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Valheim

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Note: Valheim is in Early Access, which means it is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its CURRENT state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development.

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# Reviews: 14

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Leana Hafer (IGN)

Whether I’m fighting for my life, plundering forgotten barrows, or just watching the sun play across the water in a calm moment of respite, Valheim has created a world I’m consistently joyful to live in and discover more of. It’s definitely a traditional survival game at heart, which means the further in you get, the more you have to put up with some tedious grinding before you can get back to the good parts. But even at its early access launch, those good parts are already very good, especially when you get to take to the seas or test your skill against its imposing bosses. And the simple but exceptional art and music create a strong sense of place in which to do it all. Grab some mead and come join me by the fire. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

February 17, 2021 |

I’ll give it credit where credit is due: Valheim is highly polished and beautiful to look at. The mechanics are seamless and I haven’t experienced a bug so far. Still, I feel like some of the gameplay is too simple or safe, and the grind to gather materials particularly in the early portion of Valheim is tedious. I do look forward to what comes next, as the developers have clearly proven they are competent and know how to create a solid survival title. Come release, perhaps this will end up being the survival game for me.

February 16, 2021 |
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Austin Suther (TechRaptor)
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Austin King (ScreenRant)

Of course, no game is perfect (especially ones in early access) and some players have criticized the game’s lack of tutorials for new players, which would be useful. Overall, though, Valheim seems to be a great addition to the multiplayer survival genre, and it’s definitely worth playing.

February 9, 2021 |

Leana Hafer (IGN)

9/10 - (Read Review)

Whether I’m fighting for my life, plundering forgotten barrows, or just watching the sun play across the water in a calm moment of respite, Valheim has created a world I’m consistently joyful to live in and discover more of. It’s definitely a traditional survival game at heart, which means the further in you get, the more you have to put up with some tedious grinding before you can get back to the good parts. But even at its early access launch, those good parts are already very good, especially when you get to take to the seas or test your skill against its imposing bosses. And the simple but exceptional art and music create a strong sense of place in which to do it all. Grab some mead and come join me by the fire. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Austin Suther (TechRaptor)

Recommended - (Read Review)

I’ll give it credit where credit is due: Valheim is highly polished and beautiful to look at. The mechanics are seamless and I haven’t experienced a bug so far. Still, I feel like some of the gameplay is too simple or safe, and the grind to gather materials particularly in the early portion of Valheim is tedious. I do look forward to what comes next, as the developers have clearly proven they are competent and know how to create a solid survival title. Come release, perhaps this will end up being the survival game for me.

Austin King (ScreenRant)

Recommended - (Read Review)

Of course, no game is perfect (especially ones in early access) and some players have criticized the game’s lack of tutorials for new players, which would be useful. Overall, though, Valheim seems to be a great addition to the multiplayer survival genre, and it’s definitely worth playing.

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Game Info

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Valheim is a game about exploring a huge fantasy world inspired by norsemythology and viking culture. The world it self is procedurally generated and random seeds can be generated or set manually. You start your adventure at the relatively peaceful center of Valheim. The further from the center you travel, the more challenging the world becomes. But you will also find more valuable materials that you can use to craft deadlier weapons and sturdier armor. You will also build your own viking fortress and outposts all over the world. Eventually you will build a mighty longships and sail the great oceans in search of exotic lands … but be wary of sailing too far.

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