Reviews for Mount and Blade Collection
One of the BEST Games out there by FAR....Riddix123 | Nov. 28, 2013 | See all Riddix123's reviews »
The Mount and Blade series has been one of the favorites for a long long time. I remember playing the first one about 7-8 years ago and I was hooked. The idea of a First Person Hank n' Slash was just heaven for me.
Mount and Blade doesn't really need to exist as Warband expands on everything. More factions, more weapons and much more variety in the game world.
With Fire and Sword adds guns into the mixture, I for one find the guns way to overpowering and I usually find one lucky shot by the enemy takes me out in one and that really annoys me. But one features that I love is the multiple endings in the game. You can take on "Special Missions" from faction leaders and find yourself deceiving there enemies . It is so immersive.
I have clocked a total of 96 Hours in both Warband and With Fire and Sword. I haven't had much experience with he online Multiplayer but from what I have played the swordplay and gun play machines are still pretty solid and the teams are evenly matched the majority of the time.
Overall this is a Must Buy. Even if you just by one on its own just to see if you like it. Its still worth it.
Also Taleworlds are Working on Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord. I cannot freaking wait.
Good series on the right trackStuman31 | Nov. 25, 2013 | See all Stuman31's reviews »
I have played all three of the Mount & Blade games, and they were all good, and they are all similar, so you could get away with just owning one, but if you were to ask me which one.... Im not sure which i would recommend. The original Mount & Blade was where i was able to log my most hours, and personally i find combat a lot easier and more enjoyable in this one. However the downfall of this game is that it doesnt really ever end. With the other two i find the combat becomes a little more awkward, but these two games are more expanded than the original (you can have companions and there are achievements etc). Warband and Fire & Sword are pretty much the same too, it just depends on which era you are more interested in playing. Ultimately i think these games are all building blocks for a great epic game, that they havent cracked just yet. Well worth a look in
Wonderful Medieval RPGcybrxkhan | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all cybrxkhan's reviews »
The Mount and Blade Series is a rare gem among RPGs. Despite its outdated graphics, I’ve found it one of the most engrossing simulators for medieval warfare and politics. Unlike many RPGs, you aren’t a “chosen one” or a superhero of sorts - you are just one of many people struggling to gain power and glory. There is no real main quest, which gives you a lot of freedom to achieve your goals - if you survive, that is. For some this sandbox gameplay - which bears some resemblance to the Elder Scrolls series, in a way - may be too overwhelming and confusing, and I would not recommend the game for those who don’t like sandbox games. To me, however, this lack of structure gives the game a much more immersive feel, particularly in the beginning, when you have to find ways to survive against bandits and ruthless nobles. Unfortunately, as wonderful as the game’s concept and ideas are, it can get somewhat tedious once you get the hang of it - this is where mods really help, and the dedicated modding community has developed many mods for all sorts of players and tastes.
Best game out therecup99 | Nov. 9, 2013 | See all cup99's reviews »
This game is by far the best game i have ever played. It is realistic the combat system is great, and it has a good online community. This is my favorite game for the PC, and my favorite game overall. The armor, weapons, and horses, are all changeable and all look unique with their very own stats. I recommend this to everybody because it is a fantastic fighting game.
teaches you what the heck a couched lance isgwynplaine | Nov. 4, 2013 | See all gwynplaine's reviews »
That's when you hold the lance tight against you and use it to ram the other guy, just like in jousting tournaments. The game is a long adventure in single player that eventually and hopefully "snowballs" when you upgrade your units and have an all star team of NPCs. There are twists and turns in the campaign, but building up your character to own on the battlefield and sieges is what defines the game.
Multiplayer is a different affair - where you're not the star of the show but just another foot soldier. It's definitely more challenging and may be more fun for deathmatch and multiplayer fans.
The game comes with plenty of mod support and is an enormous amount of value for what you pay. There's something for everyone in this game.
Fantastic set, but you only need one......ncorbin | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all ncorbin's reviews »
WARBAND, hands down the best pc war game ever made, you will sink hundreds if not thousands of hours into this game. it takes a few hours to get into but once you do YOU ARE HOOKED. I felt with fire and sword had a great idea but nothing was really improved, it was like playing a mod where you randomly get 1 shot in the head and die to a musket (which is completely random to aim) and the original is great but surpassed by warband. with warband 2 announced and in the making if you don't already own atleast one of the Mount & Blade games this is the way to go!
Stands the test of timefredward93 | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all fredward93's reviews »
Mount and Blade was one of the first role-playing kind of games I ever bought and it did not disappoint. I felt that it was an altogether good game with some cool party management and battlefield features. However, it was Mount and Blade: Warband that really impressed me. They took everything that I thought was great in the original and made it even better in Warband. Small things like the possibility for treason, marriage, personal wars, and even the possibility to become king really makes the game a cool experience. Better than that, combat is improved, party management is made better, and a brand new nation is involved.
