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Europa Universalis IV: Emperor PC

Emperor is the 13th major add-on to Europa Universalis 4. As with previous expansions, Paradox Development Studio is also responsible for this title. DLC focuses on developing mechanics related to religion.

This is Europa Universalis IV expansion pack.

Strategy | Economic | RTS | historical

PC / Windows
Europa Universalis IV: Emperor cover

publisher: Paradox Interactive

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-32

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:


The thirteenth expansion to Europa Universalis IV strategy developed by Paradox Development Studio. Europe Universalis IV: Emperor focuses on the deepening of mechanics and events related to religion, e.g. the extension of papal power; however, it also introduces a number of other improvements.


The DLC focuses on religious aspects. Emperor allows you to play as a member of the Hussites, a religious movement originating from the Czech Republic, which historically has never gained a wider circle of supporters outside the country - the player can change that. Developers also decided to increase papal power by giving the head of the Church the opportunity to write a papal bulls (ordinances that all Catholic rulers must take into account), appoint cardinals, and several other improvements in the mechanics of managing the State of the Church.

The Holy Roman Empire has also undergone changes. Players who seek to unite the country under the leadership of the only legitimate ruler and those who have set themselves the goal of creating a confederation must now face a much greater challenge. This is because all those aspiring to the name of emperor may now come across events that are intended to make their task difficult.

The add-on also deepens the mechanism of social unrest. The idea of the French Revolution (and beyond) has left its mark on the people of Europe. It is impossible to ignore the cries of our people demanding change - to go with progress or to remain faithful to tradition: these are the dilemmas facing us. Fortunately, the guillotine can cool down the enthusiasm of people who do not agree with our ideas.

The expansion also introduces a number of other minor or major improvements, such as new missions, events or options to enhance country management.

Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 27 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 17 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 or better
  • 6 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/10
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce 8800 GT / Radeon X1900 or better
  • 6 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Emperor - New EU4 Expansion Officially Announced
Emperor - New EU4 Expansion Officially Announced

news 04 March 2020 11:12

Paradox Development Studio is known for long-term support of its titles. That's why nobody was surprised by the official announcement of another DLC to one of the most popular productions from the studio - Europa Universalis 4. The expansion is titled Emperor and will focus mainly on religious aspects.

Paradox Tests Subscription for EU4 Expansions [Updated]
Paradox Tests Subscription for EU4 Expansions [Updated]

news 23 January 2020 23:33

Paradox Interactive recently shared its plans to develop the Europa Universalis franchise. It appears that the publisher has decided to test a subscription option for the expansions to EU4, the fourth part of the series.

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