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  1. Apr 12, 2017
    7
    Best multiplayer title to pick up a sword and fight, period. Chivalry was the first game to present a truly awesome and original first-person meele combat (and superb archery too) and thus will always remain a classic to me.

    It is far from perfect though, the combat was well designed but abandoned after release. Competitive players have mastered all kinds of stupid and unrealistic
    Best multiplayer title to pick up a sword and fight, period. Chivalry was the first game to present a truly awesome and original first-person meele combat (and superb archery too) and thus will always remain a classic to me.

    It is far from perfect though, the combat was well designed but abandoned after release. Competitive players have mastered all kinds of stupid and unrealistic exploits of the game's mechanics that could easily be fixed to provide a more solid experience, but the devs didn't care and said it was intended instead. 360° slashes, accelerating/deaccelerating your attacks to unbalanced and unrealistic speeds (known as dragging) in order to deceive your opponent, facing your opponent backwards while looking up to hit them instantly after pressing the attack button (reverse overhead) for full damage and so on. So there's a very high learning curve to this game because one must master such exploits in order to become competitive, and most newcomers will just find it ridiculous and stop playing.

    Glitches are very common too, as they didn't fix anything after release. Ghost strikes (when a player's attack animation gets desynced and he hits you even though you parried), ranged projectiles sometimes not dealing damage at all, being unable to move every now and then when you draw your bow, flags that glitch and can't be captured in Capture the Flag mode etc.

    A good acquisition if you can get it on discount, otherwise just wait for Mordhau, an upcoming game based on Chivalry but much improved.
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  2. Feb 20, 2017
    6
    Chivalry is an FPS medieval fighting game with some interesting mechanics and some fun gamemodes. Despite all this I got bored by the game very quickly.
    +great gore effects
  3. Feb 14, 2017
    8
    It's a fun game, worh the price, but at the end you may become frustrated by the animation and not momentum based combat the game has.

    The combat system basically boils down to the following: your opponent starts spinning essentially making a sword field around him and by the Schrödinger paradox the weapon is always there or not and you cannot find out until it has gone past you or hit
    It's a fun game, worh the price, but at the end you may become frustrated by the animation and not momentum based combat the game has.

    The combat system basically boils down to the following: your opponent starts spinning essentially making a sword field around him and by the Schrödinger paradox the weapon is always there or not and you cannot find out until it has gone past you or hit you. Basically the high level gameplay is literal nausea inducing ballet but the rest of the game is pretty enjoyable and actually skill based.
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  4. Dec 31, 2016
    10
    This game is a masterpiece. The combat is incredibly challenging but also very fun to use and learn. You can use the movement of your mouse to dodge swings from a greatsword and kill a heavily armoured knight with a dagger if you're skilled enough, and boy is it a good feeling. People moan about the mechanics being broken... They're not broken, you're just bad at realistic melee combat. :^)
  5. Dec 26, 2016
    7
    Az az ötlet, hogy egy középkori harcot megpróbál egy játék (a körülményekhez képest) realisztikusan ábrázolni FPS-módban eddig azt hittem, hogy megvalósíthatatlan, de úgy látszik tévedtem.
  6. Dec 22, 2016
    0
    Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a game which, while potentially great fun, harbors many issues that hurt gameplay as well as a fatal flaw which makes the game nigh unplayable. Floaty combat, unbalanced classes, poor controls, and poor map layouts all lend to what make this otherwise great game unfun.

    The combat in Chivalry is by far the largest selling point of the game. It's fast-paced,
    Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a game which, while potentially great fun, harbors many issues that hurt gameplay as well as a fatal flaw which makes the game nigh unplayable. Floaty combat, unbalanced classes, poor controls, and poor map layouts all lend to what make this otherwise great game unfun.

    The combat in Chivalry is by far the largest selling point of the game. It's fast-paced, chaotic, and very satisfying… when it works. Unfortunately, the game has many an issue with hit detection, class imbalance, animations, and controls. Most of the game's weapons have animations which do not line up with gameplay function. One of the classes, the vanguard, has a charge attack which is especially guilty of this. When the attack begins, the character will just start floating forward quickly in an unpredictable manner because the animations do not line up the character's motions. High-skilled play devolves into the vast majority of the players using only two classes: the man-at-arms and the vanguard. The former because it is able to dodge attacks very easily. The latter because its attacks are very hard to dodge due to the aforementioned problems with the animations not lining up with gameplay function combined with the class's high amount of reach. The controls are also incredibly floaty. Combo attacks often don't work for no apparent reason, and the man-at-arms' dodge ability is also guilty of this. Movement feels sluggish to respond, almost like walking while waist-deep in water. It simply doesn't feel natural.

    The maps in Chivalry are quite varied, both in scenery and in play. There are towns, castles, bazaars, forests, aqueducts, open fields, arenas, etcetera. Some maps revolve around simple fighting, others have objectives like besieging castles or poisoning water supplies. Most of the maps play well, but spawn-points on many of the maps seem poorly placed, and as a result, objectives are often lost before defences can even be set up. A few of the arena-style maps are far too small, with spawn-points all over, and no offensive or defensive lines can be formed due to this, which kind of undermines the point of a team game.

    The graphics in Chivalry are decent. They're not impressive, but the art direction is coherent and the style works. The sound design is definitely better than the graphics. The sounds of weapons and shields clashing is especially satisfying. The voice acting is excellent. Both it and the writing is campy, which makes it both easy to laugh at and easy to get behind. The music varies between very good and forgettable, but it all fits well with the style of the game.

    The game also has micro-transactions, which are all cosmetic as far as I can tell. While the ones I have seen have all been tasteful and coherent with the art-style of the game, some of them cause issues with team identification. Given that the game also has issues with that when players are covered in blood, it does end up taking a toll on the ability to play the game.

    Another issue I have to report is that the game uses the Unreal engine, which absolutely hates players who do not have a completely stable connection. If you're not on a good, wired connection, you'll essentially be unable to play the game due to abhorrent rubber-banding. This is especially problematic with Chivalry, as it is a primarily melee-combat-focused title.

    Finally, the game possesses a fatal flaw in its design. The developers adding a leveling system in an attempt to prevent new players from getting stomped: you gain experience by doing well in the game and eventually increase in "rank". Unfortunately, what ends up happening is, due to the fact that the community is now artificially divided, servers with A. acceptable ping, and B. decent player count, become essentially nonexistent once you've reached rank 16 and can no longer play on the "newbie" servers.

    Without considering the "rank" issue, I'd give the game a 5/10. It has okay combat, good map variety, decent graphics, good sound, and decent music, but certain players may have connection issues that they wouldn't experience with other games, combat is floaty, hit detection is questionable, animations are dissonant with gameplay effect, some maps have design issues, there is class imbalance, and the rife amount of cosmetics can cause team identification issues. After factoring in the "rank" issue, I'm forced to give the game a 0/10, as the game can essentially no longer be played past a certain amount of play-time, which is completely unacceptable. The developers need to spend more time on ensuring that the content is quality before moving on to the creation of mediocre DLC or gameplay-impeding micro-transaction content.
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  7. Dec 16, 2016
    9
    Great game, I played 380 hours and I still have to mastered every moves and weapons. The game is cheap (I bought it 3€) so I would recomend all to give it a try. The only con is that it is getting old, and there are not a lot of new players.

    Next game will be Mirage: arcane warfare, I tried it and it's going to be an epic game as well
  8. Aug 26, 2016
    0
    Total **** game. Broken mechanics, worthless unbalanced classes, and garbage netcode. Good in design, complete **** in implementation.Total **** game. Broken mechanics, worthless unbalanced classes, and garbage netcode. Good in design, complete **** in implementation.

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  9. Jun 22, 2016
    7
    There are few decent options for either medieval combat or first-person melee games out there. Chivalry is far from perfect and could really use some updating instead of them just moving on to release another game, but as it is you could do a lot worse. Two teams, four classes and an impressive library of swords, axes, maces, spears, bows, crossbows and so on. Map design is pretty decent,There are few decent options for either medieval combat or first-person melee games out there. Chivalry is far from perfect and could really use some updating instead of them just moving on to release another game, but as it is you could do a lot worse. Two teams, four classes and an impressive library of swords, axes, maces, spears, bows, crossbows and so on. Map design is pretty decent, and the melee system itself is fairly complex: difficult to learn, but very rewarding if mastered. The voice work is pretty amusing: You will hear almost constant, comically long yelling from people as they charge into battle. Be sure to look for servers that cap the number of archers there can be on a team, or risk being buried in arrows by people too chicken to swordfight. Expand
  10. Jun 19, 2016
    5
    The game is fun, but there are many reasons not to buy the game.

    Graphically the game doesn't change much from low detail settings to high ones (high detail is not really THAT detailed), most animations are clunky, there are serious graphical glitches, and finding 3 of them on 3h of casual gameplay is quite a lot if you ask me. Now, the players, if you get to play with all players with
    The game is fun, but there are many reasons not to buy the game.

    Graphically the game doesn't change much from low detail settings to high ones (high detail is not really THAT detailed), most animations are clunky, there are serious graphical glitches, and finding 3 of them on 3h of casual gameplay is quite a lot if you ask me.
    Now, the players, if you get to play with all players with low ping values (30~60) the game is mostly nice, otherwise people teleport... and if you try to hit an afterimage of a guy who's actually a few steps further, you leave yourself open for counterattacks and die. No fun about it.
    Finally, gamemodes, there are a lot (a lot with text glitches which render incomprehensible the actual objective too) and since the community is quite a bad one, the experience, especially in more complex game modes, is really poor/bad.

    Don't get me wrong, there are also reasons to like and play the game, like medieval warfare, pretty nice sword/axe/spear/bow/... fight, few interesting game modes, but for me they are still not enough to keep me playing this one.

    Don't get me wrong, this is one of the best casual games out there, but it's totally not worth its price (my reviews always account the price too).
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  11. May 1, 2016
    0
    What started off as 'counterstrike with swords' quickly turned into a total **** disaster. The game has been utterly destroyed by a horrible, HORRIBLE developer after many destructive patches, and is functionally dead today, existing only to sell skins and scam the few people who don't read steam reviews. It's a real pity, because at one point this game was VERY fun. And who can forget theWhat started off as 'counterstrike with swords' quickly turned into a total **** disaster. The game has been utterly destroyed by a horrible, HORRIBLE developer after many destructive patches, and is functionally dead today, existing only to sell skins and scam the few people who don't read steam reviews. It's a real pity, because at one point this game was VERY fun. And who can forget the "TO ME!!!!" spam?

    Oh well. Another day, another cashgrab sellout **** you' to the customers and fans. Each time it happens I'm becoming less and less surprised.
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  12. Apr 4, 2016
    2
    Been playing since the first month this game released, 80 hours in, cant stand it to play it longer than 20 minutes.

