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Victoria II
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Overall 9
8.5

Victoria II: Heart of Darkness

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Victoria II: A House Divided

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

GamingNexus
11 June 2013
  • 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...
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Victoria II: Heart of Darkness

The Wargamer
28 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Matthew Flanigan comes in with another high-quality video review on Paradox Interactive's second expansion to their critically-acclaimed Victoria II series.
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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 9
8.5
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
8.5

Victoria II Heart of Darkness

impulsegamer
1 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This add on for Victoria II makes the game slightly better than it was. Still a large scary looking amount of information and events to control, but what a ride.
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Overall 9
8.5

Victoria II

Strategy Informer
8 April 2013
  • Conclusion: Victoria 2 is one of those games where it's easy to expect more from it than it can actually give. Giving its dedication to history, depth, strategy etc... fans can get a bit carried away.
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Victoria 2: A House Divided

The Wargamer
21 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Curtis Szmania delves into the first expansion for the grand strategy game Victoria 2, where it covers the tumultuous American Civil War.
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Expert Review

The Wargamer
21 February 2012
  • 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...
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Expert Review

The Wargamer
20 September 2011
  • 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.
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