Fulfill Your Quest For Global Domination Paradox Development Studio is back with the fourth installment of the award-winning Europa Universalis series. The empire building game Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire.
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1. Juli

Development Diary - 30th of June 2016



The skies are blue, the sun is shining and Sweden is very nearly shut down for Summer. I'm not kidding, this whole country just turns off in July like you pulled out its batteries. None the less, before the great productivity purge we're here for one more development diary for Europa Universalis IV.

A fair few forumites were clairvoyant enough to predict this after we added Ruler Personalities. Indeed, as part of the upcoming expansion we will have Leader Traits



At the conclusion of any battle the leader involved has a chance to gain a trait. This trait will, unlike Ruler Personalities, always be a bonus. Current chance of gaining a trait is set to 2% multiplied by the Army Tradition gain from a battle (this, like most numbers during development, is subject to balance changes) which can be set in the defines.

Leaders are limited to one trait each and that trait will affect all units under their command. In battle, the trait of the commanding general (the one whose shock/fire pips are used) will affect all units on their side.

Some of the traits:
Goal Orientated:+10% Movement Speed
Hardy Warrior: -20% Attrition
Siege Specialist: +15% Siege Ability
Born to the Saddle: +50% Cavalry Flanking Range



Of course, Admirals can gain traits too. Same rules as generals except the chance is based on naval tradition from battles.

Buccaneer: +25% Privateering Efficiency
Prize hunter: +5% chance of capturing enemy ships
Ironside: +5% Ship Durability
Extortioner: + 15% Light Ship Trade Power



There are 22 traits in total, many with combat modifiers which have been added to the game for use in modding (and in National Idea changes which we will show later). It's worth noting that Heirs, Monarchs, Conquistadors and Explorers can also gain traits from combat.

Leader Traits are a paid feature in the upcoming [name removed] expansion. There are many more features and changes to come but you're going to have to hold out for 5 weeks on more news since as I mentioned, this country is going to shut down for a month. I'll be back with the next dev diary in the first week of August.



Great generals are like Swedish Summer, never lasting quite as long as you want.

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23. Juni

Development Diary - 23rd of June 2016



Hello and welcome to today's development diary for Europa Universalis IV. It's actually a well earned(?) day off for me but I'm doing a once unthinkable thing and working a bit from home. Last week I said we would take a look at a very influential dynasty of the time period. Sorry to disappoint all the Velikopermsky and Dandani fans out there, but I had the Osmanoglus on my mind.

It would be an understatement to say that the Ottomans gave the world a good shaking in this time period. Furthermore, they are one of the more commonly played nations in EUIV. We wanted to give them a little something to bring out their unique flavour since it was always a shame that they are a run-of-the-mill Sultanate. It has also been pointed out on numerous occasions the oddity of a situation where you have the Ottoman nation..without an Osmanoglu at the helm.

So to that end, in the still-unnamed upcoming expansion we have added a unique government type for them: The Ottoman Sultanate.

The Ottoman Sultanate does not generate heirs like normal monarchies do. The ruler of the Ottoman Sultanate will have their own Harem to ensure the dynasty lives on. At the age of 30, your ruler will select one of his sons to be the heir to the throne. They will, of course, be of your dynasty



So an Ottoman Sultanate shall always be blessed by the strong line of Osmanoglus. That is to say unless the Sultan dies without an heir. In that case, they'll still end up with an Osmanoglu. "Blessed" can be a relative term here.



There are a couple dozen events accompanying this unique government type to simulate the power struggle and intrigue of such a succession system and should add a couple of fangs to that already formidable Ottomans.

While this is unique to the Ottomans, any modders out there can easily allow this for other government types with the has_harem = yes line.

I feel like we're on a roll when it comes to governments and rulers so here's another thing for today's Development Diary. Abdication.

Yes, it has long been a requested feature in Europa Universalis. When Enrique or his low-stat kind just refuses to die you can abdicate and let your next in line take over. This requires you to have an of-age heir and to have either ruled for 25 years or be 60+ years old. It will come with a considerable hit to your legitimacy/unity and prestige but I think we've all had times where we wanted our monarch to Die Please Die.




Ottoman Sultanate and Abdication are both paid features in the upcoming expansion which we have magically managed to keep unleaked name-wise.

I've been mentioning a lot of paid features lately but it's good to remind ourselves that with all the paid expansions come free bugfixes and features from the accompanying patch. A small change that will be coming up in 1.18 that I want to share is to do with succession wars. I'm not to happy with how right now, they have two conclusions: Either the new overlord keeps their union or the nation fighting them over it take leadership over the union for themselves. Now, we will add a peace option which simply breaks the union for all parties involved.



