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.

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The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Main menu.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Boss battle against Tatikios, the captain of the city guards.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Loading screens show the two main characters with random tips.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Using bow and arrow is slightly trickier than crossbow because aiming is manual.

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Digital Chumps PlayStation 3 Nov 08, 2011 7.6 out of 10 76
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep 26, 2011 58 out of 100 58
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
4Players.de Xbox 360 Sep 29, 2011 47 out of 100 47
Destructoid Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2011 3.5 out of 10 35
Console Monster Xbox 360 Nov 17, 2011 30 out of 100 30
GameSpot PlayStation 3 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
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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