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

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About This 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
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Somanyaugsyourbodycanthandleit
25.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
sucking santorium out of richard simmons a ss is funner than this game
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abar
9.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
"No Butthurt Dueling!"

Go ♥♥♥♥ yourself.
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★BigKinny★
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
this game is AIDS man LIKE WTF THERES TEAMMATES TROLLING AND KILLING YOU OVER AND OVER AND WHO THE FG WOULD PUT FRINDLY FIRE IN A GAME LIKE WTF I GOT IN A LOBBY AND THERES 4 OF MY TEAMMATES KILLING ME OVER AND OVER AND YOU SAY THIS IS A GAME XD JUST DONT PLAY IT WASTE OF TIME
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knightsblood93
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 21
THIS GAME IS TOTAL ♥♥♥♥ GO PLAY CHIVALRY it much better and with out it being over full of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s and troles
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MutualNodsOfApproval
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
For this, I am going to go into the pros and the cons of this game, and even though I may have a small amount of hours actually put into it - I am pretty sure I've been in it long enough to write a decent, lengthy review.

Pros :

If you like the medieval type game style - along with fighting in the style of medieval, then go for this game. It'll most likely fit up your alley.

Cons :

That's right, I had only one pro about this game since the rest of it is pure con.

Half of the community on this game is pure cancer and they do not take kindly to new players at all. You're better off playing Chivalry Medieval Warfare than this.

There is RDMing in this game, since there is only one populated server from what I can see and that is for dueling. A lot of the duels are RDM and if you're just sitting there, there is a 95% chance you will get jumped by a random person and die - yet no-one will care.

In my own opinion, the fighting mechanics are wonky and just don't make sense at all.

I sat there for a good 20 minutes in duels trying to block attacks that I had a pretty good reaction time to, but it kept blocking downwards instead of upwards or sideways, and sideways instead of upwards or downards.

The swinging of the sword doesn't make sense at all either, it just has too long of a delay.

You move extremely slow and it is hard to get out of reach of your opponents weapon or even dodge it.

It's pay to win, you're only a trial member and can go on limited servers unless you pay.

Final :

What would I rate this game? 4/10

It would have potential if it wasn't filled with such a cancerous community, and it had a decently balanced fighting system. Don't get it if you don't want to be angered or just saddened to see such a stupid community.
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Sasaki Kojiro
26.0 hrs
Posted: August 18
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH


YAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

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Мерлин Волшебник
41.2 hrs
Posted: August 17
Joining a "duel server" where a bunch of jobless ♥♥♥♥♥♥s hang all day not playing the game properly. tries to play the game as intended, some muppet makes it his life goal to spawn kill me with the help off his presumebly eaqualy jobless smuck friend. ♥♥♥♥ this game and the community of jobless ♥♥♥♥♥♥s that have nothing better todo.
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Hazmuk
27.9 hrs
Posted: August 2
-10/10
The game is good but not players, in all of randomers duel server ... This game disgusts me.
Not enough servers.
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Solomon Black [Prince]
680.1 hrs
Posted: August 1
War of the roses -a great game in the genre of the middle ages. The game is presented in such a way that there is a civil war in England and two houses of York and Lancaster fight each other. Each player can choose a class and go to battle on the maps of the 15th and 16th centuries. In game 4 of the standard class. As the game progresses you gain experience and gold, to open and buy a new one the Persians and dress them yourself as you like. You can also customize your logo is your difference from other players. I think the game is all like - I recommend first to take the beta version of the game and if you like it, you can purchase for yourself or your friends the full version of the game of kings. To create clans. To participate in the wars. Fight for your freedom and fun! Thank you.
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LabFoxGaming
1.9 hrs
Posted: July 28
when I got this game I expecting to play a fun pvp multyplayer game. But it turned out to be one of the most unbalanced games I have ever played, I ran into people being able to kill be with one hit with a pitch fork but a great sword took more than three hits to get a kill. also when I would spawn in to a server I ran into my own teammates killing me more than the enemy team, so I would not recommend this game.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
For this, I am going to go into the pros and the cons of this game, and even though I may have a small amount of hours actually put into it - I am pretty sure I've been in it long enough to write a decent, lengthy review.

