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 (23 reviews) - 52% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (1,849 reviews) - 58% of the 1,849 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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Adz1200
( 135.0 hrs on record )
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
( 59.1 hrs on record )
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
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
its dead wasted my money
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Farjin
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
ded jeu
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pimpskillz
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Really fun game back when they had populated servers. I still log in every now and then and find a few people online who want to play for a bit, but never really enough to fill a server (I also am on at odd hours sometimes, so maybe I'm not seeing it if there are still crowds occasionally). It really isn't worth it anymore, as multiplayer is all that there is to this game.

Abandonment by the Devs is what it comes down to. Not sure why it happened, but it makes this a money trap at this point since you won't really find enough people online to get the feeling of how great the game was when it was in it's prime. Certainly not worth it for the price point they are asking.

Unfortunately it's time has passed, much like with the vikings themselves.
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C70RM
( 25.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
May Odin struck the devs by lightning when they're crapping.

Buy only if:
-low price
-no problem with a small community
-you like vikings
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slavilion
( 109.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
I can not call at a game writes a server a decision is absent in TWITTER
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suffer the pain.
( 40.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
IT'S ♥♥♥♥IN ♥♥♥♥. DONT LOADING MY PROFILE. WHY ? TELL ME WHY CARL? THE MESSED UP MY PROFILE WITH OTHER PROFILES? NO. THEY ♥♥♥♥ED UP AND BROKE MY ♥♥♥♥ING ACCOUNT! WHY I SHOULD SPEND MY MONEY WHEN THIS ♥♥♥♥ DONT WORKING? TELL ME WHY CARL. ♥♥♥♥ U CARL
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thefloridsword
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
Game is toxic and full of hackers, Health hackers sit on the map invincible taking infinite blows and laughing in the chat before they instant kill you. Speed hackers run around the map slicing people at the speed of light and claiming they dont have any hacks, normaly there is only one server up with around 10 people. DO NOT BUY THIS LOAD OF @@@@.
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irritatedmongo
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3
Tak brødre ! Thank you Brothers! This game is fun! I was welcomed warmly to War of the Vikings! And to Valhalla, on occasion! Great fun and cheers!

I've read alot of negative reviews for this game, but I "took the plunge" and found it enjoyable. I paid like $6 USD. I've had some Saturday nights that I've paid more money and had less fun... Never mind. LOL!

I had great fun in the multiplayer matches that I played. There were several other players. (It's multiplayer only.) There are some buggy things, like maybe some of the hits. And I think my axe appeared as an arrow a one point (?).

If you're thinking about it, buy it when it's on sale for like $6 . Likely to be more fun if more people join in. I'll definitely be in again.

The Vikings!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An2EpBZz4XM
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
May Odin struck the devs by lightning when they're crapping.

Buy only if:
-low price
-no problem with a small community
-you like vikings
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
346 of 366 people (95%) 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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454 of 534 people (85%) found this review helpful
428 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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187 of 203 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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189 of 210 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 208 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 125 people (91%) 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 168 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 149 people (87%) 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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