Viking Age Multiplayer Close Quarter Combat set in Saxon controlled Britannia! Built on the same CQC Tech as War of the Roses; War of the Vikings delivers the next generation of Paradox’s close quarter combat focused brands that moves the setting to the Viking Age.
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Mostly Negative (10 reviews) - 20% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (1,809 reviews) - 59% of the 1,809 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 15, 2014

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Standard Edition

  • Historically Inspired Viking Age Setting.
  • Play as both the Vikings and Saxons to take or defend Britannia!
  • Skill-Based Combat System. Claim victory by mastering swinging, chopping, blocking, dodging, and a wide range of special moves to perfect your play style.
  • Best-in-Class Ranged Combat. Ranged combat that blends naturally with the close quarters experience as arrows, javelins and throwing axes soar through the air towards their targets.

Blood Eagle Edition


  • Shieldmaiden Customization DLC
  • Digital Art Book (concept art, level screen art, etc…)
  • Soundtrack
  • Unique Premium Viking Helmet
  • Unique Premium Saxon Helmet
  • All tier 1 & 2 armor patterns unlocked (leveling required)
  • Bonus Coins to begin customizing faster

About This Game

Viking Age Multiplayer Close Quarter Combat set in Saxon controlled Britannia!
Built on the same CQC Tech as War of the Roses; War of the Vikings delivers the next generation of Paradox’s close quarter combat focused brands that moves the setting to the Viking Age. All of these factors enabled us to create a game experience that has an increased intensity, improved accessibility, and more intuitive combat experiences ensuring you're always presented with interesting choices.


Coins will be used for unlocking cosmetic items in War of the Vikings and earned during normal gameplay or added by purchase.
Note: The "Lifetime Viking Pass" does not include special event or charity items.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.6 GHz processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB DDR3 Shader Model 4.0 compatible card (minimum: Nvidia GeForce™ GTX 560, AMD Radeon™ HD 6870) 512mb
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Non-gaming Laptops and Onboard Video Cards and 4:3 resolution are not officially supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit (Service Pack 1)
    • Processor: Quad Core Intel or AMD processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2048MB DDR5 Shader Model 5.0 compatible card (recommended: Nvidia GeForce™ GTX 680, AMD Radeon™ HD 7990)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Non-gaming Laptops and Onboard Video Cards and 4:3 resolution are not officially supported.
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Mostly Negative (10 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (1,809 reviews)
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dawg_soldier
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This thing doesn't even work anymore. For something that seemed like a proper good viking game was just abandoned. Such a shame
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fishfreak25
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
the combat in this game could be better to swing you need to move your mouse in one direction and then it will swing however your camera also moves when you do that so you need to aim twice for one strike that is the turn down for me the other thing that bothered me were the animations they are very simple and dull the blocking can be hold for as long as you want as far as ive seen and cannot be moved once you block and want to move to the other side (need to release and click and move again for new block overall i dont like this combat the graphics were decend but the rest was lacking
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themightycaribou
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Advertise it. Do something. This game was abandoned by a multitude of players including myself simply because it was unplayable at release. Now that it's been largely fixed there is a serious lack of players. I would like to get back into this game, as I have a minor obsession with Viking culture but as it stands, this graveyard isn't really worth trying to play.
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[63e] Henrik
( 190.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
I used to love this game. I played it from the early acces beta up until the 2015 january patch when the developers stated they would no longer keep working on the game and posted a list of changes that were supposed to fix the remaining bugs in the game. However this made the game completely unplayable. If I was reviewing this in 2014 I'd say ♥♥♥♥ yes, buy this game. But in it's current state it's just not worth it. Also FYI I bought the blood eagle edition and feel really sorry for the people who were tricked into buying valhalla edition.
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SkuM
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
not that great
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AGGRO DFTS
( 89.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
no big changes to this game since i first bought it. Weapons all do the same amount of damage and you'll probably die from a high ping player ghost hitting you. Don't buy this game until a different game developer decides they can do it right. only a few maps available and only 2-3 servers with anybody on them if any (good luck if you live in america trying to get a full server with low ping) Fatshark......cmon guys... try again
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Leo Lodbrok
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
The combat system is like chivalry where you move your mouse to slash in a certain direction which is kinda difficult. The player base is non-existant, its really hard for new players to join because the only people who play it are experienced lvl 60 players which is why people end up not playing this game. This game isn't worth buying unless you got it in the humble bundle. The concept is all there with this game and would be good but the game has no development team nor playerbase to advance.
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Ragnarr Loðbrók
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
Game is completely dead, not a single person on any server. Will refund and would not recommend.
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Classicsniper00
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Awful, just awful. I'm not sure what they did but compared to WotRoses it feels like they tried to appeal to a more casual audience by dumbing this game down to be more arcade-y.
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Yanni
( 71.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
I have to say that update 1.5b ♥♥♥♥ed everything up, but this new "unofficial patch" fixed most of the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t that happened and some servers are starting to be revived.
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xet
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
1/1
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shemesh
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
what good game buy quick
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Ringo
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 12
Pretty ♥♥♥♥ poor. Glitchy game where it seem like whoever attacks first is usually the victor. Would expect more from the creators of warband.
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Viking
( 58.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Dead game with prrobably around 40 players but i enjoy the hell out of it. Ping has a big factor but the game is enjoyable even when you are getting murdered. Something about saving up to buy a new ax really speaks to me.
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TheJyscalator
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
It's like War of the Roses, except with almost zero customisation, and fewer classes. The combat is fun, and a small improvement over War of the Roses. The inability to create a character of your own makes the game feel shallow, and egimented, in a way that it didn't before.
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PHYSX
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
worst game i have ever played
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Felix
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
far worse game than war of the roses
searched for servers and found total of around 10 servers (cause they are multiplay only and cost horrible prices) and only 2 servers total actually had players...
the game just feels crap
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[NIG] Amir al-Mu'minin xmole
( 35.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
prty hrd lyk a viknig
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86'd
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
Looks like it might have been fun once upon a time. Luckily I got this out of my humble bundle as an extra... I'd hate myself for spending that much money on this empty crap.
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TastyRabbit
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
This game doesn't work on my system.

I get the anti-cheat launcher error. I fixed that by installing the app via the game files.

Then it gets stuck on the spinning Axe loading screen.

I'm not going to bother to look through all the files to fix it... It should work and is a shoddily programmed game.

I run Win 10, i5 with a Radeon 290 and SSD so pretty standard.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
190.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
I used to love this game. I played it from the early acces beta up until the 2015 january patch when the developers stated they would no longer keep working on the game and posted a list of changes that were supposed to fix the remaining bugs in the game. However this made the game completely unplayable. If I was reviewing this in 2014 I'd say ♥♥♥♥ yes, buy this game. But in it's current state it's just not worth it. Also FYI I bought the blood eagle edition and feel really sorry for the people who were tricked into buying valhalla edition.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
98 of 110 people (89%) found this review helpful
133 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
*log in expecting to be ragnar*
*throws axe in teammates head from 2 feet away mid-fight*
*log out as rollo*
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Where are the people, this game is on humble bundle and yet all i see are 12 people scattered across like 2-3 game servers. The average people are spending is $6 meaning most people of the 51,000 or more that got the bundle have this game. I can only assume these people are ghosts of some holiday or something like humble bundles past cause 12 people in a game thats this fantastic is horrible to see. I did come across a bunch of crashes and there is always one and it happens when i hit the play button once then if i hit it again it runs, and just recently it crashed mid game as i was readying an attack.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
58.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Dead game with prrobably around 40 players but i enjoy the hell out of it. Ping has a big factor but the game is enjoyable even when you are getting murdered. Something about saving up to buy a new ax really speaks to me.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
56.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Honestly I enjoy this game a lot and would love to see more titles like it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22 of 44 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
So, got this from a humble bundle. They can take it right the hell back. Don't get me wrong the game has an interesting idea on how to make combat work. The problem however is that the game relies on every one flailing like muppets to get anything to happen. Leaving me half dizzy just trying to chop a guy with an axe. The combat should not be this hard! It just feels way to clunky, and with only 2 servers with any one in it, I can't recamend harder that people avoid this game. It's not worth it.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
I have received this part of a humble bundle and it looked great in the video hwoever the whole experience just made me delete it after around 1 hour and a little bit of gameplay, since the game is pretty much dead they should increase the amount of gold you get, I sure as hell not gonna spend 100s hours farming it to customise my character.

The attack is also too weird and hard, if it was a SP game I would say fine add a little Connan combat to it but for MP you rely on blind luck to hit someone, running around like idiots swinging all over, archers are supposed to be snipers but you hardly do any damage:( might as well not bother. No idea if you buy the 50k bow if that will make some better damage.

Anyhow, game is dead, you will find 1 or 2 servers with people on it and you will be grinding forever killing each other in deathmatch, I saw no objectives or some kind of base siege...

