Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. The third expansion introduces so many new facets to Europa Universalis 3 that it’s now truly an embarrassment of riches. Those hardcore players who like to delve into the smallest of details will have a blast.
  2. New contents, a better artificial intelligence and a simpler interface. With these improvements Heir to the Throne consolidate Europe Universalis III's leadership in the genre.
  3. The plethora of improvements introduced in Heir to the Throne have made Europa Universalis 3 a more engaging and user-friendly experience.
  4. It improves on a great formula, and the only areas it is lacking in are areas in which no other grand strategy game has ever excelled.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 50 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 8, 2011
    This was my first Paradox strategy game and wow, I'm absolutely hooked. I have never had as much fun with a recent strategy game than I am having with this one right now, nearly every aspect of the game-play is perfect and gives a really deep sense of involvement. The number of mods and the ease of ability to mod the game with helpful tutorials on the Paradox forums just further extend how awesome playing EU3 is. The only possible drawback is that I learned the game through Youtube tutorials, the in-game ones are lackluster and actually put me off from playing the game before HTTT. Full Review »
  2. Junuxx
    Jan 11, 2010
    Many interesting new concepts bring fresh life to the game. While my overall impression is good, and it provides fun and challenge, it seems that some of the balance and polish of the previous expansion have been lost. Hopefully this will be remedied in patches. Full Review »
  3. Jul 19, 2013
    Literally one of the best games I've ever played! I used to enjoy playing games such as Empire total war for its involvement in the Americas as this is a part of the world that interests me most but EU3 completely dwarfs it with its colonisation elements and its great depth in ruling options. I can see how people who aren't used to games like this would pass it off as boring at first because it takes a long time to get familiar with the controls, but if you stick with it you are guaranteed a great game! Full Review »