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.
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.
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.
Developer: Torn Banner Studios
Publisher: Tripwire Interactive
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- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 8/108/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 10/1010/10
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.