Bad North: Jotunn Edition

4.2
6.97K reviews
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Teen
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About this game

Your home is under attack. The king is dead at the hands of Viking invaders. Hope is a distant glimmer in the fog, fading fast with every passing moment. As you rise to take your father’s place as ruler, it will fall to you to stage your defences. But make no mistake – this is no fight for victory, but a desperate grasp for survival.

Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders, as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. Everything is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your subjects stain the ground red.

It’s charmingly brutal, with beautiful procedurally-generated islands and adorable soldiers juxtaposed against the blood-stained realities of war. You control the broad strokes of the battle, giving high level commands to your soldiers who try their best to carry them out in the heat of the moment. It’s accessibly deep, with simple player inputs masking a dynamic combat simulation that make it inviting to new players while challenging veterans.

Keep fighting, warriors. Not for power or riches or glory, but for hope of peace to come once again in the harsh lands of the Bad North.

Key Features

REAL-TIME TACTICS ROGUELITE: Position and relocate your troops to fend off the Vikings, who each have their own counters to the threats you pose. Pick your battles and plan your evacuations carefully! Lose a commander and they’re gone forever; lose everything, and it’s game over!

INTELLIGENT UNIT CONTROLS: You command the broad strokes of your defences and monitor positioning — your soldiers do the rest, navigating and engaging intuitively in response to the situation at hand.

PROCEDURALLY-GENERATED ISLANDS: Each island is both stylistically charming and unique in its layout. Plan your strategies around every nook and cranny, for you only get one chance to save them from the enemy invasion.

UNLOCKABLE UPGRADES: A stronger, smarter defence leads to greater rewards. Use these to develop your subjects from a ragtag militia into seasoned warriors.
Updated on
Feb 4, 2021

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Ratings and reviews

4.2
6.97K reviews
Indiana Jones
February 19, 2022
The game is fun and good and all until you have to restart every time you open. It sets itself up to have a progressive system where for example if you unlock a character with an attribute you can use them in a new run through. The issue is you'll never do that because the game resets itself whenever you close it. Still a good game though. I would love to play it, but it feels like a waste of time since nothing saves.
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MrMoustaffa
March 8, 2022
Perfect little bite sized strategy game. Kind of a tower defense vibe mixed with rts, you journey from island to island picking up new units, upgrades, and gold. Very FTL ish in that youre trying to stay ahead of the viking horde and keep your crew alive. Its no Total War or Xcom, but thats what I like. I can play this for 10-15 minutes whereas the other good strategy games take much longer. Seems theyve fixed whatever memory issue was going on in other reviews, Ive had no issue with saves.
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Braeden Allen
February 25, 2022
Really simple and fun art style in a simple to play game. Although it is simple to play, it is very hard to master. It jumps from microing a unit around the map to mastering when to use certain abilities and what items to put on your units to further your conquest. Worth every penny.
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