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Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords is the ninth expansion for the best-selling strategy RPG Crusader Kings II.

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Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords is the ninth expansion for the best-selling strategy RPG Crusader Kings II, and offers expanded gameplay based around the dynamic and vibrant nomadic cultures of the Eurasian steppes.

Introducing new systems and game mechanics such as a new government form as well as the possibility of having tributary states, this expansion will also provide you with the opportunity to saddle up and build your empire from horseback.

Expanding and controlling trade on the ancient Silk Road in order to finance your conquests is an option - but beware - others will also try to gain control of these lucrative routes, and enemy raiders may try to destroy your trade posts if you don’t guard them well.

Can you build a Pax Mongolica and dominate Eurasia, connecting East and West under your rule and creating a new era of prosperity? Or will you be the terrible sword that swats down what others have built, crushing all in your path?
The time has come to take the reins of history and become the Great Khan!
  • New Central Asian cultures: Tarim Basin and large parts of Mongolia added to map.
  • Nomadic government available for steppe cultures. These function in a radically different way from sedentary societies - you manage populations instead of holdings, and armies are raised based on population size. Also, the ruler’s power must be balanced against the interests of the various Clans within the realm (Clans are not normal vassals, but rather distinct families and factions within the nomad group).
  • Over a hundred new events add extra color and flair to the Steppes and Central Asia.
  • Non-nomadic rulers will have special options for combating nomads, such as constructing forts in wild enemy lands.
  • The Silk Road, with corresponding dynamic trade mechanics and conflicts.
  • New nomad mercenaries. Send your unruly sons or brothers away as soldiers of fortune.
  • Landless raiding adventurers may appear and harass a region for a time or try to conquer land and settle.
  • New diplomacy option: Tributary States.


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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 4000 *
* Unsupported Video Cards: Intel GMA 900, Intel GMA 950, Intel GMA X3100, Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 3000
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  1. Useful DLC for a classic game
    by Miltiadis Apostolidis, Greece - Nov 24th 2017

    A very interesting addition to the classic Crusader Kings 2 it allows you to play as the mongol hordes that "visited" Europe during the 13th century.

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  2. Inherit the Legacy of Ghengis Khan
    by JRespaldiza, USA - Apr 26th 2017

    This DLC for CK2 introduces the Horde mechanics and a different spin on CK2's original medieval government. Managing your vassals is more important than ever as you balance keeping them happy with not allowing them to grow too strong. The additional parts of the map that are added give you a base to potentially create a horde that rivals the great Mongol Hordes of the time. Will you be able to conquer all the known world?

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  3. Love playing Nomads
    by Tyler L.1, USA - Apr 10th 2017

    I bought this with Reaper's Due and Conclave when all 3 were on sale, and they were great deals. Horse Lords allows playing of the new Nomadic government, and it is a ton of fun, perhaps even a bit too strong. New mechanics to deal with, while commanding very strong Cavalry units. I recommend this DLC if you are a CK2 fan looking for something other than feudal to play.

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