Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. May 20, 2021
    98
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids is an incredible DLC and brings an enormous amount of new items, abilities, cosmetic items, and locations for players to discover. Ireland makes for the perfect location to expand the Valhalla experience, keeping true to the region’s history, culture and beliefs. I’m especially fond of how much replay value has been encapsulated into Northern Ireland thanks to an endless supply of challenging side quests. In addition to the new raid locations, “Wrath of the Druids” takes the nice elements of the main game such as stealth and poison and brings out their full potential in amazing ways. Wrath of the Druids has pushed the bar even higher for the Assassin’s Creed series and I can’t recommend it enough to anyone who has Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.
  2. May 17, 2021
    90
    Wrath of the Druids delivers a good reason to get back to Assassin's Creed Valhalla. It's story is much more focused than what we got in the base game, its activities offer plenty of satisfying loot and the new types of enemies are a breath of fresh air (or hallucinogenic fog). This is an expansion that does everything better, and while we're, once again, doing whatever some king wants us to do, i had fun with it.ֲ
  3. May 14, 2021
    89
    Wrath of the Druids is a substantial, mechanically strong and visually impressive expansion for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and anyone who appreciated the main game will absolutely enjoy Eivor’s journey to the Emerald Isle. Wrath of the Druids does not make any fundamental changes to Valhalla’s game play but it’s easy to become invested in the new story, interesting characters and beautiful environments, and can be enjoyed by a player at any level.
  4. May 12, 2021
    85
    Wrath of the Druids is an excellent DLC. It does everything right in setting the new locale apart from its neighbor to the east while delivering a strong new plot and set of characters. Not every new mechanic feels fully realized, but for what they do offer, I enjoyed them and particularly enjoyed the way they played into the greater mythos and context of the game as a whole. If the remainder of Assassin’s Creed Valhall‘s major DLC—and future Assassin’s Creed stories, for that matter—follow suit, I’ll be very glad for it.
  5. May 12, 2021
    85
    Ireland is beautiful beyond words, the hidden secrets make exploring the Emerald Isle more fascinating than the paint by numbers main campaign, and if you're looking for plenty of familiar bang for your Hiberno-Norse coinage, Wrath of the Druids certainly has all that and more.
  6. May 17, 2021
    83
    Overall, I enjoyed revisiting Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for this expansion, and consider it to be a fine add-on to the game. Whether you’re in the middle of a current playthrough or would be coming back to the game after completion, you’ll find you can jump into Wrath of the Druids at pretty much any point, which is a good way to handle an expansion in an open world game like this one. Admittedly I’m not particularly wowed by any one element here, but if you’ve already enjoyed Valhalla up to this point, I can’t really see a reason to not pick up the expansion as well. You’re definitely getting a sizable amount of engaging content for the asking price, and some of the new mechanics and gear available makes for a pretty entertaining time overall.
  7. May 12, 2021
    80
    Wrath of the Druids is a DLC that is responsible for delivering an entertaining story with a couple of changes to the formula seen in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla.
  8. 80
    If you are still enjoying Valhalla then Wrath of the Druids is worth a gander. Hopefully the Siege of Paris expansion breaks the mold a little, but for now this first expansion acts as a serviceable excuse to revisit Assassin's Creed Valhalla, if nothing more than to tour about 9th century Ireland.
  9. May 12, 2021
    80
    Assassin's Creed Valhalla expands its possibilities with this DLC called Wrath of the Druids, which takes us to a new region and adds an interesting story arc full of new missions and charismatic characters. No surprises, but don't need it either.
  10. May 12, 2021
    78
    What you’re left with is a stunning new place to explore, an excellent story and expansive deep-dive into Celtic mythology and some new systems. But this is mostly driven by familiarity and a lack of anything truly dynamic or emergent. If you loved the formula of Valhalla, this is a bit of a no-brainer, but if you were hoping for something completely different or new, you’ll largely only find that in this fae tale.
  11. May 18, 2021
    77
    The first big Valhalla DLC exchanges the gigantic England for a more compact Ireland, but the new story aside it mostly delivers more of the same.
  12. May 31, 2021
    70
    I'm a massive fan of Assassin’s Creed and have found myself loving the latest games more than any which went before them. That is equally true of Valhalla yet, whilst the Wrath of the Druids is a strong addition to the library, it does at times feel more like a side quest rather than something capable of pushing forward the overall Valhalla narrative.
