Summary: Even though it fails to provide a truly open ended experience, it's fun until the gameplay becomes stale. While the addictiveness level is existent, it eventually falls to the game's limitations and interface faults. Ultimately, it doesn't know what it wants to be: purely historical or maniacally alternative.
Summary: Another spectacular yawnfest from Paradox! These games are potentially fascinating, but for most of us with lives, jobs and families and maybe only an hour a day max for some gaming time, any Paradox game will thus take you 2 years to complete one game not really an option.
Summary: A strategic masterpiece and the gateway drug to grand strategy Being able to pick any nation in the a period from 1399 to 1820, you have a high level of freedom. Whether you want to pick up the kingdom of Castille to recreate the Spanish Empire, pick Napoleonic France and conquer Moscow or conquer the world as Ryuku, the game allows you to. On top of this, you have a diplomatic AI that works far better than their counterparts in most other large strategy games.
Summary: Rather good game, but it does not live up to EU2. Some nice aspects and abilities are available that weren't present in EU2, but overall it's not quite there yet. And I miss the good old 2D maps they used to have... 3D is really not necessary at all...
Realistic, But Complicated - Europa Universalis III
2 February 2011
Summary: This is among the most realistic strategy games you can buy. The provinces are realistic, given their actual historical names, and with resources and strengths that they historically had. You can play almost any historical nation or faction that you wish, no matter how small or insignificant their chance of actually winning is.
Summary: Make absolutly sure that you have the system requirements for this game. I have an ati radeon 9200 video driver only a couple of years old and it doesnt work with my computer. I really enjoyed playing EU2 so this is very disapointing for me.
Summary: This expansion is definitely an upgrade over the solid EU3 product. The graphics are not fantastic, but this is a game of history and strategy, not flash and bang. Beware the ALT-TAB crash issues, and autosave often. The additional historical options, and improved trading feature make up for the probelms.