Europe is in turmoil. The lands are fragmented into petty fiefs and the Emperor struggles with the Pope. At this very moment the Pope has declared that those who go to liberate the Holy Land will be freed of all sins. Gather prestige and piety and the world will whisper your name in awe.
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Release Date: Feb 14, 2012

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Europe is in turmoil. The lands are fragmented into petty fiefs and the Emperor struggles with the Pope. At this very moment the Pope has declared that those who go to liberate the Holy Land will be freed of all sins.

Gather prestige and piety and the world will whisper your name in awe. Will you co-opt other monarchs, and the Pope, under your leadership to liberate the Holy Land? Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King?

Key Features:

  • Take control of one of the Great Christian Dynasties of Europe and forge the bonds of your vassals from a circle of friends into a Nation
  • Increase the greatness of your lands and your treasure coffins, build Cathedrals and Castles, and combat Highway Robber Bands and defecting vassals
  • Historical multiple-choice events will spawn from the actions of your monarch
  • Engage in the campaigns of the Hundred Years War, the five Crusades and the Mongol Wars during 400 years of gameplay
  • Reenact the crusades, defend against the Mongol onslaught, and form feudal nation-states in Europe
  • Introduce laws, set taxes and interact with hundreds of courtiers and nobles
  • Experience realtime grand-strategy based on the engine used by the award winning Europa Universalis-series
  • Engage in an evolutionary combat system
  • Play all religious orders – choose between the Knight´s Templars, The Knights of St John, The Teutonic Order or the Order of Calatrava and the Order of Santiago
  • Engage in fierce multiplayer battles with up to 8 players

System Requirements

    • OS: XP
    • Processor: Pentium III 450 MHz
    • Memory: 128 Mb RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 600 MB Free Hard Drive Space
    • Video Card: 4 Mb Video Card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or better
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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Lewd
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
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Marshall Tigerus
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 18
While Pandemic typically makes great games, and this is one of their older titles, the steam version has some bad crash to desktop moments. As it is an older title for them, the UI is lacking and the game is a lot of waiting around, with poor design decisions like going to the options menu to change the game speed. I highly recommend most other Pandemic titles, but not this one.
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Zjadlemkota
( 48.7 hrs on record )
Posted: December 23, 2015
lot of people complaining about complexity, lack of graphics, tutorials or problems with graphics.
all of this is complaining is worthless.
the game is reaaly great. imagine somthing like mount&blade (im still big fan M&B. look at my hour counter) as pure strategic simulation of medieval feudal life for the cost of graphics and personal involvement into a battle.
no tutorial ? so what. everything is described in game. it is enough to read all descriptions. after half an hour of gameplay i knew basic rules how to play. rest is an experience or wikia.
if you cant run the game you really loose a lot of fun but this is morelikely problem with your OS.
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Oddski Boddski
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 15, 2015
Inherited Kingdom of Hungary and Croatia after my king fell onto a pike during the seige. New King promptly declared war on half of his own realm, was excommunicated, and then got ♥♥♥♥♥-slapped by France after losing all his men trying to seize Rome. Good times.
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Alter
( 38.9 hrs on record )
Posted: December 11, 2015
Crusader Kings it's a good old classic game, for a 2004 game, it still holds up very well. In the last month and a half I've been playing CK for about 100+ hours (initially purchased in GoG), and this game got me hooked so bad that I have not even touched the new StarCraft Legacy of The Void expansion, and by the looks of it, I'm going straight to CKII after I finish at least one full game, from 1066 to 1453.

In CK you manage a royal dynasty, a Monarch and his blood line, and of course his kingdom, and his religion. You can conquer as much land as you want, bringing the Catholic faith to the heathens at the same time making sure they have the ruler they need, that means you and your descendants.

CK is a Grand Strategy game, players from the Civilization series, or Total War series, won't be having hard time enjoying it, but this doesn't mean the game is just like those games, or any other game for that matter (well, maybe except for Crusader Kings II or Europa Universalis), The blend of strategy, royal dynasty simulator and the random events create a unique and fun game, even the story telling that is created every time you play a game is a big part of the fun. One time I got my father and my grandfather beatified and sanctified, and later on the pope made me Emperor.

The game sessions are not shorts, and this may be a turn off for some people, you can easily spend 80+ hours in one game, specially if you start in 1066 AD, but this kind of games can create a very deep story of your royal dynasty.

