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User reviews: Mixed (26 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 15, 2013
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Buy Crusader Kings II DLC Collection

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

 

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Enhance your Crusader Kings II Experience with the Mediterranean Portraits pack. Mediterranean Portraits adds new clothing and thousands of unique face combinations for both male and female characters while playing as Mediterranean Nations.

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...

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.
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X-compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:3-button mouse and keyboard

    Recommended:

    • Additional:3-button mouse and keyboard

    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 and keyboard

    Recommended:

    • Additional:3-button mouse and keyboard
    • 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.
Helpful customer reviews
25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 13, 2014
It seems that this famous dlc has been upgraded in the last beta (and next patch ) for CKII . maybe it's about time to buy this ;)
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: December 16, 2014
They are no longer potato men!
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 17, 2014
Paradox has to update this DLC page in order not to misinform.
- The portraits look immensly better now. No longer the potato people of the Mediterran.
- This portrait pack does now only change EASTERN mediterran ethnicites or byzantine. Those are: Greek, Armenian Georgian and the Israelite/Jewish Cultures Ashkenazi and Sephardi.
- For western mediterran you need the Iberian portrait pack, which includes Castillian, Catalan, Portuguese, Andalusian, Visigothic and Italian.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 16, 2014
Yeah, so it's no longer really a Mediterranean portraits pack as it is a Greek portraits pack. But, it's a whole lot better now, even if the amount it gets used has been reduced.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 17, 2014
Before= Hideous monsters that some wanted to put down, Included italians, iberian, byzantine and jewish.
Now= Almost like Turkish but more mediterrian, Includes Byzantine and Jewish races (and more?)
Its 10 times better than last time (sad that Italians and Iberians arent included with it)
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21 of 33 people (64%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 3, 2014
Disparagingly referred to as 'Potato people' or 'Mud people' DLC. Clearly the quality is leagues worse than the vast majority of other content for CKII; that quality sticks out like a sore suntan, it's that diabolical. DLC turned off at the launcher is your best bet for this one. Shame, the others on offer are quite to very good.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 7, 2014
It's... It's...

It's like the Elder Scrolls Oblivion all over again. Those faces *Cries*.

-EDIT-

Actually, it looks like they've given them an overhaul without telling anyone! Whooo! Probably worth getting, on par with the Persian/Turkish/Iberian portraits now - dat consistency.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 25, 2014
A recent patch replaced the rather inaccurate Mediterranean Portraits with more accurate Byzantine portraits. You can ignore a lot of old reviews now, the current portraits this DLC provides are excellent and accurate.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 15, 2014
NOTE: In the next patch, scheduled for today (I think) the previously HIDEOUS Med. Portraits are getting a massive revamp, and will look far better, therefore I give this pack a good review.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 18, 2014
Finally, the portraits don't look like potatoes anymore.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 15, 2014
Update well much to my surprise the dlc faces have been updated I am happy to say that I can play with this dlc turned on now.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 28, 2014
The portraits look good and it is frankly amazing how much this affected my game. On sale, this was a great bargain and well worth the spare change in my Steam Wallet.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 20, 2014
EDIT: Paradox Interactive stripped out the portrait affecting Italians and Romans to make you buy the Iberian Portrait Pack. That's right, they STRIPPED OUT A FEATURE TO MAKE YOU PAY FOR IT AGAIN IN ANOTHER DLC.

DO NOT SUPPORT THIS.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 10
This pack represents some form of vengeful god type of game developement, a passive aggressive move to offend the CKII forum community because several people compalined about the skins looking "racist" (Spanish people were dark skinned, Italian people were a bit too, and Greeks looked like Romans).

Now the pack has changed, scrapping all the content we paid for and replacing it with lower qaulity, stylistically inferior (in my opinion) Greek skins that are simply a reimagining of the game's default European skins. The Spanish and Italians have been removed, split into the Iberian portrait pack and had their stylistic design toned down.

The old skins were superior, and taking content out of a paid DLC and splitting it into a new paid DLC seems dishonest. They didn't even change the store page to reflect this 'content nerf'. I'm usually a huge paradox supporter, but Crusader Kings team was out of line here.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 21
Once upon a time the Mediterranean portraits were fine. To some they looked like potatoes. To me they were perfect. After some patch something happened to their eyes. They became weired and alien. Nothing that could not be fixed. One day, after another patch something had happened. The beloved potato men of the Mediterranean were no more. The once proud peoples of Italy and Iberia suddenly found themselves looking like the whitest of the white men of Central Europe. The men of the east - the Greeks, Armenians, Georgians and the Jews - were robbed of their attractive countenances and found themselves looking like something ripped from a certain American cartoon where the populace has four fingers and are plagued with chronic jaundice. Ugly, ugly, ugly like the other new portraits.

Where I come from we have a saying - if it ain't broke don't fix it. Sure Paradox managed to break the portraits near the end, but that fix was like fixing a loose nail in the floorboards with a sledge hammer.
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6 of 15 people (40%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 6, 2014
Mediterranean ?? i think not
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8 of 21 people (38%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 26, 2014
I thought it would be really funny to review every single CK2 DLC I powned and clog up my activity feed, but now I've been sitting here for half an hour it doesnt seem like such a good idea.
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4 of 14 people (29%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 16, 2014
Don't buy this. Paradox made this worthless now.
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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 15, 2014
Nope
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 6, 2014
Not recommended! The faces look very orange and are just ugly. To make matters worse, there's currently a glitch that messes up the eyes of male Mediterreanean characters, and it makes them look hilarious, possesed, and even more ugly. Until that glitch is fixed, stay away from this!
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