TaleWorlds Entertainment is pleased to announce the release today of its action RPG, and we at Great App have brought you the Game review Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. It is already available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series and Xbox One. The game is also being released in its final version on PC, having been available in early access on the platform since March 2020.

Game review Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord
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Game review Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord combines realistic and exciting medieval combat with large-scale strategy on the vast sandbox continent of Calradia. Taking place 200 years before Mount & Blade: Warband, in Bannerlord you can experience the collapse of the Calradian Empire and play a role in its demise or its survival.

Starting at the bottom of the ladder as a simple soldier, you can create your own story as you progress to become a powerful warlord or even be crowned king.

From adventurer to merchant, from bandit to hero or from charitable ruler to tyrant: there's only one step. It's up to you to write your name in Calradia's history and raise the world under a new flag.

This release marks a milestone in the history of the Mount & Blade franchise, recognized as one of the most successful and influential of all time in its genre. However, TaleWorlds Entertainment would like to point out that the adventure is far from over with many updates and content planned for the coming months.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One and PC.

Story and gameplay

Epic confrontations await players in this universe where seven factions fight over territory or maintain fragile relations. The player takes on the role of a self-created character and searches this vast map, sometimes to negotiate, sometimes to forge links with the factions. In this world, you are free to go wherever you want. The journey is made on the map directly like Total War, you can join an existing faction by vassalizing yourself or even build your own kingdom from scratch. 

It's in combat that your skill and leadership abilities are tested. You take on your lord on the battlefield to lead his different cohorts of archers, infantry, not forgetting, of course, the cavalry or mounted archers. Your leadership skills will be put to the test, because if at first you only have a few loyal soldiers, you'll have the opportunity to take part in monumental battles involving several armies.

The game has a time indicator and as the years go by, your lord will grow old and may even die. During your travels, you'll have the opportunity to meet different lords who want to marry off their children to extend their influence, and you can also take advantage of this and continue the legacy of your house.

For its release, the game is packed with new features, and the AI of the troops will be improved to make combat more fluid, especially during sieges. What's more, it's not for nothing that it's called "Bannerlord": you'll be able to give your heroes banners to brandish on the battlefield, so that your crest remains in people's memories and your name in history!

That's not all, because the developers still have other additions in store for later, such as taking over neutral bandit camps to establish income (illegal, so watch your reputation in the world), improvements to seat battles and cohort formations, a summary of your game when it's over. The studio doesn't intend to stop taking care of the "darling" of the consoles.