Viking: Battle For Asgard now available for PC

Sega brings action-adventure game to Steam four years after console versions shipped; Hardlight Studios handled the port, available now for $15.

Viking: Battle For Asgard is now available on PC for $15 through Valve's digital store Steam--four years after the console versions shipped in 2008--Sega announced today.

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Viking: Battle For Asgard were developed by The Creative Assembly, but the PC iteration was handled by the Sega-owned Hardlight Studios.

The PC version includes a number of updates from its console cousins, including Russian and Polish language support and improved lighting and shadowing features.

In Viking: Battle For Asgard, players control Skarin, a Viking hero with a variety of brute force combat and mythic skills at his disposal. The game is set in the world of Asgard, which has been beset by the nefarious goddess Hel. It is up to Skarin to rally the Viking legions against her to save the world from collapsing.

For more on Viking: Battle For Asgard, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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expeditopaz2008
expeditopaz2008

PC version is now on sale on Steam, as today's daily deal.

tgwolf
tgwolf

Oh, I so very much hope that there is a huge emphasis on the underworld and the dark depths of that world, I surely wouldn't be interested in playing YET ANOTHER historical viking sim.

Hrodwulf666
Hrodwulf666

I think that they ruined the opportunity they had with this game. They made it look Disneyfied and the lore was half arsed. The large scale combat was ok, but that's about it. That said though some of the scenery was brilliant, rock faces and rolling ocean etc. I bought it on release. It was a very expensive let down (I think it was about £50 when it was released on 360). I got rid of it eventually as it still hadn't drawn me in after many hours of play, a few months later I bought it again second hand to give it a second chance, I think I gave it away in the end. I'll not be bothering with this for my PC.  

ABakedAlien
ABakedAlien

It would be dope to see a medieval fable game that has huge large scale battles like this. For this game kinda reminded me of a poor mans fable if I remember correctly.

coop36
coop36

Indeed this was a VERY underrated game. I loved it! Great hack and slack gameplay and tons of enemies onscreen like youre in a real battle. I really hope CA makes another game like this..

oldschoolvandal
oldschoolvandal

It's an OK game.

Lots of issues for sure but also lots of fun.

 

Not everybody will be able to enjoy it....the graphics over gameplay crowd won't for sure... 

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

A largely unappreciated game. I had a blast with it, not to mention the big battles of 200+ enemies and allies on screen are brutally satisfying. 

espviper301
espviper301

I  bought this game used for $8 at my local Gamestop.  The game has its issues.  Obviously.  But it provided a lot of fun and for $8, I couldn't complain.  As a matter of fact, for as much fun as I had for as cheap as I got it, I'd say it's been one of best games for fun factor as a ratio of cost.

hahamanin
hahamanin

i liked this game...though didnt finish it

jack00
jack00

15$ for one of the worst game to come out this gen which came out 4 years ago ? Is sega is that much need of money ? The hands of the chracter doesn't close on the weapons the characters are wielding, they are just glued in their open hands, invisible walls, framerate issues in every battle and I'm passing. This game got a 5.5 if I remember correctly, whoever gave that score was generous.

Master_cheat001
Master_cheat001

What to expect from a average console game. And wait, it is a port. LOL.

brownjake48
brownjake48

I LOVE this game!  When will we see a sequel?!?

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

For $15 that's a great value.  Good game (not great, but good).

csadhoo
csadhoo

I've always wanted to play this game but couldn't find a copy at my local game store :(. Hooray for PC ports!!!

Tzardok
Tzardok

For some reason I really liked this game, I mean it had flaws sure. But I play this once a year and I can't justify why. I suppose I really liked the large scale battles and the "gathering" of armies. Still, approach with caution - there are quite a few flaws and no decent story.

Megamandrew
Megamandrew

Did they fix the awful framerate and terrible design of the last half hour of the game?

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

I am glad some console only games make it also to the PC like Viking and Alan Wake lets hope for Metal Gear Revengeance PC as well.

javalino
javalino

is there any adult  content, or just blood ? cause is 18+

chechak7
chechak7

improved lighting and shadowing features + 2008 +was a console and now on Pc + like GOW = ? 

SolidTy
SolidTy

I got a full 1000/1000 achievements on this game...there were some really rough spots in the game if you wanted to max it out. I did it in one go, but overall I had fun. PC only gamers should check it out if they never got to play the console game four years ago.

firedrakes
firedrakes

wow. about time. it was a solid game back then

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

I have always wanted to play this game, but I guess I overlooked it over the years. This could be the time I may play it.

nedrith
nedrith

Very nice game, overall well made.  Sure the large scale battles could of been done better(would of loved more control over troop movements and such) but the game was worth every penny I paid for it and more on the PS3.  $15 is a really cheap for this game.

The-FIB
The-FIB

this is a very underated game, i truly enjoyed this game :)

The3rdGracchus
The3rdGracchus

I'm so excited about this four-year-old game that I crapped my pants.

 

maitkarro
maitkarro

Good, finally get a working version. On ps3 it crashed a lot (the big battle was never done), also some quests got bugged. Hope it's fixed in the pc version.

BAT
BAT

Fantastic game! Loved it on the Xbox 360!

Justinps2hero
Justinps2hero

Hated this game, chunky game-play, rubbish graphics.......should fit in well on the PC. lol

bleat
bleat

It was a fun game when it came out. I remember playing it all the way through on 360.

 

Wait for the inevitable Steam Holiday Sale to pick it up for cheap. It's worth a playthrough if you enjoy 3rd person hack and slashers.

 

Plus it had an achievement called "Assassin of Assassins" that alone is reason enough. 

OmegaSabre
OmegaSabre

I guess they just wanted to hop on the bandwagon of the bad pc ports that came out lately and get profit from gamers not expecting much of those.

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

Great, a four year old console game turned bad PC port!  Boy we are feelin' the love.

damodar_thade
damodar_thade

Great game wish there was more games like this it was fun from start to finish.

highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

warning: this is a lazy port, ie as bad as dark souls, its even framerate capped to 30! not sure if the modders will even bother fixing this one.

rugripper40
rugripper40

great game...worth 7.99,at least, thats what i paid for it on ps3 anyways...the companies are stupid,release an old game,instead of releasing all platforms when it was made.bring back pc gaming,it beats consoles anyday of the week

FuriousHamst3r
FuriousHamst3r

I have fond memories of this game. Very good indeed but 15$ is a bit much. I would say between 7and 10$.

DredWulf
DredWulf

 @Armyboy5 I thought the graphics for the time were pretty top notch.

ABakedAlien
ABakedAlien

 @Tzardok I totally agree. The large scale battle and the game's atmosphere really gave it a unique and badass feel. One of the very few games i'd definitley rate higher then the gamespot review. 

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

 @Megamandrew PC hardware:  A lot more flexibility here, particularly considering how old it is.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

 @Justinps2hero 

 

Vikings: Battle for Asgard is chunky and rubbish because that games comes from Consoles.

 

o_0

 

 

 

 

fwradke
fwradke

 @Justinps2hero noob spotted! seems like you REALLY don't know the diff between consoles and pcs... check out gamespot's graphics comparisons (like Dishonored's) and come back here.. see ya then!

 

Local237
Local237

 @vicsrealms Please shut up and just enjoy the game, if you don't like it, stop whining about it and don't buy it moron.

 

Really, I was looking this game, up and your pathetic comment was the first one I saw, you people annoy me, always negative about everything.

 

Just stop it already

Cruisemissile
Cruisemissile

 @mhaed  No he isn't serious, if you noted the 'lol' at the end you know he is just trolling.