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.
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Release Date: Aug 13, 2013

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Buy Europa Universalis IV Extreme Edition

Includes additional DLC:
- Horsemen of the Crescent Unit Pack
- Star and Crescent DLC
- Conquest of Constantinople Music pack
- Women in History

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Includes 43 items: Europa Universalis IV - Digital Extreme Edition Upgrade Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order Pack, Europa Universalis IV - Call-to-Arms Pack, Europa Universalis IV, Europa Universalis IV: American Dream, Europa Universalis IV: National Monuments II, Europa Universalis IV: Conquistadors Unit pack, Europa Universalis IV: Native Americans Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise, Europa Universalis IV: Songs of the New World, Europa Universalis IV: Native Americans II Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Colonial British and French Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Muslim Advisor Portraits, Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations, Europa Universalis IV: Muslim Ships Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Trade Nations Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica, Europa Universalis IV: Anthology of Alternate History, Europa Universalis IV: Indian Ships Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations E-book, Europa Universalis IV: Republican Music Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Art of War, Europa Universalis IV: Evangelical Union Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Catholic League Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Songs of War Music Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Guns, Drums and Steel Music Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Art of War Ebook, Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado, Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado Content Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Guns, Drums and Steel Volume 2, Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense, Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense Content Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense E-Book, Europa Universalis IV: The Cossacks, Europa Universalis IV: The Cossacks Content Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Sounds from the community - Kairis Soundtrack, Europa Universalis IV: Sabaton Soundtrack, Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum, Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum Content Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Kairis Soundtack Part II, Europa Universalis IV: Fredman's Epistles, Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man, Europa Universalis IV: Songs of Regency

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June 20

Hotfix 1.22.1 is now Live! [checksum 3d00] - Not for problem reports

Hi all. We have released a hotfix to address the issues following v1.22 Russia Update.

Changelog 1.22.1
- Siberian Frontier Custom Idea now has a cost.
- Fixed large Colonial nation bonus to Land Force Limit not being given
- Fixed unlocalized variable for Russian Powers
- Fixed Tributary request spam
- Nations are now deranked when vassalized
- Fixed Mac Checksum issues
- Blocked new achievements for nation designer countries or if there's any nation designer country in the world.
- Fixed that Tributaries became independent when getting their own subjects.
- AI now only gets -20 acceptance per relation over limit for alliance and support independence actions.
- Fixed so when you hover over a non-existent great power entry that it doesn't crash
- Fixed crash caused by bad timing where province is unselected in same frame that user clicks "open siege" button
- Fixed crash in macro builder if you hovered over something with no rebel faction
- Fixed huge performance hit / freeze when trying to build large army template in large country.
- Transferring occupation of a province now properly cancels all mercenary constructions there.
- Fixed getting additional subjects as junior partners when you form Union with a nation
- Fixed countries releasing primitive countries in peace deals becoming primitive
- Fixed rare CTD when selecting fleet right after winning battle.

You can always revert your game to a previous version by following these instructions .

Please do not report any bugs in this thread. If you encounter any issues, then make a proper bug report in our bug report forum. Thank you!

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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

Digital Deluxe Edition

The Digital Extreme Edition includes the following:

  • Star and Crescent - 50 new Muslim themed event pictures, as well as several new events for the Muslim nations
  • Horsemen of the Crescent Unit Pack - 12 unique cavalry modes for the Ottoman, Mamluk, and Persian nations. This enhances the visual experience of EUIV.
  • Conquest of Constantinople Music Pack - 3 tracks containing 10 new minutes of music masterly composed by Andreas Waldetoft

Featured DLC

Unit packs have now been repackaged as content packs, but can still be purchased individually. They can be found under the expansion they were released with.

Conquest of Paradise Content Pack contains:

  • Native Americans Unit Pack
  • Native Americans Unit Pack

Wealth of Nations Content Pack contains:

  • Trade Nations Unit Pack
  • Muslim Ships Unit Pack

Res Publica Content Pack contains:

  • Indian Subcontinent Unit Pack
  • Indian Ships Unit Pack

Art of War Content Pack contains:

  • Evangelical Union Unit Pack
  • Catholic League Unit Pack

New Immersion Pack Available!

Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome is now available! Press the image for more information.

About This Game

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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: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:/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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