Calradia is a land at war, offering great riches and even greater dangers to adventurers and mercenaries that flock to shed their blood on its soil. With courage and a strong sword, an unknown stranger can make a name as a warrior. Free-form sand-box gameplay.
User reviews: Very Positive (794 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 16, 2008

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Includes 4 items: Mount & Blade, Mount & Blade: Warband, Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword, Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars

 

About This Game

Calradia is a land at war, offering great riches and even greater dangers to adventurers and mercenaries that flock to shed their blood on its soil. With courage and a strong sword, an unknown stranger can make a name as a warrior.
  • Free-form sand-box gameplay. You are free to go anywhere in a world with more than a hundred unique locations including villages, castles and towns.
  • Groundbreaking horseback combat.
  • Highly advanced and intuitive sword-fighting systems.
  • Fight on horseback and foot using a vast variety of medieval weapons, each with unique characteristics.
  • You can be anything from a lonesome adventurer to a commander of armies or an owner of villages, castles or towns.
  • Sophisticated AI will challenge you in combat and in your strategic plans.
  • Freedom to interact with hundreds of characters.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    • Memory: 512 MB of RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card with at least 64 MB memory
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB of hard disk space.
Helpful customer reviews
160 of 175 people (91%) found this review helpful
245.1 hrs on record
very fun game, though you might as well just buy warband.
Posted: June 20
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
This is a refreshing addition to my library, I don't think i've ever played a game that combines world conquering, FF style over world map mechanics, and third person 'chivalry'-esque middle ages battles before. Quite honestly the whole quest system is a bit of a pain to go and talk to the individual lords in the keeps and cities repeatedly, but once you get to a point where you are powerful enough, you can pretty much choose your allegiance and conquer the world. I would give this an 8.5/10 and if that hasn't sold you on this yet, in the past 3 days i've racked up 12 hours of gameplay, and most of the has been in multiple hour sittings. Overall, this is an interesting play, and everyone should at least try it!
Posted: April 30
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
I am actually a little bit relieved that I had the M&B series on CD first, before playing on steam, or I would most likely have over 500-1000 hours spread across the 3 games. I absolutely love this series!

Warband is easily the best of the 3 available, with superior mod support, however, the orignal M&B is still very good. If you are able to choose, definitely go with Warhand, which is basically a more fleshed-out version of the original game. While playing the original, I did notice that some of my favorite mods did not get ported over to Warband, so make sure you check out the mod community for M&B to see if anything there interests you.

Much of the aesthetics, controls, and gameplay mirror Warband, so here is my review.

There usually is only a few dollars difference between M&B and Warband whenever they both go on sale, so be sure to pick up Warband if possible (or both, if you like collecting).

Despite the more superior Warband being available, this is still a great game, and you should try it out if you are interested in sampling the series.

Cheers,
DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews
Posted: August 16
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
29.0 hrs on record
Mount & Blade is a very addictive game. I spent 8 hours straight playing the game, and never got my eye off the screen. However, the losses on the game is very hard to recover from. From one moment, you have a 200 man army. In a blink of an eye, you men are all gone, and you must spend another 5 or 10 hours finding more men. One time that I was playing, I lost a battle, and I could not see my character. The camera was shown onto the water. Overall, this is a very good game, with a lot of problems and glitches.
Posted: April 26
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
350.0 hrs on record
I psent hours on hours on this game... ALL HAIL SWADIAN KNIGHTS!!!!
Posted: July 5
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