The Cursed Crusade

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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.


The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Clashing swords will require you to act quickly if you want to gain the upper hand.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Advancing on the city walls with combos piling up.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 You can pick any weapon in the game, and when you carry more of them, you can select which one to use... they don't last long, though.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 You can also upgrade your character's skills.

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Digital Chumps PlayStation 3 Nov 08, 2011 7.6 out of 10 76
GamingXP Windows Oct 19, 2011 66 out of 100 66 Xbox 360 Nov 17, 2011 3 out of 5 60 Windows Nov 17, 2011 3 out of 5 60 PlayStation 3 Nov 17, 2011 3 out of 5 60
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep 26, 2011 58 out of 100 58
Vandal Online PlayStation 3 Oct 21, 2011 5.7 out of 10 57
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
3D Juegos PlayStation 3 Oct 18, 2011 5.1 out of 10 51
GameSpot Xbox 360 Oct 13, 2011 3 out of 10 30


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