Graphics do look great, they could make a SP game out of it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
55 of 75 people (73%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
200.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
The new "unofficial Update" brought many fixes and finally made the game playable again. i can really recommend this game now. one of my most loved games
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
647.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
Best Game Ever

Thumbs Up for the game.
Thumbs down to the publisher who decided not to fix it.

Still, thanks for all the fun I had with it, despite its flaws.

And I will keep playing it as long as the servers are up.

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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
its not working for some reason
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
387.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
This game is PURE GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!

I recommend this game mainly because its magicaly historically authentic with all equipment you can have on your character, swords one handed also axes are good every 3th in one sequence will have its own name like "Brynjubitr, Fenirs Claw - from Egil's saga, and much more there is like too many swords in the game you can have *-*.......... Also you have unique Saxson swords like "Devilsbane"
Axes are also amazing O*O but i want short rewiew i know ppl are lazy to read

[[i] Now gameplay i know there are too many players who still plays the game cry [/i] "This game sucks i hit ghosts"
OK WELL CRY BABES IF YOU BALANCE YOUR HITS AND UNDERSTAND GAMEPLAY AND LEARN FROM THE GAME ITSELF YOU WILL SEE THAT GAME HAS TO OFFER GOOD DEAL OF FUN WIPE YOUR CRY BABIES FACES AND START THINK TO IMPROVE YOURSELFS IN THE GAME AND EVERYONE WHO TELLS THAT GAME IS ♥♥♥♥ IS A ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ AND LOOSER WHO CRYES LIKE A BABY
Hmhmm well i'm really annoyed by them but that is their problem.

Well gameplay you have stamina with every hit and some special move you will reduce your stamina.
But your enemy has the same problem so don't worry be pro and carry on.

Also game has similar War of the Roses gameplay style but different in it's own way.

I wish Blood eagle edition is free only thing i regret in this game its you need to buy some stuff like Sheildmaiden and Berserk unlock so you can customize your own.

And all in all game is worth your time and your money but i recommend you get this game on sale when is 75% because everybody likes sales and you will pay 5,99 euros and well you see that you will save money but you should better get blood eagle edition.

And as conclusion who likes historical games he will find this game amazing ;)


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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Dear developers, please go back to the game
still fun game but it is not finished
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
I am a fan of beards, this game has a wide selection of beards.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2015
Good game. Bad developer. This developer does not deserve a "Recommend" , still I like the game, need more players.

and PLEASE solve this ♥♥♥♥ NO CONNECTION TO BACK END error
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I will definitely recommend this game to all fans of vikings/saxons age, it looks good, it's pretty involving in its atmosphere and leveling system, could be a very exciting game for clan wars in future.

BUT.

It's still very crude and raw game (patch 1.0). In almost each game I have freezes. This is really ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥-off issue, when you are having a close fight, your game freezes for 1-2 secs, then - you teleport or get killed without any "history". The game engine has a lack of optimisation at the moment, I have to switch off shadows and anti-aliasing to keep FPS normal without slumps. Sometimes (theese times could be much often) weapon swing animation is missing (or this is some kind of exploit, that bad players are using), so you can't parry and get killed just when your enemy get close to your "body". I hope it will be fixed ASAP.

Also, It would be great, if developers will ad some new features in the game. For example, new game modes. CAMPAIGN, I want campaign! With strategic map, when after each round teams will have to choose - which territory to attack or defend. Let us fight for Brittain!

Add some new nations! You will gain a whole new army of players, if you will add slavic factions!

More costumisation, more weapon types and perks. Add some perk, when a player gets surrounded by the crowd of greedy ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s (4,5,6 vs 1 situations).

And make some items cheaper. Why do we have to buy a cloak each time?

Anyways, I belive in this project!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
165.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Best in genre. And then with vikings 10/10
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326 of 346 people (94%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,319.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2015
I have over 1000 hours in this game. I love it. Truly.

I cannot recommend it anymore.

The game was updated in January to it's current build, 1.5. They switched to a new server-side hit detection system. Now nothing works. Hits don't work. Blocks don't work. Interrupts don't work.

The game, in it's current state, is unplayable. It is a shadow of its former self.

Save your money.
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444 of 522 people (85%) found this review helpful
418 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
75.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2015
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME, its complete Bull-shiat and hasnt left the Alpha phase in 2 years. If you want to spend 23,99€ go and buy a Porn hub Premium account for 3 Months,trust me you gonna have more fun then playing this shiatty game.
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184 of 200 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
43.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2015
Game was great, but developers abandoned it in an unfinished state, and now it's deserted.
Do not buy this game.
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