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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 52
  2. Negative: 12 out of 52
  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. Toidi
    Feb 6, 2007
    9
    It's a very good game, much better than the EU2. There are still some glithches with AI which play a bit too lousy sometimes. But on the It's a very good game, much better than the EU2. There are still some glithches with AI which play a bit too lousy sometimes. But on the highest level one can have a not too bad game after all, though only because of bonuses the AI get. Graphics is ok, music is very good... It feels a bit slow at some point when the big empire is built as then merchants & colonist are a bit boring to play and you just feel you won, but there is 150 years still to go. Anyway, great game, giving a lot of satisfaction at the beginning but may feel tedious sometimes. I would give the game ten if colonisation and trade were improved from EU II. In terms of AI the Galactic Civilisation is a better game, when late play is considered Civilisation IV has the upper hand. Expand
  5. Alexa
    Jul 14, 2009
    7
    Once the two expansions are installed the game is great. (the unpatched vanilla is barely enjoyable, if not playable). The only problem is Once the two expansions are installed the game is great. (the unpatched vanilla is barely enjoyable, if not playable). The only problem is that it takes 200 hours to complete a game. And I am not lying. Expand
  6. AWG
    Aug 13, 2013
    5
    I like that this game doesn't strictly follow the historical facts (giving the player the opportunity of creating another history) but in theI like that this game doesn't strictly follow the historical facts (giving the player the opportunity of creating another history) but in the end it's just another complicated strategy game requiring too much time and effort to even just comprehend how to start. Expand
  7. Apr 2, 2016
    0
    Every country in the **** game will declare war on you if you attack one small **** country that NO ONE was allied with in the first place,Every country in the **** game will declare war on you if you attack one small **** country that NO ONE was allied with in the first place, even on the easiest difficulty. On the flip side an enemy can declare war on as many countries as they want and no one will give a **** again on the easiest difficulty.Oh and revolts happen all the time for no reason. Horrible piece of **** excuse of a game. Worst RTS I have EVER played. Just get EU4. Expand

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