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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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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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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Beet Juice
( 302.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This game is super dank
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Smarttarded
( 97.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Exported character. Went to Character files. Gave Self 5000 STR and AGI. Gave self 600 One Handed and two handed. Fight 500+ high tier army with Iron Sword solo. Win.
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The latest in cutting edge autism simulation
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Deathstroke
( 238.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
An Absolutely amazing game well worth the money and cannot wait for Bannerlord
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Capirage
( 145.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Buy this game or I'll drink from your skull!
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Moss7
( 28.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
One of the best surprises of 2014. I had not heard of this game at all when I saw my cousin playing it and I had thought "RPG, RTS, 1st & 3rd person, castle sieges and more? What's there not to like?" And YES the game was all it promised and more. Game mechanics are very easy to grasp and you'll soon find yourself in the middle of epic battles... provided you make thr right choices. Because if you play this game like an idiot and rush enemies because the'yre NPCs and you're a player then you'll get an idiot's fate. In this game you're just another NPC... Some things are improvable but you'll get past them soon enough and most of them are fixed in some of the best mods (Floris, diplomacy...).
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Staximus
( 1,119.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Heavy learning curve. Will bring out the best and worst gamer in you. Unmatched horse mounted combat. Very fun melee fighting with directional attacking and blocking. Lots of replay value. Great mods available. 9/10. Just don't hold your breath for Bannerlord.
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Maiq the Liar
( 785.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Doesn't get boring because of the fighting mechanics. The only game where you actually "sword-fight" :)
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Saltlord
( 1,855.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Not worth 1856 hours.
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WarlordOfRome
( 135.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This game... this is one of those games that you stumble upon when looking for a new game to play that seems kinda fun from what you've seen, and the price is pretty low o you decide to buy it to hopefully sate your thirst for entertainment for a few days until you get a "better" game.

Then you realize that this game is ♥♥♥♥ing addicting and you spend hours upon hours until you realize that this game will never end. Not only does "finishing" the main game by conquering the map take hours upon hours, but the game has plenty of replay value.

Last but not least, but there are a ♥♥♥♥ ton of mods that also have hours upon hours of content full of reply ability.


And what is the price? ONLY twenty dollars! (roughly 17 euros).


GET THIS GAME!!! GET IT NOW!!!!
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lildstrbd
( 361.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
"You better not be a manhunter"

10/10 Would manhunt again.
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SYSTEM GLITCH
( 411.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
One of the best games in Video Game History.
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TOP GUN
( 209.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Nice simulaitor of the real life of a mercenery and the medieval world. Olso mods and dlcs are great with full of action i suggest it. :)
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grufolo
( 500.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Possibly of the best spent game money ever.
I played this game only singleplayer, which means i have missed a lot of the fun, and yet the thriving modder community has made this thing a beautiful jewel.

Don't waste time on native, if you get this game (and you should) pick some mods and experiment.
A great example of a little game made mazing by the community of users.

My only complaint is that after you found you own kingdom (if you do that, mind you) the game becomes less interesting.
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Tyc
( 522.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I'd say it's pretty good.
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Deems
( 136.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
"I will drink from your skull!"
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xXRunoBGXx
( 88.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
BEST GAME EVER!

10/10
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Romanus Constantius XXVII
( 16.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Been playing with Manual WASD blocking and attacking. I won't leave the beginning until I can consistently school the instructor in single combat.

Fighting this instructor is basically all this game is to me for now.

Plus Game of Thrones mods.
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Sebod
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
A typical 'rags to riches' story, but with a bit more bloodshed.
9/10 not enough dismemberment.
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jstenberg1
( 42.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I like the game but it's ♥♥♥♥ that i lost both my dlcs for it
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53 of 58 people (91%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,895.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
It's alright I suppose.
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21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
89.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Mount & Blade: Warband is RPG in which you need to become barbarian or vassal of your king.One of your jobs is to create new country and/or expand your realm ,explore world of Calradia.

Gameplay
At beggining of game you have option to choose one of 6 Factions each faction have special perks and locations like Southeast of map and Horse-archers.
You can choose as well if your start is rich or not and what abilities you want to have aka throwing weapons and archery or even barbarian road.

Audio
Soundtracks make me feel like im watching lord of the rings =w=
^ no kidding
^ok a lil bit XD

Graphic

They are not bad and not good more like average with medium quality as for the year it was developed in .

Verdict - 7/10

Thing that make me stick still to this game are mods and still unfinished roads.

