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Play through two single-player campaigns - Crusader and Saracen.
Oversee hundreds of soldiers in real-time epic battles.
Command your forces, conquer territory, and expand your realm on a fully 3D map.
Strategically manage your army between missions.
Rewrite the past with famous historical characters serving as the main heroes.
In the 12th and 13th centuries, the expansion of Christianity sought to extend its outreach. Asia had shifted from Zoroastrianism to Islam. As the area where Jesus roamed, it became the target for repeated conquest.
The Muslims were broken into several groups most of which were called Saracens. Soon after the death of Muhammad these groups began raiding and conquering Arabia and then Africa, and later into Europe. Spain was under Saracen rule in the 11th century. The Saracens controlled most of the Muslim land, but still remained ununited until the Turks, another Muslim group attacked the Byzantine Empire and started the Crusades. The Europeans wanted to destroy these infidels and attacked the Holy land that was controlled by the Saracens, and won the prize after the first war.
The Crusaders felt pretty full of themselves and left several major kingdom-colonies controlled by each of the European powers. The Muslims didn't like this and began some minor raids on each, which only infuriated the Europeans enough to have another Crusade. The next Crusade had less success, since this time more Europeans died and less Saracen-Muslims, and some small fiefs one the boarders were destroyed. But, it was enough for the Crusaders.
Richard the Lionhearted asked for peace and a treaty was signed by Saladin. The treaty was short-lived, Richard the Lionhearted ordered the citizens of Acre to be killed. But after more fighting the Crusaders left never to return.
The Saracen kingdom in Spain was taken by the northern Christians led by El Cid, and the Saracen Empire slowly dissolved back to the deserts from whence it came, over the next few centuries.
In Lionheart King's Crusade, you undertake a strategic rematch between Richard's forces and the Saracens. Can you change history?
The time has come for you to assemble your armies and take back the land as Richard the Lionheart, or to
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Oddly enough this title works on XP computers and its a very good game! Lots of challenge and one of the top 10 strategy games I've played. BUT if you try it on any VISTA or WINDOWS 7 32 or 64 computer get ready for disappointment. It just won't play more than the first episode. They've, (Paragon), known about the problem for years but no solution for it. So, if you've got an old computer with XP you have a treat to look forward to, otherwise pass this by...
I enjoyed this game. This game will appeal to history buffs and strategy game fans. In many ways this is a sequel to Crusaders Thy Kingdom Come. In Lionheart: The King's Crusade (LTKC), you control King Richard (Lionheart) of England and his army as they conquer the Holy Land during the Third Crusade. You can also control Saladin and retake the Holy Land from the Crusaders.
The best way to describe it is a clone of battles from Medieval II Total War without empire management. There is no expanding an empire and running cities and an economy. In battle, you can find armor, weapons, potions, and elixirs to improve the effectiveness of your units. Units gain experience from combat which...
Not the Best, but its still mentally and historically stimulating.
Gameplay, it's a bit rough around the edges.
It's good for fans of people who love to analyze the good and bad of game mechanics, and better for History buffs.
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