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