War of the Vikings
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Multiplayer Close Quarter Combat in the Viking Age set in Saxon controlled England!
War of the Vikings delivers the next generation of Paradox’s close quarter combat focused brands that moves the setting to the Viking Age. All of these factors enabled us to create a game experience that has an increased intensity, improved accessibility, and more intuitive combat experiences ensuring you’re always presented with interesting choices.
Launch onto the battlefields of the Viking Age in intense close quarter combat, where skill beats strength and the possibility of death is always one opponent away.
Define your own Archetypes with persistent profiles and deep customization allowing you to shape your own Viking or Saxon and play style by choosing everything from armor style, heraldry, shield paintings, beards, armor, weaponry and perks.
Historically Inspired Viking setting.
Play as both the Vikings and Saxons to take or defend Briton!
Claim victory by mastering swinging, chopping, blocking, dodging, and a wide range of special moves to perfect your play style.
Ranged combat that blends naturally with the close quarters experience as arrows, javelins and throwing axes soar through the air towards their targets.
The hardcore arena game mode increases the intensity of the action with dense levels where your enemies are only a spear throw away.
Pick the perfect perk to define, accentuate and enhance your play style.
Take your custom profiles for a trial fight in the training grounds to test and tweak your gear to find the perfect profile for your play style.
Disappointing but kinda alrightDagexon | April 21, 2014 | See all Dagexon's reviews »
I guess I was just expecting more. I was expecting there to be mounted combat like in war of the roses, the first game in the so called serious....but there isn't.
This may not sound like a big complaint but it is as it makes the combat more mundane. There is also a lack of weapon variety, you just have 10 or so different appearances of the same sword or axe which also reduces the amount of depth to the game. Basically the game is just lacking... but... the game is still fun for experienced players. This is because it feels like a great deal of skill is required to do well which makes the game challenging which provides entertainment.
So despite the games lack of depth I can still recommend this game, but not to the more casual players though.
Fun Arena Type GameQwertyfour | Oct. 4, 2013 | See all Qwertyfour's reviews »
War of the Vikings is very fun, and tries to compete with chivalry, but it does not feel polished too well, but fun nonetheless. In this game, you have 3 classes which are supposed to counter each other. One is a bowman, wielding a bow, another is an axeman who has a humongous axe, and the third is a guy with a shield and sword. The bowman takes out the axe man, the axe man demolishes the shield man and the shield man will block the arrows of the bowman to destroy him. It's essentially a rock papers scissors shoe type class balance with perks you progress. When attacking with weapons, you can attack to the left, right, and down and you have a stronger stamina based attack. The bow man has a spinning sword slash with his secondary weapon, the swordsman has a stab attack, and the axe man has a quick attacking downward slash of his axe which will kill anything unshielded. The game is pretty fun, but it's not very polished in some respects but hopefully that will be fixed. You should buy this game if you enjoyed Chivalry but want something different