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 (824 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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 7
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.2 hrs on record
Victoria 2 is a prime exampe of a complex and challenging strategy game. It has a steep learning curve but it is very rewarding if you put in the time. In no other game can you form fascist Israel or Communist USA. It is truly a unique game and a textbook example of what Paradox Interactive is capable of. Victoria 2 is simply a must-play for any lover of the strategy genre.
tl;dr can become Nazi Jewish nation 10/10
Posted: September 26
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.9 hrs on record
FANTASTIC GAME! Can't wait for the next expansion!
Posted: October 8
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 16
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 3
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
54.5 hrs on record
Had it for less than a week and already poured 39 hours into it.

I'd recommend it any day.
Posted: October 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.2 hrs on record
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!
Posted: October 14
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
District of Columbia becomes slave state secceeds along with Wyoming invade Hawaii instead
Posted: October 19
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
My country exports the best luxury clothes the market can buy!
Posted: September 29
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
241.1 hrs on record
I've launched genocides against Vietnamese people as Communist Japan, Romania has gained the Arabian peninsula, Grossdeutchland has formed, Europe is falling apart, and India isn't an independent nation.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.7 hrs on record
Best stratagy game ive ever played
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.4 hrs on record
lots of fun and possibilities
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
107.3 hrs on record
Why am I spending time reviewing this when I could be playing it?
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
420.4 hrs on record
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
how do you play this lol
Posted: October 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
I think my brain collapsed trying to play this.

I need to watch some tutorials. :l
Posted: October 3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
I mean who doesn't want to play as the socialist state of Zulu?
10/10
Posted: October 15
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
played for literally 24 hours straight and hated myself so much i couldnt open it again
Posted: October 15
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
I played as US and took over Canada

11/10
Posted: October 14
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
44.9 hrs on record
Executed half of my country, begun an opium empire.
11/10
Posted: October 14
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