TOP 7 Upcoming Realistic Medieval Games of 2022 & 2023
The allure of the Middle Ages is something indescribable. There is something about medieval life and culture that resonates with people, even centuries later. Some watch medieval-themed movies or read medieval-themed books, but for gamers, we have a wide range of medieval video games being made by developers all over the world. And not just the wizards and dragons of medieval fantasy, we also have games on the way that make an attempt to immerse players in what medieval life was actually like, just without the disease and lack of plumbing. While we think about how miserable we would be without electricity, let’s take a look at the top 7 upcoming medieval games of 2022 and 2023.
First on our list is the hardcore looter survival game from developer Matrioshka Games: Expedition Agartha. In what is being described as “medieval Escape from Tarkov”, play as an Explorer or a Mercenary on the massive, mysterious island of Agartha as you explore, search through dungeons, and collect any loot you manage to find while fending off the many creatures of the island and other players that will bury a knife in your back to claim your loot. Explorers will experience a low-risk, low-reward game where nothing is lost upon death, but Mercenaries will have a shot at glory with more benefits for them, but death means total failure.
Engage in intense melee combat that relies on your skill rather than what level you have achieved. Attack, dodge, and block as you cling to life in brutal fights. Depart with up to two friends as you make your way across the unforgiving island and attempt to put together what happened to the world surrounding this place. Watch your back when Expedition Agartha loots PCs everywhere in 2022.
In Manor Lords, you will experience highly detailed, fully thought out city building along with intensely realistic RTS battles. As a matter of fact, that dedication to realism by the single-person development studio Slavic Magic extends to every facet of the game. Fields need to be plowed by oxen, your cities can become infected with disease, and the season-changing mechanic means certain crops can only grow at certain times.
Battles are also affected by your army’s level of fatigue and morale, the weight of their armor, and the weather. It is clear that Slavic Magic intends for this to be the definitive medieval life simulator, and you can get a piece of that realism when Manor Lords plows its way to PC with an estimated launch window of 2022.
Next, we have another realistic medieval multiplayer survival game with RDBK Studio’s Renown. In it, you will start from nothing and gather materials to craft equipment, supplies, and later on, even buildings. Build your kingdom from scratch while engaging in intense melee combat that seems easy on the outset but has technical depth that you will need to master in order to become a knight of high renown.
Another feature of Renown is raids in which you deploy siege tactics to bring other players’ hard-earned kingdoms to the ground. Don’t let your kingdom fall when Renown hits PC in 2023.
Knights of Honor 2: Sovereign
Black Sea Games’ Knights of Honor 2: Sovereign is an RTS on a massive scale. Step into the role of a king in Medieval Europe as you pick the people who will make up your court, build an army, and try to make a good life for your subjects. Expand your kingdom through the conquering of surrounding nations in RTS battles, or alternatively, maintain what you already have and defend your kingdom from being taken over by other powers. The choice is yours, and the weight of the world is on your shoulders when Knights of Honor 2: Sovereign releases for PC in 2022.
Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders
The English folk hero Robin Hood is known worldwide for stealing from the rich to give to the poor and standing up for all kinds of injustice in Sherwood Forest. Developer MeanAstronauts’ upcoming game Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders will let players step into the shoes of the titular hero in a game of hunting, stealing, and city building. This RPG action-adventure features bloody melee combat as well as ranged attacks with Robin Hood’s signature bow and arrow.
Fight the oppressors of a small group of rebels while you help them gather materials to build up a community all their own, free from the people who want to keep them down. Live the legend when Robin Hood – Sherwood Builders sneaks onto PC in 2022
Thrive: Heavy Lies The Crown
Our next game is the medieval city-building, kingdom managing game from Zugalu Entertainment: Thrive: Heavy Lies The Crown. In this game, you will build a kingdom to your exact specifications and then face the struggling reality of making choices that affect a large group of people. Every decision you make will have consequences, and the effects of those consequences will determine the morale of your kingdom. Choose to be a benevolent leader or an iron-fisted tyrant when Thrive: Heavy Lies The Crown rides onto PC in March 2023.
Nobles Life: Kingdom Reborn
As a noble serving his king, rebuild your kingdom that has fallen to ruin during the Hundred Years War in Gentle Griffon’s Noble’s Life: Kingdom Reborn. In a change of pace from the other kingdom building and management games on this list, Noble’s Life: Kingdom Reborn will have you making decisions on a smaller scale in addition to the strategy combat and building. Decide to raise or lower taxes, manage morale by organizing festivities for your subjects, and settle disputes within your communities.
If the stress of making all of these decisions is getting to be too much, appoint advisors to take some of that weight off of your shoulders. Build your kingdom back better when Noble’s Life: Kingdom Reborn throws a ball on PC in 2023.