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Fulfill your quest for global domination!Paradox Development Studio is back with the fourth installment of the game that defined the Grand Strategy Genre. Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire. Rule your nation through the centuries, with unparalleled freedom, depth and historical accuracy.True exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy will be brought to life in this epic title rife with rich strategic and tactical depth.
  • Make your own decisions: Nation building is flexible. Decide your own form of government, the structure of your society, trade politics and more. The possibilities are endless
  • Use your Monarch Power: Experience the new system of monarch power where your choices are influenced by the caliber of the man you have at the top. Do you have a warrior King? Then it is time to make war
  • Experience history come to life: The great people and personalities of the past are on hand to support you. Thousands of historical events guide you, creating a unique atmosphere depending on the country you play
  • The world is now your playground: Players can enjoy over 300 years of gameplay with a lush topographic map in full 3D. Lead any one of more than 250 countries that originally existed during the game’s extensive time span
  • Experience the all new trade system: The trade system adds a new dimension to the great trade empires of the period. Seize control of key ports to expand your trade, support it with your powerful fleet and the wealth of the world will flow to you
  • Bring out your diplomatic skills: Deeper diplomatic gameplay with coalitions, threats, fleet basing rights and detailed support for rebels. Featuring a new unilateral opinion system that, for example, allows a country to dislike you while you remain neutral towards them
  • Engage in Multiplayer: Battle against your friends or try the co-operative multiplayer mode that allows several players to work together to control a single nation with up to 32 players. Featuring hotjoin, improved chat, new matchmaking servers and support for a standalone servers
  • Create your own history & customize your game: Europa Universalis IV gives you the chance to customize and mod practically anything your heart may desire
This title is available for purchase in American Samoa, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Korea, Republic of, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Suriname, Taiwan, Province of China, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.

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MOST RECENT USER REVIEWS ON GAMEFLY

9

Excellent

Awesome game, learn it and love it
Posted by wolfing (DOUGLASVILLE, GA) Jul 07, 2014
Member since Jan 2008
0 out of 0 gamers (0%) found this review helpful

You may come (as most people) as a Civilization player curious about these Paradox strategy games everybody is talking about (Crusader Kings 2, Europa Universalis 4, etc.). Let me tell you how they compare... it's like if you know how to play Tic Tac Toe and you're curious about Chess. Yes, Chess has a lot more rules than Tic Tac Toe, but once you learn how to play Chess, you probably won't go back to TTT (unless you're playing with your kid). It's just like that. More difficult to learn, absolutely, but once you get past that, you won't go back.

The great thing about EU4 is that it's tied to history, so while in Civilization all countries are more or less balanced, in EU4 they certainly are not. Playing as France (which historically dominated this era) is a much easier task than playing as, say, Rome (i.e. the Papal States), or Egypt (the Mamluks). Which also gives a huge replayability factor, as playing a full game as England is much different than playing as Austria, or The Mamluks, or a horde country, or a Far East country like Japan, or an African country.

There are many aspects in this game, some are more important than others depending on which country you play. Trade, Diplomacy, Military, Religion, it all plays a part.

I recommend watching youtube videos of intro to EU4 so you can see what I'm talking about. Just search in you tube for "Europa Universalis 4 intro", that should show some entries. Please do take the time to check it out, you'll be glad.
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7

Good

Not for casual players
Posted by Spearmint0431 (, ) Dec 14, 2013
Member since Dec 2013
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful

I love the idea of being able to bring about my own alternate historical timeline, that being said to actually play this game and succeed without cheats is a lot of work and not something a casual player and just pick up. The basic tutorial doesn't even set you up very well to play and enjoy the finer parts of gameplay. I've watched several "Let's Play"s and I still don't even know what I'm doing. Bottom line: If you are looking for something easy to pick up and play, this is no SimCity (2013) but if you are well versed in micromanaging strategy games you should have no problem.
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MOST HELPFUL USER REVIEWS ON GAMEFLY

7

Good

Not for casual players
Posted by Spearmint0431 (, ) Dec 14, 2013
Member since Dec 2013
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful

I love the idea of being able to bring about my own alternate historical timeline, that being said to actually play this game and succeed without cheats is a lot of work and not something a casual player and just pick up. The basic tutorial doesn't even set you up very well to play and enjoy the finer parts of gameplay. I've watched several "Let's Play"s and I still don't even know what I'm doing. Bottom line: If you are looking for something easy to pick up and play, this is no SimCity (2013) but if you are well versed in micromanaging strategy games you should have no problem.
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9

Excellent

Awesome game, learn it and love it
Posted by wolfing (DOUGLASVILLE, GA) Jul 07, 2014
Member since Jan 2008
0 out of 0 gamers (0%) found this review helpful

You may come (as most people) as a Civilization player curious about these Paradox strategy games everybody is talking about (Crusader Kings 2, Europa Universalis 4, etc.). Let me tell you how they compare... it's like if you know how to play Tic Tac Toe and you're curious about Chess. Yes, Chess has a lot more rules than Tic Tac Toe, but once you learn how to play Chess, you probably won't go back to TTT (unless you're playing with your kid). It's just like that. More difficult to learn, absolutely, but once you get past that, you won't go back.

The great thing about EU4 is that it's tied to history, so while in Civilization all countries are more or less balanced, in EU4 they certainly are not. Playing as France (which historically dominated this era) is a much easier task than playing as, say, Rome (i.e. the Papal States), or Egypt (the Mamluks). Which also gives a huge replayability factor, as playing a full game as England is much different than playing as Austria, or The Mamluks, or a horde country, or a Far East country like Japan, or an African country.

There are many aspects in this game, some are more important than others depending on which country you play. Trade, Diplomacy, Military, Religion, it all plays a part.

I recommend watching youtube videos of intro to EU4 so you can see what I'm talking about. Just search in you tube for "Europa Universalis 4 intro", that should show some entries. Please do take the time to check it out, you'll be glad.
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum OS XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
Minimum Processor Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
Minimum Memory 2 GB
Minimum Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 1024mb video memory required with 1024mb video memory
Minimum Hard Drive 2 GB
Minimum Sound Direct X-compatible soundcard
DirectX: 9.0c
Controller Support 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers
Note Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
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