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Europa Universalis IV

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The fourth installment in the simulation and strategy series Europa Universalis, IV allows players to trade and negotiate like never before.
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About Europa Universalis IV

About this game

Developed and published by Paradox.

In the fourth entry to the beloved and award-winning Europa Universalis series, you'll experience how it feels to rule a nation throughout four centuries with a phenomenal amount of freedom, depth, and historical accuracy! Try your hand at this classic grand strategy title and rewrite history in Europa Universalis IV.

Historical Eras

Choose from any of the hundreds of nations available and begin your journey right before the Renaissance all the way to the Age of Revolutions. If you fancy starting anywhere else between those two periods, you can also choose where to begin!

Historical Moments

Throughout your reign, you'll get to experience hundreds of dynamic historical events! As a true ruler will, you'll live through both big and small moments — from troubling civil wars to world-changing events such as the Protestant Reformation!

Historic...ally Rich!

In Europa Universalis IV, you'll be in control of the flow of the trade in the land. Develop your trade power in the key provinces, and use ships and governmental policies to bring the wealth of the world to your own ports!

Unbreakable Allies

Choose where and who to build alliances with, cemented by royal marriages! Or drop diplomacy and allies and strike your enemies when they're down, take new lands, and become even more powerful!

Be Wise

Above all, a monarch must be a wise and good ruler... but not all of them meet the standards. Your nation will thrive and prosper under your rule if you do it right: experience rapid development under a skilled monarch or watch things move along painfully slowly when an incompetent heir takes over.

Research Is the Way Forward!

You'll have four hundred years of research ahead of you! Find new ways in war, administration, and trade, and through that, unlock new buildings and new ship types! It's all about knowing what to spend your time and money on.

Game Details

Release Date:
August 12, 2013
Developer:
Paradox Development Studio
Publisher:
Paradox Interactive
Rating:
ESRB rating of 13
PEGI rating of 12
USK rating of 6
Supported Languages:
English +
Steam Deck Support:
Unsupported
Franchise:
Europa Universalis

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows® 8.1 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2105 / AMD® FX 4300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 / AMD® Radeon™ HD 5850
  • Video Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:6 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: Windows® 10 Home 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 3240 / AMD® FX 8120
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti
  • Video Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:6 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

Mac OS Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:Mac OS Sierra 10.12 or better
  • Processor:Intel® Core 2 or equivalent
  • Memory:4 GB RAM
  • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Recommended:

  • OS:Mac OS Sierra 10.12 or better
  • Processor:Intel® Core 2 or equivalent
  • Memory:8 GB RAM
  • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Linux Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:18.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2105 / AMD® FX 4300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 / AMD® Radeon™ HD 5850
  • Video Memory: 1 GB RAMIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Recommended:

  • OS:18.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 3240 / AMD® FX 8120
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti
  • Video Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows® 8.1 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2105 / AMD® FX 4300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 / AMD® Radeon™ HD 5850
  • Video Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:6 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: Windows® 10 Home 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 3240 / AMD® FX 8120
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti
  • Video Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:6 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

Mac OS Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:Mac OS Sierra 10.12 or better
  • Processor:Intel® Core 2 or equivalent
  • Memory:4 GB RAM
  • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Recommended:

  • OS:Mac OS Sierra 10.12 or better
  • Processor:Intel® Core 2 or equivalent
  • Memory:8 GB RAM
  • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Linux Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:18.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2105 / AMD® FX 4300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 / AMD® Radeon™ HD 5850
  • Video Memory: 1 GB RAMIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Recommended:

  • OS:18.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 3240 / AMD® FX 8120
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti
  • Video Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Critic Reviews

87

Edge Magazine

70 / 100
"Europa Universalis IV is the game you graduate to when you’re tired of Civilization. That’s ultimately also why all those numbers are there, beneath the surface: because you...

IncGamers

80 / 100
"Like Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis IV retains the depth and complexity of its forebears while offering newcomers a way into the absorbing strategic shenanigans of...

GameStar

78 / 100
"I have been annoyed by the sometimes extreme random factor."
Reviews provided by MetaCritic

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86.96% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

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Easy
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Just Right
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Tough
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Unforgiving
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Don't Ragequit! 71.07%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Tried It
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Played It
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Completionist! 14.63%  of players have Conquered It

Europa Universalis IV User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 9 ratings
80% of users would recommend this.
4.2

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Fanatical User
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EPIC game It's a great game with a AI for the whole world so that you enjoy your own country development through the centuries P.S. I wait/hope to officially recognize at the ironman mode the extended timeline mod.
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Recommended

Ballsack
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Great game. Lots of content and lots of modding capacity aswell.
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Not Recommended

Fanatical User
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Has some good replayability but the game really is just a map painter.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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One of the best grand strategy games out there
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Europa Universalis IV Review

Sam Jones
Staff Review
A strategic empire-building sim, Europa Universalis is a triumph for fans of the genre. Building a successful empire gives the player a real sense of achievement that other strategy games should aspire to recreate. Packed with familiar faces throughout history, it even has a tense cross-platform multiplayer mode which enables players to conquer their friends for the ultimate bragging rights.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Empire Founder Pack
Available DLCs for Europa Universalis IV include King of Kings, Domination, Lions of the North, and Sounds from the Community - Kairi Soundtrack Part III
Are you ready for a challenge? 15% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 81% of GameFAQs users said Europa Universalis IV is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, Europa Universalis IV is suitable for players aged 13 and above.
No, Europa Universalis IV is not currently playable on Steam Deck.

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows® 8.1 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2105 / AMD® FX 4300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 / AMD® Radeon™ HD 5850
  • Video Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:6 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: Windows® 10 Home 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 3240 / AMD® FX 8120
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti
  • Video Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:6 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

Mac OS Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:Mac OS Sierra 10.12 or better
  • Processor:Intel® Core 2 or equivalent
  • Memory:4 GB RAM
  • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Recommended:

  • OS:Mac OS Sierra 10.12 or better
  • Processor:Intel® Core 2 or equivalent
  • Memory:8 GB RAM
  • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Linux Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:18.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2105 / AMD® FX 4300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 460 / AMD® Radeon™ HD 5850
  • Video Memory: 1 GB RAMIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Recommended:

  • OS:18.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 3240 / AMD® FX 8120
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti
  • Video Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
  • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional:GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 83 hours. 87% of users played Europa Universalis IV for over 80 hours.
Yes, Europa Universalis IV has broad critical consensus. 91% of critics on Metacritic recommend Europa Universalis IV. The Metascore is 87 out of 100.
80% of Fanatical users recommend Europa Universalis IV. The average review score is 4.2/5
Yes, 80% of Fanatical users and 91% of critics on Metacritic recommend Europa Universalis IV.
Europa Universalis IV was released on August 12, 2013
Yes, Europa Universalis IV supports MacOS.
Yes, Europa Universalis IV supports Linux.
Europa Universalis IV is published by Paradox Interactive
Europa Universalis IV was developed by Paradox Development Studio
Fanatical users tagged Europa Universalis IV as Grand Strategy, Strategy, Simulation, and Sandbox
Fanatical users tagged Europa Universalis IV as Historical, Alternate History, Diplomacy, and Military
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Europa Universalis IV as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Europa Universalis IV as having Multiplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Europa Universalis IV as Grand Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Europa Universalis IV as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Europa Universalis IV as Simulation

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