Europa Universalis IV for PC
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Europa Universalis IV

Aug 13, 2013
8.65
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Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Paradox Development Studio
Content Rating: Teen

Summary

The game is mainly set in the historical era of the initial European exploration and colonization of the New World. The game map covers the entire Earth (minus the polar regions), and players are free to explore and expand into most of it except for certain lands such as deserts and tundra that are considered uninhabitable or unexplored historically during the in-game years. Players can choose to play single-player mode versus the AI, or multiplayer over a LAN or the Internet against a mix of human and AI opponents. The player may also switch to controlling a different country within the same game world.

System Requirements

Recommended

  • OS:/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • Processor:Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 1024mb video memory recommended
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
  • Sound:Direct X-compatible soundcard
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Critic Reviews

13 Reviews
8.69
Fraser BrownAug 26, 2013
Paradox Development Studio has shown that it understands grand strategy like no other studio. Europa Universalis IV is the defining game in the genre, laying out the whole world in front of players and just letting them have at it. It's a polished, almost terrifyingly vast title that gets its hooks in you the moment you click on that first country, and simply refuses to let go. Now, if you don't mind, I've got some peasants to oppress.
Greg TitoAug 14, 2013
Europa Universalis IV is a well-constructed simulation of what it's like to bring through the colonial era. For history buffs and strategy grognards, EU4 delivers an excellent update to a storied franchise, but it may be hard for new players to penetrate its esoteric systems. If you loved EU3 or Crusader Kings 2, you'll likely enjoy EU4 even if you argue on forums about rules changes. If you are a strategy newbie or used to winning all the time, I'd recommend a more straightforward game.
TJ HAFERAug 13, 2013
The result of these efforts is a textured and engrossing simulation that conquers the common ground between your average Civilization V player and the long-time devotees of grand strategy. Never before have I felt that "World at your fingertips" feeling as strongly, and you owe it to your sense of discovery to give EU IV an hour of your life or two (hundred). Order in tonight. You have a world to dominate.

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