Reviews for Mount & Blade: Warband DNS

94

Addictive Fun!

thegaminglyfe | June 21, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »

Mount & Blade is one of those games where you play for hours and can honestly feel that the fun you had makes it worth every minute. There are lots of possibilities of things you can do in the game from making a kingdom or seizing someone else's to doing a skirmish with just you against 100 bots trying to kill you. The gameplay is very unique and challenging and you will spend hours fighting with the swords trying to anticipate other people's moves. Highly recommended to someone looking for an unique experience.

80

Realistic Dynasty Warriors

HeyImPhoenix | June 10, 2013 | See all HeyImPhoenix's reviews »

Like the title says, the best way for me to describe this is a realistic Dynasty Warriors. You charge in to battle with your sword and try and kill as many of the opposition as you possibly can. The only trouble in this game is that when you get slashed, you take a lot of damage! If your army is outnumbered then there is a good chance you will lose and strategy becomes really important! The multiplayer is the most fun aspect in my opinion, grouping up with your friends and storming a castle is really fun, trying to avoid all of the arrows and climbing up the castle wars in first person really gives you a good perspective.

90

Worth Every Penny

Corndawg | June 8, 2013 | See all Corndawg's reviews »

While owners of vanilla may see this as a glorified expansion, it's much more than that. The countless gameplay improvements, the updated graphics, and the addition of multiplayer make it a worthy buy for anyone who owns the vanilla and also allows for new players to skip the humdrum of the original for the whole package. But it's not just about the improvements, there's also the mods. The Mount&Blade series has the advantage of being one of the most modder friendly games out there, and people have taken full advantage of that. A plethora of mods exist that range from graphics improvements, sounds, gameplay, to full conversions. This allows for whole new games all for the price of one and it is definitely worth it.

93

Amazing

Kaminda | June 7, 2013 | See all Kaminda's reviews »

If you want a to play a M&B game this is the one. If you want a game with a great story then this isn't the game because there is none, but if you are looking for an amazingly unique army building RPG game then you've found it.

85

AWESOME GAME!

themastr4 | June 5, 2013 | See all themastr4's reviews »

One of my favorite games to play and definitely the best in the Mount and Blade series

90

Fun and Blade!

brenker99 | June 4, 2013 | See all brenker99's reviews »

This game just so addicting!. I played 4 hours in a row with out noticing! you can conquer castles burn villages make you're own kingdom Anything is possible But the one thing that bore me it is the Long siege that can take an hour if its a 1000 VS 1000 army. and you barley do anything while it happens. you just look at it. Beside that this game desserve to be played.9/10.

94

It has everything that the original lacked

kalil | June 4, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »

Better graphics, better technology, a combat system more accurate (in the original if you were riding, was hard hit an enemy), a mapping biggest one faction more, and best of all, a unique multiplayer mode in we will have several game modes, all very good.

Like the original, Warband is an RPG with a touch of action and strategy. We may be exactly what we want: a merchant who goes from town to town selling their goods, a bandit who attacked caravans and loot villages, a gentleman who makes his living in tournaments that take place in cities, a mercenary who works for the highest bidder, a commander who works for some kingdom, a nobleman who conquered territories to their king, etc ... And an option that was not in the original: to be the leader own your own kingdom, and try, based on conquest, unify all Calradia.

The soundtrack is the same as the original, which was excellent. The sounds of weapons, soldiers, horses, etc ... to greatly improved, reaching an exceptional level. But it has the same fault as the original dubbing no, not even in English. Although, believe me when I tell you that this game does not need it.

90

A great RPG game

Chauci | June 3, 2013 | See all Chauci's reviews »

This a different kind of RPG, the story is much more put in the background while managing your economy, soldiers and companions is much more important, you start off as a mecenary and it is up to you, to choose and side and help in the ever ongoing war between the factions. The combat is wonderful with direction controlled attacks and blocks. This results in a much more skilled combat which you will enjoy when you lead your armies to war.

82

Best M&B series

lok0812 | June 3, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

This is by far the best M&B game in the series. The gameplay is much more enjoyable and playable when compared to the new entry WFaS due to the gun addition in the game. With the DLC to Warband it will have the similar weapons except playable. The graphic can be dated but it is still fun none the less. The online community is large for a game this old and mods are being played everyday. A must get if you like battlefield in a medieval theme.

