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Average Player Score Based on 184 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 184 ratings
  1. 10 (61)
  2. 9 (66)
  3. 8 (16)
  4. 7 (9)
  5. 6 (5)
  6. 5 (2)
  7. 4 (8)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (9)

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  • Review Score:1

    Patches ruin this game

    After buying the game last year, I have some fun with it. However, the game has a lot of bug that affect my enjoyment: its interface displays incorrect information, AI's behavior is abysmal, graphics glitches are everyw... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:10

    EU4 brings that good grand strategy feel back, better than ever.

    So I know that 10-20hours is not a lot for an EU 4 review but I am a paradox veteran that dabbled in many of its games quite a lot: Europa Universalis (3 and Rome), Crusader Kings 1 and 2, Hoi 3, Victoria 2. So I wi... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Same old same old, from Paradox Interactive. Good if you like micromanaging.

    No bugs this time around, but it is nothing new - a rehash of the previous Europa Unversalis and Victoria series. I have a feeling they keep releasing the same game with a slightly different interface. Still no way to... Read Full Review

    1 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Triggers that 'just one more turn' urge as you obsess over time's flow This is what History class should have bee

    I think Crusader Kings II was a turning point at Paradox, their games were always full of strategic depth, but often inaccessible and un-intuitive. Well for the most part that is no more. Which means that you are free... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    Nice try, but failed.

    Major imbalances within the game. Firstly, when you attack any nation, your own people revolt against you despite raising stability, etc. Not very realistic is it? Secondly, why is the mercenary training same ti... Read Full Review

    1 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Paradox has once done it again with their new "update" from EU3.

    Paradox has once done it again with their new "update" from EU3. The game lets you play any country during the colonization and the goal is to make your country the way you want it. There is no real goal. Because there's... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Grand strategy heaven!

    As an avid strategy gamer and long time Paradox supporter I completely love this game. In a lot of titles the sequels happen to become just a better looking version of the previous title, but EU4 plays so differently to ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4

    Take away the money and supplies, and it's risk with an interface and music (again)

    My number one complaint about cult classics, like this series of games, is truly that this game can do no wrong. The entire PC gaming industry is just turning into a blind market that's frankly not even growing to even b... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1

    This game is way too hard to just jump into

    It shouldn't even be called a game. It's more of a chore for someone just looking for some fun strategy experience. Only on one other occasion did I feel I wasted more money on a game.Your body must have at least 250 cha... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3

    Pay to beta test broken software

    EU IV is just my kind of game, strategy, history, warfare, conquer the world megalomania, all wrapped in one. I started playing and got giddy with excitement about how good it all seemed. The important points I wanna m... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1

    Patches ruin this game

    After buying the game last year, I have some fun with it. However, the game has a lot of bug that affect my enjoyment: its interface displays incorrect information, AI's behavior is abysmal, graphics glitches are everyw... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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