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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.
Release Date: Sep 16, 2008
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$9.99

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Buy Mount & Blade: Complete

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

About the 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
101 of 108 people (94%) 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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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
56.9 hrs on record
The game looks pretty dated but its really fun to play. You start off with nothing and try to build up an army, while leveling your character and your companions. Not as good as Warband, but still a great time.
Posted: March 29
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7 of 7 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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
172.4 hrs on record
Awesome game! easily sunk 100 hours and will continue to... perfect sandbox game , RPG , RTS whatever , it has it all 10 / 10
Posted: April 8
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3 of 3 people (100%) 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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565 of 715 people (79%) found this review helpful
47.9 hrs on record
Mount and Blade is a wonderful game, however there is no point in purchasing this game - not long after this original release, Mount and Blade: Warband came out. It's largely the same game, using the same map and same general mechanics, but with the inclusion of multiplayer and achievements, as well as some general questline/mechanic improvements - it's basically the same game, but more. There's effectively no advantages this original game has over Warband, so it's not really worth purchasing. The one exception to this rule is that there were some mods created for it which did not get ported to Warband, so take a look at those via a Google search to see if one of them might be up your alley.

If you're trying to complete your library or support the developer/publisher? By all means. But if you're looking for the game to purchase, pick up Mount and Blade: Warband, instead.
Posted: February 22
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Awards

Best Indie Title 2008 - GameFocus