Game Vortex writes: "If at first you don't succeed, try again. Turkish developer Taleworlds has clearly taken this advice to heart. Mount & Blade: Warband is the official standalone expansion to 2008's niche action-RPG. It took me some time, but I grew to appreciate Mount & Blade, despite its underwhelming production values and unfocused structure. The game's immensely satisfying horseback combat and challenging epic-scale battles have me coming back time and time again, even if the other parts of the game aren't so great."