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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Buy Victoria Collection

Includes 11 items: Victoria I Complete, Victoria II, Victoria II: A House Divided, Victoria II: A House Divided - American Civil War Spritepack, Victoria II: German Unit Pack, Victoria II: Heart of Darkness, Victoria II: Interwar Artillery Sprite Pack, Victoria II: Interwar Engineer Unit, Victoria II: Interwar Planes Sprite Pack, Victoria II: Interwar Spritepack, Victoria II: Songs of the Civil War

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Includes 4 items: Crusader Kings II, Europa Universalis IV, Hearts of Iron III, Victoria II

 

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
Helpful customer reviews
322 of 380 people (85%) found this review helpful
307 people found this review funny
892.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
game is chill

pros
- chill

cons
- I accidently played for 813.7 hours

would reccomend if you want to chill
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153 of 169 people (91%) found this review helpful
125 people found this review funny
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
The French and their baguettes

Started as France with the goal in mind of destroying G-B and freeing the Indian people. We frenchmen were pulling out new inventions out of our butts and became a monopolized country with factories everywhere and railways that went to places even they didn't know. We colonized every possible colonial region we were deemed able to. We added all of Italy into our sphere along with the Suisse, Braziliens, Sokotians, Zulus and Madagascans. During the time, we were gaining thousands of pounds of ducats and eventually became millionaires(as far as ducats go in the game). Along with a standing army of roughly two hundred and forty three thousand and were the second highest as far as score and were even first in prestige.

Then, 20 years after starting, the North German Confederation declared war upon us with the damned red coats. the french marched to the east and slaughtered thousands of Germans. And to the west we marched and slaughtered the british and sat there baguette and wine in hand over the dead corpses of our foes. We got greedy, we desired more than just fancy foods and victory. We desired land, we desired power and thought of our goal to liberate India. Greedily we added a wargoal to liberate India and all it's people and to reclaim our French territory in Canada(Québec). Little did we know, our downfall was immenent. As the wargoals were entered into the war, our infamy hit a solid 26 and then everything went down hill.

Our army was mighty and fierce and feared throughout the land and word spread of our gains in the Franco-Prussian war, however those who feared us would also be the ones to take up arms against us. All of a sudden, the Russians declare containment saying we, the innocent French, must disarm and pay out our asses so they could enjoy their socialist lifestyles. And then the Spaniards desired to weaken our army and steal our women, so them to declared upon us in hopes of weakening us. It does not end yet, the Dutch, the Dutch desired our women also and so they declared containment too. And so, the typical US mentality kicked in, and them too declared war. Not for our women, or wine, or money, or territory, but just to declared war for the fun of it. Even though less than 75 years ago we freed their ignorant asses from the Brits.

With the downfall of France imminent, the French sought aid from their friends in Austria and their spheres, but little did they know, they were stuck up asses who sought France's imminent death. And so with baguette and wine in hand, the French army was slaughtered.

Though, we survived all the wars and still had 2.5 million ducats in our banks. We sat atop a hill in Paris and watched as the world suffered at the hands of the Brits, because everyone turned their backs from the rightful world ruler, France.

Victoria 2 is love, Victoria 2 is life.
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126 of 153 people (82%) found this review helpful
80 people found this review funny
233.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Pointless Wars
Cultural Genocide
Facism
Communist Revolutions
Manifest Destiny
Exploitation of the Workers
Slavery
Great Wars
International Crises
Banana Wars
Liberal Agitation
and last but not least the taming of the savages in Africa

What's not to ♥♥♥♥ing love?
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79 of 88 people (90%) found this review helpful
88 people found this review funny
494.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
I noticed "russia" was lacking a P, so I fixed that.

10/10
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61 of 70 people (87%) found this review helpful
47 people found this review funny
82.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
I had any and all nations to choose from. I could have been Japan and wage war against the Chinese scum, and slowly dissolve their empire. I could have been the U.S and colonize all of Africa and slowly push out and opposition, claiming the land mass to myself and only myself.

Instead, I did nothing above. I played as the great nation of Bhutan. Slowly I took over the nearby one state nations nearby, and eased my nation to great power. It took longer than expected, though. Had to modify the game files to set the end date to December 31st, 9999. By this time, Bhutan was all, and all was Bhutan.

I rate this game a solid 10 / 10. It's ok.
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