[edit] Background

Europe is in turmoil. The lands are fragmented into petty fiefs, the emperor struggles with the Pope, and the Holy Father declares that all those who go to liberate the Holy Land will be freed of their sins. Now is the time for greatness.

Increase your lands and fill your coffers, appoint vassals, battle traitors, introduce laws while interacting with hundreds of nobles, and create the most powerful dynasty of medieval Europe.

A beleaguered king will always have friends to support him. But beware, as your rule and realm may find trouble when a loyal vassal becomes a bitter rival. Stand ready, increase your prestige, and listen to the world whisper your name in awe.
Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King?

[edit] Game Play

[edit] Features

  • Start a game in 1066 and forge 400 years of European history
  • Take on the role of a Christian noble and carry them through the ages from Count to Emperor via the line of succession
  • Gather Prestige for every successive character you play, furthering the glory of your dynasty
  • Expand your feudal domain at the expense of your rivals
  • Unravel the plots of your courtiers and vassals, each armed with their own agendas
  • Re-enact the Crusades, defend against the Mongol onslaught, and form feudal nation-states
  • Struggle with the Pope for control of the bishops
  • Relive the Middle Ages with up to 32 other players in a competitive multiplayer mode

[edit] Hardware Info

  • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 2 GB free hard drive space
  • NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900 video


  • Direct X-compatible sound card
  • DirectX 9
  • 3-button mouse, keyboard, speakers, Internet connection for multiplayer

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Crusader Kings II expansion Sons of Abraham launches today, plus patch 2.0 and more DLC

My favorite features: asking the Pope for money

Nov 18, 2013, by Rory Young | 0 comments
Paradox Weekly Humble Bundle live, beat the average for Crusader Kings II and Magicka

$125 bundle for all 48 of Paradox's games, oh my

Aug 29, 2013, by Rory Young | 0 comments
Crusader Kings II: Old Gods' expansion announcement trailer, pagans, pillaging and 100% Paradox

Just what Crusader Kings II needs, more content and features

Feb 04, 2013, by Rory Young | 2 comments
Crusader Kings 2 mod turns it into Game of Thrones

Now in beta

Nov 09, 2012, by Sean Ridgeley | 1 comment

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    • Feb 13, 2013 (Linux)
    • May 31, 2012 (Mac)
    • Feb 7, 2012 (PC)
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