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This is a grand strategy game with a medieval setting, and should not be listed under Action Games.
Those hoping for an action game will be sorely disappointed.
This is a strong Paradox strategy entry, and includes all materials up until the fourth expansion.
All items activate on Steam except Crusader Kings (1) Complete.
Crusader Kings 2 base game is bundled with Sword of Islam (expansion 1), Legacy of Rome (expansion 2), Sunset Invasion (expansion 3), and The Republic (expansion 4), as well as all the graphics and music packs prior to the fifth expansion.
This bundle does NOT include:
The 5th expansion, The Old Gods, released May 28, 2013,
CK2: Norse Unit Pack,
CK2: Norse Portraits,
CK2: Hymns to the Old Gods,
CK2: Celtic Portraits,
CK2: Celtic Unit Pack,
CK2: Dynasty Shield III.
Recommendation for strategy gamers only.
First of all, Paradox games are what I would call rather demanding as far as a learning curve. They make one instruction manual generally and don't bother to update it. Similarly for the tutorials, in the two games I have played, they create one and then as they expand upon the original content. The tutorial, which already was insufficient, becomes broken, and new players will be completely lost with what is going on when the game doesn't respond to their attempts to follow the instructions as presented. Their games tend to generally have very poor documentation in general, and a player's best help is the relatively active game forums Paradox runs themselves. There are guides and wikis scattered about, but because of the vast depth of the games, they are regularly obsolete and what was a meaningful strategy in the past has become invalidated. There are many tricks and actions going on behind the scenes that are undetectable outside of digging through the code directly, or communicating with others who have.
All that said, I have found these games unmatched in their quality and how engaging they are as far as grand, armchair strategy goes. Admittedly, it did take me over 300 hours to get a firm grasp beyond that of a beginning player. The frustration of having dozens of hours of planning and intrigue backfire on you is difficult to express, but if you keep at it, you will find it more than enjoyable, but again, this is only if you can stomach the distance being asked of you.Read more ›
-Great game with all dlcs and amazing price.
-No steam key for Crusader Kings Complete (first game)
-No bulk adding (You have to add all dlcs seperately on your Steam account due to different keys)
If you are big fan of Paradox's other Grand Strategies such as Victoria, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, then you will definitely love this "IP" too.
I got this pack while it was on promo. I payed $10 for it, and it was a true value buy. You will get at least 60+ hours to build your empire, your dynasty, and most of all, to figure out the whole game. It has elements of "The Sims" (yes, it does, you can raise your kids, choose your wife, make bastards, stuff like that) and even "Total War", by the massive battles. Of course, they are not 3D rendered fancy stuff, but the mechanics of the battles are very complex as well.
I found out about this game a while ago, and played it several hours, by it was the "buccanneer" version. I got so convinced that it was worth the pay that I've decided to give it a second try and bought it. I will point out the pros and cons of this game, so that you can get an amateur's review on this game. I am a strategy game aficionado, so, this list will be as accurate as I think I am!
* Very complex. Yeah, this is a pro because it enables you to learn the game as you will. You will have to try several things before having your own style of play, or you can just play it like "whatever" and miss the intricacies that this game offer to you.
* Personal traits in every character. All characters: This is very interesting, as people are quite different and diverse. It makes you think like a breeder, to just have people around you with good traits and genetical gifts. Eugeny at its best...
* Very, very, very unlinear.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have you all lost your mind? This game is utter crap or starters. It is completely broken secondly. Read morePublished 3 months ago by alexsavory
The entire collection is on Steam.
If you like grand strategy, this is for you. The original Crusader Kings is a bit dated, but it seems to work on Windows 7. Read more
I have never liked this type of games. In this you control a dynasty and just try to survive to the end... or what the hell! Take over the known world! Read morePublished on August 16, 2013 by Petri Ikonen
Bought this game plus all the additions new for 14.99. One of my favorite strategy games to play. Always a challenge to play.Published on July 28, 2013 by Stevoson
This is an amazing game and the price that I got this for makes it even more incredible. Definitely a must-buy.Published on July 1, 2013 by Preetesh
very complex, but great game if you love strategy. this pack is also a great value as it contains all the dlc for ck2Published on June 28, 2013 by Joshua Trumbo
The horrifically awful interface completely ruins this game into sheer unplayability. A complete waste of money. Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Jason R. Terlitzky
Great game and got it on sale. Addicting, but can get repetitive and a bit slow at times. Very difficult at other times.Published on June 18, 2013 by Brett