Europa Universalis III: Heir to the Throne Image
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  • Summary: The historical strategy game features new content and features across the board including: Brand new Casus Belli system, where wars have specific goals from start to finish. Monarchs now belong to dynasties, with new influence on the diplomatic model. Increased Holy Roman Empire and PapacyThe historical strategy game features new content and features across the board including: Brand new Casus Belli system, where wars have specific goals from start to finish. Monarchs now belong to dynasties, with new influence on the diplomatic model. Increased Holy Roman Empire and Papacy options for more powerful ruling. New diplomatic options for Merchant Republics. Enhanced "Cultural Tradition" and recruitment of specific advisor types. [Paradox Interactive] Expand
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  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. 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.
  4. The plethora of improvements introduced in Heir to the Throne have made Europa Universalis 3 a more engaging and user-friendly experience.
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  1. Jul 19, 2013
    10
    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 AmericasLiterally 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! Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2010
    9
    I have been playing Europa Universalis ever since it was only a board game. Always found it one of the most enjoyable, even if very complexI have been playing Europa Universalis ever since it was only a board game. Always found it one of the most enjoyable, even if very complex and long, strategy game you can find out there. I think the various development teams have made a great job over the years, from the initial design to the refinement of the latest version. A great game in a great serie for sure. Collapse
  3. Mar 8, 2011
    9
    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 amThis 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. Expand
  4. Junuxx
    Jan 11, 2010
    8
    Many interesting new concepts bring fresh life to the game. While my overall impression is good, and it provides fun and challenge, it seems 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. Expand