RPG 12 November 2019
Rune: Ragnarok is an action RPG developed by Human Head, which is a sequel to the cult classic game called Rune, released in 2000. Rune: Ragnarok takes you to a fantasy realm based on the Nordic mythology. The game’s story starts seven years after the eponymous Ragnarok has begun. Despite the pervasive death and destruction, there is no end to the conflict. That’s why the remaining humans (including the protagonist) decide to take the initiative and slay all gods in order to put a stop to the apocalypse. While playing you explore a large open world, assault enemy settlements, sail the seas, complete missions, craft items, and develop your hero’s skills. The game’s heart is the expansive combat system, characterized by its focus on action and explicit brutality. An important role is also played by deities. The player can choose to worship one of them, which grants them access to a variety of special powers.
Strategy 07 March 2018
A real-time strategy taking place in a fantasy universe inspired by Nordic mythology and the Viking way of life. Northgard allows the players to lead a group of Vikings, who after years of tedious exploration have found a mysterious, resource-rich land. To attain their goal of fame and fortune, they will have to face numerous dangers scattered across the new land. Northgard’s gameplay is based on classic real-time strategy games such as Age of Empires, Age of Mythology, or The Settlers. Aside from resource gathering, building settlements, and battles with dozens of units, the game introduces survival elements - the player receives the duty of keeping his clan safe through long, frosty winters. The clan will be facing bloodthirsty wolves, undead warriors, and various mythical creatures, including giants, with whom we can create an alliance. Northgard employs 3D graphics with a light, cartoonish design, while the game itself is seen from an isometric perspective.
Strategy 22 May 2018
Ancestors Legacy is a complex real-time strategy game developed by the Polish independent studio Destructive Creations. The game takes place in Medieval times and its single player campaign is based on the actual historical events. We can play as one of the four available factions: Slavs, Germanic peoples, Vikings, and Anglo-Saxons. In terms of gameplay, Ancestors Legacy focuses on large-scale battles. Figuring out good tactics that includes the layout of the land and skillfully flanking our enemy are the key elements that will lead us to victory. In addition to open-field battles, we can also besiege our enemies' cities and villages. We will also have to pay some attention to the economic side of our conquest (i.e. gathering materials and resources, upgrading and improving our headquarters). What makes Ancestors Legacy stand out among the similar games is the low entry threshold – both newcomers and experienced players will feel like home when playing the game.
Vikings: Wolves of Midgard
RPG 24 March 2017
A hack-and-slash role-playing game set in a world inspired by Norse myths, developed by Games Farm and Kalypso Media. The protagonist is Ulfung, a Viking clan chieftain, whose village is completely destroyed, while he becomes the leader of the surviving warriors in their quest to try to save Midgard from Ragnarok. Mechanics-wise, the game is clearly inspired by the popular Diablo series. At the start, you choose your warrior's gender and class, and then explore a range of locations and eliminate hordes of enemies. Apart from the more mundane weapons such as war hammers, axes, swords and bows, you can also use special items and amulets, which affect your character's abilities. Vikings: Wolves of Midgard features an interesting character development system, the option of rebuilding your village step by step, and an apocalyptic winter you have to seek shelter from, e.g. by looking for any heat sources.
Strategy 20 August 2018
A real-time strategy game, in which you control a group of Nordic people, whose realm has been invaded by the Vikings.
Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia
Strategy 03 May 2018
A spin-off to the Total War series, in which the developer studio Creative Assembly takes the players to the British Isles from the 9th century. Our task is to join a side in the war for domination over the Isles. When working on this game, the developers drew their inspirations from the previous Total War titles, thus, the game is a combination of a turn-based strategy and an RTS game.
Action 26 September 2018
A two-dimensional exploration action adventure game with RPG and survival elements, developed by the debuting Ellada Games. The action is set in a fantasy world inspired by Viking mythology. We assume the role of a warrior whose funeral ship has been kidnapped by demons and taken into a mythical kingdom of cold and ice, the eponymous Niffelheim. The cursed creatures want the protagonist to seek out for them an ancient artifact that threatens their existence. The gameplay mechanics combine elements of several genres. While playing, we deal mostly with exploration of the randomly generated world, performing various quests and fighting encountered enemies. Survival elements are equally important, though — in the game, we have to constantly acquire raw materials, food, craft various items, and systematically expand our hideout. The title also features an RPG character development system.
The Banner Saga
RPG 14 January 2014
Inspired by the Nordic mythology, a cRPG developed by the independent studio Stoic, whose members worked on, for example, Star Wars: The Old Republic. The action takes us to a world where fratricidal bloodshed between the gods led to chaos and wars. This is an "on the road" type of story, divided into two main plot branches, telling the stories of two Viking parties trying to escape from the threat posed by a mysterious, stone-like race called the Dredge, born as the result of gods’ experiments. Set in fantasy realities, the gameplay combines adventure and RPG elements with a turn-based combat system. With game's progress, your party gains experience and becomes more and more powerful. Also, the decisions you make will exert heavy influence on the plot. The game features amazing 2D graphics, employing art style similar to that of Walt Disney productions.
Mount & Blade: Warband - Viking Conquest
RPG 11 December 2014
The second DLC expansion for Mount & Blade: Warband - an action-RPG sandbox game. Viking Conquest is set in Britain and Scandinavia, focusing on the conquests of the titular Vikings. Similar to the previous, "Napoleonic" expansion, the creators were inspired by a fan-made modification Brytenwalda - they improved it with the help of its original creators. This time however, the expansion introduces a single player story campaign, apart from a variety of multiplayer modes, such as Coastal Assault or Warlord. Said campaign focuses on plundering expeditions to the eastern Britain, conducted by the sons of Ragnar Lodbrok - a Nordic leader. The player is thrown into the midst of fighting and numerous political intrigues. The game's map contains over 300 towns, representing different countries and cultures. Also, an ability to both travel by sea and fight on the waters was implemented - the player can build and buy different kinds of ships as well. As usual, a significant layer of authenticity underlies the contents in the expansion.
Valnir Rok is an online action game by Encurio. The production was inspired by Norse mythology and you play as a shipwrecked Viking, who finds themselves on a mysterious island full of ruins, mysteries, and monsters. The gameplay gives you much freedom, so you can decide which tasks you want to complete and how to do it. You can e.g. fight AI-controlled enemies, focus on gathering resources, creating items and buildings or join one of the player-created clans and fight with other such groups for influence and lands. An important part of the gameplay are the gods, whose disposition towards you is a result of your decisions and sacrifices. The game utilizes a third person's view and the combat system is arcade-like.
The Banner Saga 3
RPG 26 July 2018
The Banner Saga 3 is the third game of the turn-based strategy games series with RPG elements, developed by Stoic and inspired by Viking culture and beliefs. The plot continues the story from the previous games of the series. Once again, we lead a caravan of brave warriors who, in the face of the impending end of the world, have to defeat evil once and for all. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, not much has changed. The game is still a turn-based strategy with RPG elements. We will meet many NPCs, some of them will join us, and some will give us various quests to do. In combat, we lead a group of heroes who have different abilities and equipment. We can set up a camp to level up our warriors and equip them with better items between the battles. The Banner Saga 3 has a bit more darker, hand drawn 2D visuals that bring to mind Disney animated movies.
An FPP action game with stealth elements, developed by indie studio The Outsiders. The game is set in the alternative Middle Ages, where Scandinavia is inhabited not only by Vikings, but also by a forgotten race of sapient beasts. You play as one such creature, observing how it grows up into a ferocious predator. At first, Project Wight seems like a stealth game, as the beast is weak and cannot fight, so it has to sneak past enemies and hide in places humans are unable to reach. As the game progresses, however, the protagonist learns how to violently get rid of foes, run amazingly fast, and even glide and deafen enemies with a horrific scream. The game utilizes the Unity technology, and the 3D visuals are very detailed and feature realistic lighting effects.
Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition
Strategy 19 November 2015
An economic strategy game developed by Funatics and a spiritual successor to the once popular Cultures series. The game focuses on a Viking tribe whose members, after dying on the field of glory, find the gates of Valhalla closed shut. This turns out to be the result of a dispute between Odin and his son Leko, who failed his exam in godhood. As a result, he gets sent back to Earth, along with the souls of fallen Vikings, and the player must help them get back to Valhalla. While playing, you need to look after your tribe’s safety, protect them from wild beasts, as well as provide them with food and warm clothes. To this end, you have construct new production buildings and create thriving economy. Interestingly, the game does not give you direct control over your people. Instead, you have to influence their behavior by constructing appropriate buildings and encouraging them to engage in a particular activity.
Dead in Vinland
Strategy 12 April 2018
Dead in Vinland is a turn-based strategy with the features of survival games. The players control a group of Vikings who try to survive on in the harsh environment of an island. As such, they have to take care of their needs, create relationships between characters and recruit new members for their society. There is also a world to explore, task to fulfill and turn-based battles to fight.
Die for Valhalla!
Action 29 May 2018
A dynamic beat‘em production developed by an independent Polish studio – Monster Couch. In this game, the player assumes the role of a Valkyrie – ghostly witch with incredible powers sent by Odin to Midgard (the realm of men) to fight off a monster invasion. As the main protagonist becomes mortal upon arriving on Earth and can be struck down by enemies’ blows, the only way to complete the quest of saving the Earth is to possess the bodies of Vikings and use their combat skills in battles to come. In Die for Valhalla!, the players, who see the action from a side perspective, can experience Vikings battling hordes of adversaries and large bosses. The Valkyrie uses ethereal weapons to attack enemies, while the possessed Vikings represent various classes like the Berserker, who masterfully wields two axes, or the Hunter who is able to quickly change his position and attack from a distance with a bow. Interestingly, en experienced Valkyrie can take the control over not only the Vikings, but also hostile warriors, monsters, and objects. What is more, Valkyries can summon fallen heroes from Valhalla. Apart from the single player mode, the game offers a cooperative multiplayer mode allowing up to 4 players to join their forces against the monster invasion. The Unity engine, on which the game is based, features appealing visuals resembling those of the well-established Don’t Starve.
