Victoria II (Windows $39.99) 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 industrialization, political reforms, military conquest, and colonization. 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. 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.
Victoria II spans the globe from 1836 to the start of World War Two with over 200 playable nations. Like its predecessor, Victoria II focuses on internal management, covering the industrialization and social/political changes in a country with dozens of different government types. The game gives a lot of importance to the economy of a country by having a complex market system with over 50 types of goods and factories. While warfare is a component of the game it is not the primary focus as in other Paradox Interactive games such as the Hearts of Iron series.
Victoria II Features
- Deeply 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.
- Multi-Player up to 32 Players!