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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Review Thread

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Game Information

Game Title: Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Genre: Action-adventure, role-playing, open world, Vikings



Platforms: Playstation 4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, PC, Stadia

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Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Info

Publisher: Ubisoft

Price: Standard – $59.99 USD (with micro-transactions)

Gold – $99.99 contents

Ultimate – $119.99 contents

Release Date: November 10, 2020

PS5 – November 12, 2020

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Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic – 80 | 85% Recommended

MetaCritic

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MetaCritic – 85

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Viciously arbitrary compilation of main games in the Assassin's Creed series –

Entry Score (Platform, Year, # of Critics**)
Assassin's Creed 81 (X360, 2007, 77 critics**)
Assassin's Creed II 90 (X360, 2009, 82 critics**)
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 89 (X360, 2010, 81 critics**)
Assassin's Creed: Revelations 80 (X360, 2011, 77 critics**)
Assassin's Creed III 84 (X360, 2012, 61 critics**)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 88 (PS3, 2013, 36 critics**)
Assassin's Creed Rogue 72 (PS3, 2014, 53 critics**)
Assassin's Creed Unity 72 (XB1, 2014, 59 critics**)
Assassin's Creed Syndicate 76 (PS4, 2015, 86 critics**)
Assassin's Creed Origins 81 (PS4, 2017, 63 critics**)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 83 (PS4, 2018, 86 critics**)

Reviews

VamersEdward Swardt95 / 100

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes inspiration from every single one of the franchise greats. From Assassin’s Creed II’s exceptional writing and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s unlikely hero, Valhalla is both expertly written and has an unusual hero destined for greatness – one who has no real interest in the Hidden Ones, at least to start. From Assassin’s Creed Origins’ superb and intimate narrative and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s full-fledged role-playing game (RPG) mechanics, Valhalla doubles down on all facets to deliver one of the best gameplay experiences featured in any Assassin’s Creed title to date. Evior truly is a loveable protagonist that players fall in love with quickly. Their struggle is the player’s struggle, and that is the best compliment a game can ask for. However, there are so many additional aspects that make the game an even better experience: the exceptional soundtrack and sound design; World Events that do not repeat; settlement building, and so much more! Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is immensely fun and satisfying to play, and offers constant surprises that do not seem to stop or disappoint. It is, undoubtedly, the best Ubisoft has to offer at this stage in time, and will forever be regarded as one of the greats in the Assassin's Creed franchise.

PC GamerSteven Messner92 / 100

Bloody and captivating, Valhalla is Assassin's Creed at its best.

Critical HitDarryn Bonthuys9 / 10

A saga for the ages, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a breathtaking journey of discovery that has a cold charm to it. It is both serious and ludicrous in equal measure, an RPG that has added more than it has removed from its core experience while delivering a game that feels familiar and completely new at the same time. Skal!

Gamer EscapeEliot Lefebvre – 9 / 10

Like I said at the beginning, you kind of want these games at some point to stop working, but… Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla really works. It works in all the ways it wants to work. It takes the bones of its predecessor and improves the overall gameplay significantly, giving players plenty to do, characters to invest in, and a satisfying core gameplay loop that’s been refined down to a careful formula at this point.

GamingBoltShubhankar Parijat9 / 10

Assassin's Creed's third crack at the massive open world RPG formula is also its most confident, making for a streamlined yet sprawling adventure that ranks as one of the best the series has delivered since its inception over a decade ago.

Noisy PixelAzario Lopez9 / 10



Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes the advancements of the series found in Odyssey and applies it to a whole new setting. As brutal as the period of Vikings is, there’s something beautiful about this adventure. Every action is rewarded with some great moments of storytelling, and aside from a few narrative roadblocks tied to the player’s level, there’s an amazing world here just waiting to be discovered.

Video Game SophistryAndy Borkowski

This is not a tactical assassination simulator – it's a complicated, crafted and nearly perfect open world experience that (if you give it a chance) it will win you over

Pixel Arts – Erfan Sedeghi – Persian8.8 / 10

Assassins' Creed Valhalla can be considered the most detailed Assassin's Creed EVER, in the vast and spectacular area of which you have numerous activities to experience that you will need at least 100 hours to do all of them! Of course, there are problems that will occasionally damage your experience, but Valhalla is definitely a desirable Viking title that you should not doubt.

MondoXbox Andrea GiulianiItalian8.6 / 10

With Assassin's Creed Valhalla Ubisoft keeps on improving on the action-RPG formula, streamlining some gameplay mechanics and reviving some others from the series' distant past. The Viking plot feels accurate and fully convincing, with many interesting references to their myths and uses, while the modern-time storyline keeps on feeling too underdeveloped.

PSX BrasilThiago de Alencar MouraPortuguese – 85 / 100

Assassin's Creed Valhalla ends this trilogy in the series in a very satisfactory way. The return of stealth to its origins is great, the combat keeps the same structure from the previous games and the story is up to par with its predecessors. It is a pity that the PS4 version suffers from several technical problems, but other than that, it is a mandatory game for fans of the franchise and manages to capture the Viking spirit well in their adventures.

Sirus GamingJarren Navarrete8.5 / 10

Eivor's tale is an interesting story to experience and the gameplay that comes along the journey is liberating without being repetitive. With that, we recommend the game fully. It's not without its flaws. Even under the shadow of its predecessors, Valhalla is certainly a game that stands on its own.

TrueGamingمحمد جابر الصهيبيArabic8.5 / 10

Assassins creed Valhalla is fantastic on next generation systems with 60fps smooth gameplay experience and fast loading times, it is a great game with an impressive world to explore for hours and hours.

WccftechFrancesco De Meo8.5 / 10

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a definite step up for the series, thanks to the many tweaks made to the RPG mechanics that powered the previous two entries in the series, better storytelling, great atmosphere, and meaningful side-content. Even with the tweaks, however, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is still an Assassin's Creed game at heart, so those who are not into the Ubisoft open-world game design will hardly change their opinion with the game. Everyone else will probably love every second of Eivor's adventure, especially if they are into Vikings and ancient Norse culture.

Cubed3Drew Hurley8 / 10

Fans of the series are going to adore Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Origins and Odyssey felt like Ubisoft trying something new, stretching out and seeing what worked, and Valhalla takes what was learned there and expands upon it. Some things, like the combat, don't feel quite there yet, still, but other elements absolutely have evolved for the better. There's a lot to love here, and not just in the frankly absurd amount of content available. The story is fantastically enjoyable, with Eivor really shining throughout (play Female for what feels the canon story!) – they are truly deserving of standing alongside the icons of this long-running series. This is a legendary tale and an addition to the franchise that is good enough for the gods.

Enternity.grChristos ChatzisavvasGreek8 / 10

Assassin's Creed Valhalla has a good plot and interesting gameplay mechanisms and can work as a great good example of how the future Assassin's Creed videogames should be.

Hardcore GamerChris Shive4 / 5

Assassin's Creed Valhalla brings quality of life improvements to the new Assassin's Creed model but doesn't stray too far from familiar territory.

PlayStation UniverseMichael Harradence8 / 10

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is everything I hoped it would be, and more. It sells the Viking fantasy flawlessly, is brimming gorgeous locations, vistas and interesting characters, and will keep you busy for 100 or so hours if you want to grab everything on offer. It's buggy in places, and the grinding is overwhelming at times to the point where it spoils the feeling of exploration and progression. However, these shortcomings can be overlooked if you're willing to stick with it. And you should, because Eivor's journey is one worth soaking up.

ShacknewsBill Lavoy8 / 10

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The Digital FixSeb Hawden8 / 10

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is fun, with its many activities and a rewarding gameplay loop. There is nothing better than rocking up to a monastery with your raucous crew and robbing them blind.

Windows CentralJennifer Locke4 / 5 stars

Assassin's Creed Valhalla provides a gorgeous playground to explore with excellent combat. Though the story seems unnecessarily long, it's a fun Viking tale mixed with the series' own flare and sci-fi elements.

ZoomgSadegh TavazoyiPersian7.5 / 10

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla delivers a great blend of storytelling and characterization for a true Viking journey and mixes it with enjoyable gameplay that has deep combat and RPG elements. The problem is that Valhalla technically has serious problems. Bugs and glitches in this game are really annoying and effect almost every other aspect of it.

GameblogThomas PillonFrench7 / 10

With Assasin's Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft tries to synthesize a decade-long series, thanks to clever adjustments on its RPG rhythm. With a brilliant lightning, the game visually stands out, but sometimes fail to really follow on its technical part, with messy AI and way too many loadings times which can break the momentum of the adventure. Rich, dense, but also time-consuming, Assassin's Creed Valhalla still offers a good run, thanks to its historical setting and beautiful landscapes.

USgamerReid McCarter3.5 / 5 stars

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's vision of ninth-century England is a beautiful place to explore, populated with a great cast of characters who make up for the bland new protagonist, Eivor. Nevertheless, the tired overarching story of Templars and Assassins, and a design ethos that overstuffs the setting with side activities, add unnecessary bloat and distractions to the experience. Valhalla's a solid action-adventure game that does well to capture the turmoil of its historical era, but it's weighed down by the increasingly ponderous legacy of the series it represents.

DestructoidBrett Makedonski – 6.5 / 10

But I also found myself making excuses for Assassin's Creed Valhalla until I couldn't any longer. It mimics the Odyssey formula but takes a step backward in almost every way. It sacrifices story for scale. It's designed to discourage stealth in favor of epic battles. It's true to the Viking experience, but it isn't true to the Assassin's Creed experience. That's why it comes off feeling like the least essential game in the whole series. Impressive in some of its accomplishments, but inessential all the same.

Worth PlayingChris "Atom" DeAngelus6.5 / 10

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla is a mostly solid, if somewhat unambitious, Assassin's Creed game that is dragged down by a shockingly poor PS4 release. I look forward to seeing how it runs on a PS5, but the last-gen version is hard to recommend due to the sheer amount of issues that I encountered while playing through the game. If you discount those issues, Valhalla would be a comfortable 8.0, but one can't just ignore those issues. Fans looking to continue the franchise's story should wait until Valhalla receives a series of patches or until they can pick up a next-gen version.

Game RevolutionMichael Leri2.5 / 5 stars

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GideonsGamingJoseph PughUnscored

There's a ton of stuff left for me to do, so while I'm not comfortable settling on a score just yet. I can say with incredible confidence that Valhalla is the most refined and well-designed Assassin's Creed game to date. As I move toward converting this piece from a review in progress to a full review. I expect I'll double down on that stance.

KotakuZack ZwiezenUnscored

Overall, it feels a lot of care and thought went into making Valahalla feel less like a checklist of things to do and more like a world to organically experience.

PolygonNicole CarpenterUnscored

Valhalla’s most intriguing story is one about faith, honor, and family, but it’s buried inside this massive, massive world stuffed with combat and side quests. That balance is not always ideal, but I’m glad, at least, that it forces me to spend more time seeking out interesting things in the game’s world.

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