    Have seen all the tutorials and howto's, but the main thing is: This game DOES NOT facilitate ANY authentic melee combat. In short: whoever has skills with mousemacro's, mousedrags and bodyspins with high mouse sens. the best generally wins. Often against the good
    Been playing since the first month this game released, 80 hours in, cant stand it to play it longer than 20 minutes.

    Have seen all the tutorials and howto's, but the main thing is:

    This game DOES NOT facilitate ANY authentic melee combat. In short: whoever has skills with mousemacro's, mousedrags and bodyspins with high mouse sens. the best generally wins. Often against the good players, you see their body TWITCHING in unhuman ways on speeds unimaginable; to kill you with blows you never see coming or can anticipate.

    That, and the abundant glitches and hitbox bugs that can be exploited make this game a big FAIL.
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  13. Feb 13, 2016
    10
    This game is all I ever wanted in a sword fighting game. It keeps getting better and better as they add more content too. Very addicting, and fun to play with friends!
  14. Dec 24, 2015
    7
    A game in which you take the combat system of Elder Scrolls and beat up other people with it. A very fun game. Muliplayer exclusive. The player is also able to customize your play style with multiple weapons and appearances, many different game types too.
  15. Dec 8, 2015
    9
    Most games that attempt to simulate melee combat fail, but Chivalry is not only incredibly fun and in many ways realistic, but also very complex. Graphics are solid, weapon variety is good, and weapons are actually very different from each other and present totally different playstyles. The game's 4 classes are all distinct and have their unique strengths/weaknesses.

    The gameplay is
    Most games that attempt to simulate melee combat fail, but Chivalry is not only incredibly fun and in many ways realistic, but also very complex. Graphics are solid, weapon variety is good, and weapons are actually very different from each other and present totally different playstyles. The game's 4 classes are all distinct and have their unique strengths/weaknesses.

    The gameplay is very fun - who wouldn't want to experience warfare in the middle ages?

    There are so many strategies and skills to learn that it takes a long time to actually get good at Chivalry - just like with an FPS like Counter-Strike. I think this is one of the hallmarks of a well-designed game - that it is hard in a way that isn't cheap, but takes time to master.

    My only criticism is the lack of maps and gameplay modes.
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  16. Oct 6, 2015
    8
    If you aren't willing to put at least 300 hours into this game, you will not be good at it. The game has a huge learning curve and you will regularly get **** on by high ranking players (unless you stick to low-rank servers) unless you put in the time and practice to hone your timing, accuracy and footwork. The only way to get good at this game is to play it A LOT.

    That being said, you
    If you aren't willing to put at least 300 hours into this game, you will not be good at it. The game has a huge learning curve and you will regularly get **** on by high ranking players (unless you stick to low-rank servers) unless you put in the time and practice to hone your timing, accuracy and footwork. The only way to get good at this game is to play it A LOT.

    That being said, you don't need to be really good at this game to enjoy it. There are a lot of low-rank servers that are well populated at the moment and they consist of most people just swinging blindly into each other having fun (with the exception of a handful of tryhards who make new accounts just so they cn get a fresh rank and kill noobs in low-rank servers).

    What I described above is very important, because some people will want to be good at this game but won't be willing to put in the time which will result in them being frustrated and not playing again, wasting their money. Now you know.

    Gameplay is Chivalry's greatest strength. You may see others comparing the gameplay/controls to games like war of the roses or mount & blade, but truth is there really is nothing to compare. They are all different games, but in terms of melee combat Chivalry's system is much more intuitive, realistic, smooth and in-depth (there is actually nothing else quite like it). I won't get into the details, but I'll just say that once you decide to graduate from swinging blindly, there are always ways to improve how you fight and there will always be new tactics you can encounter. The combat system is done so well, that people can even create their own attacks (using the drag mechanic), and people have created some very cool ones that are quite difficult to block, making the game fresh for everyone.

    Graphically, Chivalry looks pretty good. However, it runs quite terribly. It isn't too hard to get the game running at 60fps though, which is what matters for me. I simply turn down all my settings and play it as smoothly as possible. If you have a rig powerful enough to run at 60fps with maxed settings, the experience will definitely even be more enjoyable for you, because the game does look really good (watch a video for yourself).

    Chivalry is quite buggy. But despite what all the try-hards say, there aren't really any game breaking bugs. The only crash I've experienced in the past couple years is when I minimize the game as its loading a map. Crashing mid-game is something that, for most people, never happens. Most "bugs" consist of the rare occurrence of a swing ghosting through a player, or hearing the sound of a parry but still failing to parry the attack. 99% of the time, when your swing ghosts through a player it is because you or your enemy has a high ping, or server lag. There aren't any game breaking bugs. The worst thing to deal with in chivalry is the server lag, for more reasons than one. It happens frequently (at least once or twice every few hours) but not enough to be frustrating for me. Besides, the lag always comes and goes, it's never there for an entire game. The really annoying thing is that players will claim that you are lagging when you beat them, even though they have no way of differentiating from server lag and you possibly lagging.

    Which brings me to the community. I'm not going to be that guy who says Chivalry has the best or worst community. Those people are idiots. However, I will say that most people in the game have one of two attitudes:

    #1. If they lose to you, they will compliment you on your victory, attempt to find out what they did wrong and rematch you again to try and improve themselves.

    #2. If they lose to you, they will call you a lagger, hacker, exploiter or no-life etc. These people rematch you because they are upset that they lost and they want to make themselves feel better. They don't improve quickly at the game compared to people who have attitude #1.

    There are plenty of players with attitude #2, so just be weary of that. The game has a huge skill gap which is rarely found in other games these days that often hold the player's hand. Many new players find this skill gap hard to accept and will immediately resort to calling others cheaters instead of being interested in what makes them so good at the game (which is how you should think). In fact the skill gap is so wide that, without server lag and bug encounters, it can literally be impossible for a "newish" player to kill some of the oldest ones.

    Overall, the game is one of the best I've played. I've put in almost 1000 hours now. There's hardly ever new content or patches in the game, but I'm always learning how to improve swordplay, which is enough to keep it interesting. Also, the game, at its heart, is hilarious. I can't finish one game without giggling or laughing. I almost always feel good when I play it. That always makes me come back. The exaggerated voice acting honestly doesn't get old.
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  17. Jun 24, 2015
    8
    I love the Medieval style in Chivalry, from a mod Torn Banner Studios made a good game that travels you back to the historic times. And although I don't agree to DLC, Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior which is mostly based (as far as I know) on the TV series adds some new classes like Samurai, Knight, Pirates and more!

    Arrrrggghhh!
  18. Jun 21, 2015
    2
    NOTE: This review will be focused on the later versions of the game before it became broken, I read earlier reviews of the game saying that it used to be good. I became one of the unlucky players that came in too late when all the updates made the game worse, I believe it used to be a good game, I am just throwing this out here to clear up confusion.

    With its clunky controls, unbearable
    NOTE: This review will be focused on the later versions of the game before it became broken, I read earlier reviews of the game saying that it used to be good. I became one of the unlucky players that came in too late when all the updates made the game worse, I believe it used to be a good game, I am just throwing this out here to clear up confusion.

    With its clunky controls, unbearable AI, and boring map design, Chivalry: Medieval is an arrow to the knee of multiplayer gaming.

    Gameplay/Opinion:
    The game starts off with the option to play the training mode (like most of these type of games do), choosing to play the training mode will put you at a training ground where knights are practicing with wooden people. The enviroment in the training mode is rather nice to look at, too bad this is the only part of the game where something looks like it had the most effort put into it. You start off with practicing the basic moves in the game with abilities to run, crouch, and attack, the attacking part seems to be more of a chore than the game teaching how to play the game. You are first taught to do the useless hand-to-hand combat before learning the basic sword moves, surprisingly fighting with the fists seems to be more accurate than hitting with a sword. After learning hand-to-hand combat, you are given a sword to train with, you are told to hit a wooden person learning the basic moves like side slash. stab, and blocking. After you are done with the sword, you are told to practice with two different sides, one is learning how to handle different melee weapons, and the other is learning how to use a bow and arrow. I found the most effective weapon was the bow and arrow, sure it has its problems, but I found it to be more effective than all the melee weapons I had learned how to use. So after training, you are asked to defeat a knight of the opposing side you are on, I was asked to use a melee weapon to defeat my opponent, the problem with this is the AI is so terrible that you will get defeated by your oppenent 2 or 3 times before you can defeat him, I would have rathered swallow the sword I was given instead of trying multiple times to defeat this guy. After defeating your opponent you are asked to board a ship, and that is where the training mode ends.

    After boarding the ship, I was thrown back to the main menu to choose the game mode I wanted to play, it offers simplistic game modes like capture the flag, deathmatch, and defend your base, I chose to play capture the flag. Once a game mode has been picked you are thrown into the game with random players you don't know playing the game and racking up points. You are asked which side you want to play on, which is the obvious red or blue team, you then get a menu telling what character you want to play as, and you get one final menu what weapon you want to use in the battle.

    Once in the game you will respawn with all the selections you choose from all the menus you went through, the objective depends on whatever mode you picked from the main menu. I started to play the game trying to capture the flag as I was assigned to do, there was the opposing team enemy's always in my way, I tried to defeat some of them along the way, but I always died to my oppenents whenever I was in a duel with one. I did manage to capture the flag and bring it back to the home base, I continued to play and captured another flag, it seemed the opposing team I was playing against forgot about the flag as I never died the two times I captured it. A text box popped up voting what map to play next, I ignored the text box and quit the game for that day.

    I played the game the next day, I decided to play deathmatch instead of capture the flag, I had the exact same problems with capture the flag. The deathmatch mode is simple, just kill every player around you right? Wrong. The players you play against will always get into a duel with another player, and you can't even interrupt and kill them both. It always has to be another duel with another player, it is a hit or miss situation when it comes down to melee fighting. I had the same problems with melee fighting as the previous day, I could not hit the player I was fighting against, the hitbox is way too small on the opposing player, and no, you can't just hit anywhere you want, it has to be a specific area or else the game will not detect it. Why do I have hit somewhere specific when the player is right in front of me? It may sound like I suck at the game (which I did at times when I played the game) but I swear I had hit in some places where the game had to register the attack, I even read some reviews online that players were having the same problem, some believe it was an update in the game that caused this, and some believe it is because a hacker is on the server. Not only that, but when I did not play the game I always had random updates almost everyday for the game, and I am not even kidding, every time I turned on my computer there was always an update for the game, the updates never explained what they were or what they did, it was just sitting there chewing up space off of my computer.

    I also had some frame rate issues, I had to turn down the resolution to reduce lag, even at the lowest settings the game lagged in some places where it did not have to, Skyrim runs way faster than this, and this game is not as large as that game! I noticed a few times that the sounnd effects were off to, there would be times where I would die and did not know what killed me, then a few seconds later I would hear a yell sound really loud, I assumed that I was killed by a player with a sword from behind. After that day, I decided to quit the game and not come back to it, I had enough with the countless bugs and the terrible combat gameplay.