Cultures 2: The Gates of Asgard
Strategy 18 May 2002
The next part of the series about the conquests of Viking civilization. Previously, in Cultures: Discovery of Vinland, our brave heroes conquered the American continent, and here they begin to expand their influence into Europe and the Middle East.
VALHALL is a battle royale for 50 players, which takes place in the Middle Ages, and players have the opportunity to take on the role of Vikings fighting for Odin's famous weapon, able to protect the world from the approaching Ragnarok.
Strategy 07 July 2010
Cultures Online is a free browser strategy, combining elements of an economic game with MMORPG, produced by Funatics studio. As the leader of the Viking nations around Iceland, we care about the development of society and its expansion into neighbouring areas. Other players, with whom we can trade, wage wars or make covenants, have an important role in the game.
The Lost Vikings
Arcade 05 August 1993
An arcade and logic game. It tells the adventure of three Vikings: Eryka Chy¿ego, Baleóg Srogiego and Olaf Têgiego, who have to defeat Tomator, the ruler of the planet Crouton and return home.
Saga: Rage of the Vikings
Strategy 14 May 1999
Saga: Viking Anger is a Cryo Interactive real-time strategy (RTS) with action set in the realities of Nordic mythology. The player directs the actions of the Viking clan, which must resist adversity and constantly threatening enemies. The advantage of the game is, among other things, a functional editor, which allows you to create your own scenarios and maps.
War of the Vikings
Action 15 April 2014
Strategy 08 February 2018
Wartile is an RTS with elements of card and board games. The game takes place in a dark fantasy world inspired by the Norse mythology. We control a party of vikings on a raid. Gameplay focuses on real-time battles between groups of warriors. Each of them has their own strengths and weaknesses, and the key to victory lies in taking advantage of them. Another important gameplay element is the deck of cards built by the players. Those cards will not only power up our warriors, but also activate both offensive and defensive actions. Cards also play an important role in exploration. Battles take place on three-dimensional maps that are divided into hexagonal tiles, and lay of the land, which is an important tactical element that should be taken under consideration when we are preparing our strategy. As a result, Wartile brings to mind a turn-based strategy that somehow takes place in real-time. Along with the story driven campaign Wartile offers a multiplayer mode. The game uses Unreal Engine 4.
The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary - The Vikings
Strategy 22 February 2007
The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary - The Vikings is the first official expansion for the anniversary edition of The Settlers II. As its title suggests, the expansion developed by Blue Byte Software and Funatics Development allows the player to play as the Vikings. Our new heroes were attacked by the cunning Pirates of the Wolf who damaged the World Portal. As a result, the Portal exploded and created a gigantic vortex of energy that took the pirates and our Vikings to an unknown land. Brave Scandinavian warriors united under the Eirigg. Their job is to find their way back to their homeland and defeat the pirates. The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary - The Vikings offers a campaign made of twelve different scenarios that are interlaced with humorous cutscenes. The expansions introduces a quest system that allows the players to do various missions and jobs. This add-on also comes with a random map generator that increases the game's longevity.
Cultures: Discovery of Vinland
Strategy 21 November 2000
A real-time strategy in which players deal with the expansion and development of the Vikings' civilization coming to the American continent with the task of finding a part of the meteorite capable of restoring peace in their homeland.
The Great Whale Road
RPG 31 March 2017
A strategy role-playing game set in the early Middle Ages, and the first production by Sunburned Games. The game takes place in the 7th century Europe, and there is a large focus on historical accuracy and the plot, divided into campaign for each of the playable nations (e.g. the Danish, the Franks, the Picts and the Anglo-Saxons). Independently of the chosen nation, you play as a chief of a small clan, whose duty is to care for their home village and to lead their warriors during the battles with enemies. The gameplay revolves around two seasons. While you spend winter mostly in the village, planning and managing your people and resources, in summer you sail out, usually to raid others. While the exploring part takes place in real time, the combat is turn based and features card game elements.
Arcade 19 April 2018
A colorful, two-dimensional platformer game for mobile devices, created by Mobge Games - a Turkish developer. With its relaxed atmosphere, the game describes daily life and habits of Vikings. As a platformer game, Viking Mushroom offers twenty-five different levels filled with opportunities to jump and climb. The player encounters large numbers of traps, enemies and collectibles as well. The titular mushrooms are significant here, for they were eaten by Scandinavian warriors in order to acquire superhuman powers, according to the tradition. The game recreates such situations, for each of many kind of mushrooms available gives access to a set of useful abilities. The game offers colorful visuals, resembling the Rayman series in this aspect. What deserves special attention is the fact that both the plot and certain gameplay mechanics are rooted deeply in the tradition of Vikings and supported by research conducted on their culture.