Parents' Guide to

Viking: Battle for Asgard

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

One of the goriest mature fantasy action games.

Game Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

Viking is a beautiful game but with quite a few downfalls.

Viking:Battle for asgard is your typical hack and slash game. There is quite a bit of gore, and violence. You are a viking after all. The game itself is punishingly difficult regardless of difficulty setting. I found myself on the verge of tossing the controller out the window at some parts. As, you will die...quite a bit whether it is from being overwhelmed by enemies,missing a step and falling off an edge, or being beat down by a much large opponent. The game however is beautiful in term of graphics but i would not recommend it at all unless your good with combos and hack and slash games. It's not worth more than $10 or $15 in my opinion, as it's not easy and loses it's fun factor once you get stuck and die often at some parts. If you like vikings, you will probably like it, and if you enjoy a challenge with button combos. Otherwise i'd avoid this one if possible.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 13+

Viking: Battle for Asgard

Not a great game. Not as much gore as others had said. The controls are easy to master, but the game itself gets boring.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (1):

While easy on the eyes and ears, the game-play itself is a mixed bag, rendering this disc as a decent weekend rental for mature players and nothing more. The mission-based objectives are enjoyable, such as figuring out a way to enter an enemy camp, but the huge battleground scenes have their share of problems. Specifically, when you've got hundreds of Vikings facing off against hundreds of these blue-skinned enemies and some giants and dragons, too, the action can slow down to a crawl, which hurts that all-important of suspension of disbelief. There's also the lost feeling of control since the outcome of this big messy fight appears to be out of your hands.

Be forewarned: Viking is incredibly gory. You can literally chop a baddie in half and see entrails seep out. If you upgrade your skills by using gold to purchase new moves from a Viking spirit, you can add even more gory attacks to your arsenal. Beheading and dismembering is common fare in this game, even in slow-motion for dramatic effect. Needless-to-say, keep this one away from kids, tweens, and younger teens.

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