Crusader Kings II is utterly magnificent. It's still by far the best Grand Strategy game that Paradox have ever made, a brutal cutthroat game of thrones, bloodlines, fragile alliances and real people rather than numbers to crunch.
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"Forgive me if I haven't been myself recently," I wrote in our Crusader Kings II review. "Instead, I've been William The Conqueror. An obscure Polish Prince-Bishop. A Hungarian Duke. A widow queen. I've sired bloodlines that lasted a hundred years, waged brutal crusades, schemed my way to power, challenged the Pope and died, heirless, in ignominy."
"And all that without suffering from multiple personality disorder."
I can't recommend it highly enough. Neither can I. Nor me.