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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: 37 out of 60
  2. Negative: 15 out of 60
  1. Jul 2, 2019
    10
    A wonderfully fun time in medieval combat. Definitely worth the money if you enjoy games like Chivalry or fast paced melee combat.

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    A wonderfully fun time in medieval combat. Definitely worth the money if you enjoy games like Chivalry or fast paced melee combat.

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  2. May 26, 2019
    10
    Its great fun and succeeds at what it does. Easy to get into and very hard to master.
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    10
    The medieval warfare game we were all waiting for.
    A must buy for 20 euros.
  4. Apr 19, 2020
    9
    Mordhau is a medieval , pvp based slasher. I have played more than 600 hours and tbh - it's great.
  5. May 19, 2019
    7
    Fun gameplay system. Medieval war atmosphere feels good. BUT build system must be balanced. I encountered many server problems, they have to fixed.
  6. Apr 9, 2020
    5
    Mordhau is a Chivalry: Medieval Warfare clone aimed at fixing and improving it's gameplay, which is all the medieval FPS public wanted, but itMordhau is a Chivalry: Medieval Warfare clone aimed at fixing and improving it's gameplay, which is all the medieval FPS public wanted, but it doesn't go beyond that and still fails in many aspects. Chivalry had serious exploit issues with it's combat mechanics such as 360ยบ attacks, hitting people for full damage while facing backwards, hiding attack animations etc, which became meta and resulted in most players having a bad experience with the game. Mordhau did a decent job at fixing most of these and presenting a much more fluid gameplay, but it's still based on timed parrying instead of directional blocking which means the frustrating meta remains the same: you must feint your attacks, drag (slow/speed your attack so the opponent misses his defense window, very unrealistic and difficult to read) and do everything you can (including exploits) in order to hide attack animations.

    The game also suffers, to this day, from a serious lack of levels and bad level balancing; it gets boring quite fast. Despite a successful Kickstarter campaign and a very successful launch, devs have been extremely slow to deliver new content, which drew heavy criticism from the majority of the playerbase, and some of the Kickstarter promises remain broken. There are only 6 maps available for the main game mode after a whole year, and personally I don't expect them to release anything else.

    And if you're interested in Mordhau to play as an archer or use shields, forget it . Two-handed weapons are superior to everything else and can even parry arrows very easily, because the devs simply hate different playstyles.
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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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