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.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (57 reviews) - 38% of the 57 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
Helpful customer reviews
60 of 94 people (64%) found this review helpful
33.4 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 40 people (68%) found this review helpful
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 44 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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20 of 33 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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 52 people (56%) found this review helpful
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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