Xbox 360 World writes: "You don't judge your progress in Viking by high scores, percentage complete or rankings. You measure it in blisters - that old school badge of honour. The more pus you have swilling round beneath your swollen fingertips, the more pallid thick white skin that's built up on your digits, the harder you've fought.
Because in this game if you can still feel your thumbs midway through the first level, you aren't anyone.
This is old school hacking and slashing. Swords cleave skulls and axes rip windpipes as each enemy is reduced to man-mixed-grill. And it's all performed by a barbarian whose genes seem to stem from a sordid bunk up between the World's Strongest Man and a Transit Van."