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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (Windows)

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MobyRank
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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AusGamers
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. This might be the first commercial release from Torn Banner but it will definitely not be their last.
89
GameFocus
The simplistic approach to a rather in-depth first person melee combat game creates an addictive and exciting gaming experience that includes an abundant amount of violence and dismemberment. An overall immersive experience is created due to the realistic feel from the weapons and the sounds encountered throughout the battlefields. The excitement during battle reaches a climax when you deliver that final blow and your success is reaffirmed by your opponent’s death cry as they fall to the ground. You then spot your next opponent and hastily move to their position with your blade displaying the blood of your previous kill. Repeat. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare will offer countless hours of violent enjoyment.
87
ZTGameDomain
I really enjoyed my time with Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. It was a difficult game to begin with, but after some practice and finding a good team to play with, I couldn’t help but have a good time. Even when I was dying a good amount, getting those dismemberment kills was satisfying. For only 25 bucks, you get a good amount of game. If you’re looking for some good, difficult fun, you should really check this game out.
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GameTrailers
The yet untapped shield-and-wield genre may still lack a face, but Chivalry: Medieval Warfare could very well be the champion to carry the battle standard. Straightforward in approach yet exceedingly effective in delivery, it elevates the notion of melee combat past a last ditch combat maneuver and into a realm of medieval, multiplayer bliss.
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Destructoid
Comparisons between Chivalry and War of the Roses are inevitable. Both medieval melee-focused multiplayer titles; both coming out in the same month. The similarities are superficial, though. The difference in perspective, pace, and customization means that they can both be enjoyed for different reasons in the same way that people seem to be capable of enjoying both Battlefield and Call of Duty. When it comes down to the grisly joy of killing, however, Chivalry does edge ahead.
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Multiplayer.it
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare non osa ma è un titolo solido, condito da qualche buona idea e che nella modalità a obiettivi trova un suo senso d'esistere. Il tutto è arricchito da una grafica a tratti sorprendente e senza dubbio superiore alla media dei titoli indipendenti. Insomma, il primo vero titolo di Torn Banner Studios risulta decisamente appetibile se cercate battaglie cruente condite da un pizzico di strategia di squadra e se non siete ossessionati dalla componente simulativa che viene sacrificata per rendere il gameplay più bilanciato. Se invece cercate il nuovo Mount & Blade, il momento di solcare nuovi campi di battaglia non è ancora giunto.
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3D Juegos
El salvajismo e intensidad de sus batallas lo convierten en un gran juego de acción multijugador con el que disfrutaréis enormemente. Su oferta jugable es bastante generosa en lo que se refiere a modos de juego, y aunque actualmente no ofrece muchos mapas, los presentes son suficientes para garantizar nuestra diversión durante varias semanas.
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Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Лучший сетевой экшен о Средневековье явился как подобает истинному аристократу — без лишней помпы и маркетинговых фанфар. Главное теперь — чтобы авторы сдержали обещание и стали выпускать бесплатные дополнения.
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Meristation
Sea como sea, y más teniendo en cuenta el reducido precio al que sale a la venta, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare es una propuesta fresca y original para los amantes de la acción multijugador, con un gran soporte durante estas primeras semanas por parte de la comunidad, y que puede acabar convirtiéndose en una alternativa muy interesante en un mercado plagado de 'shooters' ambientados en belicismo moderno. Ni mejor ni peor que War of the Roses, simplemente único y diferente. Pero eso sí: con litros y litros de sangre. Y es que, ¿a quién no le hace adoptar el rol de William Wallace desde la comodidad y seguridad de su ordenador?