Fire and Sword is not by any means better than Warband, nor is it in my opinion as good as the original Mount and Blade. However, that doesn't make it a bad game. Guns can be infuriating as they are usually one shot kills, and after a certain point in the game you can pretty much have an army that cannot be beaten. However, it can entertain for a little while.
None of these games have really any story. It is pretty much just you and your band of merry men doing whatever you want to do. The lack of a story isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it can be a turn off to some people.
The modding scene for the series isn't too bad either. Warband seems to have a pretty hefty amount of mods that can give huge replay value as well.
Overall these games are totally worth trying out, especially for the 30 bucks you will pay, if you are a fan of RPG or medieval style warfare games.
Fun and Realisticdannymzi | Aug. 10, 2013 | See all dannymzi's reviews »
This game is fantastic if you like to play medieval RPGs, it sets you in the game really quickly, especially when you're in a guild. You follow commands of the captain and you're on your way to victory very quickly! Lots of different classes and combat is actually challenging!
to put it simply. M&B is the best PC exclusive to datenoamlol2 | June 28, 2013 | See all noamlol2's reviews »
this strategy+FPS/TPS hack and slash/shooter is the damn best game i ever played on PC
i'll make it short buy this pack, buy the napolianic wars DLC and you'll have loads of fun
heres the pros and cons
PROS: -innovative combat mechanics
-a cool blend of strategy, hack and slash with bows and guns aswell as swords and axes
-horse mechanics are one of the best on the market
-MODS, lots of mods for this game
-bargin price for a game that will keep you playing for more then 1000+ at least
CONS -dated graphics
-glitches, game bugs are present online sometimes
-campaign mode is one big chore for those who prefer instant action
-some balance issues between the factions
More than a simple medieval videogameMarcoCav | June 11, 2013 | See all MarcoCav's reviews »
An example of Mount & Blade gameplay, better than any review.
Medival Masterpiece! but now,complete!WildWest123 | June 6, 2013 | See all WildWest123's reviews »
Again,its paradox,so when it comes to medival games,they just rock.In Warband,you can do everything you did in the older games,just better! heat one ladies,be the king,or better,be the EMPEROR of the whole country,the modding community is big and theres also multiplayer,so when you want to take a break from the never-ending campaign to rule the world,you can do that by chopping your friends heads on-line,also,in this collection they add the two other games dirt cheap,and believe me,they are just as worth as warband,well,perhaps fire and sword requires diffrent taste in games,but still,an interesting pick for some people
A great medieval simulatorkalil | June 4, 2013 | See all kalil's reviews »
The game is practically medieval simulator where you command your forces you. It lets you do what you want in a vast continent, can plunder villages and fritters or join any of the five kingdoms, conquer castles and cities It has a rich variety of weapons, both hands-one hand bows and crossbows spades arrojables-armor and horses. Their battles are massive and brutal both on land and in sieges by the AI machine-to 100 soldiers but is upgradeable through the battlesizer-and has a good degree of difficulty, If increases correspondingly clear It is noteworthy that each of the game's fictional realms represents a real one Its graphics are not the best but bancan but bear in mind its great battlefields In addition to the above one of its pros are the many mods that change the gameplay both their sound their music and even their graphics Highly recommended in order considering that weighs less than 1 gb and asks almost nothing
Amazing set of RPGChauci | June 3, 2013 | See all Chauci's reviews »
This is the best collections of sandbox oriented RPGs, if you ignore Mount and Blade: with fire and sword. This game will treat you with some of the best skill based combat around. Leaving you decide which direction to attack from in order to bypass enemy defenses, block the way you suspect they will attack and lead your self-recruited armies to victory. This game is wonderfull because it lets you mange both your army, companions and main character, and will always leave you to decide whether you wanna side with one of the many warring factions or try and take a castle for yourself. This game is brutal and you will need a good amount of dedication, but you will be treated with one of the best RPG experiences around.
Amazing offerdagozu | May 18, 2013 | See all dagozu's reviews »
This is an amazing chance to own all the Mount & Blade games at once. Mount & Blade series is probably, actually is one of the best medieval games made to date. You can storm castles in singleplayer with your band of thugs and soldiers. In multiplayer you can storm or defend castles with hundreds of other players and this creates a real feeling of war. You get anxious when the enemy breaks through the gates of your castle and you and your allies rush to meet them and stop their advantage. That is what this game is all about, teamwork, working together to defeat the enemy. I personally recommend this game to anyone who wants to enjoy medieval warfare with tons of other players. Also, there are lots of mods available for single and multiplayer. Get it when you have the chance!
