Northgard

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

79%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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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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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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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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84 / 100
Mar 19, 2018

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

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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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8 / 10
Dec 17, 2019

Northgard is a gem of a real-time strategy game and a marvel to play thanks to its exquisite art style, magnificent handheld experience, immensely long lifespan and the myriad of details and elements that form the whole game. A truly remarkable work that's set to capture the attention of fans of RTS and of anyone who enjoys lengthy, engaging and ambitious experiences.

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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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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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Nov 7, 2019

If you've enjoyed games like Warcraft, The Settlers, Civilization, or Age of Empires you can find a home here with these Norsemen. However, it's not the most welcoming game for newcomers to the genre.

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7.7 / 10.0
Jan 16, 2020

With Northgard, Shiro Games has already proven on PC that they have created a fun and long-term, entertaining strategy game with the Vikings from the far north. The port to the switch was also successful, although a few minor flaws cloud the overall impression. In particular, I found the small font size exhausting in the long run, hopefully an adjustment of the size will be patched here, or at least a setting in which you can set it yourself. In terms of gameplay itself, there is little else to complain about, so that genre fans can look forward to a successful representative of the development strategy.

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