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.
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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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“"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

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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

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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
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[Virus] MMDRZW
4.1 hrs
Posted: September 21
In the name of GOD
This game is my fav game and i play it before i install it at steam upper than 100 hours :)
Very good but divine wind has crash & dont starting :(
I Want multi player ;(
Fix bugs with update plz !
tnx.
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fransisk4165
6.2 hrs
Posted: September 19
the file is broken, i cannot see the country icon.. why ?
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Smashimus Maximus
152.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
As far as I'm concerned, this is the best game ever - especially in this version with the first two additions to the game.

To a certain extent, it is comparable to the Total War games, if they only included the map mode, which would here be simplified to armies only being able to move from province to province and not within a province. However, you have a more complicated diplomacy and domestic policy to deal with.
Another thing that makes it different, and, for my taste, better than the Total War games, is the greater realism and historical accuracy - in this game you can't just conquer everything, and it remains challenging for the more than four centuries that its timespan covers.

The fact that the game never becomes "too easy" is what makes it so good: You know early on that you want to make the country as which you are playing as successful as possible and to that end, you have to position it so it can rise to the challenge while always remaining watchful for your rivals.

Some (minor) things which might make the game a little less enjoyable are the huge random factor in battles - one of the factors that determine a battle outcome to a sometimes massive extent is the game literally casting a dice, which might be a little frustrating sometimes, especially when your and your opponent's armies are roughly equal. Precisely this is also the next minor annoyance in the game: Armies are quite often equal, aside from their exact size, as you do not have a lot of options in structuring your military - which, while rather straightforward and easy to understand, is a bit disappointing, as the game's focus, while definitely present in diplomacy, trade, colonisation and policy, is still mainly conquest.

Also, and this has more to do with the store page than the game, I'm almost sure some of the screenshots are not from the version that is sold here, but from a version where one or both of the further DLCs (which are not included in the "complete" version) are installed.

All in all, a definite buy, as long as you are into (grand) strategy games, and don't need a game to be too action-laden.
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Comrade Dan
117.8 hrs
Posted: August 10
Although largely oudated by its successor, Europa Universalis 4, especially for those with a passion for grand strategy, Europa Universalis III remains a solid entry in the franchise. Great for those new to the grand strategy genre, ths game runs well on most machines and, with the expansions, looks great too. With over a hundred hours in ths game it remains one of my favourites of all time. Definitely worth picking up, especially if on sale as it can often be found for less than $10 during sales.
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Statesman
32.2 hrs
Posted: July 28
Literlly history class as a video game. 10/10
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ℒ𝒾ℓ.ℱℴ𝓍𝓎
118.9 hrs
Posted: July 25
successfully colonized Cuba as Hungary
10/10
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Sandking
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 17
Really tried to play this game but it keeps crashing after minutes.
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Anyhoo
264.6 hrs
Posted: July 14
Probably my favourite game of all time and the least complicated from Paradox. It's super easy for people to get into it, and it also looks good. And the good part is , it works even on ♥♥♥♥♥♥ computers.
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Cole
10.9 hrs
Posted: July 8
Let's you remove kebab without ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ off lefties

10/10
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CrazyGrandma
7.9 hrs
Posted: July 4
I do say i had High hopes, because i wanted to get into this game series. I have played 4 and 2. But this game oh no....It creates so much heart ache its stupid. You just can't do anything. Your men lose moral as all get out, your men will leave randomly and its just frustrating. If you like this series good for you, but this one is crap pay for 4 not 3.
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204 of 254 people (80%) found this review helpful
347 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2015
Misleading title: expected to be able to build an empire of pikemen and farmers on Jupiter's moon Europa but the game's setting is apparently stuck on Earth with no options for a 14th century space program because the Pope says it is heresy.

I would still recommend anyway if you're into petty earthly conflicts.
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92 of 105 people (88%) found this review helpful
85 people found this review funny
Recommended
83.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
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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83 of 93 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,852.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
First off, this game is very complex and takes some time to truly understand how it works. In the end I have to say it is one of my fav games of all time. Yes EU4 is out, I would recomend EU3 over EU4. I own both and 4 is great but its missing all the stuff thats in 3. This is one of the best strategy simulation games out there. If your into this I recomend this game.
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72 of 78 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2014
I know this applies to a very small population of Steam users, but for those of you who have Macs; don't buy this version. Europa Universalis 3 is amazing, but this version is far from being the "Complete" version. The App store sells the "Chronicles" version. "Chronicles" contains ALL of the expansions. If you want the full experience of Europa Universalis 3, buy "Chronicles" on the App store. Other than that I highly recommend EU3.
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103 of 127 people (81%) found this review helpful
55 people found this review funny
Recommended
290.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
Who needs a life when you can play this all day?
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74 of 91 people (81%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,138.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
I played this game a bit and that's definately the best grand strategy game ever.
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62 of 83 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
340.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
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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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
137.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Highly recommended game, absolutely worth the money, got it a couple of days ago and ive been playing it nonstop! dont be detered by the somewhat crappy tutorial, the game explains itself as you play (after a few restarts ;) ) the only bad points i can come up with are that at high game speed the pop ups can occasionally become somewhat overwhelming and you end up missing stuff, but this is to easily fixed by just playing at a lower speed anyway. i was extremely impressed by the sheer amount of different available starting nations, from Scotland to The Golden Horde (and everywhere inbetween) and also by the fact that you can pick your starting date to the exact day, of the exact year that you want, anywhere inbetween 1399 and 1820, with historical events that happened at that time irl, shaping the world in game, allowing you to reshape world history however you want. in addition to that the game includes an extremely indepth system of government, which you can tweak however you want, as long as you dont mind the instabily and revolts that may follow if you try to change your policies too rapidly, or you overtake a province not used to your tyrannical, ironfisted rule. I could go on but id much rather you just scrolled up and bought the game so you can experience it for yourself. What are you waiting for? The world isnt going to rule itself....
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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
314.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
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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29 of 36 people (81%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
113.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
I had fun once and then the Peasants War happened.
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