98

buy and play now

cristiano171 | May 28, 2013 | See all cristiano171's reviews »

Graphics and soundtrack Mount and Blade: Warband has beautiful graphics. High quality textures, lighting effects and shadow beautiful, and numerous types of landscapes: places covered by snow, forests, meadows, castles, manors, houses, etc.. There are so many different environments and landscapes and wonderful that you can often lose good minutes just observing things around you. The characters are very well modeled and have a very interesting AI. Often it is difficult to catch an enemy off guard, the back, and during a battle, you can see enemies moving away from its allies and coming towards you, which will require, of course, a lot of cunning and skill on your part. Incidentally, it is worth mentioning that the game switches between day and night naturally and gradually as you play. Therefore, you constantly observe a beautiful sunset and soon after is a beautiful night with a great starry sky. The dawn is not very different, and so on. You can indeed rest in some cities, to wait for the time to pass and earn some money only by such rest.

The soundtrack is very beautiful. Fully orchestral, is beautiful and adequate, and accompanies moments of tension or calm you through the game. The soundtrack Warband also serves well as a motivational tool, say: When in battle, she becomes epic and strong, making our will to fight (and win) becomes even stronger. I used to say that life, for me, needs soundtrack, and this is one of the questions I always watch very carefully in a game. And in Warband, I can say that its soundtrack captivated me too. Multiplayer The multiplayer Mount and Blade: Warband is wonderful. I agree with what Mikail Yazbeck, of TaleWorlds, said: "The multiplayer Warband is wonderful and fierce." There are several game modes available, from "capture the flag", through battles between armies to a fantastic and "killer" so called "Deathmatch", where each fights for himself. In this mode, you simply walk through the scene looking for the enemy (s) to fight (they also will look for you, be sure of that). Then, you must use all the expertise it has acquired in the handling of weapons and fighting to emerge victorious from each contest. You can play online matches with up to 64 players simultaneously, and is also available the "quick match" for you to enter swiftly in a match. The Warband multiplayer is awesome and addictive, and you run the serious risk of "losing" hours and hours playing online with real players. 've Found so Brazilians playing Warband, in a very entertaining game in which I participated. You can also talk to the players through the game itself. Finishing

Mount and Blade: Warband is a fantastic game, indicated who enjoys a good RPG with large doses of action, and likes to make decisions and interact with the characters. It is a game that requires some patience at first, until you learn at least the basics. It is a game developed with great care and, in my opinion, is worth much more than what is being charged for it. This review also serves as a "prelude", say, for the competition we have in place and that tomorrow will gift a copy of Mount and Blade: Warband to the winner. Here is my review of this amazing game, which I'm sure will take many hours of my limited time available. And I would like to end this review by thanking Mikail Yazbeck, of TaleWorlds, support and kindness. Thanks for your support, Mikail! Warband is available for purchase on the site of the developer, the TaleWorlds, and also on Steam at Direct2Drive, GamersGate and Impulse in.

90

Unlike Anything Else

cevana | May 26, 2013 | See all cevana's reviews »

Don't let the graphics fool you. I have lost more hours to this game than any since Morrowind. It is so hard to describe, because it is without a peer in the gaming world. Part simulation, part war game, part hack-and-slash...kind of.

Pros: -The possibilities are nearly limitless. Play a noble night, savage horse archer, silver-tongued trader, archer bandit. You'll probably want to end up riding a horse and sitting the throne at least once, but the replay value is practically limitless. - The original and intuitive mouse-controlled attack direction forms the spine one of the most rewarding combat systems in any game, ever. Whether delivering that perfect spear thrust through an enemy's skull, or feinting the opponent with your arming sword just in time for a swift counterattack, the game creates drama in every small skirmish. -Mods mean its never the same game twice. An incredible modding community offers graphical improvements, even more control over the minutiae of on-the-field battle, and a host of other perks (diplomacy, seafaring, pageant-filled tournaments, etc. etc.)

Cons -A bit of a learning curve to advance from 'proficient' to 'good' at the game

95

Warband Review

ExpiredJordan | May 26, 2013 | See all ExpiredJordan's reviews »