The game plays much like a board game, you will be looking at a big Europe and its surroundings A LOT, looking at your lands and the lands of your enemies and possible targets, you will be spending a lot of time looking at your family, making sure your successor is a worthy one, because when your current monarch dies, the successor will be having th time of his life trying to hold together the great kingdom that just inherited together, some of his vassals may find they don't like him very much and will try to declare independence. These are the times you will know the meaning of ruling with an iron fist.

Even if there is Crusader Kings II, this game deserves the chance of being played. Even if you just play ONE full game, with all its faults and weird design decisions, CK is worth playing.

8.5/10
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Ael
( 56.1 hrs on record )
Posted: November 1, 2015
I wanted to try this game after I tried the newest installement on the paradox series (Crusaders Kings 2).
I didn't like the game as much as I liked the newest but I can see all the great things I loved being shaped on this one.
I wanted to buy just to help paradox out to continue making great games and I really recommend for anyone with a low end computer that want to start on the series.
Else buy this one just for completion and play the CK2 ;)
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otto the president
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 31, 2015
the incest is always accidental
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ISUX
( 25.8 hrs on record )
Posted: October 5, 2015
Watch a youtube video on how to play the game.... Learning curve is tough otherwise, but after the videos its smooth sailing.

Picked this up for 1.99.. PLayed 11 hours straight after selecting a difficult starting position.

First Ruler Dublin: Ive produced about 13 children, trained them to be men, sent them off to be vassals, died leaving the youngest alone to rule during the conquest of Ireland at 6 years old.

Second Ruler Ireland: My leader has now managed to play the percentages and porducing offspring with good traits which allow me to produce bettter offspring when they marry their cousins, only inbred seems to randomly steal away my children. In this world when you marry your cousins you get better dna at times. Ruler commits suicide after going crazy and murdering family members.

Third Ruler: 15 Kids, lustful prick, everyone hates him. Rebelions and assanisations. Got greedy and attacked English rebel states... Died from sickness.

Fourth Ruler: Learned that killing your own offspring could potentially save thousands of lives, refused. Englands claims led to full scale invasion and ended my reign by sending vastly superior marshals and tech to put me down.

Lessons in leadership, its better to kill your son than create a war.. Will consider that next game.

However, if you can jump on Crusader Kings 2, the experience only multiplies expotentialy.
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scrofula
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 4, 2015
I wish I could recomend this, but I can't get it to work. After the intro video, there's a black screen and nothing on the official forums say how to fix this - even after several people complained of the exact same situation. What's worse is: this is the second Paradox game that I bought and can not play this week.
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carlosbuenrosne
( 57.0 hrs on record )
Posted: September 27, 2015
First of all I want to say that I enjoy to play the game considering the time when it was launched.

I love the games when you need to consider the very little details of your party or kingdom. You need to elect counts, weddings, bishops, counsils, dukes, etc. and I love that but the game lacks of everything else, when you are at war with someone the war decides by two things: numbers and type of armies. I am not saying that needs to be a Total War kind of game but could apply something of the Civilization series.

The game is very simple you can go for hours without doing nothing! And that was something that I hate from the game.

My qualification will be 5/10 so it's out to you to decide!
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Răzvan
( 96.9 hrs on record )
Posted: September 16, 2015
Anti Europa Universalis grand strategy game. I love it. It only has one flaw: the AI is way too aggressive and at the end there are only 2-3 superpowers left.
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roger
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: August 16, 2015
It's bit hard to get into, but when you know what you can do, it;s a rather straightforward and easy to manage game,
(compared to ck2. not to wolfenstein of course)
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Andrej
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 10, 2015
Now matter how you look at it...
Every leader in this game is in purgatory...
Where when he dies, he is replaced by his identical twin brother that he never knew of.
Half life 3 confirmed
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Grey-Coven
( 104.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31, 2015
It was after many hours I decided that this style of 4x game wasn't for me. Which means up until then I did enjoy it, but it doesn't make me want to replay it over and over again like Total War.

This game has more emphasis on dynasty building and managing unruly members, eugenic breeding of decendants, marrying of children for political gain. You won't however get to control your armies on a battlefield, they resolve themselves. Technological improvements are hit or miss, you choose a focus and improvements happens on their own depending on what neighboring counties have compared to yours.

