In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!
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Overwhelmingly Positive (995 reviews) - 96% of the 995 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (39,716 reviews) - 96% of the 39,716 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 31, 2010

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Includes 3 items: Mount & Blade: Warband, Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars, Mount & Blade: Warband - Viking Conquest Reforged Edition

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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

 

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April 4

Viking Conquest Reforged Edition source and 2.023 patch

2.023 Patch for Viking Conquest Reforged Edition is now live!





Along with the mod, we are releasing the source code for modders to use, along with addition assets. Links and terms of use for these, can be found over on the Viking Conquest Downloads Page.

For the server hosters and non-Steam users, you can get the latest version from the Viking Conquest Downloads Page.


Changelog 2.023


Fix rescue slave from village scene
Fix port attack stutter
Remove testing trigger
Fix duplicate ship getting renamed
Add more landing points for faster Norse invasions
Rearrange adventurers' AI trigger to avoid unnecessary AI interruptions (bouncing around at sea)
Change all ti_on_hit to FIRST test if inflicted agent is active (battle red text)
Return to "update all notes" for faction relation changes
Fix suspected critical constant for alliance system
Add check for bad party to script_party_set_ai_state (red text)
Fix wrong dialog option for Trainer in player's refuge.
Fix and document missing prisoners.
Fix refuge dialogs.
Fix refuge training. Limit it to produce only up to L3 troops and have it stop automatically.
Allow refuge items to be refreshed. Have them be from the player culture.
Include attachments when inflicting damage to party from siege event.
Avoid problems by prohibiting companions from being captured by player.
Fix quest dialogs, results.
Update game notes regarding shield taunt.
Take dead player's troops out of scripted mode (frozen skirmishers).
Show when player is mercenary on character report.
Track and test for last town to pay siege tribute (to avoid paying again).
Avoid spawning recruitable dog during village quests.
Move troops and ships from demolished camp.
Alter price adjustment formulas to avoid player from making money just by buying/selling a single item over and over again.
Add script_encounter_calculate_fit to "Charge Villagers" so player gets full party.
Restructure torture dialogs.
Except bandit lairs from icon changes.
Routed parties get ship icons.
Marchoc's polearm skill fixed.
Siege tributes posibilities balanced.
Now you can named only 7 ships, the rest will be random names.

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December 22, 2015

Viking Conquest Reforged Edition 2.021 Patch Released

# Fixes

- Fixed some scene problems.
- Fixed quest not being cancelled when faction is destroyed.
- Fixed being able to access the storage chest in any town.
- Fixed endless pilgrims.
- Fixed issue with wedding scene.
- Fixed Berserker shield size.
- Fixed deterioration in Kingdom Relation.
- Fixed mistakes in Ancient Troop names.
- Fixed Wrong Text for Readingum
- Fixed young faces on old npcs.
- Fixed Player Dopplegangers.
- Other minor fixes.

# New

- By popular demand, the dog is immortal now.

# Balance

- Bandits party strength tuned.
- Faction relations rebalanced.
- Cirren Ceaster Siege reworked.
- Siege Simulation Kill Ratios adjusted.

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Modules on Steam Workshop

You can now download, rate and get automatic updates to mods on the Steam Workshop! Go to the Mount&Blade Warband Workshop to try out the mods there. This is still a new feature so please let us know what you think and give us your suggestions, in our discussions forum.

If you are a mod maker and you are wondering how to get your mod(s) on the workshop, then take a look at our instruction thread: http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,307509.0.html

About This Game

In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!
Mount & Blade: Warband is the eagerly anticipated stand alone expansion pack for the game that brought medieval battlefields to life with its realistic mounted combat and detailed fighting system.
  • Graphical overhaul: Support added for HDR, FSAA, depth of field, soft particles, tone mapping, and many other effects
  • New models with greater detail and high-quality textures
  • Multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Multiplayer modes include Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Conquest, Battle, and Siege
  • A campaign allowing you to become the ruler of a faction and convince lords to become your vassals
  • The ability to upgrade your companions to vassals by granting them lands
  • The ability to marry a lady of the realm for romance or cold political gain. Try to win a lady’s heart through poetry or bravery
  • Improved mechanics for soldier morale: Soldiers will break and run away if their morale gets too low
  • Pick any projectile off the battlefield for use as additional munitions
  • New motion-captured combat animations
  • Numerous improvements to the combat system: Your shield will still stop arrows even if you are not actively defending
  • The ability to play multiplayer matches on random maps as well as hand-designed ones
  • Multiplayer equipment system: Earn money by fighting opponents or accomplishing goals
  • The ability to use most throwing weapons in close combat: Switch to using a javelin as a short spear when the enemy gets close
  • Spend gold on more powerful equipment, using a carefully balanced system that will make combat more exciting without giving too much of an advantage to the leading team