Pretty much every game claims to have large scale battles, Role Playing Elements, and an amazing combat system. The problem is hardly any games ever live up to this, so I was surprised when I played Mount and Blade: Warband and it actually delivered. If you have ever played the original Mount and Blade, Warband takes place in a fictional medieval world where war and killing are a way of life. Rulers always have knives up to each others necks ready to take the claim as the sole King of the land, and this is where you come in. You can choose to help anyone of the existing nations which each of their own unit benefits and cultures, or you can make your own claim on the lands and become the absolute king. Either way you choose to go, there are many features you can try out like city or town management, marriage, and maintaining a loyal army. Once you have an army you are ready for war. Which brings me to the combat. Warband is true to its predecessor and delivers the most realistic and fun combat system around. With all the constant fighting it is a good idea to start choosing a few weapons to master, and Warband makes this extremely easy by giving a wide range of death dealing weapons, such as the standard sword, axes, maces, spears, bows, crossbows, throwable axes and blades, and massive two handed weapons. Each one of these weapons have their own advantages and disadvantages such as the large two handed blades and axes which do massive damage, yet at the same time making the user open to attacks from its slow swing speed. The Mount in Mount in Blade shows just how much work was done to make the mounted combat enjoyable and balanced. Not only are you fast moving on a horse but you also get a massive speed bonus for damage dealt to anyone stupid enough to try stopping one of these beast. From using all the different weapons in the game on a horse or not you get points to level your combat skills up. The RPG aspect of the game is relatively normal with skills to level and weapons to master, but at the same time it is addiction to max out a combat skill just so you can become your armies powerhouse unit. Your character is not the only one who can level up, any named companion you recruit will also level up in the same way and can be given weapons and armour to use. The bulk of your army; the unnamed soldiers have different advancement trees. You could start out two of the same farmers and one could become a sword wielding knight while the other could end up a bow wielding ranger. Since the majority of your time will be in battles it is best that you decide what kind of soldiers suit your playstyle and upgrade accordingly. Now that the single player is out of the way its time to discuss the multiplayer. Warband's multiplayer has the large scale battles the single player is known for, with the combat system that is easy to pick up. Or you can download one of the many community made multiplayer Game Modules such as cRPG or Mount and Musket, with a good game module the multiplayer or singleplayer is turned into something completely different and often for the better. When it comes to singleplayer mods there are many great ones, some that are in well known fictional worlds such as Middle Earth or Westeros, or you can try one of the mods that take the game out of the medieval setting and put it into a modern day gun wielding one, such as The Old West or Star Wars. Warband does have a few problems like the low graphics or the occasional bugs, but overall it is an amazing game that deserves to be checked out. Overall Mount and Blade: Warband deserves a 95.

82

Mount & Blade Review

Dowtown73 | May 21, 2013 | See all Dowtown73's reviews »

A complet game, with a lot of details. Even if the graphisms are not really pretty, the gameplay makes the difference and it's a really pleasure ! It's game who needs to be use with mods, who extend his life to an infinity of possybilities !

85

Amazing Game, Even better with DLC

hellomoto7 | May 20, 2013 | See all hellomoto7's reviews »

As soon as I started playing this game, I was hooked. Since last august, I have put almost 1000 hours into this game, and I still play it everyday. The campaign, multiplayer, as well as the many mods and the dlc offer a variety of time periods, game types, and is basically a new game within every mod that makes it so you never tire of this game. But the main thing that hooked me was the combat system. The four attack directions give a huge variety of options when in melee combat, and to duel an actual player online is very exciting and exhilarating.

There are a few small glitches here and there such as textures not loading, giving white shapes instead of colors, and sky boxes not being there. In the campaign the map also sometimes bugs out and it looks like you are travelling in the sky. In gameplay, though, there are little or no errors that I can see, and all mechanics of the four attack work perfectly.

Overall, this game is so much fun, and even though I got the whole Mount & Blade series on sale for $8, I would gladly pull full price for it, if something were to happen to my steam account.

95

Amazing game!

camkinz1 | May 16, 2013 | See all camkinz1's reviews »

This game has countless hours to be spent on it. Whether it's taking over a castle, or just stealing cattle from a village, this game is hard not to recommend to people. If you are looking for a great medieval game, look no further than Mount & Blade: Warband. You will be glad you picked this one up.

90

Amazing Open World Experience

Mr_Eazysteel | May 10, 2013 | See all Mr_Eazysteel's reviews »

This is one of the few games that never get bad, you have lots and I mean LOTS of replayability.

Singleplayer:

The singleplayer is a sandbox game, you can do what you want, but it is more or less built around achieving world domination. I say this in the way that you can be a trader or a mercenary throughout the whole game, but you would not get full satisfaction from it. It is somewhat like playing a Grand Theft Auto game as a racing game, it is sort of possible but it's obvious the game is not built around it. There are however a lot of things to do, and if you feel there is something missing I'm sure there is a mod that can fix it. It takes a fair amount of time to achieve your goal of world domination. So it will take a while to get through one playthrough, I personally find this fine and fun, but others might not. Due to the nearly infinite amount of ways to achieve world domination, the replayability is nearly infinite and once you get bored of that there are mods to fix that.

Multiplayer:

Multiplayer, is basically the combat part of the singleplayer. There are a variety of game modes, from FFA to TDM to Siege. The combat is very skill based, it takes time to get good at, there is not much of a random element. It is very intuitive and not too complicated. You want to attack from the right hand side, you left click + slide your mouse to the right and your character attacks from the right hand side. Reflexes play a big part in this, if you have slow reflexes you'll tend to die a lot. Ping can be an issue when it comes to this, seeing as how it is reflex based. The online community is great, you can join clans and fight in epic organized sieges and skirmishes.

