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.
A superb grand strategy RPG brought to you by Paradox. Everything about this game is great from the graphics to its original gameplay. From the various perspectives you can play (merchant republic, Muslim, Christian rulers etc) to the fact that this game is still being worked on and upgraded. If you like CK I than you're going to love this one. I highly recommend it.
If you find it amusing to be the absolute monarch of a particular nation and own everything you can see, this may be the game for you. Inbred courtiers, syphilis-ridden bishops, maimed cripples and possessed, paranoid lunatics will be at your beck and call to do whatever it is that God-Kings do. Be that you want to drown your incapable rival in the bath, or throw your own mum off the castle balcony with a wooden horse, you can do it, provided you don't get excommunicated in the process.