Summary: This game is NO FUN. I wanted to like this game because it was complex enough to keep a player absorbed, but its frustrating game play sucks the joy out of it. - Numbers always win (big nation/big army). This is fine when you play as France, but you cannot be any other country.
Summary: This product is sold by Steam through Amazon.com. Steam's support is horrendous. They send you on a wild goose chase to the original manufacturer when you need assistance and it is immensely difficult to obtain the help you need.
Summary: I am a longtime strategy player and was really looking forward to playing this game, so I'm saddened to have to write this review. Here are the main points: 1. This game is almost a complete abstraction. It is literally spreadsheet after spreadsheet.
Summary: Too bad I can't give this a ZERO. Since EUIV is only available through steam I won't be making a purchase. I never needed Steam in the past, have found it to be a big and needless obstacle to overcome and I will continue to boycott any game that requires Steam's unwanted interference in my gaming...
Summary: I've followed the EU series since EU II. Paradox has always had issues with their games being completely unstable. Steam makes it five times worse. The inevitable crashes aren't just annoying- they can damage your computer.
Summary: I've been fan of Europa Universalis but this EU4 destabilized my computer system. My computer always crashes whenever I play this game. Since then my computer crashes even though I uninstalled the program. I wasted my money on this product.
Summary: AVOID THIS PRODUCT SPECIFICALLY, AND ANYTHING AMAZON SELLS ASSOCIATED WITH "STEAM" GENERALLY. When ordering this game, the site says "Requires Steam Client to Activate" without describing what it is. The site infers that "Steam" is a free download of some sort when in fact, it is not.
Summary: As with the other review, I am unable to download my purchase. It's awful! You pre-order a game for the explicit purpose of being able to play it immediately upon release. If you can't download, install, and play then what's the point?