Review: Crusader Kings 3 (Steam)

Review Crusader Kings 3 (Steam)

Paradox 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.


  • Decent graphics.
  • 4922mb Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Uses the Paradox launcher.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, graphics card selection, GUI scaling, quality preset, anti-aliasing (MSAA), texture/refraction/shadow/mesh LOD quality, texture filtering, mesh LOD fade, animated characters, characters SSAO, bloom, coastal borders, and advanced shader effects.
  • Autosave intervals-every month/six months/year/five years/no autosave.
  • Single player and multiplayer modes.
  • Multiplayer has a search game browser with filters including a type in the server ID field.
  • Multiplayer lobbies-set public or private, which dlcs work, auto accept hot join along with server name and password.
  • Tutorial (optional) you play through a game as petty King Murchad of Ireland and seek to become king of Ireland!
  • Strategy gameplay.
  • Characters each have a set of five skills with differenting stats and the five skills are-Diplomacy/Martial/Stewardship/Intrigue and learning.
  • Traits-your characters and people you interact with will have traits that can affect their skills.
  • Opinion meter-everyone has one and it goes on a low to the high basis, this rating determines how people will react and interact with you and your decisions.
  • Currency-gold is for buying and bribing but Prestige and Piety are different kinds of currency but just as powerful as gold.
  • Marriage-needed to create a Dynasty and heir to your throne. The search for wife menu has handy filters and search options so you can get what you want/need.
  • Wars end in one of three ways-Victory, white peace, or defeat.
  • Five game speeds.
  • Play however you want.
  • Save when you like and a handy save to cloud option.
  • Change the map view for territories and boundaries.
  • Game over if you have no heir to the throne when you die.
  • Menu shortcuts.
  • Powerful soundtrack.
  • Your goal is to take over the world!
  • Every game will be different and every player’s experience will be completely different.
  • So many ways to play the game.
  • Absolute timesink.
  • Handy tooltip pop-ups on the Ui and menu.

Review Crusader Kings 3 (Steam)


  • Boots it’s own launcher.
  • You have to set up an account with them otherwise you won’t get the full experience.
  • A lot of information to take in.
  • Slow-paced gameplay.
  • Tutorials are Co stant and you will always need them early on.
  • Long initial load times.
  • Destroys productivity.
  • Daunting Ui and menu.

Review Crusader Kings 3 (Steam)

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 10/10
    Length - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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