I selected not recommended but if the game absolutely looks interesting to you give it a try.
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Kollo
( 21.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16, 2015
Crusader kings 1 loses the fight against Crusader Kings II, but it is still fun and a cheap game. I like it and the only negative thing in this game in my opinion is that you cannot play as a pagan ruler, which I would really like to do.
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danny_r
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2, 2015
No Traning and no way to understand how play. A big Waste.
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chrisshore333999
( 144.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15, 2015
As someone with a POS PC (Intel Celeron E1200 CPU and an Intel G31/33 GPU) this game is amazing, with a huge amount of ways the game can go, the only guarantees being the black death and the collapse of the HRE early in the game (unless you are playing as them), the game offers endless possibilites, with a cluncky interface and an unrealitic reputation system being it's two main downsides. It does take a few hours to understand and get into, but once you are, you can play for hours on end. Highly recomended for those who cannot play the more recent paradox titles.
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Sally Eight
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21, 2015
Worst 10 EUR ever. No tutorials, horrible gameplay (my liege decided to go to war every year, which meant enormous, evergroing debts and no soldiers whatsoever for me). ♥♥♥♥, I just spent 8 hours marrying my ♥♥♥♥in children off or giving them to some idiots to foster. I somehow got made a duke though, no idea how that happened. My king went off with my armies and a few rounds later I was duke. Not that I could control anything in that provence but I was duke... ♥♥♥♥ ye -.-


TLDR: You can't do ♥♥♥♥ in this game, don't pay 10 EUR just to realize that!
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hulaboy616
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17, 2015
only bought it because i love ck2 big mistake
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38.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
Crusader Kings it's a good old classic game, for a 2004 game, it still holds up very well. In the last month and a half I've been playing CK for about 100+ hours (initially purchased in GoG), and this game got me hooked so bad that I have not even touched the new StarCraft Legacy of The Void expansion, and by the looks of it, I'm going straight to CKII after I finish at least one full game, from 1066 to 1453.

In CK you manage a royal dynasty, a Monarch and his blood line, and of course his kingdom, and his religion. You can conquer as much land as you want, bringing the Catholic faith to the heathens at the same time making sure they have the ruler they need, that means you and your descendants.

CK is a Grand Strategy game, players from the Civilization series, or Total War series, won't be having hard time enjoying it, but this doesn't mean the game is just like those games, or any other game for that matter (well, maybe except for Crusader Kings II or Europa Universalis), The blend of strategy, royal dynasty simulator and the random events create a unique and fun game, even the story telling that is created every time you play a game is a big part of the fun. One time I got my father and my grandfather beatified and sanctified, and later on the pope made me Emperor.

The game sessions are not shorts, and this may be a turn off for some people, you can easily spend 80+ hours in one game, specially if you start in 1066 AD, but this kind of games can create a very deep story of your royal dynasty.

The game plays much like a board game, you will be looking at a big Europe and its surroundings A LOT, looking at your lands and the lands of your enemies and possible targets, you will be spending a lot of time looking at your family, making sure your successor is a worthy one, because when your current monarch dies, the successor will be having th time of his life trying to hold together the great kingdom that just inherited together, some of his vassals may find they don't like him very much and will try to declare independence. These are the times you will know the meaning of ruling with an iron fist.

Even if there is Crusader Kings II, this game deserves the chance of being played. Even if you just play ONE full game, with all its faults and weird design decisions, CK is worth playing.

8.5/10
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Recommended
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
lot of people complaining about complexity, lack of graphics, tutorials or problems with graphics.
all of this is complaining is worthless.
the game is reaaly great. imagine somthing like mount&blade (im still big fan M&B. look at my hour counter) as pure strategic simulation of medieval feudal life for the cost of graphics and personal involvement into a battle.
no tutorial ? so what. everything is described in game. it is enough to read all descriptions. after half an hour of gameplay i knew basic rules how to play. rest is an experience or wikia.
if you cant run the game you really loose a lot of fun but this is morelikely problem with your OS.
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Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
Inherited Kingdom of Hungary and Croatia after my king fell onto a pike during the seige. New King promptly declared war on half of his own realm, was excommunicated, and then got ♥♥♥♥♥-slapped by France after losing all his men trying to seize Rome. Good times.
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216.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
I took over Scandinavia as Norway,then sailed into Ireland and made them my ***** ,conquered land in modernday Russia and Italy and i am the papal controller,oh and my ruler is a demented madman with schizophrenia who is the king of Norway,Sweden,Denmark,Lithuania,Wales,Ireland,Scotland and Sicily,i battled Muslim sheiks and emirs in the Sahara desert,liberated Roma from the Seljuk Turks who have a province in the middle of the Scottish Highlands,England is in a alliance with Poland and Burgundy toppled the Holy Roman Empire and became the second largest country in Europe,just behind me
oh and my wife is insane aswell and my son is a fanatical priest who killed his uncle for no reason
♥♥♥♥ Game of Thrones Norway is where the action is at baby!
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42.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2014
The King of Sicily went heretical and rebelled against himself, the King of Sicily, which in turn caused a massive revolt across my kingdom. Was unable to put down said revolt and the King's Grandson went on to defeat his grandfather and claim the title King of Sicily for himself.

