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Crusader Kings II: The Republic





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Crusader Kings II: The Republic





The Republic is the third expansion for the critically praised strategy / RPG Crusader Kings II. In The Republic you play as a Patrician in one of the great medieval Merchant Republics.

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The Republic is the third expansion for the critically praised strategy / RPG Crusader Kings II. In The Republic you play as a Patrician in one of the great medieval Merchant Republics. Expand your trade empire as you compete with the other four Patrician families for the coveted position of Doge and the leadership of the Republic.

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.

Key Features:

  • 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

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Strategy, Mac
Monday, January 14, 2013
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Customer notes

Crusader Kings II is required to play this DLC.

Minimum Requirements


  • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb graphics memory required.
  • DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Sound: Direct X-compatible sound card
  • Additional: 3-button mouse and keyboard


  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
  • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
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Great expansion, if challenging


After playing as a feudal ruler for 70+ hours, trying to keep my family in power as I ruled my merchant republic was quite a change to keeping my Duke/King/Emperor alive. The ruling Patrician's chair is not hereditary; it passes to the leader of one of the Republic's merchant families who spends the most money on his campaigning. Now, in addition to keeping track of all the various plots that crop up in Crusader Kings II, you need to keep an eye on your family's standing. The Republic DLC adds immense replayability to an already awesome game.

Wonderful Expansion


Crusader Kings 2 already had lots of intrigue and backstabbing but with the elections added to it now there is a new level of "democracy" here. Trying to stop other family lines, spreading your trading empire adds so much to the game. Another great thing about this expansion is that you now can play with one county and yet manipulate and control a great area.

A good DLC


This DLC provides several new features, just like news classes, a new family and so on. It gives the game a breeze of frash air, so if you have just completed CK2 and want more, buy this, expecially now that's on deal, and you will extend your play of several hours.

Nice addition.


A good example of what a DLC should be - a genuinely interesting addition to the game with a new mechanic in the Republic factions, further pushing the boundaries of court intrigue. Will definitely add a few hours to your gaming experience. Got it on sale at £1.60, an absolute steal.

A very nice DLC


"The Republic" adds the ability to play as a merchant family in Crusader Kings 2. Playing as the Doge of Venice or a member of the Hanseatic League functions very differently than playing as a normal Christian lord or Muslim ruler. This DLC allows you to build trade posts, buy elections, and plot against other merchant families. "The Republic" essentially feels like a different game set in the CK2 universe, and this adds a tremendous amount of replayability to an already extensive game. Technically, republics function well, and they're fun to play, offering many unique challenges that don't pop up in the base game. A highly recommended DLC expansion!

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