    Final Opinion:
    While it sounds like a good idea, Chivalry fails to show how great of a game it could turn out to be. The combat is buggy, the the training mode is one of the worst I have ever played, there are huge amounts of glitches, and the effects just don't work. If you want to play a game that is has everything I mentioned in this review then do it, I can tell you that you won't enjoy it if you have played a game just as buggy as this one (or worse).
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  19. Jun 16, 2015
    9
    This is a beautiful game with amazing gameplay. After playing Skyrim and other medieval combat games, the system of being able to finely tune your attack to suit the circumstances is a breath of fresh air. An attack doesn't always mean a slash with a sword or axe. The player can choose to stab, slice left to right, etc. Combining this with entertaining objective and deathmatch gamemodes,This is a beautiful game with amazing gameplay. After playing Skyrim and other medieval combat games, the system of being able to finely tune your attack to suit the circumstances is a breath of fresh air. An attack doesn't always mean a slash with a sword or axe. The player can choose to stab, slice left to right, etc. Combining this with entertaining objective and deathmatch gamemodes, (as well as others) and you have a solid game the likes of which have never been seen. Expand
  20. Apr 22, 2015
    0
    As it is impossible to play, the game is just damp, do not recommend. Fun, only the first 15 minutes, and then because of the glitches no desire to play it
  21. Jan 5, 2015
    0
    It looks like an awesome game, just finished the tutorial, guess what next happens, im getting raped by 3 other computers The WHOLE **** TIME.. I couldn't **** quit the rape session i just had to stay there and get raped the whole time, i died like **** 30 times before i closed this game and came to myself.

    Please don't buy this game if you don't like raging. Thank you.
  22. Jan 2, 2015
    6
    The gameplay is an 8, the biggest downside it the "pro players" that do crazy drags and "rainbows". The game can be frustrating at times, but when you get the hang of it it is quite fun. However, the technical bugs lower this game's value; expect alt-tabbing to always crash the game or even your computer, also expect video/control setting to reset most time the game updates. Still though,The gameplay is an 8, the biggest downside it the "pro players" that do crazy drags and "rainbows". The game can be frustrating at times, but when you get the hang of it it is quite fun. However, the technical bugs lower this game's value; expect alt-tabbing to always crash the game or even your computer, also expect video/control setting to reset most time the game updates. Still though, this game is great fun, especially with friends. Expand
  23. Nov 22, 2014
    10
    This games really good it is a nice change of pace. I love the sounds and the combat is excellent. There is a learning curve but getting your butt kicked is hilarious. The carnage and gore combine to make it feel like a battlefield.
  24. Nov 22, 2014
    0
    What a pile of Rubbish. During sale this game crashes every 15 mins so all I can do is join a server and see how horrible hte players are and the game itself. Just spam left mouse button and right one lmao.
  25. Nov 9, 2014
    9
    While this game does have its bugs and problems, it is a unique, rewarding experience that never seems to get old. The price of the game well fits what you get. In my opinion, this game is the best medieval warfare game on available, with hours upon hours of exciting game play. This game's graphics are awesome; not outstanding, but they are what they need to be and they are very appealingWhile this game does have its bugs and problems, it is a unique, rewarding experience that never seems to get old. The price of the game well fits what you get. In my opinion, this game is the best medieval warfare game on available, with hours upon hours of exciting game play. This game's graphics are awesome; not outstanding, but they are what they need to be and they are very appealing and nice-looking.

    Pros:
    -Very fun gameplay
    -Great graphics
    -Great, balanced combat system
    -Good weapon balancing
    -Kills/wins very rewarding
    -Entertaining comical aspects for
    those with a sense of humor
    -Only $25

    Cons:
    -May be difficult for new players
    -A few glitchy aspects to combat
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  26. Nov 6, 2014
    6
    I'm not going to lie, overall this game is very fun. If you just want to relax (maybe you had a hard day at the office) and vent some stress, this is the game for you. Chop a few heads, arms, and legs off and you'll be feeling great in no time! Despite the game's entertainment value, it really lacks some key aspects. Most glaringly, I find that for casual gamers such as myself the gameI'm not going to lie, overall this game is very fun. If you just want to relax (maybe you had a hard day at the office) and vent some stress, this is the game for you. Chop a few heads, arms, and legs off and you'll be feeling great in no time! Despite the game's entertainment value, it really lacks some key aspects. Most glaringly, I find that for casual gamers such as myself the game begins to lose its charm after you exceed the levels of rookie servers. Then you get to enter the world of over competitive players. I'm not too bad of a player but it's impossible to tell what servers can give you balanced matches. Since there's not matchmaking, and highly skilled person can drop into a casual server and completely ruin the balance of the game. Other minor annoyances include team killers, various small glitches, slightly over powered weapons *cough cough maul* and so on. However, I can't deny the game has gotten the core aspects down. I haven't encountered a better hack-and-slash/ melee game for ages. If you're willing to spend the money, by all means have fun, but don't expect anything extraordinary. Expand
  27. Oct 21, 2014
    10
    What to say about Chivalry: Mediaval Warfare? It's a FPS, wich means in thes case first-person-slasher, because you have nor rifle but a sword and there is just one of four classes made for distance-fight. And in meel-combat its propably the best game on the market. There are no weapon DLCs and the later weapons are unlocked pretty fast and not with straight leveling. It's a pure skillWhat to say about Chivalry: Mediaval Warfare? It's a FPS, wich means in thes case first-person-slasher, because you have nor rifle but a sword and there is just one of four classes made for distance-fight. And in meel-combat its propably the best game on the market. There are no weapon DLCs and the later weapons are unlocked pretty fast and not with straight leveling. It's a pure skill game. You need to play it for a long time before you can call yourself "a good player". But also beginners will have theyr fun with chivalry, so try it out. Expand
  28. Oct 13, 2014
    9
    Graphics/sound
    Wonderful, detailed graphics that also provide great FPS. I don't like the way metal looks but it's hard to complain when this is an indie game that looks as good as it does. The soundtrack is good, specifically the main menu theme, and the weapon sounds make the game really atmospheric.
    Gameplay Chivalry has a simple to learn, but hard to master way of controlling
    Graphics/sound
    Wonderful, detailed graphics that also provide great FPS. I don't like the way metal looks but it's hard to complain when this is an indie game that looks as good as it does. The soundtrack is good, specifically the main menu theme, and the weapon sounds make the game really atmospheric.

    Gameplay
    Chivalry has a simple to learn, but hard to master way of controlling sword strikes. It consists of clicking your mouse to swing (duh) which is made more complex by being able to use your mouse to speed up or slow down swings to fool or outpace the enemy. Stamina makes it so that it costs to miss an attack but makes it also cost to just keep blocking, as eventually you'll run out of stamina and die by doing this. HIGH LEARNING CURVE.

    Value
    Many different servers to play on and many different modes and maps, there is a lot to do here and the developers are committed to the game and releasing new content.

    I will note that this is a glitchy, crash-prone title and re-balances can drastically change the way to game works

    Conclusion
    Chivalry is an excellent online offering that is worth the 6.24 I paid for it
    9/10
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  29. Oct 9, 2014
    0
    Can you believe that after four years of beta, this game might actually be worse than what they started with? If you didn't like what consoles did to Call of Duty, you can find more of the same in this game. This game STILL has bugs galore, and it is now being altered to drastically in time for an Xbox/Playstation release. They have nerfed the archer class to the point of completeCan you believe that after four years of beta, this game might actually be worse than what they started with? If you didn't like what consoles did to Call of Duty, you can find more of the same in this game. This game STILL has bugs galore, and it is now being altered to drastically in time for an Xbox/Playstation release. They have nerfed the archer class to the point of complete uselessness, and the death knell for the class came over two patches AFTER they released data showing the archer class was already by far the least played class in the game. Presumably all in an attempt to create a fair environment for consoles and "auto-aim". Amazing concept marred by inept, amateur developer that lacks the resources to create a separate gaming experience on console and pc. Expand
  30. Aug 10, 2014
    1
    This game is horrible. It'd probably be a better use of money to buy a baseball bat and smash your PC to bits than play this awful game. Seriously there are plenty of other games that are way more worthy of your time or money.
  31. Aug 9, 2014
    8
    If your looking for a deep, thought provoking plot or characters you care about, you should probably steer clear of Chivalry. That said, it's satisfying and fun beyond belief. Bugs and seriously strange voice acting aside, it's a great "Sit on the couch, put on some Netflix, grab a Coke and slice off some limbs" game. An awesome way to have fun.
  32. Jul 9, 2014
    10
    Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is awesome if you like the genre, buy it! This game make me laugh to death every times I play it! In my opinion, this game is a bomb of fun and laughing! I bought it one year ago and still play it, what to say more... FORR AGATHAAAA!!! (charge and chop a head off with your sword) LOL :)
  33. Jul 1, 2014
    9
    The game is interesting and fun to play oochen company.
    Want pochuvstovat himself a knight? Then this game is for you!
    Awesome graphics, huge maps, and more! In Chivilari has plenty of variety than other games with a similar genre. Class 4, which each in its own unique. HUGE arsenal! From clubs, to the huge ax! From bow to a crossbow! Server for every taste! Realistic physics of
    The game is interesting and fun to play oochen company.
    Want pochuvstovat himself a knight? Then this game is for you!

    Awesome graphics, huge maps, and more!
    In Chivilari has plenty of variety than other games with a similar genre. Class 4, which each in its own unique.
    HUGE arsenal! From clubs, to the huge ax! From bow to a crossbow!
    Server for every taste!
    Realistic physics of damage!
    Virtually no cons, so take advise.
    Good luck!
    9/10
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  34. Jun 23, 2014
    9
    Chivalry is one of the first games to get first person melee combat right! When i first started playing the game I thought some classes were overpowered, but it was only when i went in and played each class, unlocking and figuring out every weapon when this game really became impressive to me.

    Every class was balanced! The combat was fierce and visceral, and heavily skill dependent,
    Chivalry is one of the first games to get first person melee combat right! When i first started playing the game I thought some classes were overpowered, but it was only when i went in and played each class, unlocking and figuring out every weapon when this game really became impressive to me.

    Every class was balanced! The combat was fierce and visceral, and heavily skill dependent, interesting enough it seemed the game is the most difficult when you are in the middle of the mastery curve, when you are trying to no longer spam your lmb, but instead are honing your skills.

