5 Games Like "Mount & Blade"

Updated on June 9, 2019
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Caleb is enthusiastic about MMOs and likes to share his insight to help his readers choose the perfect games to play.

Mount & Blade has an intricate medieval world and an excellent combat system to help you fight your way through it.
Mount & Blade has an intricate medieval world and an excellent combat system to help you fight your way through it. | Source

What Is Mount & Blade?

Mount & Blade is a single-player action RPG developed by TaleWorlds. It has garnered many fans all over the world with its great combat system and well-designed medieval world.

An Action-Packed Medieval RPG

The game is set in the medieval land of Calradia. There is no storyline, thus encouraging you to roam the game world freely with its sandbox-style gameplay. Character customization is available at the beginning of the game. From there, you can choose to join one of five factions. The combat system is where Mount & Blade truly shines, with many players claiming that it has the best combat mechanics in the medieval niche.

Are you looking for games like Mount & Blade? Check out my 5 suggestions below.

Games Like Mount & Blade

  1. Sid Meier's Pirates!
  2. Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships
  3. War of Roses
  4. X3: Terran Conflict
  5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Read on for more information about each title and watch the corresponding game trailers to help find the best game to follow Mount & Blade.

1. Sid Meier's Pirates!

Sid Meier's Pirates! is an action-adventure strategy game created by Sid Meier and developed by MicroProse in 1987. You might be wondering why a game so old is on this list, but note that its inclusion was no mistake. If you haven't played this game yet, you are missing out on one of the best video games of all time.

Did You Know?

This was the first game by MicroProse to include Sid Meier's name in the title. This was done to attract fans of his earlier games.

An Open World Pirate Game

Sid Meier's Pirates! was so ahead of its time. It revolutionized the gaming industry and served as an inspiration for future games such as Civilization, Railroad Tycoon, and The Sims. It is set in an open world and features open-ended gameplay. There is a variety of activities you may choose to engage in, including attacking enemy ships, rescuing family members, and increasing your wealth through trade. The game concludes when you opt to retire, at which point you are given a position, ranging from Beggar to King's Adviser, depending on your accomplishments in the game.

Since it was such an immensely successful game, several remakes have been produced since. You can now play the original game on PC, Xbox, Wii, PSP, iPad, and Windows Phone 7.

2. Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships

Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships is a role-playing game developed by Akella. It is the direct sequel to Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales and is a continuation of the daring journey on the high seas. This time, though, you are not restricted to a storyline, as was the case in the previous game. You can create your own story and live your life as you wish.

A Water-Based RPG

You play the game as one of three characters: Merchant, Corsair, or Adventurer. Each character has his own unique set of stats, which are a part of the P.I.R.A.T.E.S system:

  • Power
  • Insight
  • Reaction
  • Authority
  • Talent
  • Endurance
  • Success

This new system affects many gameplay elements, such as how much health you have, how many items you can carry, and your ship's behavior. Age of Pirates 2 also features a more extensive fight and trade system. One downfall of the game is that it lacks any kind of tutorial. Luckily, the basics are pretty easy to master, and you'll get an understanding of how things work as you go.

If you're a fan of sea battles, then Age of Pirates 2 is the perfect game for you. Explore new lands, build your crew, and establish your reputation as the best captain in the Caribbean.

3. War of the Roses

War of the Roses is a medieval hack and slash developed by Fatshark. The game draws inspiration from the Wars of the Roses, a series of dynastic wars that devastated England during the 15th century.

A Medieval Hack and Slash

In this game, you take control of a soldier fighting for either the House of Lancaster or the House of York. You begin the game as a Footman, but you can eventually unlock a pre-made Guardsman, Longbowman, or Footknight character. Three game modes are available:

  • Team Deathmatch is your basic team vs. team battle.
  • Conquest involves conquering a series of checkpoints, which your team must unlock in the proper sequence.
  • Pitched Battle pits two teams in a battle arena, and the team with the last man standing wins.

One negative aspect of the game which many critics point out is the steep learning curve. This is mainly because the game is skill-dependent.

War of the Roses is an enjoyable game filled with action and historical references. I also recommend this game to those who love strategy, as a lot of your success in this game is based on decision making.

4. X3: Terran Conflict

X3: Terran Conflict is a space trading and combat simulator developed by EgoSoft. It is the last game in the X series of video games and continues to chronicle the struggles of the player-character as he/she attempts to fight their way through the universe and return home to Earth.

A Combat-Based Sci-Fi Simulator

The game features a vast map consisting of numerous sectors which are connected to each other via "Jumpgates." The gameplay is open-ended, and you can explore the universe freely and interact with a variety of alien races. Your actions dictate whether they will be a friend or foe. There are 7 races total:

  • Argon: Descendants of Earthlings
  • Boron: A peaceful group that lives underwater
  • Paranid: They are all paranoid
  • Pirates: The "rebels" of the game
  • Split: Territorial warriors
  • Teladi: Will do anything to make a profit
  • Xenon: A human experiment gone wrong

You can also take part in the economy of the different sectors through trade, construction, and combat. You become successful by building a huge army of ships and acquiring different properties, such as factories and stations. Ships can be piloted manually or you can choose to give them orders to perform specific tasks. Combat in this game can range from small fights to large fleet battles involving hundreds of ships. Many weapons are available, though your selection is limited by the constructing race and ship size.

X3: Terran Conflict is a fantastic game that every space-combat-game fan should absolutely check out. The game is simply addictive and is a fitting conclusion to the epic X series.

5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim does not need an introduction, as it is one of the most popular and successful video games to grace the gaming world in recent years. This game continues to incorporate the open world tradition of its predecessors, allowing you to roam around and explore the vast game world whenever you want.

A Fantasy RPG

The main objective of the game is to defeat Alduin, a dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world. Several quests are available, which you can choose to either follow or postpone indefinitely if you opt to explore the game world instead. A constant goal is to improve your character's skills, as you need to become stronger in order to make any real progress. There are 18 skills in total, divided between 3 classes:

The Mage
The Warrior
The Theif
Illusion
Smithing
Light Armor
Conjuration
Heavy Armor
Sneak
Destruction
Block
Lockpicking
Restoration
One-Handed
Pickpocket
Alteration
Two-Handed
Speech
Enchanting
Archery
Alchemy

A key element of Skyrim is the inclusion of dragons, which may attack cities and towns at any moment. At the beginning of the game, you will discover that you are a Dragonborn, which gives you the ability to absorb the souls of dragons. This gives you the power to use Dragon Shouts or Thu'um.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the best role-playing games ever created. The game successfully immerses you into a fantasy world that is full of nonstop action.

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      whiskey tango foxtrot 

      2 years ago

      Skyrim? No :D

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      indeed 

      2 years ago

      what the hell is skyrim doing on this list??

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      lekkek 

      2 years ago

      To me the point of M&B is combining rts,rpg and action.

      You get to command many warriors, but also have leveling and some other rpg elements and of course you can help your soliders by joining the fight yourself, i also love that its not fantasy. now tell me wtf does skyrim have to do with M&B?

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      Jawarrior 

      2 years ago

      Thank you for the suggestions. That Sid Meier's Pirates actually came out in 2004 its a modern rework. The original was with little block pixels.

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      Gigi 

      4 years ago

      I don't know about the others but War of the Roses and Skyrim have nothing to do with M&B. I really doubt X has anything to do either. Try Conquest of Elysium 3.

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