Percentile Rank

Fimbul is ranked in the 9th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

52

Top Critic Average

0%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

IND13
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 5, 2019

Fimbul is a case where I have to commend the developers for effort, but I also have to advise the customer to steer clear of this bland, snowed-out adventure. Literally everything Fimbul attempts to do has already been done better by a different game. It's best if you leave this one buried in the snow.

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Scored Reviews

GamePro
61 / 100
61 / 100
Mar 1, 2019

Repetitive fights, unfinished story, hardly any challenges: Anyone looking for an indie God-of-War will definitely not find it at Fimbul.

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GameSpew
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2019

When the credits scrolled and I finished Fimbul, I wanted there to be more. I wanted to explore more of the world. Go to the places that were just out of my reach. Was it because I loved what I played and needed to have more of it? I don’t think so.

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Cultured Vultures
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2019

Fimbul offers a compelling narrative and a beautiful world, but it is hindered by poor controls and a loosely weighted multiple choice system. Worth a look for the Norse scholars among us, though maybe at a discount.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

6 / 10
Apr 4, 2019

Fimbul is another average indie game. If you love the setting, and you have time and desire, then you can try it, but it's better to wait for a sale.

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God is a Geek
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2019

A nice looking adventure, Fimbul is ultimately a bit of a hollow and forgettable experience

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BaziCenter
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2019

Although Fimbul has a great universe to explore and some fun gameplay elements, it still fails as a package. The gameplay is good but short, the story is not so appealing, combat is repetitive and the game suffers from tons of technical issues, and the only ones who will probably enjoy Fimbul are the hardcore fans of Scandinavian myths.

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TheSixthAxis
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 28, 2019

There's a great deal to like about Fimbul, from its luxuriant vector inspired visuals to the solid combat and an interesting interpretation of Norse Mythology. Whilst the delivery of the plot in a comic book format disappoints, it is the failure of the frame rate that provides Fimbul's fatal and final blow. Without this issue being remedied, despite the many reasons I like the game, Fimbul is difficult to recommend.

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PCGamesN
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 28, 2019

This hack-and-slash wears its simplicity like a lovely Scandinavian jumper, but is scarcely substantial enough for its handful of hours and drenched by awful aesthetic choices.Jeremy Peel

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GameWatcher
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2019

Even though there's heart and care put into the game's style and use of myth, the same isn't true for the rest of it. It runs fine and the combat is functional, but it won't leave a huge impression. If you're fond of Norse Mythology and don't have much time to spare, Fimbul might be up your alley. A single playthrough is enjoyable enough, but filling up the story thread and replaying the same battles repeatedly isn't worth the effort.

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Nintendo Life
5 / 10
5 / 10
Feb 28, 2019

Fimbul creates an appealingly grim Norse folklore-infused world to adventure through, but its core action is simply too weak to seal the deal. Its pacy combat can be brutally satisfying, but it's also shallow and repetitive, while the game struggles from a technical perspective. There's a promising world at the heart of Fimbul, but it needs to be married to a more fluid and fleshed-out game.

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GameGrin
4.5 / 10.0
GameGrin
Sam Burton

Top Critic

4.5 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2019

A basic action adventure game with a great style and a surprisingly engrossing story that is sadly backed up by repetitive gameplay that never evolves into something great.

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Video Chums
4.2 / 10.0
4.2 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2019

Overall, Fimbul is a mess.

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PowerUp!
4.1 / 10.0
4.1 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2019

Fimbul, at its core, is a mildly fun hack N slash title.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2019

Honestly? As excited as I was to get my hands on Fimbul as Norse mythology is a great one, and pretty hot right now between the Thor movies, The Iron Druid novels and the newest God of War, Fimbul, the winter before Ragnarok, will not be making its way to the halls of Valhalla. It really should have gone through much more testing and refinement because it has the elements to be a great title, but the execution and the approach taken is just not there.

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Nintendo Insider
4 / 10
4 / 10
Mar 13, 2019

The end result is that Fimbul is a soulless experience that never amounts to much more than something that will forever represent the developer’s unrealized vision. Throwing the unpredictable bugs, glitches, and wayward problems that are present on Nintendo Switch into consideration, it’s hard to not come to the conclusion that you’d be better off simply leaving it to someone else to prevent Ragnarök from happening.

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PlayStation Universe
3.5 / 10.0
3.5 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2019

Though the setting is evocative, the poor combat, raft of bugs and meagre duration all conspire to ensure that Fimbul fumbles its setting and results in disappointingly poor roaming brawler.

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SwitchWatch
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2019
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