Chivalry 2 Review (Xbox Series S)

Our Chivalry 2 Review takes on the multiplayer first-person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Players are thrust into the action of every iconic moment of the era – from clashing swords to storms of flaming arrows, to sprawling castle sieges and more. It’s been a long time since the first Chivalry game on Xbox so expect blood.

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Chivalry 2 Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 12.7GB Download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Fighting gameplay.
  • Optional tutorial.
  • Four game modes- 64 players mixed modes, 40 players mixed modes, free for all, and offline practice against Ai.
  • Gore settings- full gore, no dismemberment, and minimal gore.
  • Third and first-person perspective.
  • Colorblind settings for filters and correction strength slider.
  • Controller settings-Invert axis, sensitivity sliders, aim to assist, and deadzone sliders.
  • Cross-play support can be turned on or off.
  • Two armies- Mason or Agatha. (red or blue)
  • Four classes- Archer, Vanguard, Footman, and Knight. Each has 2 additional subclasses to unlock.
  • Character customisation by the army- male/female, Head type, eye color, hair, beard, nickname, voice, face paint, and imperfections.
  • Armour- helmet, Heraldry (armor design), and weapon skins.
  • Earn gold from games to buy new armor/skins.
  • EXP is earned for each class to unlock new subclasses and skins.
  • Each game starts with a story-style intro.
  • Game balancing works with only X amount of people allowed to play as a certain class.
  • Fast matchmaking.
  • Can invite friends and create groups.
  • Beautiful locations.
  • Clear on-screen Hud with icons for objectives.
  • Variety of game types from rescuing prisoners to holding areas to storming castles.
  • Death screen breakdown.
  • Visceral high-impact combat.
  • The melee system is robust with dodging, blocking, countering, and parrying available.
  • Light and heavy attacks.
  • Can charge up an attack beforehand.
  • Upon respawn you run back into battle.
  • Can change class between deaths.
  • Hit markers.
  • Kills/Assists will bang up damage numbers.
  • Play how you want.
  • In-game text wheels and chants.
  • Full emote system.
  • Eight maps.
  • Offline practice lets you choose the map, game mode (free for all or tdm), time limit, ticket amount, and the number of bots (1-32).
  • Humorous shoutouts.
  • When down but not out (DBNO) you can punch people when on your knees, killing someone will allow you to revive and get back up.

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Chivalry 2 Review Cons:

  • Ai is not very good and has no difficulty options.
  • No Next-gen options like HDR.
  • Takes a few games to find the class you enjoy.
  • Dubious hit detection.
  • Can’t rebind controls.
  • Customizing your character feels long-winded and not very straightforward or quick.
  • Team hits and kills make griefing a thing.

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Chivalry 2:

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Developer: Torn Banner Studios

Publisher: Tripwire Interactive

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10
8.4/10

Summary

If you have ever wanted a game to boot up and just straight up kill fools then Chivalry 2 is for you. It’s a game that is just one huge highlight reel of gladiatorial combat porn. Dismemberments, headshots and so much blood spilled, Chivalry 2 is a feel-good game. With four unique but very distinct character classes, Chivalry 2 gives you what you need and all you have to do is find your class. Play and level the class up to unlock class variations like the archer can unlock a crossbowman. Combat is messy yet satisfying even if you just die over and over. What I like is how accessible death is, no matter your skill level or class you can get something out of the game, for example, I cannot for the life of me time the swings of an ax or polearm so I go full Robin Hood and just shoot arrows. There is a kind of story to all these festivities with a new game having a short brief opening cutscene but it’s forgettable and frankly not important, you play Chivalry 2 to kill and have fun and it does it so well. Unlocks are not important but nice and it does give a little extra but it’s the sheer veracity and limitless ways to play that keep you coming back game after game. Chivalry 2 really is bloody good fun.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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