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The next entry in the historical simulation franchise from Paradox is coming later this year, so here's five mods for its predecessor!

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Victoria III, the long-awaited threequel in the series of Victorian-era socio-political simulators from Paradox Interactive, has been given an October release date. It's a bad idea to go into any Paradox title blind, but luckily, there's plenty of warmup material with its predecessor, so here's five mods for Victoria II!

Victoria 2 Cold War Enhancement Mod

By settintotrieste

Being Judged

CWE brings Victoria 2 into the Cold War era and beyond. This is the ultimate Cold War mod with a slew of special features such as ideological blocs, dynamic international institutions and decolonisation chains to accurately simulate the Cold War and Post-Cold War world. This is a very interesting deviation from Victoria 2's prior setting, though Victoria 2 modders are often pushing the historical boundaries when creating new experiences for the game!

Historical Project Mod

By arkhometha

Karakum Desert

The Victoria 2 Historical Project Mod (HPM) is a one man mod, an attempt to improve the game Victoria 2: A Heart of Darkness without changing the base game experience too much. Built using carefully inspected parts of the mods NNM and PDM as a base, the main aim is to correct the 1836 start date in regard to both countries and pops and to add more historical flavor to the game, while taking into account the plausible historical outcomes and the mod performance.

Man in the High Castle | Vic2

By Tridicate Mod Group

jbgkjkbg 4

Man in the High Castle for Victoria II is an early access mod which intends to replicate the scenario that the novel and TV show portray. You will be free to build and shape the world to your liking, be weary however, your rivals intend to surpass your might and prestige. Remember, keep your provinces close, and your rebellions closer; prevent your rivals from taking advantage of any turmoil. Grow your empire, increase your sphere of influence, and go to war if you must; but most importantly, FIND THE FILMS.

Victoria II: Kaiserreich

By El_Primeministere

Victoria II: Kaiserreich - Sprite Demonstration

Victoria II: Kaiserreich. The mod itself, is inspired by the legendary Kaiserreich for Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game and seeks to play on that mod, but begin telling the 'alternate history' from 1921 rather than 1936. An extended timeline - running from 1921 to 2000 - provides opportunities for many alternative historical scenarios, like a space race between unique European powers, new resources, and new goals for your prospective empire.

Victoria Ultimate

By Vicult Dev


Ultimate is an ambitious mod for Paradox Interactive's outstanding grand strategy game Victoria II, with an expansive feature list with multiple new start dates, from 1604 to 2023. Covering four hundred years of history is no small feat for a standalone game, let alone a mod, but thanks to Victoria's well-designed simulation systems, this modding venture provides ample replayability, with an uncountable number of historical scenarios to explore over centuries of societal development.

Dark Hearts

Victoria is a series of historical socio-political simulators by Paradox Interactive, who are known for making games like this set in a variety of settings and contexts (like Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, and Europa Universalis). Taking place in Victorian times with an emphasis on the exploits of the colonial British Empire, it's up to players to occupy a nation in this time and eke out their own position on the world stage. Now, nine years after the final expansion for Victoria II, a third entry is finally coming soon.

Victoria 3 Pre-Release

Victoria III gives players control over the political climate
of the world in the century between 1836 and 1936


Victoria III will focus on the same subject matter as its predecessors, set between 1836 and 1936, and aim to double down on the complicated simulation defining much of Paradox's titles. It's aiming for an October 25th release date, and will retail for about $49.99/£41.99/€49.99. If Paradox's other recent titles are anything to go by, modding will likely continue to prosper with new capabilities for a new generation.

Check out more Victoria II mods here!

You can find also find mods for Heart of Darkness here, and A House Divided here.

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capitanloco6 - - 220 comments

Suprised to see the Man In the High Castle and Kaiserreich mods in this list, while having a unique setup they never went very far. Particularly the latter does not live up to the name of the series.

Victoria Ultimate is also a relic of a mod that never worked well at all... Not to speak of the time that the mod maker tried to monetise it.

I wonder if whoever wrote this has played Victoria 2 in the past 6 years, that would explain why more popular stuff like GFM, Victoria Universalis or Divergences are not in the list and these are.

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Kralich/David - - 832 comments

When putting together these editorials I tend to research what are historically the most popular mods on the site. Sometimes I can bring my own experience with a game's mods to it but in this case I did some research on the highest rated and most popular Vic II mods across the expansions as I'm not directly familiar with the game. Then I pick out some from that list of "most popular all time" that would interest me if I were to pick up the game anew, and as I'm a big fan of alternate history, that's why those first two mods made it on. If I write another editorial on Victoria or a Paradox related bit of news in future I will look into the mods you listed here!

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Dejected-Angel - - 1,366 comments

Who's the "genius" who gave you the idea to feature 4 long abandoned mods in place of much better ones like DoD, GFM, TGC and Victoria Universalis?

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