NZGamer writes: "I was attracted to Mount&Blade from the first time I saw it. It's an underdog of a game (though some will – unfairly, I feel – truncate that to just 'a dog of a game'). Coming from a small development team – TaleWorlds, based in Turkey – this Medieval Role-Playing Game was never going to have the polish of a big-budget mainstream title. But, for an independent release, it actually looks good. We've been spoiled somewhat by lookers like Oblivion and Fable 2 – Mount&Blade is a bit grittier, and a bit rougher around the edges, but it's also a bit of a diamond in the rough".