Europa Universalis III demo out now

Single-player sample of empire-building game from Paradox now on GameSpot; select tutorials included in 130MB file.

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Gamers set on conquering the world can get a little practice in for free today. Paradox Interactive today released the PC demo for Europa Universalis III, which premiered on GameSpot. The demo lets gamers sample the single-player mode and weighs in at 129.8MB.

The trial features a selection of tutorial chapters and includes all the Western nations from the time period spanning the years 1492 to 1520. Gamers will learn the ins and outs of building an empire through warfare, diplomacy, exploration, and trade.

Europa Universalis III is rated E for Everyone and will retail for $39.99 when it is released on January 23 in North America. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

17 comments
guru512
guru512

LAAAAAAAGGG!!I have 5500fx, i know, it stinks, but what about medieval 2 total war?I runs much smoother, and this game?Such bad graphics, yet so much lag.WTF?Is it going to be the same un the full version?Damn it

zxcv1973
zxcv1973

Anyone else getting this error? "This game require PixelShader 2.0 or higher to run." I updated to DirectX 9.0 (which I'm pretty sure I have already) and I still get it; I updated the driver on my graphics card, and I still get it. I hope I don't drop $40 for the game and still get those errors.

master_blue
master_blue

DeepCoalMiner Its not turn based, its real time, you can pause it whenver you want. Overall I think the demo is quite fun, can play alot of european states and although the demo is onyl a few decades that is still quite lengthy. The graphics would have looked much better if they were more in line with Hearts of Iron 2, the 3D engine is certainly one ugly duckling.

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

Only 129.8MB? One of the smallest demo I have seen in the last year.

dragon_rule87
dragon_rule87

Anyone know if this game is turned based or RTS game?

Masefield
Masefield

So any first impressions from anyone? I won't be able to play the demo until the weekend.

Nesrie
Nesrie

Considering that this company has had issues with using old code, and having bugs so deep in their programming that they just give up... i am not real impressed that they can't even release a demo with working short-cuts.

acesion
acesion

Never heard of it and I am a PC gammer, but I will check it out if it has good graphics, because I havent been able to play PC games since 360 came out because they dont look good.

Riviera_Phantom
Riviera_Phantom

You've never heard of it and you don't play PC games WHY POST THEN? Anyway i might try this game out.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

I have never heard of this game...well i am not a PC gamer so in don't know!

TryMe01
TryMe01

demo out now? im soo there! cant wait to try it. BTW, FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!