Reviewers Liked

  • Replay factor is huge
  • Full suite of tutorials walk you through most of the basic concepts
  • Intuitive interface
  • Much less micromanagement than in the first Victoria
  • Engrossing grand campaign mode once you get past the learning curve

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • 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
  • Occasional crashes