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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November 23

Nominate Chivalry for “The Test of Time” Award!

Chivalry came out just over 4 years ago, on October 16, 2012.

If you still love playing Chivalry after all these years, help celebrate its birthday by voting for it in the all-new Steam Awards!

To vote:
Choose The “Test of Time” Award in the nomination dropdown list visible on the Chivalry store page.

VOTE NOW, PEASANTS! Nominations close Nov 29.

Plus, get Chivalry for 90% off right now, during the Steam Autumn Sale.

Heard of our upcoming game Mirage: Arcane Warfare? It’s Chivalry… with magic!

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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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"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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56 of 60 people (93%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
100.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
fear your own teammates more than the enemy
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48 of 66 people (73%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1,459.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Not for casuals.
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36 of 51 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
The terms you'll need to learn after level 15: dragging, rainbow (reverse overhead), feint/block combo.

Before level 15, it was about timing and thinking ahead of your oppenent. After 15: there will be a player who is blocking 5 guys in a circle stabbing/clubbing/over-head striking him. He will be spinning in a circle and bending inside-out (and not using a shield). He won't die, even though those 5 other players blocked him in and are attacking the space the player occupies. Then he'll start swinging a 2 handed sword, and never stop swinging. I don't know if the dev team likes how people abuse the animation/stamina glitches. Either they can't fix them, or, they are leaving them intentionally.

Oh, having your weapon glitch through someone and deal no damage is perfectly normal in this game. Also, when you know your weapon is out of range and you hit your oppenent anyway, perfectly normal too.

Bought during a free weekend. Less than 3 days playing/owning: 4 hackers (2 speed, 1 flier, and 1 god mode), multiple scripters (dodge/block 5 mintue combo), even met a lag-switcher.

tl:dr - A game that could have been the definitive medieval combat simulator, trips on explotation of combat mechanics and hackers. If you are looking for immersion in Medieval Warfare, pass. Spinning, jump-spin, spastic movements and "laugh/taunt" spamming will kill it. You want a hack-in-slash, anything to win game, "guys, look at my over-headed swing the glitches through my legs if I look at the floor" game? Buy it yesterday.

Oh, and Steam achievements aren't working for me either.
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25 of 35 people (71%) found this review helpful
514.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
4 Years after its release the game is still good and and lot of people are still playing it. It remains the best medieval combat game on Steam.

If you like the middle age, the sword figthing, the honor and glory, this game is for you.
At the begining you will be slaugthered, but you will raise and survive enough to claim your dominance on the battlefield !

This game is very unique on Steam and there is no other similar games. Actuallly, i was waiting for a game like this for ages.
At last, we can play a knight, and with no such things as Str, Stats, Abilities etc... Only you, your weapon and the way you use it ( your skill). Then add other knights like you in a battlefield....oh and add an objective map like DEFEND THE KINGGGG !!!

And you get one of the best game ever.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
103.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23

The Agatha Knights are corrupt, just read the 33,000 emails that got released on SpearLeaks.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
51.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
Two years ago, this game looked like it was good but it was the worst melee game out there.
Two years (or more) pass, this game looks like it will be good but it IS the worst melee game out there.
Some things just don't change at all, it's the same ♥♥♥♥ but painted differently (or more specifically, ♥♥♥♥ out differently)

Want the worst in a laconic manner?
- "High-rankers", also known as "Ballerinas". The average/veteran player of Chivalry. They will do their best to beat you by using glitches and especially exploits.
- "Pro Tactics", another gameplay 'feature'. If you really want to be good in this game, you must learn to be an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ who uses glitches and exploits.
- "Over-realism". Teamkill is so common yet people are not adapt of it yet, so expect killing some teammate even if he was FAR AWAY with just the very tip of your Morning Star, which should deal less than 5 HP or so yet it does full.

Want more details?
- "High-rankers", who are properly nicknamed "Ballerinas". These little insecure boys or big secure adults will try their best to ♥♥♥♥ you off and break your fun by using "pro tactics", that's an euphenysm for using glitches and exploits.
Obviously, if you're experienced with multiplayer games, losers like these are common.
Except in Chivalry, the entire population is made of them.

- "Pro Tactics". The only way you can, let me quote the losers, "git gud" with Chivalry is to "git gud".
Translated to our Badass language; you have to be a complete feckin' annoying moron who just swings crap from the side and does backwards attacks while going backwards.
Translate to another language, probably scientific or just common; you have to rely on glitches and exploits to beat the game. There's no such thing such as "Dirty Tactics", these exist in Chivalry only if you're a low-rank, but then you'll get into the beauty (pure sarcasm) that is "exploiting and glitching".
It's not normal how you can crouch backwards and then do an overhead attack hitting every one around you. Worse yet, how about you do a swing to the left then move yourself to the left? Apparently, the animation shows that it doesn't really do a "strong hit", it's so slow not even a door can fully open that way, yet the tip ALWAYS hits your head and it explodes. Funny, huh? It is, but sadly that joke gets old fast.

- "Over-realism". For some strange reason, the game decided to be OVERLY realistic. And you can easily see that with the Teamkill. It seems that nearly all servers have teamkill enabled by default, so this is a default feature in Chivalry.
I understand it's realistic and all, but the teamkill in Chivalry is easily abused. You can experience it yourself, a high-rank killing a low-rank. Happens EVERY time and I'm not exaggerating.
It's not even the Ballerinas' sole fault, the developers wanted to make it so the team damage is always 100%. Worse yet, even an accidental teamkill will get your ♥♥♥♥ kicked just fine. As I said, the 'tip' can kill you just fine.

The intention of this game looked good, a true melee game where you had some good freedom of how to use your weapons, each weapon was unique as well, so a mace against a sword IS a difference and not just in damage.
If you don't know, here's an example; Maces were fit to break into heavy armour. In this game, who's got heavy armour? The Knight. So using a mace (any Blunt will do, actually) against him would be best.
Great feature that the developers didn't even care at all on improving it further, because it CAN be improved.

This game is only fun until you reach a high-rank, even 15 is enough. Then, you'll get into servers where there's no control, so you can fight against newbies, veterans and ballerinas.

And hey, I must mention that back in 2014 around there, this crap had an update that added an in-game store. It was all decorations, sure, but it was still there. You HAVE to buy it. (By that I mean that you can't get decorations any other way, you must pay to be pretty)
Most of them cost more than 5 euros, even just a highly-decorated gold helmet.
Just because they're purely decorations, it doesn't make it be worse than any other in-game store, it's JUST AS BAD.

The game is NOT worth buying and not worth playing. Don't ever buy it.
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36 of 59 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
No balance, its a mess of Hard cores and exploits.
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
1,736.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Played it once or twice but could never figure out how to use in game magic ability to phase through floor or fly in sky
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
592.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
Chivalry has (had?) fantastic combat mechanics, excellent controls, and near endless potential for skill development, but it suffers from huge fundamental flaws that prevent it from reaching its true potential as a competitive game.

Torn Banner studios are a lousy developer that completely abandoned the extremely dedicated pro/comp. scene and now only update the game to add cosmetic skins that tend to either destroy the once tight visual aesthetic of the game, or create issues with readability that detract from the overall experience. They also continue to ignore the myriad of existing bugs and half baked systems that desperately need to be polished further to avoid the game feeling/looking ridiculously clunky and unappealing.

It also has one of the most polarized in-game communities that I have ever experienced. Due to how easy it is to abuse the votekick system, you will unquestionably get votekicked from servers for any feasible reason under the sun, as well as have to deal with a lot of spiteful players who will make your experience completely miserable, purely because they dislike your playstyle or your use of certain techniques that they've banned in their own personal rulebooks.

4 years on from release and I honestly can't recommend this game to anyone. The VAST majority of new players will not survive amongst the dregs of the existing playerbase purely because of how unlikely it is to find a veteran player who will teach you the neccessary advanced techniques that will allow you to hold your own against the rest of the community. Even more unlikely than that is finding a sparring partner around your own skill level who'll duel with you for the HUNDREDS of hours you'll need to dedicate if you want to actually perfect all of those techniques.

Chivalry was an amazing game in its prime, and I think many who played it obsessively held on and kept playing long after those days were over, maybe with some kind of desperate, naive hope that the game might actually improve instead of degrade further and further into the state it's in now. If you're genuinely interested in Chivalry and you're contemplating buying it this late into its lifespan, then I'd recommend instead searching up some montages on Youtube (I reccommend "Moonriser" by Spook) and save your god damn money. There's nothing here for you now.
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Recently Posted
3.2 hrs
Posted: December 6
Some of the best first person medieval warfare in multiplayer fps. It's very hard to get melee combat to work well in first person & Chivalry does it well.
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23.4 hrs
Posted: December 6

Always wished you could accuretly bash your friends face in with a mace ?
Impale him with a spear ?
Or shieldbash his spine ?
Wish no more for Chivalry is here !

Because lets be honest, its twice the fun killing ppl you know.

Njoy folks.
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4.4 hrs
Posted: December 6
Nice Multiplayer :)
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4.0 hrs
Posted: December 6
You can smash other people's heads, chop their limbs off, scream at your enemies and desecrate their corpses. All in one game with knights and big ♥♥♥♥ing weapons.

Perfect game for every 5 year old.
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6.1 hrs
Posted: December 6
Rage-inducing medieval combat.
You can battle cry all you want.
The enemy won't budge.
You will get more team-kills than actual enemy kills.
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Kaleng Bekas
0.1 hrs
Posted: December 6
Funny games to play with friends. Play with the axe ! lol
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6.9 hrs
Posted: December 5
pretty fun
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Bonzi Buddy
12.9 hrs
Posted: December 5
If you are into hardcore melee combat this is the game for you!
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9.7 hrs
Posted: December 5
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167.4 hrs
Posted: December 5
If you ever wanted a skill based sword fighting game, set in the Middle Ages, where you can group together with 10-15 fellow knights and try to storm the enemy castle and slaughter their king, then fear not! Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is what you are looking for!

There are 4 classes, and almost all medieval weapons that were really used in history. The weapons are well balanced, it is possible to do well with each one. 1st person and 3rd person are both available. Very slow learnig curve. You will need many hours to understand the mechanics of the game but there are "noob-servers" to protect you from getting massacred by more experienced players.

There is only a multiplayer part, no story mode. But measured by the time you will enjoy the game, it is in most cases worth the money, I would say.

Solid 5/7 ;)
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