DescriptionThe two first games in the Europa Universalis series were all about strategy on a grand scale in a realistic (albeit alternative) historical setting, and this game follows the tracks of its predecessors. In Europa Universalis III (EU3) you take control of any state in the world at any date from 1453 to 1789 and - possibly - guide it to greatness, until the end date, 1792.
EU3 takes everything from Europa Universalis II, puts it in a 3D engine and introduces several new major features, such as being able to change the form of government, national ideas and a military unit system similar to the one found in Victoria. Another aim of the developers was to create a better tutorial and manual, for an easier learning curve.
In EU2, historical flavor was added through the use of historical monarch lists, generals and events. Any important event in history was portrayed with a description and the player was allowed to choose the outcome. In this sequel however, everything starts just like things were at that point in history, but both monarchs and leaders are semi-random, with suitable names for each country. The historical event system was also done away with- instead, the game generates suitable events based on the situation - from revolutions to succession crises.
- "Европа III" -- Russian spelling
- "EU3" -- Informal abbreviation
- "ヨーロッパ ユニバーサリスⅢ" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Europa Universalis series
- Game Engine: Clausewitz
- Genre: Grand strategy
- Historical conflict: American Revolutionary War
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The Press Says
|1UP||Jan 16, 2007||9 out of 10||90|
|GameSpot||Jan 25, 2007||8.7 out of 10||87|
|Play.tm||Feb 05, 2007||85 out of 100||85|
|Game Captain||Jan 19, 2007||82 out of 100||82|
|FZ||Jan 18, 2007||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Jan 24, 2007||16 out of 20||80|
|Cheat Code Central||2007||3.9 out of 5||78|
|GameStar (Germany)||Feb 10, 2007||71 out of 100||71|
|Eurogamer.de||Jan 30, 2007||7 out of 10||70|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Feb 08, 2007||7 out of 10||70|
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Related Web Sites
- Europa Universalis III (Official game website)
- Europa Universalis III Wiki (A cooperative project to document every detail of the game, as well as its mods.)
- Official forums (Paradox's own EU3 forums.)