Editor Joe Morgan writes,
"We’ve all tried our hands at ruling the world. Risk, Axis and Allies, and the Civilization series are only a few drops in the pond of grand strategy games. Most grant you the means of diplomacy, religion, brute force, and more to achieve that goal. That’s where Paradox Interactive comes in. With franchises like Hearts of Iron and Majesty under their belt, they’re no strangers to the genre. So how does their newest title, European Universalis IV, stand in an ocean of strategy? Has it reached the Age of Enlightenment or should it be left in the Dark Ages? Let’s find out."