A brilliant strategy that is basically accessible to everyone, even if the person doesn't like strategies very much – all one has to do is love a good story. Crusader Kings III is simply a Game of the Year candidate. [Issue#306]
Crusader Kings 3 improves upon its predecessor in every way possible, there is a lot more content in the base game than there is in CK2. There is still plenty locked behind pay walls but it's not as bad as it is in CK2 or other paradox games. The map and graphics have also greatly improved and you can now actually see an animated version of characters. You can also design your own character now with a detailed new system that allows you to edit the physical features of characters as well as their traits. The UI in CK3 has also seen huge improvement when compared to CK2, you can actually find what you want. CK3 allows you a lot of freedom in how to deal with threats and at times it resembles a RP game because of how deep your dynasties story can become and because of that I would highly recommend purchasing this game.
A worthy successor to Crusader Kings II. Right now, it is not as deep and demanding as its predecessor with all its expansions installed, but it still is an excellent strategy game. For newcomers it’s a great way to dive into the world of crowned tyrants, treacherous vassals, unfaithful wives, and inconvenient babies strangled in their cradles. [11/2020, p.56]
Paradox has done it again. Once again they have created a brilliant grand strategy game. From murdering a child for their empire to forging your own religion, Crusader Kings III offers nearly limitless possibilities to define your dynasty. Truly a masterpiece.
Crusader Kings III is a worthy heir to its predecessor and a grand strategy game that everyone absolutely has to try. You may bounce off initially, but if you give it some time, I believe most people will get swept away in its complex mechanics and interesting take on Middle Ages dynasties and politics.
Super well realized game. It has less going on that its predecessors in terms of deep systems or simulation, but exceeds it when it comes to the personal and dynastic stories of the characters. It sells the individual fantasy of being a ruler incredibly well. Amazing if you're into history or alt-history. Has room for growth, definitely not without flaws, but the base product with DLCs is so good it still deserves a 10 fro me
The game is beautiful and definitely has potential, but the development process has been so terrible that I can't give it a high score. The way the production company treats their games and their players is a disgrace. The game will probably only be fully playable in 2025 or so.
SummaryParadox Development Studio brings you the sequel to one of the most popular strategy games ever made. Crusader Kings III is the heir to a long legacy of historical grand strategy experiences and arrives with a host of new ways to ensure the success of your royal house.