Besiege castles and raid villages in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, a fast-paced medieval first person slasher with a focus on multiplayer battles
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Release Date: Oct 16, 2012

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"Ever wanted to get that first-person perspective on face-stabbing an archer or smashing someone's head off? Then this is your game! (Built on UE3)."

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November 17

Full Controller Support Update!



Chivalry: Medieval Warfare now has Full Big Picture mode support!

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Added Full Controller Support

  • Players are now able to choose between keyboard and mouse and a gamepad
Removed Launcher
  • Launching the game now goes through Steam Launch Options
  • Stay tuned for the new way we will alert users to Chivalry News
Fixes
  • Fix issue where game crashes without Steam (bSteamEnabled = false)
  • Join Game now allows you to halt a search that's in progress
  • Fixed issue users were having when trying to manipulate the advanced filters in the Server browser
  • Filtering by Locked servers now functions properly
  • Placeable variant of GiantSlayersFamilyInfo added for TO2 maps
  • -windowed now disables borderless

Be sure to check out the 5 Community made Team Objective maps added to the game in the Fortification Map pack!

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November 16

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We appologize for the issues with the Official Servers. They are now back up and running!

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"I’m rather enamoured by the unique flavour of online combat presented by Chivalry. It’s fresh and fun, and like the very best games is easy to get into yet incredibly hard to master."
90/100 - Ausgamers

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About This Game

Besiege castles and raid villages in 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. Inspired from the intensity and epicness of swordfighting movies such as 300, Gladiator and Braveheart, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare aims to bring that experience to the hands of a gamer.

The game is skill-based and controls like an 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.

Key Features:


  • 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.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz (a dual-core CPU is required)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher. 512MB VRAM.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    • Supported controls:: Keyboard + Mouse, or Xbox 360 controller, Xbox One controller, or compatible XInput controller
Helpful customer reviews
299 of 336 people (89%) found this review helpful
436.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
MINI REVIEW – CHIVALRY: MEDIEVAL WARFARE

Details
Developer: Torn Banner Studios
Genre: First-person slasher / Multi-player
Release year: 2012

The Good
☺Deep melee combat mechanics allow different playstyles
☺A lot of weapons for 4 different classes
☺Nice variety of maps and gamemodes
☺Great soundtrack and silly voice acting
☺Pretty good graphics for an indie game

The Bad
☹Technical issues (false hit detections, bugs, crashes and performance problems)
☹Less depth on ranged weapon gameplay
☹Somewhat unfair and unbalanced votekick system

Worth Noting
  • Tough for new players. One of those "easy to play, hard to master" -games.
  • Just a small warning, the game doesn't have the friendliest community out there. I've been teamkilled and votekicked from the game many times without any good reason. Try to play nice and fair, apologize for your accidental teamkills, otherwise ignore the chat firefights and you'll be doing fine.

The Verdict
Personal Rating: "Worth playing"
Traditional Rating: 8/10

"If you can get past its few problems, you'll have one of the most fun multiplayer experiences out there."
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268 of 316 people (85%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Great game, terrible, terrible, community. There are three... let's say 'breeds' of players:
(NOTE: These are the people I've come across in my experience, you might have seen different or a slight variation of players)

Breed 1: The Noob. They've just started playing, and are still learning the ropes. If you see them playing, it's most likely their first game. They will either be playing with friends who persuaded them to buy the game, or solo because they came across the game and thought it looked interesting.

Breed 2: The Average Player: These guys just play for fun and don't get bothered that much by TKing or losing. Most of these people just like to mess around with their friends. This is the kind of player you should be. This is, unfortunately, the least common type of player.

Breed 3: The "Pro": These guys are arrogant ♥♥♥♥♥ who think they are the best at the game because they googled "how 2 good at chivalry". They take everything dead serious. They will NEVER forgive a TK, even if it was an obvious accident. Heck, even if you accidentally hit them once, they'll start a vote to kick you off. Most of these guys play solo because "nobody else is good enough to play with them" (by that I mean nobody wants to play with them because nobody likes them.)

Unfortunately, the "pro" is the majoraty of Chivalry players. Which is a shame, because this game is great, and I really, really, want a good community along with it. Sadly, that is not the case. Please, if you buy this game, try to be what I described as an Average. Never, ever, be a "Pro". And don't get me wrong, this is an amazing game and I highly recommend it.
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96 of 113 people (85%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This Review
(TL;DR at bottom)
So, I'm beginning this review to help potential buyers decide whether they want this game. This review will track my progress as I log more and more hours into the game as it stands (as per this edit) I'm at 23 hours, that's just under one full day of gaming. At the end of this review, I'll try to break down pro's and con's of the game and look a little more in-depth at what the game has to offer.

Level 1
Starting the game, you'll notice the lack of single-player options - and right you are. This game is based around purely multiplayer midieval combat. So lets start our first game. Picking a server is easy at a lower level, those highlighted in green are low-rank servers, that means players level 0 to 15. These servers generally have a high population, and cycle through the game modes.
When you (or I, in this case) pick a server, you'll be able to see the current gamemode as well as current/limit players. I started with a low-pop Team Deathmatch game with 16 total players. When I hopped into the game, it was about halfway through, and as the teams were even, I got to pick a side (Agatha Knights or Mason Order). Now, these teams don't really matter all that much later on, no one will shun you for picking one over the other, but in my case I chose the Mason Order (Favorite color is Red). From there, there are four different classes.
Classes
  • Archer - Light, ranged troops. Beginner weapons are longbow, dagger, crossbow, javelin, and spear (with optional sheild)
  • Man at Arms - Light, fast troops with low armor. Beginner weapons are sword, axe, mace, and quarter staff. (Can also dodge)
  • Vanguard - Heavy armored troops with increadable damage and reach, beginner weapons are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ sword, poleaxe, spear, and hammer. (Can perform a charge attack)
  • Knight - Tank character with increadable armor, but slow moving. Beginner weapons are greatsword, greataxe, hammer, and flail.

So I hopped in as an archer, and immediately regretted my decision. Team deathmatch is almost squadbased, with groups of 3 or 4 chargin at once, and everyone seems to have a general hatred towards archers. So, I died. A lot. Eventually I switched to a Man at Arms with the beginner shortsword. The speed was amazing, and I managed my first kill before dying. The game appeared ruthless to me, with wave after wave of enemies ready to stab me in the back - or throw something into my lower-♥♥♥♥ area. But it was fun, decapitating the few I could. By the end game, I had 5 kills and 13 deaths - but the five I killed were well worth it.

Levels 1-15

Game after game, I was killed. Repetitavely. But, I got better. Learned how to be more aware of my situation. Learned the different swings, and when to block/kick. By the time I was level ten, I could hold my own - and had even won a few 1v4 fights. My friends then got the game on sale - and let me tell you, when your friends are playing, the fun increases exponentially. Between level ten and fifteen I had my best games, including my very best being 43 kills and 13 deaths (Holy ♥♥♥♥). And the best part, I was progressing. I unlocked equipment, weapons. I learned when to use specific classes. I memorized the maps and knew my strategy. I went from absolutely terrible to a force to be reckoned with.

Levels 15 and on
I just reached level 16. But it's far from over. I have many more weapons I want to unlock, and many more kills I wish to obtain. I do like this game, a lot. Even the deadliest warrior portion - though it is significantly more buggy.

Pros and Cons
Cons
  • Price - At $21.99 CAD, the price is a little steep. I'm glad my buddies got it on sale for $8.00
  • Hit boxes - They are getting better, but they're not great. Sometimes you get clipped for seemingly no reason at all.
  • Game stuttering - even surpassing the recommended requirements by a mile, I still get stuttering,
Pros
  • Hours of Fun - The game is awesome. A great community and many different playstyles
  • Visuals - It's very pretty to look at, and ALMOST feels like real battle
  • Gamemodes - Versitile game modes, including TDM, FFA, Team objective, and Duel

General Ratings

Visuals - 8/10
Combat - 6/10
Control Response - 8/10
Community - 8/10
Gameplay - 9/10
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110 of 152 people (72%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
I shot my friend in the balls with a crossbow.
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60 of 77 people (78%) found this review helpful
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
CHAAAAAARGE!!!
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RUN AWAAAAAYY!!!

This game is a class on its own. Extremely playable at all levels, superb original and resonant, fun, and... let's say that it keeps raising the technical quality and diversity consistently over two years, that's fair enough. Anyway, this is the Holy Grail of medieval competitive gaming, the only one you'll probably ever need. Unless (until?) they do a sequel, that is.

I'm proud to suck at it. Bring the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!
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59 of 80 people (74%) found this review helpful
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I really liked this game at the start which makes it hard to vote it down. It was fun, something new and a very interesting idea. 16v16 soldiers, running into the heat of battle screaming random things and then exchanging frantic hits with the enemy only to be smacked and killed by one of your own team is hilarious sometimes. On the other hand the imbalanced gameplay and glitch exploitation make it very easy to vote down. When you start out there are level 0-15 servers which only those levels are alowed to join. It makes a somewhat even playing field because all the new and newish players are all trying to figure out which end of the stick goes in the other guy and are all swinging like crazy just to land a hit and steal a kill. I had many a laugh at how funny the game can be, however after level 15 your only choice is to join the other severs where the new aim of the game is who can exploit the most glitchiest gliches and who can do it faster than the other person exploiting their glitchiest glitch. This exploitation of some stupid game mechanics where your character almost bends backwards while swinging, hitting everything around them while being virtually unhittable became very annoying very fast. This part of the gameplay quickly sucked all the fun out of it. There is also some problems with terrible hit markers which I overlooked at the start because the game was quite fun. You thrust into someone chest but completely miss them and then someone miles away somehow headshots you with a tiny sword. The game is supposed to be unrealistic (its a game, duh) but its also supposed to be fun and after being killed reapeatably by people exploiting these glitches in the game it became a not so fun experience. So if you are buying it with some friends and just want to have a bit of a laugh with them its a good game. If you are buying it to play on the servers i definitely would not recommend this glitch... i mean game :P
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62 of 85 people (73%) found this review helpful
875.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Most bloody, hair-tearing, annoying, stupid, rewarding game of its time, its brings the medieval feel to another level with slashing your foes limbs off with every move of your blade!

Enjoyable at ages 1 to 100.
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248 of 403 people (62%) found this review helpful
386.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
The best helicopter simulator I've ever played
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69 of 107 people (64%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I bought this during a sale thinking that it would be fun, and it was. It is the most fun i've had on a multiplayer game. The graphics are great, the combat is fun, and it has lots to offer. However there is one thing that completely ruined it all for me and will make me never be able play it again. There are official servers for new players where everyones skill the same and nothing is unbalanced. Once you reach a rank (basically means your skill) of 16 however, you can't play on these servers and you have to play unmatched servers. This means that you have to play with veterans and pros that have a rank of 40-50. The gameplay becomes unbelievably unbalanced, difficult, and FRUSTRATING. I was always a free kill for the enemy and died constantly. And for anyone that says "just play it, you'll die but youll get used to it soon." Shut up, you don't know what this is like. It took me 4 days to reach a rank of 16 and it took me 4 days for my time on chivalry to run out. If this game is on a free weekend or something like that, then get it and have fun. But otherwise do not buy Chivalry unless matchmaking is added.
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54 of 85 people (64%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Teamkilling Simulator 2014
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88 of 147 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Best shouting simulator I've ever played. Everybody needs this in their life.

Oh and the sword stuff is kinda neat as well.
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63 of 103 people (61%) found this review helpful
89.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
This used to be a good game, until everyone took advantage of the extremely broken mechanics....... for starters blocking is now obsolete as the knights and vanguards do some ballerina stuff.... do some spins and your dead. Also there is this thing called the chase mechanic, where knight or vanguard (the slowest classes) can catch up with man at arms (the fastest class) and then one shot you. This game NEEDS to be fixed, its complete **** at the moment.
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33 of 53 people (62%) found this review helpful
218.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Chivalry is a game where you swing a sword around and dismember people.
If you're into that kind of stuff it's fun.
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23 of 35 people (66%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I get hit more by team mates then enemies xD
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is brutal and hilarious in a Monty Python and the Holy Grail sort of way and I had a lot of fun playing it. The controls and mechanics were tough to get used to but it didn't take too long before I was hacking and slashing my way to victory! I personally think that the regular price of the game is a bit high but I definitely recommend checking it out during the free weekend and/or picking it up while it is 75% off.
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70 of 125 people (56%) found this review helpful
283.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
A lot of fun once you get used to the crazy mechanics, but the community absolutely ruins the game. Not worth it.
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47 of 82 people (57%) found this review helpful
83.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
If you want a game where you can hack and slash at enemies, this game is for you.

If you want a game where you can hack and slash at enemies and actually hit them when your sword goes through them, this game is not for you.

See, I'm not saying this game is bad, it is just the hitboxes. I'll attack someone and stab them through the chest and miss but get hit by an attack that is 3 feet to my right. If the hitboxes were fixed, I'm sure this game would be good but, for now, the game developers ruined the game due to the hitboxes. There's no point to play a game where an attack will go through your target but you die when they hit your shadow.

Until the hitboxes are fixed, I cannot recommend this game to anyone.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1,162.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
I liked Chivalry, but then came the archers in numbers bound in worlds worth of size, not yet seen by mankind this this time. The flying projectiles manage to pin and penetrate endless numbers of good armour. That armour took man hours to hammer away at clasps and all sorts of defence, and yet war is the answer. Archers if you are targeting the good souls in this world of turmoil and destruction, I am your enemy. Many a bow I have broken, and all shall be destroyed in my presence, lest you draw your arrows against any friend. Join me in the archer salvation, for it is a requirement to be fulfilled before the Chivalry may live on!
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
198.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Ahh, Chivalry. If you're considering if this game is worth your hard-earned money then the answer is yes. Just yes. It can be frustrating but above all it is addicting. This game will eat your life if you get sucked into it. The strategy and tactics behind being successful in this game is beyond what one would think and that in itself is what makes it one of the greatest online experiences out there. It's brutal, it's hilarious, and you have a good chance at forging some friendships in it. It's different then any other online experience out there. There are some bugs here and there that may ♥♥♥♥ you off but they are easy to overlook. Don't be discouraged when you get your ♥♥♥ kicked at first because it takes time to learn the mechanics. All I can say is you will love this game, please enjoy, and see you on the battlefield, nub. :)
- Mr 0ѕтrιcн
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45 of 81 people (56%) found this review helpful
278.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
After 270 hours of casual play on this game and earning my rank of 39 I have decided to give my honest opinon about this game.

~~~~~~~~~~This is all my opinon and my personally experiences of this game~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now I had this game about a month or two after the offical release and not much has changed since its original launch from my perspective. If anything I would go to say the game got worse throughout its time by nerfing weapons that werent OP and then buffing the OP weapons (Those dagger mofos). Even the classes seem a bit unbalanced as well once you go up against competitive players who treat this game as life. Which leads me into another thing to talk about which is how this game can be played, and there are only 2 ways it can be played or at the very least 2 types of players.

1. The first way to play is competitevly, in the basic sense, taking this game seriously and committing yourself to this game only. Now if you are a competitive player and love a challenge even though around 70% are gonna be better than you right off the bat and always be better than you then play it if you want to get your ♥♥♥ kicked. Since this game has been out for around 2 years I believe all the veterans (excluding myself) are experts of breaking animations and full out ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. If you do try to play competitvely atleast find a weapon that you enjoy playing and that works for you and get good at that, if you try other weapons constantly trying to be the "Jack of all Weapons" you will find yourself breaking your own sanity (In my case 3 keyboards). Other than that statement that concludes the competitive playstyle and onto the next.

2. The second (and only way that I found) way to play is casually. What casually means in this sense that I infer it to be is playing with only your friends and ♥♥♥♥ing around and not taking this game seriously. Like honestly never take this game seriously you will have a bad time. This game can be extremely fun but only with friends. Being able to ♥♥♥♥ around in a broken game is always fun even I enjoyed it but out of my whole group of friends I pretty much stayed with this game and kept playing it which lead me to try competitevly (worse decision of my life).

Now let me go towards the community of the game, which I would like to imagine its a cross-breed of ♥♥♥♥♥ and reddit. The arrogant slobs who think they know everything since they look it up not later than 5 minutes ago attribute that reddit has and then having the vulgar and lack of filter that a ♥♥♥♥♥ user has. These guys will constantly talk ♥♥♥♥ about other players for their lack of skill when the person is rank 5 and they're rank 50, appaerently the internet tough guy is common in this game. Anyways these guys will constantly break animations and mechanics of the game just to win and feel good and ♥♥♥♥♥ at you if you kill them. They will then claim nonsense and lag that they died and try to harrass you with their childish insults. So in short a good bit of the high levels (40s-50s) are disrepsectful brats who seem to be autistic (not trying to offend anybody by saying this but play the game and see for yourself). Now just a little disclaimer of cours not every high level person is like this around maybe 15-25% at most is not like this from what I have seen.

The Archers take the most skill needed for having the need to aim in the game and being the squishiest of all the classes.

Man-At-Arms takes the least amount of skill for having the fastest weapons avaliable to him along with its backstep function that can easily put you out of range of others attacks making you seem invincible from barely getting a scratch in combat.

Vanguards take the second least amount of skill and is the class mostly played from what I have seen. Have weapons that have high reach and autistic speed makes an easy class to use since it commonly breals animations

Knight is a hit or miss with skills depending on the weapon you are using. If you use the maul you pretty much need the skill level of an archer or just slightly below it, however some weapons can be easy like the man at arms aresenal but not as cheap from that little ♥♥♥♥'s backstep.

Overall this game is boken and people abuse these mechanics that are quite annoying to deal with and people defend this mechanics saying that it was put into the game for a reason. Im 50/50 on that from Torn Banner's progress on the game breaking it after every update and making it worse. Thanks a lot S-h-i-t Banner

Age of Chivalry was pretty much the BETA of this game and had very choppy animations but the mechanics of that game were in a sense fair and you could do a lot more in that game such as ride horses. I have been tempted to play Age of Chivalry so many times because of this game but I always lack the motivation to download it again.

So should you play this game? No you shouldnt, a better game is coming out with better combat mechanics that bring this game to shame. Coming out next year while the beta is coming out soon if not already the game will be called Kingdom Come: Deliverence.
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