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In The Cursed Crusade the player takes the role of the knight Denz de Bayle who has a slight problem: he was subjected to a Templar curse which brings strength but dams him into hell over time. His quest is to find a cure and to do so he affiliates with crusaders where he gets to know Esteban Noviembre who has the same curse to bear. During the course of the game they will have to fight against an also cursed group with sinister plans. Noviembre is either controlled by the AI or another player.

The basic premise of this game is a traditional hack & slay: walking through linear levels and killing a lot of enemies with a focus on melee combat. But the curse gives de Bayle the ability to switch between the normal game world and a hell version. This has a few advantages: the heroes get stronger, have special attacks and can find collectibles. However, being in the hell world drains energy which is refilled by killing enemies. For every weapon there is a skill tree with combo attacks. Those are unlocked with victory points which are earned by solving the mission and finding the mentioned collectibles in hell or hidden treasure chests.

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The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Entering the castle, it's time for some close combat.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Use your shield to protect you from the arrows until you get close enough for sword fight.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Finally getting close enough to use a crossbow.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Use your crossbow to take out enemy soldiers as they engage in fight with the allied troops.

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newbreview.com Windows Nov 17, 2011 3 out of 5 60
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep 26, 2011 58 out of 100 58
@Gamer Xbox 360 Nov, 2011 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars 55
Destructoid Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2011 3.5 out of 10 35
Console Monster Xbox 360 Nov 17, 2011 30 out of 100 30
Gamer.no PlayStation 3 Nov 03, 2011 3 out of 10 30
GameSpot Xbox 360 Oct 13, 2011 3 out of 10 30
GamesRadar Xbox 360 Jun 24, 2012 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Metro.co.uk Xbox 360 Oct 07, 2011 2 out of 10 20
Inside Gaming Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2011 1.5 out of 10 15

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