Europa Universalis IV: Digital Extreme Edition
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
The Digital Extreme Edition includes the following:
STAR AND CRESCENT:
50 new Muslim themed event pictures, as well as several new events for the Muslim nations
HORSEMEN OF THE CRESCENT UNIT PACK:
12 unique cavalry modes for the Ottoman, Mamluk, and Persian nations. This enhances the visual experience of EUIV.
CONQUEST OF CONSTANTINOPLE MUSIC PACK:
3 tracks containing 10 minutes of new music masterly composed by Andreas Waldetoft
Fulfill your quest for global domination!
Paradox Development Studio is back with the fourth installment of the game that defined the Grand Strategy Genre. Europa Universalis IV gives you control of a nation to guide through the years in order to create a dominant global empire. Rule your nation through the centuries, with unparalleled freedom, depth and historical accuracy.
True exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy will be brought to life in this epic title rife with rich strategic and tactical depth.
Make your own decisions:
Nation building is flexible. Decide your own form of government, the structure of your society, trade politics and more. The possibilities are endless
Use your Monarch Power:
Experience the new system of monarch power where your choices are influenced by the caliber of the man you have at the top. Do you have a warrior King? Then it is time to make war
Experience history come to life:
The great people and personalities of the past are on hand to support you. Thousands of historical events guide you, creating a unique atmosphere depending on the country you play
The world is now your playground:
Players can enjoy over 300 years of gameplay with a lush topographic map in full 3D. Lead any one of more than 250 countries that originally existed during the game’s extensive time span
Experience the all new trade system:
The trade system adds a new dimension to the great trade empires of the period. Seize control of key ports to expand your trade, support it with your powerful fleet and the wealth of the world will flow to you
Bring out your diplomatic skills:
Deeper diplomatic gameplay with coalitions, threats, fleet basing rights and detailed support for rebels. Featuring a new unilateral opinion system that, for example, allows a country to dislike you while you remain neutral towards them
Engage in Multiplayer:
Battle against your friends or try the co-operative multiplayer mode that allows several players to work together to control a single nation with up to 32 players. Featuring hotjoin, improved chat, new matchmaking servers and support for a standalone servers
Create your own history & customize your game:
Europa Universalis IV gives you the chance to customize and mod practically anything your heart may desire
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Another Great Entry in Paradox's Grand Strategy Game CollectionFireLionX | Nov. 28, 2013 | See all FireLionX's reviews »
If you ever played any other of Paradox's Grand Strategy games, you will most likely enjoy EUIV.
The Europa Universalis series is renowned for allowing the player to take control of a country between 11th of November 1444 A,D, to the 2nd of January 1821 A.D. and decide its fate.
EUIV combines elements of RTS gaming, where you get to control the speed and pause the game at your whim, with all of the characteristics of 4X strategy games. War, exploration, research, diplomacy and maybe even a little intrigue and economy all play an important role into how your country is going to withstand the test of time as you colonize, murder and diplomatically subdue your opponents to conquer the world.
With thousands of events, tens of different countries (the number of which will change depending on your start date and other factors) and millions of possible combinations, EUIV allows player to experience something different every single playthrough.
There are, however, issues with EUIV, such as countless bugs and a really buggy multiplayer, despite Paradox's improvements to the engine. Furthermore, prepare for ridiculous amounts of DLC which will continuously add new content and make you regret having to buy food to survive.
If you pay a little extra on the side, you get a CK2 to EUIV converter, allowing you to export your favourite kingdom from CK2 to EUIV and continue its legacy. The game is also surprisingly simple to mod and change at whim, giving it an absurd amount of replayability. If you're the kind of person to enjoy long, sometimes very difficult, strategy games, where there is no end goal other than surviving, this game is for you.
Best grand strategy game, now betterHolyGigi | Aug. 15, 2013 | See all HolyGigi's reviews »
Let's be honest here, there is only one reason why a grand strategy gamer won't play this: he is enjoying Crusader Kings 2 too much. But, on the other side, you can just import your kingdom and play it this new game, opening up a huge new world.
In EU4, you get to to control the destiny of a country and play with it in a sandbox. You want to play France and conquer Germany? You can. You want to play Poland and become a colonial power? Its gonna be hard, but you can. You want to be the Ottoman sultan and colonize the North America? Post a screenshot, that's gonna be awesome :)
The graphics have been improved since EU3, the sound is just as amazing as we've come to expect from Paradox and across the board the game has been improved.
Gave it a 99/100 since it still has some small bugs -nothing game braking