Percentile Rank

Zombie Vikings is ranked in the 31st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 27 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

44%

Critics Recommend

Based on 27 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 12, 2015

Zombie Vikings' vast array of unique weapons and different playable characters combines to create an enjoyable old-school romp through a twisted Viking epic.

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ACG
Wait for Sale
ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
Dec 9, 2015
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Scored Reviews

4 Guys with Quarters
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 6, 2016

Zoink! is back and they have done it once again. You may remember their hit creation Stick it to The Man!, which in my opinion was awesome. Zombie Vikings brings that lovable art style and humor back. The artwork and graphics were amazingly detailed, creative and cartoonish. The cutscenes make me feel like it’s Saturday morning cartoons and brings me to my happy childhood place. There is just a quality to Zoink!’s work that goes above and beyond.

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Life is Xbox
88 / 100
88 / 100
Feb 21, 2017

Zombie Vikings is one tremendous game, one of the main pillars is the visual design and perfectly made characters. Everything is overflown by incredible humor, making it a funny and fun experience for all players. Zombie Vikings is a must have game for co-op players, you simply need it in your game collection!

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jan 11, 2016

Zombie Vikings is an experience that would've been better if the bugs had been cleaned up and there were more meat to the gameplay. Nevertheless, what's here is pretty enjoyable. The presentation is different but inviting, while the humor hits more often than it misses. Though the gameplay can feel repetitive, the amount of content is great for brawling fans who love local co-op play or can organize themselves for some online. Though other games are better, Zombie Vikings is still worth checking out.

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We Got This Covered
Sep 15, 2015

The occasional groan-worthy joke and technical hiccup may turn some off, but underneath those issues, Zombie Vikings is a mechanically solid and visually vibrant throwback brawler.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 8, 2015

Zombie Vikings is a fun beat 'em up that has some excellent moments of humour, with distinct feeling playable characters and a moderate level of difficulty. While the single-player alone is good, the multiplayer is where Zombie Vikings truly stands out. Zoink Games have shown once again why it is a studio worth keeping an eye on.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
ZTGD
Justin Celani

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2015

Arcade brawler fans take note: grab a Viking helmet, some beer of root, your closet PS4 controller, and get to munching on some brains.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Sep 22, 2015

Zombie Vikings is most definitely one of the best indie games I've played through 2015, and I would highly recommend it. It's a vast improvement on what was a similar-looking yet exemplary game in it's own right, and it makes me excited for what Zoink have in stall in the future.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2015

A gloriously funny and unabashedly enjoyable side-scrolling hack em' up, Zombie Vikings is great fun with friends but falls just short of true excellence on account of some glaring visual flaws.

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Softpedia
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2015

Zombie Vikings is a good game to play with a larger group, swapping controllers based on performance and trying to use wit and superior skill to get the best rewards for one's character.

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Pixelophobia
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2018

Zombie Vikings is a game that will either make you throw up or fall in love. It's grotesque and hilarious and exactly those two miexed with the setting can be polarising. Want to see Thor loose an eye and worm lord praise you for expanding his family and them realising how costly it is? Well... Here you go.

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Reloading BR
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2015

Despite some technical problems and an inferior single player experience in comparison to co-op, Zombie Vikings is a great beat-em-up that will give you a good few hours of fun and laughter, as the comical script confirms Zoink! Games as one of my favorite devs when it comes to writing in the last few years. The variety of weapons, enemies, and abilities of the characters encourage you to test all the possibilities in the gameplay. I recommend this for those who have some friends willing to try this adventure because the game shines much more in co-op. It is also extremely recommended to leave the game paused and just enjoy one of the best ''pause menu'' music I ever heard.

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Gamefa
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Feb 22, 2019

Some games are enjoyable, despite their problems. Zombie vikings is absolutely one of those. A game with lots of good points (like art style and gameplay mechanics), and also few issues (like repetition). In the end i must say that Zombie vikings is a fun and beautiful game that is worth your time to try.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2015

If you have friends to play with then Zombie Vikings will be a fun way to spend a couple days with them. Otherwise, it's a brawler with a lot of heart, but not enough variety. Zoink Games may have not struck gold with their initial outing into the brawler genre, but there is a lot of potential waiting to be fulfilled.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

7 / 10
Oct 29, 2015

Coming back from its success of Stick it to the Man, Zoink has created something that is equally as zany and arguably funnier. Whilst it may have suffered from some minor issues at launch, Zombie Vikings has found its footing on the PlayStation Store and is a highly enjoyable co-op brawler, including some top-notch voice acting and writing!

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Video Chums
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2015

Zombie Vikings is a game that I desperately wanted to thoroughly enjoy.

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God is a Geek
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2015

A fun, but unremarkable beat-em-up, best enjoyed with a group of friends.

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GameSpew
6 / 10
6 / 10
Sep 21, 2015

If Rayman Origins and Broken Age had a baby this is what I would expect it to look like… you know… if it also got slightly mutated and had Rayman questioning whether he was the father

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 15, 2015

Zombie Vikings is a charmingly designed beat-'em-up, but it's ultimately a fairly shallow one. It's fine for a multiplayer laugh, and even single player has its moments thanks to the humorous plot, but it's only likely to amuse you once, before you leave it on your hard drive waiting to rot.

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Gamers FTW
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jan 4, 2016

Zombie Vikings is a solid brawler but it's a game that's more style over substance. The amusingly over the top plot can is good fun and while playing single player it can be key to pulling you through some of the repetition. The lack of variety and frustrating little glitches unfortunately give the game an unfinished feel but with a good group of friends it can still be good for a laugh.

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COGconnected
60 / 100
60 / 100
Mar 9, 2017

Normally I love weird mashups too, but Vikings, zombies, surf culture, and modern references is just too much to jam in one box.

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Digitally Downloaded
Feb 1, 2016

Zombie Vikings is basic brawler, but it's a basic brawler done right, and is quite funny in the process. And, really, that's all most people are looking for from this genre. There are far better examples out there of it, but as a Sunday afternoon killer, this one is nonetheless almost as worthy as Thor himself.

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Generación Xbox
5.6 / 10.0
5.6 / 10.0
Feb 23, 2017

Zombie Vikings is a hack and slash with a very particular style and with a surreal sense of humor, but perfectly fits in the game. We have to take control of one of the 4 Vikings Zombies and we will have to search the eye of Odin that has been stolen by the god Loki. Play it alone or in company with a fun cooperative mode and feed yourself from brains.

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TheXboxHub
Mar 8, 2017

Zombie Vikings is a fun game for the first few hours. It is a joy to look at as the art style is, as expected from Zoink! Games, stunning. Sadly the story wasn’t exciting enough to keep me gripped and the jokes always fell flat, which was a shame.

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TrueAchievements
Feb 23, 2017

Zombie Vikings takes an interesting premise and a beautiful art style and squanders them alongside a bulk of other issues.

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Destructoid
2.5 / 10.0
2.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2015

I'm a huge fan of the beat-'em-up genre. It can be rather repetitive, but typically that can be overlooked as the games tend to be rather short. Zombie Vikings, however, overstays its welcome and starts to get rather monotonous around halfway through. While it tries to throw in some interesting levels and boss fights, those mostly end up falling flat, just like the humor. On top of all that, the game is buggy with screen-tearing issues, subtitles not working properly, and glitches preventing levels from being completed.

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