I still have no idea how any of that was possible but I'm having too much fun to care.
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1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2014
Hard to learn
Difficult
Stressing
Upsetting
Odd controls
Odd interface
No pause
Unfair
10/10
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121.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2013
Not a good idea when trying to complete a dissertation.
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33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
152.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
The Grandness of Paradox Grand Strategy titles is not a misnomer. Shame the grandeur tends to also come with a small helping of bugginess. Crusader Kings 1 is perhaps the poster child for that. The title was initially developed by an outside studio, with a similar style to Europa Universalis but in the Middle Ages with a focus on families instead of nation states. Unfortunately, the outside studio kind of screwed some things up. Even with all the fixes eventually given to the title, there are still random quirks that don't work like they should.

Still the grandeur honestly makes up for many of the blemishes. It is a pleasure to lead a family of small time counts to the head of the known world. Unfortunately, once you know the mechanics, you really have to hold yourself in line to not use them all. It's extremely easy to min max your way to a thorougly boring second half of the game. Don't give in to temptation, and you're treated to stories that can be great fun to remember and share, like the count who went mad, killed everyone, then just sort of sat there with no heirs til you inheirited from the people who were grateful to not have to put up with him or his heirs. Stories that grow out of the gameplay are really the draw from this title.

Also try looking up the Dynastic Glory program. It lets you parse your save game, and compare your family tree to those of other great families. It opens a whole new way to make a mark on the world, spreading your seed far and wide to have your namesake, if not yourself directly, as the top of all the houses of Europe.

Overall, Crusader Kings represents a really interesting game style that should be experienced at least once. You may want to go for a less buggy or more accessible model though. Try Europa Universalis 3, for example. 3/5
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
259.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31, 2013
Crusader Kings in many ways is a biographer's wet dream. It has mechanics of Europa Universalis 2, the warfare, the economics, the diplomacy but unlike that grand strategy epic, this grand strategy epic portrays you not as some nameless entity ruling your nation through the ages but as the head of a noble medieval family, your faith not tied into the success of the nation you rule but the rulers themselves.

You start the game by picking which family to control, you can start off as a great King yes but you can also choose to play as a powerful Duke or even an impoverished Count. You then set about forging alliances, mostly through marriage, produce offspring that can one day take over the mantle of leadership and assert your claim to various noble titles. As you grow in power and influence new challenges will arise. Conquer too quickly and others will see you as a warmonger, your vassals may grow too powerful and seek to claim your titles for themselves and should you have too many children they may differ over who should rule when you are dead.

Each character has a set of characteristics and traits that wouldn't feel out of place in an RPG. Some traits are purely positive while others make you an inept ruler. Each trait also has an opposite, brave to cowardly and so forth and characters with opposing traits will often dislike each other and this all works together to create a great web of intrigue that makes holding together a great Kingdom a real challenge.

This great seat of intrigue and dynasty building is not without it's flaws however, the lack of any sort of proper tutorial and the rather extreme wealth of information you get showered with from the moment you start up the game makes it near impossible for newcomers to get into the game and even veterans of Europa Universalis 2 will find themselves struggling to keep up with the flow of information.

All in all Crusader Kings is an extremely complex dynasty building game that more often than not throws you into the deep end and see if you can figure out the diplomacy of marriage politics before you die without an heir or have to resort to incest. It is a fun game, once you learn it but unfortunately most people will quit long before that.
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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2015
the incest is always accidental
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
435.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2014
Love this game. It's a little difficult to understand initially, but once you pick up on the essentials it's really fun and pretty tough. Hint: your chancellor is your most important council member.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,387.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
As some have said, this game has an extreme learning curve. But if you want a game that is super detailed in how much control you have over every aspect of your empire/kingdom, this is a game you want to try. From deciding who marries who to pass on good traits to their offspring, to what buildings each province has, to what type of armies you want to command. I thoroughly enjoy this game from time to time. WARNING, game does tend to crash when using cheat codes, so save often. Also, upon loading a game, you need to wait at least 6months game time before going to war so your troops lose an unknown coward/flee debuff. All in all, great game for the cheap price I paid during Steam's summer sale.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
96.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2015
Anti Europa Universalis grand strategy game. I love it. It only has one flaw: the AI is way too aggressive and at the end there are only 2-3 superpowers left.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2015
Crusader kings 1 loses the fight against Crusader Kings II, but it is still fun and a cheap game. I like it and the only negative thing in this game in my opinion is that you cannot play as a pagan ruler, which I would really like to do.
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27 of 37 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
Pretty interesting interpretation of medieval time. Although CK2 is better in every part, worth playing if on sale.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Great! I buy it from Steam. The game is compatible with Windows7 64-bit. It's easy and funny to play in face of his old age. I recomend it for people who can not afford at the moment the second chapter. In fact this game proves to be an excellent alternative to familiarize yourself with the mechanics and the intrigues of courts.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
If you enjoy intrigue, war, and political skulduggery, this game is for you. In my most recent game, my ruler's youngest illegitimate son and steward (and a fine one at that), attempted to install himself as the king's successor and failed. Last night, he assassinated the king, but the crown fell to the eldest legitimate son (more powerful than even the king), making him King of Aragon, Castille, Navarra, and Portugal. Of course, all this happened after a round of strategic assassinations, opportunistic marriages, and timely wars.

