Vikings: Wolves of Midgard

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Vikings: Wolves of Midgard is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 35 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

23%

Critics Recommend

Based on 35 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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ACG
Rent
ACG

Top Critic

Rent
Mar 24, 2017
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Killa Penguin
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 2, 2017

Overall, Vikings is an enjoyable game with environments that are destructible enough to be weirdly satisfying and gameplay that’s entertaining enough to carry it (provided you have a gamepad), but it lacks any kind of narrative weight and begins to run out of ideas for varied boss fights toward the end.

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GuyLogicGaming
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 23, 2017
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Scored Reviews

COGconnected
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 27, 2017

It didn’t take long for Vikings to bludgeon those expectations into a meaty, undulating pulp.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 24, 2017

Vikings – Wolves of Midgard takes the formula made popular by the game named after the Spanish word for devil and makes it its own.

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3DNews
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2017

Game's title speaks for itself. Wolves of Midgard may be rough and uncouth, but it is also a spir-ited, cocky and self-confident like true viking and as fascinating as good ballad told by a silver-tongued scald.

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IGN Spain
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 24, 2017

A fun and deep RPG that may not reach the top of the genre but it's a solid offer.

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Gert Lush Gaming
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2017

At the end of the day it is just a cool Diablo alternative that is very tame and safe.

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Marooners' Rock
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2017

Vikings – Wolves of Midgard has all the elements present to be a really great dungeon crawler experience, but each of those elements needs a little bit of polish to make it great.

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GamePro
78 / 100
GamePro

Top Critic

78 / 100
Mar 24, 2017

Brute Action-RPG with cool fighting mechanics and setting, but without a complex character development, endgame or an exciting story.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

Shortcomings aside, hack and slash fiends who are looking for their next fix should definitely check out Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, a genre effort which more than earns its passage into Valhalla.

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Worth Playing
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2017

In the end, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard is good. It retains most of what makes the genre so appealing, and the other changes, like environmental dangers, amplify the formula instead of watering it down. It doesn't move the genre forward, though, and the lack of a custom preset combined with spotty performance on middle-of-the-road hardware will make some people see this as rather unpolished. For those who want something new in the genre, Vikings is worth a shot.

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

While a little unpolished, Vikings – Wolves of Midgard is over-the-top fun.

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Hobby Consolas
74 / 100
74 / 100
Mar 23, 2017

An average action rpg with a good co-op system that falls behind the best in the genre due to its simple combat system and lack of depth in every other aspect.

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Gamefa
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2019

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard is a nice and entertaining game but not an innovative one. Narrative is not good and you'll feel disconnected, but the action is violent and cathartic and has a lot to offer. It will remind you of Diablo but it's not as well-crafted as that game. Overall Wolves of Midgard is a good experience but nothing that you'll remember after two years. If you are fan of isometric action-RPGs, then Vikings: Wolves of Midgard is a nice choice to play.

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SA Gamer
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

It’s an entertaining and brutal game with some funny moments, like hearing your burly giant slayer mumble about his fingers numbing in the cold weather. I guess even vikings get cold.

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NEOsite
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Vikings - Wolves of Midgard is quite good game that tries to do some mechanics in different way. Some of them are underdeveloped and other don't work as they should. Overall, nordic settings works and it's a worth a shot. Maybe even with full price.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2017

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard is a recommendable dungeon crawler, with fun and interesting enemies, a wide but not overwhelming array of player abilities, and an engaging combat system that demands that players remain on their toes and think carefully about what abilities to use and when. However, a few technical issues, and a repetitive structure prevent the game from being something for players to return to after they’ve completed the main story.

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Sirus Gaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2017

This game is best played one time through the campaign but can be something that you can enjoy playing with friends if you want something different.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2017

Is Vikings: Wolves of Midgard the kind of game that you can have a run at and finish in around the 12-15 hours it’ll take to finish its campaign? Absolutely. Just don’t expect it to be able to keep a grip on you once the end credits have thawed out.

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Windows Central
Apr 8, 2017

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard isn't quite as good as Diablo III, but it could never have been. A smaller publisher like Kalypso just can't match the budget of a top-tier Activision Blizzard game. That doesn't mean Vikings isn't worth playing, though!

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WellPlayed
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Apr 26, 2017

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard is well worth a try for anyone who enjoys a hack 'n' slashy dungeon crawler. It offers fun and interesting Norse-themed enemies with a simple (but effective!) range of player abilities coupled with an engaging enough combat system that keeps you thinking.

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Areajugones
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard has its ups and downs: it works amazing with the small details, but sometimes it feels too repetitive and does not risk much.

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SomHráč.sk
65%
65%
Mar 24, 2017

Vikings: Wolves of Midgard wants to be different than Diablo by adding survival aspects, which is the main problem of the game. Yet it still might be appreciated by Diablo fans, because the combat is still fun. Just beware of the bugs that are spoiling the overall experience. After some patches, the game could be worth recommending.

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ZTGD
6.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2017

Viking: Wolves of Midgard is a solid clone of the genre, but ultimately feels half-baked. The asking price feels a bit too steep when compared to other games, but I did have a good time playing co-op. I just wish there was more, and it was more polished. This will be a great game when it drops in price, but for $60 it is hard to recommend it over others doing similar things.

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GameSpace
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

Vikings is an OK game but it’s nothing special given its potential based on setting. For a certain type of combo action fighting with arcade-style speed type of person, it may be perfectly fine. For an ARPG fan who was looking for the next great game, it’s just not there yet.

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Spaziogames
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2017

Vikings Wolves of Midgard is a passable Diablo clone, full of fresh ideas for the genre, none of which really fits into the gameplay, let down by repetition and peculiar game design choices. There are far better similar games on Xbox One, and it's very hard to recommend this one over Diablo III, Bastion or Hyper Light Drifter.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
Apr 27, 2017

Vikings – Wolves of Midgard is a compilation of popular ideas. Unfortunately, the game noticeably lacks diversity and interesting quests, and some of the design choices are simply disappointing.

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Digitally Downloaded
Apr 18, 2017

There's a lot to like in Vikings, even if the game's never able to effectively articulate how it's different to the genre's greats. It manages - just - to be more than a by-the-numbers Diablo clone thanks to the creative energy that went into its bosses and environment design, but it relies too heavily on that, and the assumption that you'll be playing the game in multiplayer. As a single player experience, the limits on what Vikings can offer become distracting; making it good for a lazy afternoon of grinding fun, but not something that you'll remember over the longer term.

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GameWatcher
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

A game that has plenty of polish but is average underneath.

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Nexus
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2017

Average execution across the board makes for an experience that, while not terrible in moment-to-moment gameplay, leaves no lasting impression.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Apr 8, 2017

Vikings - Wolves of Midgard takes a fair swing at the loot-heavy action RPG genre, but its middling gameplay fails to leave a lasting impression. Going up against the likes of the mighty Diablo III on PS4, its dull blade bounces off the competition, but Vikings is just competent enough to survive the scuffle and live another day.

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GamingTrend
50 / 100
50 / 100
Apr 10, 2017

As unmemorable as it was disappointing, Vikings—Wolves of Midgard misses the mark. With a flat story, uninteresting combat made worse by the game’s annoying exposure system, and a boring environment to boot, this title doesn’t compare to its many well-liked peers within the ARPG genre.

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GameSpew
5 / 10
5 / 10
Apr 9, 2017

If you’ve worn out your Diablo disc, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard may fill a tiny bit of the void but mostly, its painful similarities yet numerous missteps will likely just frustrate you.

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The Digital Fix
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
May 29, 2017

A distinctly below average hack-and-slash game with better examples of the genre already out there.

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