Carefully guide your nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion, colonization and social upheaval, to emerge as one of the great world powers by the dawn of the 20th century in Victoria Complete.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (33 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 20, 2010
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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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Carefully guide your nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion, colonization and social upheaval, to emerge as one of the great world powers by the dawn of the 20th century in Victoria Complete. Gather the wealth and strength required to stay ahead of your enemies, gain invaluable prestige and honor, and reform the nation into a free democracy. Or, drive your people down the grim road of tyranny, corruption, and anarchy...

Experience an in-depth political simulation where every action you take will have various consequences all over the world. The collection focuses on six different aspects of governing a nation: Diplomacy, Warfare, Economy & Industrialization, Colonization, Technological Research and Politics. The main game is hailed as the ultimate World Domination and Empire-Building simulation and allows continuation of the game in “Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday”.

Features:

  • Historical and Dynamic missions guiding your country through history
  • Advanced tech tree covering the entire period including the Interwar period
  • Experience a global map with more than 2800 provinces
  • A military system linked with the player's policy decisions
  • Deep engrossing political simulation and detailed economic system
  • Multiplayer with up to 32 players
  • A Doomsday converter with possibility to export a save game at the end of the game into Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday VICTORIA is all about recreating world history according to your wishes. While the game strives to simulate the unique conditions and prerequisites of the time period as closely as possible, it leave all the decision-making to you, the player.
  • Developed by the team behind Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron.
  • Play any country from the time period.
  • Play multiplayer with up to 32 players in LAN or over the Internet.
  • More than 2 hours of quality recordings of music from the period.
  • This real-time game can be set to pause at any given point or event, allowing players to plan and strategize in a "semi real-time" environment.
  • Set on a global map with more than 2800 provinces and sea zones

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 98SE / 2000 / XP (Does not support Vista / Windows 7 / ME)
    • Processor: Pentium III 450 MHz
    • Memory: 128 Mb RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 600 MB Free Hard Drive Space
    • Video Card: 4 Mb Video Card DirectX Compatible
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible
    • CD ROM: DirectX 9 or higher
    • Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers
    • Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection for multiplayer
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 33 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
cant even start the game but its a dinosaur in the loading screen so 10/10 would buy again
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
339.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
WOW. That is all I can use to describe this game. The depth, the strategy, the CHALLENGE! It's basically a strategy gamer and/or history lover's dream!

Fancy playing as the supreme power of the UK? No problem. Watch your colonial empire grow, take on the French for Africa, and crush the Chinese in the Opium Wars.

Or how about Prussia? Fight of the persky Austrians and French and unify the glory that is the German Empire.

Looking for a bit more, "FREEDOM"!?!? Play the Yanks and have them whip Mexico into submission over Texas, emancipate the crap out of the Confederate States of America, and "liberate" Cuba from the control of the Spanish.

All and all, this a game that you can play from all fronts; from the great and powerful United Kingdom to the feeble but determined-to-reach-glory Chinese. GET THIS GAME!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
This is a great game, but sadly I started already with victoria 2 and when I tried playing this the lack of the better UI of the newest game made my approach not that enjoyable. But the game is a gem and lots of people recommend it, but I find the newest more charming ;) I really recommend you try this first them the second if you can. Or start directly on the 2 and enjoy all it's goodies!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
222.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This may be a very old game, but it has many qualities that it's sucessor lacks.
Aspects
Positive
  • Better colonial system
  • Can demand individual provinces
  • Slightly historicaly acurate
  • Troop system
  • Economic system
Negative
  • OP Rebels
  • The flags don't change when the government does
  • At the start armies aren't fully manned
  • Harder to mod than Victoria 2
  • Lack of a large community
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
Victoria, I played this game (have an old disc) for many hours back when I didn't have a good gaming PC, but when I had a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ PC. This game taught me how to enjoy classical music, real classical music, not modern classical music.

This game also taught me that you have to forge Germany out blood and sweat and then forge the world into the Germans by blood and sweat.

This game is a classic Paradox game and is a great game to play.

Great game.