    I can't go on enough how much i love this game. Really amazing, though the animations are Janky, they are clearly to telegraph what attacks are coming. Sad that the expansion does not look as good as the first release!
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  35. Jun 14, 2014
    6
    The game was really fun for me at first, however, all the issues with netcode and hit detection ruin it. I have 100mbps connection and always join low ping servers and every other person is glitching all over the place and hitting me through my shield/sword when I am clearly past his reach or blocking on my screen. When I die and people are hitting my body, my body is usually ~5 feet awayThe game was really fun for me at first, however, all the issues with netcode and hit detection ruin it. I have 100mbps connection and always join low ping servers and every other person is glitching all over the place and hitting me through my shield/sword when I am clearly past his reach or blocking on my screen. When I die and people are hitting my body, my body is usually ~5 feet away on his screen and blood is splattering from the empty floor/ground on my screen.The people who are "lagging" usually have low pings, so I know it's the engine at fault.

    Also, whenever you want to change your class... you have to do it every game and every time you switch classes in-game. It does not save your "loadout" selection.

    If it wasn't for the terrible hit detection and loadout not saving, this game would easily be a 8 out of 10. There are more issues with the game and Torn Banner apparently "breaks the game even further with every update".

    This game is not worth the $30 asking price. Wait for it to be $10 or less if you must buy it.
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  36. Jun 8, 2014
    3
    This game has the potential to be a excellent game. I purchased the game in 2012 and played till summer of 2013. When I played in 2012 it was the bomb best game I had played in a while and by far the best community, then at the begging of the summer things were still great but not as good, people were still amazing and fighting system was good feints were balanced along with most weapons,This game has the potential to be a excellent game. I purchased the game in 2012 and played till summer of 2013. When I played in 2012 it was the bomb best game I had played in a while and by far the best community, then at the begging of the summer things were still great but not as good, people were still amazing and fighting system was good feints were balanced along with most weapons, only problem was people had found the reverse swing exploit and man of arms was to op. I think stopped the game for a series I liked even more total war (great series) and stopped playing chivalry. I came back this week and tried to play chivalry as total war required an update and I was too lazy to install it since it was a few gb large. I was devastated by what I saw. The game had gone form a amazing game that was the top of melee fighting games with the best fighting system I have ever seen to the most **** game if our time. The community had gone to something from CoD and the melee system was broken as **** Everyone was spamming feints running in circles and reverse hitting. I found out that the game has since became laggier do to updates involving new customisation and a rush of poor dlc's with ripoff prices. All weapons were unbalanced and op, claymore, poleaxe, great sword, bearded axe were so op it wasn't even funny,all maa weps were pretty op along with vg. Vg and Maa are only classes played anymore it seems and I can tell why, op,op,op,op,op dodge and stab spam from maa, and then super fast, long and maul lvl dmg weps from vg and their reach and speed allows them to run around opponents spam hits and avoid swings by running not to mention reverse overhead spam. the new animations are like stick figures. Also, I do not really get drags, players can now do 0-1mph swings to the toe and explode their opponents faces also counters from maa weps and vg weps are fast as **** and counter look down is just stupidly fast and need to be removes or they need to change it. To sum it up now this game fighting mechanics are crap the fluidity of the game is crap, the community is crap, and it even more crap because beside making all of those things worse nothing has been added I mean yes a few helms and wep paints that have nothing to do with the game, vg and maa must be nerfed to op so op where not fun to play with even let alone play against. The only reason why I did not give a 0 is because I think TB can still make the game better and the fact that a few good, nice players who are fun to fight are still around. To make me give this game a 9-10 which I would have in 2012 they need to change a few things. I would honestly play the game again if they did this: first change the animations and everything involving melee and blocking to who they were in 2012 block are too slow and if you panic or misclick I think you should have the chance to block again, this being said blocks need to be faster to block feints and I think this would be good. I think they need to add upon chivalry, take out the updates that are causing every server to lag, and add new weps, and give option to customise armour, also add more free helms like lvl 50 helm thing and such, and after certain level or achievement I think people should have the choice ti change the armour not just the helm this would be a big improvement. They also need to add new and better maps then the recent ones, however I do like the one where you have to burn a village, and pls pls pls add more maps made for duelling and scrims such as moor. I forgot to mention this but it would be amazing if the reset the animations and melee and block to how it was in 2012 just fix the bugs that there was in the animations in 2012. Where was I ah yes and if those things happened the good community would come back that I had learned to love not this **** community that is arguably worse the CoD. One more thing DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT remove glitches from maps as in ones were u can get to secret places but do not interfere with animations it is the only reason why I still play and it is quite fun to glitch to these secret places and more ppl enjoy it then you might think. Now I know that what I ask will never probably happen and will not be seen, even if it is seen I doubt that TB would listen to any of it since it would take so much effort and time to make these improvements to the game as it is now. I mean its just sad how they keep making it worse and worse each update how could they think it is better then it was in 2012 if you don't believe me just look at the other reviews 10 10 10 in 2012 and go lower as time passes.

    gameplay: 0/10

    classes/weps: 0/10

    community: -10/10

    maps: 3/10

    dlcs: 0/10

    customization: 5/10

    and it used to be all 10s or 9s out of 10 I want the old chiv back :'(
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  37. Jun 5, 2014
    7
    It's really fun, but very hard. It also doesn't seem like it, but it's very demanding, I had to turn all of my settings to low to play it, and even then it lagged or glitched pretty often, getting me killed. During a free weekend I recommend playing it as much as you can, because that's when all the newbies are playing, and it's not nearly as frustrating. This game isn't for everyone.
  38. May 20, 2014
    8
    The game itself is really fun, feels great and looks fine. Its a first/third person perspective hack and slash game, its not fast paced and you can't you can't just run and slash everything, theres more depth to the mechanics unlike many other games where you usually have just block and one or two attacks. Ranged weapons aren't easy to use either. I had lots of fun with this game, I lovedThe game itself is really fun, feels great and looks fine. Its a first/third person perspective hack and slash game, its not fast paced and you can't you can't just run and slash everything, theres more depth to the mechanics unlike many other games where you usually have just block and one or two attacks. Ranged weapons aren't easy to use either. I had lots of fun with this game, I loved the gore, killing felt satisfying, playing felt satisfying, waiting really long to connect unsuccessfully was not satisfying, no one being able to respawn in the middle of a match and wait until the last players alive will suicide or get kicked is not satisfying, I don't know if that was a temporary problem that got fixed but in the short time I played on the free weekend I had a lot of that, and thats the only thing that holds it back from being a 10 for me. Expand
  39. May 17, 2014
    2
    Was shocked to see so many people rate this game so highly.
    The best feedback I can give is this; I felt dizzy after playing it for only 10 minutes. The way the opponents run around like demented, speed induced freaks and attack makes it ridiculous to judge correctly and make a choice of attack. I spent more time spinning around trying to find the character, only for him to spin off
    Was shocked to see so many people rate this game so highly.
    The best feedback I can give is this; I felt dizzy after playing it for only 10 minutes. The way the opponents run around like demented, speed induced freaks and attack makes it ridiculous to judge correctly and make a choice of attack. I spent more time spinning around trying to find the character, only for him to spin off again in another direction. My successful attacks were down to nothing more than pure luck.
    Truly awful game engine, and nothing whatsoever compared to how Mount and Blade plays which is off the scale superior to this garbage.
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  40. Apr 17, 2014
    0
    Extremely high amount of glitches, terrible community and exploits make this game terrible. It has very little depth, terrible balance, and fights are won by the person who have the highest mouse sensitivity and can drag their overhead downwards faster than the other or are fine with feinting, or extreme dragging. Hit detection is awful and clunky. You can stab past someone and then slowlyExtremely high amount of glitches, terrible community and exploits make this game terrible. It has very little depth, terrible balance, and fights are won by the person who have the highest mouse sensitivity and can drag their overhead downwards faster than the other or are fine with feinting, or extreme dragging. Hit detection is awful and clunky. You can stab past someone and then slowly move your weapon into them after they blocked and deal the full damage, while they have no way of knowing you were going to miss or have any way of blocking, because instead of using a Pirates Vikings & Knights/Mount & Blade-type blocking system, they decided to make a boring 1-button system, where you RMB to block any and all attacks, but can only do it for a small amount of time. Knights can just sprint around, not even looking at you and feint attack you or do extreme drags/reverse overheads hitting you instantly, regardless of being out of stamina. They will only become staggered if they need to parry, which they don't really have to when they're sprinting and have a faster or more powerful weapon than you and can either kill you in one hit (the Maul can kill you instantly) or just hit you a bunch of times with a spammy facehug weapon. As a side note, the reverse overhead is an attack where you face away from your enemy, do an ordinary overhead attack, and before the weapon goes over your head you hit them, and they take full damage, as they would with an ordinary overhead attack. The effects of getting hit are terrible as well. They don't seem like an actual attack, more like just poking a naked man with a somewhat sharp stick. Any methodical combat is completely ruined by the ability of just feinting or dragging your attacks, completely ruining any fight. I tried to give the game a few more tries, but I just couldn't after they released the "Elite knight pack," which adds new armor for $9 (per team, so it becomes $18 if you want to have your DLC more than half the time in a team battle), which makes sense to release now, especially because the game is so complete, with the quarterstaff and pole hammer not having its range parameter specified, and the occasional bug that causes people to literally be immortal, and completely unable to die (happened on several occasions). So, of course the first thing you should do is pay for customization. This game should have been in development for a much longer time, as it's clearly not finished. I lost all the respect for Torn Banner I ever had. Expand
  41. Mar 25, 2014
    8
    Chivalry medieval warfare is a very nice and polished game, if you ever wanted what it feel like to be in the shoes of a medieval warrior wearing 30 kg of steel, this is the game for you, right now it is still in beta but the developers seem to update the game with new content and patches on a regular basis.
  42. Feb 15, 2014
    1
    Horrible game

    I thought it looked like a cool game and was recommended by some others that I've played games with in the past. I will One of the things I read about it was that it was "easy to learn, hard to master." Easy to learn could not be any more untrue about this game, although hard to master couldn't be any more true. This game has very unresponsive controls and several working
    Horrible game

    I thought it looked like a cool game and was recommended by some others that I've played games with in the past. I will One of the things I read about it was that it was "easy to learn, hard to master." Easy to learn could not be any more untrue about this game, although hard to master couldn't be any more true. This game has very unresponsive controls and several working mechanics, which make the playstyle very cumbersome. This makes the entire playstyle very wonky... I would often find myself unable to hit anything... sometimes I would be right in someones face, crosshair on the chest and STILL missing. Other times, I would click the button several seconds before the initiation of the swing, only to find the fruits of my effort wasted because the other player would be able to dash in and hit me before I could connect.

