Vikings: War of Clans

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

  • Great sound and art – Lots of depth and light RPG elements
  • Does little to counter pay to win elements

Vikings: War of Clans extends the Plarium franchise with another MMORTS game that takes the level of polish and strategy further than their past releases in this space. This time around as a departure from the medieval you’ll be taking control of your own viking tribe on browser, iOS and Android.


The opening of Vikings: War of Clans is exactly what you would expect with a viking warrior greeting you as Jarl (chieftain) and helping you create the basics for your viking empire. You’ll be introduced to building construction with the farm, lumber camp, mine and barracks while also learning the basics of the upgrade based knowledge system to provide you with powerful boosts in key game areas.

Unlike other free to play strategy titles that give you some free currency to speed up this early introduction process, Vikings: War of Clans opts for a feature that remains useful throughout the game. Said feature allows anything with an under 5 minute timer to be finished instantly for free, which does away with most waiting for your first few hours while also avoiding those annoying moments later on when you find yourself logging into your account just a little too early.

From here Vikings: War of Clans falls into the usual gameplay of the genre with resources of food, lumber, iron, stone and silver being generated from buildings, raids on PvE locations or attacking other players. All of these resources are then funnelled back into your Viking settlement and army in order to unlock more content.


While core mechanics are nothing new, Vikings: War of Clans achieves a great level of production values and depth in every element. The music is quite aesthetically pleasing and visually your settlement is quite striking and includes a number of animated characters going about their daily business.

While gameplay depth comes from the strong host of buildings, large knowledge tree to push your vikings into a particular strength and the hero system which lets you develop a hero with items and skills for the battlefield. Overall Vikings: War of Clans has plenty of content for fans of this genre to play over a substantial period of time.


  • High quality Plarium title.
  • Command a viking settlement as the ruling Jarl.
  • Conquer towns and raid them for resources.
  • Develop your own hero with items and skills.
  • Hundreds of knowledge items to research for powerful boosts.



Review Platform: iOS

This review was first published on December 30, 2014. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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