Developer: Virtual Programming Ltd
Current Version: 1.1.1
Last Updated: 12 months ago
Download Size: 365.7 MB - Download
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 2 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.
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.
Any Intel CPU
512 MB Video RAM
GeForce Quadro FX 4500, or newer, RadeonHD 2600/4670/4850/4870 (GMA cards, ATI X1600/X1900 or GeForce 7300/7600 not supported)
2 GB RAM
1.1 GB hard disk space
Broadband connection for Internet play
Most Helpful Reviews
Limitless entertainment.. for those who have the patience to learn. - I'm a huge strategy game who has played everything from Age of Empires to Starcraft and Civilization over the last 13 years, and only recently have I gotten into paradox games. This game lets you take control of any country on Earth that existed in 1836 and lets you guide every facet of its existance until 1936. You will have to manage the economy, military, and politics of your nation. The economic system is incredibly deep and complex, but trade is automated by default and takes a huge burden off the player's hands. To suceed, it is imperative to industrialize and build many factories, but as you do this the people will become more politically consciouss and demand greater change. If you ignore their needs, there can be dire consequences. There are many political factions in the game, but at the game start there are only 3: reactionary, conservative, and classic laissez faire liberalism, but as the game goes and and new political philosophy arise you will see new parties such as the anarcho-liberals, socialists, communists and even fascists(yes, the nazis can take over Germany again) arise on the national stage. The latter two parties will stage violent revolutions and if they suceed in taking and holding your nation's capital, their will be a government change. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, and can bring radical changes to your nation such as the transformation from the Russian Empire to the Soviet Union, but history takes the path that you choose, and you could lead Russia into a liberal democracy, or a fascist dictatorship. The game has a fairly steep learning curve, and the tutorial leaves a bit to be desired, but it a tremendous leap forward over older Paradox games. If you can be patient and stick with the game and try a few campaigns as learning experiences after the tutorial, you will discover a game that is incredibly deep and rewarding and offers a seemingly impossible amount of fun. From a technical standpoint, this product is excellent. Performance is top notch, and a huge range of resolutions is supported, so 27' iMac users will be able to get the most of their titanic screen. The only thing I have to complain about is that the game doens't seem to be updated as frequently as the windows version. The windows version of the game is about to get patch 1.3, and it looks like us mac users are stuck with 1.01 for now. Fans of strategy and grand strategy, get this game, you will not regret it if you have the patience to bear with it and learn!
cant see - when i try to play the bottom of the screen cut off half the game i also can not start a game it just says starting and never does
More Reviews for Current Version
Horrible - Dont waste your money on this game. instead use your money on heart of darkness or house divided because this game has a glitch where it wont let you play your saved games. I repeat DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GAME!!!!!
Meh - I think game was good, however, it showed to have issues with game play such as almost impossible to win, and every country wanting to go to war with you for no reason. I could sty in peace forver and keep economy well in country to be richest but either some peanut sized country comes and destroys me instatnly and wipes all my troops out with one guy, or my country randomly decides to have a civil war for no reason.
No problems with savegames - My saved games open fine. I can’t install the NWO mod though...