With ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 returning to HBO in July fans are rightly turning to other sources of entertainment to get their fix. ‘Game of Thrones’ is one of the hottest properties in all of entertainment but they still haven’t found a way to capitalize on it from a gaming standpoint. Fortunately for us a group of savvy PC modders have taken ‘Crusader Kings II’ and turned it into the best, unofficial, ‘Game of Thrones’ game that we could have asked for.
The world of ‘Game of Thrones’, penned by author George R.R. Martin, is populated with a sort of gritty high fantasy. You have dragons and magic as well as knights and castles, but more than anything you have strategy. Strategy is one of the hallmark characteristics of the ‘Game of Thrones’ series so in order to really encapsulate the concept into a game you would need it to mimic this concept. ‘Crusader Kings II’ was a well received PC game when it came out thanks to its depth. You had to pay attention to politics, marriage, the alliances you made, and all of the political intrigue that goes along with feudal rule.
The ‘Game of Thrones’ conversion mod for ‘Crusaders Kings II’ takes the base PC game and completely renovates it from the ground up with all of the trappings of Westeros. Upon loading up the mod into your game you can choose at what point in the game’s history you want to jump in — pulled straight from the legendary books. The mod team installed a ton of lore into their mod to go along with the obvious graphical upgrades. You can play for any of the famous factions from the television show.
‘Crusaders King II’ was originally released in 2012 but this mod will be bringing people back to play for years to come.