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Generally favorable reviews- based on 146 Ratings

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  • Summary: MORDHAU is a multiplayer medieval slasher. Create your mercenary and fight in brutal battles where you will experience fast paced combat, castle sieges, cavalry charges, and more.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. May 14, 2019
    100
    Masterful combat, a heap of interactive elements, and delightfully indulging gore all interweave to create something close to a masterpiece.
  2. May 21, 2019
    90
    When it sinks its fangs into you, Mordhau has dozens of hours worth of head chopping, arrow shooting, character customizing, build testing, and lute playing to offer.
  3. May 17, 2019
    84
    High skill cap melee combat is equally rewarding and daunting, though the archery and support roles could use some work.
  4. May 10, 2019
    80
    Mordhau is a slap in the face and a pleasure at every moment. Much more than a spiritual sequel to Chivalry, it's an exciting game. Deep, easy to understand but difficult to master, it's a breath of fresh air for video games.
  5. May 21, 2019
    80
    Mordhau is like a spiritual successor of Chivalry. Its cleverly-designed combat system and its Frontline mode will give you many, many hours of fun.
  6. May 20, 2019
    78
    Mordhau in the best hack 'n slash online game on the market, with some limits.
  7. May 3, 2019
    72
    On paper, Mordhau could look like any medieval brawler as we have seen for years. But in reality, it knows how to stand out with a combat system that is halfway between the arcade game and the realistic one, and a rather advanced personalization. We only regret the low number of cards and game modes, hoping that it will be completed in the near future via a few updates. However, everything is counterbalanced by a chubby humour that hits the target and will give you (at least) a few dozen hours of fun, with or without friends.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 40
  2. Negative: 9 out of 40
  1. Apr 30, 2019
    10
    The medieval warfare game we were all waiting for.
    A must buy for 20 euros.
  2. May 11, 2019
    10
    If you enjoy carnage, memes and getting gud then this is the game for you. Mordhau is extremely fine-tuned and polished, and with mods comingIf you enjoy carnage, memes and getting gud then this is the game for you. Mordhau is extremely fine-tuned and polished, and with mods coming in the future you will have endless hours of enjoyment. Expand
  3. May 14, 2019
    10
    One of the best multiplayer games I've ever played - it's pure skill. Plus there are zero microtransactions and pay to win features, which isOne of the best multiplayer games I've ever played - it's pure skill. Plus there are zero microtransactions and pay to win features, which is rare in a modern game. Expand
  4. May 4, 2019
    10
    By far the best slasher game around. Don't let players that have zero experience on the genre discourage you, all the veterans from ChivalryBy far the best slasher game around. Don't let players that have zero experience on the genre discourage you, all the veterans from Chivalry will tell you this game is the real deal. Expand
  5. May 12, 2019
    8
    Give me a lute Give me a lute Give me a lute Give me a lute Give me a lute Give me a lute Give me a lute
  6. May 5, 2019
    6
    Primitive. Fancy graphics, but the gameplay is about the same as 2004 era shooters - that's 15 years ago. Run around in circles and swing yourPrimitive. Fancy graphics, but the gameplay is about the same as 2004 era shooters - that's 15 years ago. Run around in circles and swing your stick. Armor is cosmetic and all it does is reduce damage by percentage amount. No glancing blows, no "damage resistance" - a throwing knife penetrates full plate, just dealing 15 damage.

    There's no movement direction or step restrictions, meaning everyone strafes randomly all the time to avoid archers. There is no proper stamina management, not even unblockable "power attacks" - you can block everything with any weapon.

    I've had more intense knife fights on "pistol and knife only" FPS servers than this game.
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  7. May 24, 2019
    0
    This game is a rock, paper, scissors of melee garbage. There is no skill require, there are about 5 moves a character can pull so it is veryThis game is a rock, paper, scissors of melee garbage. There is no skill require, there are about 5 moves a character can pull so it is very simplistic. The game-play is slow and clunky, the hit boxes are abysmal. The game pretty much devolves down to two moves, swing and block. Swing first and if they don't block you win, if they block you might loose. It is pretty much a guessing game for the most part. Archery and thrown weapons feel like they are being worked by someone who has never thrown something in their life, I question if the devs actually have every played a sport. There is so much wrong with the games battle systems, why someone swinging a small short sword swings at relatively the same speed as someone would swing a maul? Why does standing right next to a person allow someone to stab you with a giant two handed sword at the same rate as someone with a dagger. Shields for the most part play no role, it is just a game of smash with a two hander. The perks make no sense and are clearly imbalanced. The match making is insulting, most games are a **** show where one teams **** the other so hard you feel embarrassed if you win . When you enter a game and one team is entirely high level players and the other team doesn't have more than 3 people with double digit levels you should just leave or why not switch to the winning team as the game doesn't do any balance. The armor system is very very simple and mainly cosmetic. I guess plate mail isn't good at stopping someone from punching you. The thing is, it just isn't fun watching you either **** a team in or get ****ed, there is little to no middle ground in the game. One team is blue and once they get covered in blood so you can't tell their team anymore, a simple and embarrassing oversight. The tutorial is bad and the voice-overs for it are even worse. I don't think any of the devs have ever shot a bow either. The chat is full of garbage people. When I am not getting ganged up on I am dying to my team mates, seriously I have died more to teammates than enemies in some games. All around a slop show. Just don't buy it, your life will be better. Expand

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