The Vikings were doers, not talkers. Take this treasure, grab this woman, invade this land-no questions asked. That spirit comes across smashingly in Viking: Battle for Asgard, an unapologetic button-mashing action game that delivers a good dose of frenzied violence. Unfortunately, the repetitive combat and shallow gameplay keeps it from attaining combat perfection.
PROS: Delivers satisfying hack-and-slash action; interesting premise; solid presentation.
CONS: Shallow, repetitive gameplay; minor bugs.