Overall Comments:

-The modability is great you want to play the singleplayer with guns? You can find a mod for that. Want the multiplayer to be set during Roman times? You can find a mod for that. This greatly increases replayability.

-The graphics are pretty bad compared to modern standards. They are like Playstation 2 graphics.

  • Every gameplay aspect that is not combat related is somewhat simple and repetitive (Although there are mods to fix that). I'd rather have them do a few good aspects then a bunch of bad ones. Although the noncombat aspects are fine they could definitely be better.

  • Once you play and get good at multiplayer, the AI in singleplayer gets very easy to beat. You will end up fighting like a god in singleplayer.

The reason I give this a 90 and not a 100 is because of the graphics and a few minor things. Aside from that it is near perfect.

97

Welcome to the dark ages

Ksiqno | May 10, 2013 | See all Ksiqno's reviews »

I won't rate this game as a 100 because I don't think any game is completely perfect, although Warband has really fought to be so.

The combat system is great, for the first time you actually feel like you're a knight, or an archer. You feel the weight of your armor, your horse, your absurdly-long-great-axe.

The diplomatic aspect could be slightly improved, and the sieges can be repetitive sometimes but in that case you just need to go do another thing for a while.

One mostly relevant aspect is the modding community. There are plenty of mods, improving every single aspect of the game, so the player can be comfortable with the actual game state. Share

70

Amazing battle system, but not much else

Antix | Jan. 9, 2013 | See all Antix's reviews »

This game offers, without a doubt, the most detailed melee fighting system in a video game. You control the arc of every swing of your weapon, and the damage you do takes momentum into account, along with where you strike and how heavily armored that area is. It is completely free-form and you are in total control. Nothing else quite like it. Unfortunately, outside of that, it doesn't offer much. You basically just go and kill things to become the leader of a warband from a nobody. Every other aspect of the game feels to be stuck in beta or even alpha. But what it does offer, is simply excellent. You can fight thousands of battles without ever getting bored and the character customization is deeper than most other action-RPGs. The multiplayer is the icing on the cake. If you ever wanted to take part in a medieval battle, this game is a must own.

84

Living Medieval

aronater | Dec. 17, 2012 | See all aronater's reviews »

Mount and Blade: Warband truly is a gem of a game. The premise is simple enough; fight your way to the top of the land. The gameplay is anything but simple, however. Blending many different genres together, Warband manages to shine despite its disappointing graphics, because of one area; the combat. As tiring as it may be to run various fetch quests, and to constantly head to the nearest town or village to sell your inventory, there's nothing that gives such an adrenaline rush like thundering into battle on horseback at the head of a small army. A successful sword slash into an enemy while speeding past him, or a well placed arrow, is indescribably satisfying. Putting together your army was frustrating and tedious at times, but battle is when you reap the fruits of your labor.

So if you need the latest graphics and a linear, tightly paced story, then move on. But if you can overlook some flaws, and see the amazing combat that Warband has to offer, then do yourself a favor and try this game out. You will likely find the hours flying by, as you advance further and further up the ladder of medieval society.

89

Pearl of the gaming world.

Darder | Dec. 9, 2012 | See all Darder's reviews »

When I saw this game and bought it, I didnt know what was coming to me. A very deep RPG with a very high replayability. The RPG elements included in this game are just great, as you really feel, see and experience your character's development. You create your own army and then take over castles and the whole country in unique, huge and intense battles. You can be whatever you want : An archer, a Swordsman, a horse rider.... And the multiplayer of this game features incredible battles up to 120 players! If that is not enough to convince you, I dont know what can! Buy it!

89

A Middle Age simulator

V2lentin | Oct. 24, 2012 | See all V2lentin's reviews »

Mount & Blade Warband is probably the best Mount&Blade game to date, being a real upgrade to the original. This game doesn't have a proper story and is more of a sandbox, allowing you to play the role of an adventurer trying to make a name for himself.

After creating your character and choosing a background story, you get to ride through the land of Calradia, where you'll have to choose a faction to fight for. If you prove worthy enough, you can even get to be a marshall or king. There are companions that can be recruited, each one of them having specific skills that can help your party, like engineering or medical skills.

The gameplay is rather simple, but the multitude of choices gives it some complexity. You can choose to be a merchant or you can be a mercenary fighting for your king, against other factions. every action you take has an influence on the way other lords or kingdoms behave towards you. The graphics of the game are not very polished, but they're functional and the armors and shields are pretty detailed. A big upside of the low graphics quality is the fact that the game can be played even on older systems.

