Pride of Nations is a turn-based historical strategy game set in the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country and guides it through industrialization, military conquest, and colonization.
User reviews: Mixed (24 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 8, 2011
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Includes 5 items: Pride of Nations, Pride of Nations: American Civil War 1862, Pride of Nations: Spanish-American War 1898, Pride of Nations: The Franco-Prussian War 1870, Pride of Nations: The Scramble for Africa

 

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Pride of Nations is a turn-based historical strategy game set in the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country and guides it through industrialization, military conquest, and colonization.
Pride of Nations follows such successful historical strategy games as Birth of America, American Civil War, Napoleon's Campaigns, and Wars in America.

Key Features:

  • Immerse yourself in realistic historical gameplay set on a global map
  • Play as the world’s Great Powers between 1850 and 1920
  • Lead one of eight different countries, each with their own personality and agenda: USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and Italy
  • Experience the most original diplomacy model ever created for a grand strategy game
  • Explore a revolutionary system for building armies and fleets
  • Fight against a strong AI through a number of new game mechanisms
  • Battle it out with others in multiplayer with a new simultaneous turn-based engine
  • Engage in a detailed world economy with realistic components

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/ Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium® IV 1800+ MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB (XP) or 2 GB (Vista or W7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 3 GB free on hard disk
    • Video Card: 512 Mb V-RAM or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or more
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional: Internet Connection required for multiplayer
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
183.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
I've had this game for a long time, and have recently started playing it again. I still really like it. Yes, it is complicated, has a steep learning curve and takes some time to learn, unless you are familiar with AGEODs other fantastic strategy/simulation games. If you enjoy historical simulations/strategy games then you will enjoy playing this game, as long as you are prepared to learn how to play the game. The tutorials will teach you the basics, and there are some videos on Youtube that could also help you out.

I find the game challenging and rewarding. I've clocked up over 140 hours and am happy to add another 140 to that. Other reviewers mention the game runs slowly and crashes often - I haven't encountered this problem to be honest, but yes, it does take a couple of minutes when you click 'end turn' but when you think of how much the computer needs to calculate and execute I find it understandable and don't mind the wait. The game did used to crash occasionally, however, since I have started playing again it has not crashed once in the 11.3 hours in the last couple of days. (Patch 1.04 has just been released recently and I believe this has addressed most of the instability problems).

I'm glad I decided to re-install this gem and am enjoying playing it. I had been playing AGEODs Civil War 2 before getting back to this. CW2 is also great :)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
I read a few comments before I finally bought this game on special. Would not have bought it at the original price. I was pleasantly surprised when the game started.
In some reviews people complained about being able to load the game. I had no problems and I am using Win 8.1 SL. The key is to leave enough time for the program to startup. It does take a while to load, but if you are patient enough, you will see there is no problem with the startup. Not on my system anyways ...

Like the music, fits with the genre.
Has a tutorial. Must work through it. Don't try to figure out everything for yourself, unless you like that kind of approach.

Definitely worth buying on special or for a $10 price tag. More is maybe expecting a bit too much.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Patience needed! If you can master your impatience, this game is as deep as the ocean (in PC game terms), very historical, very cerebral and very satisfying - if you are patient. The turns are slow, but you have to keep reminding yourself that this game in having to process an IMMENSE GLOBAL amount of information: remembering this will makew you more sympathetic and PATIENT! It's a tremendous game for history buffs like me who want to re-write history. The map and detail are rich, the management needs concentration. But if you are orepared to be PATIENT and invest the time, this game is immensely rewarding. No, honestly.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
+ First you play with Victoria II for a few hundred hours, then you move on to Pride. Slow AI processing? Not a problem given the depth of play -go read up on the period as it takes its time.

- Ottomans aren't fleshed out (yet).

Very nice, especially on sale.
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54 of 66 people (82%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2014
This game was designed for SINGLE-CORE processors only. So, unless you have an old Pentium4 still up and running it's almost impossible to play this game for it will utilize only 1 core of your dual/quad/octacore processor. Theirfore it will take up to 5 minutes to process a turn. And remember...there are 1500 turns in this game. That's a lot of waiting!!!

Great design and idea, but terrible programming.
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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,337.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2012
Probably the most complex and rewarding grand strategy game I've come across. Brilliant detail in every level. Fully customizable. Not for the faint-hearted or the impatient!
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
The game runs very slowly and crashes often. Very frustrating and dissapointing as from what I saw of it there was great depth.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2011
This game will have a very subtle, but important impact on how strategy games look in the foreseeable future. It's daunting for a newcomer, but if you want to take the plunge with a game that has unprecedented depth - you should try it out.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2012
Time between turns can get up to as long as two minutes. If that won't be a problem for you, then this is the best nation-building game ever made.

For most people, it was a problem.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
It worked for about an hour and after that I could never get the game running again.
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9 of 22 people (41%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2012
There's only 2 things harder than actually getting this game running: Figuring out how to play it, and figuring out why you would play an incredibly dull version of Victoria 2.
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2011
Nice Game
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11 of 27 people (41%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2014
Fantastic game, must do say I enjoy playing it however I do not have many hours on it but it was super fun reminded me of my childhood years playing the Blue & The Gray version of this. Very entertaining.
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
have not played because there is no manual downloaded with game!
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17 of 47 people (36%) found this review helpful
353.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
If you like paradox games you know what to expect. Its a fun game when it works if you like nation building and micromanaging. Unfortunately its completely broken for me so I'm now unable to play it at all.
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1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
I bought this game years ago and I have NEVER gotten it to work! It freezes up every time I try to open it... I love Paradox, but this is a total bust!
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
No Netherlands available for play.
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