Horses, swords, bows, catapults, castles, sieges, etc. etc. The Middle Ages left so many iconic elements that it still serves as inspiration for films, series and, of course, games. So, for the fans of the time, we brought here a list of games that take us directly to medieval Europe. We prefer to leave out those medieval fantasy games like Skyrim, The Witcher or Dark Souls and put only those closest (or not so) to reality. Check out!

1. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an RPG that offers a classic medieval experience. Here you will not find spells or magic items, but an extremely faithful and realistic scenario of Europe in the Middle Ages. In Kingdom Come: Deliverance you control Henry, the son of a blacksmith who seeks revenge for the murder of his family. Along the journey, you will need to worry not only about tiredness and hunger, but also about your hygiene and appearance. That's right. NPCs will react differently depending on whether you have blood on your clothes, sword in hand, clean, etc. The fighting mechanics in Kingdom Come are very accurate and with a dynamic pace. However, do not expect to see characters with super abilities or with giant and flashy equipment. Kingdom Come bet on a more realistic style and this is, without a doubt, its most striking feature. You should play this game if:
  • You want to try a different RPG with a less fanciful style.

2. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a first-person action game that will give you an incredible medieval combat experience. The game is focused on multiplayer and places several players on the same battlefield, on opposite sides. Upon dying, players can resurrect and choose other characters, which makes the action frantic. The combat mechanics in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare are very well crafted and the players have a wide range of attack and defense movements, many controlled by the exact movement of the mouse to give more depth to the fights. During battles players will need to attack castles using siege weapons, assassinate royalty, break down gates, defend buildings, etc. You should play this game if:
  • You want a frantic and memorable experience of medieval battles.

3. For Honor

For Honor is another medieval game focused solely on fights and has one of the most complete and flexible combat systems ever made. Here, you can choose the direction of the attack or defense and you need to be quick to counterattack once you find an opening. Among the mechanics available, in For Honor you will need to use dodges, parries, guard breaks, counterattacks, weak attacks, strong attacks, combos, feints, unimaginable blows, recoveries, stunning, grappling and executions. For Honor's single player mode is uninteresting as the game's greatest grace is playing against other players. Multiplayer, on the other hand, takes time to master as you will need to learn to play with several heroes divided into three factions: knights, vikings and samurai. You should play this game if:
  • He likes fighting games and wants to try a new and complex system.

4. Life is Feudal: Your Own

Life is Feudal is a sandbox game in which you can roam the scene and choose the tasks you want to perform. The game is basically a medieval life simulator with some elements of survival. In Life is Feudal you can build structures, plant, harvest, mine, fight and much, much more. As you perform these actions, you upgrade your skills like any other RPG. Perhaps the biggest drawback of Life is Feudal is the need to play with friends. PvPs (player vs player) are very team-based, and many mechanics throughout the journey are much more fun as a group. You should play this game if:
  • Looking for a less action-based medieval game
  • He likes simulators and medieval themes.

5. Mount & Blade: Warband

Mount & Blade: Warband is another RPG sandbox in which you start as a Joe Nobody and end up becoming extremely important to the world. The game has very outdated graphics and has no voice acting, but it makes up for the amount of content and options in creating your character. The battles in Mount & Blade: Warband are quite dynamic, especially the mounted combat. Without a doubt it is a valid experience for RPG fans. You should play this game if:
  • Seeks a medieval RPG lighter than most.

6. War of the Roses

War of the Roses is a third-person combat game based on the famous British civil war of the same name. The game has no Campaign mode as it is exclusively focused on multiplayer matches of up to 64 players. The two existing modes are Conquest and Deathmatch. The fighting mechanics in War of the Roses are similar to other games on that list, especially Mount & Blade. The learning curve is not easy and requires some time and practice to master. Other than that, the game does not innovate in any respect compared to other games. You should play this game if:
  • Search for a medieval game based on real facts.

7. Banished

Banished is a medieval city-building game in which you need to provide food and shelter for banned people. In fact, you should also provide clothing, tools, bonfires and, later, education and health. Banished is not an easy game. You will notice that the difficulties of the game do not come from unpredictable events such as natural disasters or invasions, but from the player's own choices. Managing cities will not be an easy task even with many hours of play, as there is never a moment of real balance of resources. One of the attractive factors of Banished is that it has numerous mods made by the community capable of transforming the game according to your taste. You should play this game if:
  • He likes games of strategy, construction and resource management.

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