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
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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Unscored
Jul 28, 2015

Nidhogg embodies the aggressive, intoxicating thrill of competition.

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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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Unscored
Jan 15, 2014

As a singleplayer game, rushing towards completing its series of AI fights at faster and faster speeds is a pleasing diversion, sustained by the AI which seems as silly and quirky as any person. As a multiplayer game, it's destined to be brought out late at night, whenever you've got friends around. Don't worry, you'll say. Nidhogg is easy to explain.

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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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Jan 13, 2014
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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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7 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2014

Nidhogg is a bit of a one trick pony in the gameplay department. It dresses up the idea of this running sword fight with a number of level modifiers, multiplayer modes, local tournaments matches and the single-player campaign; however, at the end of the day everything comes down to winning the virtual sword fights.

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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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