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Release Date: Jun 26, 2012

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Includes 43 items: Crusader Kings II: African Portraits , Crusader Kings II: African Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Byzantine Unit Pack , Crusader Kings II: Celtic Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Celtic Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Customization Pack, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shield II, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shield III, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shields, Crusader Kings II: Europa Universalis IV Converter, Crusader Kings II: Finno-Ugric Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Hymns of Abraham, Crusader Kings II: Hymns to the Old Gods, Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome , Crusader Kings II: Mediterranean Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Military Orders Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Mongol Faces, Crusader Kings II: Norse Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Norse Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Persian Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Persian Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India, Crusader Kings II: Ruler Designer, Crusader Kings II: Russian Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Russian Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Saxon Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Albion, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Byzantium , Crusader Kings II: Songs of Byzantium , Crusader Kings II: Songs of Faith, Crusader Kings II: Songs of India, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Prosperity, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Caliph, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Holy Land, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Rus, Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham, Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion, Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam, Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, Crusader Kings II: The Republic, Crusader Kings II: Turkish Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Turkish Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Warriors of Faith Unit Pack

Buy Crusader Kings II Collection

Includes 43 items: Crusader Kings II, Crusader Kings II: African Portraits , Crusader Kings II: African Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Byzantine Unit Pack , Crusader Kings II: Celtic Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Celtic Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Customization Pack, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shield II, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shield III, Crusader Kings II: Dynasty Shields, Crusader Kings II: Europa Universalis IV Converter, Crusader Kings II: Finno-Ugric Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Hymns of Abraham, Crusader Kings II: Hymns to the Old Gods, Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome , Crusader Kings II: Mediterranean Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Military Orders Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Mongol Faces, Crusader Kings II: Norse Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Norse Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Persian Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Persian Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India, Crusader Kings II: Ruler Designer, Crusader Kings II: Russian Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Russian Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Saxon Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Albion, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Byzantium , Crusader Kings II: Songs of Faith, Crusader Kings II: Songs of India, Crusader Kings II: Songs of Prosperity, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Caliph, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Holy Land, Crusader Kings II: Songs of the Rus, Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham, Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion, Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam, Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, Crusader Kings II: The Republic, Crusader Kings II: Turkish Portraits, Crusader Kings II: Turkish Unit Pack, Crusader Kings II: Warriors of Faith Unit Pack

 

About This Content

Europe is in turmoil. The lands are fragmented into petty fiefs, the emperor struggles with the Pope, and the Holy Father declares that all those who go to liberate the Holy Land will be freed of their sins. Now is the time for greatness!

The first expansion, Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam, will add playable Muslim rulers to the game.

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.

"The Ummah is under attack. All true Muslims must be charitable in peace and relentless in Jihad. Let the Sword of Islam fall upon the infidels that threaten our lands, our faith!"

Key Features:

  • Muslim rulers now playable
  • Updated interface for playable Muslims characters
  • Unlocks more than 20 features in the game
  • New counties and titles
  • Balance Greed vs. Nobility with the new Muslim Dynasty Decadence System
  • Polygamy. Allow up to four wives for Muslim rulers.
  • Story events, starting circa the year 100, such as: The Harem, Shia vs. Sunni, Sufi mystics, Dervishes, The Assassins, Sharia, Wife wants to become first wife
  • Combat Revisions with new Commander traits for more interesting combat tactics

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    Minimum:

    • OS:XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb graphics memory required, 1024*768 Resolution
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X-compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:3-button mouse, keyboard, speakers, Internet connection for multiplayer, Crusader Kings II Base Game

    Minimum:

    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:3-button mouse, keyboard, speakers, Internet connection for multiplayer, Crusader Kings II Base Game
    • 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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Overall:
Positive (32 reviews)
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ToixStory
Posted: April 29
I would be less insulted by having to pay $10 to play what should have been in the base game if Paradox actually bothered to do a little research, but sadly this was not the case. Paradox, I get that you're Swedish, but could you not just literally read the Wikipedia page on Iqta government? It's not feudalism. Iqta governments were focused around the Sultan who was responsible for all parts of his realm and his underlings were responsible mostly for taxation and keeping up with local business and day-to-day concerns. The Sultan was still the only one who could go to war, the only one who had the loyalty of the citizenry, and the only one that really mattered. It wasn't feudalism for Muslims, and the fact that you seem to have not even made an attempt to reflect this is, honestly, insulting.

