by Paradox Entertainment and published by Strategy First. Europa Universalis
is an extremely detailed historical recreation during the time period of 1492
to 1792. It is centered on Europe although it is possible to explore the entire
world. You are able to control one of eight powers (in the grand campaign,
potentially you can control up to 90 different nations). It is your job to
turn you nation into a powerhouse and control the world. Of course this won't
be easy, but that's all part of the fun.
2Mb of Video Ram
180Mb Hard drive space
evident that the game designers have done a huge amount of historical research
to make the events in the game as historically accurate as possible or at
least plausible. You can't help but admire the quality and bulk of research
that has been put into this game.
the best features of the game is probably the fact that you can pick from
several different nations to play as in each campaign. For example, if you
manage to win the grand campaign as France, you can start over and try to
win it with Britain or Spain. Each nation has its own strengths and weaknesses
and their own special objectives in some cases. With all these play options
you won't have much trouble finding many hours worth of game play in this
one. Oh, did I mention that there are over 800 land provinces and 550+ sea
zones spanning the entire globe? That's a lot to explore!
things a little simpler military was left at a very general level, with three
different land units to choose from: Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery. It
may sound a little skimpy, but it's all you really need. Well that's the basics,
so head to page two for a more detailed look.