Take up the reigns of your country, guide domestic and foreign policy, navigate thousands of historical events, engage in various struggles and lead your country to prosperity – all in the name of glory! For the Glory offers full historical immersion, with a completely new indepth experience with over 10000 historically accurate events.
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Release Date: Nov 11, 2009

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Take up the reigns of your country, guide domestic and foreign policy, navigate thousands of historical events, engage in various struggles and lead your country to prosperity – all in the name of glory! For the Glory offers full historical immersion, with a completely new indepth experience with over 10000 historically accurate events. Take charge of the mighty Habsburg Empire, the aggressive Swedish state, or the seafaring Portuguese. Build up your empire through trade, diplomacy, colonialism and war. Interact with real historical events and persons to determine what path your nation will take. Nothing is written in stone, and while a wise leader may choose to follow the path of history, you may also take advantage of opportunities for change.

  • You can play as over 180 countries, on a map covering the entire world
  • Era spanning 1419-1819
  • Experience unparalleled historical immersion with over 10000 historical events
  • Unparalleled mod-ability: unlimited timeframe and up to 1000 counties
  • Improved and modernised interface
  • Adapt your playing style

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000 / XP/ Vista
    • Processor: Pentium II 266 MHz
    • Memory: 256 Mb RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB free hard drive space
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 2 Mb Video Card DirectX Compatible
    • Sound: DirectX compatible Sound Card
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100 of 104 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
You have in front of you the final update and ultimate achievement of the Europa Universalis I/II formula.

You see, when in 2007 EU3 came out, it was... bad. I mean, REALLY bad. It was broken. Featureless. A big step back from EU2, that came out in 2001. The first big expansion of EU3 came out THREE MONTHS later. And even after another one in 2008 (when the game was repackaged under the "EU3 Complete" name) it was a disappointing game, coming after the historical flavour of EU2.

So in 2009, 8 years after EU2, the team behind the AGCEEP mod for EU2 released this "sidequel" to EU2: it had widescreen resolution, it had 10,000 historical events, it had major tweaks to the rules and the AI, it had a better, more streamlined UI, it had better mod support. It was, in that particular context, the "real" EU3 (more like a EU2.5).

So, it's a great grand strategy game. But.


But in 2010, EU3 saw the release of another TWO expansions, and the game became good at first, and excellent after the last one (now it was repackaged again under the "EU3 Chronicles" monicker). Yes, the historical flavour was still lacking compared to For The Glory, but in every other aspect, it was now a superior game.

So I still recommend For The Glory in 2014, when even Europa Universalis IV exists? Yes, even just for a trip into history of strategy gaming. If you want to try Europa UNiversalis I or II, skip those and get For The Glory instead.

(UPDATED NOTE: The last patch is actually from the 29 December 2013: link http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/ftg-1-3-beta-patch-unified-thread.670289/#post-16633623

ORIGINAL NOTE: last patch is a 1.3 beta "23 February", available only in the Paradox Plaza; the last AGCEEP release it's the 1.59b4 with a hotfix. Both aren't included in the Steam release)
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54 of 60 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
168.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2012
For The Glory A Europa Universalis Game is a very aptly named game. It is, essentially, a collection of advances made in the Europa Universalis II modding scene bundled together and sold as a full game. And while For The Glory is a great experience it is also an experience you can get from playing regular Europa Universalis II and installing a bunch of mods.

From the standpoint of an un-modded Europa Universalis II all the advances in For The Glory will look tremendous. A massive increase in the number of events you will receive, both as a historical player or as someone that thinks the Reconquista should be going in reverse. The AI is smarter, focusing it's forces much better, new map modes makes conquests much easier to plan and a ton of general balance changes makes everything feel sharper and better. Even graphically there is some improvements.

One place it goes backwards however is in the multi-player department however as without Valkyrie-Net it is horribly unstable and neigh unplayable.

