Nick Horth, Thunderbolt writes:
Europa Universalis IV puts you at the reigns of an entire nation, and charges you with taking care of everything from wars to theological doctrine to trade embargoes. The depth of control and choice given here is nothing short of remarkable. Nearly every conceivable way to rule is catered for, from Napoleon-style military expansion to the more insidiously evil colonialism that we Brits were so bloody good at. Want to pull your British troops out of Europe and focus on exploration of the new world? You can do it. Rather play as landlocked Poland, and build a force of diplomats and spies to undermine your enemies? No problem. These options, combined with the utterly dizzying amount of countries available to play, essentially make EUIV endlessly replayable, providing you can master it.