author: Darius Matusiak
Best Games Available in Game Pass (March 2023 update) Xbox and PC
Xbox Game Pass, aka "Netflix for games," provides access to over a hundred great games. Here are 17 most interesting titles you can find in Microsoft's subscription service.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
- Year of release: 2022
- Producer: TaleWorlds
- Genre: quasi-medieval sandbox
- Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, cloud
- In a nutshell: gather an army and conquer everything
What is Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord about?
It's impossible to write about everything that Bannerlord is – there are so many mechanics and elements from various genres. In the most general terms, this is the second installment of the warmly received sandbox set in an era reminiscent of the Middle Ages. The gameplay consists of two main pillars. The first one is sort of a real-time strategy, and the second one is pretty much an action RPG. The core of the game boils down to navigating a huge world, recruiting armies and taking care of their needs, and then fighting real-time battles.
What makes it worth playing?
Bannerlord has already left Early Access. The full version brought many fixes and rebuilt some mechanics. Technically, the game also looks much better now. Disappearing game saves are no more. Same as frequent crashes to desktop. However, the early version already compelled many players to spend tens, and probably hundreds of hours with the production. Even the bugs couldn't discourage them. The production has an unbelievable riveting quality. It doesn't even need an interesting plot. Just building your army, fighting and functioning in the huge world's economy and politics is enough.
- Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord in our encyclopedia