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Hooked Gamers
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare isn’t a perfect game but it does a lot of things right that even its bigger, better funded brothers struggle with. The game has personality, rewards strategy and it allows beginners to learn the ropes relatively quickly. With this being Torn Banner Studios’ first game, I have the feeling that they have much more up their sleeves and Chivalry may well be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
80
Eurogamer.de
Der ernsthafte Mittelalter-Experte - der auch mit deutlich mehr Mängeln leben kann - greift trotzdem tendenziell zu War of the Roses, während Fans von Ritter-Popkultur sich Chivalry genauer ansehen sollten. Wenn die Macher von Torn Banner jetzt noch ein dutzend Karten, Missionen und Modi nachschaufeln, der Serverbrowser ein bisschen komfortabler wird und die letzten Bugs und Unstimmigkeiten beim Balancing beseitigt werden, könnt ihr getrost die fair bemessenen 23 Euro bei Steam investieren.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
The fighting system has a lot going for it, and the objective-based gametypes do an effective job of mixing up the flow, but eventually its giant mosh pits do lose a little of their novelty. This is not helped by the fact that, outside of matches, the front end and approach to online play are simply functional. A game that makes you laugh out loud, however, gets forgiven such things. This is not a pompous blockbuster, nor a long-term proposition. This is about men hitting each other with swords, and the hitting part works great. Chivalry is a simple pleasure, and a funny game indeed. Question is, are you sure your ready for war?
80
Calm Down Tom
War of the Roses is a very similar title to Chivalry, and both have some things in common with the Mount and Blade series. We liked War of the Roses a lot too, but for now its Chivalry that has me hooked. There’s a solidity about the combat that just works. They really have nailed melee combat in a way no other developer has before. There’s still more that could be done in a sequel. Small bugs (like the way the server browser doesn’t save your search settings) can be frustrating. There’s also scope to add a single player campaign too. For now though, Chivalry is the most fun I’ve had in a multiplayer game in a long time. If, like me, you’re tired of modern military shooters, air strikes and RPG’s, you should try Chivalry too. It made an old cynic like me, who doesn’t even like competitive multiplayer games much any more, scream a battle cry at my screen. It broke through my hard, cynical and jaded exterior, and reminded me what I still am at heart. A gamer….. and a warrior.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Vous cherchez un jeu d'action multijoueur intense, sauvage et original ? Ne cherchez plus, enfilez votre plus belle cotte de mailles et allez défier d'autres chevaliers en herbe sur Chivalry : Medieval Warfare. Certes, le titre n'est pas encore parfait, mais il vous promet son lot de joutes sanglantes et d'émotions intenses.
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IGN
Lopping off appendages in gory displays of warrior aggression makes Chivalry: Medieval Warfare's up-close and personal melee combat a gritty and fulfilling on a primal level. Though the lack of complexity sometimes works both for and against it, getting caught up in the flow of battle yields many hours of man-stabbing amusement. Like its competition, Chivalry hasn't quite perfected the formula for medieval warfare, but it's a violent, fun time nonetheless.
78
Vandal Online
Tal y como hemos dicho al comienzo del texto, Chivalry Medieval Warfare es un título tremendamente divertido y que nos lo hará pasar en grande reviviendo todo tipo de refriegas medievales gracias a un sistema de combate cuerpo a cuerpo que combina sencillez y profundidad a partes iguales por solo 17,99 euros, un precio de salida muy acorde con lo que ofrece. Si bien es cierto que no es un título perfecto, ya que tiene sus fallos y carencias. Por suerte, muchos de ellos pueden ser solucionados mediante actualizaciones y parches, por lo que tendremos que esperar a ver si el equipo de Torn Banner Studios le da el suficiente soporte durante los próximos meses para terminar de pulir su nueva obra.
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GameStar (Germany)
Da der Oktober gleich zweimal die Mittelalter-Schlachtplatte auftischt, muss sich Chivalry: Medieval Warfare mit War of the Roses messen – zwei unterschiedliche Herangehensweisen an das gleiche Thema. Chivalry punktet mit grandios inszenierten, missionsbasierten Schlachten, in denen es überall kracht und scheppert. Dazu kommt ein sehr temporeiches Kampfsystem, das für meinen Geschmack zwar ein bisschen zu ungenau ist, aber trotzdem schnell greift. Auf der anderen Seiten stehen für mich unverständliche Designentscheidungen wie der hinkende Fernkampf, teilweise hölzerne Animationen und Schnitzer mit den unausgeglichenen Teamverhältnissen. Auch wenn ich begeistert Dörfer brandschatze oder den König von Agatha jage, zieht es mich deshalb letzten Endes doch wieder in die englischen Rosenkriege.
