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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 Loading screens show the two main characters with random tips.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Main title.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 When in cursed mode, you can examine certain walls and gates to find them breakable.
The Cursed Crusade PlayStation 3 Fighting demons and lost souls inside your own nightmare.

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Cursed Crusade. Искупление" -- Russian spelling

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PCActu Windows Oct 24, 2011 7 out of 10 70
GamingXP Xbox 360 Nov 05, 2011 70 out of 100 70
GamingXP Windows Oct 19, 2011 66 out of 100 66
newbreview.com Xbox 360 Nov 17, 2011 3 out of 5 60
@Gamer Xbox 360 Nov, 2011 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars 55
4Players.de Xbox 360 Sep 29, 2011 47 out of 100 47
4Players.de Windows Sep 29, 2011 47 out of 100 47
PlayStation Lifestyle PlayStation 3 Nov 16, 2011 4 out of 10 40
Gamer.no PlayStation 3 Nov 03, 2011 3 out of 10 30
GamesRadar Xbox 360 Jun 24, 2012 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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