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.
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.
This-generation nostalgia?das_regal | Oct. 18, 2012 | See all das_regal's reviews »
This is one of the first titles I played on my Xbox 360 (before selling it about 2 years ago to immerse myself in PC gaming). It's strange to see Viking make its debut on PC so late in the game, but I am incredibly excited to play it again.
This is a solid action RPG that was just begging to have its console shackles thrown off to highlight its true potential. With incredible graphics, great mission variety (including stealth encounters), and a serviceable story, this is more than worth the $15 asking price.
Frankly I'm amazed they set its value so low upon release. This was a full $60 title when it came out on consoles. Late really is better than never.
Finally on PC.DukePaul | Oct. 17, 2012 | See all DukePaul's reviews »
I played this game on consoles and it was a blast, the gameplay offers a lot of variety, with huge battles of thousands of warriors with an awesome combat system that you can do great combos, but the most gorgeous thing is see the dragons in the battlefield, they make the epic battles.
Later, you do stealth missions where you need to hide from enemies , some of these missions are hard but you can beat them with patience.
The game is very long, if you want all the achievements the title is 40 hours long, it has three big islands and the game almost does not have loading screens!
For this price is a game that you need to play, It is the best game of the Nordic mythology.