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Europa Universalis III

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REVIEWS – EUROPA UNIVERSALIS III: CHRONICLES

Armchair Empire - Score: 4/5
”“It's easy to pick up, and very easy to get your head handed to you. For those who persevere, you'll find a deep strategy game that will challenge your skill as a statesman and a general.””
Read More at: http://www.armchairempire.com/Reviews/PC%20Games/europa-universalis-iii-chronicles.htm

Frank the Monkey - Score: 4/5
”Europa Universalis III: Chronicles is a powerhouse of strategic empire building.”
Read More at: http://www.frankthemonkey.com/game_full_review.php?page=800

REST OF THE WORLD REVIEWS –  EUROPA UNIVERSALIS III: CHRONICLES

Gaming XP (in German) - Score: 82%
Read More at:  http://www.gamingxp.com/bericht-4724-paradox_interactive-paradox_entertainment_inc-pc-europa_universalis_iii_chronicles.htm

Eurogamer (in Danish) - Score: 8/10
Read More at:  http://www.eurogamer.dk/articles/2011-03-28-europa-universalis-iii-chronicles-anmeldelse?page=2

PC Only (in Dutch) - Score: 8/10
Read More at:  http://www.pconly.nl/reviews/642/Europa_Universalis_III:_Chronicles/

Hardgame2 (in Spanish) - Score: 8/10
Read More at:  http://www.hardgame2.com/pc/articulo/5453/europa_universalis_3_chronicles_analisis_review_edicion_completa_paradox_friendware.html

Desconsolados (in Spanish) - Score: n/a
Read More at:  http://www.desconsolados.com/2011/04/16/analisis-europa-universalis-iii/


REVIEWS – DIVINE WIND

Malaysian Gamer - Score: The Best Paradox Game Gets Even Better
”However, I have to take my hats off to Paradox though. Divine Wind is a tribute to what the fans wanted and it’s great to have a developer who listens to their fan base. You get two new and unique Europa Universalis III experience with the Ming Dynasty and Japan. Essentially, Europa Universalis III is a better game with Divine Wind. I find no reason not to recommend this expansion to anyone who has Europa Universalis III(in other words, you should get this).”
Read More at: http://www.malaysiangamer.com/2010/12/europa-universalis-iii-divine-wind_22.html

Crosstalknet - Score: TOP NOTCH
”Its mind-boggling that an expansion could make so many remarkable improvements to an already remarkable game. Divine Wind appeals to the strategy fans and history buffs alike. If you are a fan of the Europa Universalis series then I can’t recommend Divine Wind enough. Or if you’ve never heard of Europa Universalis, and you are into the whole strategy genre of gaming, then Europa Universalis III Complete would be an excellent purchase that will get you started and revolutionize the way you think of strategy games.”
Read More at: http://crosstalknet.com/blog/2010/12/16/review-europa-universalis-iii-divine-wind/348

Teknikksiden (in Norwegian) - Score: 90/100
Read More at:  http://teknikksiden.com/2011/04/11/spillanmeldelse-av-europa-universalis-iii-divine-wind/

Girlgamersuk - Score: 8/10
"EU3 is the ultimate grand strategy game and the Divine Wind expansion adds yet more content to keep the fans happy. It does what it says on the tin and Europa Universalis III players would do well to pick this expansion up as soon as possible."
Read More at: http://www.girlgamersuk.com/2011/01/europa-universalis-iii-divine-wind/

Deafgamers - Score: B
"Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind is a solid expansion that manages to compliment the original game rather satisfactorily."
Read More at: http://www.deafgamers.com/11reviews/eu3_divinewind_pc.html

REST OF THE WORLD REVIEWS – DIVINE WIND

Game-Elite (in Swedish) - Score: 8/10
Read More at: http://gameelite.se/multimedia/2011/paradox/europa_universalis_3_divine_wind.asp

Games-Arena.ro (in Romanian) - Score: 7.5/10
Read More at: http://www.games-arena.ro/2010/12/13/europa-universalis-3-divine-wind-2/

Echelon (in Hungarian) - Score: n/a
Read More at: http://echelon.web4.hu/cikk/europa-universalis-iii-divine-wind

Kraid (in Swedish) - Score: n/a
"Det är riktigt bra och håller i all evighet, om man gillar konceptet. För mig, som både historienörd och skrivbordsgeneral, är det en ändlös orgasm. EU3: DW väcker verkligen den nationalromantiska delen av mig, som jag fått från Herman Lindquist och Olof Svedelid. Divine Wind är riktigt, riktigt bra."
Read More at: http://www.kraid.se/2010/12/spelat-eu3-divine-wind/


