There are very few hack-and-slash action games that showcase more than just the ability to tear through enemies and then there are those that are simply content with just doing the same thing over and over again until the end credits roll. Sadly, Viking: Battle for Asgard is the second one and while it has its good moments those moments are fleeting and hardly worth entrance to Valhalla.
The story revolves around Hel, daughter of the Norse God Loki, as she targets Midgard (the human world) with her minions from the Underworld. During one particular bloody skirmish, a noble warrior named Skarin is killed during battle and resurrected by Freya, daughter of Odin and a Goddess that protects Midgard. Freya offers Skarin a chance to be the "Champion of Midgard" and so the warrior sets out to fight against Hel and her army. With the guidance of a Goddess and a Viking's bloodlust, Skarin takes on hordes of enemies at once in a huge open world.