Pros :

If you like the medieval type game style - along with fighting in the style of medieval, then go for this game. It'll most likely fit up your alley.

Cons :

That's right, I had only one pro about this game since the rest of it is pure con.

Half of the community on this game is pure cancer and they do not take kindly to new players at all. You're better off playing Chivalry Medieval Warfare than this.

There is RDMing in this game, since there is only one populated server from what I can see and that is for dueling. A lot of the duels are RDM and if you're just sitting there, there is a 95% chance you will get jumped by a random person and die - yet no-one will care.

In my own opinion, the fighting mechanics are wonky and just don't make sense at all.

I sat there for a good 20 minutes in duels trying to block attacks that I had a pretty good reaction time to, but it kept blocking downwards instead of upwards or sideways, and sideways instead of upwards or downards.

The swinging of the sword doesn't make sense at all either, it just has too long of a delay.

You move extremely slow and it is hard to get out of reach of your opponents weapon or even dodge it.

It's pay to win, you're only a trial member and can go on limited servers unless you pay.

Final :

What would I rate this game? 4/10

It would have potential if it wasn't filled with such a cancerous community, and it had a decently balanced fighting system. Don't get it if you don't want to be angered or just saddened to see such a stupid community.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Joining a "duel server" where a bunch of jobless ♥♥♥♥♥♥s hang all day not playing the game properly. tries to play the game as intended, some muppet makes it his life goal to spawn kill me with the help off his presumebly eaqualy jobless smuck friend. ♥♥♥♥ this game and the community of jobless ♥♥♥♥♥♥s that have nothing better todo.
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526 of 562 people (94%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
966.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2015
I've played over 1000 hours of this game. I've seen it from it's conception to it's end.
The community of this game is unlike any other I've ever encountered in an online group. They are vindictive, rude and destructive to the game. Throughout the entire time I played I suffered no end of trolling, mocking and the like. There were people that literally exploited the kicking function to get me off of servers so I could not play the game I paid for.
The issue also lies with the developers whom constantly ignored community begging to get hackers out. Even to this day, after an anti-cheat patch, the game is STILL cracked, people running around with weapons they shouldn't, running fast, swinging faster than is possible. Some people even exploit the bad latency issues to win.

There's a top 1% in this game, they are not skilled players by any stretch. Instead of skill they got together and figured out what the best ways to exploit the games mechanics. From unblockable hits to builds that were simply insanely unfair, they scared away any new players to the game by trying their best to ruin the fun for others. To this day, even now, I get on and someone is taking my Steam ID name so they can spam vote kicks so I can't play.

Stay far, far away from this game. Think of World of Warcraft only cultivated with the worst of the worst (community) possible. The truth is I enjoyed this game but the playerbase was hellbent on seeing it go under. You have honest, fun people who are endlessly frustrated by the trolls, hackers and exploiters.

There is no welcome mat here, just a gigantic letdown.
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874 of 974 people (90%) found this review helpful
634 people found this review funny
598 of 665 people (90%) found this review helpful
656 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2015
imagine mount and blade and chivalry had a child, but that child was deformed and abandoned by it's parents
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278 of 298 people (93%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
380.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2015
This game honestly has long since been out of it's prime and is now dying slowly of stupidity and poor decision making. I'll highlight a few points to make things clear.

The Devs (and their decisions):

-War of the Roses's original devs were Fatshark; a poorly ran and very unprofessional company.
After this game's prime, Fatshark turned most the game's weapons and armors into pay-to-unlock items, money for gold, gold for items, the whole deal.

-After still, they had completely simplified armor to the point of stupidity, originally you had to aim for weaknesses in armor, now it's just hold a click to hit and do damage, even the in-game tutorial is irrelevant to it, but I digress.

