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Europa Universalis III Collector's Edition

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"An excellent strategy from a small Swedish developer."
5 stars"

Europa Universalis III is one of the most in depth strategy games available. Having been produced by Paradox Interactive, it is a Grand Strategy game. Those who enjoyed the Civilisation series or the campaign map may enjoy this game. I recommend downloading the demo first, as it it a very in depth game that has a pretty steep learning curve. I recommend to those who buy this, to buy the expansions as well, or just buy EU3: Complete (also available on MightyApe).

The game is similar to the Hearts of Iron series, Victoria and Crusader Kings. Though EU3 focuses on colonosation and empire building, whereas the other focus on other aspects.

The game is very enjoyable (if you take the time to learn it), and the community develops a wide range of mods, which extends the replayability even further. Replayability is already very high as you can play as hundreds of different nations and can choose when you want start, meaning you can start as a struggling France, or a French Empire, etc… The entire world is represented as is quite accurately portrayed, while still maintaining fun gameplay.

For more information, I recommend visiting the Paradox forums. the community is quite friiendly and is mostly mature, adult. The actual game developers often post on the forum, and often implement (viable) changes recommended by the fanbase.

From me, a 5/5. But really, the game is different for each person. Give it a go, and learn it (the community is good for this).

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Very fun and deep"
5 stars"

To the reviewer below, i strongly suggest you read review before you go and buys game because if you did you would know what you are getting yourself in for!

Now on to the game. I very much enjoy this game, it is fun, challenging and very deep! you need to know how to fight, when not to fight and how to keep peace because trust me, you can't go into any war and expect to win!

The graphics are find for what you are playing which is pretty much a board game.

The music i like a lot, sets the mood and the sounds of battle are ho hum.

Overall a very deep and challenging game that can have wars that can last for decades! i recommend to any hardcore RTS and TBS person.

5/5

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"A little hard"
2 stars"

I found this game a little hard play. you wont suspect anything to happen in the game fast. it takes for ever for things to happen each turn being , turn-based. it so slow that moving men between cities takes one turn. in the game you are always playing within the world map. i gave the game a rating of 2 because i got really bored with it.

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Fun once you get into it"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This game is tough to get into – Not so much a “learning curve” as a “learning cliff”, you're placed into the game with only a basic tutorial which explains pieces of the interface (the tutorial is a bit buggy). The manual and strategy guide that come with this edition are incredibly useful however, and if you just start playing the game, spend a few hours on it, you can blunder your way through and figure out how it works.

Upon the second try, this game is quite enjoyable, and can be quite fun multiplayer aswell. Be warned, however, time will literally disappear as you play this game. It's easy to start a game one evening and before you notice, it's dawn.

Addictive, albeit tough to get into, this game is a very fun game, and the most comprehensive grand strategy game during those centuries that I've ever seen.

I reccomend it, but read some other reviews first to see if it's your type of game, and if you value your time… beware!

Description

* Please note this is damaged box stock.

The Collectors Edition of Europa Universalis III contains:
  • 100-page full color strategy guide
  • A special Producer introduction to the game
  • The official “Europa Universalis III” soundtrack
  • Exclusive download content, including special forum bonus content
  • Composers diary, complementing the soundtrack
  • A 140-page 4 color manual
  • Sizeable poster map including all provinces
  • Collectible stickers
Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy. This soon-to-be classic PC Strategy title will be characterized by immense depth and historical content that charge its challenging gameplay with incredible replayability value.
  • 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 possibilities are endless.
  • 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. Join the constantly growing and incredibly talented Paradox modding community!
Release date NZ
February 23rd, 2007
Media Format
PC DVD-ROM
UPC
755142713645
Product ID
1536454

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