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The Best Viking-Inspired Video Games


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Video games take inspiration from all manner of things, but one area that has become popular as a source of inspiration is the Vikings. As everyone knows, the Vikings were settlers who made their way across Northern Europe. And the Viking story and what they go up to has gone down in history, making it perfect for the plot of games.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed games have become renowned over the years for delving into history and bringing times of the past back to life. And in Valhalla, players will be enjoying a game through the eyes of a Viking assassin known as Eivor. In typical Assassin’s Creed style, visually, Valhalla is seriously impressive, with both Norway and the United Kingdom featuring in all their graphical splendour. Ubisoft, the creators of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, find the perfect mix of historical accuracy as well as dramatisation to take the game and the excitement levels to the next level.

Vikings Go Berzerk

As you will expect, as well as video games, the Vikings have inspired most areas of the industry. Therefore, it would be no surprise to know that even reputable gaming and casino brands like Gala Casino will always offer Viking-themed slot titles as part of their huge selection of games. Yggdrasil’s Vikings Go Berserk is undoubtedly one of the best, because it captures everything the settlers were about while giving players the chance to win excellent prizes along the way. The slot has five reels and twenty-five paylines and has a free spins mode that is as enjoyable as they come. And, with sticky wilds in tow, it can become a hugely popular round as a result. There are plenty of surprises included along the way too.


Valheim has to be one of the best video games released in 2021, which may have come as a surprise to some, but not to those who played the game. Players are effectively dropped into Valheim, and must quickly learn the ways of the Viking if they’re to survive, which includes exploring, building and hunting. What’s interesting is that as a player’s story develops, so does the world they’re in, and don’t forget there is the choice to go it alone or to group up with friends to take on the adventure together. And what really brings everything together are the visuals. They’re stunning, and they make the journey more immersive.


We finish with an iconic game that goes down as an all-time great in Skyrim. Out of all the Elder Scrolls titles, Skyrim is head and shoulders above the rest as a Norse-inspired game, making it perfect for those interested in Vikings. When playing Skyrim, players can immerse themselves in a Viking-inspired role-playing adventure. And, because Skyrim is a PC game that has been around for a decade, there are all sorts of mods that will develop the Viking experience further. Think Viking weapons, items and clothing, and you’ll be on the right track. It’s even possible to play in virtual reality to take the experience to the next level.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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