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3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 15 out of 25

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  1. Dec 27, 2011
    0
    This game is unplayable!!! Is the same as you throw your money in the garbage... LOL... The idea behind it is ok, but the gameplay and the rest is like a hell in earth.
  2. Apr 25, 2012
    2
    Aside from some interesting concepts and interesting character progression, this game is a mess. Laughable dialogue, absolutely ridiculous and incoherent story, stupid characters, totally broken combat, abominable effects...This game is just in shambles. It has some interesting ideas, but the execution is just...oh man...terrible.
  3. May 7, 2014
    5
    The game has an interesting concept, that of a Co-Op enabled third person action fighting story based game set during the Crusades. It also has the foundations for an interesting combat mechanic, but unfortunately the application doesn't realise the concept well enough. While it plays quite well, there's an odd mechanic where when you block an opponents attack, you both go into some weird frozen pose with them while the game waits for you to press a button prompt. This might have been okay if it was occaasional, but it happens ALL the time during combat and gets old fast, and is certainly not the better for it as it destroys any flow of the fight. While its great that there's so many weapon and shield varations and combos, such as single handed, single handed with shield, duel wielding, two handed weapons, crossbow etc, the method of selecting weapons using the D-pad, including the diagonals, isn't ideal and ultimately a bit hit and miss, that can have you literally floundering to get the weapons you want equipped in the heat of battle..

    There's a couple of other apects to the game that let it down a bit, such as the dreadful music and buges that were never fixed, such as everytime you load the game, you have to turn all the music and sound effects up, because they always revert to zero when you turn the game off, it never saves your preferences or even has them turned up by default, which was very poor.

    There is some enjoymant to be had from the game. I like the fact that in Co-Op it's split screen(Online Co-Op is also available),and there's some nice/satisfying touches, such as when you and your partner perform a joint finish move, the screen goes full screen while you perform them.

    There will be people who enjoy this game, and i can see why they would, but the game could have benefitted more time in development and a bigger budget to see the concept polished and properly realised, but as it is, despite its ability to give some degree of entertainment, for its faults and imperfections it gets a 5.
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  4. Nov 8, 2011
    2
    A totally bland and buggy game, Cursed Crusade demonstrates that trying to be like the big boys without a really unique IP will **** you over every time. There just inst anything here that you cant get a lot better somewhere else. Its no some much bad as just...meh
  5. Aug 24, 2013
    1
    unplayable game in every way the graphics are not good the camera and game play are so terrible i don't know what were the developers thinking when they were making this game
Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 18 out of 27
  1. Nov 20, 2011
    52
    The combat can be entertaining but the occasional nice idea falls flat through some poor presentation and execution. [Christmas 2011, p.94]
  2. Nov 17, 2011
    30
    The Cursed Crusade has the founding for a really fun game but falls short in almost every aspect. Even playing co-op mode, the game doesn't really change much from the solo experience and with so many problems outside the gameplay, it's not very enjoyable. Sadly, I say this is one to miss especially as there are plenty of titles out there to keep you busy until the end of the year.
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    40
    The sluggish fighting feels surprisingly weighty. [Issue#115, p.102]