-Even later, there were several consecutive nerfs to armor and buffs to weapons; Fatshark put in several weapons that can destroy anything with no skill or finesse; basically "click-to-win".

-Eventually, Paradox Interactive got rid of Fatshark and took War of the Roses where they haven't improved or changed a thing besides the free classes. They haven't even removed the micro-payments, all weapons and armor can be unlocked by buying gold with real money.

The community:

-There's a VERY small community of players of all levels, shapes, sizes, and nationalities, the problem with that is there is merely a 100th of active servers as there are people(as in 4 active servers out of a few hundred of people), and at night all people from all different countries come on to one single US based server. Ping is not punished in this game.

-Another thing that isn't punished in this game is the exploit. There's numerous exploits to be found in the game, from overpowered weapons, to bugs in the map which make you unreachable, to invisibility glitches, and even to hackers, even with the anti-cheat this game can still be hacked, and all these are consistently exploited by 80% of what little community this game has left. Probably the most prevalent exploit is the use of broken weapons or character builds; two-thirds of the community usually has the same copy-pasted character build with a different paint-job using one of the mentioned broken weapons.

-Duel servers suffer now because of it as new players don't know how to duel and will attack randomly and constantly be spawn camped, tea-bagged, and killed-on-sight until they leave, by high level player wielding an insta-kill weapon. Along with that, duel servers often devolve to a bunch of people insta-killing each other mosh-pit style. There isn't much to be said for other servers other than that it's essentially the same.

New player friendliness:

-None. Absolutely NONE.
-There is a BIG learning curve on weapons, armor, game mechanics, weapon mechanics, armor
mechanics, and weapon hitboxes.
-The tutorial is pretty well irrelevant in comparison to online play; all it's good for is showing how to swing and block slowly and showing the lore of the game.
-The high level players today are nothing but seal clubbers and love seeing people using the default classes as it immediately tells them "free kill".

Other game comparisons:

-I've heard a lot of the Mount and Blade and Chivalry comparisons and have played both and consistently found myself being spoiled to the fluid motions and amazing modding of Mount and Blade, and the fast, violent, humorous world of chivalry; the second I had gotten on War of the Roses, I noticed how twitchy and uncanny-valley looking it is.

-With War of the Roses, the weapons and armor descriptions have never changed, some are historically incorrect, or historically inaccurate. Some customization options are entirely useless from nerfing. The tutorial is worthless as it's reliant on game mechanics that are no longer relevant. The screenshots from this Steam page are staged and some that comes with the game ones are even FAKE(mounted combat isn't possible but there is a default screenshot showing it on the library background). There is no historical fighting style as all weapons swing the same way, all characters run the same way, it's a little tiny world, with all the same stuff where nothing ever changes

-Chivalry has much going for it from fast, extremely violent combat to hilarious Monty Python references, it's a running, arcade, joke and the devs know that and improve on it to great success. Even today it's being updated, new things are being added, the Devs are celebrating holidays by putting in silly holiday customization options and they even have been hosting contests to let players help create in-game items.

-Mount and Blade is entirely moddable and has numerous community fixes for bugs and such, there are even total convertion mods which make an incredible amount of different kinds of gameplay. With Mount and Blade, the adventure never ends.

Overall Conclusion:

Honestly I COULD NOT recommend this game to anybody, everything about was once good long ago, but is now bad.
This game is nothing more than a money milking cow for Paradox that dried up long ago but refuses to die.
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365 of 411 people (89%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
140.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
At its peak, this was one of my favorite games of all time, the combat mechanics were deep and had a steep learning curve, the armor system was very complex and logical, and above all this game rewarded the skill of the players.

Of the 140 hours I've played, roughly 100 of them were spent on dueling servers fighting 1on1 with other players, all of whom were there because they enjoyed the actual competition or to master their skills with a new weapon. The dueling community was strong and friendly, always willing to help teach new players how to survive the game.