REVIEWS – HEIR TO THE THRONE

Gamespot - Score 8.5 of 10
"The plethora of improvements introduced in Heir to the Throne have made Europa Universalis 3 a more engaging and user-friendly experience. [...] Whether or not this title sticks, strategy fans will find that the latest iteration of Europa Universalis 3 is a bona fide classic.
Read more at: http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/europauniversalisiiiheirtothethrone/review.html

REST OF THE WORLD REVIEWS – HEIR TO THE THRONE

Peliplaneetta.net (in Finnish) - Score 92%
Read more at: http://www.peliplaneetta.net/arvostelut/1158/Europa-Universalis-III-Complete--Heir-to-the-Throne/

Cyberstratege (in French) - Score 7.2/10  
Read more at: http://www.cyberstratege.com/magazine/2010/03/heir-to-the-throne-ultime-codicille-pour-eu-3/


REVIEWS – EUROPA UNIVERSALIS III COMPLETE

Deaf Gamers Review - Score 9.2/10
“Take one of the finest grand strategy games of all time and throw in two expansions, one good and one great, and you have an overall package that’s an absolutely cracking bargain.”
Read more at: http://www.deafgamers.com/08reviews_c/eu3complete_pc.html

VideoGameNews - Score 9/10
"Being able to pick underrepresented countries like Mali or Brunei, extremely deep strategy and the realism make Europa Universalis III and the In Nomine expansion a must for all serious strategy gamers. "
Read more at: http://www.videogamenews.com/Reviews/tabid/150/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/693/Europa-Universalis-III-Complete.aspx

PC Utilities (Print Only) - Score 79%
"The complete version is a big step forward from the original release..."

Total PC Gaming (Print Only) - Score 7/10
"...we can't fault its depth or how easy you fall into it once you've conquered the tutorial mountain."

Ace Gamez - Score 5/10
"Europa Universalis III Complete is a flawed experience, yet one that few can rival for historical accuracy and insanely deep management-style gameplay."
Read more at: http://www.acegamez.co.uk/reviews_pc/Europa_Universalis_III_Complete_PC.htm

411mania
"For fans of the genre or those who enjoy commanding gigantic armies and running a nation, I can safely say you’ll have a blast playing this. "
Read more at: http://www.411mania.com/games/reviews/89315/Europa-Universalis-III-Complete-(PC)-Review.htm

Boomtown
"EU III is a great game. It's strategic depth is in a league of its own and can make both the Civilization and Total War series look rather remedial."
Read more: http://pc.boomtown.net/en_uk/articles/art.view.php?id=17087

Honest Gamers
"...people who love turn-based strategies in any form who will simply be enfactuated with Europa Universalis III: Complete, wrinkles and all."
http://www.honestgamers.com/systems/content.php?review_id=7661

Zconnection
"...this is one to be savoured over a considerable period of time. And afterwards you can - and I wager will - keep coming back to it again and again."
Read more: http://zconnect.org.uk/?action=review&r=449

REST OF THE WORLD REVIEWS – EUROPA UNIVERSALIS III COMPLETE

Game Star (in German) - Score 80/100
Read more at: http://www.gamestar.de/spiele/europa-universalis-3/news/europa_universalis_3,43580,1948811.html


REVIEWS - IN NOMINE

Gamespot - Score 8.5/10 GREAT
"Just about every aspect of Europa Universalis III is improved in the In Nomine expansion pack."
Read more at: http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/europauniversalisiiiinnomine/review.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=gssummary&tag=summary;review

IGN - Score 8/10 IMPRESSIVE
"There are plenty of worthwhile features in In Nomine and they definitely help to add a bit more focus and fun to the whole experience."
Read more at: http://pc.ign.com/objects/142/14247590.html


REVIEWS – EUROPA UNIVERSALIS III

Honest Gamers 100%
“When you play Europa Universalis III, you play it just about any way you like and the rewards are so significant that you don't want to quit even when common sense and fatigue say that you should. If I were immortal, I'd never stop playing.”
Read more: http://www.honestgamers.com/systems/content.phpconsole_id=13&review_id=5563&game_id=23278

Out of Eight - 100%
“A multitude of quality improvements on an already spectacular title makes this the best grand strategy game ever made. “

Strategy Informer 92%
“You can do anything you want with this game, the limits being only your time and imagination. If any of you budding warmongers, strategy fiends or history buffs out there are looking for complete control, world domination and a great wargaming experience, look no further.”
Read more: http://www.strategyinformer.com/pc/europauniversalisiii/review.html

All Headline News - 90%
...Europa Universalis III (EU3) is like nothing you've played before. Sure, if someone asks, you say it's sort of like Sid Meir's Civilization IV (CivIV), or Medieval II: Total War (MTW), but in reality EU3 is like nothing else on the market. In fact, it's predecessor, Europa Universalis 2 was like nothing on the market, and this new version is in many ways even better.
Read more: http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7006296103

Deaf Gamer's - 91%
Europa Universalis III is, without a doubt, the best game in the series.

Read more at: http://www.deafgamers.com/08reviews_c/eu3complete_pc.html

1UP 90% - Editors Choice Award - Games for Windows Magazine
Remarkably well-honed-arguably Paradox's finest achievement in the form to date.
Read more: http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3156420

GamePro 90%
While it covers the same ground, there has been enough of a shift from the old roots to ensure the experience stays fresh while maintaining the features that have made the series the premier example of grand strategy on the PC today.
Read more: http://www.gamepro.com/computer/pc/games/reviews/94234.shtml

Armchair Empire 90%
A quality title by a quality developer who has shown that you can actually fix a game that ain't broken, and introduce fresh possibilities into an already intriguing genre.
Read more: http://www.armchairempire.com/Reviews/PC%20Games/europa-universalis-iii.htm

Game Industry News 90%
Europa Universalis III does the impossible. It keeps the hardcore strategy of letting the player do anything in place and even adds more stuff to do, while at the same time making it easier.
Read more: http://www.gameindustry.com/review/item.asp?id=807

Game Vortex - 89%
Europa Universalis III is brought to us by long time strategy guru Paradox Interactive and delivers a wealth of gameplay that aims to please diehard fans, and perhaps make a few new ones in the process.
Read more: http://www.gamevortex.com/gamevortex/soft_rev.php/3418

GameSpot 87%
It's as deep and broad as you would expect from such a big strategy game, but Europa Universalis III's most notable achievement is how easy it is to get into--and how difficult it is to tear yourself away.
Read more: http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/europauniversalisiii/review.html?sid=6164788

IGN 85% - Editors Choice Award
The new interface is definitely welcome and it gives the player access to a bit more information while also reducing the clutter of popups and notifications that seemed to accumulate in the other games. The new gameplay ideas aren't revolutionary but they manage to add more realism and a wider range of options to the basic historically-themed gameplay.
Read more: http://pc.ign.com/articles/757/757888p1.html

GameZone 85%
I was drawn to play Europa Universalis III because of the sheer amount of options that it offers. Not many games allow you to control an empire for more than 300 years and allow you to do it any way you see fit.

Read more: http://pc.gamezone.com/gzreviews/r28887.htm

Gamers Europe 85%
It hasn't moved from its niche within the RTS genre, but without compromising a single pixel of depth Paradox has managed to simplify and streamline the experience. Possibly Paradox's finest title yet, certainly the most pleasing.
Read more: http://www.gamerseurope.com/articles/837

Ferrago 85%
The sheer amount of options and decision-making direction available to the player can be quite overwhelming. There are, however, a selection of well paced tutorials at hand in order to draw you into some of the game's elements at a gentle pace.
Read more: http://play.tm/story/9147

Hardcore Gamer Magazine 85%
It's not a game to be entered into lightly: once you start, it may not be possible to stop. [Mar 2007, p.60]

GameShark 83%
But as a single player game, there's nothing quite like Europa Universalis III. Not even Europa Universalis II offers this much replayable wide-open history.
Read more: http://www.gameshark.com/reviews/2586/Europa-Universalis-III-Review.htm

PC Gamer 82%
There's not another game quite like EU III out there. If it hooks you, it may be the only game you need this year. [Mar 2007, p.62]

Computer Games Magazine 4/5
Europa Universalis III is still one of the best grand strategy games you can find. [Apr 2007, p.64]

Frictionless Insight - 4/5
Europa Universalis III is the pinnacle of its genre, bringing the strategic and diplomatic play of Paradox's earlier games (such as Europa Universalis and Crusader Kings) to new heights..
Read more: http://www.frictionlessinsight.com/archives/2007/01/europa_universa_4.html

PC Zone UK 79% - Recommended
The beauty of it is that the game doesn't place any restrictions upon your ambitions (or lack thereof). [Mar 2007, p.77]

PC Gamer UK 77%
Given the incredible scope and the devs' track record for turning out hard-to-get games, EU3's riches are surprisingly accessible. [Mar 2007,p.92]