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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September 12

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - Seven new weapons and two helms from the Chivalry Workshop!



From the fancy “Prunkmesser” sword to the brawny “Iron Splitter” double axe, get your greedy mitts on a new collection of community-made inventory from the Chivalry Workshop blacksmiths.

  • Nobleman's Toy, a replacement for the Thrusting Dagger by GummiEnte
  • Oakeshott XII Broadsword, a replacement for the Broadsword by 300 Babies
  • Shaver, a replacement for the Throwing Axe by Pernach and tayou.natsume
  • Decorated Lancer Helmet, an Agatha Vanguard helm by Frank the Fish
  • Iron Splitter, a replacement for the Double Axe by Rock It
  • Arbiter, a replacement for the Longsword by PXL
  • Grunt Set, a replacement for the Warhammer by Oilystool
  • Prunkmesser, a replacement for the Messer by 300 Babies

FREE: Unleash the Vypress Sabre in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - a crossover weapon from Torn Banner Studios’ upcoming multiplayer magic & melee FPS Mirage: Arcane Warfare.

Get a free Sabre in Chivalry by following the Mirage: Arcane Warfare Steam Community. The Mirage Closed Alpha starts soon!

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September 2

Mirage: Arcane Warfare - PAX West Gameplay



The new melee action title from the creators of Chivalry, Mirage: Arcane Warfare is at PAX West all weekend in Seattle – starting today! We’ve packed more magical carnage into a single Mirage video than ever before – so enjoy these 12 minutes of death.

We’ve put together this highlight clips reel of raw gameplay footage from the PAX West Alpha build of Mirage. It features two never-shown-before maps, including the two-stage Team Objective Map, Bazaar, and a Point Capture map called Sunken City.

https://youtu.be/o_M4P5qDV74

You’ll also get a look at five of Mirage’s six character classes, who can swap ability loadouts to be customized for any combat encounter.

Sign up for the Mirage Closed Alpha, coming later in September.

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Reviews

"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

“I saw my body slump to the floor, some distance away and then the hammer-bastard was standing over me, attempting to play croquet with what remained of my face.”
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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

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
    Minimum recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.5
    • Processor: Intel Core i7, 2.5 GHz
    • GPU: Nvidia Geforce 750M
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Steam OS. (However, other distros with Steam installed should run the game just fine.)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz (a dual-core CPU is required)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850, or Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT or equivalent. (With respective proprietary drivers). 512MB VRAM.
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: Steam client + runtime environment. If using open source drivers, S2TC is required to approximate S3TC texture support.
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35 of 47 people (74%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
54.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
This game started off sooooooo good. You felt like a powerful medival warrior...

At least it used to be.

Knight class (Heavy Armor) got nerfed so now it gives you only one more hit than a man-at-arms (unarmored).
Same with the vanguard.

Archers are limited to only 3 a team, so expect to never get to play them.

To many DLC weapons and skins. It can be real confusing when trying to tell if your opponent is on your side (several skins run about without shirts on) and you never know what the other guy is swinging at you.


The worst thing is the "rank up" system.
It tracks your skill purely by how many battles you've been in, it doesn't matter if you do well or not.
After rank 15, I got it in a week, you are dumped into the same player pool with everyone rank 15 to 100, and most of them will be in the 30s or higher.

Play until you hit rank 15, after that the game loses any value of fun.

I did really like this game, and I put a bunch of time into it, but the developers have been making a lot of bad choices in it's updates since launch, and are slowly killing the game.

P.S. - Do NOT waste your money of the Deadliest Warrior version. It is everything wrong with this game, and so much more.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
got a heavy crossbow and started shooting enemies as they tried to cross a bridge. Killed some, hurt others and eventually I ran out of ammo, so I started charging with a shortsword. Cut a dude's arm off, and had a lengthy fight with an armored dude, was countering all his hits and was trying to stab him, when a teammate with a massive battleaxe charged through, chopped both our heads off, and then got nailed on the rocks behind him from a mounted ballista.

10/10 would medieval again

Fun game, not easy enough for Russians, so servers aren't full of autism
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,392.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
I once put 100 hours into this game over 2 weeks.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
When entering battle, you see/experience three kinds of people: 1. The friendlies. 2. The battle legends. 3. The newbies.


So basically a Monty Python simulator, 10/10
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
The ballerina exploits.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is an extremely fun game with interesting mechanics that give it a great longevity. It is very fun to play.




For about 9 hours(ish).

Chivalry unfortunately is a game that doesn't get better with age. Rather, it ages like milk. After 9 hours of brutal slaughter and decapitations you will begin to enter the game's seamy underbelly.
This is due to their two different server types: Beginner and Advanced.
Beginner is where you will spend the first 9 or so hours in Chivalry, playing with those under level 15. Matches in these servers are incredibly fun to play, with everyone at an even level allows for fun, fair - albeit gratuitous- fights.
This part of the game I loved, playing nearly daily to get my fill of medieval mediation.
But then we level up, become a big boy, and the gates to beginner servers close.
Due to this you have no choice but to play in the advanced servers, but this seems fair right? I mean, isn't it good that there is a separation in skill levels?
True, but as you begin your first tentative steps into advanced matches, you'll notice that the game you loved so much is just a little bit different. That fiery girl you fell in love with turned out to be no girl at all; in fact, as she undresses before your eyes you realise, she's a tumour.
And a pretty bad tumour at that, poor thing.
What I mean to say, through poor analogies, that the advanced section of the game is unmoderated garbage.
Hey, did you enjoy intricate duels where you used the mechanics to simulate a real fight?
Not any more, now it's a lot easier: majority of players seem to instead prefer exploiting the game's mechanics by switching to third-person and violently moving there mouse in various directions to break the physics and strike with moves that are near-impossible to defend from.
And if you love that notion, then I'm sure that knowing that (at least in my personal experience) about 1 in every 3 players has some kind of cheats or hacks enabled will come as an absolute treat.
This wouldn't be a huge issue, if the devs did anything about it, such as enforcing better anti-cheat policies, or even setting up moderated servers specifically for those who want actual battles.
But in the meantime we just have to make do with a cancerous community and a broken game.

So yeah, with the state that Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is in, I just can't reccommend it.
Which sucks, because under that pile of broken garbage lies a genuinely fun game.
I could semi-reccommmend picking it up in a sale, just so you can play the early servers; or just create another steam account once you reach level 15, whatever helps you sleep at night.

Alternatively you could sit pretty until the devs decide to change some things up.
But to be honest, I kind of doubt that much - if anything - will change in the game, I doubt the devs are gonna put much more time into it.
But hey, could be wrong, hopefully I am.

So pick Chivalry up if you want some limited fun, or if you're into broken games.
Or save your money for a rainy day, or Mafia III, or whatever.
<3
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
got this in a humble bundle awhile ago, really glad i did not pay more than a dollar for it. The premise itself is a good one however there where several issues with it for me.


-customization sounds like a good idea until you see it implimented. When everyone changes their clothing color it is extremely hard to tell who is an enemy and who is on your team. This is especially an issue for people who have issues with certian colors. There is no real way to see who your teammates are until you either stare at them (and often dont move), or kill them.

-Then you get vote kicked. it also does not matter if you have a decent/good score, youll still get kicked. Vote kicking is frequent in this game (like i see a vote kick on someone every minute or two) and it can be very hard for a new player to even finish a match because you are kicked out constantly.

-controls are not that great as well. half of the time i do the combo moves but they do not register.

-hitboxes are an issue. I have ran my sword through people without them taking any damage at all.


normally i would try the game more before making a review but i have no desire to. I know that other people like it but it's just not for me.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
worst balance ever.

you start as lvl 0 and have to fight vs lvl 15 players... all that happens is that you die a lot and get annoyed by this crap.

i would understand lvl 0-5 playing together, but 15? no thanks.

also the teambalance overall doesnt seem to work properly.

nothing for me, lost fun before i even reached lvl 1.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
great game for those seeking a fun, quick, and gory medieval experience.
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Broken hitboxes. Strange maps. Sometimes fun, but mostly annoying as hell.
Armor just for cosmetic purposes. Doesn't feel like I'm playing as knight.
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Blobfish
4.2 hrs
Posted: September 30
Like Infinite Warfare but with taunts...


10/10 would javelin again.
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Moonwalk
21.5 hrs
Posted: September 29
Gameplay has potential on the face of it, and i really love the concept they went for here, however combat mechanics are just far too simple and basic. Single combat just feels off, like there is very little skill involved in the attack/block patterns. It's not that bad, its really just not good enough to carry the game for me. I constantly felt like 1v1 combat really was just meaningless. The multiplayer objective and deathmatch matches are fun, however also can be a cluster♥♥♥♥ more than a pvp match. Some vanguard attacks a group of people fighting and theres not much that the other person can do about it, and some archer is just sitting comfortably far away raining arrows down on the people fighting. I don't think its worth getting, I've uninstalled and reinstalle, tried to pick this game back up multiple times, and every time I end up disappointed or angry. Just wait for For Honor to come out if you want a midevil fighting game.
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Big McLargeHuge
40.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
This game is trash. I would go into the reasons why this game is trash but it would expend more time that I'm willing to give.

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Daikyu_
34.3 hrs
Posted: September 29
If you like getting decapitated every time you attempt to block an attack then they feint the attack and attack again, this game is absolutely for you.

Aside from the stupid combat system that a stroke survivor could beat a professional at, the game has stupid microtransactions for useless ♥♥♥♥ that nobody wants. The maps are not skill based but are focussed on who can mass the largest clump of players at once.

Also prepare to be killed by your teammates more than your opponents.
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AnnaBanana
15.0 hrs
Posted: September 29
Don't get ne wrong, the game is excellent. BUT there is one dealbreaker, I don't know how so many developers are stupid enough to add friendly fire, then PUNISH you for it. What the ♥♥♥♥? I'm not good at the game, so I just play with bots for fun. But I'm constantly getting killed by friendly bots and then my respawn time is penalized because I accidentally did team damage. This is a problem online, too. I can't seem to understand the thought process of the developers here. You'd think that with such an amazing combat system, problems like this wouldn't be here to ruin the game. Truly idiotic.
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Reginald Quinnsworthy
8.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
Despite what some people think, the game doesn't turn into a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥fest with tons of high level players beating newbies after clearing low rank servers. I haven't cleared level 15 yet but I spent a good hour on the most populated server that wasn't low rank. Even with multiple level 40+ players, I managed to pull a middle score. As for the exploits, if you can get past them the game is great. Would recommend at a decent discount.
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Imba
20.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
Very hard and un-smooth gameplay, rather laggy with a stiff and unresponsive feeling to the controls and attacks. Many of the players are very try-hard at the game and really try to win, I would not reccomend this game for a new starter, best direct your money else-where.
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ultimate cody
13.6 hrs
Posted: September 29
pros:
-you can box with your teammates
-you can kill your own teammates
-you can swing your axe in a teamfight and mow down everyone including teammates
-you can say "yes me lord"

cons?
-?

10 points
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Oscarius II
3.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
Fun and insane violence. Would be cool to have some more customizing options, and mods.
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6gun/{}SHAMAN{}\
229.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
combat is soooooooo slow, glitchy, full of team killers, and completely random. The community is filled with elitist pieces of trash who most likely spend their weekends playing this or LARPing
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