Post Gold Edition Reviewmasterphi | Sept. 28, 2014 | See all masterphi's reviews »
Note: I purchased this on release as a DLC. However I am reviewing this DLC after the gold edition of civ 5 has been released with the DLC included.
The Vikings are one of the dare I say more overpowered civs in civ5 due to their unique ability of coast to land with one movement cost and no pillage cost. The scenario is particularly challenging as the English as the Vikings from Sweden or Denmark and Norway invade you and also the Normans to the south. Very historical with the Northern front being the one you must defeat first and then come the Normans. That is unless you want a sooner death by letting them both gain a foothold...
Pros: + Get a powerful civ - VIKINGS! + UA for the civ is very powerful with one unit cost from coast to land + Berserkers move 4 units and can pillage without cost... + Scenario was interesting and has replay values
Cons: - Cost of DLC VS what you get for the gold is a bit much now.
Hard but great scenariosnightassassin1 | Sept. 17, 2013 | See all nightassassin1's reviews »
The vikings have always been a huge center of attention for kids, lore, movies, games, and the like. Now your dreams can come true and you can fight the vikings, live the vikings, BE the vikings! The vikings were an interesting culture and with this pack you can use them to dominate your enemies by striking fear into them with your mighty viking fleet. What about doesn't sound awesome?
The viking scenario in this pack is decently hard. You have something like 30 turns to win the scenario and it is not easy to do when every nation in the scenario begins to attack you for no reason about halfway through the game. This is when it get s hard because you are required to explore for certain things and that is hard to do when you have to fend off two or more nations, city states, and avoid them with your scout ships to keep exploring. I personally loved this challenge as opposed to the base game, which was relatively easy to win unless on the hardest setting.
Shortly put you can be the vikings or decimate the vikings and you get an interesting and hard scenario with this pack. If you like vikings this is one pack you need. Also if you just want an expansion to the game this is a great one to pick up in its own right compared to others. I like it quite a bit and it makes things a little more fun. I give this a 95, the highest score yet out of all of my expansions to this game.
One of the best civilizationsDukePaul | Jan. 19, 2013 | See all DukePaul's reviews »
When I bought the game I missed a lot a viking faction, but now we have them and Bluetooh is an intimidating and warlike leader to fear, also you if choose this civilization early in the game you can start with the powerful Berserkers, a melee unit that can destroy barbarians in seconds.
I think this faction is essential in any Civilization game.
Greatrobertification | June 1, 2011 | See all robertification's reviews »
This is one of the dlcs I was anxious of getting for Civilization. As soon as the game came out, I knew I could one day play as the vikings. With this dlc it is finally possible, I mean, who wouldn't like to play as vikings?
This may even be the best Civilization V dlc out there, so if you haven't bought one before, you should start here...