Simple, sensible, and added free in 1.18 for those times where you just want to keep the status quo. Warscore cost scales with the junior partner's size.

Happy midsummer everyone, I'm off to....oh, right, I need to tease upcoming Diaries. Hrmm~ Well, we've touched a lot on rulers but would you believe it, we're not quite done with the changes in the throne room. We'll come to that in the future. As for next week, we'll switch it up on the battlefield. See you then!

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Reviews

“A hallmark of excellence.”
9,5/10 – Destructoid

“Europa Universalis IV is a masterwork of a strategy game.”
91/100 & Editors Choice – PC Gamer

“Complex and rewarding strategizing makes the fourth game in the Europa Universalis dynasty shine.”
9/10 & Editors Choice – Gamespot

Über dieses Spiel

Fulfill Your Quest For Global Domination

Paradox Development Studio is back with the fourth installment of the award-winning Europa Universalis series. The empire building game 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.

Main Features


  • Make your own decisions: Nation building is completely flexible and 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 or woman you have at the top and will direct the ebb and flow of gameplay.
  • Experience history coming to life: The great personalities of the past are on hand to support you as you make your mark on thousands of historical events.
  • Turn the world into your playground: Enjoy hundreds of years of gameplay in a lush topographical map complete with dynamic seasonal effects.
  • Experience the all new trade system: The trade system adds a new dimension to the great trade empires of the period. Gain control of vital trade routes and make the wealth of the world flow to your coffers.
  • Bring out your negotiating skills in a deeper diplomatic system: Use coalitions, royal marriages and support for rebels and explore the possibilities of the new unilateral opinion system.
  • Engage in Cross-platform 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 improved chat and new matchmaking 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 and uses Steam Workshop.

Systemanforderungen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz eller AMD 3500+
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb video memory required
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • OS:Vista/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
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6.8 or better
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
    Recommended:
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6.8 or better
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
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I bought this on a whim a few months back, I am so glad I bought it. I've sunk entire days and weekends into this game and will probably sink more. It is a slow paced game but is perfect for anyone who likes grand stratedgy or games like risk. Its even great in teaching history and geography through just sheer exposure to certain areas of the world that are in the game. The only negatives I have is that it is very surface level on what it tells you to do and thus goals or objectives are entirely player made. The other negative I have is that the dlcs are often overpriced, id suggest getting them in a sale but as for the game itself, just get it. 9/10 for me
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Sepulphagist
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Verfasst: 25. Juli
Spent over 1000 hours, felt like 100. Would do all over again.

Also, Ulm needs a nerf.
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Estalio
( 387.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Juli
What a great game.

It's changed over the years with a lot of DLCs that actually change the way the game is played. Some of the DLCs almost made it a requirement to buy them to fully utilize the games (Common Sense DLC namely) but if you're a new player to the series and like grand strategy- I highly recommend you get this game and most of the non cosmetic add on DLCs (wait for a holiday sale and get the bundle).

This game will test yoiur ability to micromanage economies, tech, relations, and cultural/idea groups.

I used to manage supply chain/logistics for a mega fortune 500 company crunching tons of numbers and spreadsheets with hundreds of outcomes, yet I'd still find this game to be a challenege- the only difference is this game had much better graphics and made me want to come back to it =)

I like it more than EU3 and CK2. With regards to the huge amounts to DLC and the cost of them- when I played the game often, I'd look forward to the updates, but after a hundred or so hours (which is a lot for me), I lost interest and waited for them to come on sale then would play through it again. Now that the game is nearing completion (I think?), I'd say it's safe to get the meatier updates and roll from there if you like it.

Micromanagement and skill - I told my buddies that if you can play this game and get some of the steam achievements on Iron Man Mode, I'd recommend them for IRL emplyoment. It takes dedication and ability to react to change IG to complete a playthrough from 1444 - 1820 and make it out alive (except for maybe, France or England). All that being said, it has a medium-high learning curve, but after a couple play throughs, You'll get the hang of it.

Lastly, I love the historical aspect of it- starting in different years and different countries makes my IRL travel (to Europe especially) more interesting on vacations when I see artwork/buildings built during the years I played in the game. It makes me pay a lot more attention to history which is something I enjoy. -if you like history and RTS format games, I'd pick this one up. It's the best one out there.
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Cpt.Obvious \o/
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Verfasst: 25. Juli
voll toll und so
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Serbomz
( 0.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Juli
Bei mir will das Spiel nicht Starten, da Steht immer "Spiel wird gestartet" dann kommt " Synkronisierung läuft..." für eine Sekunde Un mehr kommt dan nicht. Ich Weiß das Europa Universalis IV ein echt gutes Spiel ist. Aber ich kann es hlat nicht starten, wenn jemand eine Lösung parat hatt nehme ich sie gerne an... Ich habe auch das Spiel mehrfach Deinstaliert und wieder neu insterliert
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stuck in her eyes :'(
( 54.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Juli
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♥♥♥ paradox wtf ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Trierrrrrrr,I played palatine and helped him in def war but he gave up too fast and mainz took my province, i almost become HRE. GG rage quit
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pieman7414
( 144.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Juli
I love the game, but the constant DLC purchases is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t. A game should not have the option to purchase skins for units that you can barely see, especially when content adding DLC can total over 100$.
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Fylkir nolram1
( 477.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Juli
Leute mit 400 Stunden nennen sich Noobs. 10/10 für diese Spiel, aber man muss sich Zeit nehmen um es zu verstehen zu lernen.
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anpervane
( 525.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Juli
Produkt kostenlos erhalten
I'm love this game
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best global strategy game!
still a lot of opportunities for improvment
& very addicting ^^
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Verfasst: 29. Juni
Großartiges Spiel! Die DLCs sind preislich meisens überzogen, aber im Abverkauf kann ich nur empfehlen zuzuschlagen! Auch wenn die DLCs anfangs noch zu teuer sind, entwickeln sie das Spiel doch auf interessante Art und Weise weiter.
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954.2 Std. insgesamt
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Das Spiel ist gut, weil man hier mit jedem Land spielen kann und den Lauf der Geschichte selbst bestimmen kann.
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1,230.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Juni
Listen to a person who loved this game and played it for over 1200 hours so far... This game is really amazing BUT... Paradox's DLC policy has ruined it because it continues updating a game which was perfect right from the start. Now the DLC policy consists of giving a free patch along with a new DLC almost every two months, forcing us to invest more and more money to have a complete game, because THE FREE PATCH BREAKS THE GAME AND MAKES IT UNPLAYABLE IN SOME AREAS OR TOTALLY BREAKS SOME MECHANICS UNLESS YOU BUY THE DLC COMING WITH IT wich costs 15 to 20 Euros. I'm really getting sick of this since the developers announced that they "have a lot of ideas" for at least the upcoming two years and they want to release more DLCs". Really, I spent around 40 Euros simply to buy the game with 3 DLCs and I am truly convinced that it was not worth it. 20 Euros for a DLC that adds so few content is really a shame and I hope that the developers will make a step back selling those DLCs for 5 Euros (I'm not saying free, because I want to evaluate their job, but 20 or 15 Euros are seriously an insult) because they are doing a scam towards the people who are trying to have the complete game that they like and played a lot.
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663.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. Juli
Honestly, givein half a year or so, I would have most deffinatly reccomended this game. I have quite literaly sunk weeks and weeks into this game, and thats because it was Fun! , however its slowely turned into a massive waste of money. With almost each and every single minor or major patch a 15$ or more DLC comes in store, and while I woulden't complain if it was, say, a optional little add-on to just amplify the fun of the game, yet its almost anything BUT THAT . Its become nothing but a long Scam , and its gonna so far to include essentail parts of the game that make it either unplayable, or downright garbage without it, Paradox may say EUIV is a 45$ game, but in reality its a 45$ game with an extra 65$ to make it fun. And its getting even worse, for the last 2 update were hardly a month between each other (both of which came with DLC, incase you coulden't tell)

Now that is outa the way, the next is about the Patch(es) itself, ever since Paradox went full con-artist with the half-♥♥♥♥♥ "patches" and non-optional DLC's, the patches are either insignigificent, or simply ruin and/or downgrade the gaming experince. This is starting to become a Serious problem because you dread when the next horrible broken update will come to destory all of your hard work and make you re-learn a worse and worse game.

So to give a summary, a Really Good concept and okayish game, screw'd over by a greedy and downright awful money-grabing company, using awful practices and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ reasoning to mess with the product. 4.5/10 without DLC (which will change with more and more updates, most likely for the worse) and a 6.5/10 with DLC, at the cost of my wallet
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209.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Juni
DLC Universalis IV
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96.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Juli
Europa Universalis IV WAS an awesome game!



...
Until the development team started adding and changing unneeded and unplayable changes to how the ♥♥♥♥ing game WORKS! I BOUGHT EUROPA UNIVERSALIS IV! NOT TO HAVE YOU CHANGE HOW THE ♥♥♥♥ING GAME WORKS EVERY YEAR! THIS ISN'T AN EARLY ACCESS GAME! QUIT ♥♥♥♥ING TRYING TO SHOVE DLC DOWN OUR THROATS PARADOX AND JUST LET EUROPA UNIVERSALIS IV BE THE WAY IT IS!!! IT'S LIKE YOU GUYS DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥ YOUR EVEN DOING WITH THIS GAME ANYMORE!

Oh umm... Sorry... I'm just really ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off how this game turned out. The game was great a year ago, but has SERIOUSLY fallen downhill. Alot of people say they welcome these changes because it changes up the gameplay n' ♥♥♥♥... Just go play another ♥♥♥♥ing strategy game if you want different gameplay, or more challenge...
And oh sure... People say that I should just go to older versions... Well maybe I want to ♥♥♥♥ing play with mods? Can't play with ♥♥♥♥ing mods unless I have the up-to-date version, now can't I?
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625.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Juni
Take a fairly solid grand strategy game, filled to the brim with unique mechanics and indepth ricing strategies to get the highest score as fast as possible. The game has a steep learning curve, but learning it is rewarding. You never feel cheated; every loss in battle is on you and every wrong move is your fault.
Now, take that same grand strat, but remove the more selective unique mechanics and lock them behind a paywall. Remove the "cheese" strats that reflected knowledge of the games inner mechanics by means of arbitrary checks that only serve to prevent any ricing at all. Keep the learning curve, but make it far less steep and remove any reward for learning at all. Make sure the player feels cheated on the sole principal that they rolled a lower number than their opponent when it came to their battles and hit them with a random -1 stability every twenty-or-so years. You now have Europa Universalis IV.
At one point, I had abandoned this game and forgotten why I did so. 2016 Summer Sale rolls around, and I find numerous DLCs on my wishlist to be about five bucks a piece, even if they were 66% off. After dropping twenty seven dollars on features that should be in the base game, I open a Pandora's Box that I forgot I had closed for good reason.
My first wall came to enabling Ironman Mode, an option in the game that allows achievements. The mode would refuse to allow me any achievements, claiming that I was running mods or playing with an altered savestate (neither of which were true). The only fix I found after searching through Paradox Forum posts involved manually deleting all files, reinstalling all files, and verifying that all files are accounted for, as the game would occasionally choose checksums that it did not "like". Whatever; I fixed that problem eventually. Maybe finally I could play my game.
My second issue is pretty nitpicky, I have to admit. The fact that the game will remove a current instance and relaunch the game if the player presses the "Main Menu" button is nothing short of annoying. To my understanding, Paradox implemented this feature to save time for those who crashed regularly from clicking the previously mentioned button instead of actually fixing the problem at hand--the fact that there are people crashing because they press a button. This fix is lazy and something of maybe an indie developer's method, not a professional company such as Paradox.
My next complaint is about something that nearly everyone complains about: game balance. Historically speaking, France and England and the like completely dominated the time period, leaving other nations in the dust. In other Paradox games, such as Crusader Kings 2, the player can throw history out the window and make some sort of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ized nation of Viking Muslims and declare Jihad on Charlemagne if they're lucky. This is not true for EUIV in the slightest, as the game regularly limits the activities of One Province Minors and smaller nations and even grants bonuses to the "Lucky Nations" of the time period. It's fairly annoying, because if you even try to play a minor nation next to one of the grand blobs of history, you will most likely die if you do not form an alliance (based on RNG if they like you or not) immediately.
Over time, Paradox has also had the need to add arbitrary and outright stupid features to make the game more difficult that usually don't make any sense while ignoring features that need to be fixed. Shattered Retreat, for example, will still lead your army from one end of North America to the other instead of to a safe province away from the enemy. It's also unavoidable; a Shattered Retreat will always happen unless if there are no troops to fortify or if the troops have no morale left. Instead of maybe fixing this feature, they add other unnecessary blockades to play, such as the argument between states and territories and the god-forsaken diceroll mechanic that sweeps early game with an arbitrary fist.
I tried to like this game. I really did. I just can't bring myself to play it past all the lazy mechanics and excuses that are already in play. I cannot recommend this game to anyone in it's current state on 6/30/2016.
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496.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Juni
They keep adding more and more DLC that is actually making the game worse. The "free updates" do not help either. I used to love this game. :(
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713.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Juni
I would have recomended this game greatly a couple of months ago, but the dlc model that paradox has adopted will ruin it for anyone who wants to get into the game now. To get the experience of Europa Universalis IV new players must now pay the low low price of around 150$ for dlc as the game will be basicly broken without them.

Rating : 9 dlcs out of 11
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