Replay factor is huge.
Full suite of tutorials walk you through most of the basic concepts.
Much less micromanagement than in the first Victoria.
Engrossing grand campaign mode once you get past the learning curve.
Steep learning curve for newcomers to the series.
Still daunting for those who have never played a Paradox strategy game.
Problem with revolts taking place too often after about 1860.
By Gaming Nexus on June 11, 2013
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...85
By PC Gamer on November 02, 2010
It’s charming, but minor annoyances keep Paradox’s most polished release from reaching world...76
By Gaming Nexus on September 22, 2010
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?...69
By itreviews.com on September 17, 2010
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 September 10, 2010
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...70
By ImpulseGamer on September 01, 2010
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...78
By Hooked Gamers on August 18, 2010
When we were sent a review copy of Paradox Interactives 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...68
By GameSpot on August 18, 2010
Thanks to a friendlier interface and tutorials, Victoria II is a lot more playable and enjoyable than its...75
By Gamers Daily News on August 16, 2010
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...60
By Strategy Informer on August 16, 2010
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,...85