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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Very Negative (31 reviews) - 12% of the 31 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (4,396 reviews) - 57% of the 4,396 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Recent:
Very Negative (31 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (4,396 reviews)
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Bhetol
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I just went online to see how many players were playing the game worldwide. There was 5. This game was good, but it's unfortunately utterly dead.
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Korak
( 173.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Worst community ever.
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( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Stiahol som, hral som a.... nechápal som. Vážne nvm ako som si mohol stiahnuť tento 8 GB velký ♥♥♥♥. Tiež nvm ako to že som si musel kúpiť nový komp aby som toto vôbec potiahol. No... Som sa musel presvedčiť na vlastné oči že je to taký ♥♥♥♥ ako všetci písali.


ENG:

It sucks.
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Nightclaw
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
DONT DL THIS GAME! After buying this piece of disk space waste years ago and not having been able to enjoy it to it's fullest since performance on my old pc was quite an issue, I decided to return to the game and check it out. It's broken . It simply doesn't work. I googled a lot and they seem to have abondened the game in a broken-not-even-startable state around 2012. They KNEW there was an issue, that most ppl couldn't even launch the game, but simply REFUSED to fix it (even thou they supposedly invoked that issue with one of their "patches"). I guess getting a refund after all this time wont bother their ♥♥♥♥ed up support anyway (writing responses like "yeah I guess your hardware setup is faulty" in threads etc). Just dont get the game, probably dont get any game similar from the same studio/publisher. Avoid the entire part of this company as much as you can.
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Ylang - Ylang
( 53.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Great game, but ruined by clickers. Crossbow and bow, there should be servers that have these disabled.

I do not recommend.
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supergreenperson
( 146.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
This game sucks ♥♥♥♥.
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[RFTC] _________________________
( 312.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Pretty fun game, but has had lack of development for a very long time and is becoming a faulty game. There are hardly any people on and 90% of them are toxic people, even server owners will ban you for no reason like my encounter on the Glorry of Holland server i was banned for no reason by the owner not for any rdm or anything just because he was extremely salty and i pointed it out.

Overall i like the game and enjoy it but there are massive flaws that dont have to be there.
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Cardibard
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
It kept glitching me out of the game.
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Narniac-_-
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
game is trash
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Ridah
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Was always better than chivalry but never got the media coverage and attention and now its essentially dead. Honestly none of these melee flailfests are really that good. Melee combat is always janky and annoying in muliplayer games.
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Ser Sh1bum
( 151.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
This game is dead...just leave it to rot, which is sad to say.

War of the Roses WAS a good game...was. Then everything just spiraled out of control when so called patches just doomed this once hardcore game. In earlier versions of the game, armour was an element to work around, and each weapon had it's own pros and cons, each set to their own uses and ones personal prefrence. The presence of a knight astride his steed was a sight to behold, driving with his lance and putting his foes to the sword. An everytime you died, you could meet a grim fate at the end of dagger or worse...haha! Not anymore.

War of the Roses now, is no longer about skill, rather it is just a spamming fest filled with pitchforks and two particularly loathsome axes. Armour, even your most noble steel, is rendered completly useless by any swing of a weapon, and before you know it, you are down within but a few swings. Those two axes I talked of earlier? Yes, the Executioners axe and the pummel of the Galloglass axe, will kill you, before you even have time to parry. I should also mention that pole-arms, and especially two handed axes, travel at the speed of light, contrary of swords, which heave sluggishly, as if the blade weighs 30kg, and by the quality of these weapons, you'd think they were forged with glass. Servers these days, are hard to come by, and when you do find something, you don't ever get to use horses, not that it really matters, becuase barding is apparently just a shiny decoration.

The only positives I can give is that the profile editor is fantastic, and there is a huge variety of weapons and armour. You can edit your own coat of arms to show off, and you have to work to earn your equipment...or you could be just like everyone else and just pay up real money for that expensive piece of equipment you so badly want.

