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  • Summary: The first expansion pack for Mount & Blade introduces an array of brand-new features, highlighted by a multiplayer capability that allows up to 32 players to battle it out in team-deathmatch-style combat on a single map.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Sep 27, 2016
    90
    Mount & Blade: Warband is one of the most unique experiences available on PS4. It's a game that people will overlook due to the slightly out dated graphics, but for those that do take the plunge, a polished and addictive gem awaits them.
  2. 80
    A true curio in the most literal sense, Mount and Blade: Warband will sharply divide PS4 players according to the premium that they place on aesthetics. For those who can look past such failings though, hundreds upon hundreds of hours of play awaits with a game that combines medieval combat, strategy and role-playing quite unlike any other. Just don’t stare at it eh? It’s rude.
  3. Dec 13, 2016
    80
    Any player with a taste for a medieval warlord’s life and a tolerance for dated graphics shouldn’t pass up the chance to sink their teeth into Mount and Blade: Warband. Though the PC version may be a bit easier to recommend thanks to the prevalence of mods and a more established community, folks without that option will do just fine on consoles.
  4. Sep 16, 2016
    70
    Mount & Blade: Warband is an awesome "Middle Age simulator". If you are not afraid of an hard initial approach and love roguelike mechanics, this game could give you a lot of hours of pure fun. The translation on console has however some defects, like the less approachable combat system on pad, the strategic component that is more difficult to use and no mod support.
  5. Jan 20, 2017
    60
    I have to be honest, after only a few hours of playing the game, I got bored and lost motivation to keep playing.
  6. Sep 28, 2016
    60
    Bewildering at first, but with time you can discover a surprising amount of depth and originality. Sadly this PS4 version is rather unnecessary with poorly optimised controls and no mod support.
  7. Sep 26, 2016
    40
    Better late than never? I disagree. The visuals are outdated and although there are some interesting control schemes at work, the appeal that the pc version generated a few years ago just isn’t there.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Aug 7, 2020
    10
    Great game, grew up playing this and Crpg and can still now play, can’t wait for Bannerlord and hopefully will be on PS4/PS5
  2. Apr 6, 2020
    10
    I played this game on PC first, then I transferred to PS4, and Warband was one of my first games. And I am still playing it till this day.I played this game on PC first, then I transferred to PS4, and Warband was one of my first games. And I am still playing it till this day. Multiplayer is not played as much it should, but this is primarily singleplayer game. Campaign will entertain you for a long time. game mechanics are really good, but could be better. But if you look it's game from 2010, I think it deserves some recognition for what it really is. Masterpiece! Expand
  3. Jun 22, 2020
    10
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  4. Nov 14, 2019
    8
    Mount and Blade Warband is a RTS RPG game set on a fictional continent called Caldaria. How you start in terms of location, skills andMount and Blade Warband is a RTS RPG game set on a fictional continent called Caldaria. How you start in terms of location, skills and background story is completely up to you, and even has an effect on how hard the game will be for you. Let's get into it.

    The graphics look dated as if they come straight out of a Playstation 2 game, but the abundance of options in gameplay are more broad than most RPG's as you have to manage an army with food, moral, honour and skills. There are a large amount of other NPC's that do their own thing regardless of you, making the game feel interactive and alive. By building and maintaining a relationship with these characters you can have more interactions with them, ranging from tasks to downright talking them into committing treason. Because of the large amount of options it always feels like the sky is the limit.

    The combat in the game is tough. At first melee feels very unprecise, and ranged weapons feel pretty weak. After many hours it will start to make sense to the player, but i think this learning curve will turn off a lot of people. If you do commit to learning and mastering it though, you'll feel like you are in a real medieval battle as there's no mercy towards the player. Normal mode in this game is Very Hard in another game.

    The grand goal is not set in stone, as you can do a variety of ways to play. It mostly comes down to having an army, but you can pursue playstyles like being a warlord, raider, a noble, conquering the world or just manipulating other NPC's into doing your wishes (if you are really good). This choice gives the game more replayability.

    Unfortunately there are a few negatives too. As i mentioned before, the combat feels quite unprecise and has a steep learning curve. Apart from that, the combat on horseback has some bugs that appear all to frequently like your horse not being able to movie if you collide with another NPC. As you explore the game the first dozens of hours it will feel fresh, but once you've done a big portion of it the repetition sets in hard. Battles will play out the same, and there's not much strategy involved. It comes down to: 'You have Swadian Knights? Well then you win!'

    It is an excellent game, and i think there's a lot of potential for the sequel if they improve the graphics, tutorials and controls in combat. I give it a 8/10.
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  5. Nov 19, 2016
    8
    This game doesn't look good (it's not awful, more like 'oldschool' :) ), it doesn't have I-will-never-forget music, controls could beThis game doesn't look good (it's not awful, more like 'oldschool' :) ), it doesn't have I-will-never-forget music, controls could be better... But somehow I'm 40 hours into the game and can't stop playing it.
    This game reminds me of '90s (no, it doesn't look THAT bad :) ) - good old days when looks wasn't the most important thing in a game. Gameplay was.
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  6. Oct 23, 2016
    7
    Mount & Blade: Warband is a Action RPG, Strategy, Simulation video game.

    + Good RPG Elements + Large Scale Battles + Create Your Own
    Mount & Blade: Warband is a Action RPG, Strategy, Simulation video game.

    + Good RPG Elements
    + Large Scale Battles
    + Create Your Own Faction
    - Bad Graphics and Animations
    - No Voice Acting
    - Controls
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  7. Sep 21, 2016
    0
    There is one severe flaw that makes this game virtually unplayable.

    The directional blocking and swing controls are connected to the R3
    There is one severe flaw that makes this game virtually unplayable.

    The directional blocking and swing controls are connected to the R3 stick which controls the camera. As well, pushing the R3 toggles the camera to a close view which is very sensitive and the camera constantly moves in and out during battle.

    Readjusting the camera while in battle makes the game very frustrating.

    I was so excited when I saw this game on PS4 and bought it the second I got home from work. However I stopped playing due to frustration.

    Please add an option to use the L3 stick for battle and I will start playing this game again.
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