I can’t believe that the first title was released ten years ago. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare(2012) was a revolutionary game with brutality at maximum. I still remember swinging my sword and clashing with the enemy with my squad. The graphics were bloody good for the time. And after visiting its Steam page, it puts a smile on my face that there are still players battling each other in the game.
I can talk about Chivalry: Medieval Warfare all day long. But we are here to review its successor; a new chaotic, bloody, and (most certainly) fun medieval game. So many things improved from the last one. After more than a month after its Steam release, here is our experience with Chivalry 2
What’s This Medival Warfare
Chivalry 2 is a first-person massive multiplayer action game with medieval armies slashing each other. It was released last year on June 8th, 2021. Now, almost a whole year after, you can find the game on Steam. The game was developed by Torn Banner Studios and (different from the first title) published by Tripwire Presents. We can say that a decade later, Torn Banner Studios is still good at creating medieval warfare. And here is all the evidence:
It’s difficult where to begin because Chivalry 2 (like the real medieval wars) will shake you up with its unending chaos and flying arrows all across. So, I will be your commander. I will show you the ways of war. Without wasting any more time, let’s begin with the tutorial.
One of the best things about this game… ahm I mean this war, is the tutorial. It is perfectly done. You will learn the basics of the game. When you finish the tutorial, the only thing left is combining the moves in your own way.
Alright, you did your training. Now, you need to learn the class system. There are four classes in this battle Archer, Vanguard, Foot Men, and Knight. All of them have their own subclasses that you can specialize your duty in the battleground. The balance between the classes is vital for winning the war. Archers are powerful in many situations. But without Knights holding the enemy away from Archers, they are useless. The class system in this game is detailed that needs its own guide. So, if you want to learn more about the class system, let us know in the comments if you want a Class Guide.
Even though the tutorial does well teaching you the basic movements, you need to practice them (and die in the process) on the battlefield. You can experiment with over 30 unique weapons the game offers. Also, I recommend you try your new tactics in the Free For All mode. Without any allies, you can swing your blade freely.
After finding your style, you and your squad can jump into the 64-player massive battles to complete team objectives and win the war. Always keep talking with your allies. Without teamwork that brings the enemy castle down, killing enemies won’t lead you to victory.
The fighting mechanics aren’t the most realistic. But this is not a sim game after all. I think the developers made a great combat system that every new player can get used to in a short time. The gameplay is balanced between fun and serious quite well. Although, don’t let this statement fool you. You CAN learn the game tactics (by practicing in Free For All) after several hours but mastering it takes time and effort.
Bloodbath with Endless Chaos
As I mentioned at the start, the is looks bloody good. Torn Banner Studios made a game which you will enjoy decapitating people. You start on terrain with green trees and beautiful flowers. And after two armies clash, the only color you will see is red.
Besides the brutality, weapons and armors look fantastic. How two swords hit each other and your armor shining on the battleground is something you need to experience.
You can also customize your character in many ways. The game offers a variety of armors. And you can buy most of them by just earning your money on the battlefield.
Overall, Chivalry 2 is a game with an easy-to-learn, hard-to-master combat system with gorgeous graphics. If you are an action-RPG fan, waste no time and try this game. Torn Banner Studios went further and beyond with this game, and I can’t wait for updates in the upcoming days.
You can find Chivalry 2 on Steam for $39.99. You can also purchase Special Edition if you want more content from the start. You can also play the game on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Make sure to check recommended system requirements before joining the battle.
Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- Processor: Intel i7 6700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3500x
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1070 or AMD RX Vega-56
- DirectX: Version 10
- Storage: 35 GB available space