15 Best Sword Fighting Games (Get Ready For Great Medieval Combat)

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Sword fighting can get pretty intense and dramatic in Mordhau

What Are The Best Sword Fighting Games of Today?

We all know about games that take place during medieval times. You have probably played tons of them.

But have you ever wondered which are actually the best ones when it comes to sword fighting?

Here we show you the top 15 best sword fighting games.

15. Gloria Victis

Gloria Victis Gameplay

The only aim in Gloria Victis is to become a real knight. Explore the lands, fight against your opponents, participate in sieges, and most importantly, use your brain!

To conquer territories and shred the blood of your enemies, you will need to use actual battle tactics to get it right, all while enjoying the environment of an extremely realistic and believable medieval world. 

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome: 

  • Variety of weapon design
  • Epic battle soundtrack
  • Entire towns and castles built entirely by yourself  

Battles follow the real setting in this game: it’s a messy and dark situation, and you will have to think quickly and effectively in order to make it and claim your lands back.

Whenever you need to play with your team, battles will take place anywhere in the Gloria Victis’s world, not necessarily just where your castle or fortress is. 

14. Mordhau

Mordhau Gameplay

In Mordhau, you design your own mercenary and heartlessly fight against your opponents with all of your melee combat skills. You will be able to siege castles and participate in cavalry charges, as well as being able to meet in a medieval battlefield with other 63 players for PvP encounters. 

What Makes Mordhau Awesome

  • You can create your weapons by parts
  • Your armor can be designed by yourself, until you create the perfect one  
  • Realistic catapult and ballista operation

Mordhau offers you 1st and 3rd person cavalry assault, something that is not offered by every sword fighting game.  Use your own mercenary, with your custom designed weapon, and charge against the enemy!

You can absolutely choose what type of mercenary job is your character is going to have (engineer, knight, etc.) which will define a set of skills (armor, weapons) that can determine how you will have to approach to your encounters.

13. Conan the Barbarian

Conan Exiles gameplay

Conan Exiles takes place in the world of Conan the Barbarian, in which you will have to learn how to become the greatest barbarian ever.  Mighty weapons, mind-blowing fighting scenes and encounters with beasts will test you until you become the fiercest Barbarian of all times.

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • It is possible to build just your home or entire cities
  • You will go through winter lands and arid deserts
  • Realistic hunting system

Stunningly designed beast encounters can be particularly challenging, but it’s a more than necessary source of obtaining food. 

You will find brutal fights with monsters that you can defeat with your team or alone, all while taking several environmental factors into consideration (light, darkness, weather) that would help you stay in advantage (or not) during the fight.  

12. Bannerman

Bannerman gameplay

Retro game visuals and sword fighting? Sign me up! Bannerman offers you an extremely difficult challenge alongside with bits of nostalgia. You can bring down your enemies using historically accurate movements and elements of fantasy at the same time.  This game decides to explore a more obscure side of the genre, so instead of giving you another plotbased on epic, noble quests, you will have to face intense combat, and the realistic consequences of it. Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • Beautiful 2-D art
  • Focuses on melee combat
  • You discover new combat tactics as you progress

Walk through the sinisterly designed villages and fight whoever you want, shaping how you will experience the whole story of the game all by yourself. 

Explore the gorgeous backgrounds of the different locations the game has to offer, based in real-life castles, art pieces, and the general medieval architecture. 

11. Mount and Blade: Warband

Mount and Blade: Warband gameplay In Mount and Blade: Warband you have a very specific objective: fighting for the acclaimed throne of Calradia. You will have to create your own band of fighters by recruiting them, which means that the extent of what you conquer is up to you. You will also be able to create strong political alliances by romancing those of a higher status quo and assuring the loyalty of your vassals by giving them lands and awards.  

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • A realistic morale system: you will have to constantly win the loyalty of your vassals
  • You can throw typically long-ranged weapons to an enemy when they get close
  • Several multiplayer modes, including Conquest and Battle

Goto the castle towers and prepare to defeat those who are attempting to siege your place using cautiously planned war maneuvers. 

Real-life battles and settings that let you be on the front line and move through the battlefield however you wish, wherever you wish. 

10. For Honor

For Honor gameplay

For Honor focuses on PvP modes, and lets you choose between three specific different classes of warriors, each one of them with highlighting characteristics: a noble Knight, an elegant Samurai, or a ruthless Viking. Whatever class you pick up, you will then have more specific choices to make in order to become a Master. Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • Existence of defining subclasses
  • You can customize your heroes’ emblems, outfits and armor
  • Great variety of gear items 

Choose your custom sigil and colors to be easily recognizable among the rest of the players.

Learn to apply different combat techniques according to the faction you have chosen, like the Samurai faction, and master your abilities the best you can.

9. Mortal Online

Mortal Online gameplay 

Mortal online is the ultimate experience of an open world - you can choose if you prefer to focus on battling against other players, or if you prefer a PvE mode. Regardless of this decision, you will always be surrounded by danger, while also being able to pick up your own race and what your profession is based on combat, magic, crafting, etc. 

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • “Full loot” style: when you die, you risk losing everything you have with you.
  • You can create a guild with your friends and conquer an entire nation
  • No separate servers!
Enjoy apocalyptic-like cinematic scenes, with a perfectly placed soundtrack and battle-hardened locations.   An instinctively designed inventory is one of the most mentioned characteristics of this game, which helps you organize it very carefully, even though you can lose everything in the blink of an eye. 

