Mount & Blade is a medieval role playing action for Microsoft Windows, developed by Turkish company TaleWorlds, and published by the Swedish company Paradox Interactive. Its commercial version was released September 16, 2007, in North America and three days later in Europe.
Reception on Mount & Blade has been overall positive. Reviewers have praised the game for its innovative combat mechanics, character complex skill system, and a large modding community, but also criticized for its repetitive quests, dialogues and locations, as well as the low quality graphics.
A sequel, Mount & Blade: Warband, was published in March 2010, and an expansion of spin-off stand-alone, Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword based on the historical novel With Fire and Sword, was published in May 2011.
The first expansion pack for the critically acclaimed Mount & Blade introduces a series of new features of the mark, highlighted by a multiplayer capability that allows a massive number of players competing in the blind style Combat Team game on a single card.
Mount & Blade is a single player role-playing action-oriented without any element of fantasy, which takes place in a medieval country named Calradia. The game features a sandbox style game in which there is no storyline now. The player is able to join one of five factions fighting, fight as a mercenary, assume the role of an outlaw, or take a neutral side.