If you like to get arm deep in historical turn based strategy then the Universalis series will be right up there at the top of your hit list. And its no surprise that the guys behind this are Paradox Development Studio.

If you loved Crusader Kings 2 you can convert your save files across to continue your epic campaign all the way up to the 1800s. Will your PC be able to run EU4 and meet the Europa Universalis system requirements...

Europa Universalis 4 System Requirements

Europa Universalis 4 Minimum System Requirements

OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8

CPU: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz eller AMD 3500+

RAM: 2 GB RAM of System Memory

GPU RAM: 512mb video card memory

GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 GT / ATI Radeon X1900

DX: 9.0c direct x

HD: 2GB Of Free Hard Drive Space

AUDIO: Direct X- compatible soundcard

NET: Broadband Internet connection

OTHER: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers. Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer

Europa Universalis 4 Recommended System Requirements

OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8

CPU: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+

RAM: 2 GB of System Memory

GPU RAM: 1024mb video card memory

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT / ATI Radeon X1900

Europa Universallis 4 looks to be pretty similar for PC specs to its predecessor and therefore fairly easy going on all accounts. You are likely to be able to get Europa Universalis running on a 6 year old machine.

Despite the low system requirement entry, Europa Universalis 4 will be huge. Its going to be chock full of historical data, charts, military and political events from the time, all the while building on the previous versions of the series.

There is little doubt that it will take a long time to complete, the only question is, do you have the ability to learn your way around such a giant historical simulator? If so its release date is tomorrow, 13th August 2013