Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition

An economic strategy game developed by Funatics and a spiritual successor to the once popular Cultures series. The game focuses on a Viking tribe whose members, after dying on the field of glory, find the gates of Valhalla closed shut. This turns out to be the result of a dispute between Odin and his son Leko, who failed his exam in godhood. As a result, he gets sent back to Earth, along with the souls of fallen Vikings, and the player must help them get back to Valhalla. While playing, you need to look after your tribe’s safety, protect them from wild beasts, as well as provide them with food and warm clothes. To this end, you have construct new production buildings and create thriving economy. Interestingly, the game does not give you direct control over your people. Instead, you have to influence their behavior by constructing appropriate buildings and encouraging them to engage in a particular activity.

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PC / Windows
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Valhalla Hills

Valhalla Hills | PC

Valhalla Hills release date for PC:

game language:
English

19 November 2015 | Worldwide

19 November 2015 | Europe

02 December 2015 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 6.8 / 10 calculated out of 58 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.2 / 10 calculated out of 18 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition

Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition | PS4

Strategy, Economic, RTS, Norse mythology, the Vikings

Companies responsible for Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition

Funatics Development | game developer

Daedalic Entertainment | publisher   Official website

Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition release date for PS4:

game language:
English

25 April 2017 | Worldwide

28 April 2017 | Europe PAL

25 April 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 1 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition (XONE) Cover
Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition

Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition | XBOX ONE

Strategy, Economic, RTS, Norse mythology, the Vikings

Companies responsible for Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition

Funatics Development | game developer

Daedalic Entertainment | publisher   Official website

Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

25 April 2017 | Worldwide

28 April 2017 | Europe PAL

25 April 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.  

Valhalla Hills for PlayStation 4 is an economic strategy developed by studio Funatics - the authors of the Cultures series - and in many ways the game is the spiritual successor to this popular old franchise. In addition, the game's chief designer Thomas Hauser was also involved in the making of The Settlers II.

Story

The game tells the story of a tribe of Vikings who have spent their lives pillaging and plundering Europe. Once they die, they venture to Asgard - the realm of gods; to their surprise they find the gates to Valhalla closed shut. It turns out that the reason for this state of affairs is a conflict between Odin and his son Leko, who miserably failed at becoming a proper deity. His upset father named him the god of the builders, and, along with the souls of the dead Vikings, banished him to Earth.

Gameplay

In the game the player assumes the role of Odin's banished son who must help his subjects return to Valhalla. We start the game at the bottom of a giant mountain and our aim is to open a portal through which the Vikings will go to the mystical land, after they overcome its guardians. First, however, it is necessary to ensure the survival of the Vikings, as the world around them is inhospitable and full of hazards. We need to provide them with food and warm clothes, as well as protect them from wild beasts and ghosts. In order to achieve this, we must complete a set of tasks prepared by the developers, create a functioning economy, and unlock more buildings.

In the game we don’t give direct orders to our subjects. Instead, each Viking has his or her own AI module shaping their behavior. The player must influence his or her Vikings indirectly, by constructing certain buildings and creating incentives for specific activities.

Technology

Valhalla Hills for PlayStation 4 is powered by the Unreal Engine 4 technology. What’s more, as the maps are randomly generated, there are new challenges awaiting us each time.

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PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains depictions of violence.
Do You Miss Settlers? Valhalla Hills Hits Steam Early Access Next Week

News 20 August 2015 09:56

Valhalla Hills is coming to Steam Early Access on 24 August. See a new gameplay video from this new economic strategy is based on Unreal Engine 4.

Valhalla Hills impressions – a spiritual successor to Settlers and Cultures

Preview 03 September 2015 14:19

Fans of the classic Settlers or the very successful Cultures saga, beware – Valhalla Hills will take you on a nostalgic trip to the past!