Crusader Kings II

8.5 Overall Score
Gameplay: 8/10
Sounds: 8/10
Graphics: 8/10

It's always challenging.

Clumsy interface.

Crusader Kings II is not just another game set in a time years ago. It is a game that offers quite a bit of depth and excitement as you strategize, develop, succeed, and continue through years and years of growth. Anyone who enjoys a good strategy, and who wants to manage an entire dynasty as well as a kingdom, will adore this title.

It is a great game to play when you want to invest a lot of time into development and strategizing, which is where this game truly shines. You are certain to love every moment of the battles and fear and success.


You are not given a set point, a set character, and a set line. In fact, you may play this game multiple times and have different experiences for each new play through. There are several reasons for this, including the fact that you can choose when you start. Start anywhere from 1066 to 1337, and play on through to 1453.

You are going to pick your Christian lord, as well, and play as his children, grandchildren, and so on, up until you finish the game. Of course, you are not just dealing with the problems of the peasants and the interests of the noble. You have a lot ahead of you in Crusader Kings II.


You want to expand in this game. You want to destroy and you want to succeed, just like many rulers from this time. To do so, you have to get out there and you have to win. You have to take land from your enemies, and you have to do so without failure. Try to make sure that your land is not falling apart and is not falling victim to the hordes that threaten you. Defend and attack, keeping yourself moving forward in this massive and intriguing world.

As you move forward, successfully playing as a new member of the family line, you are going to build on the glory and respect of your dynasty. Become the well-respected individual that you deserve to be, having others feel that your line is never going to end. In order to do this, you have to make sure that plots and dangers are avoided.


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You want to make sure that nothing is destroying your home, and that no plots against you are successful. Take out all who feel that they can destroy your good name, your dynasty, and prove that you are the one true ruler.

Crusader Kings II also offers a competitive multiplayer mode where up to 32 players can join in on the fun. Doing so will allow you to prove your strength, or it will prove that you need a bit more practice. Show off strategies and kingdoms as you have fun with friends, learn, develop new strategies, and continually strengthen your dynasty. If you play through the game successfully, start over and try a few new ways of playing. There are numerous options so you should have no problem creating another unique experience.

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