Victoria II is a grand strategy wargame developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. It was announced on August 19, 2009, and released on August 13, 2010.
Virtual Programming published the Mac OS X version of the game on September 17, 2010.
Like its predecessor, Victoria II allows for the player to take control of and manage a 19th-century state including its political, diplomatic, economic, military, and technological aspects. The game has many historical aspects to it, such as the ability to colonize places that, at the time, were not under any European power, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, and Northern Canada. The game’s time frame is from 1836-1936.
Victoria II is a grand strategy game played during the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country, guiding it through industrialisation, political reforms, military conquest, and colonization.
Experience an in-depth political simulation where every action you take will have various consequences all over the world. The population will react to your decisions based on their political awareness, social class, as well as their willingness to accept or revolt against their government.
Deep engrossing political simulation with dozens of different governments.
Detailed economy with over fifty different types of goods and various production factories.
Over 200 different countries can be played, during the era stretching from 1835 to the onset of WWII.
Advanced Technological system with thousands of inventions to discover.
Improved graphics and interface, as well as multiplayer support.
A streamlined interface 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.
Cottage production simulating pre-industrial economies.
Gunboat Diplomacy, no need for negotiating as a fleet outside a port may be a more persuasive argument.
Historical and Dynamic missions guiding your country through the history.