The Best Medieval Games

Update : Dark and Darker added at rank #35.
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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5 Playstation 4

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is an expansive open-world RPG/strategy hybrid set in a Medieval world. You lead a rag-tag group of mercenaries and gradually build up your forces, recruiting more troops, improving the quality of your army and taking on ambitious tasks. As you progress through the game you can choose to live a peaceful life or aim to become a powerful ruler with the ultimate goal of becoming the new ruler of Calradia.


What we like:
  • In-depth character creator
  • Intense melee combat and tactical battles
  • Thousands of hours of potential gameplay
  • emergent storytelling and replayability
  • Sandbox mode with customizable scenarios
  • Multiplayer modes for instant action distraction
What could be improved:
  • Difficult console controls
  • old-fashioned character models
  • overwhelming opening hours

  • medieval
  • sandbox
  • battle
  • rpg
  • strategy
  • combat
  • war
  • horses
  • fight
  • open-world
  • tactical

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Chivalry 2 (2021)

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Playstation 4 PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox One Playstation 5

Charge into medieval warfare in Chivalry 2, a chaotic and immersive 64-player game. Engage in epic battles, wield over 30 unique weapons, and rise to glory with a new subclass system. Enjoy detailed combat with friends or solo, in a visually stunning and hilarious setting. Strategy, patience, and a love for the game are your keys to victory!


What we like:
  • Fun and detailed combat system
  • Enjoyable multiplayer
  • Wide range of weapons
  • Unique medieval experience
  • Humorous role-playing elements
What could be improved:
  • Poor team balance
  • Limited number of maps
  • Toxic community
  • Occasional server issues

  • medieval
  • battle
  • combat
  • multiplayer
  • fight
  • first-person
  • objective

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Crusader Kings III (2020)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Playstation 5 Linux Mac OS

Crusader Kings III immerses you in the world of medieval politics and dynasties, letting you choose a noble house and lead them to greatness. With a vast and beautifully detailed medieval map to explore, you will encounter a host of historical characters, make life-altering decisions, and forge your dynasty's legacy. The game's unique and colorful characters, wide range of playstyles, and limitless paths to follow make it an exciting and rewarding experience for those who love grand strategy games.

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What we like:
  • Immersive gameplay and world-building
  • Wide range of options for playstyle and objectives
  • Beautiful graphics and top-notch soundtrack
  • Unique and colorful characters with varied abilities and traits
  • Legacy system adds depth and longevity to gameplay
What could be improved:
  • Overpriced DLCs that do not add much to gameplay
  • Slow pace of gameplay and battles
  • Uncanny 3D models
  • Lack of region differentiation

  • strategy
  • grand-strategy
  • medieval
  • simulation
  • rpg
  • historical
  • war
  • empire
  • politics
  • military
  • grand
  • political
  • martial

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance (2018)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 PC Windows

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an open-world RPG set in the early 1400s in the heart of Europe, Bohemia. The game follows Henry, a blacksmith's son, who is caught up in a civil war after his home village is raided. Players will explore the sprawling map of Bohemia, engage in realistic combat and make meaningful choices that will shape their story.


What we like:
  • Challenging combat system
  • Vast open-world with plenty to explore
  • Realistic and authentic representation of time period
  • Engaging storyline
  • Intuitive save system
  • Diverse range of activities such as hunting and archery
  • Player choice has significant impact on story outcomes
What could be improved:
  • Slow paced combat
  • Mandatory events require certain levels of skill to overcome
  • Player freedom may not please everyone

  • rpg
  • medieval
  • open-world
  • historical
  • realistic
  • combat
  • dragon
  • fight
  • skill
  • fantasy
  • first-person
  • swordplay

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Pentiment (2022)

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Xbox One Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 5 Playstation 4 j Nintendo Switch

Pentiment can be seen as a educational game set in the 15th century, combining point-and-click adventure with role-playing elements and a branching narrative. It follows Andreas Mahler as he tries to clear his friend's name while uncovering the secrets of a small Bavarian town.

