Victoria II (Windows)

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Victoria II is a strategy game set in the 19th century, more exactly between 1836 and 1937. In comparison to other Paradox strategy games like Hearts of Iron III the focus lies less on warfare (which is still important, after all the time period covers World War I) and more on domestic politics.

The core gameplay takes place in menu screens. There the player analyzes numbers and adjusts them. He has to take care of the five main pillars of a state: army, naval, industry, trade and culture. Each of those sections has multiple subdivisions, e.g. research, diplomacy, budget or production. Trading is fully automated but the player can still things. It is also important to note that all these settings are interconnected and have long-time consequences.

The world map is important for warfare. Here the player moves his armies from one province to another. Of course there are multiple factors to keep in mind, e.g. tactical troop movement for offense and defense, replenishment lines or morale. The game is played in real-time, but it can be paused or accelerated. There are about 200 nations available for play (depending on the starting year); ranging from big players like Great Britain or Austria to small countries like Texas.


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Critic Reviews Sep 03, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Gameswelt Sep 24, 2010 89 out of 100 89
gamrReview Sep 12, 2010 8.6 out of 10 86
GamingXP Oct 21, 2010 85 out of 100 85
PCActu Aug 31, 2010 8.5 out of 10 85
Cyber Stratege Aug 24, 2010 8 out of 10 80 Aug 31, 2010 16 out of 20 80 Aug 13, 2010 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) Aug 16, 2010 75 out of 100 75
Gamekult Aug 31, 2010 7 out of 10 70


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Patrick Bregger (134474) added Victoria II (Windows) on Jul 06, 2011
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