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Europa Universalis IV Digital Extreme Edition [Online Game Code]

by Paradox Interactive
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews) 87 / 100

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Edition: Extreme
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Extreme
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  • ASIN: B00D6K41VA
  • Release Date: August 13, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Extreme

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.

Main Features:

  • 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


Digital Extreme Edition

  • 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 new minutes of music masterly composed by Andreas Waldetoft



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System Requirements
  Minimum Specifications:
OS: Win 7, Vista and XP
Processor: Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz eller AMD 3500+
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 2 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon X1900, 512mb video memory required.
Additional Info: DirectX 9.0c

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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comparing EU4 to EU3 - Overall A Significant Improvement September 6, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Extreme
Paradox has a reputation for releasing games with significant defects that are not fixed until later patching, so I wasn't sure if it made sense to start playing EU4 so early after release. However with around 25 hours of gameplay I haven't had to deal with any significant bugs.

The gameplay is at least as balanced as in EU3, probably more balanced. Only the prestige system seemed to me to need noticeably reworking as it was far too easy to keep/maintain high levels of prestige. Congratulations to paradox for releasing a game with dozens of leveling-up systems to have almost all of them working well.

The most noticeable change from EU3 is the technology system. I find the "monarch points" system used significantly improves on the system used in EU3. You can not directly adjust the resources you want to put into them as in EU3, instead you accumulate a certain amount of monarch points a month, determined primarily by the attributes of your monarch (luck) and, to a lesser extent, your advisers.

However executing many decisions also requires use of these common monarch points. Reducing war exhaustion, for example, will slow down technological growth. (Stability is increased through use of monarch points, not through passage of time alone, as in EU3.) Incorporating territories won after war will slow down technological growth, building large numbers of structures in the mid-late game will slow down technological growth. Having too many alliances, or too many generals, can slow down technological growth, and so on.

In EU3 how exactly expansion impaired technology growth required understanding a rather complex and obtuse algorithm that was not readily accessible to players in the game, in EU4 however the relationship is simple, direct, easy to understand.
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic! Heaven for a Geopolitics Junky! August 15, 2013
By Terry W
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Extreme
*Stunning Graphics
*Infinite re-playability
*Strategy over Tactics, Geopolitics over Battlefields
*Choose ANY nation on the planet
*400 years of History
*Dynamic, and Realistic events, progression, and AI
...Amazing! :)

First of all, considering I've spent most of the last several days since launch either playing EUIV or thinking about EUIV, and how its THE game I've always been looking for in a grand strategy game, it saddens me that the first two reviews on here knock EUIV for technical delivery issues that have nothing to do with the game, nor have I experienced... Anyways!

I'm traditionally a Total War fanatic, and yes I'm counting the seconds until TW:Rome2 like any other, however as much as I like a good tactical battle in its swords, screams, and glory, what I've always loved most about Total War and Civilization games is the gameplay on the macro level, the geopolitics between nations etc, and this game focuses exclusively on that. Yes there's war a plenty, and its fun, dynamic and realistic, but you don't have to focus on the tactical of battles, you have military people for that, you focus on everything else which is more than enough.

In addition to the huge timescape, from the 1400's to the 1800's, the graphics are stunning, the politics, economics, warfare, everything its so dynamic so realistic, it feels so like your taking charge of a real country during the time period.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Paradox Title, ridiculous game value August 20, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download|Edition:Extreme
I reluctantly pre-ordered this game due to Paradox Interactive's (PI) tendency to release bug-ridden games. But this is not the case as this is the most polished, enthralling PI game I've played from the get-go.

In EUIII did you ever hate placing individual merchants/bureaucrats/colonists? Did you find technologies to be too abstract and tedious? Did you ever hate, when playing Russia, the Cherokee DOWd you due to your infamy?

EUIV repairs so many of the weird quirks of EUIII, makes it much more approachable and engaging all the way to the end-game. The graphics are beautiful, the new diplomacy system is balanced, the trade system is much more logical, warfare is much less annoying (no more endless ping-pong rebel armies), etc. Overall the game is just more immersive from the start even for newcomers.

Countries are kept in check from becoming behemoth empires due to the same mechanics from EUIII (warnings, guarantees, alliances), but EUIV introduces coalitions against a country, which is a great way of uniting the small nations of Europe to contain blobs. If you are successful expect to see coalitions formed against you, which will make your goal to conquer the world much much more interesting and challenging.

Only downsides I would include are the occasional (expected) bugs, which are relatively minor as I said. Also, outside of Europe countries are a bit more streamlined - but expect plenty of expansions and DLC in coming years.

This game will become much better with time (and mods). The community is awesome and you can always count on strangers to help you out with strategical advice. Few games out there have such endless replayability. A+
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1.0 out of 5 stars Game of Spreadsheets
I am a longtime strategy player and was really looking forward to playing this game, so I'm saddened to have to write this review. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Outgrabe
5.0 out of 5 stars Just My Humble Opinion
I mean come on... If you are here reading this review and you have any idea what Paradox Interactive has done in the past you would've just bought it already. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very in-depth strategy game. I can understand if there ...
Very in-depth strategy game. I can understand if there are negative reviews about is being slow, but I believe this is more realistic and it promotes use of methods other than... Read more
Published 1 month ago by steven schnuelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly deep, great support from Developers
I read good things about the EU series in the past (and Paradox games in general) but never took the plunge. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nick A
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Game ever played.
This game is for people who are very smart. Very challenging without cheat codes. I love it because it is very history based, even the crimean crisis ( UKRAINE) is updated in... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A few bugs but overall amazing
One or 2 bugs causing the HUD to disappear but in 40 hours of playing, It's only happened twice. I love this game more than CK2.
Published 4 months ago by Dylan Anderson
1.0 out of 5 stars Steam...why???
Too bad I can't give this a ZERO.

Since EUIV is only available through steam I won't be making a purchase. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Soren Swigart
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Game other than Civ5!
I've heard this game from my classmate, and I purchased it and find it really great!
p.s. Some AMD graphics card users need to manually set the graphics card for this game.
Published 5 months ago by Luke.Lazurite
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Work
First time buying off of amazon, I'm surprised at how well it works. There was no hassle and I got what I wanted.
Published 5 months ago by Zach
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun
This game has a huge learning curve but after you get over it it is one of the funnest games out there.
Published 5 months ago by spencer
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