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!
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (28,004 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 31, 2010

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April 3

Viking Conquest 1.04 Patch Released

After a couple of weeks in beta, we have decided to push this patch out for a full release.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with testing and reports for this patch! Hopefully this patch brings the game into a much more stable state and you enjoy some of the new features, which include:
- MP gamemode: "Warlords"
- 2-handed-axes
- Shield Bashing

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

For a full list of changes (too long to post here), please visit out website: https://www.taleworlds.com/en/Games/VikingConquest/News/134

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March 6

Viking Conquest Update 1.04 (beta)

Hello all!

The much awaited update for Viking Conquest has now entered beta on Steam. The update fixes more and more issues on all released platforms and should improve performance as well as stability, with an extensive list of changes.

In addition to all the fixes, there are a number of additions and improvements to the game! These are fully listed in the changelog but here are some of the highlights:

-Warlords MP Mode
-Shield Bash
-2-handed Axes
-Advanced diplomatic and party options
-Fleet splitting and advanced fleet management
-New Scenes

Note that while this patch should be savegame compatible, we are still in beta so there may be issues. Know that you opt-in at your own risk.

Instructions on opting into the beta below:

To select this, you need to right click on "Mount & Blade Warband" in your Library, select Properties, open the BETAS tab and enter "betapassword" then press Check Codes. Then select the beta from the dropdown menu. You may need to close and restart steam for the download to begin.

Full Changelog on the TaleWorlds Forums:

http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,327602.0.html

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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
Helpful customer reviews
736 of 799 people (92%) found this review helpful
72 people found this review funny
352.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
"Hey, isn't that the guy who singlehandedly destroyed King Ragnars 400 man party, conquered half of Calradia, and personally instilled a pretender on a whole kingdoms throne?"
"Lets Mug him"

- Bandit and his 20 man warband last words.
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717 of 782 people (92%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
121.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Excuse me? You wanted to know what Warband is like? Alright then, since you asked so nicely...
I'll start from the beginning...

00 Hours: You have just purchased M&B Warband. You launch the game, and begin a new campaign.
You get to decide the background story of your character - you're impressed.
05 Hours: You have a small army of loyal troops, and have cleansed the land of many a bandit.
You are already impressed with the sweet looking armor and weapons of your troops.
10 Hours: You have your own castle, a large army, and are well on the way to marrying a noble.
You have an army; the biggest and the best - clad in platemail and virtually unbeatable.
15 Hours: The time has come. You've mastered combat, and have decided to play Multiplayer.
You connect to a server... and behold, two naked men are jumping and swinging their great swords.

10/10 Realistic Nude Combat Simulator
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511 of 564 people (91%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
223.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
-I just gonna play it about 15 minutes before sleep.
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-Oh s**t, it's 6 a.m.
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288 of 315 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
975.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
I raided the shores of England
I mustered an army of bandits
I slaughtered thousands of peasants
I partook in the lynching of a French officer
I stabbed Napoleon to death with a shank
I clubbed an Austrian to death
I joined a 10-man band
I stormed The Red Keep
I declared war on a monk
I was trampeled to death by a herd of goats
I killed orcs whilst being dressed as a gorilla
I rammed a ship into a rock
I threw the holy hand grenade
I fought in World War I

All this and more can be experienced in this masterpiece of a game
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174 of 185 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
179.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Mount & Blade: Warband is a game that defines the whole concept of what a perfectly shaped sandbox/RPG medieval game should be like, mixed with loads of action and epic adventures.

Start either as a peasant or a noble man with a fully selective character customization and background history at your own choice, participate in tournaments, travel and discover the vast variety of what Caldaria has to offer you.

Warband will be an unforgettable realistic experience that will mark in you the true hardships and living ways of the medieval age.

What makes this game so great after all?

It isn't just a 1st person game where you can travel around doing quests, Mount and Blade: Warband goes way beyond that by offering players a battle system where you can command your army while simultaneously giving your men orders during the heat of battles.

In this game, both your character individual life and his relationships among all other NPC's are equally important to how well you can manage your army expenses and food variety in order to achieve success either alone, or within a faction.

A never ending adventure! If you are not looking for trouble, trouble will come to you as time passes by and factions envolve with each other by declaring full-scaled wars against each other conquering castles and other key locations that will drastically change the game economically and militarily.

Be either a good samaritan with your army of justice and fight off bandits and free entire villages from rebel control, a evil masterless soldier with a thirst for blood and wealth in the middle of the Caldarian disgrace, or simply a trader travelling around buying cheap and selling expensive, Warband will give you a fair challenge with very balanced rewards and consequences in whatever way of life you decided to take.

The game difficulty is well balanced, and instead of making things harder just by simply increasing the units stats that you are facing against, the AI gets a lot more rational and fast even during the campaign map as well with the in-game combat, they will almost act as real human players!

Remember that I have mentioning about your character individual role in the game? Get a good relationship with lords by doing quests or freeing close family members from enemy heavily guarded dungeons, and who knows if you can freely marry their daughters unless you convince them with your persuasion skills to run away with you!

The medieval atmosphere and music has never been so good as it is now; If you enjoyed the previous Mount & Blade game, you will fall in love with this one.

Mount & Blade: Warband will be the game that you will be happy to be hooked into to, a fair balanced game between adventure and RPG with a vast variety of content and diversity in all of its aspects.

Some negative aspects.

Bugs, Glitches and some graphic reading failures

Despite being unusual, you will encounter some glitches that will make some of the game items to disappear, or to find everything in a black screen when you return to the world map. There are also some in-game bugs that makes everything blur and unable to see around, although, I found out this can be fixed if you simple minimize the game and open it again!

Some crashes might happen too, but those are rare to encounter.

Conclusion

I would rate this game with a 79 out of 100, or 4,0 out of 5,0, a never ending sandbox game that will make players fall in love as they experience the life and atmosphere of what a true medieval age game has to give!
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