Excerpt: System Requirements 1.9GHz CPU 512MB RAM (1GB preferred) 128MB video card DX7 sound card CD-ROM 1GB HDD space Windows 2000/XP Europa Universalis III Complete consists of Europa Universalis III, Napoleon\'s Ambition, and the In Nomine expansions. It’s an open ended strategy game that allows you to begin in 1399 and play up until 1821.
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Conclusion: The stated concept behind Divine Wind was to make China and Japan, the biggest nations of the East, more interesting to play to the normal Europa Universalis III fan, who tends to focus his playable choices in the middle of Europe. The gameplay mechanisms chosen, from the four way struggle of the Japanese Daymio to the political infighting in China to the nomads who roam central Asia, work as the developer has intended and make sense both from a historical point of view...
Summary: Slow-paced, but in-depth, Europa Universalis III is as good as it gets for grand strategy games. With so much to offer, you’ll be playing for a long time. It’ll be tough to break into if you like games such as Company of Heroes or Command and Conquer, but if you’re looking for a change and something on a much grander scale, Europa should suit the bill well.
Excerpt: Europa Universalis III is more than a little tricky to review. Hardcore strategists and history fans will lap up the attention to detail, the old-school presentation, the incredible amount of depth, and the slow gameplay; however, fans of what we now consider to be RTS games (Command & Conquer and the like) may quickly be put off by those very same features.
Conclusion: No review can cover the amount of content available in Europa Universalis: Napoleon's Ambition. Colonies and colonial wars are important later in the game, piracy plays an important role in the Mediterranean, the Holy Roman Emperor is more than just a simple figurehead and there are more aspects that a player can discover while playing the game. The enemy AI is competent at keeping you at bay and can cook up some nasty surprises.
Conclusion: Paradox has been the soul of historical computer strategy gaming and with Europa Universalis 3 it proves to remain so for years to come. 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.