Europa Universalis IV

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Paradox Development Studio is back with the fourth installment of the game that defined the Grand Strategy Genre.





  • Paradox Interactive
  • 8/13/2013
  • English, German, French, Spanish
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


Mac Requirements Minimum Supported Will It Run?
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CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU Cores2
CPU Speed2 GHz
System RAM2 GB
Drive Space2 GB
Video RAM1 GB
Video (ati)AMD Radeon HD 6750M *
Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, ATI Radeon HD 4670, ATI Radeon HD 4850, ATI Radeon HD 4870, ATI Radeon HD 5670, ATI Radeon HD 5750, ATI Radeon HD 5770, ATI Radeon HD 5870, AMD Radeon HD 6490M, AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Video (nvidia)NVIDIA GeForce 320M *
Unsupported Video Cards: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9400, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120, NVIDIA GeForce GT 130
Video (intel)Intel HD Graphics 4000 *
Unsupported Video Cards: Intel GMA 900, Intel GMA 950, Intel GMA X3100, Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Important Notes:
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play.

Downloadable Content For This Game (DLC)

DLCEuropa Universalis IV: Conquest of ParadiseReleased 1/14/2014$14.99
DLCEuropa Universalis IV: Wealth of NationsReleased 6/4/2014$9.99
DLCEuropa Universalis IV: Res PublicaReleased 7/16/2014$4.99
DLCEuropa Universalis IV: Art of WarReleased 10/31/2014$19.99
DLCEuropa Universalis IV: El DoradoReleased 2/27/2015$14.99
DLCEuropa Universalis IV: Common SenseReleased 6/9/2015$14.99

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  1. What the heck?
    by Christian Knoflach, Austria - Mar 27th 2015

    I'm a big fan of strategy games and simulations, and have quite some experience in them. But with Europa Universalis I feel you don't have much of a chance to get on board if you haven't played earlier versions.

    It seems to be a great game with endless depth, yet that depth is not structured in a way that you can work your way from the big to the small. Instead, you're facing a mostly text-based UI with endless menus and icons that provide only the most detailed aspects all at a glance – it was impossible for me to get an idea what exactly I should be doing and where I could, even though playing through the tutorials.

    I'm not saying this is a bad game, I'm saying that you'll have a hard time to find out if it is.

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  2. Boring
    by erdem, Turkey - Dec 3rd 2014

    I decided to buy this game after reading some positive reviews about something like 'if you bored playing Civ V this game is next...' but I'm a long time Civ V fanatic and this game is nothing to compare maybe I don't understand it's gameplay style and I don't want to either because in my opinion this game is very boring. If you like Civ V style war and less text based interaction stay away this game.

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