I am having a ton of fun with Chivalry 2. The maps, outside of a few balance issues, are a total blast – everything from the shining armor to the soaring castle walls looks great and there are a huge range of objectives to keep things interesting. Whether I’m swinging a sword or plucking away with a bow, combat hits that elusive sweet spot between accessible dumb fun and rewarding, skill-based mechanics where the wheat is separated from the chaff. When you respawn and everyone around you is spamming the battle cry button as you rush headlong into certain death, you just know you’re in for a rockin’ time. I don’t think I’ll be putting away this sweaty coat of mail for a good while.
Chivalry 2 reviewed by Leana Hafer on PC. Also available on Xbox and PlayStation.