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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Mixed (50 reviews) - 46% of the 50 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (4,382 reviews) - 57% of the 4,382 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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Mixed (50 reviews)
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Mixed (4,382 reviews)
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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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Я люблю мой маленький пони
( 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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Sorasi
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
A black knight charges down the field.
In all my years, I have never seen anything so beautiful.
That glorious mane, swaying in the air.
Those arrows being deflected by his forcefield.
The peasants trampled beneath his steed's hooves.

And thus, as I stood in awe hoping for more...

And as if the heavens have heard me, a peasant charged the knight with nothing but a dagger.
Oh what a woeful tale... a horrendus tale of a fallen hero...
With a swing of the blade the knight fell.....
But got back up, only to be trampled by his horse....
He would not fall, and got up again...
To be stabbed to death by spear wielding mongrels...
And yet over and over, he got back up...
Until 30 silver tipped bolts were fired into his head...

And yet....

He still got up...

.... 11/10 Gimme whatever the bloody hell that bloke's having, British engineering at it's best, the world's first tank

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Blue
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
I think this may just possiby be one of the worst games on steam.
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Coal
( 134.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Don't waste your time and money on this one. Only have about 3 servers going for us side and the hackers in this game make it pointless to even load.
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amazighpotter
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
This game is laggy and sucks
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☠♕➊©SGO➊P®O➊♕☠
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
This game is the definition of cancer maybe a long time ago it was good but it is just a pile of ♥♥♥♥ now full of teamkillers racest people and disrespectful people i suggest you dont go near this Thing they call a game and the only word you will see in a game is some german kid typing noob every five seconds
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s.arjanlindsay
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
A pay to win game.
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Kiryu
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
ehhh
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Funkot
( 54.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Like Chivalry except Coat of Arms customization isn't cancer and its better overall

9.3/10

- 0.1 because Bear helmet costs $5
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Daikyu_
( 310.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
None of the free-to-plays can stand up to my lucerne hammer overheads!
Muahahahahah!
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Nuggetonio
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
I recommend this game because when you have full version you start to want all the equipment all the perks all the everything.At the start it's hard to get used to it tho.
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THE-HERMANO
( 30.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 24
This game is really good and i quite enjoy playing it at times, but the community is ♥♥♥♥ing horrendous, it's basically only dueling now which gets boring fast and then theres always some ♥♥♥ hat trying to long shot people with arrows which makes it really frustrating to play, I think i will just uninstall this game as the community of players on it are basically just a pack of ♥♥♥♥♥♥s
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-RaveN- ツ
( 629.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
Best 4fun game :3
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buder28
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
this game suck because i cant play it crash on launch cant even see the launcher give a shout only when this work
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Glassman823
( 36.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
A once amazing game brought to its knees by a pathetically hateful and exploitive community. The game itself was amazing while it lasted, but between the devs giving up on it and the fifteen years olds around that still play it ruining the experience for everyone else, it's a definite pass. Don't bother spending money on this game, just enjoy the free version until this game gets deleted off steam.
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[52nd]KingMoogoe†Ł.I.C†
( 424.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
This is a fun game! it is hard to master and is not compeatly domenated my vets! if you try and be smart around fighting someone with a peasant polarm yol do g8 m8. just ask for help from other players.


GAME IS GREAT FOR HISTORY BUFFS
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K. V. Bones ♂
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
Awful combat might as well be turn based, And I'm not being sardonic.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
This game is laggy and sucks
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1 of 1 people (100%) 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 90 days
7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
Wait for Bannerlord.
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6 of 9 people (67%) 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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
54.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Like Chivalry except Coat of Arms customization isn't cancer and its better overall

9.3/10

- 0.1 because Bear helmet costs $5
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
58.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Preordered the game, thought it was alright, then it became free... havent touched it since
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
I spent some time playing this game, I loved mount & blade and wanted to play some medieval fps game.
War of the Roses is great, graphic, music, moving-fighting.

Combat is great, its tactic etc

altough, some issues, such as unbalanced weapons, people with level 60 vs people lv 12,
people running with axes, and pole axes are instakilling almost everytime, while u and your sword u need great effort to kill someone.

that sucks, that kills game, Its just so irritating.

I would look forward to see just swords....

axes in this game.... unbalanced too, u cant do ♥♥♥♥ in this game if u dont play-poleaxe or axe.

so everyone pick it and its polearm fight, great....... looking forward....

cant recommend and cannot disrecommend.

I think this game deserves more balancing, which is killing gameplay, fun, tactic, cooperation.

No siege modes, nothing special, u just kill each other on diffrent map, who kills some - win, and thats it.... not really xciting. sure u have points, so u capture points.... like in most games...

nothing new in this game, overally,
+ for graphic
+ for equipment
- for unbalanced weapons
- unbalanced matching for enemies/ally
- nothing to say WOW at...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
I recommend this game because when you have full version you start to want all the equipment all the perks all the everything.At the start it's hard to get used to it tho.
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5 of 9 people (56%) 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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
310.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
None of the free-to-plays can stand up to my lucerne hammer overheads!
Muahahahahah!
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619 of 696 people (89%) found this review helpful
442 people found this review funny
109 of 127 people (86%) 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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85 of 93 people (91%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
977.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
I have spent almost 1000 hours in this game. It had amazing potential but was abandoned and now has zero support and no longer runs on my computer.

F(_)ck you Fatshark.
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292 of 424 people (69%) found this review helpful
527 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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22 of 24 people (92%) 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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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
628.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Worst Community. Ever.
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16 of 22 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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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
20 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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