I recommend this game to every RPG Lover ~ Rich
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
235.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
day 3983: still no bannerlord
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
412.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
This game…..This game is truly one of a kind in overall presentation and style. Yes there are some games like Mount and Blade but nothing comes quite close to Mount and Blade (or MB for short), or at least none that I know of. It is too bad I got into this game seemingly towards the end of its popularity lifespan in the multiplayer stage as Bannerlord is soon to be released and I have a notion this game will be not forgotten, but much less frequented once it does. Let me first say that Mount and Blade does multiplayer VERY well…very well… Taleworlds got the formula down for simulated ‘sword and shield’ combat on a quasi-ARMA/Total War series style map very well (some of you may or may not agree with that analogy). The mechanics in this game are second to none in terms of uniqueness and originality. But be warned…The learning curve for multiplayer is very steep, but very fun and rewarding once you get ‘kind of’ good ( some of you may know what I mean by getting at least ‘kind of’ good in multiplayer). And in addition, the multiplayer may be highly addictive once you get into it, it is that good!

The singleplayer gameplay is very nice too, think of the Total War series meets FPS/RPG with a 3rd person perspective ARMA medieval style twist, although kind of generic in terms of overall execution and ‘diplomacy’, but don’t let that deter you this is quite an experience the first, second, and maybe even third or fourth (or even more) time(s) around. The overall style of this game is something to be remembered for a long time if not forever.

And lastly, the character face editor ooh boy, the character editor is something of a beautiful novelty. Some of the custom faces you’ll see in multiplayer are downright hilarious! The custom face poser is possibly the worst/best thing I’ve ever seen done this way! NO GAME has done face poser quite like MB….no game!

Below is my list of pro/cons:

Pros:

-Multiplayer is like no other and the custom faces and characters add a lot of individuality to it.

-face poser (hilarious mechanic…you should see other players faces in multiplayer laughing is half the enjoyment in some aspects!).

-Single player is also like no other in terms of overall execution and style.

-difficult and unique, but very fun and rewarding realistic style ‘sword and shield’ melee combat as well as archery and various thrown weapons you would expect from the medieval period this game seems to be roughly based around in terms of time and technology.

-many, many different character builds, weapons, and a good mix of factions to choose from ( factions seem to represent the middle ages in Western Europe, Eastern Europe/Russia, Asia, Middle East, and ‘Scandinavia’ pretty well, albeit in a generic fashion).

-Endless options for character customization and playstyle builds.

-The campaign is very much at ‘your own pace’ it’s basically a big sandbox with various things to accomplish and do…all at your own pace and choosing, do whatever you want, however you want adding to the games originality.

Cons:

-The diplomacy in the singleplayer game can seem very across the board generic at times.

-There are some fairly minor bugs in both MP and SP where you will get ‘code errors’ (like option to host a feast at your castle once you become married to one of the vassals’ relatives).

-The swing mechanic and combat whilst very good and very intuitive can be very hard and confusing to learn at first to some.

-Some of the SP factions seem to be overpowering at times (Nords, Swadia), although this is arguable.

My rating breakdown:

-.05 minor bugs that can be annoying to some

-.05 sometimes seemingly unbalanced factions and generic diplomacy with somewhat scant options in terms of directives

My final rating is 9/10 (1.00 = 10 = 9/10)

I highly recommend this game to you if you like sword and shield style melee combat and, if you like the middle-ages time frame, pick up this novelty!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
392.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Lost my social life, good grades and girlfriend cuz of this game
Jk didnt have that anyway 10/10
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,325.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
You understand the mechanics in the first 10h, apply them correctly after 100h, and get good after a 1000h
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.7 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 mad again
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,701.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
30€ for more than 2600 hours

Where is Bannerlord?
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
after creating my character, after mandatory killing the bandit,
this spineless ♥♥♥♥ ask me ♥♥♥♥ up some bandits as an upstanding citizen and a true adventurer i ofcourse agree to do so,
after i recruited the 5 "soldiers" i was supposed to, i ofcourse want to try them out in combat, so we walk up to this group of looters and ask them for their stuff, i dont know why they dared to resist, after all there was 6 of us and ony 15 of them,
about 20 secs after the clash begins, my mean is dead and im facing off aginst all my foes, after few attempts of horse archery i decide to pull out my axe, the bow and arrow was too easy, unfortunetly my horse suddenly broke its leg and i fell of, these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s kicked me while i was down and i somehow got captured, but escaped within a few days, now im raising an army to seek my revenge!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
233.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Although this is now an aging game of medieval warfare, it still constitutes one of the best examples of the genre, until the release of Warband 2.
Namely, open world gritty style medieval combat on horsebeack.
If you want "Lord of the Rings", stop reading the review now (although "The Last Days" mod is a dedication, but many prefer classical medieval combat).
The multitude of different major total coversions and mods keeps this game from getting stale, particularly different eras of history such as the early middle ages, feudal Japan, and age of firearms.
Who plays the original Native version of this game from 2010 and rates the game from the original release?
There has a bit of advancement since the "Dark Ages".
"Explore the world of M&B Mods".
Gameplay play mechanics are rock solid.
Fighting is inituitive and natural.
Horseback riding just feels right.
Very addictive in the "just one more battle" kind of way.
You may start off as a "lowly peasant" but will eventually rise to glory as a "knight and lord" (with a lot of work).

