Sean Bell of Strategy Informer writes: "Look, we know what you're thinking. "Oh good, another third-person hack 'n' slash yawnathon with a fantasy setting and probably some rubbish RPG elements to make up for the equally rubbish combat". And in all fairness, we were in the same boat as you just over a week ago. We'd seen the trailers that went up on the Xbox 360 marketplace, and they didn't exactly fill us with confidence. On paper, everything about the game seemed generic as hell. So, you can imagine our surprise when Viking actually turned out to be one of the most fun games we've played for quite a while.
The premise of the game is pretty standard. You play as Skarin, a Viking warrior charged with the task of fighting back against the monstrous hordes summoned by Hel, the goddess of death. Hel wants to cover the entire world with Viking zombies and ultimately summon the wolf-god Fenrir, in order to... look, none of this is hugely important. What's important is that you're given a brilliant excuse to slash up thousands and thousands of undead soldiers in a series of side-missions and genuinely epic battles."