Survival games never go out of style, and every now and then one thing stands out in particular. Valheim only appeared days ago, but is already topping the list of Steam sales.

Valheim: A typical survival game, isn't it?

Valheim, by Iron Gate AB, was released on February 2, 2021. Shortly after its release, the game entered the top 5 of the Steam charts and is now even in it at the top, but what makes the game so special for the fans?

If you read through the comments, you will come across the same statements over and over again: “The game is challenging but not too difficult"," It's addicting and you don't want to stop ". According to the Steam player meKo, the reason for this is "the infinite possibilities through building, terraforming, crafting, combat systems, exciting encounters as well as researching and discovering the great world".

In addition, the word Minecraft, which refers to the procedurally generated map, which involves crafting as well as building a base. The fact that you can play the game with up to 9 friends and that everything revolves around Vikings and myths makes the game even more attractive for many.

Valheim: What is the game about?

In Valheim you slip into the role of a fallen hero whose soul was brought to Valheim. The place is planned by creatures of chaos and ancient enemies of the gods. Your job is to kill Odin's ancient rivals and restore order.

Dark forests, the ocean and snow-capped peaks are waiting for you, all of which offer you materials to deadlier weapons, armor, and Viking fortresses as well as building outposts.

Valheim has clearly escaped this list.

Valheim is still in the Early Access phase, so it's not finished yet. If you still want to play, you will benefit from a lower price, but you could stumble across bugs and errors. The advantage of Early Access is that you have the chance influence the game with your feedback and to do better – the developer will surely thank you.