    Overall, I had a horrible experience and I want my money back. If you have a lot of patience, free time, and money to burn, I guess give it a try. If you don't, save your money and go elsewhere.
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  43. Feb 7, 2014
    0
    Yeah well... I dunno what to say about this game but i will give it a try:

    I bought it on Steam Sale a month ago and tried it for about 5h. When i realised that all my progress was reseted due to "a rank up bug caused by steam" (No it is 100% fault of incompetently developers if you have a closer look at the rest of the game). So well today i loaded the patch and... Yeah well the
    Yeah well... I dunno what to say about this game but i will give it a try:

    I bought it on Steam Sale a month ago and tried it for about 5h. When i realised that all my progress was reseted due to "a rank up bug caused by steam" (No it is 100% fault of incompetently developers if you have a closer look at the rest of the game). So well today i loaded the patch and... Yeah well the catastrophy begins:
    -NEW helmets to buy for real money
    -"fixed" OP vanguard class(nothing has changed)
    -The hit detection is even worse than before
    -90% teamkillers and noobs spamming left mouse button attacks and turning around like fools
    -MASSIVE FPS drops with a PC i can play BF3 on Ultra, just to give an example(Not that the game is even looking like it was released 2 years ago... It is just ugly as hell with bad anti aliasing, awful blur effects and sometimes awful textures)

    You think I reduce the game to its graphics? No, not really... graphics are not everything, i know, but they could distract from the awful gameplay... People who say this is a SKILLBASED combat system have no idea of what skill is or they are just fanboys... Hit detection does practically not exist... No matter if you attack from above, left right or stab... Blocking is completly random... the fact that you can block warhammers, waraxes and huge greatswords with the tiniest daggers the game offers doesn´t make it better! But not only the blocking is random, so are the hits! Sometimes you do 360 degree all around dmg with your OP vanguard Claymore and hitting everything in 3m range and then when stabbing at an enemy in 30cm in front of you nothing happens, or he blocks your overhead swing with the fists! Then running around you and hopes for some random hits stunning you and hacking of some limbs... You think i am not skilled enough? Well, I tested this tactics with 3rd person view myself... You are completly invincible dealing 360° all around dmg and you dont even take much dmg because when you see an enemy strike you jump that the strike hits your feet what deals practically no dmg. After that you continue spamming LMB attacks and killing people...(Even the dumbest hack and slay games have more mind)
    There is also no limit for the annoying archers... Crossbows are able to oneshot half of the enemies... bows shoot very fast and so on...

    Beside of the COMPLETLY AWFUL combat "system" (just spam LMB attacks...) the game modes are boring too because you have seen them in 529xxxx games before... Last man standing(The last who is alive wins), Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch, Duel (1 vs 1) and the ultra small MP "campaign levels" are boring after 5h. Then there is nothing more to do because there is no single player or level up system for a character or real customization ( Yeah you can buy ugly helmets for 5$ and change colour... "ironically WOW"). You can level a few weapons that are used for the only 4 classes you can change from... No RPG elements, No real upgrades or anything what gives motivation...

    I won´t start with the missing balancing now because i could continue the list of awful and dumb things in this game for a long long time...

    Concluding i gave the game 0 points because it has absolutly no motivation over longer time, no story, no singleplayer, mediocore multiplayer, fu***** up gameplay and a mass of bugs! The developers doesn´t seem to care about anything and do not answer to support requests. You can find glitches hacks and bugs jsut everywhere...

    SAVE YOUR MONEY!!! Rather burn it so it makes a little warmth... Everything is better than wasting your money on this crap called a GAME... This is an alpha in which you have to pay for new elements brought with patches for an absolutly broken gameplay...
    ->Zero points for ZERO fun...
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  44. Feb 5, 2014
    5
    Seriously, if you're going to make a game this glitchy and buggy, maybe you shouldn't have ads you can't skip every time you boot the game after it crashes.

    Fun game, but poor coding kills it.
  45. Jan 29, 2014
    0
    0 new contend from the developer (instead of adding new conted the just sell a new game).
    The comunity is a joke if 1 team is losing EVERYONE tries to go to the other team. And it should be called "game of lames". Really do NOT buy this ****
  46. Jan 2, 2014
    9
    Really solid game for a first release of a company.What i like most is even when i started whit basic weapons as a newb, i was already finishing in the top 1/4.Why? Because for once, SKILLS are the most important to play this game, no mather what weapon you have, it does not mean you any stronger than any newb.Personaly, i dont agree that the learning curve is ''long'', after my 1st hourReally solid game for a first release of a company.What i like most is even when i started whit basic weapons as a newb, i was already finishing in the top 1/4.Why? Because for once, SKILLS are the most important to play this game, no mather what weapon you have, it does not mean you any stronger than any newb.Personaly, i dont agree that the learning curve is ''long'', after my 1st hour of gameplay i was already knowing everything someone need to know.Game is fantastic specially if you don't have hours to invest in gaming, you can log in & stop 15 min after, you gonna get your fun anyway since it's only focused on the action.The only reason why I didnt gave it a 10 it's because i would like to see a lot more customization -unlockable by experience would be perfect, like the weapon system- Other than that, i can say that it's the best indie game i've ever play in years, and really hope it's the beginning of a long serie Expand
  47. Dec 28, 2013
    7
    It has very fun game-play, some people complain about that there is only four classes, but the way you can set them up makes them quite different for each player and the game-modes are all very different. However you need to spend a long, long time fixing all the major bugs that come with this near unfinished game that the lazy programmers never bothered to fix. The graphics andIt has very fun game-play, some people complain about that there is only four classes, but the way you can set them up makes them quite different for each player and the game-modes are all very different. However you need to spend a long, long time fixing all the major bugs that come with this near unfinished game that the lazy programmers never bothered to fix. The graphics and customization options are also very good.
    Enjoy!
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  48. Dec 25, 2013
    5
    This game like fast-food. It's bad and unhealthy but it's so tasty.
    GOOD: Melee combat feels great, dark atmosphere, blood and gore(a lot), team objective matches.
    BAD: Hit boxes, balance of weapons and classes, game community(really bad...), bugged weapon unlocks. If you have short fuse, avoid like a plague! This game is the ultimate rage generator. I guarantee you will break your
    This game like fast-food. It's bad and unhealthy but it's so tasty.
    GOOD: Melee combat feels great, dark atmosphere, blood and gore(a lot), team objective matches.
    BAD: Hit boxes, balance of weapons and classes, game community(really bad...), bugged weapon unlocks.

    If you have short fuse, avoid like a plague! This game is the ultimate rage generator. I guarantee you will break your mouse and keyboard when you witness all bad sides of this game.
    Hard to recommend this game, but there is only a few first-person melee action games at this moment. So give it a try, when it's on Steam sale.

    P.S. Sorry for bad English.
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  49. Dec 15, 2013
    10
    Great and epic game. This is one of my favorite games. I'm a freak when it comes to medieval, but when its in first person........ I EXPLODE IN JOY!!!!! This is worth every penny and you will not regret it.
  50. Dec 10, 2013
    9
    I fairly recently got this on the Steam sale and what a bargain it was. First things first, i love its simplicity. I went through the tutorial then headed for multiplayer. Now this is hard at first but give it chance. As the controls become second nature and you learn to timely block and start swinging back, well' thats when it starts to become extremely fun. I havent laughed out loud onI fairly recently got this on the Steam sale and what a bargain it was. First things first, i love its simplicity. I went through the tutorial then headed for multiplayer. Now this is hard at first but give it chance. As the controls become second nature and you learn to timely block and start swinging back, well' thats when it starts to become extremely fun. I havent laughed out loud on my tod to a game before like i have this. If you want some simple but extremely fun i strongly recommend this. Expand
  51. Dec 2, 2013
    7
    While it has the potential to be a great game it's plagued (for the better part of a year) by poor frame rate and lag, even on high end machines and the developer's apparent disinterest to remedy the situation is all the more reason to buy this game only when its on sale.
  52. Nov 26, 2013
    2
    Potrebbe essere un buon gioco, se non fosse infestato da infiniti bug che ne rovinano completamente l'esperienza di gioco. Tra latenza dei comandi, un hit system penoso che fa acqua da tutte le parti, il sistema di parata che fallisce nel 80% delle volte che la si utilizza(rendendola praticamente una feature inutile) e statistiche delle armi non veritiere e del tutto sballate si trasformaPotrebbe essere un buon gioco, se non fosse infestato da infiniti bug che ne rovinano completamente l'esperienza di gioco. Tra latenza dei comandi, un hit system penoso che fa acqua da tutte le parti, il sistema di parata che fallisce nel 80% delle volte che la si utilizza(rendendola praticamente una feature inutile) e statistiche delle armi non veritiere e del tutto sballate si trasforma nel peggior gioco al quale abbia mai giocato, rendendo la buona grafica mossa dall'unreal engine 3 le godibili ambientazioni medivali e un audio tutto sommato buono, aspetti del tutto invisibili oscurati dallo schifoso lavoro fatto sul gameplay e sul, a mio parere, nullo lavoro di beta test. Senza contare che hanno fatto uscire un dlc (a mio parere privo di qualsiasi senso, superficiale e quindi inutile) che non solo non va a corregere nessuno degli aspetti negativi citati prima ma addirittura ne raddoppia il numero, amplificando parecchio la frustrazione che si prova giocando a questa tragedia videoludica. In sostanza sconsiglio vivamente e caldamente a tutti coloro che si considerano videogiocatori, l'acquisto di questa schifezza sforanata da quegli incompetenti zappaterra dei Torn Banner Studios.

    P.S.
    Se siete degli accaniti troll allora questo gioco rfa per voi in quanto verrete insultati senza pietà ed indugio alcuno da quella che considero una delle community più maleducate di tutti i tempi (ebbene si riescono addirittura a fere peggio di quelli che giocano a cod...)
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  53. Nov 21, 2013
    0
    This game could have been something more, but the lack of working stats, experiencing lags when fighting 4 or more opponents at the same time, convinced me that the developers need a huge slap across their faces. And what other way to alert the attention of these lazy creators than bombarding their metacritic score. I do not approve of how Dota 2 was bombarded weeks ago, but these guysThis game could have been something more, but the lack of working stats, experiencing lags when fighting 4 or more opponents at the same time, convinced me that the developers need a huge slap across their faces. And what other way to alert the attention of these lazy creators than bombarding their metacritic score. I do not approve of how Dota 2 was bombarded weeks ago, but these guys really deserve it. Customer satisfaction is an unknown concept to these people. And they dared to make an expansion pack for the game when not even finishing the main product properly, what a shame. Expand
  54. Nov 12, 2013
    8
    Great multiplayer action! Decapitate foes, pierce enemies with amazing weapons, and play with friends to achieve many goals in the many objective games! A great buy!
  55. Nov 8, 2013
    4
    Neither fun or enjoyable, this is a huge step back from the original mod Age of Chivalry in almost every way. Everything is simplified and restricted which seems to be the trend these days unfortunately.
  56. Nov 6, 2013
    9
    With approximately 320 hours spent splitting skulls and dismembering bodies in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, I can confidently say this is one of the best games I have played to date. This might be because of my strong liking towards sword-fighting and medieval themed games but if you're into that kind of stuff as well, you're guaranteed to like it. Word of warning however, it takes time toWith approximately 320 hours spent splitting skulls and dismembering bodies in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, I can confidently say this is one of the best games I have played to date. This might be because of my strong liking towards sword-fighting and medieval themed games but if you're into that kind of stuff as well, you're guaranteed to like it. Word of warning however, it takes time to be able to truly enjoy this game. And even then, you will die, as it is a part of the game.

