Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review: Vikings marauders become nice

Vikings are rarely portrayed as a civilized people, but new game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has it both ways with people playing nice while still overrunning everything in sight, says Jacob Aron



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13 January 2021

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There is action in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, but harming civilians is off-limits

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Ubisoft Montreal

PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Series X and S, Google Stadia

VIKINGS have undergone a bit of a rebrand of late. Once seen as violent barbarians, rampaging in horned helmets across Europe, we are increasingly finding evidence that they were an advanced, civilised people with everything from frozen food to navigational crystals.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the latest in the historical action series, seems to want it both ways. You play as a Viking called Eivor (male or …

Published at Wed, 13 Jan 2021 18:00:00 +0000