8.Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome gameplay

You follow the story of Marius Titus, a Roman soldier who had to watch the murder of his whole family, and he is now seeking revenge. For that, he will have to master his skills and travel until he gets to Britannia, to see if he can find the Barbarians that slayed his family, all while being surrounded by the never-ending drama of the Roman Empire.  

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • 26 multiplayer maps based on the real territories conquered by the Roman Empire
  • Historically accurate battle scenes in 4K resolution
  • Buy consumables to win the crowd in the Arena fights
The 4K resolution will require some PCs to have the latest hardware requisites if you want to experience this game to the fullest, but it’s a rewarding and worthwhile choice during enemies and boss fights.

The combat tactics you put in practice will be seen with extremely fluent animations and elegantly designed details, such as the Roman armor elements, which were carefully researched on during the creation of the game.

7. Valhall

Valhall gameplay

Upon the almost imminent Ragnarök, you will have to find your way through, survive, adapt and stop this cataclysmic event. Saving the sword of Odin is the only chance you have not to lose the Nine Worlds, while also avenging your fallen army brothers in this heavily Nordic sword fighting game. 

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • You can switch between 1st and 3rd person
  • Extremely realistic graphics 
  • Real-time voice chat 

Fight alongside other villagers to stop the imminent Ragnarök from destroying everything in the Nine Worlds.  

Valhall doesn’t save any resources when it comes to showing the total bloodshed that Nordic battles could turn into. 

6. Exanima

Exanima gameplay

Unlike anything else you have played before, Exanima plays with your real knowledge of how the world works, and lets you put it into practice while sword fighting. With exquisite detail and complex NPC interactions, this game claims to be unique: you will not only need bravery, but also huge patience. But don’t worry: it’s highly rewarding after you succeed! 

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • 3D isometric RPG
  • Physics-based combats, which makes it extra challenging at first
  • Per-session progress

Enjoy this unusually appealing and refreshing way of playing a medieval video game, in which you get the view of a god instead of a player.  

Discover the well-worked and detail environment while dungeon crawling, interact with objects, pick up your torch and start walking!

5. Dark Souls 3

Dark Souls 3 gameplay

Already set in a post-apocalyptic, dark and fantasy world, Dark Souls III will take you through the ruins of a world and you will have to learn how to adapt to it. Making it possible for you to have a variety of weapons on yourself and also be a spellcaster, the sequel of the world of Dark Souls II welcomes you back to this award-winning game. 

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • Tremendously detailed maps
  • A masterpiece of a soundtrack 
  • Rewards tactical thinking

One of the most brilliant aspects of Dark Souls is that some bosses change their fighting pattern, so you will have to learn to adapt to that, the best you can.   

The gorgeous and shadowy design of battling scenes is something that has always been a characteristic of the Dark Souls series, which was not forgotten in this third game.

4. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

Chivalry Medieval Warfare gameplay

Focused especially on multiplayer mode, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare takes you through real life experience of medieval games in the shape of an FPS. You will have to literally slay the royalty class of your enemy to win, and you are also offered a huge variety of combat options to do so. 

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • Noticeable inspiration by the sets of the movies 300, Gladiator and Braveheart 
  • Offline gameplay
  • Available arsenal of 60 different weapons

Analyze your fighting techniques in first-person camera, with high resolution, realistic battle environments, and harsh and violent scenarios, such as ruined castles and villages. 

Be ready to quickly set up battles and play with other players in the multiplayer mode, which is the main focus of this game.  

3. GORN

GORN gameplay

Join this incredibly fun game that lets you shatter your enemies with a great myriad of weapons. It also takes real-life physics into consideration, so you will have to think out of the box to learn how to destroy those who decide to attack you in the Arena, all while using this VR simulator and pretend to be a gladiator by yourself.  Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • Weapon variety (you can even find nunchucks and unusual weapons)
  • Possibility of being creative while killing
  • Light-hearted animation mixed with gore

Brutally destroy your enemies, which also happen to have the most expressive and funny facial expressions while you smash their skulls with a mace.

Use your wide range of movement while killing your opponent to the fullest, with the change of a quick weapon change and the screaming of the crowd. 

2. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War gameplay

Set in the well-known Middle-Earth, this game lets you have your own army to let you conquer the dark and desolate lands of Mordor. You will be able to recruit Uruks and Ologs, among other races, while forging a New Ring of Power. As a sequel of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, you will still be following the narrative of the already famous Talion and the elf spirit that inhabits his body, Celebrimbor. Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • Majestic and epic soundtrack
  • Races and weapon diversification
  • Nemesis system

Experience a brutal a 1v1 scenario with your main opponents in the dark-toned battlefield, including spectacular and detailed fighting and magical scenes. 

Defeat Sauron by creating a racially diverse army, including beasts, generals and captains, while also admiring the breath-takingly beautiful landscapes of the Middle-Earth. 

1. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance gameplay

During this adventure in the city of Bohemia, you will have to accompany Henry, in the heart of the Holy Roman Empire. Your only mission in this corrupted and bloody world is to avenge the loved ones that you have seen being murdered in your village while following the orders of the King of Hungary, Sigismund the Red Fox. To achieve your goal, you will have to train and become a fierce fighter while travelling and exploring the intriguing and shady life in the city and its surroundings.  

Top 3 Things That Make This Game Awesome

  • Extreme historical accuracy
  • Diverse reactions from NPCs: you will shape a great part of the story
  • Stealth elements are a huge part of the game

The inventory of Kingdom Come: Deliverance has two panels, one related to items (left) and one related to the character stats, armor and outfit (right), leaving you the chance to access to everything related to them very quickly.   

Fight in the forest and the villages against the random attacks of Sigismund’s mercenaries, which will make the game more realistic and exciting. 

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