Viking: Battle for Asgard review

Phil Savage at

After four years aboard a longship from console land, Creative Assembly’s hack and slasher (and chopper and slicer) about Norse mythology and decapitation has finally landed on the PC’s shores.

In Viking: Battle for Asgard you play Skarin, who must liberate Midgard from the invading forces of Hel, Queen of the Underworld, in his role as champion of Freya, Goddess of Plot Advancement. Hel’s forces have captured three key islands, and your job is to travel across each one, dispatching her minions and freeing the soldiers they’ve imprisoned.

Viking: Battle for Asgard coming to Steam next week

Marsh Davies at

Creative Assembly are better known for the grand strategy of their transcontinental conquest series Total War, but they have made a few tentative sorties into action-game territory in the past. One such was the coolly-received Viking: Battle for Asgard, released on consoles back in the primordial mists of 2008. And now, according to a tweet from fellow SEGA studio Hardlight, the game's been dusted off, prettied up, and sent on its way to Steam.