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Average Player Score Based on 313 ratings
8.2
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Score Breakdown Based on 313 ratings
  1. 10 (79)
  2. 9 (98)
  3. 8 (71)
  4. 7 (36)
  5. 6 (17)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (0)
  10. 1 (6)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:9.2

    Im going to keep this short. This game is about empire building in the 19th century. You can choose almost any country and start to expand your control, or in some cases just stuggle to survive. For any of you who ... Read Full Review

    28 of 29 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun

  • User Rating:8.3

    There are aspects of "Victoria" that could use work. It doesn't have a tutorial, the manual is totally inadequate, and it's very, very complicated. I pick up most games quickly, yet "Victoria" took me over a day to final... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2

    Im going to keep this short. This game is about empire building in the 19th century. You can choose almost any country and start to expand your control, or in some cases just stuggle to survive. For any of you who ... Read Full Review

    28 of 29 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.1

    This game is pretty good like its counterpart Hearts of Iron the game is basically about taking the world and as much as you can in a certain time expansion limit. Well they did a little too much remodeling of this game ... Read Full Review

    1 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4

    Quality Strategy Game - but may be for Historians only...

    Quality strategy game that follows on chronologically from it’s forerunner Europa Universalis II. This game focuses on the late 19th and early 20th century, and has basically the same game engine and interface as EUII, b... Read Full Review

    9 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5

    Wonderful (if you have the time)

    This game is easily my favorite strategy game made by paradox, and pretty much all other companies. I have been playing the Europa Universalis games and I truly love them and I thought they were the best games out there... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5

    Very likely the weakest of Paradox's excellent line of Grand Strategy games.

    I'm a big fan of Paradox's main line of Grand Strategy games. I've played Europa Universalis, Europa Universalis 2, Crusader Kings, Victoria, Hearts of Iron, Heart of Iron 2, and Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday, each for a ve... Read Full Review

    0 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2

    Great strategy game

    I think this game is very underrated by people. I love this game. I'm always looking for great strategy games and this is def. one of the best I have ever played. If you like strategy games then you will love Victoria. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1

    Simply Amazing!

    This game is by far the most complex I have ever played. Indeed it is hard to learn to play it, but once you have managed that, you will not want to play anything else. This game is a dream came true for genuine strategy... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Probably the steepest learning curve i've ever seen, but if you put enough into it, you'll get a lot out of it.

    If you're familiar with other Paradox titles, such as Europa Universalis or Hearts of Iron, you know that they have a reputation for creating deep, rewarding gameplay that makes you think long term rather than the short,... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful