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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
21 of 24 people (88%) 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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53 of 91 people (58%) found this review helpful
112 people found this review funny
53.5 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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,799.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
This game used to be good.
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
241.0 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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11 of 15 people (73%) 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 kick someone they would probably be kicked.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
The game is amazing and nice to play, but there are some people in it that are VERY TOXIC.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
just. amazing. for about 4 hours. but after a day or two you come back to it like an abusive girlfriend and the sex is amazing all over again

we're in a lot of therapy
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
this is an awesome game, with great graphics, cool battle moves, many classes, and with lots of fun in the multiplayer arena... im a bad player in this game, but its very enjoyable.

if you cant hit people with your sword, use your shortsword (or thowing daggers).
otherwise, try to master the art of the longbow...

good game!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
476.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
The only Game I can constantly play and never get bored of it.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
It's a pretty fun game but there are three main flaws that can ruin the entire experience. The first two flaws have basically been confirmed by the devs as game features so they probably won't be removed. You'll most likely enjoy the game if you can ignore these flaws. If you can't, it's going to suck.

Flaw number 1: the combat gets really counter intuitive. At the lower levels, you see a lot of people fighting how you'd expect two medieval dudes to fight. Both face each other exchanging blows while attempting to parry and aiming for weak spots. Slightly up the ladder of skill, you see people doing what is called dragging. A swing will follow the camera of the swinger so people will drag their mouse into their attack to speed it up or away from their attack to slow it down. This often causes the opponant to parry at the wrong time so it's used quite a bit. The speed is capped so there aren't any beyblade fighters. Just thought I'd be clear about that. This is all pretty intuitive and makes sense for the most part. It's stops being intuitive once you run into the ballerinas. Ballerinas are players who abuse the ♥♥♥♥ out of dragging with slow weapons. They'll start the attack looking away from you and flail around in order to hit you. They often spin around in circles which gave them the name. This would be fine if the animation looked decent. it instead just looks like they are glitching out which leads a lot of players to believe they are hacking. You can counter it but it takes some time. It's annoying and it drives a ton of players out of the game. There is no use complaining about it on the steam forums. The mods there will just call you bad and say this garbage tactic is a legit strategy despite it looking like a laggy glitchfest. The only good news I can provide is that not everyone uses it so just throw all of your hatchets/knives at those who do.

Flaw number 2: Archers are pretty OP. In a game of melee combat, you have high damage archers who can one hit kill you from the safety of their spawn. The archer class can also be deadly in duels if you actually manage to get close enough. They have a slight disadvantage as they are slow and don't have much/any armor but they can still fight just fine. Most archers that you will run into will be complete garbage. Most don't bother trying to melee fight and can't hit the broad side of a barn. Issue is, they are balanced for these people. They deal a ton of damage because they aren't balanced for people who can aim. Once you find someone who can aim and duel, the only solution is to hide behind a shield or leave.

Flaw 3: Hit reg is pretty terrible. A lot of times, you'll see an enemy blade go straight through you but you take no damage. You will have several moments where you are pretty certain that you cut straight through some other guy. You will find youself saying "Well that should have been a block" several times. The hit detection is just bad at times.

Update: More flaws? Why not! The kick key just doesn't work at times. I'll have enough stamina and I'm using a keyboard that works but the game goes "nah, you didn't kick". Rebound it. Still doesn't want to work when it's supposed to. Suicide key doesn't want to work half the time. Not sure why. Just have to spam it until I eventually die or suicide rush the enemy with fists. Pretty disapointed with this game.
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7.7 hrs
Posted: October 27
Deus Vult, simple enough.
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14.2 hrs
Posted: October 27
It takes a while to get used to this game, but once you get the hang of it, and REALLY practice, you won't suck as bad as you normally would. That being said, this is a great game, especially with friends.
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5.3 hrs
Posted: October 27
Gory and brutal, if that's what you're into then this is the game for you.

8/10 would smash heads again
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27.6 hrs
Posted: October 27
In my opinion a great game after you pass level 15 it starts getting hard though because there is very skilled people who are level 30, level 25, etc. Who will be doing 360 overheads, etc. I adapted to that and also learned how to do tricky 360 over heads and block very well I recommend to anyone but after you pass level 15 you gotta pratice a lot or you will just get a new ♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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The Seeker of Waifus
4.5 hrs
Posted: October 27
I'm glad I picked Chivalry. It's definitely one of those games worth the money.
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=SM= Marsche
1,208.5 hrs
Posted: October 27
People need to understand that the skillgap in this game is absolutely unforgiving. You won't experience true flow in the gameplay until after about rank 40 (~300h into the game) and once there, you will still get ♥♥♥♥ on by higher ranks to the point of crying. After finishing the 10 min tutorial (which 90% of the bad review players completely missed) you will have 2 options; Play on the noob-friendly rank 0-15 servers that will breed you some hours into what seems to be the virtual version of kiddie football, that will paint you a false picture of how you think the game is. Or join a normal server. It will be hard and you will most likely spend more time waiting to respawn than playing. But you WILL eventually learn from every mistake, every death, every "omfg exploit spinning hacker" etc and you'll become experienced to the point where you realize how much of a mechanically advanced masterpiece this game is. It will completely nullify combat like babby Skyrim, Mount & blade, Soulsborne and more.

-If you're a "casual" that can't be arsed using a brain this game is not for you.
-If you can't handle stressful situations that requires milliseconds to none decisionmaking, then this game is not for you.

+But if you're an extremely competitive individual that wants to experience pure rewarding skill without ♥♥♥♥♥♥ RNG factors then there won't be a better melee game for you.

Bought it when it was on sale and it will forever be the best 6£ I've ever spent. So please ignore these plebs that thinks being bad=game is bad.
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16.6 hrs
Posted: October 27
Holy ♥♥♥♥ did I just cut off that person's head?
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24.4 hrs
Posted: October 27
This game is so good!
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2l za3eem (sam)
9.3 hrs
Posted: October 27
if you are looking to play a role in the new monty python and the holy grail movie then you must buy this game it will make you feel like sir lancelot when he was saving the prince.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: October 26
super fun, will buy for friends when on sale again 10/10 sdk too
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