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  • Developers

    • Iron Gate AB
  • Genres

    • Action
    • Adventure
    • Indie
    • RPG
    • Early Access
  • Platforms

    • Windows
    • Linux


A battle-slain warrior, the Valkyries have ferried your soul to Valheim, the tenth Norse world. Besieged by creatures of chaos and ancient enemies of the gods, you are the newest custodian of the primordial purgatory, tasked with slaying Odin’s ancient rivals and bringing order to Valheim.

Your trials begin at the disarmingly peaceful centre of Valheim, but the gods reward the brave and glory awaits. Venture forth through imposing forests and snow-capped mountains, explore and harvest more valuable materials to craft deadlier weapons, sturdier armor, viking strongholds and outposts. Build a mighty longship and sail the great oceans in search of exotic lands … but be wary of sailing too far...

Key features:

  • Huge procedurally-generated world - explore and inhabit mystical lands, from mysteriousforests to imposing snow-topped mountain ranges and stunning meadows, complete with their own creatures of legend to battle and wildlife to hunt.
  • Co-op PvE (2-10 players) - - Whether you want to brave the lands alone or venture with trusted allies, Valheim supports independent, player-hosted servers and unlimited world creation. We recommend playing co-op with 3-5 players.
  • Punishing dodge & block based combat system with a wide range of weapons
  • Build & sail ships - from flimsy rafts to imposing warships, build legendary vessels to conquer the seas and discover new lands.
  • Summon and defeat vengeful primordial bosses of myth and legend, and collect trophies to progress and craft new powerful items
  • Flexible house and base building system - raise mead halls, farms, settlements outposts, castles and more.
  • Intuitive item crafting - forge the finest weapons and armour, and craft food and mead.
  • Dedicated server- for players who want to run a persistent server. If you prefer not to run a server on your PC, consider renting a server at G-Portal.

Community-translated languages:
In addition to the officially supported languages, Valheim has several community-translated languages. As the name would suggest these are all translated by fans and members of the community, and is an ongoing process. We can't guarantee the quality nor completeness of any specific translation effort.

The following languages have been partially translated by the community:
  • Svenska
  • Italiano
  • Romanian
  • български
  • македонски
  • Suomi
  • Dansk
  • íslenska
  • Lietuvių kalba
  • čeština
  • Magyar nyelv
  • Português europeu
  • 한국어 (불완전한)


This page uses the steam API.

Valheim is an Early Access release, but done right, this itself is a rare case.

Valheim is something of true beauty, even though the art style is simplistic and some may see that as 'low quality', it really suits the playstyle of the game as a whole.

The strange mix of Playstation One textures and current day AAA styled lighting and environment effects works quite well, Valheim is a strange mix of pre-existing games such as Ark, Minecraft, World of Warcraft (but not on an MMO kind of level, just graphics wise) and it seems to have completely hit the metaphorical nail on the head.

Building in Valheim is a breeze once you get the hang of its sometimes finicky 'snap points', when you do you can build anything you desire so long as you have proper structural support for your build(s). If you fail to properly support you building(s) then you will notice it start to fall down right infront of your eyes - however you do get the resources back when it's destroyed from collapse which is a bonus and allows you to keep on building with just a few seconds to adjust your tactics on your build to provide proper support.
I personally find it better to build a skeleton structure before you append the outer walls/doors/windows/chimneys as it gives you a better feel for how the internal layout will be.

There is a catch with the building though, a Workbench is required and can be tedious to encase the entire build area within the 'safezone' of a workbench so you might need to build a few Workbench's around your build to fully encapsulate the work area.
A Workbench also requires its own enclosure (roof and walls required for crafting but NOT FOR BUILDING).

The Boss system is something not to be taken light heartedly at all, however - said Bosses do not come into play until you (and your team) want them to, so you have control of the progression in Valheim. You must collect items to summon each Boss in the game world at their respective shrines. Once you have defeated each boss you will collect a trophy that you can then get special abilities from once you have placed the trophy upon the shrine which can be activated upon request.

more to come...

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