Some of The Best Medieval Games You’ll Ever Play

[Note: Article has been updated in July of 2018. Latest update includes Before You Buy videos and new game titles.]

Ahh the middle ages. Knights in shining armor, swordplay, jousting, intrigue and superstition. What’s not to like? It’s a fan favorite backdrop for many video games. Most of them pepper the boring reality of history with much sought after special ingredients like Orcs and Elves and Magic and Dragons. Thank JRR Tolkien.

But there are also games that do not do that, that rely on the power of historical accuracy alone. Like the upcoming hyper realistic Kingdom Come: Deliverance, a game developed by the Czech designers that also created the Mafia games and the sadly forgotten Vietcong. Kingdom Come will take place in medieval Eastern Europe, and present a medieval world as close to reality as possible.

To honor this intention of authenticity, here is a list of the 10 most best medieval video games you can shake your real piece of the holy cross at.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

  • Developer: Warhorse Studios
  • Publisher: Deep Silver, Warhorse Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO

Kingdom Come: Deliverance, is a historical RPG with a glorious open world. It’ll be a single-player experience set in the 15th century, and is set to feature historically-accurate armor, clothing, and combat techniques.

For Honor

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO

For Honor is a competitive third-person melee fighting game that combines speed, strategy and team-based gameplay in close range combat, pitting warriors from the medieval eras against each other. Players take on the roles of vikings, knights, and samurai in an all-out melee.