Carefully guide your nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion and colonization, to finally become a truly great power by the dawn of the 20th century. Victoria II is a grand strategy game played during the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country, guiding...
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Release Date: Aug 30, 2010

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Reviews

“This is a wonderfully deep game, and its sandbox nature is much more open than Hearts of Iron III was and so it's much more enjoyable at the beginning.”
8,5/10 – Strategy Informer

“Victoria II incorporates challenging strategy and sim elements with enough flexibility to satisfy any weasel-beating gaming goof.”
4,3/5 – CheatCodeCentral

“Saying that it stands head-and-shoulders above all of the scant competition for grand-strategy kingship almost goes without saying.”
9,5/10 – CPUGamer

About This Game

Carefully guide your nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion and colonization, to finally become a truly great power by the dawn of the 20th century.

Victoria II is a grand strategy game played during the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country, guiding it through industrialisation, political reforms, military conquest, and colonization.

Experience an in-depth political simulation where every action you take will have various consequences all over the world. The population will react to your decisions based on their political awareness, social class, as well as their willingness to accept or revolt against their government.

Key features:
  • Deep engrossing political simulation with dozens of different governments.
  • Detailed economy with over fifty different types of goods and various production factories.
  • Over 200 different countries can be played, during the era stretching from 1835 to the onset of WWII.
  • Advanced Technological system with thousands of inventions to discover.
  • Improved graphics and interface, as well as multiplayer support.
  • A streamlined interface makes the game easily accessible.
  • Automation of various tasks including, trade and population promotion.
  • Advanced spheres of influences system, where the great powers battle over the control of the world.
  • Cottage production simulating pre-industrial economies.
  • Gunboat Diplomacy, no need for negotiating as a fleet outside a port may be a more persuasive argument.
  • Historical and Dynamic missions guiding your country through the history.

System Requirements

    Recommended:
    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory: 2 Gb RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Available HDD Space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible
    • Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers
    • Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection for multiplayer
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Citadelen
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Posted: June 26
This a great game, I'd recommend it without a second thought.
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NiJaCollier
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Fantastic game. There are tons of different gameplay styles and options and economics is simulated complexly. Easily one of my favorite games. If you buy it it is also worth getting the two expansion packs, HoD and AHD. I strongly recomend this game to anyone who is willing to learn a complicated game which is extremely rewarding to play.
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Feiffer
( 105.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
♥♥♥♥ Jacobins
10/10
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Globalists on Suicide Watch
( 111.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Really ♥♥♥♥ing good grand strategy game. Can be really difficult if you don't know what you're doing. Also you can form the German Empire (greatest empire of all time) which is a definite plus. 11/10 gg.


P.S. If you're just getting this game, China is the easiest country to play as, ESPECIALLY once you modernize. I definitely reccomend you start your first playthrough as China.
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Cam32541
( 278.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Amazing Game,
I love the depth, and history!

My fav paradox title todate.
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Itz_Fodzilla
( 35.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
My Experience With Victoria 2 (Ultimate Mod):

-start game as britain
-steady economy so i build up my army
-see ireland has no army
-"ooh, lets p*ss off my Irish friend!"
-half way through creating a war justification, it gets noticed
-france, germany and spain get scared and prepare their army
-finally declare war on the Irish and invade in 1 month....Noice
-suddenly ireland rebels, meh whatever
-defeat rebellion easily
-Britain goes into a recession
-make allies with portugal, denmark, sweden and the USA
-2nd rebellion, this time scotland and wales rebel.
- easy peasy lemon squeezy
-Economy improves and is now steady at £300 per day
-as my army recovers a 3rd rebellion starts, "for f*cks sake!!"
-takes 6 months to beat because they very strong and in all my terratories in the british isles
-army is severly crippled and begins recovery
-become communist
-spain suddenly declares war to try and take gibraltar; netherlands and brazil join them
-they take gibraltar and the combined forces of the dutch and brazilians capture 50% of my carribean colonies
-USA (they were helping to destroy brazil) forces me to surrender just as i land 100,000 men into spain
-i realise that in the peace deal was spain getting gibraltar, boll*cks!
-finally rebuild army up to maximum strength just as a crisis starts
-WW3 breaks out: France,Spain,Brazil,Netherlands,Greece,Bosnia,Russia vs USA,UK(me),Germany,Denmark,Sweden
-Huge french invasion force of 200,000 men land in south east England.....ATTAAAACK!!!
-a bloodbath occurs, we pour more and more soldiers into the fight....finally we have beaten them.
-germany invades half of france and the USA invades greece and brazil.
-suddenly, ahuge wave of Russian soldiers sweep through Sweden, Denmark and Germany and land in south east england
-400,000.........400,000!!!!!
-i lose half of england
-brazil fights back and takes terratories for the USA
-America surrenders on behalf of all of us..........Cowards!! I would have rather have lost everythi....oh
-britain has fallen....we no longer hold any meaning to the world.....beaten...betrayed....forced to pay france and russia for the damage they have caused.....i only have ireland left *they rebel and get independance*
-not anymore...RIP England, the once powerful nation has fallen to snail eating, baguette tossing frenchmen. (i dont have any thing against the french im just "role-playing")

-*deletes the save and starts new campaign as Iran and recreates the persian empire* .............LOL


YOU HAVE TO GET THIS GAME. I recommend playing with HoD and AHD dlcs (they improve gameplay ALOT)
i also recommend trying ou the Ultimate mod, it lets you play in the modern era, WW2 era and more.

I personally love this game because i love creating huge empires (which is why i play Total War so much!).
Have fun changing history Comrades!
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Svenskstål
( 110.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
-Be me
-Play as Sweden the first time at multiplayer
-Increase the tax income
-Pay all credits
-Destroy Denmark
-Destroy the dream of the greater German solution (friend plays Prussia)
-Wait five more years
-Destroy Denmark again and its colonies
-Raise as Scandinavia
-Prussia declares war on stronk Scandinavia
-Scuttle the whole navy of Prussia
-Dude asks why could this happen
-"This is damn Swedish steel. It's stronger than your Krupp steel"
-Search for trasnlation of Swedish steel
-Got a new name on steam

10/10 Swedish steel again
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jrboy15
( 28.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
im bad at it but i enjoy it
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theengine777
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
overall game play are ok
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After downloading from steam the program would CTD giving an error message for a missing file.

When loading the game initially it will get to the 'Loading map logic' phase and error out.

The error message is 'Exception in: virtualfilesystem.ccp, line: 662.' Description: The system cannot find the file specified.

After a day aof searching I found the solution on steam's discussion board.

Follow this link; steam://openurl/http://steamcommunity.com/app/42960/discussions/0/613935403969963894/

These are the steps listed:

1. Verify the integrity of the game cache:
(Right click the game in Steam -> Properties -> Local Files -> Verify Integrity...)

2. Then manually delete the folder "..\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Victoria 2" from your computer

3. Right click the game in Steam -> Properties -> Local File -> Browse Local Files -> Use the file called victoria2(.exe) to start the game in the future.
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Pros-
No bugs or lag (atleast for me)
You can change history and make a great empire
Command your troops to conquer with little difficulty (depending on the country)
Much more that I have probally forgotten
Cons-
Multiplayer is not supported anymore unless you get third party software
Tutorials take forever and mastering the game takes lots of patience and time played
Dlc can cost too much off sale.
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