One of the best strategy games around, if you've ever felt the Total War series' campaigns were lacking then this is the game for you. There is a new expansion pack 'Heir to the Throne' due soon but this contains the game and both released expansion packs.
Delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy, is an epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire. Unparalleled in its depth and historical accuracy, EU gives players freedom to rule their nation from an impressive choice of over 250 historically accurate countries.
Europa Universalis III
Flexible Nation Building – decide on your type of government, the structure of your society, your trade politics and much, much more
Highly detailed and interactive cities which are unique for each culture
Use historical Ideas and recruit Great Men in order to make your country flourish the way you want it to
Co-operative multiplayer over LAN or Internet
Expanded timeline to 1820 that will encompass the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon
Historical Options where players will be able to see their rulers, leaders, and advisors appear on the accurate historical dates
Enhanced Trading System that will allow players to choose the trading centers they most want to focus on and also includes a new rule for trade overseas
Additional Options for No Inflation, Free Colonisation, AI Aggressiveness and many more
Start in 1399 and the coronation of Henry IV of England
Plus 50 more years of gameplay, experiencing the Byzantine Empire, Tamerlane, and the end of the Hundred Years War
Countless types of rebels, all with different goals and different abilities
Religious tolerance now depends on the ideas and decision you take