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...
User reviews: Very Positive (836 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 30, 2010

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

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

 

Recommended By Curators

"Politcal movements, tech of the time and with grand strategy gives a huge sense of immersion. For a history buff like me it's tear jerkingly perfect."

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
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Each paradox's grand strategy has a unique gameplay elements but this one just beats every grand strategy game that paradox has made so far. In other words. Rebels, rebels, rebels. elections, rebels, rebels, rebels, Crisis, elections, rebels, rebels, so on and so forth. It is so funny yet so boring.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Play as Germany and invade Mexico.

Because im 12 and reckless. 10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
The most complex, historically accurate and rewarding grand strategy game I have ever had the pleasure of playing. If you are interested in European history circa 1830-1936, this game is a must have! I have played several Paradox titles (EUIV, CKII) but Victoria II stands in a league of its own. The sheer amount of depth provided lets you feel like you are actually in command of an entire nation. The learning curve is not terrible, but an online tutorial (letsplay.com, youtube) is definitely recommended. This game pulls you in and never lets go. Therefore I can whole-heartedly recommend that you go forth and conquer savage natives, for Queen and country!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Wow, this is my favourite Paradox game now. Unlike EU3 and 4, war is the means, not the end. The end is your economy and population. You use war to support your economy, not the economy to support your wars. Lots of interesting themes like capitalism, industrialism, socialism etc. So fun.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Game crashes right after instalation, giving and error of: File exception 622.

The solution is to do the following:

1. Go to the folder /Steam/SteamApps/common/Victoria 2/map/cache/
2. Delete all of the contents of this folder, but NOT the folder itself.
3. Go to the folder /Steam/SteamApps/common/Victoria 2/
4. Run v2game.exe
5. Your map cache should now be reconfigured. Exit the game.
6. You should now be able to run Victoria 2 normally, using the Victoria 2 launcher (victoria2.exe) or Steam.

Other than that, I enjoy this game.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
District of Columbia becomes slave state secceeds along with Wyoming invade Hawaii instead
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
University of Victoria II - Faculty of Economics and Genocide

Department of Imperialism and Slave Trade

Room 10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
FANTASTIC GAME! Can't wait for the next expansion!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
503.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
i think that this is a great game,it provides a simulation for every country in 1836 ands you can change history from what it was to some thing different e.g america invades austrailia another e.g britain takes brittany from france,this game has so much to offer, i would give it a 9/10 rating ,1 more e.g atjeh annexes bali.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Victoria 3 pls! One of the best paradox titles I've ever played.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
My country exports the best luxury clothes the market can buy!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I think my brain collapsed trying to play this.

I need to watch some tutorials. :l
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
54.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Had it for less than a week and already poured 39 hours into it.

I'd recommend it any day.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
I mean who doesn't want to play as the socialist state of Zulu?
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
It's a great grand strategy game. I like idea of economic system. It would be even better to have trade route system like EU IV.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
so fun i love paying as canada and trying to be what my country is and better. dont plan to play this others because its not easy its poor system for that
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
72.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
A game where you take control of a country during the Victoria era from 1836 to 1935 or so. Go bonkers. It's so damn fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
A good game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
58.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
There are few games set in the 1800s, but this one does it well. You take control of any country - from Great Britain to Ethiopia - for one hundred years, starting in 1836 and spanning the American Civil War and Franco-Prussian War, as well as many other wars. For each country, there are many, many options - in fact, the only "quest" that the game gives you is to survive until 1936. The main reason why someone would not like this game is if they need more guidance, but personally I like it, and most grand strategy players will too.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
282.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
For starters, this game is only for those who love immersive Risk type games. Specifically a in-depth strategic game. However, this makes it very complicated to learn how to play, effectively. (For me at least). But, once I did a few tutorials, I got the hang of things, and enjoy the game fully now. This is really one of my favorite all time games, ever. Across all platforms, its just so great of a price, and a game. Its just fantastic. I'm not much of spoiler, so I'll leave the specifics for you all to figure out. To me, this is worth every cent. Heck, I enjoy this game so much, I'm buying another copy of it for a friend. So long as the price stays down. All in all, I recommend this game 100%. Cheers!
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