    Aside from the exploiters and hundreds of bugs that have yet to be patched, it's a great game.
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  57. Nov 4, 2013
    9
    This is possibly the most fun I've ever had in a multiplayer game. $24.99 is a steal. It's so much fun. The visuals are stunning as well. The sun is the most beautiful sun I've seen in a game. The gameplay is fantastic and it's always fun to cut a person's head off while battle-crying.
  58. Nov 3, 2013
    7
    Its more like this is a great idea, and could be a fantastic game, but the devs aren't making that happen, i.e. the current execution is not ideal. I'd rather some experienced dev team take this idea and make it into what it can be. If the game works performance wise (i.e. you probably have a decent, with a year or two of age, gaming computer), then you can have a lot of fun, assuming youIts more like this is a great idea, and could be a fantastic game, but the devs aren't making that happen, i.e. the current execution is not ideal. I'd rather some experienced dev team take this idea and make it into what it can be. If the game works performance wise (i.e. you probably have a decent, with a year or two of age, gaming computer), then you can have a lot of fun, assuming you can get past the bugs, mainly those of the server browser (i.e. difficultly joining servers), and those in combat. Really, this game is best when you don't take it too seriously (because of gameplay bugs and balance), which is a problem for those looking to be competitive. The skill ceiling, despite the few simplifications and such the devs have made (possibly not on purpose), is still pretty high and there's almost always some cool new trick or maneuver or whatever you can learn. The game has seen a lot of patches, yet there seems to be a pattern: Fixing one things breaks another, sometimes meaning that an old bug is brought back. The dev team really seems inexperienced. They have poor communication with the community and poor transparency. Its seems to be a common enough thing that major patches have gradually decreased the performance of the game (optimization of the game never seems to have been visibly (and non-trivially) addressed). For example, the game is neigh unplayable for be now, in that load times are extraordinary (~3 minute launch times). Expand
  59. Nov 1, 2013
    1
    The game can be fun, if you have the patience for it.
    The community is horrible, and sorry I'm not overlooking reckless votekicks.

    If you can stand a game where you will likely be voted off the server in the first few minutes of not playing well enough or accidentally hitting a teammate, then it might be worth checking out.
  60. Oct 31, 2013
    9
    Fantastic game that i have personally put 70+ hours into and im not getting tired of it. It has its problems regarding various bugs and glitches but overall the game is an incredible amount of fun.
  61. Oct 30, 2013
    10
    One of my all time favorites, it perfectly combines skill, preference, and originality. There is no weapon that can be titled the best weapon, its all based on preference.
  62. Oct 29, 2013
    2
    This is the game that has amazing potential. Sadly that's all there is, since none of that potential has been used.
    Fanboys will rate this game with 10pts and praise it even with its flawed to point where it can be considered as broken.
    I was going to write a long list of unbalanced stuff about the game but let's just keep it short. Great idea for the game, very bad execution,
    This is the game that has amazing potential. Sadly that's all there is, since none of that potential has been used.
    Fanboys will rate this game with 10pts and praise it even with its flawed to point where it can be considered as broken.
    I was going to write a long list of unbalanced stuff about the game but let's just keep it short.
    Great idea for the game, very bad execution, nonexistent physics.
    Buy only if it's on sale for VERY cheap.
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  63. Oct 26, 2013
    9
    Great game, it would be a ten but there's some gameplay (for lack of a better word) "exploits" that some players are really good at doing and it's kind frustrating because I've always wanted a game with a melee system like this. Nevertheless the game is very fun, needs a few more maps but it's hopelessly addicting.
  64. Oct 20, 2013
    9
    Tons of fun multiplayer melee battleground which, due to the nature of the combat gives it a personal edge. There's a great use of tactics in the fighting system and it's one of the few games where you want to use the battlecry system because it just feels right. Bloody, brutal and brilliant.
  65. Oct 19, 2013
    1
    One of the worst games I have ever played in my life. I'm not complaining about how sluggish it is, I expected that before I played the game due to its gritty medieval fighting style. It is just how much is in this game.
  66. Oct 18, 2013
    10
    One of the best game I ever played, even though it can become hard and glitchy sometimes but you cant simply find a better game that has the same flavor as this game, this game is the best sword game I have played in my life.
  67. Oct 18, 2013
    10
    Why are people giving this game such bad scores. Remember that it is an indie game so you shouldn't expect the highest quality game, maybe the game is choppy and laggy because you have a crap computer. There all kinds different gamemodes, Team Objective, CTF, KOTH, Deathmatch, FFA, and there are lots of different varieties of maps. And now the game has an awesome character customization.Why are people giving this game such bad scores. Remember that it is an indie game so you shouldn't expect the highest quality game, maybe the game is choppy and laggy because you have a crap computer. There all kinds different gamemodes, Team Objective, CTF, KOTH, Deathmatch, FFA, and there are lots of different varieties of maps. And now the game has an awesome character customization. You don't see that in CoD or Halo, or any of those other games. There are plenty of weapons that you can use. I guess the it is a bit of grind to get to the higher levels but who cares. Think about this, games made for entertainment. So why do critic sites like this even exist when all game developers want to do is to entertain the custom. Expand
  68. Oct 11, 2013
    10
    I love this game! It is very realistic bloody, yet it make me laugh all the time.:) cuz the sounds are so funny! also combat and graphic is amazing! anyone who gives low score for this game is ...low himself.
  69. Sep 24, 2013
    10
    Seems simple at first, but very deep and skill based. The best simulation of sword fights I've ever seen. Assassin's Creed and similar games with QuickTime style combat should learn from this. The voice acting is hilarious and a lot of over-the-top gore. Absolutely love the game. Also many bugs have been fixed, would be over 80 game in Metacritic if it came out now with current build. Oh,Seems simple at first, but very deep and skill based. The best simulation of sword fights I've ever seen. Assassin's Creed and similar games with QuickTime style combat should learn from this. The voice acting is hilarious and a lot of over-the-top gore. Absolutely love the game. Also many bugs have been fixed, would be over 80 game in Metacritic if it came out now with current build. Oh, and the people who claim that the combat is random or luck based, know absolutely nothing about the game. Just some newbies. I've played it over 100 hours and I can tell you that you are talking out of your ass. I can easily kill 10 noobs without getting almost no damage. Expand
  70. Sep 23, 2013
    7
    This game is fun, really fun. If you're good at it... New players will litterally be crushed in multiplayer, and the combat can feel very unfair in many places. Blocked? NOPE! Dodged? NOPE! Sometimes, when you are sure that you get hit, you don't! And those times where you think you dodged, YOU DON'T! And archers... god those archers, they are seriously annoying. WHO LET AN ARCHER IN THEThis game is fun, really fun. If you're good at it... New players will litterally be crushed in multiplayer, and the combat can feel very unfair in many places. Blocked? NOPE! Dodged? NOPE! Sometimes, when you are sure that you get hit, you don't! And those times where you think you dodged, YOU DON'T! And archers... god those archers, they are seriously annoying. WHO LET AN ARCHER IN THE ARENA?! IT MAKES NO SENSE! My advice, get really good at the game, and it will definetly be a blast. When you get the hang of it, the combat is very challenging, but incredibly satisfying. If you're bad at it, well you better bring some tissues then Expand
  71. Sep 18, 2013
    7
    Get it on sale and it's worth it. Combat is kind of clunky and the controls aren't great but it is fun and has a lot of moves you can try to pull off. I prefer the archery/crossbows myself. It's entirely possible to one-shot people with well placed attacks.
  72. Aug 23, 2013
    6
    Would be much higher if it wasn't for all the bugs, exploits, low quantity of maps, weapons. Still no mod tools. It is very fun and addicting for what it is but has too many bugs to get a higher score.
  73. Aug 22, 2013
    10
    Chivlary is a good game,you have to time your attacks and blocks it's fun to play the only class that is not good it's the Archer,the combat is very good to other melee games
    -try it or buy it!
  74. Aug 19, 2013
    1
    Enjoyed this game in the beginning but it has turned into a Vanguard left mouse button spamming fest. The Vanguard class is too powerful and torn banner ignore calls for it to be balanced. I've deleted this game and will never play it again.
  75. Aug 17, 2013
    7
    The game is great! yes there are a few bugs and certain weapons seem to be overpowered but I feel that a few updates from now this game should be pitch perfect, what amazed me the most is how fluent and fast the combat is! One moment I'm on my feet the next moment I'm trying to find my head which is rolling on the floor due to the everyday man-at-arms halberd.
  76. Aug 3, 2013
    6
    Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a multiplayer first person shooter where you join one of two factions: the Knights of Agatha, or the Masons. Matches include last man standing, team deathmatch, or team objective. The graphics are decent, with plenty of options for users to adjust their detail settings for their individual systems. The biggest problem I have with this game is that certainChivalry: Medieval Warfare is a multiplayer first person shooter where you join one of two factions: the Knights of Agatha, or the Masons. Matches include last man standing, team deathmatch, or team objective. The graphics are decent, with plenty of options for users to adjust their detail settings for their individual systems. The biggest problem I have with this game is that certain levels are actually unplayable if you try to play them without any human players. That's really stupid, considering that the game has been out for over a year. To make matters worse, the combat mechanics are kind of crappy. On many occasions I found myself getting hit when I know damn well that I was blocking, even with shields. Basically there's a block, then you have three strike types: overhead, a swing, and a stab. I snatched this game up on Steam during one of the sales. It's fun if you are playing a match with a ton of people, but don't get your hopes up too high. Expand
  77. Aug 2, 2013
    9
    Epic!
    This game is an absolute blast, provided that you do these two simple things:
    - Play it with your friends. Preferably together, but online works too. - Don't take it too seriously. People who are obsessed with stats like their KDR should stick with Call of Dooty, as this game will frustrate you to no end. However, if you can forget about stats and scores, and can just run into
    Epic!
    This game is an absolute blast, provided that you do these two simple things:
    - Play it with your friends. Preferably together, but online works too.
    - Don't take it too seriously. People who are obsessed with stats like their KDR should stick with Call of Dooty, as this game will frustrate you to no end. However, if you can forget about stats and scores, and can just run into battle, swords a'blazin', the game becomes exponentially more fun. See the previous bullet point; this becomes even more fun when you have friends by your side to laugh and shout with.
    This game takes itself super seriously. But that doesn't mean you have to! The over-the-top gore and wonky ragdoll physics are a lot more funny than they are serious.
    So, if you can do the two things listed above, I would strongly recommend you download this game at once!
    Sally forth!
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  78. Aug 1, 2013
    2
    Its goofy, buggy, plagued by hacks and worth about $5 but its a lot of fun to play in short bursts. Whoever did the voice acting deserves more work. Don't pay the outrageous price of $19.99, get it on sale.
  79. Jul 29, 2013
    10
    This game is amazing! I haven't had this much fun playing video games in years, and I play a lot. Its not a complex game, nor does it take itself too seriously, but the game is better for it. Charging into battle while your character shouts a war cry, or laughs like a lunatic is hilariously awesome. I find myself laughing with a big smile on my face the whole time I'm playing this game.This game is amazing! I haven't had this much fun playing video games in years, and I play a lot. Its not a complex game, nor does it take itself too seriously, but the game is better for it. Charging into battle while your character shouts a war cry, or laughs like a lunatic is hilariously awesome. I find myself laughing with a big smile on my face the whole time I'm playing this game. Like I said, it is not complex, but there is enough depth for characters to learn new skills and practice techniques to become terrors on the battlefield, and yet not make the game aggravating for other players. If you die, its usually pretty clear how you made a mistake and offered yourself on a silver platter. Anyways, I could go on and on. Do yourself a favor and at least look into this game. Watch some reviews on Youtube, and ignore the haters on this site. Its awesome! Expand
  80. Jul 29, 2013
    7
    Initially i really wasn't that fond of this game however after playing it again recently i have come to the conclusion that i completely misjudged it. Once you get used to the combat system you can appreciate how well made this game is, for me it was the duel mode which changed my mind and team objective mode gives you a different experience than whats offered from similar games.Initially i really wasn't that fond of this game however after playing it again recently i have come to the conclusion that i completely misjudged it. Once you get used to the combat system you can appreciate how well made this game is, for me it was the duel mode which changed my mind and team objective mode gives you a different experience than whats offered from similar games.

    Unfortunately the achievements are completely bugged out and some just cant be unlocked even if you have done whats required to earn them. The only other drawback is the lack of maps which can make game play a little stale after going through the same map time after time. All of this could be fixed by a patch and a little DLC (hopefully free)

    The game gets a 7 but with some new maps and the achievements fixed its easily an 8.
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  81. Jul 28, 2013
    8
    Walking on sunshine, blue sky, green grass, what a beautiful day. Except the body parts and blood all around. Man screams and howls all around you combined with iron clashes. Suddenly, you get beheaded.

    This game is extremely manly. It's multiplayer only, but that's the sole purpose of it. Gameplay is balanced, complicated and hard to master which makes you want to play and get better
    Walking on sunshine, blue sky, green grass, what a beautiful day. Except the body parts and blood all around. Man screams and howls all around you combined with iron clashes. Suddenly, you get beheaded.

    This game is extremely manly. It's multiplayer only, but that's the sole purpose of it. Gameplay is balanced, complicated and hard to master which makes you want to play and get better at it. You could compare it to counter strike except is mostly melee and not so popular.

    Go and get some, you won't regret. Are you scared, boy
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  82. Jul 28, 2013
    8
    I played this game quite a bit now, the graphics are pretty good with special attention to the effects. The gameplay is very unique and that is a huge plus. The game is wildly fun if you can get on a server with two equally skilled teams.

    That said there are definitely some technical bugs, the server list doesn't always work correctly, and it took a search on their forums on how to join
    I played this game quite a bit now, the graphics are pretty good with special attention to the effects. The gameplay is very unique and that is a huge plus. The game is wildly fun if you can get on a server with two equally skilled teams.

    That said there are definitely some technical bugs, the server list doesn't always work correctly, and it took a search on their forums on how to join with a friend. (Looking now it should have been obvious but it's really not.) There are a few freezes every now and then.

    Classes are more balanced now as I understand, I still get the itch that archers should just be removed from the game, or limited to how many can be on a team, I'm not saying that it's cheap, because using the bow is pretty hard, but it kind of takes away why I even wanted to play the game: first person melee, but you end up running for 45 seconds to get to someone and then you just get taken out by some a-hole sitting on a tower, that you can't even shoot back at or counter in any way. Then you find out that some people play in 3rd person, which I hear is much easier, well if I wanted to play a third person action game I'd go play something that does it much better than this game. But it does give you an advantage in being able to see where your strikes are actually going.

    Overall, it's a unique experience to say the least. Battles with 40+ people are chaotic and fun. They just need to flesh out some things and I'll play it more than I currently do.
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  83. Jul 27, 2013
    10
    An all time favourite. Ever wanted to go back to medieval times and kick some ass? Well, instead of going through the trouble of inventing a time machine and running the risk of getting your head chopped off, followed by being eaten by pigeons (which is very likely if you're reading this), get this game.
  84. Jul 27, 2013
    8
    Pros: Very accurate medieval warfare, hilarious screaming, something not to be taken seriously, variety in classes, requires a lot of skill to play right but can be enjoyed regardless

    Cons: Without patience it can be frustrating, have to be within biting distance to hit, requires a lot of skill to play well. OK so this game might not be every ones cuppa' tea. I'll try my best to
    Pros: Very accurate medieval warfare, hilarious screaming, something not to be taken seriously, variety in classes, requires a lot of skill to play right but can be enjoyed regardless

    Cons: Without patience it can be frustrating, have to be within biting distance to hit, requires a lot of skill to play well.

    OK so this game might not be every ones cuppa' tea. I'll try my best to break it down in the simplest of terms.

    Chivalry is a game which requires a fair amount of practice and skill to play well. So MLG power weapon hoarders on Halo need not download. Strategic use of blocks, faint attacks and class play is required if the only way you can enjoy the game is to get a perfect K/D ratio. Though when you first play be warned, your ratio will be negative and that's ok.

    The fun of the game, for me, comes from the participating in giant skirmishes on open battleground. Charging headlong into a skirmish swinging your weapon in the hopes that your blade will be guided to victory and then discovering you've just decapitated your team mate. Yeah there's a fair few team kills so get used to saying sorry, a lot.

    Bloodshed in this game seems to think that Mortal Kombat just challenged it to a gore off, all sword attacks seem to chop off some part of your opponents body and leave them crying into the ground as the blood spurts from their arms. Just don't admire the effects too long or you'll find yourself joining them.

    Even fist attacks have the power of Thors Hammer in every swing as fist only matches tend to end with you knocking more heads off than Liu Kang at a bar fight (points to anyone who knows who Liu Kang is, which better be all of you.)

    Such a game of bloodshed and scream is accompanied by a variety of modes to back it up. Classic TDM and Free-for-alls are complimented by objective based team games such as Defend the King and others. This also comes with custom modes such as bar fights in which only fists are allowed and low gravity modes for those of you who are complete sadists.

    In summary Chivalry is a game you better get used to dying on. Cause you'll die lots before you get good.
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  85. Jul 27, 2013
    10
    Great game, good graphics and very, very funny!
    For me there are no major problems, just some small bug (but progr are fix all) and sometimes the lag, but it is still the best game of its kind for my taste.

    Perfect!
  86. Jul 27, 2013
    9
    This is a very, VERY good game! The weapon unlock system is the best I have seen is a long time!
    It has a few glitches, but what game doesn't? It is worth every single penny!
    The only thing they could try to fix is the camping archers! I mean when you play team objective, sometimes it is impossible to complete it!
  87. Jul 26, 2013
    9
    Best melee combat game I've played. The combat is quite deep, but no so complicated that you can't just jump in and start lopping off heads straight away (just avoid high ranked people).
    There's a good amount of game modes. FFA, Duel, TDM, Capture the Flag, Last Team Standing and the best mode, Team Objective which has teams competing to attack or defend many varied objectives, like
    Best melee combat game I've played. The combat is quite deep, but no so complicated that you can't just jump in and start lopping off heads straight away (just avoid high ranked people).
    There's a good amount of game modes. FFA, Duel, TDM, Capture the Flag, Last Team Standing and the best mode, Team Objective which has teams competing to attack or defend many varied objectives, like burning a town and killing all the peasants, to dumping corpses in a cistern, to sieging a castle and killing the king!
    There 6 main weapons and 6 secondary weapons for each of the 4 classes to unlock, which won't take very long but will take a bit of dedication.
    The 4 classes all feel very different. There are archers, who use crossbows, bows, javelins and slings, speedy man at arms who use light one handed weapons and can dodge around the place. Vanguards have the longest reaching weapons, including polearms and can do special sprint attacks. Knights are the tankiest class, with some of the heaviest hitting weapons like the maul. They are also have bastard swords, which they can wield 2 handed or with a kite or tower shield.

    Very good game, I highly recommend to everyone, even if you've not really touched the genre of First Person Slashers, because fresh meat is always good.
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  88. Jul 25, 2013
    6
    As much as I want to like this game, the frustrating parts of it really kill the fun of the game.

    first off, the idea is solid, it just was half-implemented. melee combat is interesting and they did add a little bit of depth into it, but it is far from being a well done combat system at all. beware of MANY issues with the combat, the biggest being lag, they have not addressed lag
    As much as I want to like this game, the frustrating parts of it really kill the fun of the game.

    first off, the idea is solid, it just was half-implemented. melee combat is interesting and they did add a little bit of depth into it, but it is far from being a well done combat system at all.

    beware of MANY issues with the combat, the biggest being lag, they have not addressed lag well enough, as a melee game is extremely intense and you MUST have split second control over your attacks. the lag in this game makes it VERY hard to properly land hits and block. not just that but many times, when you try to swing your weapon, it takes half a second for your character to actually start swinging, the input lag is variable, it can vary from no problem to holy crap, why is my guy acting so retarded? SWING THE DAMNED SWORD YOU STUPID IDIOT!

    I dont like how they implemented the level unlocks, it is completely UNnecessary, and it ruins the balance. there seem to be weapons that are just plain WAY better than the others, and you often see very high level players only using those.

    also, when it comes to parrying attacks, its a crapshot, sometimes the game lets you, other times it just decides to let the enemy's attack through, almost always ending up with you getting 1-shotted. not just that but the damage system seems a little out of whack, I remember getting 1-shotted many times while I had my TOWER shield up against the enemy, then they proceed to 1-shot me with a dagger... WHAT?!?

