Mount and Blade: Warband is the first sequel for the action role-playing video game Mount and Blade. First announced in January 2009, the game was developed by TaleWorlds and was published by Paradox Interactive on March 30, 2010. Warband expands on the original game by introducing a sixth faction, increasing the political options, allowing players to start their own faction, and incorporating multiplayer modes. Reveiws of the game were generally favourable, with the addition of multiplayer the most highly praised element.
Mount and Blade is back with a complete overhaul of the graphics engine, and many other major improvements. BUT serious engine limitations still exist.
Multiplayer is one of these big improvements, and the end result is an even more addicting game than the first M&B. You'll also find an "instant action" mode within the main menu; great for quick fun battles or just practice. Singleplayer is where I spend most of my time, it's mostly the same as the first game, so don't expect to much. But some new features like party morale affecting battles, and being able to finally rule over your own kingdom, are really great additions.
Combat is, by far, the best thing M&B Warband includes. A very dynamic combat system allows for the most realistic medieval battles online and offline. Archery is also present, and is very fun and precise.
Gameplay- A great combat system allows for hours of fun.
Sound- Soldiers' warcries are repetitive and annoying, everything else is decent or absent.
Graphics- An okay looking game, and highly customizable graphics options make this game playable by almost any PC.