The soundtrack is not very rich, but the music fits the atmosphere of the game, just like the graphics. There are no voices and all the dialogue is written.

The combat is very well done and easy to master. Drag the mouse one way and the weapon will hit that way. Simple and effective. There are various weapons, from swords and bows to lances and throwing knives. The one thing that separates this game from other medieval themed games is the lack of magic. Overall, the game is very addictive and it's really worth is money. A great game, especially when you realize it was made by only a few men devoted to their passion.

92

Surprisingly great

Mikester7 | Aug. 8, 2012 | See all Mikester7's reviews »

Mount and Blade: Warband is a strange one for me in that I can see its flaws and lack of polish, but I still see it as one of my absolute favorite games. It features unique, rewarding and excellent combat and a massive difficulty scaling to cater to different players. It has an amazing modding community with plenty of overhaul mod packs that I highly recommend, but are certainly not required to enjoy the game. The multiplayer is interesting, I believe it lacks balance in experienced battles, though most games do. It features an unique campaign map that is difficult to explain, but it's a HEAP of fun and incredibly addicting while lasting a practically endless amount of time due to high replayability. I have certainly not spent even a fraction of time in comparison to Warband on any other single player game. GET Warband now, it is incredibly cheap for the amount of time you will get out of it (i'm on 100 hours). Avoid the original, Warband is just an improved version and Fire and Sword, while good, is no where near as great as Warband.

85

A lack of polish, but fun nonetheless

UltraJake | July 27, 2012 | See all UltraJake's reviews »

The Singleplayer is fun, and with modding you can end up commanding a huge number of troops, owning land, and slaughtering your foes in a variety of time periods and settings. The mod community really is great. However, Multiplayer is where the game gains most of its reputation, and for good reason. Avoiding your inevitable death can be tough, and archers are a force to be reckoned with. Cavalry are powerful, but can be tough to master and can quickly get you in a position that is less than ideal. Melee infantry can be speicalized in a number of way, going for throwing weapons, axes, pikes, shields, swords, etc... These all effect how you play quite a bit. With the ability to play on servers with up to 200 other players, it is an epic experience.

85

Nothing like this, specially on multiplayer

viju | June 24, 2012 | See all viju's reviews »

Wonderful medieval fighting game. Despite not having the best graphics, or the best effects of physics, there's nothing like Mount & Blade gameplay. Although it started focusing in singleplayer, this title adds multiplayer, and it has become the real strength of the game, with an active community, many mods and lots of maps. It's easy to play but really difficult to master, because you can attack in 4 directions, but you'll have to parry in the same direction you are attacked. So you have to be very quick and experienced to stay alive after fighting your enemies. Choose between warrior (one handed or two handed, sword or axe, lance, hammer...), bowman, crossbowman and horseman, and get into an unforgiving and cruel battle, where team playing and being cautious, but at the same time brave will decide which team wins.

90

It's a gem, highly addictive with a great modding community

POOTDISPENSER | June 13, 2012 | See all POOTDISPENSER's reviews »

Before I continue this review, buy it. Like, now.

This game is insanely addictive that draws you in and clocks in the hours. You start out as a character with a background of your choice, and what you choose to do from there onwards is up to you.

Be sure to visit the Mount & Blade forums for tips and downloading mods. Another reason to get the game.

It has a particularly difficult learning curve when you start off, but you will be fine after getting a hang of the game's mechanics.

That's all I need to say. Get it now.

95

Warband Review

khryon | May 6, 2012 | See all khryon's reviews »

"Don't judge a book by a cover." This idiom is exactly what describes Warband, a game with graphics that aren't next-gen but amazing gameplay that can last for dozens upon dozens of hours.

In the single player campaign, you start off as a mercenary and slowly climb your way up the latter by doing favors for Kings and killing enemies for Renown. Different factions fighting each other makes the whole world seem very "alive". By the time you've collected enough renown, you vassalage becomes avaliable and is where the game starts to truly shine. As you start to gain fiefs and castles, an option also appears: the right to rule and rebelling against your lord. What comes next, is really up to you as the gameplay is extremely deep and rewarding.

Words cannot do this game justice, as you can simply put hours upon hours into this game and finding that you've just covered the tip of the iceberg. Simply put, a recommended game for anyone who's even considering.

99

Worth the money

obolus_cz | April 14, 2012 | See all obolus_cz's reviews »

The game features really unique combat system with extremely steep learning curve. In multiplayer you can easily defeat better equipped and numerically superior players if you have a great skill and/or teammates that work together.

The singleplayer itself is a very good fun, but where the game really starts to kick in are the mods made by community.

Like I've been playing a mod for this game for over 2 years now. Ever dreamed about being a part of 75 vs 75 multiplayer battle where each player is human controlled and you're just a tiny part of a team while all being on TS? Just bring it on... M&B cRPG mod

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QjCz5kf7q8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS-m_5s3aZ4 (a bit of promo :o)

99

Worth the money

obolus_cz | April 14, 2012 | See all obolus_cz's reviews »

The game features really unique combat system with extremely steep learning curve. In multiplayer you can easily defeat better equipped and numerically superior players if you have a great skill and/or teammates that work together.

The singleplayer itself is a very good fun, but where the game really starts to kick in are the mods made by community.

Like I've been playing a mod for this game for over 2 years now. Ever dreamed about being a part of 75 vs 75 multiplayer battle where each player is human controlled and you're just a tiny part of a team while all being on TS? Just bring it on... M&B cRPG mod

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QjCz5kf7q8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS-m_5s3aZ4 (a bit of promo :o)

90

Essential

Eames | April 1, 2012 | See all Eames's reviews »

I feel this is a essential addition to any pc gamer's collection, especially if they are a fan of wargames.

There's many mods available, so you will never get bored of this game. You can turn the game into a MMO or fight organised line battles with muskets. There's even a mod that turns the game into a spaghetti western!

If you are a bit bored with all the samey modern war fps games coming out, you should try this game. For me it reignited my passion for multiplayer pc gaming.

This is also the mount & blade game I'd reccomend if you only want to to buy a single entry from the series. Its mainly multiplayer focused but also has the same style of grand single player campaign seen in the first game.

See you on the battlefield.

83

Amazing game

vigotski | Sept. 5, 2011 | See all vigotski's reviews »

Grand strategy games are very difficult to be good. This is one of the good games! The huge battles are incredible, they really have the feeling that movies like Braveheart transpass. The open world is very interesting to explore and the different factions offer a great number of challenges and multiple playthroughs. And, last but not least, an absurd number of MODS! Yes, the modding community is very active and there's always excellent and very interesting new mods to play. Buy Mount & Blade: Warband now!

100

Amazing

keysersoze16 | Aug. 26, 2011 | See all keysersoze16's reviews »

This game is just amazing, finally a game that satifies me for what I love about medieval history and for anybody who loves medieval history then this is a game for you! At this price you are getting a VERY VERY long single player with the addition of multiplayer which is just as fun.

The Singleplayer: Each single player is different as you can choose which faction you want to be with, but with each faction you will make enemies and gain new friends and just watch out for those pirates! With its extreme battles on horse back using crossbows, bow and arrows, swords and axes to throwing daggers and spears it is ap leasure to play over and over!

The Multiplayer: Mental fun! this is all I can say, you can have 50 vs 50 medieval fun, and what fun it is, storming castles, using ladders and seige weapons!

On a side note, I wish they would come out with an updated game using Trebuchets and to be a little more gpraphics, but other than this, pure genius game!

95

So much freedom!

D3ATH | Aug. 25, 2011 | See all D3ATH's reviews »

Great medieval-themed game set in a fantasy world named Calradia. Regions vary from cold snowlands to hot deserts. Take part in huge battles. Choose from many weapons from swords to crossbows and armors from simple farmer suit to heavy metal armor. Help a kingdom to onquer other kingdoms, or even form your own kingdom. It's up to you who you will be in this game, whether you want to be a peaceful trader, a mighty knight, an evil raider or a king controlling the whole Calraida. This game also features a multi-player feature, but that is pretty much just a battle mode and not as fun as single player, but still fun enough to keep you busy.

90

Fantastic, great mod community that extends the game

Johnnsen | Aug. 24, 2011 | See all Johnnsen's reviews »

Mount and Blade: Warband is an excellent upgrade to its predecessor, and features an engaging campaign that will easily occupy you for 20 or 30+ hours on one playthrough, depending on what you choose to do. The replay potential is huge, and its basically open ended. It features huge battles in vast, open landscapes like deserts, fields, valleys and forests. The huge amount of mods out there extend the game a lot. Especially multiplayer gains from the mods, as there are brilliant multiplayer additions out there. My favorite being C-RPG, featuring an persistent experience where you level up your character and buy new gear from gold gained from playing online and winning battles on servers with 100+ players. Another great one is Vikingr. A game easy to recommend for people who like medieval settings and warfare.

