• Victoria 2
78
Based on 16 scores, 19 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Replay factor is huge.
  • Full suite of tutorials walk you through most of the basic concepts.
  • Intuitive interface.

Cons:

  • Steep learning curve for newcomers to the series.
  • Still daunting for those who have never played a Paradox strategy game.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gaming Nexus on 85

After some patching and a couple of expansions, Victoria 2 is rounding into shape. It is still deep with a killer learning curve, but it is starting to feel like a fun game rather than a buggy...

By PC Gamer on 76

It’s charming, but minor annoyances keep Paradox’s most polished release from reaching world...

By Gaming Nexus on 69

To be a fan of Paradox products is not a kind fate. The company is head and shoulders above everybody else in its niche: grand strategy. It keeps coming up with the most interesting games. Want to build nations and colonize in post-medieval Europe?...

By itreviews.com on

Victoria 2 is a vastly detailed strategy game, although its sheer depth and open-ended nature can be bewildering to begin with. Stick with it, though, and you'll find the control mechanisms are actually quite streamlined, and steering a great (or...

By GameZone on 70

Paradox Interactive, the studio behind grand strategy games such as Hearts of Iron and Europa Universalis, has released yet another strategy game that centers on micromanaging a country, rather than a single kingdom. Victoria II placers players in...

By ImpulseGamer on 78

PC/STEAMGame reviewed on an Alienware systemCheck out Alienware at www.alienware.comVictoria II is the sequel to Paradox Interactive Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun. Keeping of course in the same vain, Victoria II is another detailed historical...

By GameSpot on 75

Thanks to a friendlier interface and tutorials, Victoria II is a lot more playable and enjoyable than its...

By Hooked Gamers on 68

When we were sent a review copy of Paradox Interactive’s latest release Victoria II, I had some reservations about doing the review, mainly due to not having played the original. So I decided to do a little bit of research about the game before...

By Strategy Informer on 85

My favourite film of all time has to be... oh wait, I've done this already. Barely two weeks have passed since our preview, and after an extensive play test we're ready to give you our final impressions on Paradox's Victoria 2. As expected, little of...

By Gamers Daily News on 60

Victoria II is set in 1835, a time when Queen Victoria ruled a kingdom that was so large its lands never saw the setting sun. In all the world was conflict as the major powers settled in or rising powers climbed the steps of the ages to make their...

By Cheat Code Central on 86

We all know people who don’t like, or understand, video games. It’s typically older people, and I can say that because I’m not exactly young. These outsiders tend to lump all games into one category: ridiculously stupid time wasters. What a lot of...

International Review By Spieletest on 84

Die technische Umsetzung kann ich nicht besser als mit „zweckdienlich“ zusammenfassen. Gerade bei den wenig aufkommenden bewegten Bildern hätte man mehr machen müssen. Dafür ist mir noch nie ein Spiel untergekommen, das so unwahrscheinlich...

International Review By dome.fi on

Tuskin on enää aikakautta, jota jokin Europa Universalis -sarja ei jo kattaisi. Mutta kuten nimestäkin voi päätellä, Victoria 2 ei tarjoile uutta, vaan käsittelee edeltäjänsä tapaan 1800-luvun teollisen vallankumouksen aikakautta.Historiankirjat...

International Review By array.se on

Innan vi börjar recensionen på allvar bör det klargöras att Victoria II är en klass för sig när det kommer till strategispel.Jag bedömer mig personligen som en tämligen flitig strategispelare och är ett inbitet fan av såväl Civilization-serien plus...

International Review By GamingXP on 85

„Victoria 2“ ist ein sehr gut gelungenes Strategiespiel, dem es zwar an ein paar Stellen noch an dem nötigen Feinschliff fehlt, das aber ansonsten dank seiner Komplexität und seiner Spieldichte kaum zu wünschen übrig lässt. Der Titel ist zwar...

International Review By Gameswelt.de on 89

Nach dem eher schwachen Vorgänger wollen es die Hearts-of-Iron-Macher ein zweites Mal wissen. Klappt der neue Versuch?...

International Review By Skillpoint on 60

Efter nära sju år kommer uppföljaren till Paradox Interactives kanske nördigaste spel någonsin, Victoria II är både efterlängtat och fruktat.Paradox Interactive har de senaste åren låtit sina spel utspela sig under mörka tidsåldrar, Europa Universalis...

International Review By GameCaptain on 83

Victoria 2 ist ein gelungener Nachfolger mit einem ordentlichen Anteil Wirtschaft und Politik. Neulinge sollten wissen, worauf sie sich hier einlassen. Nach etwas Einarbeitung wird man aber mit einem langen Spielvergnügen und einem hohen...

International Review By Gamer.no on 90

Victoria 2 er fortsatt et vanskelig strategispill, men er helt klart en stor forbedring fra sin forgjenger. Mange flere av spillets funksjoner er automatisert uten at du føler deg som en tilskuer og mangler kontroll. Spillet lider fortsatt av...