Volgarr the Viking

Crazy Viking Studios

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
83
Top Critic Average
71%
Critics Recommend
Based on 7 critic reviews
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Volgarr the Viking

Rating Summary

Based on 7 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 7 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneOct 31, 2014
Nintendo SwitchOct 5, 2017
PCSep 13, 2013
PlayStation 4Nov 16, 2016
PlayStation VitaNov 16, 2016

Publisher: Crazy Viking Studios

Genres: Action, Platformer

Remember when games were tough? Return to the Golden Age of arcades with an all-NEW hardcore action experience that pulls no punches. Volgarr the Viking possesses all the hallmarks of the true classics - simple controls, high challenge, and meticulous design - combined with hand-made pixel animation, an epic soundtrack, and buckets of blood. Flex your gaming muscles and step into the arena with Volgarr the Viking. We dare you.

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Völgarr the Viking is a tough game that will see you die a lot. Many sections will be replayed often as you try to get through, but the game is always fair and whilst the solution to your problem may be tricky, it is at least obvious what needs to be done. A range of enemies and varied level design keeps the action enjoyable and even when you are struggling there are moments to make you smile, whether that's the way a charged spear sends the impaled foe flying off the screen or a Stan Bush-referencing achievement. The limited checkpoints in worlds are not ideal when trying to learn the levels, and there's the odd moment where the stylishly retro visuals just look basic, but there's little else to fault. For those seeking a stern old-school challenge on their Switch, Völgarr the Viking is an excellent choice.

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I've honestly had a lot of fun reviewing Volgarr the Viking. Sadly it comes at the close of the life of the Wii U (It's also available on the Switch). However, in my opinion, it's an instant classic, which coming from a homebrew developer that is excellent.

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PS4Blog.net

EdEN
8 / 10
PS4Blog.net

Overall, Volgarr the Viking is a fun homage to old-school arcade action releases such as Super Ghouls N' Ghosts and Rastan, even having the chance to throw in some Castlevania. It's the right amount of difficulty as to present a challenge without feeling cheap or hard for the sake of being hard. It's a solid release that plays great and that offers more than enough content for it's asking price.

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Volgarr the Viking is not the type of game I can enthusiastically endorse to all gamers. You must be a determined player, undeterred by repeated deaths (I died over 150 times on one stage). Also, the graphics and controls strictly adhere to the type of game you'd have found in your local arcade 30 years ago. As long you can look past those things (or embrace them), you'll find an deliciously tough and magical experience.

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