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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 A brutal use of nearby fire to burn the enemy.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Fighting demons and lost souls inside your own nightmare.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Prologue... the game features many in-game cut-scenes which can be skipped.
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.

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GamingXP PlayStation 3 Sep 23, 2011 83 out of 100 83 Windows Nov 17, 2011 3 out of 5 60
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2011 6 out of 10 60
@Gamer Xbox 360 Nov, 2011 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars 55
3D Juegos PlayStation 3 Oct 18, 2011 5.1 out of 10 51 Windows Sep 29, 2011 47 out of 100 47 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
Inside Gaming Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2011 1.5 out of 10 15


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