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Niffelheim

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

11%

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Game Information

Available on:PCSep 26, 2018

Publisher: Ellada Games

Genres: Adventure, RPG

SURVIVE IN THE UNDERWORLD Warriors remain warriors even after death. Set out on the path to the last challenge and prove yourself to the Gods. In life you were never frightened by the cold, darkness and death, and you won't fear now. make sure you have enough provision, defend yourself and unravel the mysteries of these lands. DO NOT BECOME FORGOTTEN Crush anyone who dares to attack your lands. Each fallen enemy brings you closer to Asgard! Bones, teeth, fur - use all of that as your weapons and armor. Build a fortress that will cover you from enemy attacks as well as help you destroy the attackers. The Death Priests will issue ultimatums. Will you comply or reject their orders and join the fight of their dead minions? FIND A WAY OUT Collect all the pieces of the portal to Asgard. But be careful - these are fiercely guarded by mighty giants, undead and deadly spiders. CRAFT Brew various potions from mushrooms and slayed beats to become stronger. Cook the best dishes to feed all you friends. Brew poison that will kill the most powerful troll. EXPLORE ANCIENT CAVES Reach the very heart of the world to find powerful artefacts that will help you win the final battle. Find out what is hidden in the darkness.

Trailers

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Niffelheim Gameplay trailer [ Steam 2018]

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Niffelheim Update Trailer [Ver 1.0.008]

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Niffelheim Launch Steam EA Trailer (2016)

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Despite its issues, Niffelheim stands as a very competent hardcore survival game that players will be engaged with for hours on end.

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Niffelheim's experience is one of 2D action and survival with RPG elements, though it doesn't quite succeed in all of them. There's a remarkable lack of customization choices, the combat is too simplistic and the difficulty level peaks suddenly but that doesn't mean Niffelheim doesn't do a good job on its survival angle, as well as on its art style and use of mythology in its lore and plot.

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Niffelheim had plenty of good things going for it, without room for mistakes it kind of killed the flow of the game. With plenty of other good crafting action-adventure RPG games on the Switch, Niffelheim just failed to hold my attention.

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Niffelheim will likely appeal to fans of survival games but could be a bit too repetitive and obtuse to those who aren’t.

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Niffelheim for Xbox One review: Hardcore survival with a Norse theme

Niffelheim for Xbox One review: Hardcore survival with a Norse theme

Niffelheim is a Viking-themed survival game with an emphasis on challenge and slow, steady progression. Here's our full review.

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