As much as For The Glory advances the regular Europa Universalis II game it does very little to advance the modded gameplay. If you have the choice between buying this or Europa Universalis II then I'd recommend getting this every time. If you already own Europa Universalis II however then there is absolutely no reason you need to own this.
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44 of 49 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
This is an updated version of Europa Universalis 2, and is unfortunately not in serious development any more. The most recent beta patch is from December 31st, 2013. While this is an update to the predecessor game to EU3/EU4, they are quite dissimilar. Paradox had a distinct vision when creating EU2 compared to EU3/EU4. A lot of time was spent on trying to model historic events in EU2(FTG) and this is enhanced with the included AGC-EEP mod. While EU3/EU4 are designed from the ground up to be mostly dynamic, FTG has a lot of reliability built into what will generally happen. Specific events that mirror history will pop up and a lot of times history will repeat itself. That is not to say that the game is not dynamic and that everything happens the same way, as the AI has some freedom of choice and the player is limited only by their own skill. However, if you play as Russia, be prepared to face the Time of Troubles, as a German a radical Reformation, as an indigenous American tribe a lot of technological disparity, etc. While the engine does not have anywhere near the polish of later EU games, it is fun and has a separate appeal of its own.
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21 of 21 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
This game, this series, is a lot to take in. Grand strategy games can be a ton of fun, but you have to be willing to put in the time to learn how to play the game before you can truly enjoy the game. Europa Universalis basically allows you to reshape history, starting from somewhere in the 1400's up to the early 1800's (Although mods can make it so you can go on indefinately). My first game I tried to take over the world starting as England. I ended up getting conqured by France and whoever that is at the northern border of England at the time within a few years. And that's how learning in this game works. You're gonna get a basic tutorial, to give you the general gist of how to do things so you're not going in completely blind, and then you've got to go in and get your ♥♥♥ handed to you learning. I spent four games trying to figure out what to do when you're at war(♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ portugul, taking the land for my work...) and how to annex or gain land. The game can provide alot of fun for those who have the apptitude to learn, adapt and conquer. I'd say this is one of the good Paradox titles to try out if you're looking to get into the Grand Strategy genre, mainly cause it's the cheapest in the main series of thier games. But despite it's age, it's still a really good game. So if you're looking for a good, deep strategy game, and you've got the time and patience to learn, this is a game you should consider.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
155.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2015
This is an extremely old remastered game but it serves as the base of what made the Europa Universalis franchise.

  • The Music
  • The Sounds
  • Better colonial system
  • Nice Graphics
  • Mod selection
  • Theme selection
  • Fantisia
  • OP Rebels
  • Harder to mod than its successors
  • Lack of a large community
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
For those megalomaniacs who love Grand Strategy games and want to change to try out some 15th-18th century alternative history; this game just can't be beat.

PLVS VLTRA mod comes highly recommended - comes with a whole new world map, with 3x the amount of provinces, and includes the AGCEEP mod too - which gives you quite literaly - 10,000 or so historical events covering this time-period. Serious amount of replayability here.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
51.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
maybe the best europa universalis, surely that is for who wants a really historic game
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
An amazing strategy game. Not as complex as the newer Europa Universalis games but still very deep and fun. I totally recommend this game to any paradox fan.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2015
This is a good game if you played and enjoyed Europa Universalis I & II as it is an improved version of it.

Lots of nations to choose from, from every corner of the world.
Historical accurate events for the major nations that will give you a feel of the nation history.
Different scenarios influenced by major periods of European history

Outdated graphics (But I still think they are quite ok for the gamer focused on grand strategy)
Gamers not experienced on Paradox Games will have much to learn.

In conclusion, if you love history or grand strategy games this is a good game to get

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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
This is the best version of the oldschool event-heavy history europa universalis games. PLay with AGCEEP enabled and enjoy history (and alas also a bad UI). It's better than EU3 or EU4 because it's got more history in it but worse because eu2 is very dated. THat's it.
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8.8 hrs
Posted: September 5
one of my favorite games that i keep forgetting about for some reason
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31.5 hrs
Posted: August 30
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77.1 hrs
Posted: April 27
Crashes a lot for no reason.
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67.7 hrs
Posted: March 29
I loved EU2 and this game is an improvement on that.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: January 13
Unless you have a rig that can't handle EUIV, then don't go back to this game unless you have nostalgia. Works as Darkest Hour (Hears of Iron 2) does with HoI3.
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83.0 hrs
Posted: November 1, 2015
Hours of learning and grand strategy fun. Recommended for all hardcore strategy fans.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: October 3, 2015
I got hooked on EU II back in 2002 and played it almost constantly until the release of For the Glory. so I bought it... twice :D This is Europa Universalis II as it was supposed to be. Well, except for one thing: the promised new map that was never made. Fortunately, that can be easily fixed, as there are 2 or 3 community-made map mods and several mods for either vanilla or modded maps, and that makes For the Glory the EUII as it was supposed to be. So, don't get me wrong, even without the new map this is the game worth recommending and worth playing, no matter what. This is a game that will grab you and hold you for a long time, and if you get involved in modding (as I have) that hold will only get stronger and longer lasting.
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