Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Ubisoft

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OpenCritic Rating
84
Top Critic Average
92%
Critics Recommend
Based on 160 critic reviews
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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Based on 160 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

Based on 160 critic reviews
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Reviews Summary

Summary: Assassin's Creed Valhalla takes the modern open-world formula established by Origins and Odyssey and successfully streamlines and builds upon it, delivering an intriguing, fun, and occasionally buggy adventure.

Robust Open World

Valhalla's beautiful open world feels less empty and more intriguing than its predecessors.

Gameplay Systems

Valhalla successfully refreshes some of the series' gameplay systems, including gear upgrades and guaranteed assassinations.

Bugs

Many critics noted annoying or distracting bugs they experienced while playing.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Nov 10, 2020
Xbox OneNov 10, 2020
PCNov 10, 2020
Google StadiaNov 10, 2020
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Ubisoft

Genres: Action, RPG

BUILD YOUR OWN VIKING LEGEND Become Eivor, a mighty Viking raider and lead your clan from the harsh shores of Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands of ninth-century England. Explore a beautiful, mysterious open world where you'll face brutal enemies, raid fortresses, build your clan's new settlement, and forge alliances to win glory and earn a place in Valhalla. England in the age of the Vikings is a fractured nation of petty lords and warring kingdoms. Beneath the chaos lies a rich and untamed land waiting for a new conqueror. Will it be you? LEAD EPIC RAIDS Lead your people in massive assaults against Saxon armies and fortresses, and expand your influence far beyond your settlement’s borders. Command a crew of raiders and launch lightning-fast surprise attacks from your longship to claim your enemies’ riches for your clan. VISCERAL COMBAT Unleash the ruthless fighting style of a Viking warrior and dual-wield axes, swords, or even shields against fierce, relentless foes. Choose your tactics and dismember opponents in close-quarters combat, riddle them with arrows, or assassinate them with your hidden blade. WRITE YOUR VIKING SAGA The advanced RPG mechanics of Assassin's Creed Valhalla give you new ways to grow as a warrior and a leader. Influence the world around you while acquiring new skills and gear to suit your playstyle. Blaze your own path across England by fighting brutal battles and leading fiery raids, or form strategic alliances and triumph by your wits. Every choice you make in combat and conversation is another step on the path to greatness. GROW YOUR SETTLEMENT Grow and customize your own settlement by recruiting new clan members and building upgradable structures. Get better troops by constructing a barracks, improve your weapons at the blacksmith, discover new customization options with a tattoo parlor, and much more. SHARE YOUR CUSTOM RAIDER Create and customize your own mercenary Vikings to share online, and reap the spoils when they fight alongside your friends in their own sagas. Recruit mercenaries created by other players, and add their strength to your forces. A DARK AGE OPEN WORLD Sail across the icy North Sea to discover and conquer the broken kingdoms of England. Immerse yourself in activities like hunting, fishing, dice, and drinking games, or engage in traditional Norse competitions like flyting – or, as it's better known, verbally devastating rivals through the art of the Viking rap battle.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Critic Reviews

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Bloody and captivating, Valhalla is Assassin's Creed at its best.

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Valhalla is another enormous Assassin's Creed saga, lavishly designed, with its sights set on story direction over narrative choice.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a massive, beautiful open-world fueled by brutal living and the dirty work of conquerors. It's a lot buggier than it should be but also impressive on multiple levels.

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With a sprawling world to conquer and gory combat but also the chance to use that iconic hidden blade, Assassin's Creed Valhalla brings a triumphant balance to the series.

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Audience Reviews

It doesn't work. I, like many others, cannot get the game to launch. The game is broken and Ubisoft won't help. They develop for consoles and completely neglect PC players. I can only assume they make the entire game for Xbox/Playstation then tell Gary to port it over to PC on the Thursday before launch. The game might be pretty good, but I don't know because Ubisoft support

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla had the Biggest Launch in the Series' History

Assassin's Creed Valhalla had the Biggest Launch in the Series' History

Ubisoft has revealed that Assassin's Creed Valhalla had the biggest launch in the history of the series

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Review Embargo Details

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Review Embargo Details

We are just days away from not only the launch of two new consoles, but one of the biggest games of the year alongside them. Here's what you need to know about the Assassin's Creed Valhalla review embargo.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Release Date Has Been Moved Up

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Release Date Has Been Moved Up

It has been announced that Assassin's Creed Valhalla's release date has been moved up by a week

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After a tumultuous few weeks, Ubisoft is hoping to turn the corner and focus on games. At Ubisoft Forward, the company brought in-depth looks at some of its biggest games.

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Trailers

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Opening Hours Gameplay | Ubisoft [NA]

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Norse Mythology | Ubisoft [NA]

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Cinematic TV Spot | Ubisoft [NA] thumbnail

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Cinematic TV Spot | Ubisoft [NA]

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