[edit] Background

Take the role of a European superpower at the time of Great Explorations, 1492. Guide your country through 300 years of history by properly managing resources like trade goods and income. Build your military and work on your diplomacy to forge different kinds of alliances. Even work on your state religion in this semi-real time historical strategy game.

[edit] Gameplay

Each player controls one of the major powers of the era, such as Spain, England, Russia, France or Portugal, exactly which ones are available depends on which of the eight different scenarios the players choose. In total, there are over 75 countries in the game that are controlled either by a human player or the artificial intelligence. The players control most functions of their respective countries concerning warfare, economy and diplomacy. They build and command fleets and armies, explore the world using explorers and conquistadors, discover new lands and natural resources for exploitation and trade, and form alliances to enable or avoid warfare, troop movement and financial support. However, the player's powers are not unlimited, and their monarch's historical abilities, or lack thereof, will influence their chances of success

[edit] Features

  • The US version features 11 separate scenarios.
  • Historical Real-time Strategy Game based on ten years of research.
  • Play France, England, Portugal, Spain, Holland, Poland-Lithuania, Habsburg, Venice, Turkey or Sweden and compete for wealth and glory.
  • Extensive and advanced options for diplomacy, economy, warfare, colonization and exploration, all based on actual historical conditions.
  • Historically accurate depictions of uniforms, flags, and heraldic coats of arms for over 60 nations.
  • Over 700 provinces to conquer and colonize.
  • Over 150 historical events and missions provide unique settings and options.
  • Multiplayer options for up to eight players

[edit] Hardware Requirements

Pentium 200
Windows 95/98/NT/2000
2mb of video RAM
64 MB of RAM
180MB of free disk space
2X CD-Rom
DirectX 7.0

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Europa Universalis Ships

RTS recreates 300 years of European history

Feb 21, 2001, by Leo Chan | 0 comments
Europa Universalis Goes Gold

StrategyFirst announces that Paradox Entertainment's RTS title Europa Universalis has gone Gold.

Jan 23, 2001, by Peter Judson | 0 comments

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Jul 29, 01 12:12am

I started to play through the tutorial. A short 6 hours later I'm still trying to get...

Jul 28, 01 12:09pm

An excellent game. It's easy enough to play and get into, whilst being very...

Apr 17, 01 7:00am
Apr 7, 01 5:04am

The most detailed and realistic god-game yet. Leading a country to greatness. What...

Mar 28, 01 4:15pm

This game goes beyond Imp. II. While it lacks the tactical combat of Imp. II, that is...

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  • North America: Feb 21, 2001
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