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What we like:
  • Captivating story
  • Immersive atmosphere
  • Beautiful visuals and sound
  • Interesting characters and dialogue
  • Deep RPG elements and replayability
What could be improved:
  • Limited number of puzzles which are not particularly challenging

  • historical
  • narrative
  • mystery
  • medieval
  • rpg
  • choices
  • book
  • crime
  • adventure
  • detective
  • education
  • story
  • fiction
  • stylized
  • local

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The Vale: Shadow of the Crown (2021)

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Xbox One PC Windows Playstation 4 j Nintendo Switch Playstation 5

The Vale: Shadow of the Crown is an RPG that relies solely on auditory perception to create an immersive experience for both those with vision impairments and those without. It follows Alex, a princess born blind who has been banished to the borderlands of her kingdom, as she attempts to reunite with her brother while supernatural forces attempt to prevent her from succeeding.

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What we like:
  • Incredible immersion
  • Sold gameplay mechanics
  • Phenomenal sound direction and fascinating story and characters
  • Forgiving approach to failure
  • Creative "do over" experience for story proposes
What could be improved:
  • Requires some level of patience
  • Gamers with hearing impairments might not be able to enjoy the title

  • rpg
  • medieval
  • action-adventure
  • narrative
  • archery
  • drama
  • emotional
  • combat
  • fantasy
  • swordplay
  • story
  • audio
  • hunting
  • magic
  • adventure

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Besiege (2020)

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PC Windows Android Xbox Series X Xbox One Linux Mac OS

Besiege is a physics based building game in which you construct medieval siege engines. Battle your way through a 54 level singleplayer campaign, unleash chaos with your friends in multiplayer, create your own worlds with the level editor, customize your game with mods through the workshop.


  • sandbox
  • building
  • physics
  • medieval
  • destruction
  • lego
  • science
  • vehicle
  • funny
  • humor
  • editor
  • level
  • gilliam
  • relaxing
  • strategy

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Kingdom: Two Crowns (2018)

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Nintendo Switch PC Windows Mac OS Playstation 4 Xbox One IOS iPhone Linux Android

In Kingdom Two Crowns, players must work in the brand-new solo or co-op campaign mode to build their kingdom and secure it from the threat of the Greed. Experience new technology, units, enemies, mounts, and secrets in the next evolution of the award-winning micro strategy franchise!


  • micro
  • medieval
  • pixel
  • colony
  • strategy
  • side-scrolling
  • cooperative
  • base-building
  • tower-defense
  • city-building
  • simulation
  • building
  • scroller
  • survival
  • 2d

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Wartales (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One PC Windows Xbox Series X

In Wartales, you will lead a group of mercenaries through an open-world medieval landscape, filled with treasure and mysteries to uncover. Customize your team with specialized skills and equipment, as you traverse a vast terrain via horseback or on foot. With a turn-based combat system, anticipate encountering various enemies requiring strategic planning and coordination for success. Bond with your fellow comrades and celebrate an accomplished day of pillaging with a well-earned feast. In this harsh world, will you endure and prosper? Play Wartales and find out!


What we like:
  • Exciting turn-based combat
  • Extensive customization options
  • Immersive map interactions
  • Amusing lock picking and puzzle-solving
  • Enticing exploration opportunities
What could be improved:
  • Harsh early-game difficulty
  • Repetitive late-game combat
  • No horse-riding option for faster travel
  • Lack of hints for in-game quests
  • Troop deployment is somewhat illogical

  • turn-based
  • rpg
  • tactical
  • medieval
  • open-world
  • combat
  • battle
  • strategy
  • survival
  • crafting
  • fight
  • low-fantasy
  • cooperative
  • management
  • resource

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A Plague Tale: Innocence (2019)

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Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows Xbox One

Follow the grim tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo, in a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history.


  • stealth
  • medieval
  • story
  • dark
  • atmospheric
  • survival
  • third-person
  • adventure
  • horror
  • emotional
  • historical
  • action-adventure
  • violent

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