The medieval setting has been around video games for years. Some games focus on a purely historical setting, while others go for the more fantasy-focused approach. Whichever you prefer, there are plenty of great medieval games out there that bring the setting to life, and then drop you into it. These eight games put you right into a medieval world, but at least they don't make you muck out the stables.
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War Of The Roses
Based on the actual War of the Roses that took place in the fifteenth century, this game puts you in the shoes of a soldier in the war. One of its best features is the wide range of customization available for characters, from the weapons they use to the coat of arms displayed on their shields and armor. The multiplayer-only game offers four distinct game modes ranging from deathmatch to conquest. It has a steep learning curve, but if you can get past that, it's a really enjoyable experience.