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 64MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound: Standard audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or greater
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, ATI Radeon 9600, or better
    • Hard Drive: 100MB available space
    • Sound: Standard audio
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Mavericks 10.9, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M / ATi Radeon 2400 or better
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound: Standard audio
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Steam OS
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT / ATi Radeon 2400 or better
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound: Standard audio
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KreamKorn
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I dont really like it, but i can see the value of it.
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Gucci Coochie
( 1,529.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
This game is 10/10

Nice multiplayer community.

10/20 best trolls NA.

Gets called burnt brown when I had a black character... 10/10

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tigertailz
( 568.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I love to take a small part of the weekends and just chill with this game. Works great with mods aswell!!
PS: I don't even now how many times I have ♥♥♥♥ed with vaegir faction ^^
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Eberk
( 119.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Great free-roam RPG. I see myself coming back and playing this for months/years to come.
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Barbarossa Bey
( 23.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Not as interesting as Vikings Reforged.. repetitive game experience and still laggy.

Communists have nothing better to do than check out reviews and downvote them when instead they could be improving their game... how pathetic..
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Gerack
( 462.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
It's quite unique and highly moddable, and great both for single player and online.
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Keeper-Outcast
( 62.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
They say it's the best medival fighting simulator.

They lie.

It' s the best medival sandbox RPG. With elements of the best medival fighting simulator.
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Anbu
( 63.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Extremely inaccurate gun play, melee to where you see 5 people spinning at 90mph and Cavalry always buming you. What more could you ask for?

Overall Ratining: Cancer/10
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BreadheadOP
( 257.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Just horrible! Except for line battles.
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Tsume Sama
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
A pretty good feudal mideval RPG sim, you have the option to play in either 1st or 3rd person can use melee or ranged and walk/run or ride on horseback, you do have the option to become king of everything but you dont have to you can just go around pillage or defend getting rich either way and fighting bandits and training troops its never ending and there is always something to do I would highly recommend this game to anyone who wants to live a feudal life the way they have always wanted to!
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Utku
( 113.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Never gets old...
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1st TX liampb1998
( 265.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
One of the better 3rd person/1st person shooters I have played. I love that there is alot of mods for it. Over all a good game
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Kancer
( 881.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Mount and blade warband Is super addictive. Melee is hard and you have to practice so much
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jimmy
( 51.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
Addicting..... still waiting for mount & blade 2
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BettyThePuertoRicanPelicanSavage
( 734.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
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rayman
( 74.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
good game
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fjfjfjfjfj1
( 927.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I must say this is one of the best games I have ever played. I love it to no end. It is an open world sandbox story masterpiece. I love how you can claim any keep as your own or for any lord you want to serve and just build your own story. I honestly have never fully reclamed all the land for one lord. I'll go and start a new character and just set a chalenge like see how long I can last just me alone or how fast I can recruit every follower. the open endedness is what I love in a game I only wish I could find more games of this style
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Dorchaigh Bás
( 1,088.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Mount and Blade: Warband is one of the most addictive on the Steam cilent you can get, Yeah it maybe rough around the edges (aka the graphics) but at it's core contains so much charm. The game is based on a medieval contient in which you're thrown in to do, well, whatever you want really. Become a king of the land, a loyal vassel, a peaceful merchent, a traditor, and more. It's truly open-ended with you choosing the story that you want for it. The game also contains one of the best combat systems with sword fighting in awhile. It's simple with it's up, down, left, right fighting system but laborious to master. Timing your attacks and blocks in the exact right order as you predict your enemey movements is not as easy as you think. Now, onto my favourite part of the game, the modding. The modding is extremely talented and large. With anything you could think of. Romans, check. Samurai, check. The First World War, also check. Greco-Prussian Wars, check and so much more. Also, the mulitplayer is damn fun with a large varity of gamemodes that will have you hacking and slashing other players for hours on end as well as a pretty freindly playerbase. Now, onto the pros and cons to sum up this review