Pros:
-Tons of events (good and bad) in your realm that make each game special
-THE PAUSE BUTTON (so helpful)
-If you have the money and prestige in-game, you can do pretty much anything you want.
-The game is pretty balanced.
-It rarely gets boring. First, you have to claw your way to the top, which is difficult but not impossible. On the other hand, once you're on top, the game may throw something your way that can cripple you. You're ALWAYS on your toes.
-Relatively few bugs (mostly a few graphical ones with troops being shipped overseas).

Cons:
-No instruction manual or tutorial. (Although, there is a fantastic series of tutorial videos on YouTube.)
-It's difficult to play at first (but that will get easier with time).

It's a great game with near endless possibilities for only $9.99. If you don't feel like shelling out the full amount for Crusader Kings II, get this game instead. You won't regret it.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
I love this game. Im unbelievably addicted, even play it at work. So with that, here is a review:

The Positive:
If you love politics and decision making this is a game for you. Decide fates, earn gold, persteige, and religious traits, each decision effects your ruling. Improve land, grant titles, assasinate your compitetion! Every thing you do WILL have an outcome to be thoughtful. Civilization, Total Rome, and Fable 3 all mixed together.

The Negative:
This game has a hard learning curve but totally worth it. Some outcomes dont make sense, some traits dont seem fair, AI is kinda corky, some laws give you too much and others too little in a way that really doesnt give the game balance, no real tutorial, and chracters look funny, graphics are so 2009.

In a Nut Shell:
Love the game, cant wait to buy Crusader Kings 2 which I heard is amazing. Highly recommend to straedgy RP lovers who are ok learning a game on their own. BUY IT!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
Learn, Conquer, And Have Fun!

Not for the impatient this one! There is quite a steep learning curve when you first start the game, there is no instructions, no manual, but that’s what makes it fun. Crusader Kings is a perfect example of one of those games that gets amazingly good after you have mastered the arts of playing, and it excels in both storytelling, and depth. Whatever you do in CK will affect all aspects in what happens in the moment, but also in the future also. Its set in the Medieval ages, so lots to do and a hell of a lot going on also, whether you are introducing new religions, waging war, or managing finances. What makes this game so unique and unlike other games in the genre, is the weird, and quite strange happenings that occur in the game. Some according to your actions, some dam right peculiar! Besides the diseases, random suicides, and acts of war declaration from your vassal, you wife will threaten you and try to make you buy the latest fashion fad. However, I just told her to go to church instead, that little quarry rightly resolved if I may say. I could write up a load of other little events, and often pleasurable instances which occurred in this game, but you really must try it for yourself.

In the end really I must conclude to the fact that Crusader Kings truly is a good grand strategy game, but not one of the best, and due to the amazing success of its spiritual successor CK2, a game that often is forgotten. Its worth a buy for sure if its on sale, but I wouldn’t go out of your way to purchase it, as after all Crusader Kings 2 is soo much better I must stress. Nice to play a game that led to CK2, or the likes of Sengoku, but not a game I would spend too much time on I guess.For me though, it will be forever in the shadow of its successor..

Crusader Kings is a rather “Grand” Strategy game indeed, it may be pretty old, but even in its age it still offers a good play through.
Overall:

+ Solid Campaign To Work Through
+ Very In Depth
+ Easy To Run
+ Grand Strategy Classic

- Steep Learning Curve
- Often Confusing
- Has Not Aged Well

Good 7/10

That goes it for my short Crusader Kings Steam Review

Thanks,

The-Sentinel-Gamer
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Nice game, I like much more some of the mechanics of Crusader Kings than those of Crusader Kings 2
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