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You take charge of one of the many European countries, doing battle to take the Empire as their own. Much like past titles such as Civilization and Age of Empires, strategy is the key. However, instead of controlling every troop separately, you control groups of troops at a time, and let them do the talking while you move them from territory to territory. The playing time spans between 1492 and 1792.


Europa Universalis Windows War against Bohemia
Europa Universalis Windows Army moves
Europa Universalis Windows Polish diplomacy with Saxony
Europa Universalis Windows And you thought Manhattan was settled by the Dutch. Wrong! It was Poland!

Promo Images

Europa Universalis Screenshot
Europa Universalis Screenshot
Europa Universalis Magazine Advertisement
Europa Universalis Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "欧陆文明" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Европа 1492-1792. Время перемен" -- Russian spelling
  • "Evropa 1492-1792: Vremya Peremen" -- Russian title
  • "EU" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

A perfectly designed, brilliantly executed must-have strategy game Rick Jones (111) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Leaning curve steeper than a sky scraper exterior, yet... Keeper Garrett (1051) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Diplomacy and trade is the key! Klirr (76) unrated
A great real time strategy historical game Falconetti (732) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameGenie 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN Mar 20, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Gry OnLine Mar 14, 2001 87 out of 100 87
ActionTrip Mar 23, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) May 31, 2001 79 out of 100 79
Gamer's Pulse Apr 08, 2001 72 out of 100 72
Independent Zin Apr 10, 2019 70 out of 100 70
PC Joker Dec, 2000 66 out of 100 66
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 28, 2001 12 out of 20 60
Retroage Dec 17, 2014 4 out of 10 40


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Board game

Europa Universalis is actually the conversion of a little-known board game of the same name, published in 1993 by French company Azure Wish Edition. One group of players gave a very good impression on what kind of game Europa Universalis is when they wrote: »The game board covers a full size dining table, and we expect to use about one year to finish the way we are playing.«


Compuexpert.com imported the BeNeLux (Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg) version to the US and was able to offer this game for just $10, significantly below the going price for the US/Canadian version.


What's the deal with the US box cover?

1. Why is their a 13-star American flag featured in the cover art? For a game focused on European politics - one that ends in 1792 - this hardly seems appropriate. The flag of Spain ought to take its place - not having Spain's flag is quite an omission.

2. Why is the St. George's cross of England portrayed as a Scandinavian cross?

3. Who is Nappleon?

Polish version

In the Polish version of the game there is one bonus scenario - it's about the Swedish invasion in Poland in the 17th century.

Information also contributed by Asterisk, JRK, Kasey Chang and -Chris

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Kartanym (12706) added Europa Universalis (Windows) on Mar 24, 2001