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Battle online with up to 64 players through 7 historically inspired war zones as you experience the conflict between Lancaster & York first hand!
Release Date: Feb 6, 2013

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Server settings changed and rolling restarts!

January 8th, 2014

Greetings, dear War of the Roses community!

Due to some all-covering server settings changes we are going to restart every official server, starting now (16:30 PM CET) and ending in roughly an hour.

If you see anything strange after the servers have restarted please report it to us.

The fix itself is to York spawning times, since they were not fully synced with Lancaster.

The War of the Roses Team

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Patch 1.9.0 is LIVE!

December 20th, 2013

Players! Knights! Dearest community members!

Patch 1.9.0 is live with a plethora of balance changes and tweaks. We hope you enjoy this Winter Patch and have an awesome holidays filled with fun and games :)

Please make sure to leave your feedback in the patch thread.

Full patch notes here.

The War of the Roses Team

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About the Game

War of the Roses is a team based third person action game set in 15th century England. Two rival branches of the Royal House of Plantagenet - the house of Lancaster (the reds) and the house of York (the whites) – fight over the throne, and the player is thrown into the fray.

The years of 1455-1485 in England are an extraordinary setting filled with conflict, treachery and bloodshed. In the wake of the “death of chivalry” at Agincourt in 1415 and the introduction of gunpowder, warfare changed - the gloves came off, so to speak. The old and the new clashed on the battlefield while personal vendettas motivated the desire for war.

War of The Roses sees players go toe-to-toe with their opponents using authentic and visceral weapons of the time period including broad swords, long bows and battle-axes.

Key Features:

  • Four Ways To Play – Play as a Footman, Gaurdsman, Longbowman, or Footknight allowing you to explore the various combat options that fight your expertise best.
  • Mass Devastation - Up to 64 player competition in both Team Death Match and Conquest modes. Battle online through 11 historically inspired war zones as you experience the conflict between Lancaster & York first hand.
  • Rank Up and Earn Coins Through Battle – gain experience and coins as you battle your way through your prowess on the fields of battle.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    • Processor:Dual Core 2.4GHz processor
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 4.0 compatible card (minimum: Nvidia GeForce 9800, AMD Radeon 4830)
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Onboard Video Card: Not Supported
    • OS:Windows 7 Service Pack 1
    • Processor:Quad Core Intel or AMD processor
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 4.0 compatible card (recommended: Nvidia GeForce 680, AMD Radeon 6670)
    • Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Onboard Video Card: Not Supported
Helpful customer reviews
90 of 119 people (76%) found this review helpful
237 products in account
19 reviews
31.7 hrs on record
It's unfortunate to have to write a negative review about a game that on it's onset I actually quite enjoy, but War of the Roses is yet another game that has been trampled upon by a publisher that's not concerned with maintaining gameplay but rather with ensuring they make money from microtransactions. The beta provided a promising game that I spent many hours playing and yet since then update after update has only cooled me to the game. There was a lot of potential to this game, but it's potential that goes unrealised in favour of the allmighty dollar. It's too bad.
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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127 of 183 people (69%) found this review helpful
101 products in account
4 reviews
84.3 hrs on record
WOTR is a great game with a great combat system.
The melee combat system works with directional swings and stabs, the way you move your mouse when you hold the LMB will determine where you will swing from (e.g. if you hold LMB and move the mouse to the left, you will pull your weapon back the left side and swing to the right). Not to mention you have to compensate for what kind of weapon you have compaired to the enemies armour. This makes for very strategic placement of swings and stabs and very intence battles/duels.

In War of the Roses you can make your own loadout of weapons, from the devistating (aka OverPowered) Pollaxe to the all mighty Quarterstaff. After playing a while and you learn how to play the game properly, you tend to (Alot of the time accidentally) create and learn your own style of fighting and when you make your loadout, you will feel like this character really is YOUR personal character.

Personally I find it really fun when you are playing with a group of people and you make a shield wall, do a calvary charge, hail the enemy with arrows or even just duel eachother one on one.

Overall, I highly reccomend you try the free demo of this game to see if it is the right game for you.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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34 of 43 people (79%) found this review helpful
105 products in account
2 reviews
711.4 hrs on record
This game is not particularly fun to play and combat has never been less enjoyable. Exploits are abundant as well as glitches and bugs. The lack of anti-cheat (which has been promised and never delivered leading to a large number of cheaters) and the questionable ability of the developers with respect to balancing, has led to an overall reduction in the size of the playerbase. Logic seems to be disregarded when decisions are made to adjust weapon balance. If balancing decisions lead to the massive shift in use of one weapon to another, then balance has not really been achieved. The consequences of these balancing attempts have been a recurring theme following each patch as well and it is evident this pattern will persist. Gameplay itself is no longer impactful and interesting since the last patch reduced the head damage modifier. One should be punished severely for taking a fully charged hit to the head.

A few other issues to note: Parrying is unreliable due to ping related issues as well as "exploitative" hits (some consider them to exploits while others do not). Also, the best weapon currently in this game stabs with a blunt wooden end for massive damage and it hits harder than a stab from a spear. Finally, the multiple screenshots of horse archery are clearly false advertisement as there is no such thing in game.

If you are looking for a similar type of game, Mount and Blade Warband is much more enjoyable.
Posted: March 26th, 2014
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72 of 109 people (66%) found this review helpful
106 products in account
27 reviews
17.8 hrs on record
I like the game and it's mechanics.
Most people don't or won't like this as it has an actual steep learning curve.
As a beginner it is quite hard to do any harm and you might consider this Pay 2 win.
However, once you got the hang of it, it gives you an indepth customisation of your knight or archer or whatever medieval class you want to play.

No singleplayer
Unfriendly community

Posted: December 19th, 2013
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78 of 125 people (62%) found this review helpful
87 products in account
3 reviews
16.0 hrs on record
War of the Roses is a great game, I can understand why some people don't like it compared to Chivalry, but I prefer a game with a learning curve and less action more thinking. It does take a while to get it right and I'm still far from perfect but every time I play whether it is on a duel server, team deathmatch, or assault, I find a extremely enjoyable time. The class customization is pretty cool and learning to counter every weapon and move takes some patience but when you finally get it and can take down poleaxe people with ease or dodging a quick stabbing daggerman you get a great sense of accomplishment. For the people who are F2P I strongly recommend the buy, for people who haven't tried it at least give it a go and if its not your thing try out Chivalry, but I will always endorse this game more than Chivalry for its combat system (reminds me of Mount & Blade) and everything else it has to offer.
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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