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Hammer of the Gods is a turn-based strategy game that recreates the world the way the Vikings experienced it. The gods are a real consideration in the decisions made and glorious death one of the highest goals. Unlike other strategy games, the building of the empire is not necessarily the ultimate objective.

The player competes against other players to earn the favor of the Norse gods and become the Hammer of the Gods. The player can raid coastal villages, conquer cities and then link them together by building roads. Next, build castles to protect them. The particular path that the player follows to victory will vary based on the "family" of gods that is chosen at the beginning of the game. Maintaining honor in the eyes of the other Vikings is important throughout the game. The four paths are Human, Elf, Troll and Dwarf. Any of these may become Odin's chosen leader on Midgard by completing his quest and ensuring the player's place in legend.

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Hammer of the Gods DOS Boarding enemy longship.
Hammer of the Gods DOS The southern Baltic shore looks occupied... (low-resolution VGA)
Hammer of the Gods DOS Recruit units
Hammer of the Gods DOS Rewards for completing a quest usually mean magic items and special warriors.

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An old,intelligent game,unlike today's lucian (37) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Mar, 1995 87 out of 100 87
PC Gamer Mar, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Play Time Jan, 1995 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 1995 67 out of 100 67
PC Joker Mar, 1995 65 out of 100 65
Score Mar, 1995 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Feb, 1995 61 out of 100 61
High Score Mar, 1995 3 out of 5 60

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Miles Dorland (6) added Hammer of the Gods (DOS) on May 18, 2001