"Crusader Kings II is the best video game, in pure gameplay terms, which Paradox Interactive has ever developed.”
"An excellent 'dynasty' simulator with solid RPG elemnts or, for those less interested in numbers and figures, an unforgettable historical 'soap opera'.
“If you are willing to put the time in to learn the idiosyncrasies of the game’s sometimes arcane interface, the joy that can come out of Crusader Kings II is significant, and well worth the time and effort.”
“In short, Crusader Kings II is a majestic feudal sandbox, the greatest generator of hilarious medieval soap opera ever created and Paradox Interactive's best title to date.”
"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.”
“It is quite nearly a perfect quintessence: when you play it, it tells you the rules and then steps out of the way.”
"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."
“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.”