Reviews for Victoria II: A House Divided

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A must-have expansion

DaiMonPaul | April 13, 2013 | See all DaiMonPaul's reviews ยป

Victoria 2 is a fun game with certain flaws. Its first expansion, A House Divided, fixes many of these flaws and makes the game finally feel complete. AHD offers an improved interface, a new starting point, and some much needed diplomatic and political options that help to flesh out the parts of the game that felt unfinished. The first thing you'll notice is the 1861 starting point. This is extremely welcome, as the American Civil War often showed up in weird ways in the base game. With this new starting point for the grand campaign, you can finally play the Civil War with its historical setup. The new diplomatic options also allow for multiple ways to create casus bellis, or reasons for war, and give you more peace options. You can even end up with great wars, if you're not careful... while encountering something akin to World War I was almost impossible in the base game, with the expansion, it can (and does) happen. The expansion offers various other tweaks, too, including some economic rebalancing. A House Divided is a must-have for anyone who has enjoyed Victoria 2.