Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades is the next installment in this series of realistic real-time strategy games covering various periods in the development of the present day civilization – from the Middle Ages to today.
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Mostly Negative (59 reviews) - 37% of the 59 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 18, 2011

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Includes 9 items: Men of War: Red Tide, Men of War: Vietnam, Men of War™, Real Warfare 1242, Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades, Theatre of War, Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943, Theatre of War 3: Korea, XIII Century – Gold Edition

 

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Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades is the next installment in this series of realistic real-time strategy games covering various periods in the development of the present day civilization – from the Middle Ages to today. This new title helps players witness the key events in the history of the Teutonic Order in 13th century, namely conquering the pagan Prussia. All battles form a single storyline campaign. The player will act as a Komtur of the Teutonic Order as they relive the battles of the crusaders, regardless of the low manpower of the Order and the strong resistance of the heathens.
The project perfectly comprises two types of gameplay and owing to that the objectives of the Komtur are not simply limited to participation in battles. The strategic map involves the gamer into a colorful and integral world and allows them to travel around the map in the real time. The mode features full freedom of movement, dialogues with locals, RPG elements, quest system and much more. However, sooner or later, the players will have no other choice other than engage their faithful warriors into a battle. And this could be a combat with other armies, large-scale sieges of towns and castles, using various special assault weaponry and tools and fight right on top the walls and fortifications.

Key features:

  • RPG system. Troops gain experience throughout the campaign and carry it over from battle to battle.
  • Combat system. A unique combat system, dependent on up to 80 game factors. Moral component of the combat system evaluates the battlefield situation every second to bring the simulation of combat behavior for the “living” warriors as close to reality as possible.
  • Unprecedented scale. Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades features not only really large-scale battles with more than 10,000 warriors engaged, but impressive and unprecedentedly vast actions during the siege and defense of towns and castles, using various special assault weaponry and tools and fight right on top the walls and fortifications.
  • Freedom of actions. Variable modifiers consider the environment a unit is battling in and make the game tactically versatile.
  • Two gameplay modes. The game now features a strategic map, where the player can travel around the world and interact with various characters; however the battles will be carried out in the well-known tactical mode.
  • Network game. Apart from the storyline campaign the game features several diverse multiplayer modes. From 2 up to 6 gamers can participate in a battle at a dedicated Internet server. The results are stored in online Hall of Fame.
  • State-of-the-art graphics. Graphics engine used in the game provide for the highest level of details. Historically correct armor and weaponry, realistic animation and battle scenes, which correspond to the specific period – Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades depicts the 13th century in great details.

System Requirements

    • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium 2,0 GHz/AMD 2000+
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard disk space: 3 Gb free hard disk space
    • Video: GeForce 7300/Radeon 9200 or better
    • Sound: DirectX® compatible
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Internet Multiplayer requires at least 128 Kb/s connection speed.
    • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 1.6/AMD 3000+
    • Memory: 1.5 Gb
    • Hard disk space: 3 Gb free hard disk space
    • Video: GeForce 8800/Radeon X1900 or better
    • Sound: DirectX® compatible
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (59 reviews)
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AH-Chiron
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
So sick of buying this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t from Steam & them not caring people are putting up carbage games that don't work. This game is clown shoes.
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LZL0
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29
Warbandish
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AegisCZ | trade.tf
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 25, 2015
it is so boring
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Sauron The Hippy
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: September 8, 2015
Unplayable thanks to a lot of bugs
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Zoki
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: August 13, 2015
Combines Mount & Blade with Total War; kinda like the Red Orchestra 2 of strategy games.

A unique and underrated title from a studio that went under before bugs were fixed.

Buy it on sale you won't be dissapointed.
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Bear
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21, 2015
To date, this is the only game I own where I cannot figure out what the hell to do or how anything works.
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Potato Faust
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16, 2015
0/10

Fourth mission is impossible. GGnore
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Ganzon
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5, 2015
really nice game... it has inovation... really has a lot of potential...
But for now crashes ... crashes ... and more crashes...

