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Jan 13, 2014 - PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5

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Critics Recommend

9 / 10
PC Gamer
93 / 100
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
8 / 10
8 / 10
Game Revolution
3.5 / 5
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Critic Reviews for Nidhogg

Nidhogg's sword-fighting is exhilarating and exquisitely balanced. Against friends, its appeal is perhaps limitless.

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A brilliant marriage of mechanics, level design and music that will be played and talked about for years to come.

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Besides, there are worse things in life than being encouraged to get your money's worth from Nidhogg; to put the TV somewhere everyone can see it, to get some pads linked up and throw a local multiplayer party. Rounds of Starwhal: Just the Tip and Samurai Gunn, leading up to a Nidhogg tournament? That evening would be priceless.

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A superb multiplayer game with some of the best virtual sword-fighting ever seen, giving you the best reason to crowd round a PC since a kitten did something cute on YouTube.

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Pleasure from the single-player is derived entirely from your appreciation of time-based speed running. Multiplayer is where the game fulfills its potential

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Nidhogg isn't too satisfying alone, but it offers frantically enjoyable sword-dueling action with local friends.

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Nidhogg manages originality in an often tired genre

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Under the right circumstances, Messhof has established a new and shocking blood sport that'll captivate audiences and players alike. At home, by yourself and frustrated by searching for a multiplayer opponent, you might tear your own heart out.

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