Percentile Rank

Expeditions: Viking is ranked in the 45th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 27 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

48%

Critics Recommend

Based on 27 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Destructoid
Unscored
Destructoid
Robo Panda Z

Top Critic

Unscored
Apr 27, 2017

While I've enjoyed my time with Expeditions: Viking so far, despite its problems, there is still much to see, many to meet, and at least one more church to loot.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 28, 2017

Logic Artists' turn-based historic RPG has great combat and a story cut from the same cloth as the Vikings TV show, but it's in dire need of patching

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Scored Reviews

Entertainment Buddha
85 / 100
85 / 100
Apr 27, 2017

Man the oars and burn the churches! An excellent Viking adventure that is kept from perfection by a few niggling issues in story and a sometimes punitive combat system. Very much worth a look for all fans of Vikings, tactical combat or turn-based RPGs.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 30, 2017

Expedition: Viking is a great mix made by strategy and RPG elements, a must have for all fans of Expedition: Conquistador, but some imperfections are still present.

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Wccftech
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 2, 2017

Expeditions: Vikings, while not perfect, offers outstanding tactical combat, with excellent character and world development. You'll encounter a host of interesting characters, fulfilling quests and important decisions as you travel from Denmark, to Britannia, in a quest to save your clan.

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Oyungezer Online
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

It's a successful RPG game that's built upon Viking mythos, with great micro management systems.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2017

While Expeditions: Viking won't be winning any awards for ground-breaking storytelling or innovative gameplay, it's compelling in just the right way that keeps commanding attention throughout. I found it to be a lot of fun, if a little unpolished in places.

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Hu3br
Apr 27, 2017

Expeditions: Viking builds upon the amazing combat and variety of Expeditions: Conquistador, adds more depth, much more interesting decisions to make and it shows how much Logic Artists improved itself as a developer.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
May 16, 2017

Expeditions: Viking may not be the best choice for casual gamers. But if you can take your time and learn through its detailed world and complicated rules, you’ll enjoy it very much and for a very long time.

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GameSpew
8 / 10
8 / 10
Apr 27, 2017

Layered with enough depth and intricacy for genre veterans, but loaded with fantastic tutorials and information for newcomers, this game welcomes all types of players. A formula that has been bettered, through and through, Expeditions: Viking is an absolute joy.

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VGProfessional
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 14, 2017

Expedition: Vikings is a great game for fans of Viking lore. It tells an engaging, well-written story while doing its best to remain faithful to Viking lore. It has some rough edges, but overall it’s a great tactical RPG.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

May 1, 2017

I'd recommend this game to anyone with a passing interest in tactical RPGs, and anyone who looked at Torment: Tides of Numenera and went, "this is bloody amazing." Expeditions: Viking doesn't make it feel good to be bad, but it doesn't have to. It proves that being responsible is hardly the dullard's choice when it comes to honouring Odin, and after all, history won't remember you at all if you don't live long enough to win.

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Old Man Mordaith
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 11, 2017

At the end of May in 2013, the company Logic Artists released Expeditions: Conquistador. The title was a well-received tactical RPG with a fantastic take on simulating a journey to the new world. It was with great anticipation that a sequel arrived on our shores here in 2017. Not a direct sequel mind you… This adventure would focus on another group of explorers: The Vikings.

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COGconnected
79 / 100
79 / 100
Apr 27, 2017

Expeditions: Viking finds an excellent balance between historical realism and RPG mechanics.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
May 9, 2017

Expeditions: Viking brings together two of my favorite things - RPGs and strategy. The packages has a few flaws here and there, but it is easy to overlook them when the overall game is so much fun to play. It seems Vikings have been a more popular topic over the last few years, from television shows to movies and even video games. There is a little bit of Banner Saga vibe here as you are tasked with leading your clan after your father passes away and you are forced into a situation your character may not be fully prepared for.

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DualShockers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 29, 2017

I enjoyed my time with Expeditions: Viking, even though noticeable technical problems can hold it back. Its engaging story kept me constantly intrigued, and made me want to survive for the sake of my village. Long load times and a few glitched out quests really held back the experience from ascending the level to other great strategy titles, but I would definitely recommend to strategy fans because of its deep and engaging gameplay.

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 8, 2017

Expedition: Viking is a fun slightly strategic RPG that utilizes an interesting theme to great effect. Unfortunately, it doesn't take enough chances to really be memorable.

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Gaming Nexus
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2017

Expeditions: Vikings is a fantastic role playing strategy game for those of us whom feel the need to raid and pillage. It creates an authentic social environment where traditions and customs and be enforced or forsaken, much like the gods and myths in the Norse universe. Its a bit clunky, and not very pretty, but neither were the Vikings. With a few more character portraits, and some spit and polish it could be a real gem for any gaming collection.

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SomHráč.sk
70%
70%
May 22, 2017

Fun trip to the 8th century from the Danish invaders' point of view. Expeditions: Viking's combination tactical combat with clan building and exploration is brought down by its technical issues, though.

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 10, 2017

My adventure as a Viking Thegn was a rocky one, but one that I still enjoyed. If you think the idea of playing as a viking is fun, or think the time period is interesting, give it a shot if you can overlook the bugs.

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GameGrin
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 16, 2017

Behind some rage-inducing problems Expeditions: Viking is incredibly good. It enhances everything established in Conquistador and brings the setting to real life. Whether players will want to struggle through a sea of crashes and mistimed saves to experience it all is another factor altogether.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
May 8, 2017

Expeditions: Viking is a rough-hewn game with an abundance of charm. Deep role playing and nuanced, tactical combat save this technical mess.

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Game Rant
May 1, 2017

Logic Artists' follow-up to the cult hit Expeditions: Conquistador improves on nearly everything, but is hamstrung by too many game-breaking bugs and glitches.

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IGN Spain
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 27, 2017

Expeditions: Vikings fails to sustain the achieves of itsantecesor. Beside its technical issues the game have some problems with the difficult and with the development of his narrative. Only suitable for true lovers of the genre or the historical time.

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Digital Chumps
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jan 23, 2017

Expedition: Viking is a fun turn-based RPG that is unfortunately marred by various technical issues. While the combat and story are intriguing, the “same-y” environments and characters leave a lot to be desired.

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Cubed3
5 / 10
Cubed3
Eric

Top Critic

5 / 10
May 1, 2017

The real issue for Expeditions: Viking is simply whether or not someone is a fan of this older style WRPG experience. This offers very little to stand out from the crowd in this regard and modern gamers may be put off by various UI issues, or the heavy stat dependence. However, for those who liked these kinds of games, it sticks true to the recipe and the different resolution of quests is interesting to see. Trying different builds or dialogue options gives the potential for replay. One of the major things currently weighing it down is the various issues outstanding, matters that seem like more rigorous testing was required or something that comments from players would fix in a future update. The potential for a pretty fun game is present, but at this stage is still at least a patch or two away from being great.

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GameSkinny
May 8, 2017

This new CRPG is deeply mediocre, even for fans of the genre. Bad combat, boring story, and bugs make for a forgettable experience.

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