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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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
150 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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12 of 17 people (71%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
40.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
great game for those seeking a fun, quick, and gory medieval experience.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
i like the fighting
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
39.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
very good old game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
109 people found this review funny
52.9 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
103.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Fun but frustrating
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Very Fast face Medieval game Ehhhh Fak Yea
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
for the kingggg
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 21
Original, nice game.
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6.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
Play modded server
team with a guy that Team kill everyone
that guy attack me
i died
he blame on me
kicked from the game
still love this game because of the awesomeness
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4.4 hrs
Posted: October 21
>Superb fighting mechanics.
>Well thought out maps and game modes.
>Classes are pretty well balanced, there is no class you can just pick and insta win.
>Being good at it is highly skill dependent, you can't just pay to make your warrior a buFF ♥♥♥ STEAK.

>Customization menu is rather buggy and unpleasant, also not a fan of people being able to make themselves look neither blue nor red, confusing ingame.
>Not so satisfying xp system. My suggestion is having a menu in which you can see your chivalry profile, how much xp you have, how many kills and deaths you've dealt across all your games, kind of like the battlefield battle log, i think the devs should definitely look into that.
>Needs more unlockable(non-payed) weps.

Overall score: 7.5/10
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1.3 hrs
Posted: October 20
engraçado, mas tosco pra kraleo
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Peeps (NPC)
7.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
AGATHAAAAAAAAAAAA * head get sliced off * 10/10
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8.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
Love this game!
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Vivi Morningstar
4.6 hrs
Posted: October 20
This game is great, a wonderful take on the FPS genre while really giving it a unique Medieval feel that few other games can share. At the same time it feels a little too Team Fortress 2-ish, and archers can be either easy slaughter or extremely difficult depending on the player. So far my favorite classes personally are Vanguard and Knight but Vanguard is hard to do. In order to be a proper vanguard you have to keep your opponent at a set range and stay away from walls and rocks or other environmental objects, a slash can be fatal to yourself if it's done too close to an object while staying too close to your opponent will mean you lose your only advantage when it's 1v1 with a Knight or Man-at-War: Reach. The Vanguard is great for quick strikes and keeping enemies at bay with their reach, get to close and the other classes speed will completely wreck your reach and damage. The same is said for Archers, and while each class is different Knights are the most played. Simple, easy to use, great at blocking and sparring, they're heavy and medium speed, perfect for starters. Make sure to have your shield out, it's one of the Knight's specialties, and their sword is wonderful for pierce attacks. A quick jab then that shield up in case your opposite tries something, which they usually do try to riposte.
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9.1 hrs
Posted: October 20
I just want to clarify several points regarding "exploit-glitch-problem" in some negative reviews.

Firstly, I am pretty sure that the devs do expect those "exploiting" as there are quite a few information in trainnings and loading hints noting that "this kind of unrealistic movement can be expected". In which case, they are not exploting or abusing. In fact dragging is considered to be a basic combat skill to trick your enemies. As for ballerina, just do feint.

Then it comes to the accuse of unrealistic movement. Well not a single melee combat game so far I know has absolutely correct and practical combat movement. Some of them failed in swinging weapons some failed in wrong bow-draw stance, and none has the correct onehand-shield combat movement.

Oh and please save your trouble talking people into mount&blade, I have been playing it since 0.808, and everyone knows its a joke talking about realistic in MB. Actually the dual in native is much more ridiulous than chivalry. For example? Well imaging someone waving SOW like a willow... sometimes even faster.

Overall both two games I mentioned are absolutely good games. They have their broken aspects but those are either techincal limitation for all alike games or simply excuses from losers.
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1.9 hrs
Posted: October 20
Decent game!Worth buying on sales!
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0.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
it keeps saying not responding no matter what i do and i havent been able to play it at all yet and i cant get a refund ethier because of school and stuff i couldent downlode it in time to try it and the only reason i say this is a good review is because it is a good game but it wont work for me at all
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