About This Game
Crusader Kings II is a strategy video game in which you control a dynasty in the period 769-1453. Through the use of war, marriage, and assassination among other things, the player works to lead his dynasty to prosperity.
The ending is completely open, so the definition of prosperity is defined by the player. The only ultimate goal of the game is to get as many prestige points as possible to beat other Christian dynasties in a fictitious ranking.
The game ends when your character dies without an heir to his dynasty to succeed him. The game employs a system of genetics and upbringing in which children will inherit most of their traits, culture, religion, and abilities from their parents and guardian.