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  • Summary: CHIVALRY: Medieval Warfare is a first-person medieval combat game that seeks to deliver the intensity of epic hollywood medieval block busters to the hands of a gamer. CHIVALRY hurls the player into a fictional yet realistic medieval world where the Agathian Knights are battling against theCHIVALRY: Medieval Warfare is a first-person medieval combat game that seeks to deliver the intensity of epic hollywood medieval block busters to the hands of a gamer. CHIVALRY hurls the player into a fictional yet realistic medieval world where the Agathian Knights are battling against the newly formed Mason Order for control of the lands of Agatha. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Oct 19, 2012
    90
    I'm rather enamoured by the unique flavour of online combat presented by Chivalry. It's fresh and fun, and like the very best games is easy to get into yet incredibly hard to master. I've honestly not had this much competitive online joy since Battlefield 3, and to think a $25 indie title can provide a level of enjoyment up there with a $100 million game like Battlefield is testimony to the skill of the developer.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Dec 12, 2012
    85
    Excellent multiplayer slasher, full of sound, fury and blood. More object maps, please. [Dec 2012]
  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]
  4. Oct 31, 2012
    80
    Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is up to a better start than War of the Roses. Torn Banner Studios have shunned any historical accuracy or character editing options, but their fighting system is easier to learn, while at the same time offering a surprising amount of depth. Dynamic rather than authentic, these skirmishes are much easier to enjoy.
  5. Oct 18, 2012
    78
    It offers loads of fun and a simple but deep at the same time fighting system. Still far from perfect, but it could get closer to it with a few patches or updates.
  6. Nov 13, 2012
    75
    Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is an interesting first person melee combat simulation, quite similar to the Mount & Blade series. The game made by Torn Banner Studios is funny and beautiful but doesn't have its own identity.
  7. Nov 9, 2012
    59
    Compared to the similar War of the Roses you get tighter controls and more game modes, but it lacks in entertainment value.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 303
  1. 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, andThis 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! Expand
  2. Oct 31, 2012
    10
    Medieval Battlefield 3. Nuff said...
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    10
    Buy this game! The combat is better than any other melee game I've played. its hard to believe this is from an indie studio. If you like fastBuy this game! The combat is better than any other melee game I've played. its hard to believe this is from an indie studio. If you like fast paced, smart, melee combat, this game is for you. Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2012
    8
    The fact that this game is indie should not be a factor in your purchase. The fact is this game delivers on it's promises to create one hellThe fact that this game is indie should not be a factor in your purchase. The fact is this game delivers on it's promises to create one hell of a realistic experience. The graphics are beautiful, far beyond what an indie studio should be able to produce on such a small budget. The game play is good, but it's not great. There needs to be tweaking done to balance the weapons, and some upgrades to the hit box system would be nice. However all of the flaws are minor, for the most part it works how you would expect it to work. The maps are well designed, however you can get stuck on seemingly non-existing rocks or invisible walls from time to time.

    Conclusion: The game is good for what it is, those who expected more shouldn't play a combat game based around such a simple time. Everything works, it runs smooth, and there are no huge balance issues. It can only get better from here. I rate the game an 8, as no game is perfect, and this game has it's flaws. It is indie after all.
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  5. Jul 24, 2013
    7
    Fun game with little depth. The joy of brutally killing other players is nice, but the mechanics fall short making it a slasher with littleFun game with little depth. The joy of brutally killing other players is nice, but the mechanics fall short making it a slasher with little skill involved. This game will provide some thrills, but I would only pick it up on sale. Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2012
    6
    The game is the same free mod Age of Chivalry except now it's on the UT3 engine. It has slightly better graphics, some added combat features,The game is the same free mod Age of Chivalry except now it's on the UT3 engine. It has slightly better graphics, some added combat features, and more weapons. The game is VERY buggy as of writing this and the game is its beta stage - It's not a polished product. The combat is pretty decent but it feels slow and clunky compared to Age of Chivalry. Combat seems to favour attack spam more than accurate controlled hits and blocking/dodging. A lot of times due to bugs/lag or just flawed game mechanics combat is inaccurately depicted on your screen - Things like players blocking with shield before it's equipped and shown in their hand or someone parry/blocking an attack an no parry/blocking animation is shown or player's hitting you without facing you - stuff like that. Anyway it's not a horrible game and for $25 bucks it's pretty decent. If the dev team fixes all the bugs and issues like they say then I would give it a 8/10. Expand
  7. 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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