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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.


Hammer of the Gods DOS Intro - Setting the scene
Hammer of the Gods DOS Title Screen
Hammer of the Gods DOS A fallen hero goes to Valhalla straight from the battlefield
Hammer of the Gods DOS Recruit units

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User Reviews

An old,intelligent game,unlike today's DOS lucian (40)

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Mar, 1995 87 out of 100 87
Joystick (French) DOS Jan, 1995 84 out of 100 84
PC Gamer DOS Mar, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Play Time DOS Jan, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Format (UK) DOS Dec, 1995 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) DOS Feb, 1995 67 out of 100 67
Score DOS Mar, 1995 65 out of 100 65
PC Joker DOS Mar, 1995 65 out of 100 65
High Score DOS Mar, 1995 3 out of 5 60


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