Summary: The most favorite part of this game among Vicky fans is the ability to start during the Civil War time period. Players can win the civil war as the Confederate States of America and become a world power and rewrite history.
Strikes the best balance yet of Statesman and General in Paradoxes long line of Nation simulators, a must-play for genre fans!
Joe Prior, Amazon
2 September 2014
Summary: Victoria II: AHoD is the latest (and probably final) expansion for Victoria II. In Vicky II the player assumes the role of supreme statesman over a nation - *any* nation - that may have existed sometime between 1836 and 1936. In this time period you compete with the other nations of the world in a bid to be the most impressive country - have the largest military, the most colonies, beat up on your neighbors and corner the market on Oil.
Summary: I have a non-Steam digital copy of Victoria 2 that I got from Amazon. It uses a digital copy of A House Divided from Gamer's Gate. I purchased Heart of Darkness and all the software works together flawlessly. None of them are Steam copies, which I knew before I purchased it, so I didn't have the Steam related troubles others have had. Excellent game, great expansion.
Summary: If you have Victoria I strongly recommend this expansion. It adds a ton to the game (you can see the complete list in the description) but the most improved is the colonization. Long story short, colonization is no longer a pain, but really fun.