“It is quite nearly a perfect quintessence: when you play it, it tells you the rules and then steps out of the way.”
"Crusader Kings II isn't just the best grand strategy game that Paradox Interactive have published, rather, it's probably the best grand strategy game in years."
"Majestic and historic in any sense of the phrase."
“Paradox Interactive truly has made an epic strategy game, and from the many games I’ve reviewed from them they continually get better.”
“PROS: Sublime strategy masterpiece, Near limitless character choice, Not as difficult as it first seems”
“... it quickly becomes evident that Paradox have done an admirable job of retaining accessibility in the face of such complexity.”
"The folks over at Paradox have out done themselves and set the bar extremely high. If you are looking for a new strategy game to sink an insane amount of time into, then look no further.”
“It's an incredibly dynamic game that seems to perfectly simulate the state of flux that Europe and the Middle East were in during the Middle Ages. Crusader Kings II is exactly the sort of game I was hoping it would be.”
"Crusader Kings II offers incredibly deep and rewarding gameplay."
“...Crusader Kings II transforms into the best example of its genre that I’ve ever come across...”
“It kept me up until the early hours of the morning and it got me telling people about the history I was rewriting...”
“Crusader Kings 2 will own your soul and you’ll likely never get bored. It’s one of the best games of 2012 so far–possibly of the whole year!”
"Crusader Kings 2 is phenomenal and one of the best strategy games on the market."
"Those new to the genre will face a bit of a learning curve. I am learning new things about the game every day, but if you stick in there and learn what you are doing, I am sure you will love it."