Europa Universalis III Complete includes the original Europa Universalis III as well as the expansions In Nomine and Napoleons Ambition Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy.
User reviews: Very Positive (886 reviews) - 88% of the 886 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 23, 2007

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Includes 12 items: Europa Universalis III Complete, Europa Universalis III Music of the World, Europa Universalis III: Absolutism SpritePack, Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind, Europa Universalis III: Eastern - AD 1400 Spritepack, Europa Universalis III: Enlightenment SpritePack, Europa Universalis III: Heir to the Throne, Europa Universalis III: Medieval SpritePack, Europa Universalis III: Reformation SpritePack, Europa Universalis III: Revolution II Unit Pack, Europa Universalis III: Revolution SpritePack, Europa Universalis III: Western - AD 1400 Spritepack


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"Hardcore historical strategy geeks, this game is for you. Be warned, though: this game does not do any hand-holding."
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“"If sweeping strategy games with multiple layers of complex decisions have turned you off before, this is the perfect opportunity to find out what enthusiasts love about them."”
8.7 – Gamespot

About This Game

Europa Universalis III Complete includes the original Europa Universalis III as well as the expansions In Nomine and Napoleons Ambition
Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy. This epic strategy game lets players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire. Unparalleled in its depth and historical accuracy, Europa Universalis III gives the player unprecedented freedom in how they choose to rule their nation from an impressive choice of over 250 historically accurate countries.
  • Players can enjoy over 300 years of game play by starting at ANY date between 1453 and 1820.
  • Nation building is flexible: decide your own form of government, the structure of your society, trade politics and much more. The possibilities are endless.
  • The great people and personalities of the past are on hand to support you. Take history in your hands and call personalities like Sir Isaac Newton, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or René Descartes to your court.
  • A lush topographic map in full 3D allows for a rich and complete world view, and contains more than 1700 provinces and sea zones.
  • Lead any one of more than 250 countries that originally existed during the game's extensive time span.
  • Have more than a thousand historical leaders and over 4000 historical Monarchs at your disposal.
  • Manage more than 100 individual unit troops to secure as much power as possible.
  • Co-operative multiplayer mode allows several players to work together to control a single nation.
  • Customize your game: Europa Universalis III gives you the chance to customizeand mod practically anything your heart may desire. Join the constantly growing and incredibly talented Paradox modding community!
In Nomine includes the following features:
  • New Missions Countries will now have specific missions tied to actual historical events which players may complete for bonuses. Players are not required to complete these missions; however, these features will give players who want defined goals a more structured path.
  • New Decision System World leaders will now have a better overview of the decisions needed to shape the future of their country. They will also have expanded control over the future of their countries on both the provincial and national level.
  • Rebels with a Cause Rebels with specific goals and abilities will rise to challenge players every step of the way. These 'rebels with a cause' will all have their own unique grievances and can be negotiated with or completely eradicated, at the player's discretion.
  • Religious Tolerance Religious tolerance now depends on the ideas and decisions taken by world leaders, adding a new layer of strategy. Political and religious dissidents can be handled in a number of effective ways, from excommunicating wayward rulers to organizing crusades.
Features included in Napoleon's Ambition:
  • Expanded Timeline The expanded timeline includes new content such as new leaders, rulers, advisor wars, countries and national ideas as well as dozens of new units for more tactical choices.
  • Historical Options With hundreds of new events, players will be able to see their rulers, leaders and advisors appear on accurate historical dates.
  • Improved Interface The new trading mode for the map displays all goods that will be produced in each respective province, including the value of the goods. This means the ledger will have more pages, including information about colonies and leaders.
  • Enhanced Trading System The new trading system will let players to automatically send merchants to specific trading centers. Players can choose the trading centers they most want to focus on, and the game will automatically take care of the necessary trading actions. This system also includes a new rule for overseas trade where players will have to use war or diplomacy to give merchants access markets.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows® 2000 (with Service pack 1 or higher) or Windows® XP (Home/Professional/Media Edition) with Service Pack 2, or later Windows versions.
    • Processor: 1.9GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 512MB RAM (1.0GB RAM is highly recommended)
    • Graphics: 128MB Video Card with Hardware T&L and support for Pixelshader 2.0 or better
    • DirectX Version: DirectX9.0c
    • Hard Drive: At least 1GB of free hard drive space to accommodate game files and saved games. This does not include any space used by the Windows® swap file.
    • Sound: DirectX7 compatible sound card
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel or PPC G5
    • Memory: 64 MB VRAM, 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 700 MB hard disk space
    • Video Card: GeForce 5200, Radeon 9600 or GMA950
    • Internet: Broadband connection for Internet play
    • Registration: Internet connection for registration
Helpful customer reviews
52 of 58 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
83.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
I want to create a nation of peace and prosperity but some ♥♥♥♥♥♥ declares war on me, I destroy them, my infamy goes up. Another ♥♥♥♥♥♥ declares war on me, I destroy them too and my infamy goes up. Then another ♥♥♥♥♥♥ warns me not to go on any wars because my infamy is too high, then attacks me, I destroy them and my infamy goes up. And again and again.

I felt like the silent kid that sits at the back of the class and gets bullied all the time and when he finally gets fed up with the bullies he rips the balls of the bully and feeds them to the dogs of the neighborhood.

♥♥♥♥ you France, ♥♥♥♥ you Hungary, ♥♥♥♥ you Castille, ♥♥♥♥ you England and most importantly ♥♥♥♥ you Austria for declaring war on me even though I ♥♥♥♥ed the ♥♥♥♥ out of your country couple of times and still going on to the war with me with your last two remaining provinces.

Still the one of the best games in the grand strategy genre and this was only my last playthrough with Mecklenburg, I thinkhave 400 hours more in this game just not on Steam. I enjoyed very good campaigns with Mecklenburg (3 times after counting this last game) Utrecht, Milan, Denmark, Bradenburg, Luxembourg and Sweden.

I haven't played EU IV yet, but III is very good nonetheless.

P.S. Although they seem like an underdog, Mecklenburg is ♥♥♥♥ing great to play and the easiest nation to form German Nation.

P.S. France is too OP.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
340.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Was a great game in its time, but occasionally a game will come out that just renders your old flame completely obsolete. Europa Universalis IV does that in a big way to EUIII, so while I am giving this the thumbs up on the basis that it was a solid game for its time, there is basically no reason to choose EUIII over EUIV.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
279.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
I really really like this game. Granted, I have no idea how to do 90% of the things you can do. I just like screwing over countries like france.
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71 of 123 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Picked Russia
Expand country
Remove all kebab
Remove all kebab culture
Mission complete
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
310.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17

Does it make sense that you're losing money monthly but not yearly?
Europa Universalis 3 says so
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