Percentile Rank

Northgard is ranked in the 73rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

73%

Critics Recommend

Based on 16 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Videospielkombinat
Liked-a-lot
Liked-a-lot
Apr 28, 2018

Northgard is a very polished game. The controls are intuitive, the gameplay is fluent and it's great both in singleplayer and multiplayer.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 14, 2018

Northgard is simple in all the right ways, challenging not because of complexity but complacency – it's harsh, but rarely unfair. Every system clicks together to create tense, satisfying matches where every decision matters.

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Scored Reviews

Pure Nintendo
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2019

Northgard is a fantastic, well put together title. I found it to be challenging enough to keep me at it, but not over the top and unbalanced. Vikings conquering, smashing, and crushing enemies is a lot of fun! Get this game if you're an RTS fan, it's a must-have.

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GRYOnline.pl
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2018

Northgard is a surprisingly great game. It will appeal both to fans of The Settlers series and to enthusiasts of multiplayer strategies. Additionally, it sounds nice, looks decent and it has a high replay value. Even the single-player campaign is well-made and interesting. Northgard is a great example of perfecting the use of Early Access.

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SA Gamer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2018

Northgard takes some of the best elements of your favourite old RTS games and breathes life into them with an economic management twist. A tighter campaign would launch this into greatness.

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PC Gamer
84 / 100
84 / 100
Mar 19, 2018

Northgard is a surprising, elegant RTS that's laden with a very dull story.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2018

Northgard is a must-play game for fans of the genre and could serve as a very good starting point for the newcomers who are just discovering RTS games for the first time.

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Spaziogames
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2018

Northgard is a good and different RTS, that brings back the memory to The Settlers series. It has few mechanics, but all works well.

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Game Debate
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 12, 2018

All in all, it has to be said that Northgard is an extremely promising premise. It has a good storyline with challenging campaigns. While there are some minor hiccups here and there, overall, it's an awesome addition to the RTS genre.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2019

Northgard certainly is not a bad game by any means, though I felt myself wanting it to be more of a game. Whether simplified for console release or not, I found myself craving more depth throughout my time in this Norse world.

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SomHráč.sk
70%
70%
Apr 11, 2018

Northgard isn't a perfect successor to The Settlers series, but thanks to its gripping single player campaign and well-done multiplayer with balanced factions, it deserves your attention.

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GameSkinny
Oct 6, 2018

While Ragnarok brings a lot of interesting new elements to Northgard, the update ultimately feels like somewhat of a mixed bag.

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NintendoWorldReport
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2019

Overall, Northgard is a wonderful strategy game despite its shortcomings. The rough edges can make it tough for newcomers to the genre to get invested, but if you're a fan of strategy games or able to tough it out through the warts until everything clicks, then you're in for a treat. The Switch is a natural fit for the 4X genre, and Northgard is a prime example of the potential that this style of strategy game can have outside the PC ecosystem.

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VGChartz
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 24, 2019

The Switch port has its shortcomings compared to the PC original, but portability makes the trade-off worthwhile.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 2, 2019

The game can be quite the challenge until you really get the hang of all the various systems, being able to manage what your people do and who they fight is incredibly addictive. It's also really thrilling whenever you manage to pull your clan back from the brink of disaster. If you're a fan of strategy games then it's definitely worth giving Northgard a try.

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Kinglink Reviews
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Mar 15, 2019

This is a RTS that doesn’t focus as heavily on combat. It’s more of a worker placement game, which produces a different feel, and slower gameplay, but is interesting for most of the time.

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