It's a pretty great game.ExtinctThings | Dec. 28, 2012 | See all ExtinctThings's reviews »
Mount and Blade/Mount and Blade Warband Singleplayer: It's a sandbox world where you can be a random adventurer, to a lord, to a king. The combat is good and unique; there is real weight behind blows and archery is designed well. The learning curve is a bit steep but should be fine for most people who have played a third person fighting game before. If you like sandbox games the singleplayer of this game is pretty good.
Multiplayer: This is where the game really shines. With directional combat and blocking and archery where aiming is key, it's like a medieval deathmatch game in the vein of Counter Strike (albeit slower paced because you know... there's no automatic guns). There are also many hilarious moments and is well worth the time put into it.
Mount and Blade: With Fire and Sword: Singleplayer: Guns have been rebalanced and the game works pretty well now. However, it's still not as fun as Warband simply because of the way you recruit people and do quests. Other than that it's the original game except guns replace bows and crossbows to a large extent. Line combat also works well in this game.
Multiplayer: I don't even know anyone who plays this, now that Napoleonic Wars is out.
Mount and Blade: Napoleonic Wars: Multiplayer (there is no singleplayer mode): It's pretty amazing! Combat is once again hilarious, and now there's hilarity with guns! There's lots of good times to be had and if you're really into this sort of thing you can join a group that does line battles! There are lots of ways to play this game and I highly recommend it if you liked Warband even if you dislike guns because the charges are even more glorious.
The Multiplayer is awesome.DukePaul | Nov. 2, 2012 | See all DukePaul's reviews »
My favourite from this pack is Warband, If you want to experience massive battles you need to play this game, the multiplayer has mods that allow 200 players in one match, no other game offers that.
The sieges are incredibly fun, buy your weapons and stay near your companions because you will need help, the combat in this game needs a lot cooperation if you don't want to be killed.
You can choose close to close combat with swords, axes, lances, range combat with bows and crossbows and the most difficult class, a rider with a horse but if you dominate this class you will rule in the battles.
The game has a big playerbase so don't worry, you will find people in multiplayer easily, also even I only talked about the multiplayer, the single player is also awesome, it is like a simulator, build your army, do quests and be the king of all lands.
I will tear you limb from limb!Cooberstooge | Aug. 26, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
There's games...and then there's games. All the Mount & Blade titles would be included in that second category.
Do you feel like a future in human trafficking? How about chopping pirates into bite-sized pieces? Always wondered what shoving a pike through somebody would be like? Feel like proving your love to someone by killing some poor innocent sap? Wondered what kind of crunch a person makes when they get run over by a horse? If you answered yes to any of the above, Mount & Blade is for you.
There is literally nothing you can't do in these games, and if it's not already there, you can just mod it in. The community is massive and friendly, and there's always new updates and lands to explore. I cannot recommend these games enough. Quit reading this bloody review and go buy them already!
Mediebal team work!wiz88ard | July 17, 2012 | See all wiz88ard's reviews »
An amazing game for massive fights. If you like mediebal times for sure you will love any of the Mount and Blade franchise games, specialy Warband with the exelent masibe multiplayer addition, with a huge amount of players support, all working together for a goal. Arrows flying, swords swinging, horses galloping and blood splashing all over the place...
"Have fun stormin the castle"Solarwinds | July 15, 2012 | See all Solarwinds's reviews »
Mount and Blade is a fantastic game, and anyone that hasn't played it is truly missing out on one of the best games ever created. The game has: epic battles, castle warfare, tournaments, towns & cites to conquer and defend, a fluctuating economy, loot, and heroes that you can shape and mold to fit your play style.
This game has tons of replayability and can take hundreds of hours just to beat the stock game, but mods can add thousands of hours of additional gameplay. This game is well worth whatever price you pay for it.
Endless Sandbox Actionlightfellow | June 23, 2012 | See all lightfellow's reviews »
Mount and Blade provides endless hours of fun with sandbox and multiplayer action. Warband tailors to those who enjoy medieval combat, while Fire and Sword is for those who enjoy a more Napoleonic feel with rifles and pistols. Although vanilla Calradia is made obsolete by the 2 other games, each game has a large mod community which provides each with unique interesting mods such as better graphics or realistic and historical units. Multiplayer for this game is still pretty alive with many full servers every day.
There are drawbacks of this game being very hardware intensive depending on what graphical options and mods are used. Be sure to tweak these options to give you the performance you want.
This game is a must get especially for those who want to get a closer personal version of games like the Total War series.