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Release Date: May 28, 2013
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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

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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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Reviews

“One of this generation’s greatest strategy games has just gotten a whole lot better, and with the recent news that Paradox have committed to another two years’ worth of expansions for this game, God only knows where this game is going to go next.”
9/10 – Strategy Informer

“If you were one of those who whiled away countless hours on Crusader Kings II, you’ll find another addictive and lovingly crafted time sink here.”
9/10 – Thunderbolt Games

About This Content

Europe is in turmoil. The land has been fragmented into petty fiefdoms. The Emperor is struggling with the Pope. The Holy Father declares that all who go to liberate the Holy Land will be freed of their sins.


Now Is the Time For Greatness…

Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods is the fourth expansion for the critically praised strategy/RPG. Finally play as a Pagan or Zoroastrian ruler, with particular focus on the dreaded Vikings. Pillage and adventure according to true Viking tradition!

Key Features

  • Play as a Pagan chieftain and ravage your weak neighbors. If you remain at peace for too long, your people will grow restless...
  • The new, earliest start date is 867 AD. The Viking Rurik has founded the kingdom of Rus and the Great Heathen Army under the sons of Ragnar Lodbrok rampage through England
  • Play as a Zoroastrian lord and restore your ancient religion to prominence
  • Adventurers: Landless characters can gather armies and carve out new realms on their own
  • Prepared Invasions: Declare your intention to invade and watch your armies grow with adventurers and restless warriors, but don't wait too long to start your war or it might all fall apart...
  • Rebels with a Cause: Rebels are no longer a faceless menace – they are now led by characters with agendas
  • Loot and pillage provinces. Burn down cities and take their gold!
  • Sacrifice to Odin at the great Blot!
  • Christians and Muslims can dispatch missions to convert the depraved heathens
  • New beautiful Pagan interface skin
  • New events and decisions: berserkers, sejdr, curses, omens, divinations, runestones and much more

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:XP/Vista/Windows7
    • 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, Minimum resolution of 10248768
    • 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 and speakers, Internet Connection for multiplayer, Requires the base game Crusader Kings II
    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 and speakers, Internet Connection for multiplayer, Requires the base game Crusader Kings II
    • 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
20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 3
This DLC reawakened my love of Crusader Kings II. The heathen nations which were being weeded out at the time of the base game are now plentiful and - to be honest - more fun to play. What I didn't realize is that this isn't just about playing as a Viking (though that's definitely a fun place to start). There's a whole world of turmoil to plunge into. And, the feel of the game is different than the base game. Other than Sword of Islam, this is one truly essential DLC to flesh out your CK2 experience.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 4
This DLC allows you to play as Pagans. This means you can now play as.. Vikings, Mongols, Slavs, Zorastrians, Sami, and romuvan. If you have the ruler designer there are also a couple more less fleshed out pagans to play as too. But the real kicker is the ability to play as Norse and the Tengri (Mongols).

This also adds an earlier start date to the game, however the earlier date's value can be debatable. It makes playing a viking much more fun but Europe can look really messy with all the Karlings inheriting Karling land, and it makes all the fun later game stuff like mongols take much longer to happen, which can force a game to end prematurly.

Either way, this DLC is by far the greatest addition to CK2 (at the time of this review Charlemagne has not come out yet, although that still looks like it adds less). Sure, Rajas adds Inida, which is huge, but Old Gods adds so much more, just in playable charectors and situations.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 21
For those of us Britons that yearn for our Saxon Ancestry this game offers a much more promising start date than the default. Fight of the invaders and don't pay the Danelaw!

5/5
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 8
One of the best DLC's for CK2. Adds in a new start date with all the accompanying new tribes and religions. Also revamps the pagans and if you have the DLC let's you play as pagans. If you have to pick what DLC's to get, i suggest you get this one.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 31
Spend 50 years building up your kingdom just to have it fracture on your death,
Spend another 50 years uniting the kingdom again, gets fractured again,

10/10 would rebuild again




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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 30
It adds Vikings.
Nuff said.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 8
beards/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 14
best dlc for ck2 ever made as you can play as a LOT more people in the game like the vikings, khan (but screw him, vikings are better) West african tribes and other pagans, ECT. It also adds a new start date where there are more pagans also vikings can sacrifice people in prison


10 out of 10 would reform germanic faith and convert all of christianity all over again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 5
2nd most important DLC to pick up for CK2

earlier start date
Norse pagans are truly unique and very intersting
dynamic changes in game: Pagan ruler conquers Germany... pope starts the time of catholic crusaders early, instantly calls a crusade and holy orders available. This works visa versa as well.

adventures are decent enough, hopefully they will be balanced later. They can be a bit overpowered, but also can be cleared instantly via assassination.
Zoroastrian is ok, not sure what people would want there.
other pagans are still not unique and only have a little flavour to each.

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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 26
This DLC gets a little too hur dur monkey cheese with the Viking stuff, but a solid DLC nonetheless.
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125 of 132 people (95%) found this review helpful
Posted: September 11, 2013
The Old Gods expansion for crusader kings 2 is a must have if you own the base game. it scales back the start date to the 800s when the vikings reigned supreme. Get acccess to norse religion events and other pagans. you can take up to three concubines and go pillaging. Your people will get ♥♥♥♥ed if you dont declare war enough. This expansion is well worth the sticker price but you can easily find most paradox games go on sale once a quarter if you look in the right place. especially when its been out for a while.
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86 of 104 people (83%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 28, 2013
HAHAHAHAH! OH YES! OH YESSSSS! PLUNDER! PILLAGE! RAID! SACK! DESTROY! RAVAGE! CONCUBINES! SACRIFICES! A NOT USELESS TECH TREE! BEARDS! WODIN!
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 28, 2013
It's Crusader Kings II and you can play as Vikings. That's kind of a "enough said" moment, but this game is very deep and immersive. Base game's on sale right now, so pick this up.
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31 of 58 people (53%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 30, 2013
oldgods.txt

Þorfinn, proud son of a holy union between Odin, a wild mare and three forest gnomes, paid Óleifr handsomely to carve these runes. With his flying longship and its crew of twelve singing rabbits, Þorfinn earned his fame by sailing across the Norse lands solving crime. May the Shining Tentacle preserve us all.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 4
If you've watched the trailer, you don't need a review.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 9
PAGANS VIKINGS BOATS MAPS PILLAGE LOOT SACRAFICE BEARD also in taberna
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 15
Currently not working in full. Sailing rivers with Germanics is disabled, nobody knows why, and that is a big part of the DLC. A real pity.
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1 of 33 people (3%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 13
it didnt download steam you ♥♥♥♥♥♥
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