Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness

Developer: Virtual Programming Ltd

Current Version: 1.1.1

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 407.8 MB - Download


Victoria II: Heart of Darkness

Rule by Iron, Conquer through Blood
Experience Victoria II, an in-depth political simulation where 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.

Victoria II: Heart of Darkness, the second expansion for the grand strategy/ political simulator focuses on the Scramble for Africa as you compete with other colonial powers and experience international crises which require Great Power mediation if the world is to avoid war.

Become a truly great power by the dawn of the 20th century in Victoria II, an experience crafted by Paradox Development Studio, the masters of Grand Strategy.


Experience a brand new colonisation system: Use your navy to expand your empire, compete against other colonial powers and struggle to maintain your overseas control. Colonial conflicts can spiral out of control and become international crises where they will have to be decided by diplomatic negotiations or risk costly wars.

Battle your enemies in the new naval combat system: Together with the new colonisation system, your navies are more important than ever. We have revamped the entire naval combat system and made it much more detailed and exciting with a new system of gun ranges and maneuvering into positions for battles. New powerful battleships join the other classes of ships to bridge the gap to Dreadnoughts.

Prepare for International Crises: Around the world international crises continually call on the Great Powers to mediate and compromise, with war always being the last resort. As one of the lesser powers, use your influence to stir up the local flash points so you can use fleet footed diplomacy to get the Great Powers to right the wrongs that have been committed against your nation!

Follow the global events with the new newspaper system: You will receive reports on local and global events as well as the world's changing situation to keep up to date and get a greater sense of immersion. Over 60 newspapers, both historic and otherwise, periodically present you with the latest news reports of war, major events, royal gossip and other matters of interest.


Release Notes:

Stability fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0.1
Review by WilliamRiven

All Inclusive - Seems some people don’t realize that this version includes all of the required expansions to make it work. Well worth the $30 it cost.

Found helpful by 26 out of 26 people
Version 1.0.1
Review by HypnoticChronic1

Would be great if it worked like EU3 - Now this may not apply to all but it does apply to myself and maybe a few others out there who like to play historical scenarios from the get go of the initial start date so you have the max time to play out said scenarios I did this frequently in EU3 (another Paradox game for those who are not aware) via console commands which was great for the simple fact that all the commands worked unlike this game where nearly all of the commands make the crash to the desktop nearly a 100% certainty so until they fix said console command problems I’ll be forced to give this game only 2 stars otherwise it would be a 5 star game like EU3. Hoped this is of sum use before you fork over $30.

Found helpful by 4 out of 11 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1.1
Review by Desperate Shaolin

REDOWNLOAD? - How can I redownload this game? For some reason my Mac deleted it forever, I can’t find it anywhere. So just please tell me how to download it again!

Found helpful by 6 out of 14 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by Tong Huang

very good game - Thanks for bringing this game to Mac, please update it with patch 3.04!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by ?....t

Good Game - The game is good and offers many opportunities with its many nations. It does take a few hours of learning and people should watch a playthrough before deciding. After a good understanding of the game mechanics, it will be easy to enjoy. Also, be prepared to have some annoying A.I. Occasionaly it does have some graphical glitches. This can be resolved by restarting the game. If that does not work, restart your Mac. If you are into modding, the files are easy to acess and change.

Found helpful by 20 out of 20 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by Brikev

Need the patch - the game is great just really want the patch 3.04 then it will be better

Found helpful by 15 out of 19 people
Version 1.1.1
Review by Macedon2

Great Port of the Game - The game itself is AWESOME, i have like 100 plus hrs. already, but i would also like to see the 3.04 patch that paradox made for the Windows version! But overall, Extremely well made port!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people