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    A good melee combat (multiplayer) game?

    I've played War of the Roses, Mount and Blade Warband, and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. And while I have mixed feelings about two of these titles and could write thousands of words of my opinion of whats fun and what's wrong with them, in general I don't like any, and would really like to try some more.
    Unfortunately I can't seem to find any more games like these. Do they even exist or is this all that's on offer for this kind of game?

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    No beu's?

    I wish I could suggest Overgrowth but when it comes to duels it's local stuff for 2 players. "Offline" it's you vs as many bots as you want but still an alpha build and not a game.


    What about nidhogg?

    Chivalry: medieval warfare?
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    Dark Messiah of Might And Magic, although servers are pretty empty right now, I think.

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    Natural Selection 2, swallowing people whole is melee right?
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    Maybe Blade Symphony?

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    That's really more of a traditional 3rd person brawler :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameCat View Post
    Dark Messiah of Might And Magic, although servers are pretty empty right now, I think.
    Dark Messiah has multiplayer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    Dark Messiah has multiplayer?
    For five minutes I thought it was going to be amazing, its essentially a class based team deathmatch.
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    I know some people who play Battlefield games and have more kills with the knives than the rest of their top ten weapons combined, does that count...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neema_t View Post
    I know some people who play Battlefield games and have more kills with the knives than the rest of their top ten weapons combined, does that count...?
    I often run people over.... In helicopters, knives are softcore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    I often run people over.... In helicopters, knives are softcore.
    I once roadkilled a sniper with a stealth jet, doesn't get much more melee than that I guess.

    Side note: pushing people around with the MAV is the most fun you can have in a videogame, mainly because you get to see what happens next (it's usually a parachute deployment). I think you can also block ladders with them?

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    Sabre duelling in Jedi Knight 2 is as good as I've found for melee combat. There's still a decent enough community playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarxe View Post
    I've played War of the Roses, Mount and Blade Warband, and Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. And while I have mixed feelings about two of these titles and could write thousands of words of my opinion of whats fun and what's wrong with them, in general I don't like any, and would really like to try some more.
    Unfortunately I can't seem to find any more games like these. Do they even exist or is this all that's on offer for this kind of game?
    Die By the Sword with VSIM is worth checking out if you can deal with the dated graphics and possibly fiddly MP setup.

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    Best multiplayer melee fighting games in my mind (in no particular order, except for Jedi Knight 2 which is the best)

    Jedi Knight 2
    Jedi Knight 1
    Jedi Academy
    Chaos UT2k4 (UT2k4 mod)
    Chivalry
    Bushido Blade 1 and 2 (if you can find it).
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    Is it only 1v1 duels like that?

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    It has deathmatch and team games (and better maps, some have zones for each gametype).

    Personally I prefer 1v1.



    Raven/Human Head were really into third-person dueling back then (Heretic 2, Rune, Jedi Knight).

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    Umm, i'm gonna recommend dark souls dueling...
    It also has magic but you can just not use it.
    From a melee PoV, to me it seems more responsive than M&B and Chivalry.
    For me DS2 combat > DS1 > Chivalry > M&B

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    Don't know how it is and what's with the res stuff
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    Kingdoms Rise looks like it's finally getting it together.

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