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  • Summary: Created by the developers of Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron, Victoria 2 is a grand strategy game set during the colonial era of the 19th century and is scheduled for release in Q3 2010. Gamers will guide their nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century,Created by the developers of Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron, Victoria 2 is a grand strategy game set during the colonial era of the 19th century and is scheduled for release in Q3 2010. Gamers will guide their nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion and colonization in hopes of becoming a truly great power by the dawn of the 20th century. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Saying that it stands head-and-shoulders above all of the scant competition for grand-strategy kingship almost goes without saying.
  2. Victoria 2 proves that "games for brainiacs" can be accessible and fun. It doesn't have enough strength to steal spotlight from Civilization V, but you won't get a better game this year if you prefer more serious entertainment.
  3. PC Gamer
    76
    A few too many minor annoyances gang up to keep Paradox's most polished release from reaching greatness. [Nov 2010, p.76]
  4. PC PowerPlay
    Oct 27, 2010
    70
    Addictive, nerdy and totally epic strategy. [Dec 2010, p.56]
  5. As impossibly complex as it is deep, but running your own empire proves to be hugely engrossing for those that put in the man hours.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    50
    Extremely patient gamers with a soft spot for 19th Century strategies are welcome here to enjoy the Golden Age. No other human being should try this title – by no means. [Issue#195]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 46
  2. Negative: 7 out of 46
  1. Oct 15, 2019
    10
    This game is so good, when I start to play I don't understand nothing of the game but playng I understend the game, with 300 hours of game IThis game is so good, when I start to play I don't understand nothing of the game but playng I understend the game, with 300 hours of game I can say that is the best game I have played Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2011
    10
    great game i loved it even though it had some bugs it was able to keep me happy due to the large about of countries and 100 years of game playgreat game i loved it even though it had some bugs it was able to keep me happy due to the large about of countries and 100 years of game play long live the Punjabi empire Expand
  3. Apr 19, 2011
    10
    I consider myself well read of history. I love to read about the period which this game takes place and have always done the 'what if'I consider myself well read of history. I love to read about the period which this game takes place and have always done the 'what if' senarios in my head. What if the CSA won the Civil War? What if Germany never unified? In this game I set out to play those what ifs. I played as the House of Lippe (a german province) never unifying with the rest of germany. Instead I conquered it. conquered parts of poland and later became a great power. I ended the game colonizing africa and being a super power. This game is full of those what ifs. Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2017
    9
    Prior disclosure, I am a History graduate so I am little biased. This game is incredibly addictive, as many nations as you can imagine, aPrior disclosure, I am a History graduate so I am little biased. This game is incredibly addictive, as many nations as you can imagine, a thousand different journeys to take in a world map that is largely 'alive' and changes without directly player involvement, an important feature in this type of game. Is this a historically accurate game? No, is this going to teach anyone about the history of the 19th century? No. Will you enjoy it? Yes Expand
  5. Apr 15, 2021
    8
    Really good game if you play it with DLCs and mods like HPM or HFM. Without the mods its still good but without the DLCs it not that good.Really good game if you play it with DLCs and mods like HPM or HFM. Without the mods its still good but without the DLCs it not that good.

    Still a really good game though, why wouldn't you play it? You can make Texas Russian
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  6. Aug 7, 2013
    7
    everyone giving 10 is out of there mind, even 9 is too much, I'd say 8 or 7 and I'm being generous here, the game is too tedious and lackeveryone giving 10 is out of there mind, even 9 is too much, I'd say 8 or 7 and I'm being generous here, the game is too tedious and lack imagination, pride of nations did everything better, too bad it suffer from long turn processing problem Expand
  7. Sep 13, 2011
    0
    Paradox games is one of my most disliked game companies. Victoria 2 is a pile of jetsam, the game just don`t got what it takes. I keep askingParadox games is one of my most disliked game companies. Victoria 2 is a pile of jetsam, the game just don`t got what it takes. I keep asking myself why did I buy this game, I will never get another Paradox game again. Expand

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