Crusader Kings (video game)

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Crusader Kings
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Developer(s) Paradox Development Studio
Publisher(s) Strategy First
Paradox Interactive
Producer(s) Johan Andersson
Designer(s) Joakim Bergqwist
Programmer(s) Johan Andersson
Artist(s) Marcus Edstroem
Composer(s) Inon Zur
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Release Windows
  • EU: April 23, 2004
  • NA: May 2004 (Online)
  • AU: July 15, 2004
  • NA: September 28, 2004
OS X
  • WW: May 5, 2005
Genre(s) Grand strategy
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Crusader Kings is a grand strategy game developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Strategy First and Paradox Interactive in 2004.

Setting[edit]

It is set in the time-period from December 26, 1066 until December 30, 1452, with paid downloadable content allowing starts from 769.

Gameplay[edit]

Unlike past Paradox titles (Hearts of Iron, Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun and the Europa Universalis series), Crusader Kings focuses on reclaiming Jerusalem, having similarities to role-playing video games.

Development[edit]

The lead game programmer was Johan Andersson.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic73/100[1]
Review scores
PublicationScore
1UP.com9/10[2]
CGW3.5/5 stars[3]
GameSpot8.2/10[4]
GameSpy3/5 stars[5]
GameZone7.9/10[6]
IGN7.6/10[7]
PC Gamer (US)69%[8]
Computer Games Magazine3.5/5 stars[9]

The game received "average" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[1] Many U.S. reviewers came in a few months before the game's official U.S. release.[2][3][4][5][6][8]

Awards[edit]

  • Strategy Gaming Online Editor's Choice award[10]
  • Game Vortex Top Pick award[11]

Sequel[edit]

On February 14, 2012, a sequel, Crusader Kings II, was released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Crusader Kings for PC Reviews". Metacritic. 
  2. ^ a b Durham Jr., Joel (June 4, 2004). "Crusader Kings". 1UP.com. Archived from the original on June 25, 2004. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Liberatore, Rafael (August 2004). "Crusader Kings" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 241. p. 80. Archived from the original on June 17, 2004. Retrieved December 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Todd, Brett (June 10, 2004). "Crusader Kings Review". GameSpot. 
  5. ^ a b Chick, Tom (June 8, 2004). "GameSpy: Crusader Kings". GameSpy. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Hopper, Steven (May 25, 2004). "Crusader Kings - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  7. ^ Butts, Steve (September 24, 2004). "Crusader Kings". IGN. Retrieved December 3, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Crusader Kings". PC Gamer. July 2004. p. 74. 
  9. ^ Goodfellow, Troy S. "1066 and All That". Computer Games Magazine (165). Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Award-Winning Crusader Kings Now Available in Stores". Paradox Interactive. September 28, 2004. Retrieved October 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ Horwitz, Andrew (2004). "Crusader Kings". Game Vortex. Retrieved October 29, 2016. 

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