Reviews for Victoria II [Legacy]


Deep Complex Game

georgecopos | Feb. 23, 2013 | See all georgecopos's reviews »

As someone who enjoys historical games I have been looking forward Victoria 2. It is an complex game that will not be for everyone. However for those who want a game that requires you to think it is an enjoyable game. There area few bugs here and there however I ran through most of the game with only 1 or 2 crash's. Those will most likely be corrected quickly. For anyone who wants a more in depth strategy game this is a good buy. The replayability is nearly endless If you want a deeply diplomatic, richly detailed, and immensely replay-able grand strategy game, Victoria II is for you! If you played the original Victoria, then you can transfer easily to the new version and instinctively grasp most of the concepts. If you are expecting a fast-paced, conquest-centered tactical simulator, then you are sure to come away disappointed.


Recommended for Paradox fans

igzaustion | Jan. 8, 2013 | See all igzaustion's reviews »

This is not a game for everyone. There is just too much to learn before you can succeed here, and hours of trying and failing will weed out the weak ones. If you are familiar with other Paradox games, you will know the basics already, and appreciate the challenge this game brings to the table. The main difference from its predecessor seems to be that you have less control over your own country. The population in many ways affects your options, and the industries lie at your pops mercy. Especially in big countries, you will have to adapt more instead of doing what you deem is best.


Fascinatingly complex

jha4ceb | May 21, 2012 | See all jha4ceb's reviews »

A great game for everyone who finds Civ V just that little bit too simple. You can choose from dozens and dozens of countries, and can take control over every aspect you can imagine of your country's day-to-day running. The fact that combat doesn't take centre stage marks it apart from other similar grand strategy games -- though, of course, war is still a crucial part of the game. While the learning curve is steep for players unfamiliar with the genre, an exhaustive set of tutorials helps you get up to speed in no time. Highly recommended, though beware -- you may find it taking up whole evenings of your life in no time!


Extremely fun

D3ATH | Sept. 13, 2011 | See all D3ATH's reviews »

Victoria 2 is a strategy game from paradox which features the entire Victorian era. You can play as nearly any nation which existed around that time. The way how you play this game entirely depends upon you; whether you want to be world-dominating mastermind or a tiny city-nation, the choice is yours. If you are big enough, you can also colonize uncolonized areas, but for that you have to research technologies. Technologies give you many bonuses, better army units, better ships, railroads and so on. You also have to keep an eye on your population and issues in your nation. Keep your people happy or they will most likely start rebellions, although even happy people may sometimes start rebellions. This game is being actively developed even further and even modded by fans. I recommend this game to any strategy game fan out there.


Pachet properly is a good game

Arthan | Aug. 5, 2011 | See all Arthan's reviews »

Victoria II was a mess when it was originally released, but the latest patches have fixed most issues. The game is focused on the social and economic changes that occured in the 19th and 20th century, and you job is to guide your nation through them. Victoria II does not focus so much on combat as other Paradox titles, but there is enough depth in the rest of the game for it to still be really entertaining. If you are a fan of other Paradox Interactive Titles, Victoria 2 is a must have!


slightly dissappointing

pazmacats | April 11, 2011 | See all pazmacats's reviews »

Vicci 2 is a mixed bag. 1.0 wasn't working very well and was nowhere near as fun as Vicci 1. Several fixes improved the game but somehow it's not as fun as the first part. Why is that? Vicci 1 was all about merging, splitting and assigning population groups. It was also about setting up the right industry in the right circumstances. Vicci 2 took much of this away. Population changes/evolves independently of the player's control and industry is mainly build by the capitalists now. The world market has some funny mechanics that will lead to coal-producing countries running out of coal for example. There is a general lack of things to do in this game. The fact that this game only uses one core of the processor does not help as well, because mid-game to end-game gameplay slows down to a crawl. Vicci 1 was extremeley good, maybe that's why Vicci 2 fails to impress.