Crusader Kings II

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Crusader Kings II explores one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of Grand Strategy.


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The Dark Ages might be drawing to a close, but Europe is still in turmoil. Petty lords vie against beleaguered kings who struggle to assert control over their fragmented realms. The Pope calls for a Crusade to protect the Christians in the Holy Land even as he refuses to relinquish control over the investiture of bishops - and their riches. Now is the time for greatness. Expand your demesne and secure the future of your dynasty. Fill your coffers, appoint vassals, root out traitors and heretics, introduce laws and interact with hundreds of nobles, each with their own agenda.

A good lord will always need friends to support him. But beware, as loyal vassals can quickly turn to bitter rivals, and some might not be as reliable as they seem... Stand ready, and increase your prestige until the world whispers your name in awe. Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King?

Crusader Kings II explores one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of Grand Strategy. Medieval Europe is brought to life in this epic game of knights, schemes, and thrones...
  • Start a game at any point between 1066 and 1337 and play until 1453
  • Pick a Christian lord and make sure his dynasty survives as you play a succession of his descendants through the ages
  • Gain Prestige for every successive character you play, furthering the glory of your Dynasty
  • Expand your feudal domain - and keep it from falling apart
  • Unravel the plots of your courtiers and vassals, each with their own opinions and agendas
  • Take up the Cross and fight the Moor, the Heathen and the Heretic.
  • Defend against the onslaught of the Mongol Horde
  • Struggle with the Pope for control of the bishops
  • Relive the Middle Ages with up to 32 other players in a competitive multiplayer mode


Mac Requirements Minimum Supported Will It Run?
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64bit SupportUnknown
CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU Cores2
CPU Speed2 GHz
System RAM2 GB
Drive Space2 GB
Video RAM512 MB
Video (ati)ATI Radeon HD 5670 *
* Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, ATI Radeon HD 4670, ATI Radeon HD 4850, ATI Radeon HD 4870
Video (nvidia)NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT *
* Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9400, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, NVIDIA GeForce GT 130
Video (intel)Intel HD Graphics 3000 *
* Unsupported Video Cards: Intel GMA 900, Intel GMA 950, Intel GMA X3100, Intel HD Graphics
Important Notes:
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play.

Downloadable Content For This Game (DLC)

DLCCrusader Kings II: Legacy of RomeReleased 10/16/2012$4.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: Sword of IslamReleased 10/26/2012$9.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: Sons of AbrahamReleased 2/14/2014$9.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: The Old GodsReleased 2/18/2014$14.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: The RepublicReleased 2/22/2014$9.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: Rajas of IndiaReleased 3/25/2014$14.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: African Unit PackReleased 3/26/2014$1.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: CharlemagneReleased 10/14/2014$14.99$12.90
DLCCrusader Kings II: Way of LifeReleased 12/16/2014$7.99$6.70
DLCCrusader Kings II: Horse LordsReleased 7/15/2015$14.99$12.50
DLCCrusader Kings II: Horse Lords Content PackReleased 7/15/2015$5.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: Conclave Content PackReleased 2/2/2016$4.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: Viking MetalReleased 2/2/2016$2.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: ConclaveReleased 2/2/2016$14.99$12.70
DLCCrusader Kings II: The Reaper's Due CollectionReleased 8/25/2016$13.99$11.70
DLCCrusader Kings II: Full Plate MetalReleased 8/25/2016$2.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: The Reaper's DueReleased 8/25/2016$9.99$8.60
DLCCrusader Kings II: The Reaper's Due Content PackReleased 8/25/2016$4.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: Monks and MysticsReleased 3/7/2017$14.99$11.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: Hymns of RevelationReleased 3/7/2017$1.99
DLCCrusader Kings II: Jade DragonReleased 11/15/2017$14.99$12.70
DLCCrusader Kings II: Holy FuryReleased 11/13/2018$19.99$15.98

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  1. Excellent Roleplaying game
    by Flexo008, Czech Republic - May 28th 2019

    I consider CK2 the best Paradox game. The game is centered around characters - your lords, kings and emperors. Each DLC is a good addition to the game.
    Recommended for anyone who likes medieval history.

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  2. Grand Strategy in a Medieval Light
    by S O.1, USA - Apr 24th 2019

    While not my cup of tea, Crusader Kings does a good job at what it sets out to do. From being very historically accurate with rulers and events, the wacky unexpected events to set it apart. Not for the faint of heart when it comes to strategy games; will test your intellect. Recommended for those who specifically enjoy "grand" strategy games over large maps and those who are willing to spend 100 hours in just one game.

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  3. Crusader Kings 2 review
    by Tizoc, United Kingdom - Dec 12th 2017

    I don't know what a Game of Thrones is, but all the political absurdity that comes with playing the game is hilariously entertaining as it is frustrating.

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