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 (1,309 reviews) - 95% of the 1,309 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overwhelmingly Positive (42,855 reviews) - 96% of the 42,855 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 31, 2010

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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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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:,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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,309 reviews)
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56.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
This game completely ruined my life at one point. I was constnatly berated for having no social life, on edge because my castles were being attached by filthy communists and my troops kept dying in battle because they kept walking into each other like a massive cluster♥♥♥♥. I lost many valuble hours of sleep and at one point I began to develop a existential crisis and start to question my life. I would completely recommend this experience to anybody.

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Marbled Eggs
56.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
I'm a casual gamer who's into strategy games and this review will be based on content from what I saw.
This review will consist of two parts: Vanilla and Modded Version. MP will not be discussed as I have not participated in it.



-VERY complex.
-Large map with a day and night system.
-Economy system (Supply and Demand).
-In-game fighting system. Similar to "Total War" series where you field into battle.
-Morale/Food system. Your troops will react to win/loss in battle. Food rationing is required in order to stage seiges and battles. Amount of food consumed are dependent on the size of your troops at daily rate.
-Lots of weapons to choose from. Quality of weapons are also part in-game. Ex: Chipped sword vs Sharp sword. Can be region specific (European vs Asian swords).
- Lots of armor to choose from. Similar mechanics to weapons with quality of armor. Can be region specific ( European vs Asian armor).
- Good for people who enjoy RP (Basically "build your own destiny" type of game).
- No Storyline (Can be good or bad).
- Great for people who are good with their imagination/creative.
- Politics/Lord system. It's best to see that system in-game. Complex mechanics.
- RPG style skill trees for your MC. LOTS to choose from.
- In-game cheat system available. *Disables achievements. (Can be good or bad)
- Companions/Heroes. Basically, your RPG party members besides your expendable troops.
- NOT an easy game. (Can be good or bad).
- MAY get easier late game (Keyword: May).
- Satisfying when you understand the mechanics because trololo.
- Worth $20. Amount of fun and content are priceless.
- Hilarious when you explain to your friends what you did in-game.

-NOT an easy game when starting. (Can be good or bad).
-Lots of reading on how to play (Read online guides or you'll be lost).
-Steep learning curve (Read read read!)
-UNFORGIVING start. You start with basic items without any men. You are prone to being mugged and kidnapped from bandits. Personal experience: I was defeated in battle 10 minutes on my first playthrough.
-Graphics (May seem outdated for it's time even on Ultra). Female character NPC look similar to each other. *Mods will improve this!
- Defeat in one battle late game is NOT advised.

END Vanilla review

Modded Version - "Floris"

- Everything that were discussed in Vanilla version are expanded upon.
- Game got more complex ^2
- Can kill your prisoners/ You can also get executed (This deserves it's own point).
- Politics expanded where the previous point will feel satisfying/infuriating.
- Mods that can have graphics improvement (Don't expect Skyrim ULTRA graphics tho).
- Mods that improve UI system.
- Improved dialouge.
- Improved battle system.
- Improved appearances.
- More complicated economics (Can be good or bad)
- Mods can toggle features the some were not able to toggle on vanilla.

- N/A

END Modded Review

Final Thoughts:
This game is wonderful just by the vanilla itself. The addition of mods greatly increased the replay factor of the game and complexity. I totally believe that the game is worth $20; although, it's better if it's on sale. You will not regret getting this game.
NOTE: This game may require imagination and creativity because lack of story & "outdated" graphics.
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454.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
Success in M&B Warband is a fragile thing. One day you wake up having just rememberd your life story in the form of three questions you wrote down for yourself incase you forgt who you were. Then a man tries to kill you. No reason why, thats up to you, or more him, but he's dead now so its up to you. Headout and either get men to back you up or get ♥♥♥♥ed. Then if you chose the first option you are faced with a tatical choice. WTF DO I DO NOW.

For easy reading I will compile you a list of choices that you will probably want to follow.

