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Posted: 3 years ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Nidhogg is a fast two-player duelling game whose simple visuals belie the skill required to defeat your opponent. The novelty is that upon death you reappear in the next screen. The player to advance through the most screens wins.

It looks like a fighting game but is, in fact, more like fencing crossed with a tug-of-war. It's frantic and funny as players try and time their attacks. At times like graceful acrobatics while at others it's just frantic clumsy stabs.

Nidhogg II extends the fighting options but includes frequent arcade-style violence.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 12/09/2014, updated in 2014

Price: 60% off

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS Vita and PS4

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1-2 (2 online)

Genres: Fighting, Simulation (Action, Platform, Rhythm, Shooting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 13 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Messhof (@Messhof)




Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 2 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for frequent scenes of mild violence. Violence in the game is non-realistic looking. When a character dies, it will spectacularly fall apart into cartoon style skeletal pieces, the remnants of the character will then dissolve into a thick viscous liquid the colour of which is based on the colour of the character be it pink, orange etc. Very colourful effects and no blood or gore. The volume of ‘liquid’ that is seen on the ground before and after the character disappears is vastly more than that seen to exude from the character during the fight.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


Nidhogg usually costs £6.99 to £13.49. 


Nidhogg 2

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
You can buy a double pack to give one game to a friend on PC. Buying on PlayStation 3 also grants free access on PlayStation Vita via Cross-Buy feature on PlayStation. 


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