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Norse myth has become a staple influence of gaming, to the extent that it often features in minor ways in games with no plot-line linking it to the Norse gods - this legendary weapon named Gjallarhorn (after the horn associated with the God Heimdallr…

Dr Maja Bäckvall's blog on Norse imagery and language in modern culture. The blog features many uses of runes in video games, among other topics.

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Maja Bäckvall (Uppsala University/University of Copenhagen) ‘Pick Up Rune: Rune Usage in Video and Computer Games’ at the IRC-Funded Conference ''Rediscovering the Vikings', UCC, 25 Nov. 2016. Chaired by Roderick Dale

Shirley McPhaul (University of Iceland), ‘Of Gods and Fictional Worlds: The Viking Age Proto-Fictional Universe in Narrative-Driven Videogames’. Chaired by Roderick Dale. Presentation at the IRC-Funded Conference ''Rediscovering the Vikings',…
Watch the all-new For Honor gameplay walkthrough of a Viking story campaign mission. Join the Raider in his raid through the Myre, land of the Samurai and discover the unique For Honor combat system: The Art of Battle. Available in both solo and…

Flowy is a game designed to help combat anxiety through game play based in Norse mythology.

Iron Tides is a Viking-based game combining survival, tactics and resource management. Players command a band of Vikings sailing through stormy seas in search of battle, loot and glory. The loot is then used to upgrade the players' home town, so that…

From the website:
'Viking Ghost is a comical, story driven "Arcade Action-Adventure-Dual Stick Shooter-Dungeon Crawl-Rogue-Like-Lite" (that tastes great...and less filling!).'

An article about the forthcoming Playstation game Vikings: Wolves of Midgard. The game uses Norse mythology and players take on the role of a Viking or Shieldmaiden trying to defend Midgard.
God of War gameplay trailer, which premiered at E3 2016.

This new release is set in the world of Old Norse mythology
[The influence of Norse Myth is readily apparent in this new release, with Niflhelm described as "a military empire of vast machinery".]

Description from YouTube:

The magical kingdom of Lucis is home to the sacred Crystal, and the menacing…

Super Scribblenauts is a Nintendo DS game that uses words to solve puzzles. At the start of the game you can write ala Scribble anything and if it is recognised it will appear. This is a screenshot of Valhalla, Hugin, Mugin, Viking, Valkyrie, Odin,…
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A game produced by South African Independent Games Development company, Gobbo Games. The game describes itself as "much more than your average, run-of-the-mill, Viking BMX Game." The game plays on stereotypes such as horned helmets, and is playfully…

From Wikipedia: "The Banner Saga is a Viking-themed tactical role-playing video game developed by Stoic... The game takes place in a Viking legend-inspired world, stuck in a perpetual twilight since the sun disappeared"

(From Wikipedia) "a science-fictional futuristic retelling of Norse mythology that portrays the Æsir, the Norse gods, as cybernetically enhanced humans, tasked with protecting mankind from the onslaught of Loki's army of machines."

Gauntlet was an eighties video game of dungeon exploration involving killing monsters and taking treasure. The game featured four playable characters, and was one of the very first games to have a playable female character. The characters were Thyla…

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One of the items you can collect in Animal Crossing is this Viking helmet (with horns)

(From Wikipedia) "The game is based on Norse mythology, where the war between the gods has sparked further conflict in the mortal realm of Midgard, where Freya's champion Skarin must lead Viking forces against that of the Goddess Hel."

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Witcher III is a fantasy RPG that features Viking-style berserkers at one point. These berserkers are warriors who change into animals in battle, becoming engines of slaughter with no care for their own safety. They can only return to human form once…
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