Fans of medieval war shouldn’t miss out on these great sword-and-shield experiences.
Games with a medieval theme are always attractive. It was meant to be a simpler time, and when two kingdoms fought over land, the kings would tell their people to defend their land or attack the other kingdom. Peasants and troops would use any kind of melee weapon they could find to protect themselves.
Many gamers’ dreams include seeing steel and iron clashing in the middle of the sea or roaring footmen and militia on a battleground. But what medieval games have the epic, crazy fights between knights? Here are the best medieval games with great ways to fight that you should check out.
Dynasty Warriors Series
The very famous Dynasty Warriors series is set in medieval China and is based on the book Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Players can choose characters from the Wei, Wu, and Shu dynasties from a large group. Each character uses a different weapon and has a different set of strikes and special skills.
Most of the games are easy to learn how to play. Dynasty Warriors is more of a hack-and-slash game and has a lot of fantasy elements, but this design choice made the different characters feel like heroes and world-beaters who can wipe out armies of enemy troops. The series is so well-known that it started a type of games called “Musou Games.”
Ghost Of Tsushima
Medieval Japan is a fun place for games to take place because it was a time when samurai were common. Ghost of Tsushima is a fun and realistic look at what it was like to be a samurai in Japan when the Mongols came.
As Jin Sakai, players move around Tsushima Island and work on their blade skills. Jin kills Mongols in battle either by being honest or by sneaking around.
Even though there is a bit of power fantasy in the fights, they don’t go too far. Players can’t just swing their katanas around without any thought. They have to figure out which attacks the Mongol attackers will use and hit them with the right one, since the invaders can and will use their numbers to overwhelm Jin.
Conqueror’s Blade is a game for people who want to be a warlord in charge of a group of men. It is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that mixes real-time strategy and siege tactics with hack-and-slash combat when players break into their opponents’ strongholds or when they break into their own.
Ordering troops is a smart game feature because it makes the player feel like a medieval warlord or general. Players can choose from twelve different fighting classes, each with its own skills, strengths, and weaknesses on the battlefield. This includes the normal sword and shield, glaives, polearms, pikes, mauls, bows, dual blades, and more.
Players can work together to form Houses and fight against other Houses in Territory Wars. They can also choose the Deathmatch mode, in which they only use their chosen leaders and fight against the other team until one side wins.
Try Hellish Quart if you want to know what it’s like to play a medieval fighting game. This 3D fighting game from Kubold lets players take control of one character and fight fierce battles. Hellish Quart stands out because it uses real swordsmanship methods and has combat that is based on physics. Bushido Blade, where one hit can end a fight, would be the closest game in terms of how it is controlled and how it works.
In a fight, players can use one-handed swords, sabers, rapiers, or longswords. Each tool has advantages and disadvantages. For example, one-handed swords are well-rounded for chops and stabs, sabers are quick for cuts and slices, and two-handed swords are slower but have more power behind their swings.
Instead of combos and quick hits, you use measured stabs, slashes, blocks, and counters. Most duels are decided by the best of three rounds, and they can end quickly if both players know how to use their swords well.
Have you ever thought who would win if Vikings, knights, and samurai fought to the death? For Honor has the answer to that question. Basket Random game is a fun twist on a fighting game by Ubisoft. It lets up to eight people play in a four-on-four battle.
For Honor has deep, easy-to-understand combat systems that are hard to learn. Each character has different stances that let them use different light, heavy, and special weapons. You can also get the upper hand by blocking, parrying, and dodging.
During team battles, players can work together to kill an enemy fast. The numbers game can be too much for players who aren’t very good, but more experienced players can adapt and beat this approach.
Mordhau is an online hack-and-slash game in which most of the attacks are done with melee weapons. Some of these are swords, axes, spears, hammers, polearms, and shields. Each tool is different in how it is held. For example, spears are good at striking and getting far away, but they have trouble with shields. Hammers do a lot of damage when they hit, but they swing slowly and don’t have much range.
The Swing Manipulation is an important part of Mordhau’s fights. Players can speed up or slow down their swings to try to get their opponents to parry or block. Different weapons move faster at different speeds when they are sped up, which can trick opponents who constantly block or parry. This makes melee combat more chaotic and fun because players can hit multiple enemies and friends at once when the armies meet at the frontline.
Players can also use a different attack after their first swing to throw off their opponents even more. You can reverse an overhead swing into a stab or horizontal swing, or vice versa, to throw off your opponent’s timing when they try to block or parry.
Chivalry 2 has huge 64-player maps and a variety of classes and subclasses. Players can use a wide range of medieval weapons to kill each other in huge battles.
Players have to learn how to use each weapon’s unique hits, stabs, and swings to do the most damage possible to their opponents. You can also speed up and drag your weapon swings, which you should do since enemies can and will come from anywhere on the map.
Classes and their subclasses also have special skills that can heal friends or hurt enemies, like throwing an oil pot at them to burn them. These give fights more depth and let players plan their attacks, which is especially useful on maps with clear goals.
Adding a button to do a battlecry is another fun thing the game did to make it more immersive. It’s always fun and memorable to let out a big shout after beating a bunch of enemies or getting a goal at the last second.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance has to be one of the best games to play if you want to fight in a true medieval way. Each weapon needs to be learned well because it has different benefits against different types of enemies.
Swords are especially good against opponents with less protection or limbs that can be stabbed or cut. Hammers and sledgehammers are better against opponents with full armor because they are slow and making dents in their armor does more damage than trying to break it.
Directional strikes, swings, and stabs are also important because they let players hit their target from different angles and get around their opponent’s defenses. On the defensive end, movement is also important to avoid strikes and deflect them. Parries and blocks are common and can feel great when done well against enemies who are being forceful.
Still, players need to get good at their chosen tool by using it a lot. The more a player uses a certain tool, the better they get at it, so it’s best to take your time with them to get the most out of their combos.