  13. May 17, 2021
    70
    I’m sure hardcore Valhalla fans hungry for a new adventure won’t necessarily be upset to hear that Wrath of the Druids delivers more of the same. Certainly, if you loved the main game you’ll appreciate more content to sink your teeth into. For everyone else, play the free seasonal events until there’s a discount.
  14. May 15, 2021
    70
    Wrath of the Druids brings new gameplay features that work exceptionally well, while Ireland, its culture and ancient roots are brought forward in a way that amazes and satisfies the player. Still, this new chapter suffers from mistakes that have been surprisingly imposed upon the series, with an unnecessary display of mythological and fantasy features that shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Additionally, like the core game, the new chapter is struggling with bugs that need to be dealt in order to ensure an optimal gaming experience.
  15. May 12, 2021
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  16. May 12, 2021
    70
    For being Valhalla's first big expansion, Wrath of the Druids plays it a little too safe but still delivers an exciting adventure in the end.
  17. May 12, 2021
    66
    It repeats the typical mistake of other DLCs from the franchise (repeating the mechanics of the main game with a coat of paint), but its simple, focused story is well developed.
  18. May 12, 2021
    65
    Wrath of the Druids is an interesting DLC because of its generosity but which is sorely lacking in originality and new elements compared to Valhalla. Offering 10 to 15 hours of scripted adventure, it extends the experience, serving us Ireland on a set. However, we would have appreciated a more in-depth treatment of the druids, relegated to the rank of obscure threat like “Order of the Ancients” and a much better balanced difficulty, just to do honor to the various quests, both main and secondary.
  19. May 12, 2021
    65
    Wrath of the Druids is simply more Assassin's Creed Valhalla, with a few added twists and some of the same baggage. The benefit of not swinging for the fences is that you're getting more AC comfort food, even if it falls far short of a homerun.
  20. May 12, 2021
    60
    Overall, Wrath of the Druids is not a bad addition to Assassin's Creed Valhalla. It's even a good one for those who want any reason to step in Eivor's shoes again. But for those who have turned their attention elsewhere, it doesn't do much to bring them back.
  21. May 12, 2021
    50
    If Valhalla is a love letter to the Assassin's Creed series, connecting each of the previous 11 mainline games and unifying their frayed plotlines into one cohesive thread, Wrath of the Druids is an unneeded and, frankly, unwanted postscript. It adds nothing worthwhile to Eivor's story and her overarching character arc of learning that there's more to life than subverting fate. And in terms of mechanics and features, it doesn't satisfyingly iterate on any of Valhalla's existing gameplay loops, providing another dozen hours of the same activities you'll already get from the existing 60+ hour main campaign. Those still playing Valhalla may find some benefit in going through Wrath of the Druids for some extra XP to boost Eivor's character level and find some awesome loot and combat abilities, but the DLC is a mediocre Assassin's Creed experience, even without comparing it to Valhalla's main campaign.
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  1. May 12, 2021
    Wrath of the Druids is a meaty expansion which succeeds in taking Valhalla to new shores, even if the path sometimes feels familiar.
  2. Wrath of the Druids is a great addition to Valhalla’s already well-bolstered package. Visiting Ireland, learning about its rich history and mythology is something I’d never thought that I would be interested in. But Wrath of the Druids is so engaging that it’s hard not to recommend to people who enjoyed Valhalla. Just don’t expect it to reinvent the wheel, but instead, bring a few more.
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. May 24, 2021
    7
    RUS
    Достаточно среднее длс которое вообще не имеет отношение к вселенной АС.
    Длс имеет как плюсы, так и минусы. Из достоинств я бы выделил
    RUS
    Достаточно среднее длс которое вообще не имеет отношение к вселенной АС.
    Длс имеет как плюсы, так и минусы. Из достоинств я бы выделил неплохую центральную историю часов на 8, пару новых навыков, красивую Ирландию.
    Из недостатков - отсутствие сайд заданий, огромное количество собирательства, отсутствие связи со вселенной.
    Моя оценка 7 баллов
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  2. May 24, 2021
    10
    Wrath of the Druids is like a microcosm of the main game. There is around 15-20 hours of content packed into a brand new map of Ireland, splitWrath of the Druids is like a microcosm of the main game. There is around 15-20 hours of content packed into a brand new map of Ireland, split into 4 regions. The story is entirely disconnected from the main story back in England, but it manages to stand up on its own feet just as well. If you haven't played Valhalla for a while, didn't finish it or don't remember much of what happened, I'd still recommend giving this a try as you will quickly be re-immersed into the world again.

    (Potential Spoilers below)

    The story arc does everything that the best bunch of story arcs in England achieves. It has moments of intense action, raids and sieges. It has loyalty and betrayal that keeps you guessing until the end. It has memorable characters with moments of genuine development. It also has the softer, reflective moments that I've come to appreciate more and more in this game. The Children of Danu are the Druid version of the Order of Ancients, however they are integrated into the story a lot more seamlessly and actively require you to hunt them down during missions of the main Ireland storyline instead of a becoming a sort of side-job in the main game.

    The care taken to portray Ireland in a historical context is excellent and learning more about Irish history and culture was a privilege.

    The exploration is a lot more grounded in Wrath of the Druids compared to the main game. There are none of those random, eccentric world mysteries like searching for a brooch in sheep poo or playing hide and seek to name a couple of the tamer ones. Instead, it feels more meaningful to complete each exploration opportunity.

    There are tons of new cosmetics and weapons available to earn through the new Trading system, as well as arguably the best weapon in the game after completing the Children of Danu storyline and defeating the mythical Balor in an impressively chilling fight.

    The map is absolutely stunning. I think it's even more pretty than England, Norway and Vinland that the main game showcases, if that's even possible. It is genuinely breathtaking in places. Climbing to the top of a viewpoint and looking across the horizon at the vast green landscapes, rainbows, hill forts, druid ritual sites, dense towns. There is also a completely new OST for the Wrath of the Druids expansion with a ton of Irish influence that, once again, is just as, if not more, compelling than the main game.

    A really fantastic expansion to an already fantastic game and a really pleasure to get another 20 unique hours out of it.
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  3. May 17, 2021
    6
    I haven't advanced too far in the story. However, I've completed all side quests, fully upgraded all trade posts, and collected all artifactsI haven't advanced too far in the story. However, I've completed all side quests, fully upgraded all trade posts, and collected all artifacts and treasures (other than one treasure that appears to be story locked in a fort). As of right now, it doesn't appear to be any better or worse than the main game. The landscape doesn't feel any different. The gameplay doesn't feel any more polished. The side quests are a bit lazy because they are all combat or puzzle mini-games, no side stories (I read a review from another website where they claimed to have put 15 hours into the DLC and were rejoicing about no cairn stone puzzles... I played maybe 45 minutes before hitting the first of a few in the DLC). There are still bugs galore (at one point, a character that I needed to speak with was chest deep in the ground and another quest required a reload in order to complete because it kept saying I needed to be anonymous in order to finish the quest).

    All-in-all, it's definitely not an improvement to the main game but it's also not anything that hurts the main game. Whereas the DLC for Origins and Odyssey delved into the Egytian and Greek mythology and fantastical worlds, all while continuing the story of the main characters (Shadows of the Scarab in Origins and Lost but Not Forgotten in Odyssey), Wrath of the Druids feels like more of the same with Valhalla. If you liked the game and want a reason to spend more time playing, this DLC is for you. If you weren't too impressed with the game and there are other things you're interested in (ME Legendary or RE Village), then you can probably wait for this DLC to get improved (bug fixes) or go on sale.
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