Jesper Kyd, Sarah Schachner, and Einar Selvik's soundtrack is stunning, never failing to amaze with beautiful cues deployed at all of the right moments. Eivor's voice actors are both excellent, too. Simply wonderful.
A great-looking game brimming with detail and life – Norway and England both look incredible, while character models look great, save for the ever-present clipping on certain items of clothing. Silly quibbles aside, Valhalla is a thing of beauty.
Instantly familiar with some nice tweaks to the formula, ensuring the experience feels a little different to the previous games. Combat has real heft to it, while traversal and exploration remains hugely rewarding.
Usually, the prospect of an even larger game world than the last game makes our heart sink. Seriously, how much bigger can they get? Thankfully, Valhalla is massive, but it doesn't feel like anything is extraneous or unwarranted.
A great list that rewards in the short term, then offers achievements for sinking time into all of the more long term goals, like settlement building, beating every Orlog opponent, and mastering Eivor's ludicrously expansive skill tree.