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Mixed (27 reviews) - 55% of the 27 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 24, 2013

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Buy Europa Universalis IV Collection (Sept 2014)

Includes 17 items: Europa Universalis IV, Europa Universalis IV: American Dream, Europa Universalis IV: Colonial British and French Unit pack, Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise, Europa Universalis IV: Conquistadors Unit pack, Europa Universalis IV: Indian Ships Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Indian Subcontinent Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Muslim Advisor Portraits, Europa Universalis IV: Muslim Ships Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: National Monuments II, Europa Universalis IV: Native Americans II Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Native Americans Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Republican Music Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica, Europa Universalis IV: Songs of the New World, Europa Universalis IV: Trade Nations Unit Pack, Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations

 

About This Content

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress of the 13 American Colonies declared independence from Great Britain. The American Revolutionary War, having started the year before, would last for another seven years, and see the birth of a new nation, the United States of America.

Europa Universalis IV: American Dream DLC adds over 50 new, unique events, 10 themed event pictures, as well as several new unit models to the United States of America.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + 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.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: : Direct X- compatible soundcard DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer Multiplayer: Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode
    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.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Additional: GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer. Multiplayer: Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.
    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.
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Additional: GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer. Multiplayer: Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mixed (27 reviews)
Recently Posted
[53]Amish
Posted: May 25
When I try to load in all the native american tribes are still there I've tried multipale times and it's getting really annyoing thinking that I spent all this money for nothing
Helpful? Yes No Funny
DarkNut255
Posted: May 20
I wanna live the American Dream. 1776/1776 FREEDOM.
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Kappa
Posted: May 15
gud m9
Helpful? Yes No Funny
snsɥʇɐʎuɐʇ☜ ͜ .<⁀.
Posted: March 20
When it comes crashing down, and it hurts inside,
ya' gotta take a stand, it don't help to hide,
Well, you hurt my friends, and you hurt my pride,
I gotta be a man; I can't let it slide,
I am a real American, Fight for the rights of every man,
I am a real American, fight for what's right, fight for your life!

I feel strong about right and wrong,
And I don't take trouble for very long,
I got something deep inside of me, and courage is the thing that keeps us free,
I am a real American, Fight for the rights of every man,
I am a real American, fight for what's right, fight for your life!

Well you hurt my friends, and you hurt my pride,
I gotta be a man; I can't let it slide,
I am a real American, Fight for the rights of every man,
I am a real American, fight for what's right, fight for your life!
I am a real American, Fight for the rights of every man,
I am a real American, fight for what's right, fight for your life!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
JCourtney
Posted: March 17
10/10

Worth.
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BishopWalrus
Posted: November 26, 2015
♥♥♥♥♥♥ dlc. Sorry yanks.
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MunRis | Lexin
Posted: October 6, 2015
Summary of this DLC

The DLC gives your game an exapnsion of the Thirteen Colonies, in which are able to revolt against the British and their rule, and to become a new nation: USA. In addition, more mechanics of the North America tribes (which aren't mentioned because of the point of this DLC) with a bumped-up manpower, and have the option to play as USA when you let the Thirteen Colonies set free from [your] rule.

Pros
It gives the game of Europa Universalis IV more interesting, and in some reviews, some mods are better with this expansion pack. The mechanis in the USA are altered than the USA without the American Dream DLC, and some of which are the events are harder to trigger, both effective and affective, and the manpower of USA is increased by .5%.
With the Workshop being included into Europa Universalis IV, the DLC is compatiable with any other DLC and vice versa, and the American Dream can be altered, both via worshop and via file editing, which is why in my opinion, is one of my favorite DLC Paradox released for Europa Universalis IV.

Cons
It only gives the event for USA to be released, and it can be improved along with the mechanics of USA itself, such as modifying the USA's strengths to be higher to some extent. Not only it has Over-Powered rebels, it also has quite too much of rebels trying to free USA to become independent.

