Summary: To call Victoria II dense would be a gross understatement. It's a pound cake, with each ingredient -- the tangled politics, vast wars, and simulated economies -- adding greater depth and increasingly complex, interweaving systems.
Summary: Victoria II: A House Divided adds 1861 as a new starting point to Victoria II . This puts you right at the beginning of the American Civil War, meaning you can pick the Confederate States of America as your faction. This expansion is about more than just the Civil War, though.
Summary: “Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness” (HoD) is an expansion for “Victoria 2”. The previous expansion, “A House Divided” focused on politics and economics. This was a good idea, as the Victorian era revolved around politics and economics (rather than, say, bloodlines (“Crusader Kings”) or warfare...
Victoria II gets out of the house, goes into Africa
Quarter to Three
20 May 2013
Excerpt: Today is Victoria Day. No joke. It’s a holiday they celebrate in some countries. I’ve never heard of a Europa Universalis Day or Crusader Kings Day or Hearts of Iron Day. Just a Victoria Day. Fitting. Victoria is one of the most Important strategy games ever made.
Excerpt: The American Civil War is a unique part of American history that many Americans have strong feelings about. Whether it's personal ties to the conflict, or just an admiration of the wars examples of fighting against the odds for what one believes is right, it's definitely a favorite of many American...
Excerpt: The Victorian Age saw the pinnacle of the British Empire, “the Empire on which the sun never sets.” During this transitional time the Industrial Revolution was at full swing, bringing us great inventions like steam power, railroads, improved metal working, and better tools for making war.