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Mount&Blade: With Fire and Sword (Windows)

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Description

Mount&Blade: With Fire and Sword continues the saga, this time in the gunpowder age of medieval Eastern Europe.

The player starts with a pre-generated male character (character creation has been disabled, however the player may still customize the physical features) in the outskirts of Smolensk, in Polish territory. To survive, the player must once again gain reputation from one of the available factions: the Polish Republic currently allied with Crimean Khanate is at war with the Cossack Hetmanate, who are allied with the Muscovite Tsardom. The powerful Kingdom of Sweden awaits the outcome of the war. Although still an open-world game, a few faction-specific plots now may be pursued by the player.

Mercenary camps is a new feature allowing the player to hire region-specific units. These mercenaries may be upgraded in weapons and armor for a price. One mercenary camp is available per faction.

All crossbow weapons have now been replaced with firearms, capable of delivering devastating damage, though with a slow loading process, slightly lower accuracy, and lower levels of ammunition. Firearms come into two versions: muskets and pistols. Muskets have longer range, damage, and more angle when firing from a horse. Pistols are noticeably faster in reloading time, however have shorter range, and may only be fired frontally from a horse.

The player may now send (and accompany) caravans between towns and castles as an alternate to profit. The previous income feature of building investment has been replaced with this new feature.

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Mount&Blade: With Fire and Sword Windows Tutorial - A quick tutorial provides the basics of movement and attack commands.
Mount&Blade: With Fire and Sword Windows Character Creation - The Firearm proficiency replaces the original crossbow proficiency.
Mount&Blade: With Fire and Sword Windows Tutorial - An early example of unit battling each other in combat. Also an introduction to Jacques de Clermont, a French non-player character (NPC) of some importance.
Mount&Blade: With Fire and Sword Windows Character Creation - Players may now only use a male character. Female characters are no longer supported.

Alternate Titles

  • "Mount & Blade: Ogniem i Mieczem" -- Polish title
  • "Mount&Blade: Fire and Sword" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

FiringSquad May 20, 2011 83 out of 100 83
PC Gamer May 20, 2011 82 out of 100 82
GamingBolt Jun 13, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Christ Centered Game Reviews May 23, 2011 78 out of 100 78
4Players.de May 13, 2011 72 out of 100 72
GameZone May 19, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Game Watcher May 20, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65
GameOver (Greece) May 11, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Gamer.nl May 16, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Bit-Tech May 11, 2011 50 out of 100 50

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Indra is engaged (19925) added Mount&Blade: With Fire and Sword (Windows) on May 21, 2011