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User reviews: Mostly Positive (24 reviews) - 75% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 29, 2014

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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

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About This Content

Wealth of Nations is the second expansion for the critically praised strategy game Europa Universalis IV, focusing on trade and how to make the wealth of the world flow into your coffers.

The expansion allows you to create trade conflicts in secret, steal from your competitors with the use of privateers, use peace treaties to gain trade power and create a new trade capital to strengthen your grasp over trade.
The age of exploration is brought to life in this epic game of trade, diplomacy, warfare and exploration by Paradox Development Studio, the Masters of Strategy. Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to rule an empire that lasts through the ages.

Main features:
Use covert diplomatic action to create trade conflicts: Bring out your negotiating skills and explore new diplomatic ways to justify and force trade conflicts against your competition
Steal from your competitors with the use of privateers: Dare to hire privateers that will steal trade from your competitors by leaching trade into a pirate nation. But if you do, know that this will increase the risk of war since your competitors will have a just cause for war.
Create a new trade capital & strengthen your trade: Designate a specific port as your main trade capital, separately from your country’s capital, in a coastal province within the same continent.
Improved trading in inland nodes: Merchants placed in inland trade nodes gets increased bonus in proportion to your country’s trade efficiency and will increase your possibilities to trade in faraway inland trade nodes.
Establish East India Companies: Strengthen your trade network and reach faraway lands by establishing East India Companies.
Launch massive projects to build the Suez, Kiel or Panama Canals to create new sea routs across the oceans.
Pick which personal diety to follow when playing as a hindu ruler.

System Requirements

    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 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
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 27, 2015
If this is on sale, I recommend it. It allows you to control your home trade node better with the new trade capital, and the privateer missions and force trade power can be useful. Not worth the $9.99, but still is a good expansion.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 1
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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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Posted: September 29, 2015
MONEY!!! TRADE!!! MONEY!!! SHIPS!!! MONEY!!! VENICE!!! MONEY!!! GENOA!!! MONEY!!! Oh, yeah... Did I mention it involves money?
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53 of 58 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Posted: February 7, 2015
Pretty much an essential to any player seeking to play a very economic game. It adds piracy, piety-like mechanics for the Reformed faith (which absolutely sucked before this expansion). If you want to build a merchant empire from an OPM, this is the expansion for you.

Side effects: Makes the Hanseatic Union (Hansa) complitely overpowered in the early game due to their massive trade income and the ability to pay for level 2 advisors as a result.
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97 of 138 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Posted: May 8, 2015
This should have been a free patch.
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