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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 Scenario selection - Choose scenario and lead character.
Crusader Kings II Windows Loading screen - Different background and tips in every load.
Crusader Kings II Windows The setup screen before launching the game. Enable DLC and choose mods.

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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
Game Watcher Windows Feb 13, 2012 9.5 out of 10 95 Windows Feb 22, 2012 9 out of 10 90 Windows Feb 21, 2012 9 out of 10 90 Windows Mar 08, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar 31, 2012 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Windows Feb 23, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb 17, 2012 80 out of 100 80
Thunderbolt Games Windows Jan 24, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Game Over Online Windows Apr 02, 2012 65 out of 100 65


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

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