The number of hours I have played offline, does not contstiute online hours.
HUNDREDS since its original release, maybe well over a 2000? Very rare for me as I do not play many games anymore as an "old fart" in my 40s.
There are even a few really good multiplayer persistent world versions ("Persistent World" comes to mind), but that was not the games original focus.
Lack of voice chat without using Skype or TeamSpeak makes it less entertaining.
The only real downside is the threadbare repeated quests.
This game is a "choose your own adventure" style make up your story with a creative mind.
The other downside in the lack of optimization of the game engine.
Battles of over 500 soldiers can cause serious FPS issues, especially on sieges.
More than 500 causes frame rates start to just become absurd, especially with large amounts of mounted calvary.
More than 1000 (at one time) and the game can actually crash even if you have some type of "gaming super computer", as I stated the limitation is the game engine, not necessary your system.
Fortunately, an external program called "Battle Sizer" can make the adjustments you want.
I generally run battles around 500, as less than 250 soldiers makes LARGE siege and land battles take between 30 minutes and 2 hours with reinforcements and makes formations nearly impossible to control.

Recommendation?
Download Anno Domini 1257 AD, Version 1.13 Angry Peasant Edition. (ModDB has the last version that was updated to my knowledge from Dec 2015, it is not on STEAM Workshop).
Just do it, you will understand the scope of the undertaking.
It actually has significant historical accuracy for the time period both with people, places, castles, cities and equipment. London is an excellent overall representation of the actual city during the period. There is no magic, elfs, hobbits, dragons, or plate armor here...
It is massive with an incredible amount of depth in areas like the Crusades, diplomatic relations and alliance management, challenging tournament singular and team battles, army enlistment versus independent action, sea battles, and expanding your manor and fiefs with actual physical improvements you can see and use, all in first or third person views. Nations will fall and get eliminated permanently from gameplay. Lords will defect to your cause if you have high levels of reknown and honor. Basically, it is like playing Medieval Total War "inside the world".
Your individual combat actions can actually turn the tide of a battle, or even a war, but you are NOT a "one man army". You will be easily knocked out a battle if you act like a #@!$tard.
Some mods result in broken equipment, permanent death or crippling injuries.
This is not "Call of Duty", you do not recover your health with "health packs", and you cannot hide behind a wall and regenerate. You have what you have, damage is determined by your equipment and skill or complete lack of intelligence, until you rest over time with wound treatment and surgery skills.
Choose your battles wisely or you will have more than you can handle and will "fall and never get up again".
Choose your alliances carefully as well, as the more factions you have as enemies the more difficult you will be able to maintain your kingdom and crown.
Just think of it as an earlier version of Chivalry or War of the Roses without the full mutiplayer and many less fruitcake player jack wagons.

Let me me know when you score your first perfect headshot with a mongol bow at 100 meters on horseback at full gallop, it is an art and takes practice and high levels of skill. You don't need a guide.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,076.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
It's an awesome game. Even if the multiplayer dies down, the countless mods of this game can still make u busy for hours until you realize you reached 1,000 hours on this game.

These are my experience in Warband and it's mods:
- Made a mercenary army,
- Founded my Kingdom,
- Steamrolled every faction in Calradia,
- Went on warband multiplayer and get slain by naked 2 handers,
- Fought for a Daimyo,
- Betrayed my Daimyo, and created my own Clan,
- United Japan and became Shogun,
- Went on a Crusade,
- Died in the Crusade. lol
- Played as an Orc and razed Minas Tirith to the ground,
- Played as a Gondorian and led Gondor's armies into Mordor,
- Still playing a Clash of Kings mod (Game of Thrones mod)
- and many more, many, many more.

What else can I say? It's a great game.

11/10 - Would play another thousand hours in this game again!



