John Breeden writes:
"Mount & Blade is really something different in the game industry, and given how things are these days, that's saying a lot. It's not a game that you can slide right into, but with a little bit of effort, you will find a true gem hiding just beneath a slightly rough exterior.
It's one of those games that is difficult to classify because it does so much. It's realistic enough that it could be considered a simulation, or a medieval war game, or even a shooter, though the level of detail that goes into your character and followers makes Mount & Blade best described as a role-playing game. That's a bit like saying that a Humvee is a neat sport utility vehicle, as you will soon find out as you play."