If you want to make a game that's not historical, fine. But stop trying to pass this game off as "historical" or "accurate" when you can't be bothered to do the tiniest amount of research.
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Haidy
Posted: April 15
SUBHANALLAH
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JCourtney
Posted: March 17
10/10

Worth.
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Goodis
Posted: March 13
Horse lords, Sword of islam, old gods. The best DLCs ever. Essential for the best experience!
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Soto928
Posted: January 5
The Muslim culture adds a whole new way to play the game. The succession law can be pretty powerful if played correctly. Killing family members, although frowned upon, is almost a necessity if you don't get the right traits with the decadence system. Jihading has never been so fun.
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Gigadude
Posted: December 6, 2015
Buy this DLC so that you too may declare an Islamic Caliphate and wage Jihad.

9/11 Make Allah proud!1!

In all seriousness Mohammedans too stronk in this game please nerf especially teh Caliph.
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T. Alberto Barbosa
Posted: November 11, 2015
I basically removed Shia, but now I have a ton of decadence because of my nephews and now i'm having a ton of revolts. I manage to become know as "The holy" to erase my title as "The quarreler". My title doesn't change. I decide to have a Ramadan feast or whatever, and no one comes. Then I get rid of every heresy or non-islamic religion. I then get dethroned by a revolt. The best part about all of this?

I'm the Sunni caliph.

If this DLC has taught me anything, let's just say I won't expect any Muslims I meet to be all that grateful.
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Furin Kazan
Posted: August 8, 2015
Great DLC, good options. Unlocks one of the three originally unplayable faction groups to let you play from the other side. With DLC that add older time periods you can play as some of the major Muslim people in history, except the Prophet of course.
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feuron=
Posted: June 26, 2015
Bought the DLC just so I can do the Hajj.
8/8 would make Allah proud again.

(btw mecca is fantastic)
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劉振雄
Posted: May 8, 2015
This should have been in the main game content...
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Nova Rinne
Posted: March 15, 2015
A great fist expansion! Finally be able to play as those Muslim nations! Definetely gives a whole new view on conquering the world!
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MajorMedic
Posted: December 27, 2014
Probably the best DLC to buy along with Old Gods and Legacy of Rome. Playing Muslim rulers is too good. I just wish they would make decadence a bit more difficult to manage, it virtually impossible to go higher then 0%.
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Parsethal
Posted: December 17, 2014
One of the larger & more interesting DLCs for CKII. If you're just starting out with expanding, I'd go with this one and The Old Gods. Both really expand on Europe's big medieval rivals to the North and South.

Just a note to people new to the game, CKII DLC doesn't "unlock" features from the original release. Most of this content was added long after release, and Paradox releases it as part of a free patch so everyone's game is on the same page. If you've patched, then the AI is using most of the new features & content. If *you* want to use it, you'll need the DLC. For example, if you don't want to play a Merchant Republic, you can skip The Republic and your game won't be "incomplete".
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Imperator Otho
Posted: December 1, 2014
Well, I recently discovered that Paradox unlucks key DLC features regardless of the game- originally, I just thought these were all in the game upon original release, or at least most of them. So fair enough, this is alright. Paradox no longer deserves such hatred.

However, it still is NOT worth 9.99. I mean, come on, with 9.99 you could buy an entirely different game. On the other hand, like I said before, if you really want to play as a Muslim go for it. It really doesn't add enough features to be worth 9.99. So my final verdict is;

Don't buy it unless A) You really love the based game and want more, or B) It is on a sale.
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Hurray
Posted: November 29, 2014
Harem Building Simulator 1258
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Guten Morgen
Posted: November 29, 2014
Seriously paradox? You purposely lock features of the game so you can "develop" them for release later? You can't just you know, unlock them and then add expansions to different things? Why don't you guys just add stuff that should clearly already be in the game on release? There's too much of this planned dlc garbage and pre-release nonsense going on here and its become the policy of basically every company out there. 1/10 stars of david.
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Jake
Posted: October 26, 2014
What the...people actually play as the muslims instead of devoting their entire game to wiping them from history??
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Derrick Shitkicker
Posted: October 8, 2014
With this DLC, i now no longer feel the need to fly to Syria and join ISIL; I now can wage glorious jihad from the comfort of my very own basement. I give it 9 out of 11 Muhammed-points.

Allahu ackbar!
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$HIEETTT N1GG4
Posted: October 4, 2014
I have to pay money for something that's already in the game
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RABicle
Posted: October 4, 2014
Made me put down my chicken wings. As fun as Call of Duty, come Jihad bro.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 13
Horse lords, Sword of islam, old gods. The best DLCs ever. Essential for the best experience!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: January 5
The Muslim culture adds a whole new way to play the game. The succession law can be pretty powerful if played correctly. Killing family members, although frowned upon, is almost a necessity if you don't get the right traits with the decadence system. Jihading has never been so fun.
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88 of 90 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 17, 2014
One of the larger & more interesting DLCs for CKII. If you're just starting out with expanding, I'd go with this one and The Old Gods. Both really expand on Europe's big medieval rivals to the North and South.

Just a note to people new to the game, CKII DLC doesn't "unlock" features from the original release. Most of this content was added long after release, and Paradox releases it as part of a free patch so everyone's game is on the same page. If you've patched, then the AI is using most of the new features & content. If *you* want to use it, you'll need the DLC. For example, if you don't want to play a Merchant Republic, you can skip The Republic and your game won't be "incomplete".
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185 of 235 people (79%) found this review helpful
120 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 2, 2014
I have to pay money to be muslim
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74 of 101 people (73%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: May 8, 2015
This should have been in the main game content...
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30 of 38 people (79%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: June 26, 2015
Bought the DLC just so I can do the Hajj.
8/8 would make Allah proud again.

(btw mecca is fantastic)
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172 of 289 people (60%) found this review helpful
143 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 8, 2014
With this DLC, i now no longer feel the need to fly to Syria and join ISIL; I now can wage glorious jihad from the comfort of my very own basement. I give it 9 out of 11 Muhammed-points.

Allahu ackbar!
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43 of 66 people (65%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 29, 2014
Harem Building Simulator 1258
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 27, 2014
Probably the best DLC to buy along with Old Gods and Legacy of Rome. Playing Muslim rulers is too good. I just wish they would make decadence a bit more difficult to manage, it virtually impossible to go higher then 0%.
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38 of 71 people (54%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: December 1, 2014
Well, I recently discovered that Paradox unlucks key DLC features regardless of the game- originally, I just thought these were all in the game upon original release, or at least most of them. So fair enough, this is alright. Paradox no longer deserves such hatred.

However, it still is NOT worth 9.99. I mean, come on, with 9.99 you could buy an entirely different game. On the other hand, like I said before, if you really want to play as a Muslim go for it. It really doesn't add enough features to be worth 9.99. So my final verdict is;

Don't buy it unless A) You really love the based game and want more, or B) It is on a sale.
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46 of 89 people (52%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: November 29, 2014
Seriously paradox? You purposely lock features of the game so you can "develop" them for release later? You can't just you know, unlock them and then add expansions to different things? Why don't you guys just add stuff that should clearly already be in the game on release? There's too much of this planned dlc garbage and pre-release nonsense going on here and its become the policy of basically every company out there. 1/10 stars of david.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: August 8, 2015
Great DLC, good options. Unlocks one of the three originally unplayable faction groups to let you play from the other side. With DLC that add older time periods you can play as some of the major Muslim people in history, except the Prophet of course.
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38 of 76 people (50%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 4, 2014
I have to pay money for something that's already in the game
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 15, 2015
A great fist expansion! Finally be able to play as those Muslim nations! Definetely gives a whole new view on conquering the world!
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 11, 2015
I basically removed Shia, but now I have a ton of decadence because of my nephews and now i'm having a ton of revolts. I manage to become know as "The holy" to erase my title as "The quarreler". My title doesn't change. I decide to have a Ramadan feast or whatever, and no one comes. Then I get rid of every heresy or non-islamic religion. I then get dethroned by a revolt. The best part about all of this?

I'm the Sunni caliph.

If this DLC has taught me anything, let's just say I won't expect any Muslims I meet to be all that grateful.
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 6, 2015
Buy this DLC so that you too may declare an Islamic Caliphate and wage Jihad.

9/11 Make Allah proud!1!

In all seriousness Mohammedans too stronk in this game please nerf especially teh Caliph.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 17
10/10

Worth.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: April 29
I would be less insulted by having to pay $10 to play what should have been in the base game if Paradox actually bothered to do a little research, but sadly this was not the case. Paradox, I get that you're Swedish, but could you not just literally read the Wikipedia page on Iqta government? It's not feudalism. Iqta governments were focused around the Sultan who was responsible for all parts of his realm and his underlings were responsible mostly for taxation and keeping up with local business and day-to-day concerns. The Sultan was still the only one who could go to war, the only one who had the loyalty of the citizenry, and the only one that really mattered. It wasn't feudalism for Muslims, and the fact that you seem to have not even made an attempt to reflect this is, honestly, insulting.

If you want to make a game that's not historical, fine. But stop trying to pass this game off as "historical" or "accurate" when you can't be bothered to do the tiniest amount of research.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
22 of 57 people (39%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 4, 2014
Made me put down my chicken wings. As fun as Call of Duty, come Jihad bro.
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69 of 185 people (37%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: February 14, 2013
This ♥♥♥♥ allows you to play as kebab. I have no idea when I bought this thing.
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