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About Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack

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.

Founder Pack

If you snag the Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack, you'll get access to a ton of additional content!

Rights of Man 

The Rights of Man expansion adds greater depth and detail to many of the systems in-game. New decisions, better customisation, and added personality! 

This DLC includes:

The Great Powers will now have special diplomatic abilities. 

Added personalities and traits: the monarchs and military leaders will give your nation bonuses or assist in battle.

Queen can be generated by royal marriages, and they will also serve as regents whilst an underaged heir is on the throne.

Command more specific instructions to the subject nations about how to behave during war.

Fetishist nations can now choose from numerous cults and uncover new options as they wage war or build alliances.

Coptic nations will now preserve their faith through the control of holy sites and throughout the near east.

A new faction system is available for the Revolutionary Republics.

A new and unique government form is available for the Ottoman Empire.

The ability to abdicate, allowing building in subject states, and debasing currency for quick cash.

Art of War

In the Art of War DLC, the stakes will be higher, as it centred on the 30 Years War and the bubbling political instability between church and state. This expansion improves many gameplay mechanics of warfare!

This DLC adds:

The 30 Years War adds unique mechanics and events surrounding the religious conflict that ravaged Europe.

Napoleonic Era: join the fight against or for the revolution, and create an entirely new custom client countries on the map from your conquests.

Upgraded war: entire fleets can be upgraded with one easy click, and you can now mothball fleets to avoid paying the maintenance. 

Fleets will now be able to automatically transport armies.

Sortie from sieges and give objectives to your subjects and allies.

Turn your vessels into bulwarks against your foes, getting less tax but strengthening their defences.

Improved Diplomacy: you'll be able to sell surplus ships, fight for your subjects CB, declare war in support of rebel factions in other countries, and have additional peace options.

Quality of life: build entire armies with just one click and abandon cores you no longer wish to support!

New rebel mechanics.

Local autonomy on the province level.

New cardinal system for Catholics.

New reformation mechanics.

New look for the map.

Common Sense

This DLC — the fifth major expansion for Europa Universalis IV — focuses on diplomacy and the internal development of nations. 

This DLC adds:

New mechanics for Protestants and Buddhists.

Theocracies will now have Devotion based on how closely they adhere to their faith. Higher Devotion will increase prestige, papal influence, and tax income.

Theocracies can choose their successors from six different alternatives, such as an influential preacher of a noble's son.

There are over 15 new special actions that can be taken against subjects; this includes installing your own dynasty on the thrones of your vassals.

Added parliamentary rule for constitutional republics and monarchs and a special parliamentary government for England. 

Grant provinces a parliament seat and bribe them to vote on issues that benefit your nation.

You can grand the small nations of the Holy Roman Empire the status of Free City.

Nations now have a rank: from small Duchies to great Empires, and can climb as they grow in power.

Game Details

Release Date:
September 20, 2018
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
Features:
CrossPlatform Multiplayer
Steam Achievements

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Workshop

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows 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 recommended
  • 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

Mac OS Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:Mac OS X 10.6.8 or better
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • 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 X 10.6.8 or better
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • 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:Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • 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:Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • 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

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows 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 recommended
  • 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

Mac OS Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:Mac OS X 10.6.8 or better
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • 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 X 10.6.8 or better
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • 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:Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • 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:Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • 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

Critic Reviews

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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...
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...
78 / 100
"I have been annoyed by the sometimes extreme random factor."
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Just Right
15.05%
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70.97%
Unforgiving
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Don't Ragequit! 70.97%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Conquered It
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Completionist! 14.72%  of players have Conquered It

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Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack Review

Sam Jones
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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, Sounds from the Community Kairis Soundtrack II, Domination, and Lions of the North
Are you ready for a challenge? 15% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 81% of GameFAQs users said Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack is suitable for players aged 13 and above.
No, Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack is not currently playable on Steam Deck.

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows 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 recommended
  • 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

Mac OS Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS:Mac OS X 10.6.8 or better
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • 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 X 10.6.8 or better
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • 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:Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • 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:Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Processor:Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • 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
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 83 hours. 87% of users played Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack for over 80 hours.
Yes, Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack has broad critical consensus. 91% of critics on Metacritic recommend Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack. The Metascore is 87 out of 100.
Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack was released on September 20, 2018
Yes, Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack supports MacOS.
Yes, Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack supports Linux.
Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack is published by Paradox Interactive
Europa Universalis IV: Empire Founder Pack was developed by Paradox Development Studio

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