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7.5 out of 10

Europa Universalis

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Overall 8
8.0

Europa Universalis IV

DarkStation
12 December 2013
  • Conclusion: All this isn’t to say that Paradox has perfected the grand strategy formula. I still had to look up a YouTube video series to figure out some of the more complex gameplay systems, and sometimes the reason the player can or cannot do something is not clearly explained. However, Europa Universalis IV has taken grand strategy to the point that it doesn’t require much more time investment than other strategy games.
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Overall 7
7.0

Pirates of Black Cove

destructoid.com
2 September 2013
  • Summary: Despite simply being better than ninjas, pirates have not gotten as much appreciation in video games. We've seen two incarnations of Sid Meier's Pirates! , the Monkey Island games, and the Akella pirate games ( Pirates of the Caribbean , Sea Dogs , Age of Pirates ) to name a few, but a full-fledged pirate roleplaying game with naval combat has never really come close to perfection.
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Overall 8
8.0

Europa Universalis IV

Thunderbolt Games
30 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Europa Universalis IV puts you at the reigns of an entire nation, and charges you with taking care of everything from wars to theological doctrine to trade embargoes. The depth of control and choice given here is nothing short of remarkable. Nearly every conceivable way to rule is catered for, from Napoleon-style military expansion to the more insidiously evil colonialism that we Brits were so bloody good at.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0

Europa Universalis IV

Game Boyz
22 August 2013
  • Excerpt: King Juan II is a bleeding idiot. I don't know what the hell he did, but whatever it was, it was so remarkably stupid as to bring Spain right back to the brink of revolt. And then, to top a shitty year off, Aragon declares war, and starts wrecking my shit. Why do I still feel happy about this? Because it's Europa Universalis IV, and history is being rewritten.
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.0

Europa Universalis IV

Game Boyz
22 August 2013
  • Excerpt: King Juan II is a bleeding idiot. I don't know what the hell he did, but whatever it was, it was so remarkably stupid as to bring Spain right back to the brink of revolt. And then, to top a shitty year off, Aragon declares war, and starts wrecking my shit. Why do I still feel happy about this? Because it's Europa Universalis IV, and history is being rewritten.
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Overall 8
8.0

Europa Universalis 4 – Review (PC)

voletic.com
19 August 2013
  • Conclusion: In summary, Europa Universalis is a worthy addition to the grand strategy genre. While it has certain teething pains, I believe that they can be easily ironed out. Paradox have a storied tradition of farming out dlc within a year of the release of the game. I look forward to seeing what comes next in the game, maybe a little expansion on the eastern factions?
  • Pros: The title is more accessible than previous iterations in the series, but still retains the level of complexity., The multiplayer is, for the most part, stable – allowing for emergent gameplay., The save transfer from Crusader Kings 2 can easily change the balance of power in Europe.
  • Cons: AI can be a little illogical at times, Larger multiplayer games can be unstable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Europa Universalis IV Review

IncGamers
13 August 2013
  • Summary: Like Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis IV retains the depth and complexity of its forebears while offering newcomers a way into the absorbing strategic shenanigans of 15th-18th Century power politics.
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Overall 8
8.0

Europa Universalis: Rome

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Believable wars, Smart AI, Immersive events
  • Cons: Cursory battles, No feedback on actions, Uninformative interface
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Overall 8
8.2

Europa Universalis: Rome

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Europa Universalis: Rome likes to give you plenty to think about aside from just what province is next on your shopping list. From strategic trading, the recruiting of legions, where to garrison them, who’s right for the job from governor to general – Rome is possibly one of the only games out there that can really give gamers a glimpse into just how pressured emerging super powers were. After all Rome wasn’t built in a day, let Paradox show you why.
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Overall 8
7.5

Pirates of Black Cove

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: For all its faults though, Pirates of Black Cove is a very endearing game. Its playful nature, its colourful vision of a pirate-infested Caribbean, and it’s knowingly terrible jokes make it an inoffensive and pleasantly innocent experience Don’t bring me that horizon, because I quite like it here.
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