" 8 levels and rinse and repeat games. Which means if the game doesn't have a huge hook to get you addicted, you won't stick with it too long. I would much rather spend $59 for 100 untouched full versions of retro classics. Kind of like Nintendo did for the "remix" series. Except I want the full game, not a sample of the game as a mini game.

    Volgarr is kind of challenging, and kind of like a retro game, but it doesn't have any of that 80's retro addictive play. So it will probably quickly find you calling it a day. I find the upgrading armor to be annoying. 2 upgrades (clearing to a chest without taking any damage) give you a better shield, but one hit, takes your shield away. Instead of downgrading to your original shield.

    If I had paid for it, I would be upset. However, it was free for me as part of my gold membership and it's a decent retro game, as a freebie. Just an extra game, to give your guest something to do, when they visit. But something only someone truly interested in a new "retro" game would want.
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  5. Nov 3, 2014
    3
    Really ? 8 Bit in a new Generation Console... mmmm if you really want to rule the video game market, don't insult our intelligence.
    Is it
    Really ? 8 Bit in a new Generation Console... mmmm if you really want to rule the video game market, don't insult our intelligence.
    Is it worth it, does it bring something new or at least is as good as any SNES game ?
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  6. Jan 28, 2015
    2
    Just terrible!!! Why do 'they' think we would pay money for tired old games like this?? I don't really see any redeeming features at all!Just terrible!!! Why do 'they' think we would pay money for tired old games like this?? I don't really see any redeeming features at all! You would be better off dragging out your old 16 bit game system! Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2014
    0
    I really don't want to give this a 1 out of 10, but really this game is sad. I know that ghosts and goblins was a really great game, but thisI really don't want to give this a 1 out of 10, but really this game is sad. I know that ghosts and goblins was a really great game, but this is on the xbox one, and compared to other games, this is extremely sad. Expand

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