Update:
There are not more update so far... and look like the company already "dissapear" ... so this is a death game, don't buy and hope that they are going to fix everything...

This game really have the potential to be better than Total War Roma... but they just give up.

The game really crash and quick you out all the time, from doing nothing to just a single click... Don't buy it.
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noisebomb44
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9, 2015
mount and blade: warband + totalwar
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Mtjam1567
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19, 2015
I really like this game it is a good alternative to medieval total war 2. It has good map layout and better battle graphics . The battles are alot of fun espeacially the way the calvary charges and they dont just stop like an ♥♥♥♥♥ like in mtw2. The controls are really easy and the open world is a cool addition to the series.
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hb
( 47.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 13, 2015
Crashes. Unplayable. Horrible UI. I wanted to like this game so badly but ugh.
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Manest
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 8, 2014
You like to play grand strategy games with your friend? WELL F*CK YOU THEN CAUSE THERE IS NOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY TO DO SO.

Stop selling these ♥♥♥♥ games.
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Donald J. Trump
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: September 12, 2014
I don't think that this game was worth my money at all... seeing right now 12.9.2014 that i could have bought Skyrim for less money then i payed for this crap makes me actually CRY! T_T

-0/10 WASTE OF MONEY! do not buy.

The controls are wierd, old the enemies IN THE STARTING campaign are quote:"invincible army" compared to mine, so i can't even fight anyone, once it said that i am equal with an army of 4x swords, 3x archers, 2x spearman, 1x cav, with mine: 1x axe, 1x sword, 1x knight cav.... i was destroyed.... and the game restarted from where i was at the last "safe - saved game" eh.... disappointment
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Аксек
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 31, 2014
Absolutely dreadful.

The controls are dreadful.

The graphics are misleading to say the least.

The AI is dreadful.

This game is dreadful.

♥♥♥♥♥.
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thedestroyerofall
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29, 2014
Battles don't work, The control scheme is terrible, can't even play this game.
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sleepy_cheetah
( 244.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12, 2014
Terrible graphics. 15 year old games have better graphics. The gameplay is poor as well. What a rippoff. Meta score is 80? Should be -80.
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facecaptain
( 56.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16, 2014
Couldn't get in to this game. It was too hard to control units etc. They often just wouldn't go where I tried to put them I felt llike I was battling the controls and game system instead of the enemy. After playing the total war series it just doesnt compare.
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gryknight
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 15, 2014
This game would be quite good if it didnt have the issue of crashing if you do just about anything which is widely know about i even tried some of the various fixes didnt work in otherwords dont buy this horible game
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Jamie
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 1, 2014
*PLEASE READ THIS PARAGRAPH SO YOUR NOT RIPPED OFF!"
The currency on the store page is messed up, it is £20 and $20, dollars is 50% more than pounds so if you live in the uk use http://store.steampowered.com/?cc=us to purchase the game and you can get it 50% cheaper, this either means they are trying to rip you off if your in the UK or just made a mistake.

I wont review the game I just want to warn you that if you live in the uk you dont get ripped off by 10 pounds as if you purchase it in dollars you will pay a estamate of 10 to 12 pounds.
But I will say this, it is a good game done bad as it lacks factions and features.
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sebasforvey
( 202.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 19, 2014
AWESOME war game ( early Middle Age in East Europe ) , great RTS : long campaing, random maps , random battles , several battle types , sevaral factions .... not wasted money . Magnific interface and options .
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
61 of 97 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 11, 2014
Great game: battles are fluid, and the AI is stunning. The campaign scales very well and is both challenging and enjoyable. If your units don't show initiative, it is not the AI's fault, check you unit stats; also upgrade your commander skill for your lead troops. The HUD is intuitive and easy to follow. I highly recommend this game to any strategy-lovers.
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27 of 41 people (66%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2011
Good game , the battle is just like the previous title which has almost perfect system for historic tactical battles, it refined a bit and feels more fluid especially the camera control. The nice add to this title is the camapign map which is played like Mount & blade system, all in real time, where you can recruit & upgrade your army, and also trade and seige castles, and many other things. There are RPG elements which are good add, you can enhance your hero abilities and thus can be reflected on your army or other aspects of the game, siege battles are fine but could be better. Graphics and overall atmosphere are great for such theme.
However, the campaign map adds a lot as I mentioned previously, but the excution is really poor, the campign map feels so buggy, not realistic at all,for example robbers are like organized kingdom army that can crush you, the trade system feels unreal, the upgrade could be much better, and after sometimes you will feel extreamly bored from campaing and you just want to play those epic historic battles which were in Real Warfare 1242, thats why I would give 6 just because of the campaign, and I think if they make it like Total War game campaing but in real time it will be much better
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27 of 45 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
202.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2014
AWESOME war game ( early Middle Age in East Europe ) , great RTS : long campaing, random maps , random battles , several battle types , sevaral factions .... not wasted money . Magnific interface and options .
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2015
really nice game... it has inovation... really has a lot of potential...
But for now crashes ... crashes ... and more crashes...

