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.
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Very Positive (76 reviews) - 81% of the 76 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,976 reviews) - 90% of the 1,976 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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Very Positive (76 reviews)
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Ryalb
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Mount & Blade makes me want to mount a blade.
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Grand Admiral Thrawn
( 26.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
i thought this was going to be a bad game giving only 2 to 3 hours of fun but i was very wrong it gives you a big map to explore and many types of troops to upgrade and battle with it is worth the money and with warband and fire and sword there are many mods and DLC'S
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Mattmannguy
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Mount & Blade is a surprising game, I expected a low quality medieval game with bad combat and just an all around boring few hours of gameplay, I was wrong this game was well worth the money i spent, the open world is fun and the combat is slightly button mashy but still epic in seige battles

I give this game a 8/10 for just being an all around good and fun game
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The Bourne Dentistry
( 32.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
there is a reason why this is a cult classic now...

literally ruined me for a str8 week. i got ♥♥♥ sores from sitting playing this and warband.
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WelshWolf™
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
This game I love, I have had it for ages but never played it untill recently and have to say I have straight away fallen in love with the game, it is great fun to play and always replayable
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FarmerGabriel
( 36.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Its a great game. My PC is not a gaming PC and it could handle it just fine. i Like games like this because they're cheap, fun and you don't need a super powerful PC. I really enjoyed how you get to choose your side because in most games they just put you on whatever side they want. You also get the customisation of your army. You choose who you recruit and choose they're classes for them as they go up so you can enjoy the game better. Also some special units you can find in taverns with actual names like Jeremus, Devachi and alot more. The special units start off with they're base skills but you can change them as they level up and with these special units you can choose they're gear. I got this at the summer picnic sale for 2.79 and after me playing Mount and Blade, i may consider getting Mount and Blade: Warband.
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jordanray99
( 39.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
This game is great! And was totally worth the price. Starting with the negatives, after a while it does become a little repetative but with a few fun mods including StarWars conquest and so on, it can become like another experience again.
My favorite points include:
-Great combat mechancis
-A decent AI
-Nice choice of weapons and armour
-Good map

Overall I'm really enjoying the game and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good strategy/combat/medieval game.
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goneseries
( 74.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
This is the original game in my new faviourite gaming franchise!

I picked this game up on sale a while back for $2.5 as i told my self "why not?" as i was going though the section with all those games that are under $5. Anyway i didn't get around playing the game for another 6 months, but im glad i did as Mount and blade is truely a really fun game ( once you figure out what your doing that is).

Mount and blade is however not nearly as good as mount and blade:warband in nearly every way so you can in sense just skip this one and go to warband as they are basically the same to be honest.

overall this is a very flawed but fun title!

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Ookami-kun
( 71.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
M&B.... Ah yesh!

I love this game on so many aspects, I can't possibly fit them all in here. Sure, there are some bugs here and there, as well as some very sought-after features that just isn't in the game, but if you'd like to command your own army in real-time while you're riding at your enemies, sword and shield drawn and cut some people down, this is the game for you!

Medieval, strategy, management, 1st- & 3rd-person view and a rather large map, you can't really go wrong here!
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Dare4ce
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
One of my favorite games, somewhat old but still very great. Possibly the best combat system I've seen so far. I played this game long before I made a Steam account and bough it out of great respect towards the creators for making such an awesome game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
If you're reading this review, I'm going to assume you're one of two people.

1. Someone who has never played a Mount & Blade title before
2. Someone who has played Warband, and is wondering if this game is worth getting

If you've just now found the game on steam and haven't played Warband, I'd recommend buying Warband instead. It's a bit more expensive, but all in all it's a more polished game with some nice new mechanics that doesn't exist in this game.

If you've played Warband alot, and really like it, I recommend buying this game. Sure, the gameplay is a bit worse than Warband, so if you want to play Native, I'd just recommend Warband. So why do I recommend it? Mods. Soooo many mods...

So, if it's on sale, I'd recommend you getting it, seeing as how many mods there are here that will never come to Warband. If you haven't played Mount & Blade and don't give a ♥♥♥♥ about mods, just buy Warband.

I'll give it a positive, even though it's a bit of both negative and positive depending on who you are.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Amazing game. Not the best graphics, but runs very smoothly and is very enjoyable to play.
Thanks, love it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Excellent medieval sandbox game that won't be brought down by it's somewhat clunky-ish combat.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
62.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
I love it, need to get the expansions though
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
36.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Its a great game. My PC is not a gaming PC and it could handle it just fine. i Like games like this because they're cheap, fun and you don't need a super powerful PC. I really enjoyed how you get to choose your side because in most games they just put you on whatever side they want. You also get the customisation of your army. You choose who you recruit and choose they're classes for them as they go up so you can enjoy the game better. Also some special units you can find in taverns with actual names like Jeremus, Devachi and alot more. The special units start off with they're base skills but you can change them as they level up and with these special units you can choose they're gear. I got this at the summer picnic sale for 2.79 and after me playing Mount and Blade, i may consider getting Mount and Blade: Warband.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
omg this game is awsome, im not gonna play this game anymore, since i got the full collection so im gonna be playing warband and fire & sword, but honestly this is 1 of the best games ive played
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I really like this game. Leading armies into battle and tearing people up is extremely satisfying. Warband is supposedly better than this in every way. I really want to play it but it bluescreens my computer for whatever reason and it corrupts steam so I have to reinstall all my games. This happened twice. I think it's my computer's fault though. So for sure get Mount and Blade Warband.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
This game is great! And was totally worth the price. Starting with the negatives, after a while it does become a little repetative but with a few fun mods including StarWars conquest and so on, it can become like another experience again.
My favorite points include:
-Great combat mechancis
-A decent AI
-Nice choice of weapons and armour
-Good map

Overall I'm really enjoying the game and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good strategy/combat/medieval game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
-loves game
- plays for 8 hours and 45 minutes on 1 save
- gets off
- loads game agian
-game crashes
RIP mount and blade save
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
That one moment, when your fully speced charcter (Without Cheats) Get's overun by farmers...


Would raid settlements again!
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