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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Mixed (1,855 reviews) - 58% of the 1,855 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 15, 2014

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Includes 4 items: War of the Roses Novel, War of the Roses: Kingmaker, War of the Vikings, War of the Vikings E-book: Berserker King

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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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KingBQ
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
Good Game <3
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m0dda
61.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
Was great while it lasted, I loved both WotR and this, but Fatshark is clearly not committed to their work. Do not buy the game. It's dead.
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[92nd] Balian
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 16
lmao ok so i ♥♥♥♥ing bought this game thinking it was gunna be pretty tight right but then i finally go to online play and there are only 8 ♥♥♥♥ing servers and not a single player in any of them wtf ♥♥♥♥ this game dont buy waste of time and money no one plays it it shouldnt even be on steam
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Splatterman
34.9 hrs
Posted: August 3
Used to be incredible, it had depth but was juust simple enough it could've held up for years. Then it got convoluted, and instead of trying to fix it the devs went with like, Viking CoD or some crap, and now it's been abandoned by both devs and players. Could've been a classic, went down fighting, but boy did it go down
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Edgy Bra
46.9 hrs
Posted: August 1
Love this game even if it's complete trash
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Solominondas
0.8 hrs
Posted: July 28
This game is TERRIBLE.

The fighting mechanics are okay, but the game puts out only 12-15 frames per second, on a game that is far smaller, older and has worse graphics than new games I run on this PC that get 50+.

There are also no servers that have a letency under 150 that ever seem to have people in them, and there is no single-player, so I either can't play, or I play and I'm so behind that I have no chance of competing because I'm always getting hit before I see anything from them that would lead me to dodge, block, parry, etc.

Complete waste of money.
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Adz1200
135.0 hrs
Posted: July 27
This used to be a whole lot of fun, the battles were awesome and the the many gruesome but insanley funny ways to die were like nothing else out there....... untill the last patch, my game wont even load beyond the start screen now despite trying everything known to man!

If the dev's had left it alone with the few bugs it had last year then yes, in its current state, don't buy it !!
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Znarvos
59.2 hrs
Posted: July 26
It makes me cry.
In the beta this game was great, when i bought it it was still enjoyable but at the current state is is entirely broken.
The last time i installed it and started i got nothing but the loading screen and already at the main menu the game crushed.
This will not be fixed for the developers have stopped working at this game.

DO NOT BUY THIS GAME !
THIS GAME MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE STEAMSHOP .
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doller.david
23.6 hrs
Posted: July 24
its dead wasted my money
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
lmao ok so i ♥♥♥♥ing bought this game thinking it was gunna be pretty tight right but then i finally go to online play and there are only 8 ♥♥♥♥ing servers and not a single player in any of them wtf ♥♥♥♥ this game dont buy waste of time and money no one plays it it shouldnt even be on steam
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357 of 378 people (94%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,322.3 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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459 of 539 people (85%) found this review helpful
433 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
75.8 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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191 of 208 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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192 of 214 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
71.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
I will not support Fatshark after there treatment of the community in this game.

Servers are dead. Game is laggy. Game mechanics are broken or just do not work as intended.
This game had so much potential and the dropped the ball. I would reccomend getting Mount and Blade Warband instead.
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183 of 209 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
298.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2015
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!
This was my favorite game, especially during beta. It was a wonderful game at one time despite it's issues, but it's dead now. Developers have stated that they will no longer work on the game and the last patch that was supposed to be a stability patch broke the game.