90

Great game!

tr4656 | Aug. 22, 2011 | See all tr4656's reviews »

Mount and Blade Warband is a awesome sandbox game set in the medieval times. The tutorial is admittedly bad and there is a slight learning curve, especially on horseback but once you get over that hump, its a fun immersive game. You can play however you want, whether you want to be a ruler or be a mercenary, its all up to you. The battles can be huge and the multiplayer is quite fun if you decide to download a few mods for the game. You can spend hundreds of hours in this and the community is fairly good. There are plenty of mods if you want to customize and is much better ,in my opinion, then Fire and Sword, the next expansion in the Mount&Blade series. Overall, its a great game and worth every penny.

90

A great sandbox/rpg game

gossip5 | Aug. 18, 2011 | See all gossip5's reviews »

While fire and sword was a huge flop, this game set the standards with the amazing mods and huge community. The vanilla game itself, however, is a very big and vacant world. If you really want to enjoy this game, get some mods on. There's mod packs so big, it's bigger then the game itself. However, the multiplayer is the best thing out there with the huge battles and raging swords clashing. Pick this one instead of fire and sword. The general gameplay is huge battles with quests thrown in. To fully enjoy the game, you need to mass up your army and pit it against others. Then, you'll feel the satisfaction of victory with your men and soldiers. A must buy.

30

Mount & Blade: Warband - Review

mevidek | Aug. 18, 2011 | See all mevidek's reviews »

Mount & Blade is a long-running medieval sand-box, free-roam style game with loads of possibilities. Promising a satisfying level of depth, and gameplay, Mount & Blade: Warband expands on the already strong series, including multiplayer. No, that was a lie. Well, the latter was correct. M&B:W is an expansion, but is not satisfying. It's one of those games that you'll be looking forward to playing, but once you've played it, you've played it all.

With awful graphics, worse and not as fun gameplay than its predecessors, M&B:W is perhaps the worst game of the series. Carrying on with the usual beginning of the games where you select your kingdom, and upbringing, there isn't much in the way of story that is memorable.

The multiplayer is stale and un-inventive, the options are not as vast as before, and it feels really long to play.

Overall, Mount & Blade: Warband is a boring, poorly-made, not creative, and very, very long game. Verdict: DON'T BUY!

90

Great game

Ninjer | Aug. 16, 2011 | See all Ninjer's reviews »

The learning curve of this game is around 1-3 hours, but once you past it, be amazed.

I admit, I was extremely frustrated learning the combat mechanism in the tutorial area. I nearly died by the first few people (on one on one). Once you feel ready to move on (which you should, because the tutorial will not be enough), then the true learning begins. You start off with recruiting your army, and bandits will be chasing you all over the place, killing your people over and over.

After a while, you will start feeling immersed, not because of the graphics (in my opinion, it's not that great), but because of the ability of running your army and doing what you want. You can take over the whole kingdom if you wanted to. Multiplayer is just as fun, but it takes a while to get used to (also, download the mod for MP of moddb so you can join the better protected servers). The tutorial isn't enough to get out of the learning curve in my opinion, but if you want to experience a unique game, buy this. (Also, I enjoyed Warband much more than the first)

95

Amazing Medieval Game

IganX | July 22, 2011 | See all IganX's reviews »

M&B: Warband is a totally awesome game. The amount of options you get with your character, starting with the selection of your origins, are incredible. You can join one of the many nations, be a mercenary and work on your own, or create your own kingdom. The Battle and Siege system is a mixture of action and RTS in which you control your own character giving orders to your army, having at your disposal many different units. The combat and enemy AI is great, the graphics are decent enough, and the lenght of the game depends only on you, for there isn't a defined storyline. The game also has RPG features which allow you to define your character and your combat style. Overall, the game is totally recommendable for any user who likes action, RTS and sandbox type of games.

80

Medieval sandbox!

Muzicjohn | June 21, 2011 | See all Muzicjohn's reviews »

Yes, you can do what you want! Want to buy some goods and trade them? No problem, go and try to get rich. Want to pillage willages? Go and be cruel! Or maybe you want to defend poor people and establish a new "government" (king)? Yes, go, hire your army, upgrade it, fight and do your goals. This is game for those who have hundreds of hours of free time, just play it!

78

Medieval battles

Arthan | June 15, 2011 | See all Arthan's reviews »

It's the ultimate simulator for medieval battles, it's what you always dream about. Ride your horse aiding villagers or sieging castles all over Calradia and become the ruler of the world or your own or as a vassal to any of the kingdoms of the game. It's up to you.

75

Free-roam game set in medieval times

Arukardo | June 2, 2011 | See all Arukardo's reviews »

In Mount & Blade: Warband your goal is simple: rule all of the Calradia. You start as a simple mercenary but later you can become faithful vassal or even the king.

