One of the best games 2020 is now finally available for PS5 and Xbox Series X / S

Strategy games with real-time elements are such a thing on consoles. There are a few examples where controller control works well and many examples where it does not work. With Crusader Kings 3 now comes the port of a title, which was able to rank in the fall of 2020 in the autumn 2020: Metacriti is the PC version at 91 points and at Opencritic at 90 points.

Crusader Kings 3 is now available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S. On Xbox you can also play the title over the Game Pass.

How is the console version of Crusader Kings 3?

That the console port does not come up with the PC version is probably not a big surprise. Finally, Crusader Kings 3 is designed primarily on mouse and keyboard. Nevertheless, developer LAB42 has apparently managed to implement the game of paradox adequately for controllers. It’s not perfect, but it works, it says in most reviews. Anyone who has access to the PC version should probably access here, but everyone else gets a great strategy game on PlayStation and Xbox.

Small devaluation compared to the PC version: For the PS5 Crusader Kings 3 gets 87 points at Metakritic, for the Xbox it’s 80 – but there are relatively few reviews of the port.

That has changed: in Crusader Kings 3 we click on the most of the time by menus. Of course, this goes more intuitive with a mouse, but there are some options on the controller that make the browsing easier. Less well, according to Eurogamer, the windows that must be opened and closed again and again to get an overview. At least about fighting you do not have to worry about you, the running in Crusader Kings 3 namely automatically.

Here you see the trailer for the console version:

That awaits you in Crusader Kings 3

Crusader Kings 3 is a strategy game where you need not only armies, but whole kingdoms. Think about exactly who you want to create who counts to your allies and what kind of ruler you want to be. Crusader Kings 3 offers you countless opportunities to interact with enemies, friends and the court state.

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More about the qualities of Crusader Kings 3, you will learn in the PC test of the Gamestar:

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What makes Crusader Kings 3 so special? Although you ruled over for many years – you can even pass on your kingdom of your descendants – and determines the fate of many people, the title is not too serious. The mixture of history, fun chaos and attention to detail make Crusader Kings 3 one of the best strategy games of recent years.

What do you think about strategy games on console? Which experiences did you collect?

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