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Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century PC

Golden Century is the next expansion to the Europa Universalis IV strategy game. The production focuses on the development of mechanics connected to overseas colonies, and elements relating to activities on the seas and oceans.

This is Europa Universalis IV expansion pack.

Strategy | Economic | RTS | Pirates | multiplayer | historical

PC / Windows
Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century cover

publisher: Paradox Interactive

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-32

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:


Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century is an expansion to the popular strategy from 2013. Both productions have been developed by the Paradox studio, known for Stellaris, Sengoku, Crusader Kings II, and the Hearts of Iron series.


Golden Century is a typical expansion. It does not, therefore, introduce any radical changes to the mechanics of Europa Universalis IV. Instead, the expansion focuses on providing additional content when it comes to overseas colonies and other gameplay elements related to activities on the world's seas and oceans.

Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century allows you to settle overseas colonies with minorities from your own country. This way, you can increase the homogeneity of your own country and thus strengthen the sense of unity within the nation, while at the same time ensuring an increase in ethnic diversity in the nations subordinate to you.

Thanks to this expansion, the nations from the Iberian Peninsula can use the skills of the Jesuit, Franciscan, and Dominican monasteries to calm the rebellious moods in the colonies and facilitate the conversion of societies to Christianity. These countries have also received, together with the North African countries, new missions and objectives that they can carry out and achieve.

Pirate nations have also appeared in the game's world. We can face off against them, or we can manage them ourselves. In addition, the option of appointing a flagship for each fleet has been added, both when it comes to military and trading vessels, which provides useful bonuses during the game. Another feature facilitates taking over coastal fortresses by adding the possibility of destroying their walls through artillery fire from ships.

Technical aspects

Golden Century is not a standalone expansion, so the full version of Europa Universalis IV is required in order to run it.

Game score 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 30 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.  

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce 8800 / Radeon X1900 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10
Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800 / Radeon X1900 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10

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