Mount & Blade: Warband is a mix of action and turn-based strategy games. You travel on world map as in turn-based strategy game and fight or explore villages and cities in third-person. While there is no actual story other than rule Calradia, you can do various quest to earn gold and improve relations with other lords or cities. Quest differs from simply delivering goods to capturing enemy lords.

Graphics are not top quallity but in won't prevent you from enjoying the game. In fighting mode you can command your troops to follow, stand, charge, Every field battle usually turns into over 100 troops mosh-pit. Sieges or defences are more enjoyable as you can walk in castle courtyard. After capturing or being awarded a fief you can improve it with new building which give you various bonuses, you can start a production to earn additional gold.

The main difference from the original Mount & Blade is multiplayer. Default number is 64 players but you can find a modded servers which supports more than 100.

A large community can offer you a plenty mods from texture mods to gameplay enhancments.

If you played many strategy games and wondered what it would feel to fight in actual battle, this games is for you!

86

Brilliant little game

spayler8 | June 1, 2011 | See all spayler8's reviews »

I downloaded the demo of this after reading the positive reviews, 2 hours later I knew I had to buy it.

The game is a mash-up of a number of different genres, taking elements of strategy, action and role playing games. You create your own army from scratch, trade and fight bandits eventually progressing to sieging castles fighting other armies for control of the land. I haven’t played multiplayer or attempted to mod the game yet (there are loads apparently) but am looking forward to it.

The graphics are not great by today’s standards, but some locations are still scenic. The advantage of this is that you can run the game on a low spec system. I’m playing it on an ultra portable laptop, with a 1.4ghz solo processor and an ATI 4330m and it runs on full settings mostly (some massive battles slow it a little). This game is proof that there is no substitute for good gameplay.

If you are still unsure, try the demo!

80

Warband > Original

wakenbakejake | May 27, 2011 | See all wakenbakejake's reviews »

Mount and Blade Warband is a pretty entertaining game. It's not quite RPG, not quite strategy and not fully action, but a sort of blend of the three.

Warband is basically the original Mount & Blade game, but with Multiplayer added. Because of this, I would recommend solely getting Mount and Blade Warband, instead of a pack with both of the games. The only real reason there would be to get the first game, is to install certain mods that don't work with Warband.

The battles in the game are fun, and can get pretty huge. It's fun storming a castle, and actually being able to control a player in the siege, instead of just commanding units. I'd certainly recommend this game, and it goes on sale somewhat regularly.

86

Great Game

UrbanDay | April 18, 2011 | See all UrbanDay's reviews »

Mount and Blade Warband is a Medival Fantasy game.The Single-Player is similar to the Orginal, Mount & Blade. There was still new content put into Warband, like the new faction the Sarranid Sultanate. There is a massive amount of mods which will always keep the game new and fresh. The multiplayer is the big draw for this game. Multiplayer is very good, its somewhat like the singleplayer as you earn gold to buy better equipment, such as swords and armor. There is also mods for the multiplayer.

84

For freedom!

fearon | April 8, 2011 | See all fearon's reviews »

I've always wanted to be a knight. Have sword, horse and band of companions, who will die for me in the battle. In real life it is impossible, so i've looked for a game, that will bring my dream to reality. Only the Mount & Blade managed to complete this task.

Really - there isn't more fun, than ride on a front of your army and smash enemies. In this game you can do it. Now you can fight epic battles with friends like in history movies. But of course Warband is better than movies. This time you're a hero!

75

Mount & Blade Online

steamisbetter | April 6, 2011 | See all steamisbetter's reviews »

There's a single-player campaign which many people didn't care about because of the new multiplayer feature and because of the large amount of mods available for the original M&B. I haven't played it for more than a few hours but I'd imagine it's more of the same with some new features. The combat system is the same as in the original, with mounted combat and directional attacks. It's not nearly as good or realistic as many people claim.

The description says the multiplayer is up to 64 players, but there are custom servers that allow 100-200 players, and despite the large player count, it works really well with no lag. The large online battles really are the best part of the game, and because of the large number of players, it feels non-competitive and is very easy to get into for new players.

There's also the popular cRPG mod, which brings persistent character progress from the single-player campaign to multiplayer games and there are many servers are running the mod. Works well if you want to play the game like an MMORPG.

88

Addictive

Atrius | April 4, 2011 | See all Atrius's reviews »

Brilliant game. It looks lovely, and it's fun. A recipe for a good game if you can get it for a few quid.

The progression from random loner to king of the entire world will take a LONG time, but is suitably varied until you become a leader of your own faction. After that, you're already hooked and just have to keep going until every town is captured!

Rough around the edges, but fantastic fun and great value for money.