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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.
Release Date: Feb 14, 2012
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About the Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
91 products in account
1 review
121.1 hrs on record
Not a good idea when trying to complete a dissertation.
Posted: December 19th, 2013
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
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85 reviews
148.8 hrs on record
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. 7.4/10
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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68 reviews
57.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
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1 review
303.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: February 16th, 2014
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
7.4 hrs on record
well this game is not for casual strategy player
this is for who have no life :D
1 game can taken more than 2 hours
with many complex factors, this game will make you forget about your daily and just sit in front of the computer all day long

pros: complex gameplay, more than 1 way to win, lots of choice
cons: not for people who dislikes grandstrategy games like this one

70/100
Posted: February 15th, 2014
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