Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Reviews

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
9 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2022

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord roundly excels because it lets players be whatever they want to be and rather than penalise those choices, instead makes players own those decisions and provide a peerless theatre for them to thrive. Though technically not perfect, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord invites players to weave their own tapestry of ambition and be whomever they like in their own Game of Thrones, letting them wage war, engage in diplomacy, fight in the arenas, trade illicit goods, be a town alderman and absolutely everything in between in one of the most ambitious PS5 games to date. If you'll let it, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord II will become your new obsession. And you should.

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9 / 10
Dec 1, 2022

Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord is, in spite of some missing features, a must-play experience for anyone who's remotely interested in kingdoms, claymores and combat.

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Nov 11, 2022

For everyone else, there is nothing quite like Mount & Blade. This expansive, massive, deeply immersive blend of open world, open-ended RPG and medieval strategy might be the biggest time sink on the PlayStation 5, but it’s also one of the most rewarding. The stories of heroics and failures that you can write for yourself while playing this game are positively Shakesperean, and this is one of those rare times where failure is as entertaining as success, because there’s an excellent, emergent story in that.

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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 27, 2022

Grind and jank aside, there is nothing else like a Mount and Blade game, and Bannerlord is undisputably the best one yet. Its uniqueness alone makes it worth playing. To talk about it that way is to do it a disservice though; the true marvel of Bannerlord is that it actually delivers on what is an astonishingly ambitious concept. The two halves of the game complement each other perfectly. It may be on a slow boil, but once it gets up a head of steam, you won't be able to put it down.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2022

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is very much a superior sequel in so many ways. It's still a bit of a brick wall to get past in terms of understanding its finer points, but keep hammering away and you will find them.

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85 / 100
Oct 31, 2022

There is no other game like Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. It's a fantastic experience, one unique in the gaming space. The constant grind to manage and progress with your kingdom is hard work - really hard work - but the payoff is spectacular. This is not a game for everyone but if this is your kind of thing, you're going to love every blood-stained minute of it.

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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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8.5 / 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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80 / 100
Oct 28, 2022

Despite some shallow ancillary systems, Bannerlord is the master of medieval warfare

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8 / 10
Oct 28, 2022

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord comes back with improvements to everything we liked about the previous games and some new systems as well. However, it's not a perfectly polished game, so you'll have to navigate a few edges on your path to restore/destroy the Empire.

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8 / 10
Nov 17, 2022

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord combines RPG mechanics with grand strategy and features battles so epic they can be overwhelming at times. It has some rough edges, and the interface can be unwieldy, but at its core lies a roleplaying experience that is virtually unrivalled in scope - especially on console.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2022

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord is a game that can swallow you whole and make you forget about everything else – including its own flaws. That’s the beauty of this series – the gameplay, and particularly the large-scale, real-time combat, makes us shrug off ugly face models, underdeveloped diplomacy, or dumb AI.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2022

Ten long years have passed since the announcement of the latest installment of Mount & Blade. Then the game was in early access, and now it's finally finished and fully battle-ready. Not all fans are thrilled with the result, as not everything is as it could have been, but it's still a trip worth taking part in.

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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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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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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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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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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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7.6 / 10.0
Nov 9, 2022

Bannerlord is a layered experience, even played on console, despite some flaws with its controls.

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