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Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12

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  1. Jul 11, 2011
    It is a poor attempt at a strategy game. Compared with all the other similar games in Paradox's lineup this is one of the ones that simply fails to deliver. With graphics and UI that looks like an amateur's job in Photoshop. Coupled with the fact that this game is complex. You'll find yourself overwhelmed by the lack of user-friendly and intuitive UI. Getting lost in the UI is a very common thing. The game mechanics itself is limited in options. This perhaps due to the time period in the game, or simple due to the lack of flexibility in Paradox Interactive's games. At times, this seems a little more than a 'history channel' on a slightly variable timer, with only a handful of nations that would keep you occupied with interest.

    I give it 3 out of pure originality of this attempt at a game.
  2. Jul 25, 2011
    I sincerely wish I hadn't bought this, thanks to the no refunds policy for steam. Terrible clashing, clunky, stuttery graphics. There might be some lovely gameplay there but I haven't found it..
  3. Apr 11, 2013
    This strategy game I wouldn't even call a strategy game. The HUD is amateurish and it lacks even a little bit of complexity. There are still a long list of bugs that haven't been addressed, even to this day, and support for the game is lacking. The game is way too familiar and it barely contrasts with previous releases by AGEOD. This game engine has been overused and this game is just Rise of Prussia with a new package cover. This game engine is outdated and I lost interest after just a few hours. It has sat on the shelf since the day I bought it. Expand
  4. Apr 15, 2013
    Don't bother. I bought this for 29.99 last week and I lost interest quickly. I should have bought it a year ago on Steam when the price was $1.99!!!!

    This portrays the Victorian Age in a cartoonish fashion, with warfare as an afterthought. But don't get too encouraged, the economics and political complexities are lacking. The turn-based mechanics of the game give the AI incorrect
    calculations and they do odd things more often than not. Multiplayer is incompatible with Windows 8 and more than 2 players the game CTD's every five minutes or so. The sprites need an upgrade as well. not to mention the complicated and outdated GUI. Expand

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Sep 13, 2011
    If you've got the patience to penetrate this game, and to put up with its dawdling, you're in for a treat.
  2. 50
    Another turn-based strategy of standard "Paradox" quality is more of an add-on than a regular game – five campaigns -however interesting they are-they don't give a full-value game. [Issue#207]
  3. Aug 14, 2011
    The worst thing about Pride of Nations is that it has a much steeper learning curve than Victoria 2.