75
Everyeye.it
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare è un buon gioco in multiplayer, che gioca bene le sue carte ma che sembra incontrare dei limiti e delle barriere che potevano facilmente essere sfondate con pochi e semplici sforzi da parte di un team di sviluppo che sembra davvero in grado di realizzare prodotti di qualità. E' un peccato che questo simulatore di battaglie medievali non abbia un ben preciso contesto storico, un elemento che avrebbe certamente favorito le vendite, contestualizzato una ludicità che invece risulta priva di una vera e propria indentità, tagliando fuori gli appassionati di gaming storici e di vere e proprie simulazioni. Chivalry riesce comunque a reggere il confronto con altri titoli del genere, come il recente War of the Roses, ed è senza dubbio un ottimo punto di partenza per una dev team che, ne siamo sicuri, crescerà molto nei prossimi anni.
74
New Game Network
Serious lack of polish aside, Chivalry offers up some of the deepest and most satisfying melee combat around, and with some patches this could be one of the best competitive multiplayer games of the year.
70
Thunderbolt Games
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare’s focus on melee combat with lots of people might frustrate some, but it’s an impeccably designed system that throws a huge curveball at anyone who thinks they’ve mastered the controls. While dueling is fun, there’s no denying that trying to boil down the game to just the melee controls - which, while more in-depth than most games, are quite arcadey - sucks some of the life out of it. The game is at its best in total anarchy, and if I wasn’t positive that the game was designed around the idea of medieval sword fights being totally bad-ass I’d hazard the idea that there’s some social commentary going on about the nature of war. There’s not, but you might walk away from the game with a new-found appreciation for just how completely insane the idea of mass melee combat was back in the days of yore.
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Gameblog.fr
En testant War Of The Roses il y a deux semaines, je parlais d'un coup d'épée dans l'eau. Imaginez maintenant Chivalry, hilare, qui se glisse derrière le malheureux, le pousse dans la flotte d'un coup de talon, l'insulte en vieil anglois puis entreprend de lui enfoncer son heaume dans le crâne en rythmant chaque lever de claymore d'un rire espiègle. Technique sans oublier d'être brutal, Chivalry se paye le luxe extrême de ne pas se prendre au sérieux grâce à un sound design complètement over the top et une culture de l'artère fontaine. On se bidonne quand on tranche, on se bidonne quand on se fait planter et on trépigne d'impatience à l'idée de retourner entrechoquer le métal et les chairs. Evidemment, on se marre moins quand le simple franchissement d'une marche demande de s'y reprendre à deux fois ou quand l'architecture réseau nous lâche en pleine feinte d'estoc. Mais dans l'ensemble, pour la modique somme de quatre ou cinq chopines, Chivalry est un bien bel ouvrage.
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Games.cz
Rozhodně nadprůměrná pseudostředověká multiplayer akce, která ovšem ustrnula na půli cesty mezi instantní, nenáročnou zábavou a výzvou pro náročnější hráče. Kvůli několika neobratným designovým rozhodnutím to vypadá, že Chivalry bude spíše pro první skupinu, ačkoli potenciál k tomu, aby zamířila výš, je ve hře přímo hmatatelný.
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4Players.de
Chivalry ist auch nicht viel besser oder schlechter als War of the Roses. Zwar hat es eine bessere Steuerung und mehr Modi, aber es bietet deutlich weniger Spaß - vor allem auf lange Sicht. Chivalry wendet sich an Kampfpuristen, die sich ohne großes Drumherum in die blutige Schlacht stürzen wollen, ohne noch lange eigene Rüstung, Waffe oder Wappen zu wählen. Allerdings gibt's ein Problem mit der Motivation, wenn man alle Waffen ausprobiert hat, von denen zunächst nur hochmittelalterlichen Grundtypen vorhanden sind. Dann dauert es doch eine ganze Weile, bis man neue Waffen freigespielt hat und man verliert die Lust. Ein Solomodus, der wie Mount & Blade den Namen verdient hätte, fehlt ebenfalls, da hier nur das Tutorial bleibt. Unterm Strich gibt es wenig, das einen bei der Stange halten könnte, auch weil man sich etwa die Reitpferde gespart hat.