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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 Loading screen - Different background and tips in every load.
Crusader Kings II Windows Game start - First in-game tip.
Crusader Kings II Windows The setup screen before launching the game. Enable DLC and choose mods.
Crusader Kings II Windows Main Menu - Viewing terrain map of medieval Europe.

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Crusader Kings II Screenshot
Crusader Kings II Screenshot
Crusader Kings II Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Crusader Kings II: Mroczne Wieki" -- Polish title
  • "CK2" -- Common abbreviation

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Vandal Online Windows Feb 28, 2012 9 out of 10 90 Windows Feb 24, 2012 4.5 out of 5 90
Meristation Windows Feb 21, 2012 9 out of 10 90 Windows Feb 21, 2012 9 out of 10 90
PC Gamer Windows Apr 14, 2012 87 out of 100 87 Windows Mar 08, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Windows Mar 05, 2012 8 out of 10 80 Windows Feb 14, 2012 8 out of 10 80
PC PowerPlay Australia Windows Jun 18, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Quarter to Three Windows Mar 01, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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

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