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:
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Very Positive (71 reviews) - 97% of the 71 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,859 reviews) - 91% of the 1,859 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 16, 2008

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Includes 5 items: Mount & Blade, Mount & Blade: Warband, Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars, Mount & Blade: Warband - Viking Conquest Reforged Edition, Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

 

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.
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Recent:
Very Positive (71 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (1,859 reviews)
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Avortolani4
( 60.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Have you ever wanted to have your own band of mercenaries in the times of swords and shields. Well now you can.

Pros
-Character Customization

-Companions with cool backstories

-Feeling like a badass with your own personal army at your back

-Arena Combat

-you can take over the whole map under your kingdom of choice(very big map)

-With mods you can play this game in the star wars universe

Cons

- control of army limited to Halt , retreat , and go

- lots of grinding to get a big army
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james007
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Get Warband instead. More bang for your buck. Nevertheless, this is still a great game, just outshadowed by its little brother
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Mistuh von Frothy Chutzpah
( 369.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Amazing amount of time spent playing this game. I love it so much more than the expansions - I prefer this combat style to the newer version because it seems a lot less wonky. Anticipating the sequel so hard.
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idk=
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Good game.
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Fabulous Custode
( 37.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
CLONE WAAAAAAAAAAARS!!!
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Sir Rustyshackleford
( 591.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
It's alright. Played it for a couple minutes when I was bored one day.
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ChevroletALLDAY420
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 18
One of the coolest siege combat kind of games ever. Awesome fun and I really enjoy the gameboard type map setup.
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The Celt
( 366.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
A few annoying things but over all a really good game
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col.jackson1225
( 109.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
best game ever buying killing more things but this game is fun
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lachthebrave
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
This game will always hold a special place in my heart. I have always been a fan of medieval games, and this is one of the top reasons for why I do.

So let's get onto the Pros and Cons list.

Pros:
Vast sandbox.
Enjoyable battles.
Feel immersed in the army system.
Start off as a adventurer, but also experience harder battles the more you level up.
And also, sieges. The best thing in the game.
Still has good graphics.
MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN FACTION!
Cons:
I would say nothing.

I would rate this game a definete 10/10. It is so rich of gameplay, and is a definete reccomendation for medieval fans like me. I would prefer this game to not only medieval fans, but also anyone else who wants a fun, enjoyable game.
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Will
( 58.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
I love do game
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geabuw
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
It very good.
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ggzazzin
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
I recommend this game! it great gameplay, a top combat system.
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dark crusade
( 63.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
mount and blade is my fravorite RPG. I love it because of the sence of freedom in the game. this is because unlike most other RPGs mount and blade doasn't have a storyline, you can do what ever you want. I also like it because you can raise a group of warriors and do whatever you want with them. I like it because the companion system I great and that they will stay or leave your group depending on your actions. lastely I love it because of the mods. there is star wars conquest that changes mount and blade into a star wars but it is buggy and crashes often. I personally like warsword a mod that changes the game world to the setting of warhammer fantisy (or warhammer age of sigmar as it is known as now) I love it because love games workshop and even though I prefer warhammer 40,000 mount and blade is just perfect in a fantisy atosphere.
9.9/10
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Wedge
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Game is fun, Game of Thrones mod made it even awesome!
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Blonde Ranger {GB}
( 230.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 30
Right!

Its been ages since i first played this game andI only re-installed it because im trying to collect trading cards, and i realised that i could get some by playing Mount and blade.

so... i played it for a bit and got the card drops.

then i played it some more.

and now im hooked again!

the collecting has gone by the wayside because once again, im totally into this game.

its too damn addictive :D
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TheStarWarsGuru
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
I bought this game only for the SWC mod, but now its for warband so buy that instead. Dont believe me? http://steamcommunity.com/app/48700/discussions/0/385429254947905291/
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Lewd
( 24.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
get Warband
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Boy1880 Gaming
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
It is the First Mount and Blade game but its really good if you want medevil combat!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
591.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
It's alright. Played it for a couple minutes when I was bored one day.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Get Warband, it is far superior to this one. This one is only okay, good for its time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
It is the First Mount and Blade game but its really good if you want medevil combat!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
And a legend is born.

Also mark my words, this game is just the start of one of the most successful and biggest game series that will only keep growing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Great game, not much to say but:



LESS TALKING MORE RAIDING!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
52.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
This is a great game, too much fun. BUT... BUY WARBAND... they are the same game basicly. Warband should not be sold separately, it should be downloadeble for this game, or even just an update.

I felt bad because of buying both....

still recommended if warband is more expansive than this one....
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
This is one of the best open world rpg I played its full with great content and if you like get the warbanet edition
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
Very Good Graphics
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 24
This is the type of game that you start playing and hate, then you keep playing and slowly your hate turns to love. Best played with mods that cater to what you want. It can be cluncky and confusing but well worth it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
Great game but you must try the star wars mod!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Fix for Windows 10 run it with an older service pack, from Windows Xp or 7 i have only tried Windows Xp and it works.

