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Jotun is a top-down action game with a focus on exploration and based on Old Norse Mythology. Thora is a brave viking woman who died ingloriously in a shipwreck. However, the Norse Gods have given her a chance at entering Valhalla if she is able to defeat the five Jotun who dwell in different worlds, all connected by the Ginnungagap.

The viking warrior has to make her way through different levels in order to collect runes which grant her access to the boss battles. By exploring the different levels, she is also able to collect blessing from different Norse Gods as well as glimpses into Old Norse mythology. The game uses hand drawn graphics.

The Valhalla Edition of the game is the name used for the later console version of the game. It adds Valhalla Mode, a boss-rush mode with harder versions of the jotun. For owners of the initial PC version the game mode was provided as an update and the game was renamed.


Jotun: Valhalla Edition Windows Options
Jotun: Valhalla Edition Windows Opening a gate in Ginnungagap.
Jotun: Valhalla Edition Windows Everything's still so much bigger than Thora.
Jotun: Valhalla Edition Windows It's not good news when the nameless eagle and Vethrfolnir are angry at you.

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Jotun: Valhalla Edition Screenshot Fight Norse elementals in brutally hard combat. Using your massive two-handed axe and the blessings of the Gods, take on foes that are hundreds of times your size.
Jotun: Valhalla Edition Screenshot
Jotun: Valhalla Edition Screenshot
Jotun: Valhalla Edition Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Jotun" -- initial PC release title

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User Reviews

Much better as a work of art than as a game Windows Cavalary (10489)

Critic Reviews

Destructoid Windows Jan 17, 2016 9 out of 10 90
Defunct Games PlayStation 4 Sep 12, 2016 B+ 83
Brash Games Windows Jan 23, 2016 8 out of 10 80
IGN Windows Sep 30, 2015 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows Oct 15, 2015 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep 30, 2015 77 out of 100 77
Kill Screen Windows Oct 14, 2015 75 out of 100 75
Video Chums PlayStation 4 Sep 08, 2016 6.9 out of 10 69 Windows Oct 07, 2015 63 out of 100 63 Nintendo Switch May 03, 2018 63 out of 100 63


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