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 (1,504 reviews)
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

Buy Paradox Grand Strategy Collection

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

 

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
70 of 74 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,215.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
This is the reason why I play games. literaly, this game is the first game I really got into and loved. 1300 hours later and im still loving it and have gotten into the gaming community and built my own computer because of it.

you do start to notice a couple quirks in the game when youve played it as long as I have though.

1.) The game can be unstable. I cant tell you how many times ive had to sit down and "fix" the game because of problem #2
2.) This game needs mods. after you've bought all the expansions and kicked ♥♥♥ as every country you can think of things get a little stale, its not like you want to play a new game, you want to play victoria 2... only better. to make it better however you need to install mods. hmm.. i wonder what steam function would have been helpfull for that that both euIII, euIV and ck2 have..
3.) The game needs workshop support. this is one you can't fix yourself and its shity
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40 of 41 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
203.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Although it isnt the prittiest game on the market and the economic sysem requires a Phd in economics Victoria 2 satisfies everything.

+++ political system stops countries from blobbing (unlike europa universalis)
+++ No dumbing down
++ Balanced combat, as well as a nice amount of units (not to many not too little) and provide nice custimization of forces
++ Great powers and secondary powers make the game feel more real
++ Neat Political system (upperhouse, Elections and reforms)
+ Factory system
+ attention to deatail: Each country has its own flags fro Monarchy, republic, fascist and communist. And most countries have flavour events
+ Westernization is great

--- Learning curve kills players
-- Trading system I still dont get after about 100 hours

Also note: You need to have played at least 2 or more Grand Strategy titles before playing this (total war does not count.)
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57 of 70 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
184.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Really good strategy game, i enjoyed invading Communist America as Tsarist Russia.
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56 of 70 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
161.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
If you wanna A+ from history then this a game for you.
Japanese Colonies in Africa and Forming Byzantine Empire..
10/10 would lose social life again
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
53.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
"An economy simulator with a game strapped onto it."

Vici 2 is about how much everyone should really hate the UK for owning the world..... the entire world. And also laughing at the poor people who think they matter.

In short: The East Indian Trade Company regrets to inform you that your country's independence is now null and void.
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