PROS
-Amazing Combat System
-Great Modding Community
-Open-Ended
-Addictive
-Great Mutiplayer
-Replayabilty

CONS
-Graphics

Overall score for this game is a 9.9/10. One of the best games I've played in years.
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Justin
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Even after all these years, I still find myself coming back to this game. Although by today's standards it might be considered a bit unpolished and rough, the gameplay is still incredibly fun, rewarding and exciting. I think the best part of this game is the fact that you grow as a player alongside your character discovering the world and becoming better at combat. In all honesty this is the best game I have ever purchased. From what I hear its sequel, Bannerlord, may be even better. Don't wait for a sale, buy this now!
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PIMP PANDA
( 113.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
My name is Jacob. I'm from I DA HO. (POTATOES) My step-sister touched my step-dad at least forty-tree fiddy times in the past month. I have actaully thought about comiting sewer-side 6 or more times in the past 12 seconds. I have not told an adult. My step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-step-DADDY recommed this game to me and all of his disowend offspring. He told me *Your not gonna go far kid" little did he know i actually crawed back up into my mom's uterus and played this game in her womb for aprox. three years. 911/420 too much "train the peasants" missions...
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132 of 157 people (84%) found this review helpful
165 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
>Playing M&B at 02:00
>Trying to win a tournament
>Hit a female char
>She moan
>Parents hear and scream to me
>Stop watching porn now

10/10 Would make my parents think i'm addicted to masturbation again
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108 of 128 people (84%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,855.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Not worth 1856 hours.
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79 of 95 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1,129.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Meh, it was okay.

Needs more replayability.
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47 of 56 people (84%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
467.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
>Be me
>Playing Brytenwalda mod
>♥♥♥♥ this ♥♥♥♥ fam I can't get an army together
>Decide to go pick on some villagers
>13 of them
>Absolutely slaughter these villagers 1 on 13
>Sell their ♥♥♥♥ to a merchant
>Go to mead hall
>Sell peasant prisoners
>Hire some mercenaries
>kill some villagers
>Sell villager ♥♥♥♥
>Sell villagers
>Hire mercenaries
>Repeat
>Eventually amass an army of 400 mercenaries
>Literally by selling farmers to ransom brokers
>Spread out into klilling bandits and ♥♥♥♥
>Make ♥♥♥♥tons killing bandits then selling them
>Eventually begin to get bombed with Vassalship requests from random kings I have never met
>wtf.jpeg
>Check my fame
>Literally just a few points shy of a few kings
>Accept vassalship
>♥♥♥♥ with caravans
>My reputation is so decent that people I've never met are randomly devoted to me
>Mfw I got here by hiring mercs from killing villagers
>All the lords in my faction like me
>Get them to lay siege to a city then gather lord's support into giving it to me
>Defect from my faction and bring over a lot of the lords
>Give them the conquered land I have so much of
>Fight some mod-special bandits
>30 vs 400
>They ♥♥♥♥ing wiped me to 350
>Idea.jpeg
>Capture as many of these special bandits as I possibly can
>Take them to lair the mod let me build
>Hire a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to keep moral up
>Hire these prisoners to my party
>Throw into garrison
>Moral boost
>Repeat
>Literally able to march 200 of these ♥♥♥♥ers into a battle and insta-win
>Fight some random rival lord
>Horse got javelined to ♥♥♥♥ and died
>Backing up and blocking the enemy
>Men are coming to me right now
>Look at the Reports section of the screen
>"You have stumbled and fallen"
>Get instantly mobbed by infantry
>♥♥♥♥ing destroyed
>Cannot command my elite bandit unit
>They get ♥♥♥♥ed
>The last doctor I had in my party ♥♥♥♥ed right off and I was currently looking for another
>No wound treatment
>Cannot command rest of battle
>Absolutely wiped
>Lose all my mercenaries and elite bandits

