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Crusader Kings II is a character-driven real-time grand strategy game where the player can start between 1066 and 1337 and play until 1453. The goal is to choose a Christian lord and make sure the dynasty survives as you play a succession of the lords descendants through the games time-span.

The player thrives to gain Prestige for every successive character played and expanding the feudal domain. In the game the player encounters courtiers and vassals that each have their own agendas, as well as fights the Moor, the Heathen and the Heretic and defends against the Mongol Horde. The game supports multiplayer for up to 32 other players.


Crusader Kings II Windows Main Menu - Viewing terrain map of medieval Europe.
Crusader Kings II Windows The setup screen before launching the game. Enable DLC and choose mods.
Crusader Kings II Windows Loading screen - Different background and tips in every load.
Crusader Kings II Windows Scenario selection - Choose scenario and lead character.

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Crusader Kings II Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "Crusader Kings II: Mroczne Wieki" -- Polish title

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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Feb 14, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Daily PC Game Reviews Windows Feb 29, 2012 10 out of 10 100
Games Arena Windows Feb 20, 2012 9.5 out of 10 95
Absolute Games ( Windows Mar 06, 2012 95 out of 100 95 Windows Mar 22, 2012 18 out of 20 90 Windows Feb 22, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Windows Feb 23, 2012 8 out of 10 80 Windows Feb 18, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Spazio Games Windows Feb 22, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Quarter to Three Windows Mar 01, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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    • 2017 — The 'Labor of Love' Award — Nominated

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