1. Decide life story

2. murder random man

3. Help another random man whose only experience with you is seeing you stab to death a different man he didnt know

4. Get men

5. find the mans brother

6. kill half the towns folk with the man you dont know because he offered you some gold

7. attack Nord bandits because their armor drop is best of all bandits

8. Take over Calradia (small jump but the rest is your call)

9. get cocky cus you can kill 50,000 ai at once

10. play online

11. first guy kills you, second, third

12. you are bad

13. get gekokujo mod

14. commit sepuku to regain your lost honour
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James Lopez
443.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
great game 10/10
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4.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
This game is......well, really really boring!

I dont think I've ever played a RPG game where there seems to be sooo much happening in the world, but I'm involved in absolutly none of it!
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164.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
step 1) ramp up your intelligence and trainer stats as high as possible
step 2) recruit swadians
step 3) buy bread, fight looters, level up, repeat
step 4) rampage the countryside flattening everything in your wake with your horde of Swadian Knights


optional step 5) go achievement hunting, get frustrated when you can't Manifest Destiny
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82.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
You have to live it, not read it.
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26.7 hrs
Posted: August 29
Absolutely fantastic game, with a lot of avaliable mods. It's very addicting and very well made. I love it.
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59.3 hrs
Posted: August 29
reemed it
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11.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
I have lost my good expensive and experienced army many times and decided to stop playing this damn game
but i simply can't :D
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428 of 460 people (93%) found this review helpful
348 people found this review funny
180.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
>buy game
>get info
>"playing as a female peasant is the hardest way to start the game"
>play as female peasant
>name her Lady Troublesome
>lose to bandits many times
>know the pain of humiliating defeat
>escape, and start my quests anew
>seek to be a vassal of the swadian king
>he says no, they will think he has been bewitched
>fight many more battles, and win
>seek to be a vassal of the nords
>he says yes, even gives me a fief
>"i am a nord now"
>go to war with swadia
>destroy the swadian king's forces at his last hold
>he knows no trouble except for the lady for which it is named
>experience true victory, crush the man who crushed my dream
>100 trust with kingdom of nords
>crush the vaegirs, very troublesome indeed
>my warband loses morale as the days go by, they need war
>my warband runs on war
>rhodoks want some trouble
>we end up losing much land due to traitors and defectors
>lady troublesome is angered
>the war is over
>our faction is splintered
>my hope wavers
>"no, i cannot abandon ragnar, for he never abandoned me"
>lady troublesome stands with her liege even if the other lords will not
>war starts up again, it feels like ages since the last one
>sarranids starting some ♥♥♥♥
>"♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ sand people"
>crush the sarranids, they are too squishy to stand up to a wave of troublesome
>war is over, too soon
>war starts up again, it feels like ages since the last one
>khergits talkin some mad ♥♥♥♥
>crush the khergit khanate
>"khan you feel it"
>war is over
>rhodoks attack one of our caravans
>anger combines with troublesome
>war, but i am more than ready
>begin by uniting the nordic homeland
>re-unite the vaegirdom
>take back suno and praven, and then the rest of swadia
>crush the resistance in the desertlands
>i am king ragnars champion
>sweep the curtain in front of the rhodok mountains
>we own everything except the rhodok homelands
>capture every rhodok lord i can get my hands on
>lock them up in a dungeon
>deny their ransom, so i have less lords to fight
>lose honor
>i do not need honor
>i seek victory
>whittle down their defenses
>the last town is yalen, then i will have won
>war ends as soon as i am at the gates of yalen
>"you have known trouble, but you will soon know troublesome"
>build and train my forces
>nords, always nords
>wait outside of yalen for days at a time
>waiting for war
>i am war

as of yet, war has not come, but when she does, she will bring lady troublesome with her
10/10 would kill countless men again
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263 of 271 people (97%) found this review helpful
247 people found this review funny
144.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
"Your money or your life!"

