Northgard

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2019

Northgard is an accessible strategy game on consoles, and that in and of itself makes it appealing for those who might be new to the genre. The brightly colored visuals are appealing, even if the rest of the presentation is relatively average, but where Northgard really starts to shine is in its surprisingly depth of strategy the longer your session runs. Weather, different clans and a variety of ways to claim victory help to make for varied, entertaining sessions well worth a play.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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