Other than the Cons, this game is great.
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Zethor
Posted: September 29, 2015
Apart from being the inspiration for some... "interesting" songs, this DLC makse playing as the USA more fun. Even though, you'll never use it, it's still worth it for the unit models it adds.
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maximushawkeye
Posted: July 18, 2015
After being a long time fan of this series, I am dissapointed in the new direction they are taking with this product. The goal now, is to simply monetize every single aspect of this game, and make it unplayable unless you buy all the DLCs... This is unnaceptable Paradox.

For example, they patched the core 'vanilla' version of EU IV, to add a 'region development level' feature to the game. However, you cannot actually raise the development level of a region, unless you buy another dlc called "Common Sense"... Really!?! Why are you forcing this feature onto the vanilla version, if you need a dlc to fully play it? Pardon the pun, but it makes no sense.

Paradox is essentially going back, and making a game you bought in the past, unplayable. It's sad how how patches meant to fix bugs, and add positive features to a game, is now purposefully breaking it so you have to pay more money to fix it.

To quote Game of Thrones, SHAME!
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General Metrac
Posted: June 22, 2015
Good to mix with Extended timeline mod, alot of interesting events, though you can't make the american dream of McDonalds everywhere true in this DLC.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Hydra
Posted: June 19, 2015
Doesn't work properly anymore. Don't buy it. Bother Johan if you can.

"Not helpful." Alright, buy it, you dumb ♥♥♥♥s.
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Squishlock_Holmes
Posted: June 17, 2015
Since US is so limited in timescale its content isnt great
However if your feeling particularly like a proud patriotic american then it does make the US a far more interesting campaign, albeit predictable
Honestly it shouldve been an update to make colonies a more viable play
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Ailingoose6
Posted: June 11, 2015
I wil put my review this way, I never noticed a difference in play with it. Maybe if I played the U.S. a lot I would have, but honestly I did not even know I owned it until I looked at buying it.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Raistron
Posted: April 3, 2015
Not really worth it mostly because in the slowest mode without pausing you get about an 3 hours worth of gametime as the USA because it exists only near the end of the game USA Free 1776 game ends 1814-1815
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Nova Rinne
Posted: March 15, 2015
A nice Add-on to the game.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
G.Neps
Posted: December 21, 2014
It adds plenty of fun events and missions for the USA which makes for a pretty cool playthrough. If it goes on sale, buy for sure!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
straya
Posted: December 15, 2014
Doesn't have much more entertainment to the game but if you play as the U.S a lot might be worth buying.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
[TAG]Alblaka
Posted: October 6, 2014
Be advised that this DLC is NOT compatible with the Conquest of Paradise Expansion, which makes this a pretty pointless buy.
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metime00
Posted: October 3, 2014
Used to be an alright dlc, but was broken since the first expansion for EU4 came out. Not worth it!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 20
I wanna live the American Dream. 1776/1776 FREEDOM.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
105 of 142 people (74%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: October 6, 2014
Be advised that this DLC is NOT compatible with the Conquest of Paradise Expansion, which makes this a pretty pointless buy.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 17, 2015
Since US is so limited in timescale its content isnt great
However if your feeling particularly like a proud patriotic american then it does make the US a far more interesting campaign, albeit predictable
Honestly it shouldve been an update to make colonies a more viable play
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
67 of 105 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: October 3, 2014
Used to be an alright dlc, but was broken since the first expansion for EU4 came out. Not worth it!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: April 3, 2015
Not really worth it mostly because in the slowest mode without pausing you get about an 3 hours worth of gametime as the USA because it exists only near the end of the game USA Free 1776 game ends 1814-1815
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: December 15, 2014
Doesn't have much more entertainment to the game but if you play as the U.S a lot might be worth buying.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 6, 2015
Summary of this DLC

The DLC gives your game an exapnsion of the Thirteen Colonies, in which are able to revolt against the British and their rule, and to become a new nation: USA. In addition, more mechanics of the North America tribes (which aren't mentioned because of the point of this DLC) with a bumped-up manpower, and have the option to play as USA when you let the Thirteen Colonies set free from [your] rule.

