Vikings: Wolves of Midgard
Top Critic Average
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.
Review in Persian | Read full review
A distinctly below average hack-and-slash game with better examples of the genre already out there.
A game that has plenty of polish but is average underneath.
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.
Review in Russian | Read full review
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.
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.
Average execution across the board makes for an experience that, while not terrible in moment-to-moment gameplay, leaves no lasting impression.
At the end of the day it is just a cool Diablo alternative that is very tame and safe.
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.
If you are a fan of dungeon crawlers, you will likely find yourself having a good time with Vikings – Wolves of Midgard. Despite its lack of satisfying loot, the game brings forth some really great visuals and some interesting ideas to the dungeon crawler formula.