Posted: June 24
To keep the review short, this game will challenge you.
In order to enjoy it, as I do, you either need to be a large history fan of the era (1830's to 1910's) or a great fan of grand strategy games, Paradox games in particular.
Victoria II is not held as highly rated as EU or CK2 and I can see why as it seems a lot more limiting. HOWEVER saying that it (just as with all paradox games I have played) is a stunningly well made and authentic title and has improved hugely from the first Victoria game. It can be complex as it is highly political but you soon learn to just build a ton of factories and help the capitalists and aristocrats if you want to succeed.
A political grand strategy game not a military one. Possibly the best of its kind. Fantastic game highly recommended.