Right now, I’m deep into Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It’s not just the game but also its whole vibe of Viking culture and Norse Mythology that has made me reflect on past games of the genre I’ve experienced and others that I’m still eager to play. So here’s a list of 5 Norse Mythology games for 2024 with great narratives, stunning visuals, and fun gameplay, perfect to play during this chilly season.
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Firstly, I believe it’s fitting to start with Skyrim. It might be overlooked for not featuring Norse Mythology directly, but indirectly, it’s possible to see that this game is heavily inspired by it.
It came out 11 years ago, but I truly think that it’s a game that marked a part of my life. Despite not having revisited it since then, it’s still fresh in my mind.
So, I can say that it still offers a great narrative by today’s standards and a feeling of awe and surprise that will make you want to explore every nook and cranny of its snowy landscapes while shouting at everyone or everything you want to.
Now onto a game that I’ve had on my backlog for so long that I completely forgot about it. I initially bought Valheim to play with a couple of friends on a gaming night years ago and haven’t played it since. Until the other week when I was searching for a game for this post.
Honestly, I don’t know why I left it on the shelf for so long. Usually, survival games are not my cup of tea, but this one introduces small RPG elements that boost my interest a lot.
Although I don’t know what I should be doing most of the time, it’s still fun running around the world collecting resources, building crooked houses, and making sure I have everything I need to make my next boss fight more manageable.
Senua's Saga: Hellblade I+II
With the sequel on the horizon, now might be the best time to pick up Senua’s Saga if you haven’t already. Although it can be quite grueling because of its trial-and-error progression, by the end, you’ll feel deeply rewarded, and exhausted.
Aside from gameplay, you’ll get to experience a visually breathtaking and narrative journey that’s heavily rooted in Norse Mythology.
And if I haven’t convinced you might want to check the trailers for both games and you’ll see that this is a game you can’t miss!
God of War
God of War is the only game on this list that I haven’t played (not counting Hellblade II) and want to, especially the latest ones that fit this list like a glove. Instead of following Greek mythology like the previous titles, this one is all about Norse Mythology.
I haven’t played any of the other games, which might seem odd because I was the target demographic at the time. They seemed awesome, but the way it was advertised as a brutal and gory game was always a major turn-off.
But looking at the new God of War, I can see that the franchise has matured and focuses more on the narrative, despite still having some gore. Right now, it sits on my list of Game of the Year games that I haven’t played, but I plan on playing through 2024. If the sequels ever grace the Steam Store, I’ll be right there to purchase them if the Steam Deck can handle it!
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
There is a ton of negativity towards Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and I get it, but this game fits so right with me.
It’s a very easy game with the right tools and skills, and it’s perfect to play before bed since I don’t need to use that much brainpower. I love running around its landscapes, finding treasures, and doing pointless tasks or taking my fellow Drengr on a boat trip to raid a couple of monasteries.
Currently, I’m halfway through and the story so far has been very endearing and full of mysteries, which is a great drive to keep playing until the very end. So, if you’re a fan of Norse Mythology and Vikings, this game will scratch your itch.
Norse mythology has an impressive presence in gaming, from Skyrim’s timeless charm to Valheim’s unexpectedly engaging survival RPG blend.
Whether revisiting classics or diving into new releases, these games offer immersive experiences that stand the test of time.
The captivating essence of Norse mythology persists, shaping the ever-evolving landscape of gaming. So, if you’re looking for Norse Mythology games for 2024 I’d say this list is a very good start!