Amazing game, a lot of fun if you have the time!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Its a great game assuming you dont have my problem. My game let me play one night and today it just stopped working. I cant launch the game at all
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Fire and Sword + Warband is better then this version since this was the original, but I still recommend it. It's SUPER immersive if you can look past the old character graphics.

Pros:

- Immersive
- Beautiful Enviroment graphics for it's age
- Mounted Combat
- Challenging and strategic battles and missions
- Literally can choose whatever you want to be

Cons:

- Not so appealing Character Graphics
- No voice acting, it's old so it's expected, just be prepared to read a lot.
- Many options to start out but very offer the advantage you need to get ahead
- Late game Bandits a bit too OP, always had issues with them and it would take almost an hour to get my huge army back.
- Archery feels too difficult, a problem that seems to exist throughout most of the series.

It takes several gameplays and a good first blind run to really understand what to do, but when you figure it out it's quite fun and you can get pretty far. A lot of strategy is requires especially in later parts of the game. Choose your nation, abandon your nation. Be a bandit, be a merchant, be a warlord. Be whoever you want to bloody be! Give this a shot if you don't think you can afford the other games I recommended above. If all else fails, wait til the sales come, it's so worth it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Start Game
Load Up newgame as Titus, sun of a thief and one himself.
Spawn near Wecheg.
Me: "Oh hey! There are some Sea Raiders over there. Maybe I can join them!"
Sea Raider: "I will drink from your skull!"
I can take these guys
Charge into battle.
Get my skull beatin in by Sea Raiders.


This is how your first hours will go. But once you get used to it, you will be addicted. I haven't played Warband yet, I'm getting it later today, but Ive heard is has improvements. But, if you dont have the money for Warband, this game will suffice. More than suffice. Eat away your life and your relations.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Ever wanted to fight as a knight in massive battles where you attack either ranged or close quarters? Bow and Arrow or Sword and Shield? Well, how's about the ability of taking over castles, raiding enemy villages and overthrowing kings? Well then this game would be the best one to keep you busy for hours. Epic gameplay, graphics are farely outdated, but still, it makes for a great game and a terrific journey to the days in which thee might slay thine enemies with great reposte and a tiny army for great measure.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
77 of 85 people (91%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
First you mount

Then you blade

then you get in to deep politics and everyone hates your insides and you become a prisoner for several hours.

Edit: I recommend buying warband though if you're looking into buying Mount and Blade, It has a lot more content and is basically the same game.
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25 of 25 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
when you get over the graphics, you will discover the first installment in a great game series.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
EN
The game is really awesome. 100% worth buying. It has really lots of benefits:
  • Realistic battles
  • Open world
  • Battle location depends on your map position so that you will almost always have different battle landscape
  • There are lots of skills in the game, which makes your charecter really individual.
  • GREAT party system!!!
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RU
Шикарная игра, однозначно стоит своих денег. В игре куча плюсов:
  • Реалистичные битвы
  • Открытый мир
  • Локация битвы зависит от Вашей позиции на карте в момент начала битвы, благодаря чему ландшафт битвы почти всегда будет разным.
  • В игре много раззных скиллов(умений) для персонажа, благодаря чему он точно будет уникальным.
  • ОТЛИЧНАЯ система набора и прокачки отряда!!!
Если Вы сочли обзор полезным, поставьте палец вверх, заранее спасибо! :) Если будут вопросы по игре-не стесняйтесь задавать в комментах к обзору, обязательно отвечу.
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50 of 74 people (68%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
It used to be a negative review, for I wasn't seen the need to buy this particular game, when we have Warband. But... it turns out that Warband singleplayer can't be achieved when you're not connected to Internet. So now I see the point to hold this game altogether with Warband. I suggest you to buy the whole bundle, where will be Warband, Napoleonic Wars and Fire'n'Sword.

I'm in love with that game, I've bought it triple times. I've spended thousands of hours riding and hacking, over and over. Basic Mount'n'Blade runs even with the very dull PCs, like ones we use in offices, you know - with lame videocard, very short amount of RAM... it all doesn't matter! All you need is some free time (you can't play it during your working time, like some facebook flashgames) and testosterone. Yeah, I repeat - in there you'll be riding your horse and constantly brutally punish whoever gets in your way, in that glorified, one-of-a-kind simulator of medieval mercenary.

If you play while connected to the Internet, and have at least a discrete videocard on your PC and 2Gb of RAM - go straight for Warband, which includes this game PLUS gorgeus multiplayer. Plus achievements, trading cards, all of stuff you'd expecting on Steam. But if you suddenly find yourself somewhere in Australia, or just on the farm where you have only outdated laptop from the early 00's... This game is one of the best that you can play out there.

Game itself deserves 8.5/10 mark for its uniqueness and impact on the gaming world. Although as a sandbox RPG-like it is quickly wears off, as a medieval simulator, it's just keep going. And going. And going. Much like that battery rabbit, or the Civilization game.
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