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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October 13

Chivalry Four Year Anniversary Trick ‘n Treat Bag

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare was released on October 16, 2012! Join in for some Steam Free Weekend carnage from Oct 13-17, and tell friends about our 90% discount.

After four years of battlefields soaked with blood, and fields quivering from the sound of a billion battlecries, we’re celebrating Chivalry’s birthday with a Halloween twist in this free Trick ‘n Treat Bag.

TRICK: Dazzle your opponents with a Mirage! Unleash the Vypress Sabre, a weapon from our upcoming magic & melee game Mirage: Arcane Warfare. Join the Mirage Steam Community to unlock.

TREAT: Don the delicious Pumpkin Spiced Helm in Chivalry for a limited time.

Both items can be found in the Customization menu, for free.

This weekend only, get up to 60% off weapons and armor from the Chivalry Workshop.

Sign up for the ongoing Mirage Closed Alpha today at

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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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"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. If using open source drivers, S2TC is required to approximate S3TC texture support.
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480 of 591 people (81%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
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.
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161 of 216 people (75%) found this review helpful
151 people found this review funny
15.9 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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94 of 152 people (62%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
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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50 of 81 people (62%) found this review helpful
110 people found this review funny
53.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Do you like being "killed by teammates" over and over again?
Do you like going on 1v1 and getting "backstabed" in the back by someone?
Do you believe that you could counter 2 handed sword with "butter knife"?

If Answer Yes To All Questions Then This Game Is For You!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
236.7 hrs on record
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
129.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
To start off this is a very great game to play for about 20 to 40 hours. Once you start to get the hang of it you realize the game mechanics are actually really rigged and it kind of takes the fun from playing. Also very fun to play rank 1 to 16. That's probably the most fun time I had. After that you're kind of stuck with all the people who know all the rigged tricks, all the exploits and just generally will know more about the game than you will for the dozens of gameplay hours you're going to play.

The learning curve is too steep. Most of the players just give up after they reach rank 16, because they're just going to get their asses handed over to them all the time unless they re-learn everything that happened during rank 1 - 16. This is where the majority quit playing. Even I will most likely quit after I've finished my achievement quota for this game as I really do not see any replay value in this game. The gameplay is simply rigged, bugged and exploitable. With that in mind I say its fun when you get the hang of it, but it is not good for a long time. Even a joke gets old after some time.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
This game is awesome everything about is great except for one thing. The community. I just bought this game today and got kicked 3 times today. First was accidently killing a teammate, I did say I was sorry but I still got kicked, the third was because this guy couldnt kill me so he gave up and vote kicked me. If I do something that no one likes, they will vote kick you and you will probably get kicked. I could be in a game and randomly kicking someone they would probably be kicked.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Skill gaps have made this game utterly unplayable past level 15 for anyone who hasn't poured hours into figuring out how it works. Don't bother picking it up if you expect to play after you leave the low-skill tiers.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Original, nice game.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This is the only swordfighting game I can think of where it is more dangerous to stand behind your opponent than in front of them.
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16.0 hrs
Posted: October 22
Game is good... Until you start playing with high rank players.
Every single one of them exploits the broken physics combat to the best of their abilities.

Good fun when you start playing with the low levels though.
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Jon Snow
11.4 hrs
Posted: October 22
Very good game
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54.9 hrs
Posted: October 22
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70.7 hrs
Posted: October 21
Really fun game, just don't take it too seriously. If you're playing this to be the best and tryhard anyway you can you're just going to get frustrated. So much funny stuff happens in this game. It'll create a lot of hilarious memories that'll keep you coming back to enjoy yourself rather than win every match you play. A lot of people say the community is really bad but I disagree, to an extent. Some people take it way too seriously and honestly it can be cringey becuase this just doesn't feel like the type of game to be that way in. Just have fun. Don't get frustrated when you reach rank 15 and leave the noob servers and get destroyed by people who've been playing for years becuase it will happen. I was winning literally every match I played but I left the noob servers and got my butt kicked over and over. Playing against better players you'll learn new strategies and how things work. There's a lot of elitsit, people who look down on new players and will make fun of you for simply asking questions. Google is your friend, don't be afraid of him. Very steep learning curve in this game. It takes awhile to actually get good at so don't be discouraged. Let me give you a simple tip for starting out. Don't swing horizontally around allies. Do overheads and stabs to avoid injuring your team mates. It's ok to remind people of this in the noob servers becuase a lot of people don't have a clue what they're doing and spam left mouse. Avoid spamming, remember ducking, press F, and avoid endless blocking. Most importantly have fun.
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D Chick
2.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
Buy then :
1. join server
2. hit friend
3. TK
4. 119 minute
5. refund
-101/100 Master Pie !!!
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Magician Named Gob
1.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
If you already have a ton of hours invested this will be fun. If not, its basically a simulator for being chopped and stabbed over and over. As you can guess, not very fun. So you think you'll play on newbie servers, good luck. I waited a bit to review. My first few times I did pretty good. but the more i play the more i see newbie servers don't mean anything. You will get destroyed. If you have a lot of free time, this game would be fun. YOu need lots of time to practice and get good. Not a game to play casually.
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4.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
Takes some time to get used to but it's a ton of fun. Bought it for three friends to play.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: October 21
Awful. Just plain awful. Extremely twitchy character movements, I get 1 hit killed but takes dozens of blows to kill enemies. Just random chaos. I crap better things than this.
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Pak Sigit
18.3 hrs
Posted: October 21
Head Chopping Simulator.
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12.6 hrs
Posted: October 21
Chivalry is an online game that has a few gamemodes that are fun, but can be a challenge once you start having to fight of crowds of enemies. The Community is great and if you are craving an amazing medieval game with great fighting mechanics, you will like this game.
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