But playing Napoleonic Wars makes the bulk of my hours in this game. It's the Era that made me play this game for countless sleepless nights. There's really no other game that has early 19th century 1st/3rd Person Shooter with a simple yet hard to master melee. Unlike most FPS games these days that focuses on rapid firepower, in napoleonic wars you only have 1 shot, and it takes almost 15 sec t reload for another shot. You'll really have to play tactically or join up in a line of soldiers, like the armies of that time. But if you really wanna feel what its like to be a soldier in this Era, Join a regiment.

So my rating for Mount and Blade: Napoleonic Wars would be:
10/10 - Would fight for Napoleon's army again!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
95.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
-Start off as a plebeian
-Kill Bandits
-Gain renown
-Declare vassalage
-Gain Fief
-Destroy Empires
-Declare Independence
-Take Calradia

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Then you mod your game and make it even more fun C:






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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
306.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Mount and Blade: Warband hmmm........Well I guess I'll start; Mount and Blade: Warband is a 3rd / 1st person RPG, that allows you to play pretty much as whatever you want, whether you want to be a tyrannical warlord or a paragon of good its all up to how you want to play the game.

Starting the game you choose your character, you can be either a man or a woman you then decide on starting stats that will be determined by choosing various options which can be added to when you level up.

There are two modes to this game an overworld in which you navigate the map and the 3rd / 1st person mode in which you fight, walk around towns, castles and villages; In the overworld map you can move around and find traveling bands of lords and bandits moving around doing there own thing.

The main part of MB Warband is to start out with nothing and raise yourself to greatness this can be achieved by recruiting companions, training troops and starting your own kingdom or perhaps become a vassal of an existing one.

My usual way to play is to join the Kingdom of Nords wait till I have a lot of gold, troops and maybe a castle or two before renouncing my pledge and going on my way to establish my own empire.

The graphics have been said by many to be lacking but given the age of the game and the size of the team that made it, as well as the exceptionally awesome game you can't really hold the graphics against it.

The sounds and music are hit or miss I would have to say, though they do try their best to add to the atmosphere and does its job to complement the game and immerse the player in the world of Mount and Blade: Warband.

Although I have mainly play singleplayer, the multiplayer of Mount and Blade: Warband is where this game truly stands out, I have spent almost a 3rd of my total time on this game playing multiplayer whether playing serious battles fighting for the glory of my team, or stuffing around with a group of people who just want to have some fun there is generally something for everyone.

Overall I will say Mount and Blade: Warband is a fantastic little game that you can easily loose hours and hours of time playing. Expanding your empire or helping a King to expand theres honestly this is a game that needs to be experienced and is one that should be in the library of all gamers.

(Like all my reviews I do not put a score as it is my belief that games like all forms of art are subjective and therefore it is impossible to afix a number to them)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
198.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
It's Warband.
Get it already.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,855.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Not worth 1856 hours.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Crushing bandits and selling them into slavery is satisfying for now. Soon enough I will make my character the queen and have her kill all the idiots who told her she was not to fight among men. That'll teach them. This game is fun precisely because I can do whatever I want.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
433.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Great game, so much fun to play, especially with friends. Highly recommend :)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
193.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
This game made me fail 3 classes but I gained an entire kingdom.
This game made me lose my girlfriend but I destroyed an army of sea raiders that outnumbered me twice.
This game made me vote for Trump but I influenced a Lord to exchange his city for my village
This game made me destroy ISIS singlehandedly
This game. This game is awesome.

In all seriousness, Mount and Blade: Warband is a game with outdated graphics where you can control a single character and slowly gain power into the world. You recruit soldiers, starting off with mere peasants and work your way up. Soon you can join another faction leader as a mercenary, swear oathes to him, and take control of a village. Soon you will marry, soon you can own a city, and one day a kingdom. Eventually, you may even control the world.

An absolutely fantastic game that is hard not to enjoy, easily a classic. Highly recommended to players who love RTS, RPG, medieval themes, and realistic combat. On top of this all, if you get bored of vanilla, there are hundreds upon hundreds of mods, some of which are total conversion mods meaning entire new campaigns in different settings. There is easily 100 or so hours of gameplay in vanilla, and another several hundred with mods. (really recommend TLD mod, it's a LOTR total conversion)

Game can be slow and can make you ragey at times, and the graphics aren't particularly jaw-dropping, but when you're doing well and commanding an army of 100 men strong and siege castles and raid villages, it's simply fantastic fun. All in all, a rating of 9/10 and an eagerness for the soon to come sequel.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,577.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Still the best Game
You have a lot of fantasie? The Singleplayer will be your thing.
The best melee system i have seen in any game yet.

I can only recommend this game

Oh there are also mods for nearly everything you can imagine

So WHAT are YOU WAITING FOR???
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2,724.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Why is this game so addictive?
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