    This game is a buggy and laggy mess, I can see what they wanted to do with it, but the execution was sub-par, leaving many major issues that really kill the fun in the game.

    oh, one last thing, DONT TRY TO REBIND YOUR KEYS! it doesnt work... It will not rebind mouse buttons properly after the first setup, so if you choose something for your extra mouse buttons, its permanent, you cant change it.
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  89. Jul 23, 2013
    7
    The game is good, but it has so many problems. Bugs everywhere, really there is invisible walls almost on every step. Bad optimization, my computer is able to have starcraft 2 and skyrim on ultra graphics, but this game finds way to lag even and medium resolution. But i could forgive al that, but there is one huge balance issue. Vanguards, the problem is that this class is: theThe game is good, but it has so many problems. Bugs everywhere, really there is invisible walls almost on every step. Bad optimization, my computer is able to have starcraft 2 and skyrim on ultra graphics, but this game finds way to lag even and medium resolution. But i could forgive al that, but there is one huge balance issue. Vanguards, the problem is that this class is: the fastest,highest damage, have biggest weapon range, stun, 2nd highest armor, and all what you need is to stab... When marines are dying from one hit, archers are able to survive only behind teammates or camping in spawn, and knights and the most balanced (strong, but slow).Winning vanguard is very hard, what makes an amaizing expierience, a worst nighmare. But the gore and "meat" gives this game a big But all those screams and heads flying cant keep you in that world for more than 3-14 days. With friends its amaizing game, i really hope, that maybe in 2nd chivalry we will have fix in balance lags, bugs, optimization and this will make the game being an awesome experience. Expand
  90. Jul 21, 2013
    9
    This game is addictive and can make the hours fly by. One minute you'll be cackling evily, the next you'll be slamming your mouse in fury. Fun stuff aside, the game is buggy, and pretty heavy on the system resources considering how it looks. That said, it's an indie title and you expect that going in. All things considered, Chivalry is very solid and addictive title that's definitely worthThis game is addictive and can make the hours fly by. One minute you'll be cackling evily, the next you'll be slamming your mouse in fury. Fun stuff aside, the game is buggy, and pretty heavy on the system resources considering how it looks. That said, it's an indie title and you expect that going in. All things considered, Chivalry is very solid and addictive title that's definitely worth $6 on a steam sale. Expand
  91. Jul 21, 2013
    10
    It's hard but very fun, you can never know everything about this game. They are always adding new mapsweapons content for free. Custom map making also just came out. So users can make their own maps. Big community always able to find full games in seconds.
  92. Jul 20, 2013
    3
    Buggy tutorial immediately put me in a bad mood towards this game. I gave them a couple of points for having an innovative "swing" system. It's better than Elder Scrolls attack method. Unfortunately this is literally a hack and slash game. A couple of hits and you die. Should have gone fantasy, because realism sucks in this game.

    They are trying to create something akin to MMO shooters,
    Buggy tutorial immediately put me in a bad mood towards this game. I gave them a couple of points for having an innovative "swing" system. It's better than Elder Scrolls attack method. Unfortunately this is literally a hack and slash game. A couple of hits and you die. Should have gone fantasy, because realism sucks in this game.

    They are trying to create something akin to MMO shooters, but the need to be in close combat at all times just means that if you are outnumbered, you will die. You can only defend against one attack at a time, basically, so two or more attackers will kill you quick. Respawn is similar to other shooters, it just depends on when you die and where the counter was at at the time. Then there is a long boring run back to the battle. Why this sucks is because at least in Red Orchestra or COD you fight from a ranged distance. This is also why games like Elder Scrolls don't thrust you into endless waves of creatures attacking all at once. At least in fantasy games you have the benefit of magic for defense and offense as well.

    The game also plays in a windowed mode. This wasn't exactly a deal breaker for me, but it was annoying. The animations were okay, but timing blocks, which is a major part of this game, is sluggish at times. Basically this is all in the mouse. Your movement is still WASD, but everything else uses all your mouse buttons. If you don't have five mouse buttons, do not even try.

    I bought this on sale at Steam for $10 and I would really like to demand my money back. Like a few other reviewers I was surprised at how high this game scored. My guess is 90% of these reviews came within the initial purchase and few hours of play with the hope that it would get better. Leveling doesn't do much for you but get you new weapons to swing with. It gets very monotonous after awhile, click 1, click 2, block, click 3, click 1, block.... Oh yeah and die like every thirty or forty seconds.

    This game might be better with a group of players who are all on headsets and communicating, but all I saw was a bunch of people running around swinging at everything, including their teammates. Like many shooters with friendly fire, count on some moron constantly running in front of your swings/shots as well. As a 4-5 layer co-op effort, this game could have been awesome. But thirty fighting each other in very close quarters, even outdoors, just becomes a chaotic nightmare. Anyone who thinks this is how medieval wars took place is just flat out crazy. There are no skirmish lines in this game, no waves of archers followed by foot soldiers, and no artillery that I saw (but perhaps that was a different type of battle I didn't play). Instead, they call it realism when thirty people with no coordinated effort charge in and start swinging like crazy. Viking pillagers were more organized than this.

    The biggest problem I saw here is that there is no commander, be it a King or a General of some sort. A good system would have been to have a team leader that controlled who, which of the four characters (Archer, Man-at-Arms, Knight and Skirmisher) and how many would be available in a pool that you have to choose from when you respawn. I saw games where there was little to no archer support, and knights were just wading into battle all alone, instead of being backed up by people with pole arms. Every man for themselves doesn't really work in these types of "slashers," but how do you avoid it if there isn't even the slightest semblance of a command structure. Often you have to defend three objectives, such as your catapults, which seemed to be unused, but there is no way of directing people to spread out appropriately. This may seem like an issue of the people who play it, rather than the game itself, but I can see no real way to remedy this without some sort of command structure. What's really annoying is that if you know anything about strategy in warfare, this game is just going to tick you off with every battle.

    I had eyed this game suspiciously for few months, and after reading the reviews here I bought it on sale. Like I said, I would pitch a fit to get my money back if it were possible. This is basically one of those online games you play in a browser converted into something that looks like a professional game. I think some of these complaints are partly due to the people it attracts. Serious gamers won't be messing around with this. It pales in comparison to games like Red Orchestra and even, dare I say, WOW (which I absolutely hate). If you want to play a pedantic time waster for a few days, pick this up. Otherwise I would spend the money on a single player medieval themed game, or some sort of RTS if you are absolutely jonesing for medieval fighting. The positive reviews of this game are misleading, If they use words like "epic" and "awesomeness" it's probably best to stay away. I certainly learned my lesson about how to read these reviews from now on. It's a lowest common denominator issue IMO.
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  93. Jul 19, 2013
    8
    The word "visceral" gets thrown around far too often when describing video games. However, in the case of chivalry, that's all that needs to be said. The combat is weighty and brutal. I wouldn't say it has the thumping precision of a game like Dark Souls, but for a first person hand to hand combat multiplayer game, (not that there are many options out there lol) this is about as good asThe word "visceral" gets thrown around far too often when describing video games. However, in the case of chivalry, that's all that needs to be said. The combat is weighty and brutal. I wouldn't say it has the thumping precision of a game like Dark Souls, but for a first person hand to hand combat multiplayer game, (not that there are many options out there lol) this is about as good as it gets. The visuals are also a very nice touch. Great art direction, textures, dynamic lighting and physics. This game is constantly on sale and you can pick it up on Steam for a very good price these days. BUY IT! Expand
  94. Jul 17, 2013
    8
    This game is sort of stupid, but in the Garry's Mod way, as in it's a stupidly fun time! The game is absolutely hilarious, with the various knights shouting and flailing their swords everywhere! The only downside is that it's buggy, but that's not even close to a deal breaker. Recommended!
  95. Jul 17, 2013
    6
    a frustrating rageing hard game were classes and weapons are over powered but get a bit fun when you learn to play more however its pretty original considering all people play usual are fps theses days
  96. Jul 13, 2013
    7
    Its a good game, not great still needs some work. Amazing visuals for an indie game, but game-play is not smooth. I would say try the half life 2 mod first before you buy this (the mod is better) but if not, this is a good replacement if you are tired of shooting bullets.
  97. Jul 13, 2013
    0
    Anyone who thinks the combat is 'unique' or that it takes 'skill' is delusional. The poor game mechanics and terrible hit detection alongside animations and unimaginative objective based games make this a 1 out of 10 at best. Poor hit detection and terribly implemented combat has been mistaken for 'fast paced high skill requirement'.
  98. Jul 8, 2013
    4
    This game has a lot of great things going for it, which is why it's a shame that it's challenges overshadow many of those. Combat system requires finesse and offers a decent array of weaponry but is glitchy and often out of sink with the picture. The maps are great but offer unseen traps where characters get stuck on scenery. The UI could use some work, most notably the Find Server screen,This game has a lot of great things going for it, which is why it's a shame that it's challenges overshadow many of those. Combat system requires finesse and offers a decent array of weaponry but is glitchy and often out of sink with the picture. The maps are great but offer unseen traps where characters get stuck on scenery. The UI could use some work, most notably the Find Server screen, which is perhaps the glitchiest thing of all.

    If you can get the game to work you have a tremendous wealth of multiplayer combat, most of which will be spent fending off your own team mates. This game is packed with team killing.

    I want to love this game, and I play it over and over again in the hopes that just once I'll leave a session happy. They only tend to end in frustration, however.
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  99. Jul 1, 2013
    8
    At first you find yourself in hysterics over the sounds and atmosphere in this game that make it so fun. However, shortly you'll find yourself really getting in to the combat. For me this is a unique game that will hopefully lead to a whole new niche genre of medieval FPS games. Awesome fun!
  100. Jun 29, 2013
    2
    Very poor game, combat is slow and very fiddly. Tried it for an hour before realising how dump it was then tried for another half an hour before giving in. Even at£6.99 on steam I feel like ive been robbed. Scored it 2 for trying to be original
  101. Oct 16, 2012
    10
    This game is simply awesome. The combat system is great and the battles are intense! I definitely recommend picking this game up. The $24.99 price is a steal.. I would have had no problem paying $50 for this game.
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Feb 26, 2013
    70
    A multiplayer experience that offers a realistic point of view of the Medieval melee battles. It's not fit for everyone, but if you get past the glitches and the high difficulty curve, you'll find an enjoyable and addictive game.
  2. PC Master (Greece)
    Feb 4, 2013
    80
    Chivalry is slightly… bipolar. The spectacle of a duel (especially if the two opponents are seasoned veterans) can be spectacularly breath-taking, a complex choreography that one can only marvel at. Blocks, feints, slashes, back-steps, side-hits: despite initial impressions, this can be a truly intellectual game of tactics, requiring high skills, observation and deviousness. On the other hand, the spectacle of a massive battle of fifty warriors can be ridiculously chaotic: especially if the players are inexperienced and go for blind “hack and slash” tactics, it’s more like a metal concert mosh pit than a battle for glory and honor. [February 2013]
  3. PC Gamer
    Feb 1, 2013
    81
    Chivalry is Quake to War of the Roses' Battlefield, and those seeking a faster-paced bloodier experience will undoubtedly prefer Chivalry's type of steel. [March 2013, p.65]