Viking: Battle for Asgard
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A fierce struggle is taking place within Asgard, the realm of the Norse Gods. The battle has escalated, spilling over to the mortal world of Midgard and now a Champion must be found, a Warrior than can sway this war that threatens the fate of Asgard and the Gods themselves.
The goddess Hel – daughter of Loki, Norse God of mischief, has been banished from the heavenly kingdom of Asgard for defying Odin’s rule. Angry at her fate, she seeks to release the ancient wolf-god Fenrir which legend tells will bring about Ragnarok - the apocalyptic battle that will destroy Asgard and the Gods. With her army of resurrected Viking warriors, Hel marches on the unsuspecting mortal realm of Midgard.
Odin’s daughter Freya, goddess of love and wisdom, is appointed the task of stopping Hel and defending the future of mankind. For her champion she chooses Skarin, a great but troubled young warrior, ignorant of the true reason for his favour with the Gods and thrust into the midst of their bitter war.
As Skarin, players will experience unparalleled battle scenes, leading the charge in a titanic clash between powerful gods and mere men. War on an unprecedented scale will rage across a beautifully realised Viking landscape.
A truly stunning graphical experience on PC
Viking on Steam will re-invigorate the game for 2012 with outstanding visuals taking full advantage of modern gaming hardware. Players can scale resolution, use anti-aliasing and other graphical effects according to the power of their PCs, for a truly stunning graphical experience. Viking: Battle For Asgard™ also supports play via gamepad, and includes fully re-mapped keyboard-and-mouse controls for PC gamers.
The story of a Viking Hero.
Skarin is an uncompromising force. A plaything of the gods rebelling against their selfish agenda. The definitive Viking warrior.
Rich Viking Lore.
The violent and glorious world of Viking mythology brought to stunning life. Players will write their own legends to be told around the campfire.
Vast open world environments.
Explore, uncover and fight your way across huge worlds full of combat, exploration and quests.
High impact, brutal combat engine.
Experience intensely physical melee combat. Dismember enemies with deadly combat moves in a whirlwind of death.
Tame dragons and command them to rain fire upon your enemies. Call on magic and the power of the gods to win the mortal war.
Free your people.
Liberate your Viking kinsmen from the clutches of Hel. Earn their trust and their sword arm. Fight alongside them in battle.
Lay the foundations for huge battles featuring hundreds of dynamic NPC warriors. Subtly influence the battle through targeted assassination or wade in to save stricken allies. Become one amongst many and turn the tide in favour of your kinsmen.
Could Have Been Greatrpmartin20 | April 24, 2014 | See all rpmartin20's reviews »
Let me iterate something before I start, this game is far from BAD. It's more just bland. When this game was first announced, I was super excited. I had fallen in love with Rome:Total War on PC. And from the trailers, it looked like they took the huge battles of the Total War and put you in the very center of it as a Viking warrior. That just oozes awesome. Add in demons, dragons, and such...how could it go wrong? Well... one thing they did right are the size of the battles. During a siege, you do see the battlefield covered with living soldiers or dead corpses. That does add an EPIC sense to the combat in terms of scope. The graphics are pretty good, nothing amazing but not horrible. And the controls are functional and responsive usually. Again, this game really isn't that bad. It just doesn't do anything astounding. And i mean that from back when i first played it as well as now. The stealth feels tacked on, the story is so BORING and feels like it was written the night before release. I didnt feel invested in any characters. While combat is serviceable, it becomes repetitive and unsatisfying. You look around at the huge battles and while they are ginormous, your fellow soldiers are hardly doing anything and barely any of the demons soldiers (the most prominent enemy) do anything during combat. There are a few varieties (heavy armor, giants, spellcasters that respawn enemies) but that hardly does anything for the battles. After the initial "HOLY S!@# LOOK AT ALL THE GUYS ON SCREEN" moment that the game offers, its really rinse and repeat after that. Which is unfortunate. I feel like if they had really worked on fleshing out the combat or even creating a MUCH better, less-stereotypical story, this game could be great. But if you have $4 burning a hole in your pocket during this sale, you could truly do A LOT worse if you want to give this a go.
I love this game.soundcreepy | July 7, 2013 | See all soundcreepy's reviews »
This game in my opinion is very under-rated. Hack and Slash, stealth, RPG elements, a little bit of strategy to how you approach certain battles. This game has it all. My only complaints are you run slow, and at times the combat can feel a bit undercooked.
The first time I played this game was on PS3 and enjoyed it immensely, then my ps3 died and decided not to get a new one. Finally after all this time it comes to PC and is just as good as I remember, if not slightly better. And for 15,000 pennies you can't beat the price.
Quite Good!DanielZo0 | June 11, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »
I just got over the half way point of the game and found it pleasantly enjoyable, however at times can get frustrating due to how hard some of the bot mobs can be. the battles tend to get repetitive but there is always something you can buy and a different place to explore, which an adventure action game like this should always have, all in all i found it sometimes glitches in the map and some mission glitches but nothing to severe, all in all a very enjoyable game which i would say is well worth the purchase.
Boringkalil | June 8, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »
It´s an uninspired game in every way. Try mixing a beat'em up gameplay with stealth and battle rolls, and stays on the surface of all loose resulting in all. The graphics are not particularly good or bad, but failed to translate virtually nothing imaginary Viking world of aesthetic level, rather than the argument (likely forever) does not help to use the background Viking rarely. In addition, controls are awkward and dysfunctional (especially in tecado + mouse), with significant problems in setting the goals of many enemies (which happens often). And, to sound level is neither particularly inspired nor particularly dire.
Overall, not worth wasting time with him too. Although as entertainment for a boring weekend may be worth.
Great game with fine combat, medocre story, and epic battles.fable2 | Oct. 20, 2012 | See all fable2's reviews »
Many official reviewers gave this game a fairly bad rating, complaining of shallow gameplay, and a boring overall presentation, and I have to disagree on a few fronts.
First of all the gameplay is a bit underdeveloped, but it is competent enough to allow for brutal and precise kills, as well as sweeping destruction in the large conflicts. The qualm I have is the fact that your character is not made to fight many enemies at a time, without help. You will fight one, and be hit in the back by another, turn to fight them, and then be blindsided again.
But, with practice you can switch enemies fast enough to avoid this. The massive landscapes are detailed well, albeit a few quirks. The travel around those Islands is made easier by portals that link to one another and these are generously placed, although some tedious walking is needed at points. The massive battles in this game are the highlights, with hundreds of units on the screen at a time, both allies and enemies.
Also the help of dragons through a cool targeting systems adds scale to these fights. The tremendous number of characters onscreen is slightly overwhelming, but gives a sense of anarchy and battle confusion. This game does everything well, but nothing great nor awful. It could be more, but I am satisfied enough to play this one to the end.