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
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
Is true, this is a solid game. The learning curve is a little steep. I've been playing it for a couple days and I've found, at times, I'm trying to figure out what to do next. Paying attention to the advisory tabs in the game help nudge you in the right direction, and luckily there is a ranking system so you know about how well you are doing as compared to other nations. Plus, just like any good strategy game, nothing that is done can't be undone by going to a previous save. If you're into evenly paced games that you can play on your terms (when you want to not when you need to) this is probably a pretty good choice. Not as much level of detail as Crusader King but more than CIV5… kind of has a not too hot, not too cold, but just right kind of feeling about it.
Oh, those of you wondering if your integrated video card will work… I have an Iris Pro on my iMac desktop with 1.5GB of VRAM… Mac Game Store says the game won't work on my computer… it works just fine at the highest video settings. So there's somewhat of a benchmark for you if you're on the fence because of that.
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by phillipIsayev, USA - Apr 23rd 2014
Overall this game is amazing. There are so many good things I don't know where to start. How about the option to let history play out like it actually did in real life but with you interfering? Like playing as france and instead of supporting America you did the opposite. And with that you just kept the british empire running for a MUCH longer time. What about Conquering the world in various ways besides military? How about the surpringly easy interface after learning it? This game hits my sweetspot of Mac gaming and leaves me craving to play everyday. Another good thing is being able to watch playthroughs on youtube and not spoiling the game. There IS nothing to spoil. Theres so much to do so much to conquer so many points of history to change…...
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A Complicated Mess
by Black_Star, USA - Oct 3rd 2013
Just bought this game on special and thank Jesus cause if i payed full price id be screaming my head off, the game mechanics are way complicated.the graphics are good and it doesnt seem to lag, but whats the point if you cant figure out how the game works, the tutorial suxs it doesnt really teach you anything, The economics system doesnt make any sense nor does the diplomacy, Crusader Kings 2 is a much better buy, easier to understand and sure it lags a bit but a least its easy to figure out, unlike this complicated mess.
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