Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
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"Like its competition, Chivalry hasn't quite perfected the formula for medieval warfare, but it's a violent, fun time nonetheless." - IGN.com
"This is not a pompous blockbuster, nor a long-term proposition. This is about men hitting each other with swords, and the hitting part works great. Chivalry is a simple pleasure, and a funny game indeed." - Eurogamer.com
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CHIVALRY: Medieval Warfare is a first-person slasher with a focus on multi-player. Featuring competitive online combat that seeks to capture the experience of truly being on a medieval battlefield. We've drawn our inspiration from the intensity and epicness of swordfighting movies such as 300, Gladiator and Braveheart and we want to bring that experience to the hands of a gamer.
The game is skill-based and controls like a FPS, but instead of guns and grenades, players are given swords, shields, maces, battleaxes and longbows. Set in a fictional yet gritty and realistic world, players will fight in fast paced online battles besieging castles, raiding medieval villages and fighting for glory in the arena with up to 32 players.
Deep melee combat system provides players with a huge range of responsive combat options
Adjust your attacks and blocks in real time with the mouse for precise and full control of the action
Wield an arsenal of up to 60 brutal weapons ranging from broad swords and battle axes to longbows and javelins
Dynamic objective system brings team tactics and strategy to the forefront as players batter down gates, raid villages and assassinate enemy royalty to achieve victory.
Use a variety of siege weapons ranging from catapults, boiling oil, ballista, battering rams and more
Vast, lush environments that transport the player to a gritty and immersive medieval world.
Offline play options that allow players to gain familiarity with the controls and gameplay before being thrust into the action.
Fun medieval team based slashfestPh8360 | Nov. 30, 2013 | See all Ph8360's reviews »
Chivalry is fun. There is no doubt that, when it works, chivalry has been some of the most fun I have had in a game of its type. However (and I’m not sure if this is necessarily a failing of the game itself) if you are playing with any amount of lag, the game becomes nigh unplayable due to the reactionary nature of the combat. Despite this, it’s hard to deny the appeal of the formula they present here, combining objectives reminiscent of team fortress 2 with mechanics satisfyingly similar to Pirates Versus Knights 2 (a mod beloved by my game group). Overall, a satisfying game experience, suffering from the same problems as any online game, albeit occasionally more noticeable.
Multiplayer SlasherTPCGorillaMunch | Nov. 28, 2013 | See all TPCGorillaMunch's reviews »
Choose from a range of classes and stab, slash, kick and shoot others. The game has great variety with the weapons, maps, and game modes. One negative is that it can be difficult for new players to get into the game as they will most likely struggle against veterans and just simply be outclassed. The game has fantastic hand to hand combat mechanics that will require true to skill to master.
Fun gamecsnyman | Nov. 21, 2013 | See all csnyman's reviews »
This game is one for the ages! Take your melee skills out to the battlefield with your friends and this game will soon have you in hysterics. The learning curve is slightly steep, but once you have mastered the built-in training program, you will be killing the foe in no time. Play as any of 4 classes on beautifully rendered maps, playing in objective-based, free-for-all or other game modes. This is an instant classic and will give you many hours of slashing action!
Fun, One of a Kind GameTheWonWhoKnocks | Nov. 4, 2013 | See all TheWonWhoKnocks's reviews »
For those not looking for a story or narrative and just looking for fun times and laughs, then this is for you. It has very good mechanics and very fun multiplayer, especially with friends. Every hit actually feels like a hit, and isn't like other games where you are a jacked up warrior taking hits as if they were nothing. It also feels very balanced. Yes, the higher leveled weapons are way better, but their statistics mean absolutely nothing if you don't know how to use them, so a low level player could definitely defeat a higher rank. Now the mechanics are great, the battles are a blast, especially big ones, and with friends you can double all of this. Although it has some flaws, the major flaw that stuck out for me was the way to setup a server. If you want to run a dedicated server, it is difficult with little tutorials to help, such as trying to change round times, which I still haven't figured out. All in all, it is a great game and if the server thing bothers you, then just join an empty server.
You'll die a lot, but laugh a lot tooderekthedj | Oct. 30, 2013 | See all derekthedj's reviews »
Make no mistake, this game is extremely challenging to play. Unless you set up a private server with some friends you'll die over and over to the experienced veterans. Still, it's hilarious to watch as you limbs get lopped off and even your head rolls down the hill due to your misplaced blows.
Up for the challenge? Then grab a copy, choose your weapon and jump into the fray. With enough concentration and practice you might be able to taunt your enemies (yes, you can do this) as you block their swings and strike the killing blow.
Just watch out for "friendly fire" willya? There's nothing more discouraging than being killed by your own teammates.