Reviews for Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
Essential DLCConorEngelb | Aug. 1, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »
If you buy one CK2 DLC, make it the Old Gods. Without a doubt, the two best things to ever happen to the game are the 867 starting date and the ability to play as Pagans. I wanted to play as the Norsemen from the start, and now it's possible. At last. Worth getting, whatever the price.
Great DLCHolyGigi | July 11, 2013 | See all HolyGigi's reviews »
Worth every penny, getting to play the Norse kingdoms brings you an entirely new game basically. Plus, you can raid Constantinopole.
If you love CK2, get this, NOW!
Excelent expansion, but heathens are overpowered!Kosmonaut | June 11, 2013 | See all Kosmonaut's reviews »
This is so far, my favorite expansion for Crusader Kings II. Ironically, although the game is focused on viking's paganism, I have had so much fun playing challenging games as Zoroastran. But something that I have noticed is that, even with all the odds against them, some of the pagan groups tend to be overpowered, or have mechanics that are easily exploitable. With Paradox, and with each expansion, it's almost expected that the part updated by the DLCs tend to be overpowered, but this is very noticeable with heathens.
Also, and this has happened since the introduction of retinues: this kind of army can destroy easily other armies, like mercs and vassal's levies. The most infamous example is the skirmish retinues, that can siege holdings in such a record time that I'm able to fill the War Score upt to 100% and the enemy is still organizing its army. Is amazing,
Overall, it's a good, solid expansion, highly enjoyable and well worth the price. The best Crusader King II expansion so far.
Best DLC so farSolidice | June 11, 2013 | See all Solidice's reviews »
Old Gods expands the already massive strategy game of Crusader Kings II. It moves the starting date back to the year 867 and allows Pagan religion rulers to be playable. Old Gods is definitely the best of the major DLCs from CK II. You can play as a viking and go out raiding, what else do you need?
Great DLC, Though Non-Norse Could've Gotten More Lovecybrxkhan | June 10, 2013 | See all cybrxkhan's reviews »
The Old Gods is the largest and most extensive expansion/DLC for Crusader Kings II yet, and it is worth every penny. The start date at 867 plays extremely differently from the normal start dates - it is extremely chaotic, and most games will play differently. Raiding is fun and allows you easily accumulate money even if you are small and weak. Even for non-pagans, the 867 start date will prove a refreshing challenge. As for the actual pagans, it appears like the Norse got the most love - they have the most features and flavor events. Other pagan groups, including the Romuva, Suomensko, and Tengri pagans, get very little in terms of flavor - the first two, for instance, only get their own festivals. The West African pagans, while a welcome addition, get nothing at all. Zoroastrians, on the other hand, do get a bit of flavor, and provide a tough challenge for those seeking to recreate the old Persian Empire. Overall, despite the typical balance issues with every major update to CKII, TOG is well worth it.
A DLC that is worth every pennymutsuriini | June 7, 2013 | See all mutsuriini's reviews »
This is definitely the best DLC Paradox have released for their popular game Crusader Kings 2. The main feature, playing as a pagans, works very well and especially playing as norse vikings is extremely fulfilling. There's nothing more fun than pillaging looting and putting puny christians to the axe. Besides the obvious joys of playing pagans the DLC also adds other welcome feature such as better rebels and technology which work very well.
All these great things being said, one could wish for a bit more depth with the various pagan tribes besides the norse. They're fun - but it is clear the norse were the focus. Lastly the game needs a bit more balancing but I have every confidence Paradox will patch this soon enough.
In conclusion, worth every penny and a good example of a successful DLC!
Another good DLCCavalieroscuro | June 1, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »
The Old Gods adds a ton fo contents to Crusader Kings 2. It is basically a more of the same from paradox, but if you loved the "vanilla" experience, this expansion is worth the ride and the price.
Must BuyExpiredJordan | May 30, 2013 | See all ExpiredJordan's reviews »
I own all of the expansion packs for Crusader Kings 2 and without a doubt I say that this is the most content packed expansion pack available. The first and most important thing it adds is an amazing option to start nearly two hundred years before the original games 1066 start date. This not only adds more replay ability but also more variety with more religions and different houses. The other important thing this DLC includes that doesn't come with the free update is the ability to play as the Nordic Pagans. This is completely game changing, and I never had as much fun in this game until this option became available. As a Viking warlord I have no moral compass or need for one, so I can do whatever I wish. This makes the game a thousand times more fun. Overall I give this expansion pack an 88, the only reason why it didn't get any higher is because of balancing issues that I am sure will be patched out in the next game update.
A worthwhile additionoliproud | May 28, 2013 | See all oliproud's reviews »
Again, paradox has added more flavour content to a heap of flavour content, but this time with more raping and pillaging. As DLC, its not required but I think it is a welcome addition to the family.