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 (30,113 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 31, 2010

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"Personally rule your own feudal realm from the ground up. Fantastic slasher melee with a-build your own story-kind of theme, which makes for a great rpg"

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August 26

Viking Conquest Reforged Edition version 2.005 released

Hello all!

This patch is now live! The changelogs are included below. We hope you are happy with the fixes and additions brought by the new version, including a new "levy" feature in villages! As always, thanks for your continued support in testing and providing feedback on the patches. We really appreciate your help in keeping these releases stable and useful for all players.

Changelog 2.005

# Fixes

- Fixed some scene problems.
- Fixed enemies wounded in battle before fighting.
- Fixed banners problem.
- Fixed minimap issue with flags in battlefield.
- Training peasant quest fixed.
- Fleet split issue.
- Fixed headless Vikings and berserkers.
- Fixed the holmgang loop.
- Fixed slave markets auto rebuild.
- Fixed tutorial ship in storyline.
- Game pausing bug fixed.
- Fixed King Horik's conversation in storyline.
- Fixed Flag-shield symbol mismatch.
- Fixed quicksavegames issue in Morrigan's Lair.
- Fixed inifinity money exploit in bandit lairs.
- Fixed marriage quest never ends issue.
- Fixed some scene problems.
- Fixed snowy battlefield in Scotland.
- Fixed diplomatic alliance issue with Minister.
- Fixed Refuge port issue.
- Other minor fixes.

# Balance

- Ajusted special smiths' prices.
- MP: Added cooldown to polls to avoid abuse.
- MP: Added crosbows for Picts.
- MP: Some ajustments to balance multiplayer.
- MP: Removed horses from Thor's Champion mode.
- Lord conversion dialog.
- Adjusted the aim of throwing spears.
- Altered adultery ratios.
- Tweaked villages loot, burn and enslave actions.
- Modified Royal Sandbox relations with vassals.
- Changed probability of Berserkrs and Ulfheddin becoming uncontrollable.
- MP Raid: Re-balance teams.
- Ajusted stamina penalty for AI.
- Adjusted center production prices.

# New / Changes

- Added levy feature in villages.
- Demolish slave market option added.
- Exanded dog feature information in your in-game notes.
- New gear to adventurers (NPCs going solo).
- Revoked recruitment rights if relations go less than -20 with village or lord.
- Weapon break now is optional.
- Extra information for "find lyre" quest.
- Redid Fjord scene for Multiplayer.
- Improved Spanish translation.
- Accesible Morgant and Donnchadh while player plays storyline.
- Abbot no longer accessible during monastery pillages.
- Other minor balancing.

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July 31

Small Patch

Hello all,

We just pushed out a small patch to fix an issue that was affecting some players in Reforged Edition. Don't be alarmed! :)

We hope you are enjoying the new update and are looking forward to Gamescom...

Thanks for your support

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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
1,160 of 1,279 people (91%) found this review helpful
341 people found this review funny
224.0 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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422 of 444 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
207.6 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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467 of 503 people (93%) found this review helpful
337 people found this review funny
1,053.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Life was good. I had a decent job, some friends. I had a girlfriend. She was cool I guess. I had my own place. I may no longer have any of these things, but check it: ♥♥♥♥ a job, I'm the king. Who needs friends when you have muhfuggin vassals? And girlfriend? Let's just say I've got like 20 of those now from all different countries because dark ages ♥♥♥♥♥es love them some poems, which is a skill I've invested a LOT of denars in. My old apartment is nowhere near as cool as my castle. Yes you heard me. MY CASTLE. Plus, I get to take what I want because I've built an army that cannot be stopped. Except for when it's dinner time because my mom likes to use the computer to watch hulu while we eat. But when she lets me use her laptop again, I will pillage that village without mercy. 11/10 would have car repossessed for horse with armor again.
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993 of 1,177 people (84%) found this review helpful
359 people found this review funny
193.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
If this game was a kebab, it would be a good kebab.
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357 of 414 people (86%) found this review helpful
193 people found this review funny
3,198.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
It's aight.
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