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08 Feb 2021

What Is Valheim? Nordic Survival At Its' Best

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Brutal Exploration

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Viking Crafting

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Pros & Cons

Valheim is the latest Early Access Steam game to get a lot of buzz amongst the gaming community.

But, what actually is it? There hasn't been much advertising, so it's explosive reception is all-the-more surprising.

As of writing, according to Steam Charts, Valheim sits on an all-time peak of over 130,000 players! You can find their official site by following the link.

Brutal Exploration

Like any Open World Survival Crafting game, Valheim is only as good as it's "survival", right?

Valheim Dungeon Tomb
DUNGEONS - There's always more to explore in Valheim

Well, thankfully, Valheim does that part very well. What's more is Valheim's world is all procedurally-generated too!

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This means that you'll never get the same map twice and each new game will be a fresh adventure.

Viking Crafting

Valheim also borrows from it's peers by having an expansive building/crafting feature.

In this world, you can "raise your own viking mead hall, houses, castles, and more"!

Valheim Interior Hut
BUILD - Valheim has an extensive crafting feature that's worth getting stuck in to!

Not only this, but Valheim keeps the Vikingyr spirit at it's core with naval transport and combat a huge part of all this.

You can also forge powerful weapons and armour alongside cooking food and brewing mead. It really has it all!

Pros & Cons

If there's one thing that Valheim has... It's depth. It is a truly wonderful co-operative experience that will offer countless hours of fun.

Although, it isn't perfect. Yet.

Graphically, it is frankly a little lacking. Of course, with the immense scale of the game and the nature of it's development, this is to be understood.

However, it is a shame given the fact we have had so many fantastic representations of Nordic culture lately; most notably Assassin's Creed Valhalla and God of War.

Even still, this will undoubtedly be addressed in future updates and/or by Steam's Workshop community.

Valheim is currently available on Steam and is in early access.

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