Strategic interpersonal relationships.
A complex and deeply rewarding system of international diplomacy.
Building personal relationships is an engrossing endeavor.
Open-ended structure lets you pursue your own goals.
Well-designed and easily navigable menus.
Underwhelming campaign ending.
Maneuvering large armies can get awkward.
By Strategy Informer on June 13, 2013
Paradox expansions are difficult, from a content perspective. The ‘internal’ titles, now simply the Paradox Development Studios (PDS) titles, are some of the finest examples of grand-strategy you’ll ever see: deep meaningful systems,...90
By PC Gamer on February 04, 2013
It’s a welcome addition to the Crusader Kings family, but The Republic can’t quite overthrow its liege game’s...79
By Sydney Morning Herald on December 12, 2012
DateDecember 13, 2012 - 4:21AM Read later Ever since the first Civilization game, the base unit of historical strategy games has been the nation-state. Despite how natural and common they seem to us now, countries in Europe are no more than...-
By PC Gamer on April 14, 2012
An unforgettable wander through the bastions, banquet halls and bedchambers of Medieval...87
By IGN Gear on March 05, 2012
One of the surprising things about Crusader Kings II is that, for a Paradox title, it's actually relatively easy to pick up. That said, this isn't for the faint of heart (or short on time), but if you're willing to bust your butt a little in...80
By Games Radar on February 27, 2012
We gamers are always talking about the “stories” in our games, like how so-and-so RPG had a great one, and this other game’s was pathetic. But usually we’re really talking about canned plots, prefabbed rollercoaster rides dreamed...80
By Techgage on February 27, 2012
Crusader Kings II is a masterpiece in which domestic and foreign diplomacy, family ties, intrigue, and the accumulation of prestige, take the central stage of a grand strategy game that will almost certainly be considered in the future one of the...95
By GameSpy on February 21, 2012
Crusader Kings II is the most fun I've had worrying about matrilineal succession or begging forgiveness from the pope. It's A Game of Thrones-style political intrigue without an incest option or those pesky dragons. These are not the typical...80
By Destructoid on February 17, 2012
Videogames and history have a wonderful and colorful relationship. Thousands of years of warfare, culture clashes, technological advances, political upheaval and intrigue have given developers a massive pool of content to work with and it's given...90
By Gamers Daily News on February 17, 2012
Paradox Interactive has amassed an impressive portfolio of games such as Magicka, King Arthur, and Cities in Motion. Fans of these titles will surely twitch in glee at the thought of controlling nearly any fiefdom from Scotland, England and Portugal...90