The game edged past Microsoft Flight Simulator, Football Manager 2021 and Cyberpunk 2077 to secure the win. The game seriously impressed Computing and Gaming Editor, Ryan Jones when he reviewed it in August, offering gamers a nuanced strategy experience that let you rule as a just king, or wicked despot. The combination let it score an impressive 4.5/5.
“Crusader Kings 3 is a fantastic entry in Paradox’s historically-rooted strategy series. New RPG elements help to create a more engrossing character-driven experience, while lots of quality-of-life improvements make it more accessible and digestible to both Crusader Kings veterans and newcomers,” wrote Jones in his Crusader Kings 3 review.
“There are still a couple of issues, such as inconsistent AI-controlled allied armies, but this is still nonetheless one of the absolute best strategy games you can currently buy.”
The Editor’s Choice Awards winners and shortlist is decided by the team of product experts at Trusted Reviews. The decision is based on how it performed during our tests and how much fun we had playing it.
The Trusted Reviews Awards 2021 are a week-long digital event where we reveal and celebrate the top scoring products and most interesting companies we’ve covered over the last 12 months.
Make sure to keep checking back with us each morning as we’ll be unveiling a fresh batch of winners each day, using the below schedule.
- 11 October 2021: Mobile, tablets, wearables and cameras Editor’s Choice winners revealed.
- 12 October 2021: TV and audio Editor’s Choice winners revealed.
- 13 October 2021: Homes Editor’s Choice winners revealed.
- 14 October 2021: Computing and gaming Editor’s Choice winners revealed.
- 15 October 2021: We reveal this year’s Readers Choice Award winners.