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 (29,958 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 16, 2012

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Buy Chivalry: Medieval Warfare 4-pack

Packages that include this game

Buy Chivalry: Complete Pack

Includes 2 items: Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare


Recommended By Curators

"Ever wanted to get that first-person perspective on face-stabbing an archer or smashing someone's head off? Then this is your game! (Built on UE3)."

Recent updates View all (103)

June 22

Chivalry Community Brabble #4 - plus Vanguard model revamp!

Feudal fact: in the last month, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare hit the third largest number of players connected at one time, at over 13,000 concurrent lords and ladies. Plus, the Chivalry Steam Community has now reached 100,000 followers - to celebrate, we’re releasing a complete revamp of the Vanguard class model, for free!

Is Chivalry dead? Nay, it’s more alive than ever.

In this Brabble, check out a Chivalry fan art contest, glorious battlefield panoramas, an incredible javelin kill - and more.

216 comments Read more

June 19

Winners of the Chivalry Fan Art Contest

The Chivalry Fan Art Contest is over!

Both the quality and volume of entries have been absolutely mindblowing. From charcoal character portraits to reverse overheads in watercolour, dozens of creators brought the world of Chivalry to life, through art.

Competition was stiff, but three winners emerged from this bloody battle. Congratulations to AngusBurgers, Sir Galagad the Pure and Mr Bunsen!

Click here to view all submissions in the Steam Artwork Gallery.

Check out our 50 favorites in this imgur gallery - and give it an upvote on reddit!

First place: Last Team Standing by AngusBurgers

Prize: All current Chivalry in-game weapons & armor (worth over $200) + 4 copies of Chivalry to share

Second place: The Siege of Feydrid’s Keep by Sir Galahad the pure

Prize: 5 Chivalry in-game helmet & weapon sets of your choice + 2 copies of Chivalry to share

Third place: Agatha Knight Victory by Mr Bunsen

Prize: 5 Chivalry in-game weapons of your choice + 1 copy of Chivalry to share

Winners will be contacted through Steam.

85 comments Read more


"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.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

Custom Maps and Modding Support!

Full Controller Support!

Just Updated

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.
Helpful customer reviews
1,026 of 1,211 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,119.9 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
228 of 265 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
485.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
I once switched to my fists when going over the tree bridge in that one map and an enemy on the other side of the bridge switched to fists as well.

I taunted, he taunted back.
Instant respect for eachother.
We have an epic battle on the middle of the bridge.
Allies and enemies saw us fighting with our fists on the fallen tree like men.
I won the first battle with low health.
Another enemy with fists equipped runs over the bridge and replaces my honourable foe.
I ran back, and another ally quickly took my place with fisticuffs at the ready.
I saw my fellow Masons grouping up on one end of the bridge, sheathing their weapons, and putting up their dukes.
I look over to see the Agathians are doing the same on the other side of the tree bridge.
I realize that I just started something amazingly beautiful.
Everyone on both teams charge across the fallen tree at the same time with fisticuffs, letting out their battle-cries.

It was short-lived though when an ally charged with their zweihander and began spamming LMB.
I almost cried as I stood at the edge of the cliff and watched men from both Agathians and Masons fall from the tree bridge and get swept away by the river down below. The kill feed overflowing with the death this one person caused from his flurry of horizontal swings.
I typed into the chat: "Why?"
I turned around to see an ally with a horrible pink outline around his armor standing behind me.
He looked me dead in the eye... before kicking me into the river.
A single tear fell.

10/10 would start fisticuff battle again.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
640 of 824 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person 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

EDIT: ♥♥♥♥ your "skills." Do you really, honestly think that having to perform a simulated epileptic seizure in order to score a point is fun? Well let me tell you. IT ISN'T.

Maybe the devs should have put in separate modes. A competitive mode with the dragging features included, and a standard mode for the other 99.99% of players, without it.
But they didn't, so this review isn't going away any time soon.

EDIT 2: You'd think a game called Chivalry would have a more chivalrous player base (and devs.)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
451 of 637 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
59.8 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
216 of 298 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,933.2 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny