Explore one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of Grand Strategy.
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április 26.

Surprise Development Diary - The Rules of the Game

Well people, what do you know? I needed a break from the Stellaris crunch, so here’s an unscheduled dev diary! All the hubbub about Defensive Pacts and Shattered Retreats got me thinking about an old ambition I’ve had to improve the game set-up screens in order to allow players to customize their experience without having to resort to modding. The idea is inspired by games like Civilization and the Second Wave DLC for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which allow players to change various advanced options and settings for a different experience in the game. I really like such options and typically make good use of them myself.

Now, of course there is such a thing as “the way the game was meant to be played”. That is, how the designers made the game and like to play it themselves. However, variety is the spice of life, and after 11 Crusader Kings II expansions things are not as clear-cut anymore. It’s actually pretty funny that I’ve been using a small personal mod for CK2 for awhile myself. There are some downsides to modding and using mods though:

  • It requires awareness that it’s possible, and where to find existing mods. The modding scene is a jungle.
  • It takes a modicum of extra effort and skill.
  • It might not feel quite legitimate (it can feel a bit like cheating) and you might not get any Achievements.
  • Mods typically do not have the same level of support as the base game. Many become fossilized or are otherwise problematic.
For these reasons especially, I think that adding a bunch of Paradox-approved, fully supported in-game rule variations is a good idea. Thus, when you start a new game, you are now presented with several interesting options. Most of them are simple flavor variations, but some are more fundamental and will disable Achievements in Ironman mode. Here’s the list of options we are currently showing in the new screen (still a work in progress though):
  • Sandbox vs Ironman
  • Shattered Retreats: On/Off
  • Defensive Pacts: On/Off
  • Gender Equality: Default/Historical/AllPlayers
  • Sunset Invasion: 13th Century/Random/Off
  • Mongol Invasion: Historical/Random/Off
  • Raiding: Historical/Unrestricted/None
  • Epidemics: Dynamic/Historical/Deadly
  • “Supernatural” Events: On/Off
  • Adventurers: Normal/Rare/None
  • Provincial Revolts: Normal/Rare/None
  • Regencies: On/Off
  • De Jure Drift: Default/Restricted/Off
  • Dynamic Kingdoms and Empires: On/Off
  • Diplomatic Range: On/Off

Our new rule system is itself fully moddable, so that modders can use the same system with pretty much any options they might want!

I look forward to your thoughts and comments. Are there any rule variations you think we’ve missed, or that you would really like to see?

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április 5.

Development Diary #4: Don't Call me Shirley

Hi again folks!

We are still discussing how to proceed with the dev diaries for CK2 and what we can and cannot talk about before the next expansion is actually announced. So, we shall see what next week will bring… One thing I can talk about though, is something that has been a bone of contention since the release of the the previous expansion, Conclave. I’m thinking of the “Call to Arms” mechanic that we cut from the game. As you know, since the Conclave update, allies are automatically dragged into wars and given no option to refuse. Now, I have explained why we did it and what we hoped this would achieve in another post, but the fact of the matter is, it was a poor decision. That’s why we are going to add the old system back, though with some adjustments… Declining a Call now has very serious consequences:

  • The Alliance and the Non-Aggression Pact are broken.
  • You lose half your current Prestige, plus 200 (same as truce breaking.)
  • Adds an “Alliance Breaker” Character modifier lasting 15 years that lowers the opinions of all vassals by -10 and all foreign rulers by -25.
  • You get a -50 opinion penalty with the calling ruler and his or her close family (including the spouse that allowed the alliance in the first place.)
The AI will basically never dishonor an alliance, but we will see what we can do about it stupidly over-committing troops (which has always been a problem, really.)

On a somewhat related note, we will also add an action to break a Non-Aggression Pact. It has similar effects to breaking an alliance, but slightly less severe. It also adds a one-year truce.

That’s about that… Now then, as some of you might know, these days we actually have a dedicated Audio Director at Paradox; a fact I think you’re soon going to notice even in good old CK2. I’ll leave you with this sample of his depraved work.


That’s all for now. Next week… who knows? :)

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“...playing is winning, and there’s something quite satisfying about leading your house to power and glory through whatever means you can, for as long as you can.”
9,5/10 – Strategy Informer

“In short, Crusader Kings II is a majestic feudal sandbox, the greatest generator of hilarious medieval soap opera ever created and Paradox Interactive’s best title to date.”
90/100 – IncGamers

“It's perfectly possible to have made a few too many enemies, anger the Pope and find most of Europe out for your blood. That's really what makes the game so damn fun.”
9/10 – Destructoid

A játékról

The Dark Ages might be drawing to a close, but Europe is still in turmoil. Petty lords vie against beleaguered kings who struggle to assert control over their fragmented realms. The Pope calls for a Crusade to protect the Christians in the Holy Land even as he refuses to relinquish control over the investiture of bishops - and their riches. Now is the time for greatness. Expand your demesne and secure the future of your dynasty. Fill your coffers, appoint vassals, root out traitors and heretics, introduce laws and interact with hundreds of nobles, each with their own agenda.
A good lord will always need friends to support him. But beware, as loyal vassals can quickly turn to bitter rivals, and some might not be as reliable as they seem... Stand ready, and increase your prestige until the world whispers your name in awe. Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King?
Crusader Kings II explores one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of Grand Strategy. Medieval Europe is brought to life in this epic game of knights, schemes, and thrones...

Key features:

  • Start a game at any point between 1066 and 1337 and play until 1453
  • Pick a Christian lord and make sure his dynasty survives as you play a succession of his descendants through the ages
  • Gain Prestige for every successive character you play, furthering the glory of your Dynasty
  • Expand your feudal domain - and keep it from falling apart
  • Unravel the plots of your courtiers and vassals, each with their own opinions and agendas
  • Take up the Cross and fight the Moor, the Heathen and the Heretic.
  • Defend against the onslaught of the Mongol Horde
  • Struggle with the Pope for control of the bishops
  • Relive the Middle Ages with up to 32 other players in a competitive multiplayer mode


Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb graphics memory required.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Direct X-compatible sound card
    • Additional: 3-button mouse and keyboard
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce
      9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: IntelR PentiumR IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard disk space: 2 Gb
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce
      > 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required.
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B-but it's so big, Onii-chan~
( 3.0 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 6.
Highly recommended game. This is my first among Paradox's games, and I have to say I am hooked. Well worth the buy!
( 406.6 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 6.
I recommend getting a different paradox grand strategy game.

After 400 hours of this game and 1 hour of the EU4 demo I'm convinced that this is my least favorite paradox game. Many mechanics can be abuse; you can bribe the pope to give you a gift for more money, you can chain-arrest courtiers to take all their money, sometimes you will randomly banish a couriter for 10k gold, you always become a heretic/infidel to get holy war-rights, and you can marry the Emperor's daughters as a duke because the AI is terrible. What's more, in peacetime you go through meaningless decisions like "do you want to agree with this courtier? If yes, gain +.001% prestige" and "who would you like your family members to be educated by?" Meanwhile in EU/HOI4 you would be choosing your next technology and overall strategy. The inheritance system is the core of the game, and it's good, except that you only interact with it once per hour. Maybe you marry the second-in-line and assassinate the first-in-line. But it's all chance, you never know if it will work. So while it's unique and really immersive, I really feel that it holds the game back and I wish I bought EU4 instead.
( 286.9 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 6.
Cant recommend this game enough.
The Night's Gift
( 462.8 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 5.
There is a large learing curve with this game, but there is alot this game offers afterwards. A great game for any Middle Ages history fan.
Interracial Bagel (Yin Yang)
( 838.7 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 5.
Who needs friends when you can plot to overthrow your liege lord?
( 922.8 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 4.
Is Crusader Kings 2 addictive? Well have you ever tried Ice that one time and then been like "I can stop any time" and instead found yourself confused, unwashed, starving and wondering how you got here (and where did the last week go)? That is basically what Crusader Kings 2 does to you.

Come on. Give it a go.
( 0.7 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 4.
i liek gejm rely god wan
( 203.6 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 4.
Targaryan simulator 2k12
( 958.7 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 4.
Sets the standard for grand strategy RTSs while at the same time having some nice RPG elemenents. Quite a few paid for updates over time though!
( 357.2 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 4.
Prepare to put a lot of hours into this game and its expansions/mods
Post Mourinho Era
( 43.7 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 4.
Product received for free
Great game, minus the occasional crash when you start it up.
( 495.4 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 4.
You know, I feel like ,compared to some of the great players (e.g. those mad tings' with 2000+ hours invested into the game) I really haven't experienced that much. In fact, I haven't even managed to run through a full game yet, that is both from the DLC-given 769 Charlemagne starting date and the vanilla 1066 date, and I like to consider myself a competent player - atleast I would hope so by this point... BUT, by my sweet black baby jesus' grace, it was when all of this hit me that I decided to write this review.

That is ♥♥♥♥ing amazing.

400+ hours of gameplay, nearing 500, and I still haven't managed to finish a game?

CK2 is the ultimate strategy out there. It doesn't recquire particularly acute battle-planning however, that is all done by a simple combat simulator and AI Martial Ability, no. This sort of strategy is that of court intrigue, seducing the Queen of Lombardy and marrying her so your heir becomes King of Italy whilst also coming from a family of barbaric Norse pagans?

What? The predominantly Catholic Italians don't like the idea of having a Pagan King and try revolt against you? Beat them down then, that's what your well groomed retinues are for.

But still your Council might find themselves growning a tad bit agitated with your ritual sacrifice of their fellow Christians and might attempt to, instead of overthrowing you competely, limit your power with diplomacy and the use of a strange concept. Democracy. Well, ♥♥♥♥ them, send your spymaster with his seditious intent to capture or kill them.

All this in the meagre period of twenty years.

Who knows what other trials, tribulations and resounding triumphs, await you upon your purchase of this game?
Well to answer that. No-one. Because the possibilities are, literally, absolutely infinite.

Oh and I also suggest shelling out, legit, everything in your wallet on the main DLCs, which are everything exluding Aztec Invasion.
Saka Boto
( 30.1 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 4.
You can cut a kid eyes out along with cheating on your wife with 20 other women

10/10 ign
( 2.2 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 4.
I have bought and refunded this game four different times and I can't find what makes it fun.
:|Helghast|: Device3435
( 71.3 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 3.
Bought this cause i liked total war, and generally enjoyed politcal sciences.... So i sat down and played the "How To" missions, after that i still had no real idea How...to...not die, SO i decided to finnish staining by staircase, shortly there after i realised i trapped myself on the bottom floor....so i decided to play Crusader Kings II. Started up as Bavaria, learnt most of the dynamics of the game, and continued on my plan to not die like every other time.
8 hours later i got up from my chair, fell on the floor...Quickly realised i was "High" on paint fumes....sooo clumsly walked back upstairs, fell asleep outside, then woke up hours later thinking i was poisoned...


Would get dangeriously high while playing CKII again
( 4,219.1 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 3.
Great game. Complex, frustrating at times and very engaging. For someone with a intrest in dynasty-management this is well worth your money.
Septimus Cankers
( 42.9 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 3.
My King became depressed because he was a homosexual and he got married to a woman.

10/10 would commit suicide again
( 0.4 óra a nyilvántartásban )
Közzétéve: május 3.
Like Skyrim without guns
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200.4 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: április 20.
"Sleeping with your son's wife is just sound strategy. Sometimes they just won't breed and you need to take matters into your own pants." A Crusader Kings 2 player strategy. This is pretty much all you need to know.
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975.8 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: április 9.
>Plays as the Byzantines
>Reconquers most of Asia Minor
>Pope gets jealous and declares a Crusade against me instead of a crusade to reconquer Jersualem
>Defeats the Crusade and captures the Pope in Battle
>Blinds and Castrates the Pope

10/10. Would blind and Castrate the Pope again.
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1,617.4 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: április 11.
Played Game of Thrones mod.
Losing war with White Walkers.
Aztec invasion happens.
Aztec doomstack defeats White Walkers, conquers the North, leaves me alone.

10/10 would be helpless bystander again
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2.0 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: április 30.
I have no idea what I'm doing but I feel important
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806.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: április 10.
This game and the many mods build for it are absolutely terrific, if you love maps & roleplaying medieval history, this game is for you.
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740.9 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: április 28.
Do I recommend this game?
Yes, truly I do. Its an awesome game. It develops every single aspect of a strategy game set in the past that are left out of other games. You can have families, friends, allies, non-aggression pacts. You can imprison, execute and banish annoying vassals, you can marry yourself with the daughter of the King of England, and through the descendants of that union get a claim on his lands. The game is varied, as you an set your game in various time periods across history with hundreds of different factions. You can be a Mongolian Khan or a Holy Roman Emperor just as much as you can be a count in Iceland with no wealth, armies or power. In most strategy games, who YOU in an empire is mostly irrelevant. In the CIV series you're simply a great leader of your nation that rules it forever. Or in the Total war series, you can have a defined character bu everything about him is mostly out of your control or irrelevant. in CK2, all the focus is on your family, as it should be. Your daughters can be married to secure alliances or become great rulers in their own right. Your sons can lead your armies, and can be giving titles you win through war. Some of your sons will love you, others will only try to seize power for themselves. Every single character as a personality, related to their trait that ACTUALLY MATTERS. Be a jerk, become a tyrant and people will hate you, resent you and might even try to murder you This world feels organic and you truly feel a part of it. For all of those reasons, I recommend this game


It cant be denied that this game unfortunately has TONS of issues that affect game play. The kind of which will make you want to scream at your screen at how stupid what just happened was. Complete nobodies who actually like you will have you murdered for no reason or will get themselves 20000 men armies out of nowhere to attack you even tough they don't have a penny on them or apparent claims on your lands.

The AI can be incredibly stupid! They cant ever hold on to a king title without being crushed by continuous groups of rebellious vassals. After a century, ever single important christian kingdom will have an elective system of law. Why? Because its what theirs vassals want and the AI cant handle rebellions. You want to battle certain foreign dynasties across history? Too bad, the AI is also incompetent at keeping themselves alive for any long periods. Most great houses in say, 1066 will have disappeared in a bout a century which COULD be considered historically accurate but at the same time it makes you feel like you're playing this game alone with no actual competition. The AI for the pope can be brain dead. Calling crusades against Kingdoms in India, forcing crusaders to cross the Persian desert to reach their target!

The DLC in this game is horrendous. Its DLC whoring that's EA worthy. You have to pay for portraits and songs in the game!!! PURE AESTHETICS STUFF THAT DOESNT CHANGE GAME PLAY. Are you sick of hearing the same 2 god damn songs in repeat? Pay money.
The worst about those DLC is what they offer. Without paying extra, you cant play pagans, you cant play Indians, you cant play muslims and you cant play republics. Thats right, more than half of the starting areas are impossible for the player to play unless they pay extra. Others are simply broken and as such are complete rip offs AND THANK GOD I never bought some of them!! They allow you for 5.49 $ to customize your ruler on regular mode BUT not on Ironman mode. But, thats something you could ALREADY DO THROUGH THE CONSOLE. Its vastly useless! The Way of life DLC makes every single male in your kingdom horny dogs that go after your wife, your heirs wife etc... which means, in a game about dynasties ruling across history, your son might just be the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ son of some random count who, thanks to the seduction focus, repeatedly slept with your wife 35 times right under your nose. The ONLY way to make sure your wives don't end up sleeping with every single man in the Kingdom is to pick a chaste one (trait that I rarely see and that they often end up losing) or a lesbian. Apparently, according to paradox, all women were ♥♥♥♥♥s in these times! Seeing how they refuse to truly fix this, thats the only conclusion I can arrive to. They tried to with a new "reject seduction attempts" system but since theres always a few master seducers running around it doesn't stop anyone.
The conclave DLC makes the game way harder and sooo much less fun. The Republic DLC forces you to use seniority succession and nothing else! Always playing 75 years old? isnt that fun???
The Sword of Islam dlc should've been in the base game, same for the old gods. There's no excuses to leave so many factions unplayable even at an 1066 start.

Theres also new updates. Lots of complaints about the new update regarding coalitions that can make pagans, muslims and christians band together against you because you took a duchy through a religious war. They NEVER make coalitions USEFUL agaisnt the AI, this feature is SOLELY used to stop the player from expanding, forcing you to wait 30 f*cking years for infamy to go off unless youre willing to fight 8 nations at the same time. Shattered retreats make your enemies armies magically undestroyable while they basicly have safe conduit back to their territories. Which means, wars now drag for SO FREAKING longer than they need to because you can't kill their armies! You cant pursue them either because you will never have enough supplies and risk losing men needlessly. Sometimes, your own armies will retreat at the WORST POSSIBLE PLACES. When you raid a coast with boats and your raiders gets defeated, they sometimes retreat further in the AIs territory even tough their boats is RIGHT THERE. Theres as of date NO OPTION to turn those off. You dont like them? too bad. You have to use mods on the workshop and disable ironman mode to be able to play without them

In short?? This game offers SO much and at the same time sucks the fun out of the game with questionable design decisions, horrible dlc, and annoying AI. Is the game fun? Yes. Of course it is. But after several hours, you realize all the shortcoming of this game and you're bound to be annoyed by them.
Btw, buy this game on a sale, that game is often on sale at 40% or 30% off (cant remember the percentage) Yet every other day its over 200$ to acquire the "full experience". Just wait a little while and get it on sale
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316.9 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: április 6.
Strategy game, where you might actually care when a piece on your board dies. (Short version)

Pros: it's a Great strategy game. Complex, and we'll thought out. It's the kinda game you would want to put down roots with you current territory, before foolishly beginning your quest for world domination.

Cons: incomplete without these 30 other dlc. It really feels that way, like your missing out on half the game. I get what companies do that for, buy buyer beware, they aren't cheap.
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647.4 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: május 3.
I've spend 600+ hours in this game, and I still cannot "beat" it, or truly ever understand it. I still routinely start in Ireland and attempt to conquer everything. I have all the DLC and I have tried in other locations, but there are just so many things left to do. I cannot stress this enough, BUY THE GAME.
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234.4 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: április 22.
This game is epic. But i suggest you watch this game on youtube before buying, so you know what it's all about. Becouse the price of the game + all dlc is very expensive. Google, to see what dlc are most recommended. :)
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90.0 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: április 15.
An amazingly complex and engrossing game that can make the hours fly by.

Crusader Kings II is difficult to classify. It’s a grand strategy game, a sandbox game, and in some ways a political simulator. It also happens to be one of the best role-playing games I've ever played. I’m not even sure where to begin describing it, but what I can say without reservation is that it’s extremely immersive and fun, which is quite a trick that developer Paradox Interactive pulled off when you consider that the vast majority of the gameplay takes place in menus.

The premise is deceptively simple: you play as a king (hardly a surprise given the game's title), and your number one goal above all else is to have an heir in place who will claim your throne upon your death. When your character dies, you assume the role of his heir, and so on down the line of succession. Die without an heir and it's game over.

But of course it’s not quite as simple as that. As a king, you’re naturally going to want to expand your realm and accumulate wealth and prestige, and this is where you find the meat of the game. When you start, you can choose to play as anything from a lowly vassal like a duke or a petty king ruling a single province to a monarch of an entire country. This also serves as a secondary way to adjust the game’s difficulty since a duke or petty king is going to have a harder time of it than the ruler of an entire nation.

And this is where things get interesting. I call Crusader Kings II a role-playing game because it’s all about navigating the treacherous path of court intrigue and maintaining relationships with the other characters in the game. Sometimes you might want to have a good relationship with someone, or sometimes you may want them to think very poorly of you, and there are numerous means for doing both, from performing favors, or handing out honorary titles (including Court Jester, which never makes the recipient happy), or even straight-up bribery. If you have a troublesome vassal, you can try and woo him back into your good graces, throw him in jail, or plot to have him killed. Any action you choose will always have long-term consequences, for good or ill. For instance, if you arbitrarily throw someone in jail, or attempt to have them murdered and it’s discovered, you’ll take a relationship hit with other characters almost across the board, and this could be a problem if allies refuse to come to your aid during war, or you end up with a revolt on your hands, or other characters hatch their own plans to kill you or your heir! It all becomes a delicate balancing act as you try to keep your friends (and enemies) happy while scheming to steal land and titles out from under their noses.

In addition to good old fashioned political intrigue, you will also encounter a number of random story vignettes that present your character with various choices that create a short, branching narrative, the ultimate consequences of which could be positive or negative, depending on your decisions.

When things come to blows, and they inevitably will, it’s time to raise an army and clash steel. Unfortunately, this is not the most engrossing part of the game. Your armies march around in multi-unit “blobs” represented by a single soldier sprite with a number indicating the size of the army and a small line representing its morale. Essentially, if your numbers are higher than an enemy army’s numbers then you’ll (most likely) win the battle. And that’s pretty much all there is to it: march your “blob” around, defeat other blobs, and lay siege to enemy provinces until your war score reaches 100% and you can force your foe to concede to your demands. I’m not saying this is necessarily easy, and wars are extremely costly, and sometimes you’ll be thrown an unexpected wrinkle that will turn what you thought was an easy victory into a crushing defeat, but you’re not going to find detailed tactical gameplay here (although full disclosure compels me to mention that I’m not an expert in this game by any stretch, so there may be some nuance here that I’m missing). At any rate, the simple combat mechanics are adequate because war really isn’t the focus of Crusader Kings II even if it is an important aspect given the setting.

Crusader Kings II plays in real-time, but you can pause at any point if you need breathing room to untangle a particularly difficult political conflict. You can still interact with the game when it’s paused, but your orders won’t take affect until you start the clock again. This prevents the game from becoming overwhelming even when things get complicated, which can happen very quickly and often without warning. Thankfully the interface is very well laid out and places the copious amounts of information you need to manage your empire within easy reach, usually no more than one or two mouse-clicks away. However, it is a very complex game, and even with over 80-hours under my belt to date, I feel like I’ve still barely scratched the surface. In order to understand Crusader Kings II, you need to have a basic understanding of Medieval politics and laws, and this isn’t something that most people possess. For instance, a pop-up will inform you that you have a “Wrong type of holding in demesne”. What does that even mean, and more importantly, how do you fix it? Or you might discover that your kingdom is at risk of fragmenting into the hands of multiple petty rulers when your character dies because of a potential succession crisis. Why is this happening, and what can you do about it? The game’s manual and tutorial missions do a rather poor job preparing you for your career as a crusader king, so you’ll probably want to find some “Let’s play” videos or a strategy guide or two. I also suggest keeping a web browser handy while you play because you’ll inevitably have questions throughout the course of the game.

Graphically, Crusader Kings II is probably about as attractive as a game like this can be with the majority of the display occupied by a vast interactive 3D map. Details are added and subtracted depending on your zoom level, so it’s easy to pull out for a quick overview and then zoom in close enough to see individual cities and holdings dotted across the landscape. It also runs beautifully in Linux, which always scores extra points in my book. Sound effects are pretty basic for the most part, but you’ll mostly be listening to the music anyway which is period appropriate orchestral selections. It can get a little bit repetitive, but there are several music packs available as DLC to expand the score.

Speaking of DLC, if you’re contemplating a purchase of Crusader Kings II, you might be staggered by the fact that there is, at the time of this writing, nearly $250 worth of full-priced DLC currently available, and you may find this off-putting, but consider this: the vanilla game offers a complete experience in and of itself and can give you hours of entertainment. In fact, I would recommend you play it sans DLC at first to get a feel for the game and to decide which DLC actually appeals to you, because not all of it will (and you should probably wait until it’s on sale anyway to get the most bang for your bucks). I personally only have around half of the available DLC including several expansions and some of the unit and music packs, but I don’t feel like I’m missing out simply because the other content doesn’t interest me. I should also note that when Paradox does release a major expansion, it's always accompanied by a patch that adds new features and content to the base game for free.

This review could easily be three times as long, and I still wouldn’t feel like I had given a comprehensive description of Crusader Kings II. So let’s make this simple: It’s a great game. Buy it.
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Crusader kings is a great game, but there is just to much DLC. You should definitely buy this game, but if you want the DLC buy it on sale.
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This is one of the best Strategy games ever! I am a HUGE fan of Medieval History and this game allows you to turn history on its head.
Only in Crusader Kings 2 can your youngest child simultaneously be the Uncle and Half-Brother to his elder sister.
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It's quite impressing game. Compared to Europa Universalis IV it is more focused on running your very own family business instead of ruling an empire. Nevertheless map is small then in EU it feels quite more into-depth when picking best mariage partner for your sons and doughters which will (hopefully) go on with your struggle to found an empire. Probably new 'Stellaris' will be a mix out of both?

Waited long to buy this title, as I doubt it is a never ending progress with all that DLC out there. Catched a quite impressive bundle, but still 2-3 DLC's missing...well the newest ones, which I hope to get in a sale ...hm... the other year probably.

What lately brought me into buying this was the impressive workshop with it's huge mass of very interesting mods. It starts with some UI and color changes, upgrades with items, mechanics, fantasy mods and others and results in complete conversation mods like 'A game of thrones' or Stellaris like 'Sci-Fi' scenarios, which pretty much change every aspect, including map, of the game.

With my current ~20 hours gameplay I'm just playing arround to find out all one could do, but looking forward to start my very own dynasty next. :)
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It is what you expect, and more. Make your way from a count to an emperor. DLCSSSS are insane,cant help to buy it though.
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Best strategy game currently available.
This game scores very high on depth, interesting theme, satisfaction, and fun factor.

Crusader Kings 2 today is like what Sid Meier's Civilization 1 and 2 were to strategy games in the 1990s. Warning, you'll lose a lot of your life to this game, but you won't regret it. It's a great way to relax on weekend mornings.
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got this game yesterday.

reccomend GoT mod.
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This game is unbelievable it truely is. I only play the game of thrones mod for it and its incredible, deffinatly a must buy!!
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I had an awesome time playing Crusader Kings 2. The level of strategy available to the player is vast, and it was deep enough that I was still learning how to play effectively many hours in.
CK2 has no set goal which allows you to make your own fun. Want to rid the land of unbelievers, sure go for it. Want to claim land stolen from you, but you dont have the millitary, with enough time, selection of apropriate targets, espionage and the right marriages you can achieve this (I inherited all of Portugal after some well placed marriages and some unfortunate deaths ;) . However the AI was no pushover, sure it made silly mistakes at times, but usually they would form appropriate alliances to defend themselves or launch offensives when I was weakened. It made achieving victory and accomplishing my goals that much more satisfying.
This game thrives off a want to roleplay a certain way and coupled with the various tools to complete your goals, it was the most fun I had playing a strategy game in a long time.
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Lose your life Paradox simulator... Again...
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10/10 would restore the Roman Empire as a Zoroastrian inbred genius mongol again
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