Update:
There are not more update so far... and look like the company already "dissapear" ... so this is a death game, don't buy and hope that they are going to fix everything...

This game really have the potential to be better than Total War Roma... but they just give up.

The game really crash and quick you out all the time, from doing nothing to just a single click... Don't buy it.
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20 of 34 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2015
Crashes. Unplayable. Horrible UI. I wanted to like this game so badly but ugh.
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29 of 53 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
56.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2014
Couldn't get in to this game. It was too hard to control units etc. They often just wouldn't go where I tried to put them I felt llike I was battling the controls and game system instead of the enemy. After playing the total war series it just doesnt compare.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2015
Combines Mount & Blade with Total War; kinda like the Red Orchestra 2 of strategy games.

A unique and underrated title from a studio that went under before bugs were fixed.

Buy it on sale you won't be dissapointed.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2015
I really like this game it is a good alternative to medieval total war 2. It has good map layout and better battle graphics . The battles are alot of fun espeacially the way the calvary charges and they dont just stop like an ♥♥♥♥♥ like in mtw2. The controls are really easy and the open world is a cool addition to the series.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
To date, this is the only game I own where I cannot figure out what the hell to do or how anything works.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2015
Unplayable thanks to a lot of bugs
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 9, 2015
mount and blade: warband + totalwar
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
So sick of buying this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t from Steam & them not caring people are putting up carbage games that don't work. This game is clown shoes.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2015
0/10

Fourth mission is impossible. GGnore
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Warbandish
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
it is so boring
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15 of 36 people (42%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
I don't think that this game was worth my money at all... seeing right now 12.9.2014 that i could have bought Skyrim for less money then i payed for this crap makes me actually CRY! T_T

-0/10 WASTE OF MONEY! do not buy.

The controls are wierd, old the enemies IN THE STARTING campaign are quote:"invincible army" compared to mine, so i can't even fight anyone, once it said that i am equal with an army of 4x swords, 3x archers, 2x spearman, 1x cav, with mine: 1x axe, 1x sword, 1x knight cav.... i was destroyed.... and the game restarted from where i was at the last "safe - saved game" eh.... disappointment
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19 of 46 people (41%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
Absolutely dreadful.

The controls are dreadful.

The graphics are misleading to say the least.

The AI is dreadful.

This game is dreadful.

♥♥♥♥♥.
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43 of 102 people (42%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2013
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!

Battles do not load. Access violation error. Been a few years now but problem hasn't been patched.
Save your cash.
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18 of 53 people (34%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2014
This game would be quite good if it didnt have the issue of crashing if you do just about anything which is widely know about i even tried some of the various fixes didnt work in otherwords dont buy this horible game
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12 of 40 people (30%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2011
Точно такая же, как и 1 часть, только + глобальная карта, даже карты в скирмише не поменяли. Глобалка вообще не конкурент Total War (ближе даже к Mount & Blade). а вот тактика радует, ибо тот же TW имеет по всем параметрам, Если патчить игру, то может получится толк.
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