“One more turn” – A look back at Europa Universalis and other strategy games from Paradox

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It’s easy to lose hours getting lost in your favorite games, but one genre that is infamous for its “one more turn” mentality that can lead to long nights of gaming is that of grand strategy titles.

These types of games usually have you leading a nation or civilization in a turn-based order where strategy and resource management skills are your most important assets. You use these skills to dominate your opponents either through military strength, cunning negotiations, or scientific advancements.

There are many fantastic grand strategy games available, but one studio that has been cranking out these types of games for decades is Paradox. And now, one of the studio’s flagship series, Europa Universalis, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Based on a board game that was released in 1993, Europa Universalis released in October 2000 to PCs around the world.

In Europa Universalis, you control one of seven European nations, starting in 1492 and ending in 1792. During that timeframe, you’ll expand your power and territory through diplomacy, military strength, and financial power. The game was a surprise success and was praised for its depth of strategy and for many of its historical accuracies.

It spawned several sequels full of different historical scenarios and settings that all provide unique gameplay experiences for gamers to enjoy.

Now, to help celebrate that game’s 20th anniversary, we thought it was the perfect time to look back at some other classic grand strategy titles from the publisher that brought Europa Universalis to life. Check them out below!

5 strategy titles from Paradox Interactive we recommend

Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Looking to take grand strategy to the stars? Age of Wonders: Planetfall gives you the chance to do just that. You pick from one of six interesting factions to explore and conquer a procedurally-generated world. Want …read more

Source:: GOG – Good Old Games


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