ten outta ten would lose 60 hours of progress again because of bad footwork.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
849.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
My father hates games, as he sees it as a waste of time. After he saw how I improved my English playing online, graduated from English and now working overseas as an English teacher, he forces my brothers to play this game online.
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58 of 80 people (73%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
252.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2,221.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
With over 2,000 hours played. This game has brought me more friends then Ive ever made in real life. Thats kinda sad, but its the truth. From NW DLC to PW To single player mods.... This game has been "The Game" For me. Joining regs and getting on TS to admining PW servers to spending hours on Viking conquest. Tbh Mount And Blade has kinda saved gaming for me in a way. If it wasent for the joy of playing this game and meeting awesome people online I would have most likely given up gaming along time ago. There's a long list of people that Ive met playing Mount And Blade. And the overwheling majority are on my good side. Anyways, thought Id wright a review after 2k hours.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2,388.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Mount and Blade: Warband and all of the its expansions and mods has brought me some of the most enjoying moments I have ever had in a videogame. From the brutal medieval battles of class Warband to the 19th century warfare that is Napoleonic Wars, the game never failed to keep me coming back to the battlegrounds for more. This is mostly due to its easy to learn, but hard to master combat system, and its various game modes, factions, classes, and maps. There are six different factions: Swadia, Nords, Sarranid Sultanate, Khergit Khanate, Rhodoks, and Vaegirs. Each faction specializes in their own respective areas. Swadia have very strong heavy cavalry, Nords specialize in having the strongest infantry with the best shields and massive two handed axes that cut through enemy shields and armor like butter. The Sarranid Sultanate is a nice blend of both cavalry and light archers, the Khergit Khanate are the only faction to be affective with horse archers which can be a nightmare to fight if they aren’t approached properly. Rhodoks are renowned for their sharp spearmen and crossbows and the Vaegirs are master archers with pinpoint accuracy even at the greatest distances. The three different classes offer many tactical options and deciding what you yourself want to specialize in along with the rest of your party can be quite thought provoking at times.
Single player is a pure joy to play through and being that it is an open world RPG sandbox that you can play around in, you will find that there is a ton of replay value here. Whether it’s the level up system that can be quite overwhelming at first, the pros and cons of the different factions, or the people you meet along the way and the relationships that you form with them, you will always find a reason to hit that “Start a new game” button and play again, but in a completely different way.
Multiplayer is also quite in depth and a very dedicated community has formed around it. You will be able to find both casual and competitive players who still play regularly. Multiplayer consists of eight different game modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Battle, Capture the Flag, Fight and Destroy, Conquest, Siege, and Duel.
-Deathmatch has you thrown into immediate chaotic action against other players in an all out brawl where it’s every man and woman for themselves. Actions happen very quickly, damage is high and health is quite low so at any moment anyone could die regardless of how skilled they are. It is a great game mode if you don’t have a lot of time to play, but just want to get in some quick instant action against players of varying skill levels.
-Team Deathmatch is very similar to Deathmatch in that you are thrown right into the thick of the action with no objective, but to kill the enemy at all costs. The difference here is that you have a team to work with and so does the enemy. Coordination is key here unless you are lucky enough to have a few players on your team that are experienced and can cleave through the enemy players.
-Battle is similar to Team Deathmatch except for the fact that in battle you only get one life per round which adds great tension to each round individually. At first having one life per round can be quite frustrating especially when you’re one of the first people to die before any of the main fighting begins, but overtime you will more than likely grow to like this one life based game mode as it makes you play more carefully and tactfully than you would in Deathmatch or Team Deathmatch.
-Capture the Flag is quite standard, it’s the same as any other Capture the Flag really. You and the enemy team each have your own flags and your goal is to retrieve their flag and bring it back to your base without letting them get yours. Short, sweet and to the point.
-Fight and Destroy has two teams put against each other, one faction will be tasked with defending valuable objectives while the other team attacks those objectives in an attempt to destroy them.
-Conquest is a real test of a team’s ability to work as a unit. In this game mode each team has to capture and hold key points on the map for a set amount of time while they fight it out with a limited number of lives.
-Siege is the ultimate test of a team’s tactical capabilities on the battlefield. This is easily the most difficult game mode when there are 60+ players on a siege server. One team plays as the defenders who attempt to hold a keep of massive proportions, while the other team plays as the attackers who raid the castle to try and capture it within a set period of time. It is easily the most brutal, bloody, nonsensical and downright gritty game mode that Mount and Blade Warband has to offer. Players of all skill levels participate in sieges and even if one team has veterans it will not guarantee them victory, because there is greater strength in numbers and coordination than one elite player going solo and killing as many people as he can. This game mode comes down to pure team work and pushing enemy fortifications in the right way as the attackers and defending those fortifications as the defenders. Often times classes play a major role in this game mode as every class has its own role to fulfill. For defense inept archers can generally mean instant spelled defeat if their infantry are not solid and. For offense having poor infantry who don’t do coordinated pushes as a group will also end up losing more than half the time. As attackers Siege has the many factors and rules that come into play with how you need to approach the enemy fortress to win and if you don’t follow said parameters then you’re going to die. . . A lot. Overall though it is still my 2nd favorite game mode and I have spent a great deal of time playing it with friends and flying solo from time to time.
-Duel is in my opinion the most personal and most in depth game mode that Mount and Blade Warband has to offer and I quite frankly find it to be the best. In duel you fight another player in a one on one fight with any weapon of your choice and any class of your choice, but typically it’s infantry with a one-handed weapon, two-handed weapon or a polearm with no shield. Whether you are dueling for honor, fun, or just to win, duel has something to offer for every player in the game. It is also the best game mode for learning about how melee combat works. At the time of this review the majority of my playtime in the game has been on duel and it still has yet to disappoint me to the point where I don’t want to play it. At a high level of play duel is the most fast paced and reaction based part of the game. The margin for error is minimal and one mistake often leads to death especially when using the two-handed Great Sword, which is the preferred weapon of choice in duel. Dueling is a progression through the game’s melee combat. You will first run around like an idiot as you try to figure out how somebody who is experienced at the game keeps killing you in a few seconds without you getting a chance to even swing, but overtime you will begin to understand exactly how the game’s mechanics work. First you will learn to recognize visual cues from your opponent and then you will learn to block. Once through that stage you will learn to feint and how to attack properly without leaving yourself completely open. Then you will learn about footwork, different feinting methods, chambering and several other aspects of the game’s melee combat and if you’re lucky you will find a mentor to help you learn it all.
At its core the game is brutal and unforgiving at the worst of times and at the best of times it can be the most rewarding game on the planet.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2,721.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Hello

