Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
Developer: Paradox Development Studio
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Genres: Simulation, Strategy
Powerful decisions related to each of the special government types of the Middle East, including unique mechanics for the Egyptian Mamluks, Persia, and the heirs to Timur.
Activate your merchants in trade nodes for special missions beyond the collection of money – prepare the ground for a future military action or spread Islam to an eager audience.
Study the doctrines and understandings of the one true faith for special bonuses and diplomatic advantage in a new adjustment to the last of the great Abrahamic religions.
Drill and discipline your armies as you move from the age of mercenary captains to the mass levies of standing armies.
Reduce the strength of your provinces for a quick influx of cash or manpower, stripping your nation's future for immediate gain.
Changes to national ideas, missionary actions, Turkish Janissaries and many other game mechanics.
Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization Release Trailer
As with all region-focused expansions for Europa Universalis IV, the first question you need to ask is whether you want to play as a nation from said region, because If not, you should look at another expansion instead. However, for those interested in playing as Muslim nations, Cradle of Civilization has plenty of new mechanics, features and events to make it worth your time and money.
Cradle of Civilization shows that Europa Universalis IV still one of the best games by Paradox with its dynamic and often surprising outcomes. The Middle East once again becomes an interesting region to play and Army Professionalism makes battles more nuanced.
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