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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 PC Gamer on April 14, 2012
An unforgettable wander through the bastions, banquet halls and bedchambers of Medieval...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
By GameSpot on February 16, 2012
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...
By Cheat Code Central on February 14, 2012
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...
By Strategy Informer on February 13, 2012
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...
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