Crusader Kings II explores one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by Paradox Development Studio, the masters of Grand Strategy. Medieval Europe is brought to life in this epic game of knights, schemes, and thrones.
- Experience a new and different type of game by playing as one of the great Merchant Republics: Venice, Genoa, Pisa, the Hanseatic League or Gotland
- As the head of a Patrician family, you must guide your Republican dynasty through fortune and misfortune in a world dominated by kings and emperors
- Build Trade Posts and expand your Mercantile empire by controlling the sea lanes and the coasts of Europe... and defend it against rival Patricians, Republics and greedy feudal lords
- Improve your Trade Posts and your prestigious Family Palace with dozens of unique new buildings
- Compete in the Doge elections, compensating for lack of age and Prestige by investing money in your campaign fund. May the richest man win!
- Survive feuds with other Patrician families and plot to seize Trade Posts from your rivals; new Plot and many special events for characters in the Republics
- New Republican skin for the interface
- Unique Clothes and ship models for Republics