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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.9
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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GameSkinny (Dec 02, 2013)
I know that the difficulty might scare off some of you, but try to muster up some courage. Volgarr is a great game that you do NOT want to miss out on. I don't normally throw out a solid 10/10, but for Volgarr The Viking? I think that Crazy Viking Studios have very well out done themselves on this masterpiece. There is no reason to not get this awesome game. If you want to improve your gaming skills, or just take on a REAL challenging game, then Volgarr The Viking is for you.
85 (Dec 31, 2013)
Alors qu’on aurait pu craindre un énième jeu typé rétro sans grande envergure, les développeurs de Crazy Viking nous en mettent plein la vue ! Völgarr est un titre difficile certes, mais absolument pas frustrant grâce à l’alchimie parfaite qui opère entre son level design et son gameplay. Rigoureux, brutal, sanglant, on a tout ce qu’on pouvait attendre d’un tel jeu ; sans oublier l’immense satisfaction d’en avoir vu la fin après quelques heures de souffrances. Voilà un titre qui fera sans l’ombre d’un doute le bonheur des joueurs nostalgiques en manque de challenge !
PushStartPlay (Oct 14, 2013)
I’d recommend this game for anyone that loves action arcade games and any sort of challenging gameplay. It’s a fantastic game overall with very few flaws, though I imagine that the lack of save points would be a breaking area for some.
ZTGameDomain (Sep 19, 2013)
Volgarr the Viking is a brutal throwback to classic game design. Those wanting a challenge and who don’t mind repetition should not miss this. The cheap price and superb design really make it worthwhile. The cheesy presentation is fantastic, and I simply could not stop playing the same sections over and over trying to get better. That is a sign of great design, and what separates the impostors from the real classics.
80 (UK) (Feb 09, 2015)
For all its ferocious nature, Volgarr somehow still manages to be enormous fun to play. There's a tactile pleasure to its chunky world, with colourful monsters that could have stepped out of an arcade cabinet, and garish bursts of pixel blood and bone that would once have been the most violent thing a gamer could witness. It may operate within the rigid framework of an older design ethos, but it's a game that flows and when you're in the groove, sailing through sections that once left you sobbing into your joypad, the thrill is hard to beat.
80 (Oct 22, 2013)
Sicuramente lo amerete se provenite dagli anni ottanta e per voi Rastan Saga non è solo una parola dal suono esotico che non significa nulla. Altrettanto sicuramente c'è un'amplissima fetta di videogiocatori per cui Volgarr è improponibile, visto che non contiene scorciatoie, il design è particolarmente infame e, insomma, non c'è niente che possa aiutare ad andare avanti senza diventare davvero bravi, imparando cioè a sfruttare tutti i mezzi a disposizione del simpatico barbaro (dai, sicuramente davanti a una birra sarà un tipo affabilissimo) per superare i passaggi più impervi. Insomma, cercate di capire che giocatori siete prima di tentare di definire il gioco che avete davanti. Vi farà bene anche come esercizio mentale.
Vandal Online (Nov 25, 2013)
Volgarr the Viking es vieja escuela, es un control exquisito, sin ningún fallo, y una dificultad desquiciante que hará que muramos a poco que nos descuidemos. Está enfocado a un público muy específico que es a esos jugadores que echan de menos esos juegos donde conquistar una fase ya era todo un logro. Aquí no hay concesiones ni ayudas, no hay puntos de control a cada momento. La gente de Crazy Viking Studios ha creado un juego de esos que son por y para los jugadores, el juego al servicio del reto, un reto que es difícil de superar pero no imposible y que si lo consigues te pararás, respirarás y verás con una sonrisa de oreja a oreja esa pantalla final donde te dicen que eres un super player (no super gamer).
Crazy Viking Studios nails the concept of implementing elements that immediately takes us back to the frustrating days of SEGA and SNES games that forced players to write angry letters to the developers asking for easier versions. Compounded with astounding 2D visuals and art, the tight controls and trial-and-error gameplay, Volgarr is a appropriate addition to characters that embody the meaning of perseverance. Despite the lack of leniency, this game is definitely worth losing your hair over. It’ll kick you in the ass several times, but that’s honestly the best part about it.
Destructoid (Sep 23, 2013)
Like a drill sergeant, Volgarr the Viking is here to yank us out of our comfort zone and put us through hell unending. If you survive, you'll feel like the biggest badass of all time.
Brash Games (Sep 19, 2016)
It's a very solid game that will challenge you but it's not cheap or unfair. The soundtrack will make you feel like going into battle and the gameplay is smooth as silk. If you enjoyed the action platformers of old, but are too lazy to dust off the Genesis/Mega Drive, purchase Volgarr the Viking right now. You'll love it.
Retro Spirit Games (Oct 11, 2013)
In order to cater to the tiny niche of gamers who actually like being punished at every turn and replaying the same section of a level over and over again (borderline OCD cases I'll wager), indie developers are repeatedly making these games - games that could be some of the most enjoyable on the market - borderline unplayable. Despite Volgarr immediately taking me back to the days that I would pump coins into the Rastan coin-op as fast as my little hands would allow, and giving me some incredibly engaging 2D platform hack and slash action, it simply destroyed my will to continue thanks to the horrific difficulty level that only ends up amplifying Volgarr's flaws, flaws I could otherwise have happily overlooked. Volgarr is a wasted opportunity, it could have been one of the best games around, but it beat me into submission until I simply had no desire ever to return to it.
Press2Reset (Sep 14, 2013)
Crazy Viking Studios describes Volgarr the Viking as a “return to the Golden Age of arcades” and possessing “all the hallmarks of the true classics”. Nothing wrong with bringing the classics back. Bringing all the bad with the good from those classic games, however, is an example of not learning from past mistakes.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Sep 27, 2013)
Volgarr, de volhardende Viking die leven werd ingeblazen door Crazy Viking Studios, is een zalige hommage aan de hardcore platformers van de jaren '90. Gods, Ghost 'n Goblins, Castlevania — ze passeren allemaal de revue in deze actievolle, beenharde en niet te missen platformtopper. Rise Warrior! En luister naar de roep van Odin!
Critical Indie Gamer (Sep 24, 2013)
Volgarr is a throwback to the Megadrive-genesis era where games were hard. Really hard. But Volgarr achieves this difficulty without feeling cheap at all. Overall, the gameplay is very tight and artistically, the game shines. I can’t recommend Volgarr the Viking enough – It has won over my heart and my beard.
Region 2 (Jan 30, 2014)
If you love a challenge and yearn for some good old nostalgia kick to the shin, look no further than Volgarr the Viking. If, however, you are the kind of gamer that does not appreciate pixel art or needs a tutorial to play a Super Mario game then look elsewhere. This game is for the big boys: fast , furious and downright brutal.
GamerDad (Sep 30, 2013)
Völgarr the Viking gets my highest recommendation as a seasoned retro gamer. I know there is no shortage of indie games that have retro features, but very few of them actually rise up and deliver something as lovingly crafted and authentic as Völgarr the Viking. If you are up the challenge, you should immediately download this game.