Mount & Blade: Warband is the eagerly anticipated sole expansion to the original PC role-playing game (RPG), Mount & Blade. In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia! Mount & Blade: Warband is the eagerly anticipated stand alone expansion pack for the game that brought medieval battlefields to life with its realistic mounted combat and detailed fighting system.
For those that stick around, however, Mount & Blade Warband remains every bit the gem of a game that its predecessor was; more so, actually.
Nevertheless, Mount & Blade: Warband is not a single-player title and the campaign is nothing more than a bonus for when your Internet connection isn't working. Otherwise, you will find yourself again connected to the official servers, slashing and hacking opponents from all-over the civilized worlds, cursing for being unhorsed or jumping with fear at the sound of an arrow.
Better graphics, gameplay and new multiplayer modes makes this Mount and Blade Warband a must buy for everyone likes its predecessor. Now we just have to wait for the loads of great mods will come out in the next months.
Great improvements to the original game make the new Mount & Blade just the best in middle-ages fight simulation. Finally, we can ride the horse and crush opponents' heads online. [Issue#191]
If you haven't played the original Mount & Blade, go a head and pick up Warband. If you already have M&B, you may want to skip it.
I played this game for hours, and I still can't stop playing. I fought big battles, conquered castles and cities and nearly forgot about the weak graphics. Too sad that it doesn't look better.
A hugely ambitious and imaginative, but still very roughly hewn, simulation of medieval combat.