Besiege castles and raid villages in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, a fast-paced medieval first person slasher with a focus on multiplayer battles
User reviews: Very Positive (26,790 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 16, 2012

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May 29

Chivalry Community Fest continues

Day two of Chivalry Community Fest brings new UGC item discounts and a chance to play Chivalry with our studio!

Starting today until Monday, get 33% off all weapons & armor from the Chivalry Polycount contest. More than 20 community-made items are for sale!

Plus, join Torn Banner Studios today at 6pm ET for Trounce Torn Banner - we’ll be playing Chivalry with the community! Stay tuned to @ChivalryGame on Twitter for details.

In case you missed it:

  • Join the Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Community on Steam to unlock an in-game name badge and Muffin Top hat
  • Help us meet our goal of 100,000 Steam Community members and all players will unlock a mystery update
  • Seven new community-designed maps and over a dozen new UGC items
  • Enter our competition to share the glorious word and win one of twenty $20 USD Steam Gift Cards
Watch the video here!

More details on Chivalry Community Fest: click here.


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May 28

Chivalry Community Fest update

Summer is nearly here! You know what that means? Pillagery. Burning, death, sweat and tears. So lock your doors, turn on the A.C. and stay inside with the Chivalry Community Fest.

From May 28 – 31, we’re celebrating the glorious, global Chivalry community with deals, fresh maps, weapons and armor as well as new community perks.

Watch the video here!

Today, join the Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Community on Steam to automatically unlock a special in-game name badge and an exclusive Muffin Top hat for your warrior – your choice of Agatha or Mason design. A fashionable delight, for Chivalry Steam Community members only!

You and your friends can play Chivalry for free all weekend and take advantage of an 80% off sale.

Don your fancy new Muffin Top in seven new community maps:

  • Colosseum by Otreum
  • Forest by Vesanus and Crushed
  • Hideout by Vesanus
  • Impasse by Kulvard
  • Irilla by Massive, Crushed, Elwebbaro and Arson With
  • NoMercy by Perlin
  • Shore by Elwebarro

Plus, try out new community-made weapons and armor:
  • Rondel Dagger, a replacement for the Thrusting Dagger
  • Seax, a replacement for the Shortsword
  • Leo Set, an Agatha Knight set that replaces the Pole Axe
  • Hengest and Horsa, a replacement for the Double Axe
  • Final Guard Set, an Agatha Knight set that replaces the Sword of War
  • Court Armor, a Mason Man-at-Arms set that replaces the Broadsword
  • Berzerker Set, a Mason Vanguard set that replaces the Greatsword
  • AwlPike, a replacement for the Spear
  • Flammenschwert, a replacement for the Zweihander

Spread the word, help us meet our goal of 100,000 Steam Community members and all players will unlock a mystery update (that we would call highly avant-garde).

It’s the ultimate Team Objective! Combine arms and unleash this surprise content update together. Enter our competition to share the glorious word and win one of twenty $20 USD Steam Gift Cards.

To cap it all off, we’re having a Trounce Torn Banner public play session where the community can come in and trash the entire Torn Banner team - Friday, May 29 at 6:00 pm EDT. Stay tuned to our Twitter account for details.

So it begins! Welcome to the Fest.

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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

“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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
1,411 of 1,640 people (86%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
456.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Reviewing Chivalry will not be an easy task, so make yourself comfortable while I attempt to give as legible a testimony as possible. I warn you that this is going to be a long read.

Chivalry as a standalone product was released in September 2012, five years after its' initial debut. It had been known beforehand as "Age of Chivalry" - one of many Half Life 2 mods. Being officially accepted into the Steam market must have been an incredible experience for the developers, which really shows in the early builds of the game. The tutorial is one of the only things that remain untouched since the release, and I could really feel the enthusiasm. It's easily one of the best tutorials I've ever seen. The voice acting is phenomenal and the early maps look & play perfectly. The level of immersion was unreal, and I've yet to see anyone come close. I'd go as far as saying that the first few weeks one of the best experiences in my entire gaming career. Everyone was amazed at the fact that the combat system played so well, and that it actually worked in an online environment with up to 32 players. The developers' enthusiasm carried on to make a few important patches, as well as new weapons. Unfortunately, however, all good things must come to an end.

At some point, Torn Banner decided to completely redo the hitbox system, into what is now known as the "bubble". They decided to fix something that wasn't broken - the hit detection. A crucial selling point of the game. Everyone opposed the change, everyone still hates it to this day, but the new system remains. You wouldn't think that changing cubic to spherical would make that much of a difference, but it did. Things were so bad that the developers decided to implement FAKE DISTANCE between the players, in a game that's very much about spacing. I can't help but compare this move governments subsidizing things that don't work. Fake distance, multiplied by your ping, means that if an enemy is moving away from you, you cannot hit them with fists or daggers, and short weapons are worse in general. Longer weapons are completely unaffected.

The next decision was to make the claymore (the sword in the game's logo) stronger. Everyone preferred the slower, more damaging weapons to the faster but weaker claymore. Despite being one of the longest weapons in the game, they also made it one of the fastest, while still being able to kill anyone in 4 hits. This instantly promoted it from slightly below average to a game-breaking absurdity, and votekicked on sight. I'm sure Torn Banner will patch this.

Next up: customization. A very neat idea and executed quite well. One tiny little problem - both red and blue teams can wear a black uniform, they look almost identical. Are they going to patch it?

Somewhere around this time, Vanguards (the class with the longest weapons) became glitched, because their charge attack catapulted them forwards at least three times the distance, as if they had a jetpack. These rocket Vanguards were funny at first, though they did lose their charm after a month or two. When they finally fixed the issue, it turned out that the patch broke the audio, the graphics and toggle sprint. This took another few weeks to revert back to normal.

Introduction of microtransaction hats. Great! More revenue means more patches, right?

Introduction of microtransaction weapon reskins. Guys, can you fix the claymore?

Introduction of microtransatction character reskins. Guys?

Introduction of even more hats... I think I've seen this happen before.

In the meantime, people had discovered a bunch of exploits. Instantly striking with gigantic, slow weapons, feinting without any stamina cost, shrinking their hitbox to the size of a football or just about anything you can think of that defies both physics and proper game design. Most of the community have enough decency not to use the claymore (they don't want to be votekicked), but by now they've figured out what works best. As a result, you see very few of the 40+ weapons ingame.
This was the rise of incredibly arrogant "pro" players, who are on a mission to have the highest K/D ratio possible, and throwing tantrums if they take any team damage. It is enough to google "what's the best sword" or "how to glitch through blocks", and turn Chivalry into a game of lucky hit, because no honest man can defend against that in an online environment. These players can be overwhelmed due to their lack of fundamentals, but it just isn't worth it. At this point, the fun has been completely sucked out of the game.

You may have also heard about a game called Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior. A flawless concept, and the beta was tons of fun... only it remained a beta forever. It was released as DLC for 20$ and abandoned by the devs, because they couldn't get the netcode to work.

I find myself wondering what happened to this once fantastic, once indie game studio, and how they drove a perfectly good game into the ground, as well as failing to deliver such a promising sequel.
Hopefully, Torn Banner will attempt to improve the situation, but we all know that's not going to happen. Maybe a competent modder will do all the heavy lifting for them (for free).

You may see me ingame every now and then, but it's more for sentimental value than anything else. The new maps and other content is nice, but I'd much rather have 2012 Chivalry again.
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382 of 445 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
1,102.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
There was a time where I could really recommend this game 100%. But not anymore.

As time has passed more people got good at the game resulting in a lot of higher ranked players.
Now you might think that that's a good thing. Well no, in this community it isn't.

Instead of good players playing against each other you have 90% of highranks (45+) playing in team objective servers and rank stacking on the same team (usually attack side). So basically instead of having balanced fun matches most high ranked players purposefully join the team with more highranks which ends up in very unbalanced teams and an almost guaranteed win for the stacked team.
You really only need to look at the rank distribution at the start of a match and you can predict which team wins with 99% certainty.

Not only is it unfair for the players on the other team but it makes matches just overall very boring. As someone who reached rank 50 I either join the stack and will not be challenged at all (imagine a pro soccer player playing against a 5 year old) or I join the other team and stand no chance at all.

It has been like this for quite a while but it's reached it's peak lately where you really have to search hard for a server where this doesn't happen every match. Sometimes I don't find such a server and end up not playing at all because of it.

The game has a lot of little flaws but in my opinion it's the community who in the end really ruins it. They call it a skill-based game but there is no skill involved in unbalancing teams as much as possible and winning without effort. In fact a lot of people who think that they are particularly good only think so because they simply stack all the time.

The only way to enjoy this game nowadays is if you like to play in a clan. If you are into that I can recommend it even though I'm not a huge fan of clans. Otherwise you can only join the stacking or lose nearly every match if you don't. I dont enjoy either of it and therefor this review.
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225 of 290 people (78%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
229.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
*is killed before i can even see the sword flying at my face*

me: "well that's a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ exploit"

guy: "it's not an exploit because it's a part of the game"
(direct quote, i've also heard it from about 50 other "pro" players)

devs: "what he said"

I recommend it if you have a time machine that can take you back to 2013.
Otherwise sod it
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182 of 254 people (72%) found this review helpful
327 people found this review funny
48.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Prequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a great game in which you play as a rookie soldier who gets instantly killed by many things including crossbows, zweihanders, daggers being wielded by underweight archers, 600 ping teleportation wizards, javelins, swords, and more. The goal of this game is to die and stop playing. It is a very fun, very casual game.
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233 of 335 people (70%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
The game is nice, but not for those who live in South East Asia. Ever since I've bought the game, I've been struggling to find servers in this region, if you are an expat like me or living in this region I highly reccommend you don't buy it. The only availabe servers are in the US and the ping is too high, there are some Japanese servers and you will probably get kicked for having a ping of 100-150, there are some servers based in Singapore but they are usually empy. Think twice and save your money.
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102 of 140 people (73%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
510.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12

I’m almost ashamed to say that I have more hours invested into Chivalry: Medieval Warfare than any other game. As far as first-person, multiplayer-only medieval games go, this is the best there is. Considering how often this goes on sale, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not buying it.


Let’s skip straight to the gameplay, because there certainly isn’t really any story to speak of. The game is traditionally played in first person mode, although some servers allow you to switch to third person. You control movement with WASD and use the mouse to control attacks and blocks. There are three basic attacks – the horizontal swing (left mouse button), the overhead (mousewheel backwards) and the stab (mousewheel forwards). Right click functions as your parry. Each player has a health bar, which gets depleted as you get hit, and a stamina bar which drains when you attack, jump, block or feint an attack.

You play as one of four classes - the knight, vanguard, man-at-arms or archer. The knight is the tankiest of the four, having the most health but also moving the slowest. The vanguard is somewhat more nimble, at the cost of a lower health bar. Man-at-arms is a fast but fragile little thing with the ability to dodge (by double-tapping a direction, much like Unreal Tournament). Finally, there’s the archer, who can shoot arrows and is hated by everyone in the game. Each class has a distinct set of weapons to choose from, each with different amounts of damage, speed and range, allowing for a variety of playstyles.

The game offers several game modes. If you’re in the mood for an objective-based game, pick the Team Objective mode, where you and your team might be tasked with defending several catapults or even the King’s royal family. Are you in more of a cluster ♥♥♥♥ mood? Pick free-for-all. Do you fancy yourself the best melee combatant in Chivalry? Prove it in a duel server. Given the Steam Workshop integration, there are now more game modes than ever to try out.
Most importantly, regardless of what mode you play, killing an enemy in this game is ♥♥♥♥ing satisfying, especially if you’re able to take out multiple enemies by yourself in what looked like unsurmountable odds.

A warning to the new: It’s one of those games that starts off a bit difficult. Although the game does feature a tutorial, walking into a multiplayer game for the first time might feel dreadful. Experienced players will be able to exploit all your bad habits and there are times you’ll feel helpless. I admit that it’s easy to get discouraged. Despite how simple the game looks on the surface, there is some amount of skill involved, and I’d recommend you either ask a friendly player or look at some guides or tutorial videos online for a bit of help before you give up on the game.

The game is commonly criticised for lacking depth, particularly from new players. When two new players duel, you’ll often find that one player attacks and the other one defends, then the same thing happens in reverse and keeps going back and forth without anyone gaining ground. The issue is that the game contains many advanced techniques that make use of the game mechanics that aren’t really explained in the tutorial or a manual, such as dragging, look-downs, matrixing and reverse-hitting, all of which will vary the timing of your attack or counter-attack and make battles far more interesting.


The graphics are… well heck, it’s an indie game. It’s definitely not mind-blowing, but it could be far worse. One thing they did nail really well was the amount of gore in the game. Apparently, medieval warfare isn’t pretty, and people do bleed and have their limbs and head cut off, and the game manages to capture that in a somewhat comical but effective way. Whilst games like Call of Duty allow you to teabag an enemy upon killing them, Chivalry allows you to walk up to your dead opponent and chop their head clean off if you so desire. It’s wonderful.
The only other notably thing about the presentation is that the game contains some of the most comically-hilarious voiceovers ever. It definitely doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Overall impressions

Chivalry is an absolutely hilarious game that has offered me countless hours of fun. It’s also a game that gets considerably more enjoyable as you get better at the game. I’ve yet to play another game that’s made killing an enemy this damn satisfying. The numerous different game modes on offer also help to prevent the game from becoming stagnant. This is an awesome game that’s going to last you a long time if you’re willing to put the time and effort into getting better. Just don’t be discouraged when you first start out – we all started somewhere.
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114 of 159 people (72%) found this review helpful
132 people found this review funny
77.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
It's like Team Fortress but with actual fortresses.
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110 of 153 people (72%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
1,912.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
Pretty awesome.

You know those shows where the one skilled swordsman kills enemy after enemy, taking on three at a time and skillfully dancing between them, eventually coming out on top? You can be that person in this game. If, that is, you're willing to practice enough.

Due to the up-close-and-personal nature, dying will make you rage. You will blame anything but yourself - Lag, hacks, exploits, feints, whatever. It's okay, just xx2 (laugh command), take a break and come back tomorrow. Keep a cool head and observe why that person is killing you. Eventually you'll be able to take them down.

Parts of the community can be bad. Lots of veteran players are on a power trip and will treat you like dirt if you're a noob. On the other hand, once you get good you'll get kicked out of servers because the new players get mad at being killed over and over. The combat in chivalry seems to bring out the worst in us.

That said, there's plenty of cool people out there. If you stay cool and be nice, many people will realize how much of an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ they're being and apologize. The rest you can just ignore, git gud and take revenge on. I've met some good friends on chivalry who I talk to regularly.
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270 of 412 people (66%) found this review helpful
210 people found this review funny
66.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
how 2 play chivalry:

mouse sensitivty to 660
get parkinsons
equip maul

also this community is garb
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80 of 109 people (73%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
I'm really dissapointed with this game, don't get me wrong I love the game what I'm trying to say is I'm dissapointed with this games community. When I first started this game I went to training mode and wow was it really awesome and informative. I than joined a match with people online and it was going great until my own team kept killing me for no reason, but that's not my point they have friends with them so all they do is vote kick and you get kicked automatically I can't even enjoy playing without 1# being killing by both teams regardless, 2# Being kicked / harassed by team members and other team, getting kicked for just playing the game. I'm sorry but I just don't want to play a game with a toxic community like this. I hope you guys can see this review and fix some players adjustments. -Thanks
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699 of 1,117 people (63%) found this review helpful
783 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
i dont have this game but Steam is lettimg me review it.

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153 of 236 people (65%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
590.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
I have given this game enough of my time arleady so i will keep this short....

Game is superb but the community is like a neverending sewerpipe of aggression,hard to comprehend (its the 21st century kiddies!!!)levels of racism .

Brilliant game but the unpoliced community is a lawless cesspit of everything i try to avoid DELETE LOCAL CONTENT
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159 of 247 people (64%) found this review helpful
274 people found this review funny
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Was beheaded by a player named 'ISIS Member'.

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61 of 86 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
It's okay except for those ballerina knights and other ♥♥♥♥ers, which ruin the fun. That made me leave the game. But if you are looking for a medieval ballerina simulator, this is just perfect for you.

It's okay if you just start and play in the new player servers, but after that its just ♥♥♥♥ing pain. This game needs more servers for different leves. It only has 0-15 level official servers. I think it should need like 16-25 and 26-45 and so on.
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56 of 79 people (71%) found this review helpful
67 people found this review funny
46.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Every round ever in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare:

Chat: All
"Agartha are taking the gates"
Wizard Sleeves: Help Defend the Gates for ♥♥♥♥ sake!
Commander: This team I swear!
FreDDy: Sorry Man!
Rolf Harris: ?
Jeff: Sorry Bro!
Wizard Sleeves: Get out of my ♥♥♥♥en Way!
Rolanpic: Sorry!
Audis: Why the team kill Wizard?
-Zombie- Assasin: ♥♥♥♥en Archers!
Soned Goat: Sorry to who ever I killed!
(Respawn Time: 3 seconds added for team damage)
-Zombie- Assasin: Lets make a Clan! Who will join?
Audis: A clan against what?
Loliop: Sorry again dude xD
A happy Bunny: Sorry man!
Audis: Sorry!
-Zombie- Assasin: A hate clan against Archers!
a hobo in a bin: Why hate archers? Just cause we have skill!
-Zombie- Assasin: ♥♥♥♥ off...

Games teaches you to touch type the word "Sorry" Ultra Fast! 10/10

Would Take team damage again! 10/10

Team kill simualor all years! 8/10

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65 of 95 people (68%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
78.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Really bad community. Game is okay, but the people are terrible. Not even with the 5 dollars on sale.
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48 of 68 people (71%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
702.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Many people before me came here to write a review of this game for you, my yet chivalry unexperienced comrades. And you probably have read a lot of different oppinions- some have said, that this game is a complete piece of ♥♥♥♥ with a community worse then hell, yet others au contraire, have told you that its a hilarious gore fest or a game with a never ending skill cap. This is why I've decided to write a review of my own- a something to make it clearer what, at least from my point de vue, this really is.

The combat system

The combat system seems easy to understand at first, when you start playing in low ranked servers with other newcomers. Everything seems pretty realistic, you charge into battle, chop ye some heads off, see bloods squirting all around you, and think "Ahh, im really happy". But then again, happy moments dont usually last that much, and chivalry is not an exception. When you hit rank 16, youre no longer allowed to play with newcomers, and you are thrown into servers with lots of 300, 600 and even 900 hours + players. This is where you realise youre screwed, cuz everybody keeps reking you with ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ moves, which look like Michael Bay's medieval porn fantasies. Welcome to the real Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, ♥♥♥♥♥♥. Now, at that point, you have 3 options: delete local content, keep playing for gore and eventually maybe even become good, or put the asian face on and start tryharding the duck out of this video game. I am not here to be your mother and advise you what is the right thing to do, but im just saying- if you're not up for getting rekt and you see getting rekt really frustrating, well then by all means DONT BUY THIS GAME : /

But, if you think you have the guts, lets jump straight to the community everybody so well spooked you about.

The community

So lets say you are a 16 rank which has chosen to look seriously at this game. Congratulations!!! Being persistent, attentive and giving enough efforts, youll get better, better and better every day, you'll maybe even become part of some cool clan with buddies determined to be there for you, and training sessions sometimes so deep and complex, you may one day even become the ULTIMATE WARRIOR.

But, if youre just another simple dude who likes to play video games for that gore n blood n boobs n shizzle, I must disappoint you- this community is not a place for simple dudes. What i've learned during my gameplay, guyzoz like me never really get along well with the tryhards. I dont blame them, its just that we see this Michael Bay's porn fantasy based combat system differently- some take it seriously, some just laugh. As time passes, you'll find yourself playing with a close circle of friends you've made during your gameplay, perhaps sometimes meeting someone new. And, after some hours you might even become good ;) (some means like 600 or sth)

So what's the conclusion?
If you like gore and medieval stuff, go for it!!!
If you like competitive gaming and wish to prove the world you are worth something, definetly go for it!!!
If you get frustrated easily, dont go for it !!! Seriously, you'll just get sad and rekt, trust me, I know :(
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48 of 69 people (70%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
643.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
It's almost 4AM, so naturally I thought it's the perfect time to write a better review about Chivalry, since I wrote my old one at about 50 hours of playtime. Now that I am at almost 600 hours, I think I have a better feeling of the game.

It is undoubtedly the best melee-oriented game I have played. So much so, that to me, all other games with melee now feel very shallow and weak by comparison, and I think that anyone who has put a lot of time into this game can also attest to this feeling. It sets a new standard of melee combat.