Pros
It gives the game of Europa Universalis IV more interesting, and in some reviews, some mods are better with this expansion pack. The mechanis in the USA are altered than the USA without the American Dream DLC, and some of which are the events are harder to trigger, both effective and affective, and the manpower of USA is increased by .5%.
With the Workshop being included into Europa Universalis IV, the DLC is compatiable with any other DLC and vice versa, and the American Dream can be altered, both via worshop and via file editing, which is why in my opinion, is one of my favorite DLC Paradox released for Europa Universalis IV.

Cons
It only gives the event for USA to be released, and it can be improved along with the mechanics of USA itself, such as modifying the USA's strengths to be higher to some extent. Not only it has Over-Powered rebels, it also has quite too much of rebels trying to free USA to become independent.

Other than the Cons, this game is great.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 21, 2014
It adds plenty of fun events and missions for the USA which makes for a pretty cool playthrough. If it goes on sale, buy for sure!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
53 of 102 people (52%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: July 18, 2015
After being a long time fan of this series, I am dissapointed in the new direction they are taking with this product. The goal now, is to simply monetize every single aspect of this game, and make it unplayable unless you buy all the DLCs... This is unnaceptable Paradox.

For example, they patched the core 'vanilla' version of EU IV, to add a 'region development level' feature to the game. However, you cannot actually raise the development level of a region, unless you buy another dlc called "Common Sense"... Really!?! Why are you forcing this feature onto the vanilla version, if you need a dlc to fully play it? Pardon the pun, but it makes no sense.

Paradox is essentially going back, and making a game you bought in the past, unplayable. It's sad how how patches meant to fix bugs, and add positive features to a game, is now purposefully breaking it so you have to pay more money to fix it.

To quote Game of Thrones, SHAME!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: June 22, 2015
Good to mix with Extended timeline mod, alot of interesting events, though you can't make the american dream of McDonalds everywhere true in this DLC.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: September 29, 2015
Apart from being the inspiration for some... "interesting" songs, this DLC makse playing as the USA more fun. Even though, you'll never use it, it's still worth it for the unit models it adds.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 11, 2015
I wil put my review this way, I never noticed a difference in play with it. Maybe if I played the U.S. a lot I would have, but honestly I did not even know I owned it until I looked at buying it.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: November 26, 2015
♥♥♥♥♥♥ dlc. Sorry yanks.
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7 of 18 people (39%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 15, 2015
A nice Add-on to the game.
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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: June 19, 2015
Doesn't work properly anymore. Don't buy it. Bother Johan if you can.

"Not helpful." Alright, buy it, you dumb ♥♥♥♥s.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 17
10/10

Worth.
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3 of 11 people (27%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: March 20
When it comes crashing down, and it hurts inside,
ya' gotta take a stand, it don't help to hide,
Well, you hurt my friends, and you hurt my pride,
I gotta be a man; I can't let it slide,
I am a real American, Fight for the rights of every man,
I am a real American, fight for what's right, fight for your life!

I feel strong about right and wrong,
And I don't take trouble for very long,
I got something deep inside of me, and courage is the thing that keeps us free,
I am a real American, Fight for the rights of every man,
I am a real American, fight for what's right, fight for your life!

Well you hurt my friends, and you hurt my pride,
I gotta be a man; I can't let it slide,
I am a real American, Fight for the rights of every man,
I am a real American, fight for what's right, fight for your life!
I am a real American, Fight for the rights of every man,
I am a real American, fight for what's right, fight for your life!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Recommended
Posted: May 15
gud m9
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Recommended
Posted: May 25
When I try to load in all the native american tribes are still there I've tried multipale times and it's getting really annyoing thinking that I spent all this money for nothing
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny