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6.0 out of 10

The Cursed Crusade

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Overall 6
6.0

The Cursed Crusade

True achievements
16 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Eventually culminating in clearing out an abandoned templar stronghold, the two main characters begin forging their plans for what was obviously meant to be a segway into a sequel. No big boss battle, no revelations about the curse that ails you and no real closure to anything story related. All you're left with are more questions and a distinct feeling that you invested in a pretext to the actual game Kylotonn intends to create.
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Overall 4
4.0

The Cursed Crusade (EU Ver)

True achievements
16 January 2012
  • Conclusion: As far as the achievements go this game is a cake walk, I have put in around 20 hours play and I only have my nightmare playthrough to finish for game completion so if you can look past the tedious cutscenes and frustrating combat system then it may well end up as a good weekend rental for the more dedicated score whores.
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A Good Metaphor Spoiled

GameCritics.com
3 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Um... where's the ending?
  • Pros: Wow, this history is really accurate!
  • Cons: One terrible boss fight is bad—but the exact same boss four times in a row?
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Overall 3
3.0

The Cursed Crusade review (X360)

HonestGamers
11 November 2011
  • Excerpt: This game finds a way to turn exciting-sounding historical events, such as the siege of the Croatian city Zara, into linear marches through static environments cluttered with a bunch of melee battles that all play out the same. This might not be the appropriate game for the quote "WHAT A HORRIBLE NIGHT TO HAVE A CURSE", but it fits.
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Overall 1
0.9

The Cursed Crusade

AV Club
31 October 2011
  • Excerpt: The protagonists of The Cursed Crusade are damned to hell, trying to escape death and seek redemption by fighting in the French holy war. Unfortunately, they’re trapped in a game with few redeeming qualities, a dull, pretentious hack-and-slash that fails in almost every way. The story follows Denz, a young knight trying to find his father, who never returned from the last crusade.
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Overall 6
5.5

The Cursed Crusade

oxmonline.com
26 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Usually, we’re suckers for this sort of thing: a co-op–enabled tale of a young, sword-carrying Templar seeking his missing dad amid much decimated Euro-madness. Throw in an unfortunate curse that lets our hero wield fire and fend off a stalking personification of Death, plus some buddy-cop banter with his salty Spaniard friend, and you have a recipe for a fine action romp, right? Well, somewhat.
  • Pros: + Plenty of checklist-type stats and collectibles for completists; online campaign co-op.
  • Cons: ? Why’s Esteban’s voice-acting so crazy over-the-top?
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Overall 7
7.0

The Cursed Crusade

games xtreme
25 October 2011
  • Summary: Games Xtreme takes a look at the Templar's Curse in the Cursed Crusade.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Cursed Crusade Review

ztgd.com
25 October 2011
  • Excerpt: The Crusades remain mostly underused in gaming. Recently we had the mediocre First Templar, and now developer Kylotonn is taking a stab at it with The Cursed Crusade. The Crusades are ripe for...
  • Pros: + Combat can be satisfying, + Co-op is fun, + The leveling system
  • Cons: Glitches hamper the experience, The writing is painful, Lockon mechanic is broken
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The Cursed Crusade

GameSpot
13 October 2011
  • Excerpt: UK REVIEW--One thing should already be clear about The Crusades: They were extremely unpleasant. A Christian military campaign quickly turned sour, with knights becoming little more than mercenaries as they rampaged around and sacked cities across the Holy Land. In short, it was a time of strife and bloodshed.
  • Pros: Lots of weapon combinations to play around with
  • Cons: Sluggish, awkward controls, Fighting is a chore, Far too repetitive in all aspects, A multitude of technical failings, Entirely forgettable story
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Overall 3
3.0

The Cursed Crusade Review | Cursed Indeed

Dealspwn
17 October 2011
  • Conclusion: The Short Version: The focus on co-op can't save this game from being a broken, rushed and ultimately boring experience and chances are your friends'll sever all connections with you for making them play it.
  • Pros: Esteban - both as an AI teammate and co-op choice, Supernatural elements are a nice touch, Yeah, now I'm starting to struggle here!
  • Cons: Awful cut scenes, Awful combat, Incredibly repetitive gameplay
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