Northgard is an RTS based on Norse mythology where you control a viking clan exploring a new continent. On the surface it looks a bit like Age of Empires but I’ve found it to be more personal and emotionally involved than that. Your clan typically never grows much more than 30 people, so losing one matters - and it’s not just about combat. You have to survive winter, control territories, exploit resources and trade. I also love that there are more villager types than combat units; about a dozen including hunters, fishermen, miners, healers, woodcutters, the list goes on. Just out of early access, I might recommend leaving it a few weeks for bug fixes, but it’s generally really solid.
Rating: (probably 5 once they fix the minor bugs)
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