Victoria II


Paradox studio lead: "I don't agree... that a game is either mass-market or complex"

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Victoria II: Heart of Darkness expansion released

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The second expansion for Paradox's Victorian Era grand strategy sandbox, Heart of Darkness, is now available. Our extensive Q&A covers the details, but if you're just looking for the Cliff's Notes (much as I once was for the novel from which the expansion takes its name), Heart of Darkness focuses on colonization, the scramble for Africa, and a lot of general improvements to just about every major system in play. Put on your favorite monocle and top hat, light a pipe, and check out the launch trailer inside.

Victoria II: Heart of Darkness interview

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The second expansion for Paradox's 19th/20th Century global grand strategy sandbox, Victoria II, is set to release in just a couple weeks. It's bringing improvements to just about all of the game's rabbit-hole-deep systems, from naval combat to colonization to the complex, dynamic economy and politics. We had our secret police round up Game Designer Chris King to ask about all of these changes, which you can read more about in the official developer diaries.

Paradox Con round-up: CK2's Pagan DLC, Showdown Effect beta and... Brian Blessed?

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Paradox's CEO, Fredrik Wester, has just finished delivering the opening press conference of the Paradox Convention 2013. Announcements included new expansions, a new game, and something involving the thunderous thespian Brian Blessed. Read on for a complete run down of the convention's revelations.

Victoria 2 review

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By the time the sun sets on your empire in Victoria 2, right around the time the Nazis are getting uppity, you’ll have seen the early 19th century in full regalia: industrialisation, the American Civil War, communism and nationalism all make appearances as you watch a century of national improvement and expansion unfold.