Humble Europa Universalis IV Bundle Stacks Up Strategy

Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 14:00 | By: Robert N. Adams
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The Humble Europa Universalis IV Bundle is here!

Normally, this is where I'd put all sorts of flowery language describing what's in a brand-new bundle. The Humble Europa Universalis IV Bundle is a different beast entirely. You see, this is a Paradox Interactive strategy game. These games are, suffice it to say, rather well known for having truckloads of DLC. That's what this bundle is all about.

The Humble Europa Universalis IV Bundle has a goodly chunk of the DLC for this particular strategy game. If you've been thinking about getting it — and be forewarned, this makes entire days disappear — there's never been a better time to pick it up. Let's break down this bundle!

Humble Europa Universalis IV Bundle

 
 

Humble Europa Universalis IV Bundle — Pay $1 or More

Right off the bat, the $1 tier of the Humble Europa Universalis IV Bundle has the base game Europa Universalis IV. You're going to need it to play the mountain of DLC this bundle also includes.

Europa Universalis IV

The base game is a part of this bundle. It'd be pretty dumb to leave it out.

Europa Universalis IV - Art of War

Naval combat and warfare in general get several improvements in this DLC including special mechanics to represent the 30 Years War that tore Europe up.

Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica

A new government type called "Republican Dictatorship" (as in a republic government type, not the political party) is introduced. A new faction system has Aristocrats, Traders, and Guilds for you to try to influence.

Europa Universalis IV - Wealth of Nations

Trade is a sticky business, all the more so back in the day when countries paid pirates to raid other nations. You can hire privateers and use treaties to increase your trade power even further. Heck, you can even set up your own equivalent of the Dutch East India Company.

Europa Universalis IV - American Dream

This DLC simply adds 50 new events and some neat new unit models for the United States of America.

 

Europa Universalis IV: Pre-Order Pack

If you never pre-ordered the game, this will make things right. This pack includes the 100 Years War Unit Pack and the Purple Pheonix Expansion which focuses on the Byzantine Empire.

Europa Universalis IV: Digital Extreme Edition Upgrade Pack

This upgrade gives you the Stars and Crescent event pack which adds more stuff to countries with the Muslim faith. It also includes the "Horsemen of the Crescent" unit pack which busts out some of the greatest light cavalry known to man, music focused on Constantinople, and some other things you already get from other pieces of DLC in here.

Humble Europa Universalis IV Bundle — Beat the Average

The amount of content you get for a buck is pretty nuts, but this bundle steps things up with some more goodies in the Beat The Average tier.

Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man

"Great Powers" now have special diplomatic abilities. The personality of monarchs and military leaders can now buff your nation or help you out in battle, and Queens can now serve as regents. Other additions include special defense missions for Coptic nations to protect their holy sites.

 

Europa Universalis IV: Mare Nostrum

This piece of DLC introduces new systems for naval combat and trade, buffing this aspect of warfare even further. Naval warfare, pirates, and trading over the sea are all much more fleshed out with this DLC.

Europa Universalis IV: The Cossacks

The sixth major expansion overall — yes, sixth — The Cossacks focuses on Eastern Europe. Cossack Estates can be turned into their own playable nations, diplomacy is a good bit more robust, and several other areas like religion and espionage get improvements.

Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense

Diplomacy, internal development, and religion all get some improvements in this expansion. Parliamentary rule is introduced for constitutional monarchies, puppet governments can effectively be installed in your vassal states, and more!

Europa Universalis IV - El Dorado

If it's not clear by the name, this expansion focuses on Central and South America. New religions are introduced for the Mayans and other cultures from the area, as are conquistadors that can be sent there from Western nations. And, of course, you can bring back boatloads of gold to your home country.

Humble Europa Universalis IV Bundle — Pay $17 or More

Now we approach the point of insanity — another six pieces of DLC are available at the $17 level if you really want to round out your experience. This still won't be everything you could possibly get for EU4, but it sure is most of it.

Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century - Immersion Pack

This pack features the ability to expel minorities to colonies, the appointment of clerics to govern states, new mission trees, and more.

Europa Universalis IV: Dharma

One of the key additions in Dharma is a reworked policy system alongside a focus on the early modern era. The Indians also get new mission trees and estates.

Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia

Unsurprisingly, this bit of DLC focuses on Britain. England, Scotland, and Ireland get new mission trees, the industrial revolution becomes a thing, and naval warfare sees even more improvements.

Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization

This pack focuses on Persia and the surrounding area with the addition of Islamic schools, new trade policies, professional army improvements, and other new additions.

Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome

The Russian government gets some cool new toys like Tsardoms and principalities, religious icons, special Russian soldiers called Strelets, and more.

Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven

Finally, Mandate of Heaven focuses on East Asia. A new "ages" system adds more short-term goals for rulers. Chinese empires can force neighboring nations to pay tribute, and the Japanese daimyos must pledge loyalty to the Shogun (among other additions).


Whew, that's everything!

If you're a fan of strategy games and you want to try to take over the world, it's hard to argue against EU4. Why not pick up the Humble Europa Universalis IV Bundle while you can? You have a little less than two weeks to get it. Don't forget that the Humble Sweet Farm Bundle is also still available for another two weeks as well!

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What do you think of the offerings in the Humble Europa Universalis IV Bundle? What's your favorite strategy game? Let us know in the comments below!


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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!