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  • Summary: With Fire & Sword also builds and expands upon the highly regarded combat system from Mount & Blade: Warband. Firearms have been introduced to the battlefield, opening up exciting new play-styles and options. Players can also utilize explosives for taking out groups of foes or toWith Fire & Sword also builds and expands upon the highly regarded combat system from Mount & Blade: Warband. Firearms have been introduced to the battlefield, opening up exciting new play-styles and options. Players can also utilize explosives for taking out groups of foes or to breach castle walls. In addition to the enhanced singleplayer mode, With Fire and Sword also provides a host of original multiplayer content including the new Captain Mode which allows players to control their own forces in online matches.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. May 13, 2011
    89
    The multiplayer is a blast and the battles just feel so epic. For $15, you really can't go wrong with this action RPG. It will take some patience, but once you understand how the game works, you will be hooked.
  2. PC Gamer
    Jun 18, 2011
    82
    An affordable, bottomless action-RPG that loves freedom. [Aug 2011, p.68]
  3. May 15, 2011
    75
    Gunpowder brings more tactical options to the fun and interesting Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword.
  4. May 11, 2011
    68
    The third episode of Mount & Blade has a setting and characters well defined, but lacks something that can truly renew the gaming experience.
  5. Jun 23, 2011
    60
    With Fire and Sword is an expansion that adds very little to the Mount&Blade experience. It's still a solid game, but one would expect more innovation. Still, the hectic battles on horseback leave the player with a brutal appreciation for medieval combat.
  6. May 11, 2011
    60
    This new addition to the excellent indie Turkish franchise constitutes the best and most complete choice for newcomers. Unfortunately, the veterans of the franchise won't find anything radical different that haven't already seen in previous installments.
  7. PC Gamer UK
    Jun 17, 2011
    40
    Stay away. [July 2011, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 55
  2. Negative: 10 out of 55
  1. May 17, 2011
    10
    Fire and Sword is great and a heck of an addictive game, although it is little similar to older mount and blades but i am still enjoying it.Fire and Sword is great and a heck of an addictive game, although it is little similar to older mount and blades but i am still enjoying it. Bring of firearms in action has increased a lot of gameplay, Rifles and muskets really makes the scenario more challenging, just one shot and you are dead. the Grenades are probably the most fun part of the game, Although i would appreciate if we could hold more than 12 of them. The storyline is neither great nor bad. Although the reason i am giving this game a 10 is because of the multiplayer. which is extremely fun to play....Its just awsome, and because of the new items in the game, the multiplayer just gets better and better Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2015
    10
    The game is fantastic. The fighting mechanics are second to none, and the gunplay is very well integrated, which adds another layer ofThe game is fantastic. The fighting mechanics are second to none, and the gunplay is very well integrated, which adds another layer of challenge to combat. The campaign map is pretty much the same as Warband, except of course it depicts real locations. The quest lines are interesting, although still a bit bugged. If you love Warband and are looking for a similar experience, this game is for you. Expand
  3. Jul 2, 2011
    9
    Disregard the bad reviews for the game. It seems a lot of "critics" are basing the game off of looks and not mechanics or its actual funDisregard the bad reviews for the game. It seems a lot of "critics" are basing the game off of looks and not mechanics or its actual fun factor. With well over 100 hours of gameplay on both Mount and Blade:Warband and With Fire & Sword combined, I have seen the ins and outs and bugs (which they fix). A lot of players will complain that its hard. It is not a cakewalk nor is it an easy button game. "WF&S is like an ugly person who is awesome to hang out with". With the new "horde" mode added in for multiplayer, I enjoy it even more. Ignore the bad reviews again, just pay attention to the good ones. Expand
  4. Aug 31, 2012
    7
    Ich finde das Spiel Sehr Sehr gut gelungen und ein einfacher mod ist es nicht es hat seine eigene gute Story und es ist um längen besserIch finde das Spiel Sehr Sehr gut gelungen und ein einfacher mod ist es nicht es hat seine eigene gute Story und es ist um längen besser als Mount & Blade: Warband, allerdings und das finde ich bei allen teilen von Mount & Blade so, das spiel ist Trocknen nach einer weile macht man nur das selbe. Expand
  5. Nov 20, 2014
    6
    Basically the same as Warband except there are firearms. They change the game a lot since they're usually 1-2 hit kills. The mostBasically the same as Warband except there are firearms. They change the game a lot since they're usually 1-2 hit kills. The most disappointing part was the poorly utilized "main quests" which are full of bugs and you'll often find yourself having to reload old saves to progress them. Also, the map is bad. I know it's based on real life and the factions are real life factions as well. But the map is super boring. It's just an open flat area with a few rivers and bodies of water on the north and south. It's not interesting and makes for a mess when enemies can just wander anywhere they want since there are very few choke points. Expand
  6. May 20, 2011
    5
    Pros:
    Hmmm... I do like that the game kinda leans you toward a direction to go story wise, but still gives you the option of total sandbox. I
    Pros:
    Hmmm... I do like that the game kinda leans you toward a direction to go story wise, but still gives you the option of total sandbox. I love the inclusion of guns into the game, and leveling up your character to be good with firearms is just as exciting as doing it with swords and bows. Firearms also changes the entire face of battle, charging into groups will almost always spell death now, and battles take much less time (no more chasing after that guy on a horse with a bow for 15 minutes, just shoot him dead!).

    Cons:
    The game seems much more difficult for some reason. I'm always strapped for cash, and I can take out these massive loans, but am expected to repay them after a short amount of gameplay (with interest!). I hate that I can't recruit villagers anymore, you can now micro manage your army's equipment too, but it's really kind of overload especially since you have no money ever. I found the only way to really play this game is to take out a huge loan, hire a huge army, and just start raiding villages. It kind of takes away the good guy element that some players probably want to embrace. Ugh and the side quests are horrendous. I was asked to deliver some wine to a village within 7 days, and for some reason that alerts every bandit to your presence. You cant even make it halfway across the map before you are overwhelmed, captured by bandits and have all of your goods (that you're supposed to deliver) taken from you. I was asked to deliver a majestic horse to a prince or something in some castle. The quest itself had a trigger to have me ambushed and captured and the horse taken from me. Ugh another failed quest -.- and im broke have no weapons no horse no allies no army how can I even recover from this bankruptcy? Finally, got a small army up and received a quest to kill bandits. I was only able to find 3 groups of bandits so i was paid about 120 gold total. not enough to buy even a sh*tty pair of boots. Sooooo frustrating.
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  7. Dec 27, 2011
    0
    **** game's boring that I cant tell how this game's good.Gamecube-like graphics, repeditive gameplay,this & that.Don't play this.

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