But then the Devs changed things, the armor system simplified, the weapons became more powerful, crossbows became sniper rifles, hitboxes and crit chances grew, and the art of dueling was lost to the ether; replaced by polearm decapitations, across the map crossbow headshots, and stab spamming. All that is left now is the empty rotting shell of a once great game.
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210 of 229 people (92%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
This game has an absolutely TERRIBLE community. It's absolutely toxic and leaves to room for enjoyment. This game is fun, but there is nothing but people you never want to meet in person.

It's disgusting. Sadly, it ruins the game entirely. Duel servers are the worst hands down, filled with people who are both hypocritical, and completely immature.

I'd skip this one for the community alone.
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233 of 271 people (86%) found this review helpful
82 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
840.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 24, 2015
If you only take one thing away from this review, let it be this: War of the Roses is filled with morons. The players, while overwhelmingly jobless, aren't even the least intelligent of the community. The developers couldn't figure out how to outsell Chivalry. I won't bother describing their stupidity... Just head to the forums. It's more of a see it to believe it kind of thing.

If you're an adult, don't even bother playing this crap...

My dislike comes from the following:
The community is the worst I've ever seen in a game.
Now, there are few players, most of them glitchers or cheaters.
There are few maps in this game, and they are buggy! (You can get inside the walls of buildings in many of them; this is useful as an archer where you can shoot out, but enemies can't see in...)
There are a few OP weapons that dominate the game.

If you're new, there's an absurd learning curve, and you'll get bullied and harrassed by those just above you endlessly.

DUEL SERVERS: I swear satan himself created these cesspools
The flow chart of trolling is as follows: (arrows indicate trolling, spawn killing, and more!)
bored level 60s (maxed) ---> everyone
clanned players ---> major server wide fights due to people calling their friends
low-level-clan (like GOH) players ---> new players
wall archers ---> everyone
admins ---> ban personal enemies
high-level-clan players & their backup ---> 40s, 50s, 60s
alts ---> everyone

Unless you're curious as to how a bunch of idiots can act when put in a 32 player lobby, you should pass on this one.
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203 of 232 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
589.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2014
Warning! Paradox has stopped all further development on War of the Roses officially, there will be no further updates or support. No more content, bugfixes or balancing.

Look it up here:
http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?803910-Statement-regarding-the-War-franchise&s=37a86469bf953fa83a2843f2964171c7

War of the Roses has come a long way, or rather suffered a very steep downfall.

At its launch in 2012 War of the Roses was definitely the best Mount&Blade-like experience one could hope for. The game was exciting: brutally challenging, but very fair and nicely balanced. This was a game for core-players with a quite steep but very rewarding learning curve and skill-ceiling. The (old) armor-system was very complex and good implemented in the overall gameplay mechanics: Deflecting & glancing blows were common, and it was hard to overcome plate armor with simple sword-blades. One had to use his wits and skills when fighting opponents without a suitable weapon to counter their loadout-choices.

This made the game very enjoyable at the early launch-state.

But all of this is not the case anymore, the game has gravely decreased in quality and is nothing more than a rotting patchwork, leaking players every week.

The countless misdirected balance patches and simplifications of game mechanics were painful to witness.
Rather than addressing the ever swelling balance problems and bugs - the development team decided to flood the game with mostly unbalanced and unwanted content, which only derailed the game even more. The removal of the complex armor system and the enhancement of hitbox-sizes were very poor moves. Fatshark tried to stabilize the playerbase by lowering the skill curve, but this only backfired even more.

This game still suffers from fatal bugs and exploits - which have been very well documented and reported by the community since launch.
The network-performance of the game is horrible and was never addressed by the developer, and due to the iron grip of the Multiplay monopoly the actual server coverage and quality is very poor.

I personally stopped playing WotR after trying to help the game back to its old glory by participating in balance-betas and writing extensive feedback & bug reports. Sadly the game did never improve in quality. The last patch (which was yet again very disappointing) was months ago. Fatshark & Paradox abandoned the game.

It makes me quite sad to say it, as this game was once so great - but no, don't waste your money on this game.

Update 03.10.2014:
Spelling, warning
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