The Cursed Crusade

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 3
49
1.7
Windows
54
4.0
Xbox 360
42
2.1
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Description

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.

Screenshots

The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Finally getting close enough to use a crossbow.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Entering the castle, it's time for some close combat.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 The story about the crusade is being narrated as a mural of events that have transpired.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Advancing on the city walls with combos piling up.

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Critic Reviews

Digital Chumps PlayStation 3 Nov 08, 2011 7.6 out of 10 76
PCActu Windows Oct 24, 2011 7 out of 10 70
GamingXP Windows Oct 19, 2011 66 out of 100 66
newbreview.com Windows Nov 17, 2011 3 out of 5 60
4Players.de Windows Sep 29, 2011 47 out of 100 47
Destructoid Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2011 3.5 out of 10 35
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Oct 13, 2011 3 out of 10 30
GameSpot Xbox 360 Oct 13, 2011 3 out of 10 30
Games Radar Xbox 360 Jun 24, 2012 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Oct 26, 2011 3 out of 10 30

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