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  • Summary: Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise is the first expansion for the critically praised empire building game Europa Universalis IV, focusing on exploration of the new world and the Native American nations.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 100
    Europa Universalis IV is the finest strategy game on the market. And it just got better.
  2. Mar 2, 2014
    85
    Conquest of Paradise is a solid, although somewhat narrowly-focused expansion.
  3. Apr 2, 2014
    85
    A bit light in content, this expansion concentrates on adding features that enhance gameplay in the New World. The new features make Native American nations more rewarding to play, and add an interesting possibility wherein the Europeans could be kicked off the continent.
  4. 75
    It’s a decent expansion, but the weak colonial nation AI brings it down – they are supposed to be able to start wars and stuff on their own, but I haven’t witnessed that much autonomy so far.
  5. Jan 30, 2014
    70
    Though the natives still feel underdeveloped and the colonies don’t really become interesting until they attempt to gain independence, Conquest of Paradise is still a welcome addition to Europa Universalis IV. It adds more than it takes away.
  6. Jan 27, 2014
    70
    Conquest of Paradise adds colonial and indigenous mechanics which undoubtedly improve the main game, but does it in a way that introduces a new problem or two.
  7. Feb 7, 2014
    67
    Conquest of Paradis isn't a bad DLC by any means, it's just a bit light, the new mechanics aren't entirely spot on and the historical plausibility of the colonial era remains debatable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Feb 16, 2014
    10
    this DLC adds more tribes in the American areas of the map and makes them playable to the players without getting destroyed when the Europeans make it over, I enjoyed what they added in this and ruled America as one of the smaller tribe thanks to Portugal. everyone who played the main game should give this a chance Expand
  2. Jan 24, 2014
    10
    I absolutely love this expansion. It is one of the best expansions ever released for EU III and IV. Well, colonial nations and native American nations could have been made more complex and interesting, but I hope that a future patch would improve on that. The random new world isn't absolutely perfect either, but it is an amazing and well made feature. It really adds a lot to the game. Good job, Paradox! Expand
  3. Feb 7, 2014
    7
    This expansion adds a randomized new world that changes every new game. There is also a free patch that gives you tribes to play with and some new trade notes.

    Personally I like the idea of the play with one randomized world because its a new world. Paradox Interactive has for the first time a randomized world and It looks great. But there are some minor problems with it.

    -Too big provinces
    -Every randomized world looks squarish.

    But there are many good things in this expansion.

    -Awesome randomized worlds.
    -Many cool unique tribes.
    -The 1.4 patch makes the game fun again because in the previous patch it was not.
    -Migration
    - Unique natives building that make you stronger against the western world.

    Overall I will give this expansion one 7 because the expansion is great and I know Paradox can do a better job at this. I hope to see them make more random worlds in their future games.
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  4. Feb 5, 2014
    5
    most disappointing release ever! i'm a fan of this game (1000+ hours gameplay) but the random new world map is very disappointing. i expected something at least better than the 2-decade-old "imperialism I & II" game which had a decent random map function. Expand
  5. Feb 19, 2014
    5
    For such exceptional game like EU IV was, was before patch 1.4, it's sad such "expansion" has been brought. I confirm for my experience that coalition lost their power, terrain advantages for defenders have been tweaked and the game overall got to be less simulation.

    Dear Paradox. Continue this direction and you fall into a pit of **** commercial world.
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  6. Jan 17, 2014
    4
    I liked many of the new things but if you pay 10 euro you expect more than this.
    1. Natives
    There is almost no difference and the South
    american natives are not effected by this DLC

    2.Random New World
    A fun idea but there some issues from my own experience it seems like the Missions (Colonize Brazil) etc does not work properly.
    It is very annoying when you have the same trade region names Brazil, California etc.
    It also seems that if you play Random New world every coast region in Brazil, Peru, Rio de plaza has Tropical environment witch makes colonization as slow as in Africa witch makes it very frustrating.

    Western Trade region i believe is a update and not part of the expansion but i like the idea but still it´s not fair if you are the only Colonization nation and you almost does not earn anything of the trade.

    Protectorate is a good idea but it´s needs more work,
    It does not seem worth it to have a Protectorate for the time, I tried to make the Mayans my Protectorate and now i can´t conquer them and it gives me no profits at all.

    I think people expected more of this expansion if you haven´t bought it yet don´t buy it.

    This Expansion needs a update to make the money we paid worth while.
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  7. Jul 16, 2014
    0
    Expansion does nothing. They put all of their experiments into the patch. The reduce so much stuff in the vanilla game, and the expansion simply make your life easier since the patch makes the game more boring. They remove your available interactions in the vanilla game so you have to buy the patch to keep the as game fun. Expand

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