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Are you a fan of Viking games, Nordic-themed, or Norse mythological shows? Then you should check this out because this article will show you the 12 of the best Viking games for PC, PS4, PS5, XBOX, and Switch.
Shows that have stories relating to Norse Mythology, gods, Vikings, and Nordic-themed stuff, in general, are usually pretty intense and interesting with lots of gory killings, axe sinking into skins, dismemberment, hacking, and slashing.
The Viking TV series has helped rekindle our love for the badass Viking warriors who are known in the history books for their brutal but interesting lifestyle of invading, plundering, and pillaging.
Viking games ain’t necessarily attached to a particular genre, but they were designed to provide players with a thrilling fighting experience, and they never disappoint when it comes to that aspect.
For the fans of Nordic-themed games and shows who would love to dive into the Nordic world to have an amazing fighting experience.
Best Viking Games For PC, PS4, PS5, XBOX, and Switch
Here is a list of the 12 best Viking games for PC, PS4, PS5, XBOX, and Switch you can play.
1. Assasin’s Creed Valhalla
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Available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and Microsoft Windows.
Assassin’s Creed game series is one of the most iconic games of all time with some of the best fighting mechanics and Assassin’s Creed doesn’t disappoint at all.
Assassin’s creed Valhalla is a thrilling open-world role-playing game that takes you back to the thrilling saga when the Vikings invaded England. Players assume the role of Evor who can either be a male or a female warrior who leads the horde of Viking warriors across the sea to invade the English.
With the help of your crew, you get to invade, pillage, and plunder settlements you find. Whatever resources you gather from your invasion can be used to build new settlements and create tools.
As you play further in the game and continue to invade settlements and towns, it gets harder as the Saxons begin to fight back heavily. This game packs everything you need to have a thrilling gaming experience.
2. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an epic adventure role-playing game set in an open world environment. It is the 5th installment in the Elder Scrolls game series developed by Bethesda Game Studios. This game features interesting gameplay accompanied by great graphics which makes it even better.
The events in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim were set 200yrs following the events of the previous installment Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. In this game, players get to assume the role of a character who happens to be the last dragon born chosen by the gods to save the world.
In this game, you get to select your appearance from one of the races in the game such as humans, orcs, elves, and anthropomorphic. Each race has its specific abilities and skills which can be improved with perks as you play through.
Also, as a dragon born, you get access to some dragon spells which only come by slaying a dragon and absorbing their souls.
Available on PC.
Valheim is the tenth realm in Norse mythology where all heinous creatures are trapped. Purgatory of some sort. It’s said that even Odin himself is scared of visiting that realm because his sworn enemies are in that realm.
Valheim is an open-world, survival sandbox game inspired by the Viking culture in which players get to explore this realm and try to survive the hostile environment filled with beasts and other hostile creatures.
Also, to survive, you need to gather as many resources as possible for you to build shelters, weapons, equipment, and also farm and hunt because you need to eat to keep your health up.
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows.
Hellblade is an action-adventure that focuses on the story of a character named Senua who is on a quest to the depths of Helheim to face the goddess of death, Hela, and also strike a bargain to save the life of her dead lover.
You get to assume the character of Senua to embark on this quest, fighting off enemies such as some sort of Norsemen representation standing in your way and also engaging in boss fights with creatures like Surtr, Valravn, and Fenrir.
Easily one of the best games on this list you should try out. Also, we have our fingers crossed for a sequel set to be released any time soon.
5. For Honor
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows
For Honor is an action fighting game developed by Ubisoft Montreal that has an in-depth melee combat system.
It was set in a medieval time when the world was torn apart by a war between five different factions namely the war born also known as Vikings, the dawn empire or samurai, Wu Lin or Chinese, Iron Legions or Knights, and the Outlander faction.
It offers both single and multiplayer modes where players can select a character from either of the factions with each faction having its specific skill, weapons, and style. You get to engage in one-on-one fights and also fight your way through battle scenarios with multiple enemies.
6. God of War 4
Available on PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows.
Unlike previous God of War game installments that were built around Greek mythology with Kratos going on a killing rampage, going after the Greek gods, this installment packs a different story that involves Norse mythology and gods.
In this game, there’s a large massive open world and realms to be explored with Kratos who is accompanied by his son Atreus. Players get to assume control of Kratos and sometimes Atreus and fight against Norse mythological creatures, foes, and gods
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia, and PC
Jotun is an explorative action-adventure game built around the world of Norse mythology. In this game, players get to assume the character of a character known as Thora who happens to be a descendant of Thor.
Because she died in a shameful way, she has to travel across the realms of the Jotun and fight against them in order to impress the gods enough for them to grant her access to Valhalla.
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems
Northgard is a real-time strategy game based on Norse mythology in which players control a clan of Vikings to control the newfound continent of Northgard. You start with a little province and begin to build structures, hunt, and fight against other clans and AI characters.
There are about 14 clans to select from, and different difficulty levels to select from. Also, you get rewards for achievements in the game.
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, Android, OS, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems.
Niffelheim is a survival game inspired by Norse mythology in which a fallen braved warrior, trapped in the realm of Niffelheim, which happens to be some sort of hell, must try to survive this harsh world and also find a way into Valhalla.
In this game, you get to choose their character from Viking, Valkyrie, Berserker, or Shaman. The only way for you to get out of this hell is to collect all pieces of a portal into Valhalla which is your main objective in this game.
10. Vikings – Wolves of Midgard
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, and Macintosh operating systems.
Viking: Wolves of Midgard is a hack and slash action RPG based on Norse mythology and Viking culture.
In this game, players assume the role of the chieftain and lead the clan of Vikings known as Ulfung to conquer other clans, fend off invasions, and save the 9 realms from Ragnarök by fighting off hordes of monsters known as Jotan.
11. Tribes of Midgard
Available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Windows.
Tribes of Midgard action RPG survival game in which players assume control of a character known as Einherjar, to protect their village and the seed of Yggdrasil. In this game, you get to choose between solo and cooperative play in which players can form up to 10 tribes.
You’re to protect your village from hordes of creatures such as giants, dark elves, earthlings, and trolls that will try to destroy the seeds of Yggdrasil during the nighttime. As you progress in this game and survive every day, it gets harder, with enemies getting tougher and tougher.
12. Song of Iron
Available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows
Song of Iron is a 2D action-adventure fighting game that was developed and published by Resting Relic. It follows the story of an unnamed Viking warrior who gets back to his village to find all his people and loved ones slaughtered and taken captive by a rival clan.
In this game, players assume the role of this Viking warrior and set out on a revenge quest to find the clan that murdered his family. You get to make use of weapons such as a sword, bow and arrow, and shield, and later on, you get magical armor.
Wrapping It Up
That’s that on our list of games for the best Viking games for PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox, and Switch.
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