Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven

While Europe slowly pulls itself from a period of darkness, the East continues to shine brightly. The Ming throne is set on a foundation of thousands of years of civilization while Japanese warlords do battle in honorable array, holding tight to their bushido code. The gods have blessed Asia with wealth and culture. Are you worthy of the Mandate of Heaven?
Mandate of Heaven is the newest expansion for Europa Universalis IV, the best-selling historical grand strategy game from Paradox Development Studio. In Europa Universalis IV, you control the fate of any of the hundreds of countries around the world through the maelstrom of the early modern era, from the Age of Discovery to the rise of Napoleon. Mandate of Heaven further enhances this epic experience by adding greater depth to playing the major powers of East Asia and adding a new “Ages” system to add more short-term goals.
Features of Mandate of Heaven include:

Historical Ages and Golden Eras:

Meet objectives in four historical ages from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Revolutions, earning new bonuses and powers for your country. Declare a Golden Era to further increase your chance of success

Chinese Empire:

New mechanics for Ming China, including Imperial Decrees and Imperial Reforms to bolster the Dragon Throne

Tributaries:

Force your neighbors to pay tribute to your Chinese Empire, paying you in gold, manpower or monarch points

New Japanese Rules:

Daimyos now owe loyalty to the Shogun – and the Shogun is whomever controls the imperial capital of Kyoto. Force your lesser rivals to commit seppuku to preserve their honor

Manchu Banners:

Rally the Manchu warlords around your throne and call up the traditional banners to reinforce your army

Diplomatic Macrobuilder:

Common diplomatic actions are now easily available from the macrobuilder interface

This DLC (Downloadable Content) requires the base game:

Europa Universalis IV
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows 7/Windows 8
Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz eller AMD 3500+
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 512mb video memory required
DirectX®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
Sound: Direct X- compatible soundcard
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
Additional: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows 7/Windows 8
Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900, 1024mb video memory recommended
DirectX®: 9.0c
Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
Sound: Direct X-compatible soundcard
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
Additional: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
Minimum Requirements
OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or better
Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
Additional: GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
Recommended Specifications
OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or better
Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
Additional: GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
Additional: GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
Recommended Specifications
OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6750 / NVIDIA GeForce 320 / NVIDIA GeForce 9600 or higher, 1024MB graphics memory required
Hard Drive: 2 GB HD space
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
Additional: GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1. Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer
  • Mandate of Heaven is a great new addition to the Europa Universalis IV family of expansions, giving new life to Asian states while the new Age and diplomacy mechanics bring new challenges and revamps for everyone.

  • With Mandate of Heaven, Paradox Interactive has proven once more that they consistently deliver expansions which incorporate suggestions from players and satisfy their gamership's desire for new, immersive content -- once a newcomer overcomes the steep learning curve. Additionally, the downloadable content offers improved features for the game interface and new concepts in gameplay, contributing to a deep, involving, and rewarding experience.

  • Mandate of heaven provides some great changes and updates but it has brought its own set of issues that need patching out. The diplomatic macro builder and the new historical ages system both are the standout changes by a large degree. The faction changes are a nice framework for future improvements but cannot be left as they currently are with the balance changes involved.

Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
$19.99 $9.40
Title: Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
Genre: Simulation, Strategy
Released: 6 April 2017
Developer: Paradox Development Studio
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
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