Chivalry will not appeal to everyone. It has an extremely high skill ceiling that very few players will even remotely approach (seriously like less than 1% of people who own it probably). But for those who do enjoy it, they will spend an ungodly amount of hours on getting gud.

There are four distinct classes with relatively diverse play-styles, and even though this is the case, I have mostly trudged through the last ~600 hours as a knight, and it never really got boring. You will probably find a class you like best early on, and habitually stick to it primarily. Maybe not, but most players seem to be this way.

This game has the best voice-acting ever. All of the classes on either team have a lot of character in the amusing taunts and compliments, even though they are rather generic in all other ways.

Even though the game was released over two years ago, the developers continue to update it and add content. The community is still active, even in the Australian/NZ servers, which is excellent. As you play more, you will see a lot of familiar faces. People just like you, who have sold their soul to this game. Then you will kill them.

There are some ongoing balancing issues with weapons, some bugs appear and disappear... but it's relatively minor at this point.

We don't talk about the Deadliest Warrior expansion (IT DOESN'T EXIST LALALA). Otherwise, buy this (and play it)!
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50 of 73 people (68%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
96.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Even though I loved this game for quite a while, I cannot recommend it.
The game's good features are:
-The Tutorial, Character customization

-The combat is fun

-Team objective is really well done

-Using the voice commands to taunt or laugh at your opponents and to direct your teammates and battlecrying.
The Bad:
-The game isn't too well optimized,

-The community, expect to have people attempting to kick you from the game if your ping is above 100 but below 150. 100 ping is the optimal amount that you'll want to play at or below. You'll also have extremely hostile people insulting others for no reason and vote system abused constantly. Very toxic.

-there's lag issues on almost every server, hit detection issues, exploiting of hitboxes (I was once killed by a knight using a maul who managed to kill me with a overhead attack while his back was facing towards me. Will never know how he achieved this.)

-Bugs everywhere. (One level The Mason Order is tasked with killing and burning down a village, then moving onto pushing a battering ram up to the gates of the castle. We had the ram reach the gates and the section of the map when you're to kill the agathian king was announced, the door remained up because we were never given the chance to break it down and we were forced to vote a new map since we were unable to smash the gate down.)

-You'll also experience random crashes and other major technical issues. (I often have it when I load into a map server but it isn't finished. I hear the sounds of people fighting. But nothing is rendered for me except a long and lifeless flat landscape and a crude looking box that I believe is supposed to be a building.
There is no way to leave the game or to pick a team to spawn. And I am always forced to alt tab and close the game down.)

I really wanted to love this game. Unfortunately, it lacks a lot of polish and the issues will always remain. When I decided to purchase Mount and Blade Warband along with the expansion Napoleonic wars I have not had any want to continue playing Chivalry. I sincerely hope my review helped you make a decision of this game. If you want to really get chivalry be patient and wait for it to go on sale. I am thankful I got it from a free weekend and for only 6.24 $. This is a tough sale in this condition to be a 25$ purchase.
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56 of 90 people (62%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
2,268.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Chivalry is love, Chivalry is life

Despite being a bit glitchy, this game is a hell of a lot of fun!
If the developers continue to support the game with content and bugfixing, which, in fact, they did, this will definitely become my all-time favourite multiplayer game.

What is Chivalry and why is it good?
Chivalry is a game comparable to Mount & Blade or War of the Roses but then again it's somewhat faster, more accessible and at the same time harder to master and more skill-rewarding. The gameplay first seems pretty simple: While you parry with the right mouse, you can combo three different strike types:

The core element of the gameplay is that these strikes can be accelerated, slowed down, comboed and shifted into various directions by moving/dragging the mouse. It could be described as "drawing your strike lines". Chivalry: Medieval Warfare calls this real-time control.
This system makes it challenging (but also rewarding) for the players to actually parry incoming strikes, because they have to move their mouse accordingly, for you are only able to parry an incoming strike by aiming your crosshair at the tip of the enemy weapon. What might sound easy or even repetitive and boring, is, for me, in reality the most thrilling sword-gameplay out there.

Update: Chivalry, in fact became my all-time favourite game, due to its accessibility, steep and rewarding learning curve

Would die for the glory of Agatha again
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