funny cause the game takes both
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95 of 108 people (88%) found this review helpful
95 people found this review funny
198.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
- Spended days in real life to assemble my mighty 180 men strong army, all well trained and experienced fighters.
- Sees a group of 20 deserters
- feeling very confident
- attacks them
- Heroicly charge up front
- gets rekt by lance
- men drag me out of battle
-charge again (less heroic) with almost no health
-horse gets rekt by lance
-gets trampled by a horse
- men drag me out of battle
- I order a charge without me
- army gets rekt several times
- gets captured
- whenever I escape I attack them by myself in pure anger
- fail every time
- each time they take some of my loot
- after many in game days I only have a sword, my gloves and my pants
- Stop playing this game for 1 week


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87 of 103 people (84%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
278.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
-Be me
-Huh, reviews look good
-Wtf is this game.jpeg
-Join Nords because they are the coolest
-Help them conquer all of Calradia
-King Ragnar does not even give me any castles
-Are you serious right now.jpeg
-Convince people to abandon him and help take over his kingdom.
10/10 would backstab again.
Seriously though, this game is so incredibly amazing. I have had more fun in this game than in most AAA games like Fallout 4 or others.
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68 of 75 people (91%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
999.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Terrible Game... Not worth more than 5 hours of gameplay.

In all seriousness, this game is one of my favourites. Certainly, it is the game I have spent the most hours playing. Before I explain everything that is right about this game, I will say that the graphics are a little dated. You will not be playing this game for it's graphics.

Now that we have established the long list of problems;

-This game features a unique blend of genres, featuring third person combat, real time strategy, and open-world sandbox.

-Play as a trader, a tournament champion, a robber, a messenger, or when these things become boring: a vassal, a... KING.

-Recruit peasents; level them through their respective faction-based troop trees. This process features complete equipment changes, allowing for visible progression.

-Excellent mod support. In my experience, the number of working Warband mods are near to the number of Skyrim ones.

Finally, you can trust in players like myself who have spend hundreds (or thousands) of hours playing this game. It is very replayable.

11/10 Would destroy the king of Swadia's army of 250 men with my own 32.
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33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
135.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Easily one of the best games I've ever played. Pretty much any computer can run it. You can literally do ANYTHING from being a famous arena/tournament brawler to the emperor of Calradia. 1658/10 a must for all PC gamers.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
409.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Best game evvah :3

Of course I recommend it.. What a silly question!
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
56.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This game looks like a potato, but it tastes like pie, or any other of your favorite sweets. In other words, the graphics are ♥♥♥♥, but don`t let that discourage you from trying out this game. If you`ve ever liked the Medieval times, but hate it when games set in this time period are inaccurate, this game does not do that. When you`re female, people like to treat you like ♥♥♥♥. When you`re a peasant, people like to treat you like ♥♥♥♥. Wanna kiss up to a king in this game and kill all of his enemies and get ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s of land? You can do that. Wanna go start your very own kingdom and crush all the other ones? It`s a pain in the ♥♥♥, but you can do that. Wanna be a bandit and pillage villages? You can do that, but if you wanna do things like make your own bandit kingdom or some ♥♥♥♥? Just download a mod. Speaking of which, this game has one of the best modding communities out there. Wanna be a badass samurai warrior? There`s a mod for that. I should also mention, this is NOT a fantasy game. There are no magic and dragons and ♥♥♥♥. This is hardcore Medieval times. All in all, for how cheap this game is and what little space it takes, (I think it`s not even a Gigabyte) It is definately worth it.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
111.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
It looks like a low budget Playstation 2 game, the game engine is janky as hell, the combat is kind of awkward and the shooting is pretty much luck based at distance but this is still one of the most fun times you can have in a multiplayer game on Steam. The 100+ player battles are something else.
The Napoleonic Wars DLC is reason enough to pick this game up, it's unintentionally hilarious (i think) and there's nothing else quite like it out there.
I love this game.

Also i have over 100 hours played and i am yet to touch the single player, that has to be some kind of achievement.
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