Europa Universalis III Chronicles
Developer: Virtual Programming Ltd
Current Version: 1.1.1
Last Updated: 12 months ago
Download Size: 424.4 MB - Download
Europa Universalis III: Chronicles includes the award-winning epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a dominant global empire.
Unparalleled in its depth and historical accuracy, Europa Universalis gives players the freedom to rule any nation from an impressive choice of over 250 countries.
Europa Universalis III: Chronicles includes:
Europa Universalis III (Base Game)
Heir to the Throne (Expansion pack)
Divine Wind (Expansion pack)
Napoleons Ambition (Expansion pack)
In Nomine.(Expansion pack)
All expansion packs are automatically embedded in the installation.
Play any historical nation between 1399 and 1820 to build your Empire through the use of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy
Highly detailed and interactive countries and cities allow you control over the development of your Empire
Co-operative multiplayer over LAN or Internet for up to 32 players
Engage in the thriving Europa Universalis III online community: download modifications to add to the gameplay, find friends to play online
Mac OS X version 10.6.8
GeForce 7300, RadeonHD 2600/4850/4870, Intel HD 3000 (GMA cards not supported, ATI X1600/X1900 not supported)
700MB of hard disk space
Internet connection for product registration.
Most Helpful Reviews
A fantastic deep and feature-rich historical strategy game! - First, the bad news: This game is very likely not for casual players looking to play their first serious 4x strategy game. The x's here denote the four main themes of this kind of game, where the player might engage in one or more of the following: eXplore (the game world), eXpand (your game empire), eXploit (the fruits of your explorations), and eXterminate (your in-game rivals). Casual games like Bejewled 3 (which I also love), have only a relatively few "moving parts" making it easy for the player to divine what is required to find success in the game. EU3 Chronicles has so many more of those "moving parts" and - worse still for the novice - many of the moves are indirect and their long-term are effects difficult to discover. Add to this the fact that Paradox Interactive, the original developers of this title (Virtual Programming does the port to Mac), has a very active fan forum where their designers get many new gameplay ideas and implement them in patches even years after release of the game itself. Though admirable, this results in a game that deviates substantially from the documentation, making the extensive manuals far less useful for learning the game. The in-game tutorials help a little, but are also not enough to teach the game. All is not bleak, however. Tooltips abound to help the player. Tooltips are informative pop-ups triggered by hovering the mouse pointer over most of the features on the screen. Finally, most 4x strategy games (like Civ V) are turn-based, but EU3 Chronicles is real-time. Turns naturally stop the action, allowing players to work out their moves at their leisure. Players can (and will) pause EU3 Chronicles and the gamespeed is easily adjustable, but it does mean the player will not be able to micro-manage everything all the time. Now for the good news: For experienced 4x strategy gamers and for those willing to work through the extensive learning curve, this game has nearly boundless possibilties. The game is very open in that it doesn't make you try to conquer the world (a very difficult goal) or anything else. You win by meeting whatever goals you set for yourself, for example a player of England might try to make it the richest realm in the game. The player will have to watch over "national" things like recruiting chief advisors and whatever military forces you need, setting your budget, targeting technological advancements, dealing in diplomacy, colonizing new lands, and defending your national interests. The player will also spend time developing the various provinces which make up the the player's empire. All of which does not take place in a vacuum. You will be interrupted by the world beyond your borders (and sometimes far beyond them). Wars, revolts, pirates, and various other events will make sure you have places to go and things to do. In conclusion: This game should appeal to players who want to spend many hours guiding their 15th - 19th century empires to greatness in a complex real-time strategy game.
Support is Beyond Miserable - I played and loved Europa Universalis 1 & 2 but stopped playing games on my computer for a few years. When I saw version 3 was available I jumped but I wish I hadn’t. The tutorials are terrible and yes, as an experienced player of the previous versions I need tutorials. The introduction to the interface is sparse but decent enough. Then comes the indiscribably bad tutorial on units. Sure, I made an army and the tutorial recognized that. Then I moved it to Brandendurg. Nope the tutorial doesn’t know I did that. So ends the first tutorial. The second is about colonization which I sorta figured out but guess what? Yep, the tutorial doesn’t guide me any further. Meanwhile this game was ported by one company and semi-supported by another. It is supposed to include several extra games that were originally extra content but it doesn’t. I gather one must first get a registration number and register the game with Paradox - but that’s a Paradox because the registration number comes from Virtual Programming which seems to take weekends and Mondays off. Maybe more than that, I don’t know. Without the tutorials I’m at a loss. Maybe I’ll re-rate the game in the future but for now, if I could give it a negative star rating, I would. And now I’m off to rate another game - the game that returned me to Mac games - Xcom. Paradox and Virtual, if you are paying attention, this is how you do it right.
More Reviews for Current Version
latest el capitan update makes it worse ... - application won’t start. It also quite on its own … I suggest a fix of that ASAP. I really like the game but until that issue is solved 2 stars is as good as it gets … the 2. star is because I like the game …
Very difficult to learn, but worth the effort - This is not your average strategy game. It’s very hard to get into the gear of game if you’re used to playing AoE or Command and Conquer. But once you get a sense for the game play its well worth the time you put into it. It’s a well crafted, carefully thought out, highly addictive game!
Good game, very poor stability - Title says it all. I very much enjoy this game, but its unbearable how often it crashes. The game also is very glitchy, for example my rulers sometimes die and need to be replaced upon loading a saved game, and there are all sorts of glitches in the graphics.
Was Great, Now I can’t open the game - See title. Six weeks ago I played with no problem, now the game has to go through a “verificaiton” process when I open it, and then doesn’t open. What gives?