developer: Paradox Development Studio
publisher : Paradox Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-32
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Crusader Kings II. In The Reaperís Due is the twelfth expansion for Crusader Kings II for PC, a grand strategy game by Paradox Interactive. The production naturally requires the vanilla game in order to work.
In the expansion, the developers focused on historical epidemics. Most attention was paid to the famous Black Death which was the Plague that gathered bloody harvest in 13th century in Europe (according to some estimates, it could be even 60% of the then population). Therefore, the add-on introduces several new mechanics. The most important ones are obviously diseases that spread throughout the map. They have a negative influence on, for instance, our armyís numbers, as well as finances. The latter can be replenished by forcing large dividends on prosperous provinces in peaceful kingdoms that pay us in gold and workforce.
We can protect our people from diseases, though, thanks to hospitals and doctors who have access to the latest medical knowledge. However, if they are not able to save our subordinates from an epidemic, we have to focus on our ruler at the expense of everyone else. Moreover, gameplay is enriched with new event chains.
Game score 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 15 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 9 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz/AMD Athlon 64-3500+ 2.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 GT/Radeon X1900 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7