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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29

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  1. Apr 14, 2012
    9
    This is more of a refinement for the game (albeint a major one) than an actual expansion. It would have been nice to see it expand the tech tree, and perhaps take a few of the unneeded pop up dialogues out, but on the whole this is how they should have released Victoria 2 in the first place. That being said, there was no real way for them to know that they should have released Vic2 likeThis is more of a refinement for the game (albeint a major one) than an actual expansion. It would have been nice to see it expand the tech tree, and perhaps take a few of the unneeded pop up dialogues out, but on the whole this is how they should have released Victoria 2 in the first place. That being said, there was no real way for them to know that they should have released Vic2 like this, and they have clearly listened to the fans of the game and basically given them what they wanted. In conclusion, this was way more than a patch, but somewhat less than a full expansion. I still give it high marks for it's improvements to the UI, and to the game mechanics. Expand
  2. Aug 27, 2012
    9
    If you plan on playing Victoria II. This expansion pack is necessary to really enjoy the game. Although many issues in the original were fixed by patches, House Divided really adds a lot to the game that should've been in the original in the first place. That said, the game is fantastic but also frustrating. Empire building is a lot easier and much more interesting in this expansion,If you plan on playing Victoria II. This expansion pack is necessary to really enjoy the game. Although many issues in the original were fixed by patches, House Divided really adds a lot to the game that should've been in the original in the first place. That said, the game is fantastic but also frustrating. Empire building is a lot easier and much more interesting in this expansion, although annexing nations through war can be frustrating with a need to occupy every single province before they surrender. International diplomacy is more fluid but still a bit lack luster, with the AI not really responding much at all to the player posturing themselves, but a definite improvement. Expand
  3. May 10, 2012
    0
    A House divided adds alot of features. -New Casus Beli System which is a major improvement over the easy to abuse system of before.
    -New Mapmodes (VERY USEFUL)
    -More politics (National focuses to effect politics) -Balanced world powers -Industry doesn't depend on the first few moments of opening a factory. -World Wars Of course Paradox has failed to address many serious problems, such as
    A House divided adds alot of features. -New Casus Beli System which is a major improvement over the easy to abuse system of before.
    -New Mapmodes (VERY USEFUL)
    -More politics (National focuses to effect politics)
    -Balanced world powers
    -Industry doesn't depend on the first few moments of opening a factory.
    -World Wars

    Of course Paradox has failed to address many serious problems, such as over-immigration and the 1860 start date is broken(Romania has no technology, Prussia's army sucks and US has too much people).
    Westernization is also CRAP, unless you're playing as Japan. Foreign powers have no options to actually influence backwards lands and help them develop.
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Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 24, 2012
    80
    A solid expansion pack, although it is not as game-changing as Victoria: Revolutions was.
  2. Apr 16, 2012
    73
    Still too dour for most. [May 2012, p.110]
  3. Mar 2, 2012
    75
    Solid expansion to the strategic journey into the Victorian era with rather superficial content.