Victoria II for PC
PC - Windows

Victoria II

Aug 13, 2010
8.39
playscore
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About this game

Content Rating: Teen

Summary

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.

System Requirements

Minimum

  • 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

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Critic Reviews

8 Reviews
7.81
Cole SmithAug 13, 2010
Patience is a virtue in Victoria II, and if you have it in abundance, then you may want to try the multi-player component. The single-player is basically one huge campaign, and with so many choices and variables, how much longer do you want to drag this out? Enter the multi-player mode. It then becomes a board game, not unlike Life. Against the right opponent, under the right circumstances it works, but it’s long, involved, intense, and largely unrewarding. I much preferred playing against the A.I.
Brett ToddAug 18, 2010
It still hits you with a learning curve that initially looks like the north face of K2 to the newbie who has never played this sort of game before. The revolt issue is also frustrating when it pops up, especially because it generally does so after you've invested a few decades into a campaign. Still, this is a leap forward from its predecessor, and it does show that Paradox has been listening to its critics and is tying to make its games as mainstream as possible without turning off the hardcore historical strategy fans that are the company's bread and butter.
Mike SplechtaSep 09, 2010
Victoria newbies will definitely look upon the game with confused glares at first, and even after going through the extensive tutorial, might find themselves scratching their heads with confusion more often than not. Victoria veterans however will be pleased with the interface overhaul and streamlined menus, which helps alleviate frustration and ensures satisfaction.