Europa Universalis

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This article is about the computer game. For other uses, see Universalis (disambiguation).


Europa Universalis
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Paradox Interactive
Strategy First, Typhoon Games
Real-time Strategy
Number of
Discs
1
CD-ROM
Keyboard, Mouse
Microsoft Windows
Retail Features
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Ratings
This title has been rated E by the ESRBThis title was classified G8+ by the OFLCA
Technical Information
Europa Engine
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
March 142000
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Europa Universalis (EU) is a grand strategy video game released on March 14, 2000[1] by Paradox Interactive and distributed in North America by Strategy First. Originally based on a French board game of the same name by Philippe Thibault, Europa Universalis lets the player take control of one of seven European nations (others are available in different scenarios) from 1492 to 1792, expanding its power through military might, diplomacy, and colonial wealth. The game takes place on a map divided into approximately 1,500 provinces, and proceeds in a pausable real time format. The lead game programmer was Johan Andersson.

The game became a surprise hit for its depth and strategy. Paradox used this sudden success to springboard other titles such as Victoria, Crusader Kings, and Hearts of Iron.

Europa Universalis was followed by Europa Universalis II and Europa Universalis III as well as Europa Universalis: Rome.

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