Nidhogg

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews
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Unscored
Jul 28, 2015

Nidhogg embodies the aggressive, intoxicating thrill of competition.

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Unscored
Jan 17, 2014

It was a long time coming, but NIDHOGG doesn't fail to impress, even after four years of waiting.

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6.6 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2014

Nidhogg features some of the most unique and well executed multiplayer mechanics yet its shortage of content leaves a lot to be desired.

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Jan 20, 2014

If you engage in regular local multiplayer with friends or family, then this is a no-brainer. Chip in a couple of quid each and you've got yourself a lovely little party title. But it's a bright-burner with a short wick, and you'll have to decide for yourself if that's worth a tenner.

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Unscored
Nov 27, 2014

When a perfectly crafted game like this does come along, regardless of the era or art style, just enjoy it. It's a truly magnificent creation.

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80 / 100
Jan 14, 2014

Nidhogg is fundamentally about that laughter; not the happy laughter you give to a good joke, but the manic and true laughter you use to break down walls in yourself. I think that laughter is why some people fight. I know it's why I play Nidhogg.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2014

You might want to stay away if you plan to play alone, but with its extremely responsive controls, lightning-fast pace, and easy-to-learn combat, Nidhogg is one of the most enjoyable and competitive local multiplayer games on the market.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2014

On top of this the local multiplayer is cracking but the online component doesn't come across nearly as well. Poor net code means bouts can often suffer fits of lag that can massively affect the outcome of a game, and a lack of options means this is pretty barebones. Still, despite the small niggles this is one game that is more than worth your time.

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Top Critic

Unscored
Jan 21, 2014

It's a small package but there's a wealth of value to be found in the creative gameplay that'll spur you through many hours of gaming.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jan 18, 2014

Nidhogg is a polarizing game. Experiencing it the way it's meant to be played (via local multiplayer) is a fantastically fun event.

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