Very great.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
The only game I played for years and years. (pre-Steam) Get past the steep learning curve and the world is your oyster.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
My advice get The Victoria Collection you get this and victoria 2 with all dlc
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
121.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
I have to say, this isn't an easy game, it is also quite time consuming (time literally flies when you are playing) but when you start winning it is highly rewarding (kinda the way Demon's Souls and Dark Souls are). It is made in order to make difficult for the player to prevent the history repeating over again (or going worse for the country you are playing with).

While instructions would be nice, the internet is vast and has quite a few explanations and tutorials.

Yeah, it's an old game, graphics are not impressive at all, but really, who cares? it's not the point of this game. Also as your processor doesn't work much, you can play quite a few hours on your laptop before running out of battery, which is nice.

I totally recommend it, it's worth every dollar and you get tons of hours of gameplay due to it's almost infinite replayability.

Only advice: don't get frustrated if you get your ♥♥♥ kicked several times, you'll learn more and more each time.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
256.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
Victoria 1 complete is a game which I only aquired through the Victoria bundle and was not the reason for which I choose to buy the bundle. However since buying this game I am happy to say it was not a waste of time or money to do so. The first thing I would like to point out is the fact this game is not ment for the casual gamer there is deep stratagy involved within, economically and also in the combat system.

A strong feature of this particular game is the combat system it is complex however simple to grasp at base level for a better understanding some games will have to be played, or articles and tutorials will have to be delved into. However don't depend upon your militaristic skills for global domination the game might have a few nasty suprises in store for 'badboys' as it is known in game. The greatness of this game is that econimic management can be done quickly if required but fine tuneing is applicable whenever you are not amist a conquest so there is allways something to do.

However I will admit that the diplomacy compared to Victoria 2 is much weaker and not as intresting to undergo and power difficult to obtain through the system in place, also some may find the graphics ugly and old fasioned which they are but I assure you you will get used to them and find a unique appeal if you give it time.

The ability to play as any nation in the world across 4 diffrent starting points adds a lot of replayabilty into this game from either remaining a global power or starting from scratch and building a new economic and military superpower for the world to fear.

Militarist or economist? New or old power? The world can be your oyster but can you make it?
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
55.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
Very good game. Not many strategy games cover this time period. Indepth control of your country/Empire on a socio-economic level.

Potential to export your game save into Hearts of Iron 2 to carry on playing after 1935.

I can't compare it to Victoria 2 as I haven't got that title.

Well done Paradox

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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Although the graphic of the game is not as good as Victoria 2, it still worth playing. I personally think that it's music, overall atmosphere makes it to more feel like the Victoriam age.
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
198.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Insanely detailed game, very addictive.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 26, 2012
thi game is spectacular. but it will take u a super long time to wrap ur brain around it fully. it is waaaay more complicated then u might think. but it is awesome.
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
56.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Probably my favorite game, the combat system is really well done and managing populations is fun.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2012
Grand scale epicness, don't touch if you have other things to do that day or the day after.
Multiplayer weekend is on my bucket list.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
236.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2013
Whose eyes are those eyes?
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9 of 22 people (41%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2013
Victoria 2 is better.
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9 of 23 people (39%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
A ok game but due to high rebel spawn rates and some glitches i suggest you ethier get it dirt cheap or does get vicky 2.
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20 of 46 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
No reason to get this game beyond wanting a complete set of something. If you enjoy games like this, get Victoria 2. Some of the worst aspects of Victoria 1 are fixed in that game, and it is similar enough that you will not gain much by playing Victoria 1. Personally I bought it because I enjoy Victoria 2 so much I wanted to see #1 and compare it. I have no regrets.
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7 of 19 people (37%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
A good strategy game covering the Victorian Age.
However, in my opinion, the game is quite dated and it will take a while to get used to the controls, the interface and all the different little things that you might encounter. The lack of info on what to do in this game, as well as most other paradox development games, doesn't help either and you would really need help on either the forums or youtube.

That isn't a big problem if you have patience (which is a virtue in strategy games) but the real problem in this game, lies in that it tries to recreate history too much than giving an alternative route to it.

I would recommend Victoria 2, which not only is easier to learn but also has a better, slicker interface were you can find information.
You can however, buy this game if you don't mind the objects above.
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