Crusader Kings 2

  • Crusader Kings 2
85
Based on 17 scores, 23 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Always challenging.
  • Encourages storytelling.
  • Strategic interpersonal relationships.

Cons:

  • Needlessly complex.
  • Clumsy interface.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Strategy Informer on 90

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, strong central...

By PC Gamer on 79

It’s a welcome addition to the Crusader Kings family, but The Republic can’t quite overthrow its liege game’s...

By brisbanetimes.com.au on

Reading through the history of the period the question that immediately springs to mind is, "How do you create a game which models this period of time?" Obviously traditional gameplay concepts that use the country as the base unit simply don't work. They...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

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 87

An unforgettable wander through the bastions, banquet halls and bedchambers of Medieval...

By ign.com on 80

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 the...

By Games Radar on 80

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 up by the designers....

By Techgage on 95

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...

By GameSpy on 80

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...

By Destructoid on 90

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...

By Gamers Daily News on 90

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...

By GameSpot on 80

While there are indeed plenty of holy wars to be waged in the medieval world of Crusader Kings II, it's the breadth and depth of peacetime political maneuvering that makes this strategy game such a delight. This is a game with an incredible number of...

By Cheat Code Central on 86

Crusader Kings II occupies an interesting place in Paradox Interactive's catalog of strategy games. As you might have guessed by the title, it's primarily intended as a successor to 2004's Crusader Kings—a well-received title that put players in...

By Strategy Informer on 95

If you asked me how do you ‘win’ at Crusader Kings II, I would have you say you don’t, not really. Sure, there is an overall ‘goal’ to get as high a score as possible when the game ends, but in a game that’s focused primarily on legacy, playing is...

International Review By dome.fi on

Crusader Kings II on yksi eeppisimpiä pelejä koskaan. Pelaaja johdattaa dynastiaansa läpi vuosisatojen keräten suvulleen mainetta valtaa ja mammonaa. Julkaisuversiossa pelaajan valittavissa oli ”ainoastaan” mikä tahansa kristitty aatelissuku, mutta...

International Review By Spieletest on 80

Crusader Kings II ist, wie auch schon der Vorgänger, kein Spiel, das man schnell an einem Abend erlernt hat. Man muss sich intensiv mit den verschiedenen Spielmechaniken vertraut machen und nicht davor zurückschrecken viele Stunden zu investieren,...

International Review By dome.fi on

Strategiaruhtinas Paradox alisti ainakin minun vapaa-aikani vasallikseen uuden Crusader Kings II -pelin myötä. Olen ollut viime viikot koukussa siihen kuin Nalle Puh hunajaan. Tätä peliä ei ole helppo esitellä työkavereille kahvitauolla, mutta ehkä...

International Review By Gameswelt.de on 79

Mit politischem Geschick und militärischer Stärke müsst ihr euch und eurer Familie in der Welt der Adeligen zu Ruhm und Ansehen verhelfen....

International Review By Looki.de on 80

von Stephan Petersen Als Geschichtsbegeisterter habe ich in der Vergangenheit viele Paradox-Strategietitel gezockt. Irgendwann kühlte mein Enthusiasmus aber immer schlagartig ab, weil ich stets das Gefühl bekam, eine riesige Excel-Tabelle zu...

International Review By Magnus.de on

Heinrich der IV., Kaiser des Heiligen Römischen Reichs, hat ein Problem: Seine Ehe mit Bertha ist bislang kinderlos. Doch der Fortbestand des Saliergeschlechts und der Anspruch auf den Kaisertitel müssen langfristig sichergestellt werden. Wie? Durch...