The second expansion for the critically praised strategy/RPG Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome will focus on the Byzantine Empire - the Greek continuation of the Roman Empire - as well as on the Orthodox Church. 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.

  • Explore the intricate Faction System: Join a faction to put pressure on your liege, and keep track of factions in your own realm
  • Raise standing armies: You will now be able to use retinues to have standing armies in your domain: the size is determined by technology
  • Experience Factional Revolts: No more easily defeated rebellions. Disgruntled vassals will now band together in revolt against your rule through their faction
  • Appoint Orthodox patriarchs: Orthodox kingdoms and empires can now control their own heads of religion and their powers, instead of being dependent on the patriarch of Constantinople
  • Streamlined mobilization: You will always raise a single, larger levy from your direct vassals; no need to worry about the opinions of the lower vassals
  • Leader Focus on Combat: Appoint your generals wisely, their traits& skills are now of vital importance on the field of battle. More commander traits are now added to increase the importance of your choice of military leaders
  • Explore Byzantine Events &Decisions: Legacy of Rome includes many specific events & decisions to make the Byzantine Empire come alive
  • Improve your ruler: You can now actively strive to improve your skills or traits through the new Self Improvement Ambitions
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Post article RSS Articles

Note: The download has been updated (05/18/18 22:35 GMT) to Hotfix 2.0.3, fixing compatibility. Please download again to get the latest version.

We are proud to announce the full release of A.D. 633: Rise of Islam for CK2 2.8.x (Jade Dragon).


  • Compatibility with Jade Dragon, along with enhanced compatibility with future versions of Crusader Kings II.
  • More true historical characters in some areas (Visigoth Spain, for instance) after meticulous research of new sources
  • Inclusion of the Tibetan Plateau, with ancient realms such as the proto- Tibetan Empire, Zhangzhung, and the Tuyuhun kingdom
  • A unique new historical event chain involving Bavarians and Bolghars
  • Slight modifications to the early Islamic invasions
  • Minor bugfixes

Main Features

For those who are new to the mod:

A.D. 633: Rise of Islam extends the timeline of CK2 by 136 years. Islam has not yet spread beyond the Arabian Peninsula, but the Arab tribes are numerous and zealous to fight for their new faith. Remnants of paganism remain in England and East Africa, and many nomadic tribes have yet to settle down. 633 is truly an exciting time for mankind. Included are:

  • Rise of Islam events and characters
  • New Cultures, including Syriac, Coptic, Latin Maghreb, and Ostrogothic
  • New Religions: Cushitic, East African pagans in Ethiopia and Somalia; Reformed Hellenic, complete with playable religious head; and Arian, an early Christian heresy
  • New de jure system for some tribal areas: no unrealistic de jure kingdoms and empires. Instead, easier to create custom kingdoms in these areas
  • Germanic Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain
  • Reassigned names and de jure areas for some titles, including Illyria, Dacia, Cantabria, Neustria, Austrasia, and more
  • Flourishing Zoroastrianism in the Sassanid Persian Empire
  • More Jewish characters, including a Sephardi Jewish count as a Roman vassal in Palestine
  • Scripted events for the development of early Islam


Note: The download has been updated (05/18/18 22:35 GMT) to Hotfix 2.0.3, fixing compatibility. Please download again to get the latest version.

The latest release of A.D. 633: Rise of Islam is fully compatible with CK2 2.8.x. Best results will be achieved with all DLC, though not all are required. Install is achieved by placing the "Rise of Islam.mod" file and "633 rise of islam" folder (both contained in the .zip download file) in the "\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings II\mod" folder.

Click the button to go to the download:

A.D. 633: Rise of Islam v2.0 - for 2.8.x

Version 1.7.2 released!

Version 1.7.2 released!


Version 1.7.2 of our mod has been released, fixing some bugs from version 1.7.1.

Version 1.7.1 released!

Version 1.7.1 released!


Release of version 1.7.1 of The Winter King, compatible with CKII version

Compatibility Release for Monks and Mystics

Compatibility Release for Monks and Mystics

News 2 comments

Updated for compatibility with Monks and Mystics. Minor bugfixes and features included.

Version 1.6.0 released!

Version 1.6.0 released!


Version 1.6.0 of our mod has finally been released.

Add file RSS Files
Nobility deprivement! For when they deserve it!

Nobility deprivement! For when they deserve it!

Full Version

This mod add the possibility of deprive foes (Rivals and people who committed dishonourable acts (and crimes) against you) in your sub-realm of their...

A.D. 633: Rise of Islam v2.0.3 - for 2.8.x

A.D. 633: Rise of Islam v2.0.3 - for 2.8.x

Full Version 9 comments

A.D. 633: Rise of Islam full mod release for CKII 2.8.x (Jade Dragon). Feature updates and minor bugfixes included. Hotfix 2.0.3 for previous file 2.0.2

Version 1.7.2

Version 1.7.2

Full Version 5 comments

Version 1.7.2 of The Winter King. Compatible with CK2 patch

Version 1.7.1

Version 1.7.1

Full Version 3 comments

Version 1.7.1 of The Winter King. Compatible with CK2 patch

Version 1.7.0

Version 1.7.0

Full Version 6 comments

Version 1.7.0 of The Winter King. Compatible with CK2 patch

Version 1.6.0

Version 1.6.0

Full Version 2 comments

Version 1.6.0 of The Winter King. Compatible with CK2 patch 2.7.2.


I wish to know when they will make pagans, theocracies and republics playable.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Follow Report Profile
Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
Windows, Mac
Send Message
Release date
Game watch
Community Rating



5 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Single Player
Required to play
Crusader Kings II
Crusader Kings II Grand Strategy

Latest tweets from @pdxinteractive, @pdx_dev_studio

School is right around the corner! Treat yourself to some sweet deals with our Back to School Sale before going bac…

Aug 16 2018 by pdxinteractive

Happy birthday Europa Universalis IV! Less than 24 hours left to celebrate the 5th anniversary of our beloved EUIV!…

Aug 14 2018 by pdxinteractive

RT @E_Universalis: Indian politics are the focus Dharma. Will you defend the subcontinent or will you subjugate it with your European…

Aug 13 2018 by pdxinteractive

If you haven't had a chance to build a city or colonise Mars, now is the time! #CitiesSkylines and #SurvivingMars a…

Aug 2 2018 by pdxinteractive

#PillarsOfEternity and #Magicka are currently on sale over on the @PlayStation store! Cast some spells and go on an…

Aug 2 2018 by pdxinteractive

RT @ebbalj: Tomorrow will be my first day as CEO of the amazing company @PdxInteractive I am very excited and happy about this…

Jul 31 2018 by pdxinteractive

Our team is coming to #Gamescom this year, and we'd like to show you some exciting things! Press and content creato…

Jul 20 2018 by pdxinteractive

RT @simdarth: @PdxInteractive 🚀🤘🌌🌍🌎🌍🌎🚀🚀🦃🙏💥💥💥😭

Jul 18 2018 by pdxinteractive

RT @PdxInteractive: We're incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Totalbiscuit. You have a lot of fans and people who will rem…

May 25 2018 by pdx_dev_studio

Award ceremony and a live performance with game music #PDXCON2018

May 20 2018 by pdx_dev_studio

Embed Buttons
Link to Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
Last Update
9 members