|a game by||Torn Banner Studios|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
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|See also:||Hack and Slash Games, First Person Shooter, Medieval Games|
Inspired by the greatest medieval movie battles, Chivalry 2 hopes to improve on its predecessor by offering the best medieval fighting experience possible. With knights, swords and shields, Chivalry 2 is shaping up to be this generation's answer to the increasing popularity in medieval games that we saw rise in the last ten years.
Not A Sword Simulator
Fans of the original Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, For Honor and Mordhau will know the slow-paced and realistic combat all too well. Swings and slashes are much more than a simple button press in Chivalry. With an animation style similar to combat in games like Dark Souls, Chivalry doesn’t allow players to mindlessly hack and slash at enemy players. Movement is slow and full of purpose, meaning that if you swing too soon or too often, you might just find yourself getting your head chopped off.
Instead, Torn Banner Studios isn’t focused on hyper-focused realism, but rather a realistic effort that brings players together for giant battles in suited armour. But sword fighting isn’t the be all and end all of Chivalry 2’s warfare. Players have access to bows, horses, siege weapons and of course, the ever-faithful yell mechanic that lets players scream war cries at each one another.
‘Tis But A Scratch
Chivalry might be well-known for its slow pace, but it's equally well known for its gritty depiction of medieval warfare. In the close-quarter-combat that has men swinging sharpened swords at one another, there’s bound to be a decapitation or two. Chivalry 2 knows this, and developer Torn Banner Studios has upped the ante on the blood and guts that eventually smear the entirety of the battlefield.
Unforgiving, Yet Satisfying
Most of the game modes in Chivalry 2 are your standard affair. What makes the dynamics of matches so interesting, however, is the fact that the game’s core mechanics are easy to understand, yet difficult to master.
It’s not just about unleashing swing after swing, instead Chivalry 2 allows players a unique amount of movement and flexibility with their character. With enough practice, players can even duck under enemy swings, strafe around foes in order to flank them and even roll out of danger when forced to the ground. This amount of dexterity means that players always have an option to leave a tight situation, even if the game’s movement is relatively slow.
If the actual fighting wasn’t hard enough, there’s also the added danger of friendly ‘fire’, where you can easily take chunks out of your teammates. All of this allows battles in Chivalry 2 to take chaotic, but ultimately engaging turns that see matches with up to 64 players transform across the battlefield.
Chivalry 2 seems to be shaping up to be the sequel that players have been waiting for. While gamers have had to quench their thirst for medieval combat through games like Mordhau and For Honor, the waiting time is nearly over. With a release scheduled for June, 2021, Chivalry 2 is looking to carry the torch for slow, medieval-based combat into the future of gaming.
- Giant, online 64-player battles
- Bigger, wider scope
- Greater maneuverability
- Very similar to other games in the genre
- Not a massive step up from the original Chivalry
Download Chivalry 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP