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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (5,736 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 13, 2013

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Includes 20 items: Europa Universalis IV, Europa Universalis IV: American Dream, Europa Universalis IV: Digital Extreme Edition Upgrade Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Pre-Order Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Call-to-Arms Pack, Europa Universalis IV: National Monuments II, Europa Universalis IV: Conquistadors Unit pack, Europa Universalis IV: Native Americans Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Songs of the New World, Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise, 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: Indian Subcontinent Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Indian Ships Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Republican Music Pack

 

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October 17

Europa Universalis IV: Art of War - Developer Diary 9 out now!



Paradox Interactive is proud to present: A "Wiz" production:

The ninth installment in the Art of War Developer saga

I hope you will enjoy it! And remember! All Developer Diaries for EUIV and our other titles are all available by clicking "Dev Diaries" to the left!

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/content.php?2019-EU4-Art-of-War-Dev-Diary-9-Revolutions-1618-Bookmark-and-North-America

Best Regards
Björn - Community Manager @Paradox Interactive

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October 16

Thursday 16th of October at 18:00cest - The Art of War - Feature presentation, Patch Notes and Q&A



***Stream is over. But you can watch it from the Twitch archives!***

Where ; http://www.twitch.tv/paradoxinteractive
When ; 18:00cest
What ; Art of War features / Patch Notes & Live Q&A
Who ; Martin, Project Lead / Jimmy, Code Monkey (his words, not mine) / Matt, Live Producer

Three weeks ago we sat down with Martin to discuss the first half of the Art of War features. Now it's time to show the game in it's full glory and present the remaining ones. Join Martin as he pulls in Jimmy onto the stream couch for the first time for a 30 year war fueled extravaganza at 18:00cest.

If you want to get an idea of what we'll be doing, feel free to watch the summary of the last presentation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6L8cFVNx5Q

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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 Extreme 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

Steam Workshop

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 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 and uses Steam Workshop.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:XP/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:XP/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 12.04 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 12.04 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
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
194.2 hrs on record
My wife left me, took the kids, and emptied our savings.
10/10, would play again.
Posted: September 29
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
112.6 hrs on record
Relive hundreds of years of racial, religious, colonialist, and imperialist tensions!

Experience the feeling of getting back-stabbed by your allies so many times you will develop extreme paranoia and distrust for others!

Turn petty squabbles over throne successions into continental wars involving countless factions with absolutely nothing to do with the original claim!

Wage bloody crusades, commanding the deaths of hundreds of thousands and then settle for a couple of worthless provinces and a months worth of coin!

Build magnificent empires and watch them crumble from the inside out to filthy peasants and fickle nobles alike!

kebab/10
Posted: September 29
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,774.9 hrs on record
its ok.
Posted: October 9
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
198.9 hrs on record
Hmm the wonderful world of EU4, watch as the nation that youve put 5-20 hours into fall into piece as a coalition of 20 nation (mainly HRE) gang up on you. All because you where trying to make Germany a better place under Prussian rule. Oh But I have Austia as an ally you say, WELL ♥♥♥♥ AUSTRIA because they are gonna ♥♥♥♥♥ and wine because you took one HRE territory. Eventually youll get bored of the ♥♥♥♥ that happens Europe and just go commit genocide on natives to expand you colonies. 10/10 never been closer to throwing my monitor out my window!
Posted: October 3
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
318.5 hrs on record
This game is a black hole which will consume you entirely. You'll find yourself answering questions about geography and history with ease while lesser mortals cry with confusion.

10/10 would waste another lifetime playing.
Posted: October 13
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
178.0 hrs on record
Ever dreamed of watching all your plans getting brutally slaughtered, because that rebel leader is just way too strong?

Then this is the game for you.
Posted: October 18
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
96.9 hrs on record
Playing as Crimea.
Annexed part of Russia.

10/10 will annex more
Posted: September 23
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,044.0 hrs on record
AMAzing game Really suggest buying it if you are into Grand Strategy games. You have the ability to play AS ANY nation IN THE WORLD from Nov. 11 1444 all the way to Jan. 2 1821. That is a very long time. From this you can play history as your way the way you want and the way you see it. There are some problems with the game such as nations blobbing out of control but if you like the whole idea of nation conquest and nation building Then I HIGhly suggest this game although the learning curve is very steep once you get into it you will not stop playing it.
Posted: September 22
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
807.8 hrs on record
Habsburgs have been nerfed

10/10 would make pretty borders again
Posted: September 22
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
642.6 hrs on record
I noticed "russia" was lacking a P, so I fixed that.

10/10
Posted: September 25
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
226.7 hrs on record
There is nothing more fun than beating the crap out of Russia as Poland

10/10
Posted: October 8
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.3 hrs on record
Casus Belli for all you mother♥♥♥♥♥s
Posted: October 11
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
52.2 hrs on record
My relative in another kingdom insulted me. So I genocided his people and scorched all of his provinces.

11/10 would genocide again.
Posted: October 4
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
126.5 hrs on record
A rather complex grand strategy game, you pick a country to control starting from the year 1444 all the way to 1821. There isn't any fixed objective to aim for: it's a good idea to try to get the achievements offered (such as world domination), as most are a real challenge to earn.

Each country is divided into provinces, allowing movement of you armies from one to another in real time - nothing here is turn based. Battles aren't controlled by you, as in total war: you make your army walk onto the same province as an opposing army, and the battle outcome is decided in part by random dice rolls, and in part by factors you can influence, such as generals, terrain, morale of troops. The same can be said for naval battles, where different types of ships behave differently depending on what sea province you are fighting in, if they are in the open ocean, or in a closed sea (such as the Mediterranean).

Diplomacy is fairly well fleshed out, countries can have a number of different governments, such as feudal monarchies or merchant republics, all that give different bonuses and maluses, and some (such as republics) offer the possibility to choose what type of leader you want, so as to give you more of a certain type of monarch points. You can offer alliances, royal marriages, support rebels, create false claims on provinces you don't own to give you a "casus belli" (a reason to go to war) among other things, the list is really really huge.

Monarch points are a "limiting factor" in the game, you have 3 different types of monarch points (Administrative, Diplomatic, Military), each that serve different purposes. For example, military points can be spent to buy a new general, or to treat a province harshly if rebels a likely to rise up there. Other points can be used to change your capital, annex vassals, gain provinces in peace deals, create buildings and much more. The gain of monarch points depend on your ruler, that can give from 0 points each to 6 point each month. By spending some of your income, you can also hire advisors, that can add to your monthly monarch points income, and grant you some nationwide bonuses.

Trade is also a large factor in the game, you have merchants and you can choose to send them to various trade nodes, and you can choose if you want them to try and collect money from that node with a malus, or to send the money that you collect upstream, to a different node where you can collect from. Having colonies and trade agreements with other countries helps your trade income, while being embargoed reduces your trade in nodes that the country embargoing you controls.

Paradox has created a lot of DLC for this game, but with each DLC comes a vast amount of free content as well, so it might be advisable to buy the base game before buying DLC, so as to see what you think about the game before commiting too much. If you choose to play online with a friend that owns the DLCs, even without owining the DLCs yourself, the game activates them, so its possible to try them out before you buy. It would also be a good idea to try and watch a tutorial beforehand (Arumba on youtube comes to mind), as the game doesn't do a great job of explaining all it has to offer.

It's a very time-consuming, and occasionaly frustrating game, but I found that the more I played it, the more I enjoyed it: I'm constantly learning new things I can use to my adantage, and the game is becoming more satisfying due to that.
Posted: October 5
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
123.0 hrs on record
This game will take you hours to learn if you are unfamiliar with the previous installments of this series, which I was before playing EU4...but once you do, clear your schedule. This game is very entertaining and totally engrossing and the hours will fly by.
Posted: September 23
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.4 hrs on record
Relive your ancestors lives, from subjugating natives to murdering the Pope in his own home, from meeting people who tan differently than you and alienating them for it, to starting a civil rebellion in any country (yes, even your own)... Ohh and dont forget, this game pulls no punches. It subtly bashes religion, color, and nationallity. Yes, don't expect to live long if you're a docile, passive native. Europeans eat that like subsidized kfc in N'Orleans. It's called Europa for a reason!
Posted: October 9
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
THE ECONOMY, FOOLS!
Posted: October 1
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
171.1 hrs on record
Best give smallpox to natives and kill African tribe simulator out there!
Posted: October 4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
120.5 hrs on record
Annexed Russia as Poland 10/10 would poland again
Posted: October 3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
77.5 hrs on record
This is a game I really enjoyed. The various timelines(in the bookmarks) are respresented mostly accurately, and it is a good strategy game. You can be Ireland spreading the green-ness to the entire world, or be Byzantium and take back all the former Roman territories. And the mechanics are vastly improved over how they were in EU3. Not dumbed down, but instead made easier for people to use and for new people to figure out. I give this game a 10/10.
Posted: October 7
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