Do yourself a favour, get Mount and Blade, and be paitent for Bannerlord or Kingdom Come: Deliverance, instead of wasting your hours away on this aborted game like me.
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waymos
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
It's ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t i had to pay money for this... worst piece of ♥♥♥♥ ever. I die instanlly by a guy with a ♥♥♥♥ing rake. ♥♥♥♥ing hacks, ♥♥♥♥ing lazy ♥♥♥ developers ♥♥♥♥ you all.
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StukaGruppen13
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
The only reason I'm not recommending it is because I CANT JOIN A BLOODY SERVER TO PLAY! Everytime I join one it puts me back to the main menu.
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daryl_self
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
as much as i wanted to like this game, everything about is sucks

if you want a strategy game, go total war
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( 46.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Really good & unique game for all those who love medieval combat. Just too bad it was abandoned with balance flaws. Lots of ppl abusing & exploiting bugs & glitches in the combat system. At least there are rarely any cheaters among the few players that the game still has.
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mauricio.custodio.mc59
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Meu jogo não quer entra,steam resolva isso
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Kalashnikitty ツ
( 71.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I've played this game on and off since the early beta phases.
As usually this game looked innovative and promising and was rather fun for a long while. But the dev's made gameplay and balancing changes that soon steered the game torwards certain equiptment sets, where alternatives were obsolete.
People being people they quickly found out how to abuse and master some broken mechanics , this combined with the toxic attitude of many lead to what the game is now... (drama intensifies..)

DEAD
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Þorskhaus
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
i want to say that i love this game but sadly i can't the game is over run by hackers now a days when it was new i would have recommend it but now idon't think its worth the download and not at all buying
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[F8L] Mycrus
( 176.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
fun while it lasted... cheaters killed it though...
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Pepin
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
The game is not even starting up. Don't waste your time.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
151.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
This game is dead...just leave it to rot, which is sad to say.

War of the Roses WAS a good game...was. Then everything just spiraled out of control when so called patches just doomed this once hardcore game. In earlier versions of the game, armour was an element to work around, and each weapon had it's own pros and cons, each set to their own uses and ones personal prefrence. The presence of a knight astride his steed was a sight to behold, driving with his lance and putting his foes to the sword. An everytime you died, you could meet a grim fate at the end of dagger or worse...haha! Not anymore.

War of the Roses now, is no longer about skill, rather it is just a spamming fest filled with pitchforks and two particularly loathsome axes. Armour, even your most noble steel, is rendered completly useless by any swing of a weapon, and before you know it, you are down within but a few swings. Those two axes I talked of earlier? Yes, the Executioners axe and the pummel of the Galloglass axe, will kill you, before you even have time to parry. I should also mention that pole-arms, and especially two handed axes, travel at the speed of light, contrary of swords, which heave sluggishly, as if the blade weighs 30kg, and by the quality of these weapons, you'd think they were forged with glass. Servers these days, are hard to come by, and when you do find something, you don't ever get to use horses, not that it really matters, becuase barding is apparently just a shiny decoration.

The only positives I can give is that the profile editor is fantastic, and there is a huge variety of weapons and armour. You can edit your own coat of arms to show off, and you have to work to earn your equipment...or you could be just like everyone else and just pay up real money for that expensive piece of equipment you so badly want.

Do yourself a favour, get Mount and Blade, and be paitent for Bannerlord or Kingdom Come: Deliverance, instead of wasting your hours away on this aborted game like me.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
312.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Pretty fun game, but has had lack of development for a very long time and is becoming a faulty game. There are hardly any people on and 90% of them are toxic people, even server owners will ban you for no reason like my encounter on the Glorry of Holland server i was banned for no reason by the owner not for any rdm or anything just because he was extremely salty and i pointed it out.

Overall i like the game and enjoy it but there are massive flaws that dont have to be there.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Was always better than chivalry but never got the media coverage and attention and now its essentially dead. Honestly none of these melee flailfests are really that good. Melee combat is always janky and annoying in muliplayer games.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Wait for Bannerlord.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Despite only 17 hours recorded I played in the alpha and beta before its release in 2013. Believe it or not the game was surprisingly good in its early stages, with a nice variety of cavalry, archers and footmen all using a variety of weapons! It was a truly immersive experience.

At release however it seems some key features were changed and the game felt totally different in a very negative way. Three years down the line the game has just disintegrated into a very sad state, making it very obvious as to why this went free to play.

The only weapons worth using are the bills and the pitchfork as the bills can be exploited so if you go to swing and turn around so your enemy is behind you and then release the attack, the attack becomes almost impossible to block and will most likely instantly kill you. The pitchfork on the other hand can instantly kill you desipte wearing a heavy plate helm and is more effective than any sword, axe or hammer.

It's disappointing to see a game that could have confidently rivalled Chivalry and Warband do so poorly.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
i want to say that i love this game but sadly i can't the game is over run by hackers now a days when it was new i would have recommend it but now idon't think its worth the download and not at all buying
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
652 of 737 people (88%) found this review helpful
470 people found this review funny
115 of 136 people (85%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
997.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
This was a great game but don't buy it.... it's just dead.
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299 of 437 people (68%) found this review helpful
546 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
I had fun unistalling this game :D
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
92.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Game is officially dead. It is almost impossible to find a game due to lack of players. The game was pretty good back in it's prime and I had a lot of fun with it, but Fatshark/Paradox gave up on the game and announced cessation of any further patching or development over a year ago (2014).

I don't know why it's still up for sale. A multiplayer only game still being offered for sale that is "dead" and no longer supported by the vendor is dishonest at best, and a ripoff at worst. Steam should pull the game from their store if Paradox/Fatshark won't do it.

PS - This is at least the 3rd game that Paradox/Fatshark have done this to (Lead & Gold and War of the Vikings share the same fate - no players, mulitplayer only, no more support yet still being sold).
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23 of 33 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
631.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Worst Community. Ever.
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
Worst community i have ever seen.
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
181.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Just make sure you have one of the following and youre good to go:

-Visa Power
-Dual Wield Creditcards
-Over 9000 Paypower


Well Paid
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
64.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
The idea of the game is great, the combat is mostly well done and fluid once you figure out the workings of it, graphics are pretty impressive.

I cannot recommend this game to anyone due to hacking, very toxic community, and extreme team killing due to extreme boredom I suspect. Other downfalls include cash shop pay 2 win, poor weapon balancing, and most of all a very small community making it very difficult to find a server close enough to you or even able to provide a decent ping. Most servers will auto kick once you hit a 150+ ping. Most players will terrorize you if you have a low ping or if they do not know you (Newbie).

Truly one of the least enjoyable games I’ve put money in to ever.

If none of these things bother you, then have fun.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Horrible Game, Every match i join there are team killers.. every match basically has Friendly fire on... people can tk you over 50 times and you can't do anything about it unless you leave the game.. Horrible waste of time... worst game i think i ever played.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
I'll copy word for word what I wrote on the discussions page and we as customers need to let publishers like Paradox and Developers like fatshark know that we won't be treated this way, and that we won't stand for this, I cannot believe the lack of care that went in to War of the Roses, the consumers that bought it and the level of standards the devs haven't adhered to.

"Come on guys, all of these problems with the game and it will never be fixed because Paradox decides to be a bunch of ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and not update older games to be compatible, people paid hard earned money for this game, myself included and can't even play it all because the devs can't be bothered to update it... If you really can't be bothered to make it compatible, than remove the need for the EAC crap surely that'd be a lot easier and allow friends to play together, you've ruined my view of yourselves (Devs) and the way I see it, you're a bunch of greedy ♥♥♥♥♥, you stop updating this game, go make another game and charge the same amount for nearly the same thing and completely forget about the user base on this game? That's simply not good enough, that's ridiculous and you should be ashamed of yourselves, you're definitely devs I won't be supporting in the future, and I truly hope others will follow suit."

Don't bother installing, even though it is free now, it won't work, devs are too ♥♥♥♥ and too lazy to do anything about it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
70.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
I did like this game when it came out and not free to play but now it seems broken. I was very good now not so much and forget about using bow and cross bow now, everyone just seems too fast. Its just not fun anylonger I have tried to get back in to it with no luck.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
128.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2015
cant play it , was fun in the past , p2w , spent way too much money on this rip wotr
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
Do Not Play This Game!!!! Unless you enjoy being team killed and boosted. On every server i joined i got instantly killed by an enemy to have one of my team revive me then just stand there to let the enemy kill me again. When i was able to move and hit the enemy players i only did 1-3 damage even with a fully charged hit but everytime i was hit i was instantly knocked down.. This game isnt worth even downloading it was broken on release and is still broken now but worse because of the team killers and spawn kill boosters.. This game needs some serious fixing and spawn issues to address before anyone should even consider downloading it.. My rating for this would be 2/10 the only reason im giving it that high a rating is because i could Alt-F4 to close it.. DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Passable gameplay, but ruined by poor dev choices. For one, the game has died. Nearly all of the servers are running team deathmatch with miniscule playerbases, and all of them are in the UK because the devs thought it would be a great idea to create a server monopoly. Also, the sheer amount of hackers and exploits still in the game is ludicrous, and makes it virtually unplayable for a newcomer. Don't even get me started on the 'free to play' nonsense they're billing this game as.

Don't waste your money, go play Mount and Blade: Warband instead. It might not look as pretty, but it's still supported, there's a vast variety of servers and mods to play with, and despite the idiotic playerbase at least there aren't as many hackers.
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