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Crusader Kings III PC

Crusader Kings 3, CK3

The third part of a series of strategy games developed by Paradox Interactive. In Crusader Kings III we are at the forefront of a medieval dynasty, which we control over the next generations, gradually increasing its influence.

Strategy | Economic | RTS | the middle ages | sandbox | multiplayer | war strategy | historical | Xbox Game Pass

PC / Windows
Crusader Kings III cover

publisher: Paradox Interactive

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:


Crusader Kings III is the third installment in the popular series of complex strategy games, launched in 2004 as the spin-off to the Europa Universalis series. The development and publication of this title were handled by Paradox Interactive, the company responsible for the franchise.


Crusader Kings III takes us on a journey to the Middle Ages. In the game we are leading a dynasty across several generations. The game takes place on a detailed map observed from bird's eye view, covering a vast portion of the world, stretching from Spain, through Scandinavia, to India and Central Africa.

While playing, our primary goal is to expand the sphere of influence of our family. Although declaring war and military victories over other rulers can be an effective tactic, it is often better to use the art of diplomacy and enter beneficial alliances or arrange marriages between our dynasty and others. What's more, nothing prevents us from quietly trying to gain an advantage over our opponents by hiring spies or assassins, and increasing our importance in the kingdom, for example by influencing the religion of our subjects. It is worth remembering that other rulers and other members of our family who can plot behind our backs in order to deprive us of our power have the same opportunities; in order not to fall victim to their intrigues, we must be constantly on our guard.

In addition, we should not forget that the members of our family possess unique personalities and ambitions; each of them has with their own development tree, in which their characteristics and skills are shown. As the effects of our decisions are felt around the world, our in-game hint system helps us make the right choices.

Game modes

Crusader Kings III can be played both solo and in multiplayer mode via the Internet.

Technical aspects

The visuals of Crusader Kings III do not play a particularly important role. It is worth noting, however, that despite its complexity, the user interface is transparent; the same applies to the strategic map on which the action takes place.

Expectations: 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 115 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 1650 or better, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3 GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 / Radeon R7 260X or better, Windows 8.1/10 64-bit

Crusader Kings 3  Cat Killed My Wife, I Was Thrilled
Crusader Kings 3 Cat Killed My Wife, I Was Thrilled

game preview 14 May 2020 18:00

I've spent 10 hours with the newest Crusader Kings, which was supposed to reach people for whom the "two" wasn't accessible enough. Is it easier? It's a difficult question.

Crusader Kings 3 Announced
Crusader Kings 3 Announced

news 19 October 2019 17:41

Paradox Interactive has just announced another installment of the well received strategy game series - Crusader Kings 3. The game is to be released in 2020 on Steam and as part of Xbox Game Pass.

Paradox - Crusader Kings 3 Will be Evolution, Not Revolution
Paradox - Crusader Kings 3 Will be Evolution, Not Revolution

news 14 November 2019 22:33

Paradox Interactive has published a dev blog in which the team's representatives explain their approach to the development of Crusader Kings III. It suggests that there will be no revolution compared to the mechanics of the second installment. Instead, the creators bet on evolution.

Crusader Kings 3 Devs Want Interface to be More Accessible
Crusader Kings 3 Devs Want Interface to be More Accessible

news 29 March 2020 15:43

The devs responsible for Crusader Kings III - Paradox Development Studio - informed about changes that will take place in the interface compared to the previous installment. The devs' goal is to make the game more accessible and not to make it artificially difficult for players to play. The challenge is to be related to the strategic layer, not the intricacies of the interface.

Crusader Kings 3 Will Introduce New Sexual Orientations and Beliefs
Crusader Kings 3 Will Introduce New Sexual Orientations and Beliefs

news 15 April 2020 20:12

The latest dev blog entry related to Crusader Kings III reveals the expansion of elements related to the creation of rulers and development of heroes. A lot of new options will be added, devoted among others to the domination genders, sexuality of the characters and new beliefs.

Crusader Kings III - Release Date and New Trailer
Crusader Kings III - Release Date and New Trailer

news 14 May 2020 18:22

Paradox Interactive has revealed the release date of Crusaders Kings III. The announcement was also accompanied by a new trailer of the third instalment of this strategy game series.

Crusader Kings 3 Hardware Requirements
Crusader Kings 3 Hardware Requirements

news 15 May 2020 13:06

We have learned the hardware requirements of Crusader Kings III. The next installment of Paradox Interactive's popular series of strategy games taking place in the Middle Ages will debut on PC on September 1 this year.

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