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Release Date: Mar 25, 2014

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

 

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Rise up from the ashes of turmoil and anarchy to rule over a land fragmented into petty fiefs. Now is the time to take control. Now is the time for greatness.

Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India is the sixth expansion for the critically praised strategy/RPG Crusader Kings II and will focus on Eastern Persia and India. The expansion Rajas of India extends the map to the east, including the entire Indian subcontinent, and allows you to play as a Hindu, Buddhist or Jain ruler. Can you defend Dharma against foreign invaders and bring order to the subcontinent?

Crusader Kings II explores one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of Strategy where medieval times is brought to life in this epic game of knights, schemes, and thrones...

Main features:

  • Rajas of India features twice the landmass of the base game.
  • Play as an Indian ruler. Start a new and quite different type of game by playing as an Indian raja in 867 (if you have The Old Gods expansion) or at any point between 1066 to 1337 AD.
  • Three new Unique Religions. Choose between the Buddhist, Jain and Hindu beliefs for different benefits.
  • Caste System.
  • Experience Indian Events & Decisions.
  • Elephants and Jungles.
  • Hundreds of new Provinces including Central Asia and large parts of Siberia too.
  • New Interface Skin.
  • Indian characters get a unique set of facial profiles and clothes.
  • Steam MP Matchmaking and Steam Workshop: These features are brought over from Europa Universalis IV into Crusader Kings II, together with Borderless Windowed mode in the patch together with the release of the expansion.

System Requirements

    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb graphics memory required.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Direct X-compatible sound card
    • Additional: 3-button mouse and keyboard
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 3
This DLC unlocks playing as an Indian ruler, using three new religions (jain, buddhism, and hindu), an indian theme UI when playing as a character with indian culture, and a bunch of new events when playing as an indian and a few when not.

Do note that you can still invade India with the expanded steppe area and have to deal with the new religions without buying the DLC.

Pick this up when on a great sale or if you really want to play an Indian and sacrifice people to Kali.
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45 of 75 people (60%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 2
You can invade England as an Indian.

10/10

With great difficulty

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Certainly not a Sunset Invasion sort of DLC, Rajas of India is actually rather decent if you intend to play as an Indian ruler; something not many people do, actually, due to various issues with rebel spam and what-not.

Though mods such as Lux Invicta and Historical Immersion Project (HIP) will most likely utilise some of the mechanics used in this DLC or may improve upon the existing mechanics and gameplay to create a more interesting and fun game. So if you have any issues with how it plays in vanilla, check out some of the mods around on the CK2 Paradox forums.

Certainly worth getting with the sale going on at the moment ($3), though.
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25 of 39 people (64%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 4
You now get the priviliage to take your revenge on those pesky telemarketers
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 5
This DLC gives you the option in game to swap to your Liege's culture, or the culture of your capital county for the cost of 500 prestige.
I never play CK2 in India, or Persia. I have no interest in Janism, Buddism, etc, or the caste system in Indian culture.
If this interests you, buy. If you are only interested in culture swapping, cheat (culture frankish) (prestige -500). If you play Ironman, the culture swap bonus is nice... but not at all important.
I purchased it only to support the game I have almost 2000hrs playing.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 14
Only reason I bought CK2.... I am a fan of all strategy games, especially Total war games. I do not have much experience with Paradox mostly playing mount and blade (is that paradox?) but other than that I have not tried any others. The selling point in CK2 was that it was about people, I like having individuals and a sense of role play in strategy.... EU 4 and such seemed to not have that.

On to Rajas expansion, most of my college studies were in buddhism, hinduism, and the history of Indian religions... watching people play lets play as these cultures as they were confused as to what anything meant... who shiva is, what a brahman is, and why you should have your head priest as one.

Not many people think of Buddhism as an Indian religion because it has taken hold strongest in the far east, however in the dark/middle ages, it had a strong presence and wars were fought about which relgion would be the dominate religion in India.. I cant think of a modern game that lets me play out this time and location of history, where I can think of 10 other games that let you play a king in fuedal europe....

IF you are interested in Hinduism and Indian culture, as well as Buddhism, or just want to experience a new world than what we are used to, grab this up,
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1 of 16 people (6%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 12
Like most expansions, you add them and then wonder, what did I just install?
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58 of 168 people (35%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 2
As a British woman, I have to say, I find Rajas of India an offensive additon to what had previously been an exceptional game; specifically, I'm talking about the British Raj achievement added with this new DLC/patch. This achievement makes light of a dark time for the British Empire, when we lost the whole of India to that usurper Ghandi! Paradox Interactive has a history of ignoring historical fact, writing it off as "nationalism" but this is one step too far; the British Empire is not some minor Balkan state (I won't name names, but its Serbia), but a grand empire that brought the light of civilisation to the darkest parts of the world (I am of course speaking about the electric lightbulb).

my clay!!!!/10
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2 of 122 people (2%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 3
this game is awful. way too much history. it becomes playable if you buy the "Rajas of India" DLC now on sale, because it replaces all the boring history with the plot of Asimov's Foundation Series. Please buy this DLC!
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Posted: October 26
Opens up India to the player, and with it some unique mechanics, but fails to make India an intersting part of the world to play.Disappointed by the lack of curry jokes. Does Sweden not have Indians or something? They love curry jokes and a tip of the hat to this would have been appreciated.
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Posted: October 15
Very nice expansion. I have a feeling the added threat against muslim countries makes it easier to survive as the Byzantines. But in my book that is a good thing. ;)
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