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Victoria II

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Developer: Paradox Interactive
Release Date: Aug. 13, 2010

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'Victoria 2' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 15, 2011 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT

Victoria II is a grand strategy game set during the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control over a country, guiding it through industrialization, political reforms, military conquest and colonization.

Get the Victoria 2 [PC] v1.3 Patch off WP (53mb)

Major features of patch 1.3  include:

  • Improved AI for economy and military matters
  • Economy system rebalanced, with support for proper free-market adaption
  • New system for how gun boat diplomacy and bankruptcies work
  • Socialists can now back political reforms and Liberals can do social reforms (though each less than the other)
  • Pop promotion and assimilation have received a major overhaul
  • Artillery is now a more useful unit, and mobilization does not punish sparsely populated countries as much
  • Many bug fixes, game balance tweaks and interface improvements

Major features of patch 1.2 include:

  • Playable Babylon added as a free DLC integrated in the patch
  • Players can now play as any country, even if that country does not exist at the start of the game
  • Rebalanced economy and revolt mechanics
  • More historical flavor, with new countries, new decisions and new events added to the game
  • Additions to the interface, with new outliner options for tracking influence, and a zoomed-out representation of armies & navies
  • Improved AI, providing a more challenging experience

Victoria2 is a grand strategy game played during the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control over a country, guiding it through industrialisation, political reforms, military conquest and colonisation. Guide the USA to its Manifest Destiny, Make United Kingdom into a world-spanning empire, and make Germany the dominating nation in Europe.


  • Deep engrossing political simulation, with dozens of different types of governments.
  • Detailed economy with over fifty different type of goods and factories.
  • Historical game-play on a large map covering the entire world.
  • Over 200 different countries can be played, from 1835 to the start of world war 2.
  • Advanced Technological system with thousands of inventions to be discovered.
  • Possibility to export a save game at the end of the game into HoI3.
  • A streamlined interface, which makes the game easily accessible.
  • Automation of various tasks, including trade and population promotion.
  • Advanced spheres of influences system, where the great powers battle over the control of the world.
  • New types of pops, including bureaucrats and artisans.
  • Cottage production simulating pre-industrial economies.
  • Gunboat Diplomacy, no need for negotiate as a fleet outside a port may be a more persuasive argument.
  • Overhaul of education, where clergy educates people of the same religion, and each pops have their own literacy levels.
  • More reform categories with more options to select from in each.
  • New election system with coalition governments and an upper house/senate.
  • Historical and Dynamic missions guiding your country through the history.
  • Thousands of historical events and decisions.

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