Look at my hours,

Is this number biggy big?

If yes.

This game is epic.

Buy it.

Bye.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
56.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Mount&Blade Warband Sumed up:
Day 1: Why is this game in my library? Meh, who cares, might as well play it. Uuuh, I can be a girl, let's do it! Look at dem tities. Look at my pixelated ♥♥♥, all day, all night.
Day 2: Ok, let's get this ♥♥♥♥ done, train some soldiers, kill some bandits...
Day 3: I might have made a mistake when I chose to be a girl... I destroyed so many bandits but I still have to prove myself?
Day 4: FINNALY A F**KING LORD. Now I can destroy the enemies of my king!!!
Day 5: Why no one wants to marry me... I'm pretty... right Rolf? *ROLF*
Day 6: I ALONE CONQUERED 4 CASTLES AND ONE MAJOR CITY AND I DON'T EVEN GET A F**KING VILLAGE??? F**K THIS KING, I'M STARGING MY OWN KINGDOM, WITH HOOKERS AND ROLF!!!
Day 7: I have a little kingdom, I destroy every fu cking aaarmy. Let's recruit some lords for my kingdom! "Hey, little lord, I promise to give you estates if you join me." *NO* ok... *sound of killing his army and destroying his castle intensifies*
Day 8: Why every kingdom declared war on me? Why is this HUGE army at my cities gate?
Day 9: Ok, now I have nothing, so let's get this ♥♥♥♥ done again, build an army, kill some bandits...
11/10 would lose 9 full days of my life again
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
the king of swadia held a feast for the entire kingdom while we were sieging a castle
we instantly stopped the sieging to go to this feast

10/10 you can never have enough butter

Serious review:

After I bought this game in a sale, I played it for about half an hour. I only played the tutorial and the game did not really appeal to me, so I pretty much instantly refunded it.

Recently, I gave it another shot. In two days, I had played 10+ hours. This game is absolutely amazing, and I recommend everyone to try it. If you don't like it at first, just play for a bit longer and maybe, like me, you'll get into it.

