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  • Summary: Players can enjoy over 300 years of gameplay by starting at ANY date between 1453 and 1789. Nation building is flexible: decide your own form of government, the structure of your society, trade politics and much more. The great people and personalities of the past are on hand to support you.Players can enjoy over 300 years of gameplay by starting at ANY date between 1453 and 1789. Nation building is flexible: decide your own form of government, the structure of your society, trade politics and much more. The great people and personalities of the past are on hand to support you. Take history in your hands and call personalities like Sir Isaac Newton, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or René Descartes to your court. A lush topographic map in full 3D allows for a rich and complete world view, and contains more than 1700 provinces and sea zones. Lead any one of more than 250 countries that originally existed during the game’s extensive time span. Have more than a thousand historical leaders and over 4000 historical Monarchs at your disposal. Manage more than 100 individual unit troops to secure as much power as possible. Co-operative multiplayer mode allows several players to work together to control a single nation. Customize your game: Europa Universalis III gives you the chance to customize and mod practically anything your heart may desire. [Paradox] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. You can do anything you want with this game, the limits being only your time and imagination. If any of you budding warmongers, strategy fiends or history buffs out there are looking for complete control, world domination and a great wargaming experience, look no further.
  2. 90
    While it covers the same ground, there has been enough of a shift from the old roots to ensure the experience stays fresh while maintaining the features that have made the series the premier example of grand strategy on the PC today.
  3. If you’re looking for a deep strategy title, then Europa Universalis III is likely for you. With its improved interface and tutorials, it’s possible to lose at least a few hours in the game even if you’re not an enthusiast of the genre.
  4. But as a single player game, there’s nothing quite like Europa Universalis III. Not even Europa Universalis II offers this much replayable wide-open history.
  5. 80
    Go ahead and rewrite history if you can. It’s fascinating stuff that’s reason enough to play this game. Good thing, too. Because there’s little else in this package that will probably entice you to play.
  6. Paradox has made huge leaps in the series with its latest edition. With its simple controls and easy to understand directives, Europa Universalis III is both for newcomers and old veterans of the series alike.
  7. AceGamez
    70
    Europa Universalis III is a game for those of you who love complicated micromanagement, for those who feel that the likes of Civilization lack depth and realism, and who want to be in complete control of their nation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 51
  2. Negative: 11 out of 51
  1. Mar 7, 2013
    10
    I'd have to say that this is a brilliant strategy game with astounding replayability due to the ability to select any nation at any dateI'd have to say that this is a brilliant strategy game with astounding replayability due to the ability to select any nation at any date between 1399-1821. The graphics have aged, but are still passable, and the options one has while playing it are expansive. A sheer joy to play. Expand
  2. Sep 29, 2019
    10
    Europa Universalis pode ser considerado o primeiro jogo que "fechei" - é impossível fechar um jogo com 300 anos de cumprimento e milhares deEuropa Universalis pode ser considerado o primeiro jogo que "fechei" - é impossível fechar um jogo com 300 anos de cumprimento e milhares de nações - de minha vida. Como começar? Bom, eu AMO História e ao ler sobre este jogo no BaixakiJogos foi amor à primeira vista. Na época baixei a versão demo, que lhe dava apenas algumas décadas e alguns poucos países para jogar, entre eles a Áustria. Foram meses de diversão assim, até conseguir a versão completa em 2010. O jogo tinha gráficos bonitos para a época, muitos detalhes (incluindo as cidades crescendo), alguns eventos bacanas e muita imaginação ao tentar recriar o caminho de Portugal ou um Brasil independente no século XVIII. Para os fãs de EUIV, recomendo fortemente que joguem este clássico e relembrem as emoções que muitos tiveram com um dos mais bem sucedidos jogos da Paradox. Expand
  3. JohnA.
    Feb 18, 2007
    10
    I think it is a shame to see low votes from people who either lack the system specifications to play the game or don't understand that I think it is a shame to see low votes from people who either lack the system specifications to play the game or don't understand that "history simulation" means that it will be different from history (often excessively so) based on how one plays the game. The game play is rich and addictive, with fantastic depth. The graphics are well above par for a game like this, and the replay-ability, especially in light of the game's open ended modification system and active player community. Multiplayer support is not really up to snuff right now for their metaserver, but LAN etc multiplayer seems to work fine. Seeing as that will undoubtedly be fixed in upcoming patches, I could hardly let it overpower an otherwise pristine review of probably the only game I will play until the release of Spore. Expand
  4. AlephW.
    Feb 7, 2007
    9
    A strategy game unlike any I have played before. I hadn't been introduced to Paradox-style history sim games, but I have been impressed A strategy game unlike any I have played before. I hadn't been introduced to Paradox-style history sim games, but I have been impressed with the attention to detail in this game. It is very hard to pull yourself away from the game. this game is not for everyone. "RTS" is a bit of a misnomer. It is a real-time deep strategy game that is more akin to Civilization (if you haven't played other games in this vein such as Hearts of Iron or Victoria) than Medieval II: Total War. Graphics are good for this type of game and the game play is addictive. The historical accuracy is amazing (and the AI's deviations from history can at times be entertaining) and the ease of modification promises many future developments. Expand
  5. TyroneL.
    Feb 2, 2007
    8
    Superbly complex. Not as pretty as you might expect, but the depth more then makes up for it. Take note, however, that this game is not as Superbly complex. Not as pretty as you might expect, but the depth more then makes up for it. Take note, however, that this game is not as rooted in history as previous entries in the series. That may turn some people off, but it goes a long way in allowing you to develop your own alternate history of the world, rather then being channeled into how it "should play out." Expand
  6. ToddC.
    Jan 25, 2007
    6
    After installing it, as a historical strategy game, I feel a bit cheated. The game has a historical setup but once you start playing all After installing it, as a historical strategy game, I feel a bit cheated. The game has a historical setup but once you start playing all types of random and silly things happen. For instance, in my game (already patched) by 1480, when Historically nobody had set foot in the new world, I have Spain colonizing Canada, the Teutonic Order colonizing the US and Aragon together with Genoa are colonizing Brazil/Venezuela. Also strange is the way ihneritances work. In my game, Provence inherited Portugal and Milan inherited Norway. This means Provence is now Portugal and Milan is now Norway too. This is completely silly. The graphics are very poor, as their quality is from 2000, not 2007. What makes the game a bit interesting is the engine that is not very different from previous Europa Universalis game and was not ruined in this attempt to make a fantasy game claiming it is historical plausible! Expand
  7. KurisuD.
    Jan 27, 2007
    0
    Never would launch the game even with the patch... requires a 128 MB video card or won't even start.. first time I have ever experienced Never would launch the game even with the patch... requires a 128 MB video card or won't even start.. first time I have ever experienced such an issue.... incompetent programmers... I've heard ATI cards have issues with this game... lol the company expects you to buy a card specifically tailored for their game( which I hear doesn't even have spectacular graphics)... I would buy a new card, but considering Doom 3, Half-life 2, and Black & White 2 run fine on my system why bother as this game may stink anyways..so I've given it a 0 and got my money back.. 2ghz Pentium 4 Gefore4 TI.... Expand

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