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Crusader Kings II
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Overall 8
7.5

Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India

Strategy Informer
4 April 2014
Overall 7
7.0

Crusader Kings 2: Rajas of India (PC) – Review

Voletic
1 April 2014
  • Conclusion: While Rajas of India is not as massive an update as the Old Gods was it does provide an interesting addition to the title’s overall religious metagame. I’ve noticed that Muslim factions don’t simply overrun the Byzantine empire within the first century or so. The Indian factions also reintroduce the political game which hasn’t been necessary for the last few patches.
  • Cons: New multiplayer can be a little slow., Multiplayer servers can be difficult to find on occasion., Some of the additions don’t feel like they have a massive effect on the game in Western Europe.
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

GamingNexus
27 February 2013
  • Summary: “Crusader Kings 2” (CK2) covers, not surprisingly, the time period of the Crusades.  The geographic scope is also limited to Europe and the Middle East, the major players in the Crusades.  One could always play as Ireland or another minor power in hopes of avoiding getting drawn into the titular conflict, but any nation of any size is going to hear the call of “Deus Vult” (or “Jihad”, depending on which side you're on) Given this focus it was odd that the original game...
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Overall 8
7.9

Crusader Kings 2: The Republic review

PCGamer Online
4 February 2013
  • Conclusion: It’s a welcome addition to the Crusader Kings family, but The Republic can’t quite overthrow its liege game’s throne.
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Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 8
7.9
Graphics 7
7.1
Sound 7
6.7
Replay value 10
9.5

Crusader Kings II

Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
  • Excerpt: We have slowly been catching up on PC games over the past few months here at Family Friendly Gaming. One game in particular intrigued me - Crusader Kings II. Actually it is a little deeper than that. It horrified and intrigued me at the same time. I will work on explaining more of that later in the review.
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Overall 9
8.5
Looks 5
5.0

Crusader Kings II

ablegamers.com
1 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Paradox Interactive has a pretty decent track record when it comes to accessible games. This is largely due to the fact that their games play out like board games, with the AI opponents filling in for your buddies around a table. This Crusader Kings II review may, unsurprisingly, resemble our Supreme Leader: Cold War review from last year (also a Paradox game). Crusader Kings II does have a more simplistic interface but that does not mean that the game is simple.
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Overall 9
8.5
Looks 5
5.0

Crusader Kings II

ablegamers.com
1 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Paradox Interactive has a pretty decent track record when it comes to accessible games. This is largely due to the fact that their games play out like board games, with the AI opponents filling in for your buddies around a table. This Crusader Kings II review may, unsurprisingly, resemble our Supreme Leader: Cold War review from last year (also a Paradox game). Crusader Kings II does have a more simplistic interface but that does not mean that the game is simple.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0

Crusader Kings II

Game Boyz
23 August 2012
  • Excerpt: At first, I thought I was doing badly. My army was pathetic, my research similarly so, and only my prestige and piety showed I was on the right track. And then it happened. All of a sudden, I owned medieval Castille. All of it. And for a good few minutes, I had no idea why. Then it hit me. It was all due to a marriage I'd made at the beginning of the game. 5 hours ago. In another 5 hours of play, I'll probably own Leon too. I just have to play my cards right...
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0

Crusader Kings II

Game Boyz
23 August 2012
  • Excerpt: At first, I thought I was doing badly. My army was pathetic, my research similarly so, and only my prestige and piety showed I was on the right track. And then it happened. All of a sudden, I owned medieval Castille. All of it. And for a good few minutes, I had no idea why. Then it hit me. It was all due to a marriage I'd made at the beginning of the game. 5 hours ago. In another 5 hours of play, I'll probably own Leon too. I just have to play my cards right...
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Overall 8
8.0

Crusader Kings II for Linux Review

Softpedia
21 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Crusader Kings II is one of the most conflicting games I have ever played. On the one hand, it is extremely difficult and people less patient than myself will quit fairly rapidly. On the other hand, the game leaves you with the impression that, if you persist long enough and manage to survive, it's going to reward you handsomely.
  • Pros: Crusader Kings II provides the players with the chance to influence history and to rewrite it according to their own views. It has virtually no competitors in its small niche and all the provided DLCs offer an extra oomph to an already complex game., + Historical accuracy, + Various scenarios that never play out the same, + Powerful engine
  • Cons: For such a complex game, there are virtually no problems. The only shortcoming is the most abrupt learning curve in the history of gaming. Maybe I’m overreacting, but I had to restart the game numerous times because of silly mistakes or maybe because I just got lost in new features I didn’t even know they existed., - Steep learning curve, - The gameplay relies too much on assassinations
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