Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam

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Customer notes

Requires Crusader Kings II (base game) to use this DLC.


The Ummah is under attack! All true muslims must be charitable in peace and relentless i Jihad. Let the Sword of Islam fall upon the infidels that threaten our lands, our faith! Allahu Akbar!

Europe is in turmoil. The lands are fragmented into petty fiefs, the emperor struggles with the Pope, and the Holy Father declares that all those who go to liberate the Holy Land will be freed of their sins. Now is the time for greatness.

The first expansion for Crusader Kings II, Sword of Islam will add playable Muslim rulers to the game.

Crusader Kings II explores one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of Grand Strategy. Medieval Europe is brought to life in this epic game of knights, schemes, and thrones.

"The Ummah is under attack. All true muslims must be charitable in peace and relentless i Jihad. Let the Sword of Islam fall upon the infidels that threaten our lands, our faith! “

Key features:

  • Muslim rulers now playable.
  • Church window graphics (alerts and main screens) replaced with Muslim equivalents. 15-20 Muslim event pictures.
  • Updated interface to make everything look good for playable Muslims.

Also unlocks more than 20 features in the game, for example: - Mali. New counties and titles. - Muslim dynasty decadence system. - Polygamy. Allow up to four wives for Muslim rulers. - Flavor Events (ca 100). The Harem. Shia vs Sunni. Sufi mystics. Dervishes. The Assassins. Sharia. Wife wants to become first wife. Hadj. - Combat Revision. Commander traits, more interesting combat tactics.

Customer reviews


Makes Muslim nations playable

ConorEngelb | Aug. 1, 2013 | See all ConorEngelb's reviews »

Any DLC that makes an entire group of nations playable is a DLC worth buying. And a DLC that makes the entire southern half of the map playable is definitely a DLC worth buying. The rules for playing as a Muslim ruler are slightly different, and initially quite challenging to adapt to. But it's worth it once you get it under control.


Even more meety content for you to enjoy!

HolyGigi | July 16, 2013 | See all HolyGigi's reviews »

Are you bored of being a nice christian ruler? You wish the pope would just stop messing up your plans? Get this and enjoy a totally different perspective and style of play.

I know that must have sounded like a bad car commercial, but really, you get to play the "other" side, you get to experience a new set of challenges.


Crusader kings 2 is perfection,how can you add to it? LIKE THIS

WildWest123 | June 6, 2013 | See all WildWest123's reviews »

It takes the whole perfection and joy of Crusader Kings 2,but now it allows you to play the muslim faith,with re-made UI fit for muslims and new game mechanics,this is just a MUST have expansion for CK2.


Try out new nations with new mechanics.

kaleid0sc0pic | May 28, 2013 | See all kaleid0sc0pic's reviews »

This DLC enables the player to play as any Muslim character on the Crusader Kings 2 map, thus meeting one of the most requested features by players of CKII. The Sword of Islam (SoI) also introduces mechanics in an attempt to model medieval Islamic government. Mostly this is successful as you get into the mindset of an Islamic emir, both trying to win prestige and piety while attempting to manage your unruly and all too often murderous kinsmen, children and wives.

For me, as a great lover of the base game, this DLC did add a lot by added more playable characters and introducing some slightly different mechanics. On the other hand it doesn't radically alter the gameplay by using SoI to play a Muslim character. Nevertheless, if you loved the base game of CKII, then SoI is well worth spending the money on.


A must have expansion for CK2

DaiMonPaul | March 23, 2013 | See all DaiMonPaul's reviews »

Sword of Islam is the first major DLC expansion for Crusader Kings 2, and it's almost a must-have. It expands the map, adds the important and unique "decadence" system for Muslims, and (most importantly) allows you to play as Muslims! With the systems and interface set up in this DLC, playing as a Muslim ruler feels very different than playing as a Christian. Having to balance the pressure to expand with the hassles of managing the family dynasty to avoid decadence offers a unique challenge with lots of flavor. If you're even going to think about playing a Muslim dynasty in the game, then you need to pick up "Sword of Islam."