Overall I give it a 9.5/10.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
3,392.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Epic Game, sadly not know by that many people.
Singleplayer module is awesome. You can easily spend hundreds of hours on the SP, since every game you play will be different. You can choose whatever kind of class you want to become and conquer Calradia.
Specialy thanks to a lot of modules, its even more fun to play the SP.

Also the Multiplayer mode is awesome. Native (vanila) is specialy very good for newbies. For more challenge, there have been made plenty of modules like Persistent World and Mercenaries.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,477.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
it's alright played a couple hours of it so far
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
141.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
They took a simple idea, made it complex and then made it awesome. It's got all the action you'll ever need while keeping the strategic planning involved in every nook and cranny of the game. It has made me a better man and for that nothing less that 10/10 would suffice.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Extremely inaccurate gun play, melee to where you see 5 people spinning at 90mph and Cavalry always buming you. What more could you ask for?

Overall Ratining: Cancer/10
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Recommended
1,088.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Mount and Blade: Warband is one of the most addictive on the Steam cilent you can get, Yeah it maybe rough around the edges (aka the graphics) but at it's core contains so much charm. The game is based on a medieval contient in which you're thrown in to do, well, whatever you want really. Become a king of the land, a loyal vassel, a peaceful merchent, a traditor, and more. It's truly open-ended with you choosing the story that you want for it. The game also contains one of the best combat systems with sword fighting in awhile. It's simple with it's up, down, left, right fighting system but laborious to master. Timing your attacks and blocks in the exact right order as you predict your enemey movements is not as easy as you think. Now, onto my favourite part of the game, the modding. The modding is extremely talented and large. With anything you could think of. Romans, check. Samurai, check. The First World War, also check. Greco-Prussian Wars, check and so much more. Also, the mulitplayer is damn fun with a large varity of gamemodes that will have you hacking and slashing other players for hours on end as well as a pretty freindly playerbase. Now, onto the pros and cons to sum up this review

PROS
-Amazing Combat System
-Great Modding Community
-Open-Ended
-Addictive
-Great Mutiplayer
-Replayabilty

CONS
-Graphics

Overall score for this game is a 9.9/10. One of the best games I've played in years.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
157.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
So few combat sims that feel really real. I like the clans, the combat, the graphics, the mods!
This game has so much value for the price you would be crazy not to buy it.
I just ride around on my horse and shoot people with my bow :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
One of the only games i have ever played, where i can't stop playing it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
40.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
In PW, getting robbed by a knight on a horse. Demands 2k gold. Offer him a fat chicken leg and 1k gold. He accepts bribe. 10/10 would get robbed again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
111.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
note* Its going to be hard to explain all of my feelings for this game as it is one of the best games to ever exist on this earth
The Price
I got this on sale but I tell you that this game is worth every penny full price
Premise
Mount and Blade Warband is a sandbox RPG thta takes place in the medival eras of as fantasy land called Calradia. You create a character that can have many backrounds for RPing. When you start a bandit attacks you and the only little bit of story is started to help guide you. I won't say anything on that because this game is best experienced not knowing the setup/ mechanics.

Combat
This games combat is extremely skill based. Each slash with the sword is directional for attacking and blocking. Bows and Arrows are not easy to use and horseback slaying is satisfying If you have been looking for a game with ealistic medival combat then by god you have found the game for you.

Factions
I am not going to say much becuase each faction is cool and feels like a working breathing organism and only after playing 100 hours I have only scratched their surface. By the time you have picked one you will become fiercly loyal to their cause/conquests. You will argue over with your friends who is the best as each has its own pros cons.

Diplomacy
Diplomacy can be conducted by anyone and usually requires knowledge of each npc's likes and needs. This is how you rise through the ranks in factions but in my opinion can only consist of doing a bunch of varied fetch quests. There are mods like Diplomacy that you can find on the workshop that greatly enhance the experince. All these come toghether and make it feel like your character is just another part in a breathing dynamic world. That is why this game succeds and some rpgs dont because by god its addicting.
Mods
They are god, really good. I suggest try the ones on Workshop and then venture off into Moddbs hardcore/ original mods.
Summary
Buy it, stop reading, buy it. It has first person shooting is has thridperson it has everything. Now go venture off into Calradia.
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