There are no longer players to play with or a game to play. It is purely shameful that this game has not been removed from steam since being abandoned in such a state.
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114 of 126 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
308.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
I used to adore this game. Since alpha, I had strived to get better and better. Sure the game was laggy and all, but the game still had a pretty high skill cap, and on a high level the combat was pretty different from something like Warband because of the dodges and specials. It was also much simpler than War of the Roses. I haven't played in a while, but since alpha the game has been intolerably laggy in half the games I have played, but instead of fixing this, the developers added more and more DLC and whatnot. I also believe that the competitive scene and the community in general is more or less dead by now, and there won't be any more updates to this completely unpolished game. The game had potential in the alpha, and I had a lot of fun with it, but now it's definitely not worth the price.
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145 of 169 people (86%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,238.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2015
Game is broken. Do not buy it.
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129 of 150 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
924.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Well last patch rolled in today... So after more than a year playing this game I decided to exercise my rights of writing a review.
Do NOT under any circumstances buy this game. Not even in a sale. It's completely broken. Oh boy where to start and where to finish with this game... The netcode is even worse than what it was during early Alpha/Beta stages or the released version for that matter. It's pretty much unplayable in this state today, with players "teleporting" even with low or average pings, due to bad netcoding. Ghost hits are still present in this game completely removing the "skill factor" and replacing it with something like a "luck factor" due to the the bad netcoding resulting in a lagfest. So many map glitches still present... You can even feint an attack and the opponent would get damaged out of nowhere...
This is just bad, I don't want to continue writing such a negative review for a game I loved during early Alpha/Beta stages but they left us, unfortunately, with no choice. If you think the released version of WotV was bad, just take a look at the game at its current state. Basically the only thing they got right after so many patches are the shields. But that's about it, the rest of the game is broken.
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390 of 515 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,354.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2014
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Quite possibly the buggiest, laggiest and sloppiest production of all time. You have to say it exemplifies Fatshark's ineptitude at making a game that is even slightly polished. Frankly, it is an utter embarrassment in that regard.

ORIGINAL:
Having played the first installment of the 'War of' games for over 1500 hours one might be inclined to call me a fan of the style of game Fatshark had created and I was hugely enthusiatic about the next chapter in what could be a blossoming franchise.

However, the game has failed miserably in delivering an improved performance and gaming experience on the previous game. This is a watered down version of War of the Roses, but by no means does that make it easy. Hitboxes are non-existent as the game is all about movement of you body postion rather than skill/precision of aiming your weapon and feinting attacks. Consequently if you get average FPS (like me) then you need to steer well clear of this title as smoothness is imperative.

FIghting mechanics seemed to have had a huge overhaul in WotV, which isn't necessarily a good thing. There are 3 ways to attack (when in melee combat) instead of the 4 in WotR and there are perks that can give you 'autoblock' for one specific direction, taking the total number of ways to concentrate on to 2. You also have the ability to carry out special attacks, which if connect give insta-kills (or so I believe). Thanks to the above the game provides no real satisfaction when killing an opponent (during melee), as you don't feel like it materialized through your in-game education or skill progression, but rather came about thanks to the hack and slash elements of the game. Don't get me wrong, there is skill in EVERY game, but it isn't a skill that inspires you to learn more, want more and basically....play more.

Ranged wise the game has got similarities to WotR and there wasn't a desperate need for change, as the ranged system was smooth and worked well. It was satisfying and still is, with the addition of throwing weapons like axes etc it has added another string to it's bow, so to speak, so all in all ranged is pretty good.

In addition to the new implementations on the ranged side of things, customization has also been given a boost. Though so far I haven't seen anywhere near the weapon count of WotR, having said that it is in beta and will almost certainly be getting more content as the game develops. Nevertheless customizing the look of your character is still good. Capes, beards and helmets are all included as is the look of you clothes...I think.

Graphically the game is still pretty nice, I am not sure if it is as good as the previous game, but that is something YOU should make your mind up on. Although let it be said it certainly isn't bad!

There are issues with server drop outs and total game crashes, which one would hope to see ironed out when the final product is released. However I wouldn't hold your breath as these issues are a known problem on WotR and have so far been overlooked in every patch release.

In all honesty on a personal note I was hoping for a re-skin of War of the Roses with maybe a few new features chucked in, whilst seeing some of the bugs and glitches addressed. Unfortunately that was not the case, and instead of getting a very in depth, hand to hand combat game like it's predecessor, we were provided with a competitor to Chivalry for the people who have an ephemeral attention span, want a quick fix and nothing more. It does have some new features which are nice, but the core of the game is just poo.

For the discerning consumer out there, do youself a favour and give War of the Roses a try (and give it some time) or, if you want a quick fix go for Chivalry, but don't waste your hard earned cash on this sloppy execution of a game. For people wanting and expecting War of the Roses part 2, forget it, it is a completely different game. For those wanting a Chivalry emulator, snap this puppy up and spam until your hearts content.

In conclusion, a thoroughly disappointing game. Essentially it is all geared towards a fast paced, hack and slash game rather than the slower, more realistic fighting we came to love (and loathe) on WotR. Given time I am sure that improvements will be made, but addressing the core fighting mechanics is essential and unfortunately that is not going to happen.

3/10
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