Europa Universalis IV
Europa Universalis IV is an empire building game, which starts in 1444 A.D and then progresses through the next four centuries.
The game has a detailed world map, in which nations battle other nations for military power, trade power and dynastic alliances sealed with marriages. These options give you a large degree of choice over what type of game you want to play.
Even more choice comes from the ability to play as any of the hundreds of nations from around the world, meaning that you can start the game afresh each time you play.
Europa Universalis IV‘s gameplay relies on you finding the balance between military, diplomatic and economic power in order to be the world’s most successful leader.