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Chivalry II Review

Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 9 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Chivalry 2 is an online sword fighting game that recreates epic medieval movie battles. It's the sequel to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and thrusts you first-hand into huge battles where you must survive clashing swords, storms of flaming arrows and sprawling castle sieges.

You control a warrior that can be customised right down to the gurgling battle cries and other expressions. You are equipped with medieval melee weapons from sledgehammers to long swords and battle axes. Other weapons can be discovered and used during each battle.

Encountering enemy players you have three attack patterns: horizontal slash, vertical slash, and a stab, which can be chained together. This, combined with the need to block, creates a flexible fighting system that requires considerable skill and good timing,

Although it's gorey and bloody, the action has an over-the-top tongue-in-cheek feel to it. While avoiding the silliness of Monty Python's black night (that never loses) dismemberment is a part of the entertainment rather than the shock of the game.

Battles pit the Agatha Knights, who wear blue and white, and Mason Order, who wear red and black, against each other. This is either in a battle to the death of with objectives where one group must break into the opposite team's castle and eliminate their king.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 08/06/2021

Price: 11% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World and Role-Playing

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: Torn Banner (@TornBanner)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 20 minutes and 45 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play this with 64 players online. Cross-Play: You can play online with people on different systems.

CostsCosts

Chivalry II usually costs £15.99 to £44.99. 

Chivalry 2

XBox Store Xbox One £33.49
PlayStation Store PS5 £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99

Chivalry 2 Special Edition

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

XBox Store Xbox One £15.99

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Ultimate Edition

XBox Store Xbox One £24.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 18 because it features graphic violence and motiveless killing of innocent characters. This game features graphic violence towards human characters, which is inflicted using a range of medieval weapons, including swords, maces and longbows. Bladed weapons allow the player to decapitate or dismember enemy characters, which results in sight of blood and gore. When limbs are cut off, enemy characters may continue to move around until they bleed out. Innocent and unarmed characters, such as adult villagers, can also be killed, although they cannot be dismembered. The game also features bad language, such as 'prick', '*!@?*', '*!@?*', '*!@?*' and 'whore', as well as some verbal innuendo.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

In addition to the ratings, it's worth noting that you can turn off both Gore and Dismemberment in the settings on PC and console. You can set it to:
  • Minimal: No graphic blood or dismemberment.
  • No Dismemberment: Some blood but no dismemberment.
  • Full Gore: Blood and dismemberment.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

AccessibilityAccessibility

There's an Autosprint option so you don't have to press an additional button to sprint. There's also an Attack Direction From Movement option to avoid needing to press a button to select this during play. You can also switch from Hold to Toggle for crouching. There is an aim assist option for Melee and Ranged weapons.

You can't disable all camera shake but you can disable the Head Bob motion of the camera. You can turn off Motion Blur to ease motion sickness.

You can remap mouse/keys and controller buttons on PC but you can't remap buttons on console.
 
Our Chivalry II Accessibility Report documents 21 accessibility features:

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