Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Reviews

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
Dec 24, 2022

Bannerlord, in spite of its shortcomings, is a great game to play for tactics enthusiasts and players that love huge battles. Its simulation style of gameplay is fairly unique and keeps me coming back. An easy recommendation to all that love their sandboxes.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 13, 2022

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is a wonderfully in-depth adventure RPG. You'll love its sprawling open world, and its time-sink campaign. Sadly, its multiplayer option isn't as captivating, but that matters not. With vast battles and folksy audio, this will impress you throughout.

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Recommended
Nov 25, 2022

A unique experience that finally comes to consoles in its final version.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2022

Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord is a masterfully crafted game, an absolute spectacular successor to the first game that will satisfy the hunger of any strategy games fnatics ou there though we don't recommend going for a third installement for this franchise at least for the time being.

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3.5 / 5.0
Nov 18, 2022

I’ve never been a big fan of games that require you to invest huge amounts of time before they get good. Our time is valuable and while Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord does eventually get good, the uninteresting grind along the way and lifeless world didn’t do much to pull me back. Fans of the series will still have a great time and if you are willing to invest your time you’ll definitely be rewarded for it, but its frustrating to see so much potential for an even better game left unrealized.

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XGN.nl
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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2022

Bannerlord doesn't excel graphically or in storyline, but makes that up in flexibility and scale. The vibrant world evolves even without the gamer and offers both opportunities and threads that can be exploited. This is a true mediieval sandbox where the player can act as he wishes, but always has to face the consequences. While much great effort is put into making this game playable on consoles, the sheer number of options, menus and controls make this better suited for PC.

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GAMES.CH
Top Critic
78%
Nov 3, 2022

The struggles and the slow work up in the medieval hierarchy are good enough to keep us glued to the screen until late into the night. Especially if you want to compete against other army leaders in multiplayer mode, you should definitely take a look here, because "Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord" is a gaming experience like no other despite its flaws.

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6.7 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2022

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord is a well-crafted, but too shallow blend of genres. While the 3D combat is realistic and immersive, the strategic aspects of the title lack detail, making the campaign monotonous and leading the player to repeat the same actions almost mechanically. You will have hours of fun if you like to take part in first-person shoot-outs, otherwise you might get bored quickly. In any case, I recommend playing the title in the PC version and not on consoles.

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79 / 100
Oct 30, 2022

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord takes you to the Calradia and then makes you drink wine from someone's skull. Good game but still has the potential to be better. I can't wait to see it.

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90 / 100
Oct 27, 2022

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is a complete medieval knight simulator that improves and at the same time gives greater accessibility to its first installment. We have had to wait 14 years for this moment and we will not be disappointed. Although Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is a dense game, which encompasses many playable fronts and formulas, and this can overwhelm at first, as soon as we get the mechanics down we will be captivated by the title of TaleWorlds and all its possibilities.

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2022

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord provides the kind of power of fantasy and freedom that other games just promise in their marketing materials! You are free to be anything from a rogue bandit leader to a powerful merchant lord to a noble knight and more in an ever-changing world full of palace intrigue and backstabbing.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2022

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is a medieval RPG and strategy game with a realistic and challenging combat and army management, tons of different features and various gameplay styles. It's fun and addicting, but it's not without flaws. If you forgo the performance issues and minor bugs, you can enjoy playing the game for a long time.

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