is a real-time (but pause-able) strategy game based on the Europa Universalis
engine that focuses on the feudal kingdoms of medieval Europe in the time period of 1066 to 1419 A.D.
Those familiar with EU & EU2 will find the game easy recognizable, but quite different in many aspects. Gone are the diplomats, merchants and mercenaries, to be replace by a much more intriguing and quite different diplomatic system.
You can start the game as ruler of a multitude of different kingdoms, as well as hundred of different dukedoms or counts. Increase your prestige and wealth by fighting for the pope, liege, king and country or just for yourself. Move yourself into position for further expansion by arranging marriages for you, your court members or vassals. Assimilate, assassinate, claim or plain simple meet them on the battlefield, those that will not yell to you or your liege.
Fight with the Popes blessing in far of lands and gain wealth and glory – if you can! Create titles for new assimilate land and pass them down to children, court members, brothers, sisters etc.. to insure the survival of your dynastic.
The three scenarios of the game are: the Battle of Hastings (1066), the Third Crusade (1187), and the Hundred Years War (started in 1337). Playable factions include various European states, Byzantium, Kingdom of Jerusalem, and others.
- "十字军之王" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Крестоносцы" -- Russian spelling
- "Ristirüütlite Kuningad" -- Estonian title
- "Krestonoscy" -- Russian title
- "Europa Universalis: Mroczne Wieki" -- Polish title
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||Jul 13, 2004
||9.4 out of 10
||Sep 28, 2004
||8.6 out of 10
||May 25, 2004
||7.9 out of 10
|Inside Mac Games (IMG)
||Oct 19, 2005
||7.75 out of 10
||Jun 29, 2004
||15 out of 20
||Jul 07, 2004
||67 out of 100
||Jun 08, 2004
|Armchair Empire, The
||Aug 18, 2004
||5 out of 10
||Sep 10, 2004
||49 out of 100
||May 12, 2004
||45 out of 100
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