The best Victoria 2 mods and how to install them

The best Victoria 2 mods and how to install them

Writing this roundup of Victoria 2 mods is like stepping back in time. It’s off to ye olde ModDB (along with a jaunt or two to the Paradox Forums) for all your Victoria II modding needs. Steam Workshop has spoiled us with its handy library and easy integration, but there’s no such luck here despite the game being available on Steam.

Even though there’s heavy speculation that the next grand strategy game will be Victoria 3, the fact remains that Victoria II has never had the broad following that its younger siblings maintain. For all the dedication of some, we are dealing with a game that’s over ten years old. A large number of worthy mods are untraceable due to any number of broken links and forgotten websites.

What follows is an all in one guide to installing Victoria 2 mods, troubleshooting those same mods if you’re having issues (which you probably are) as well as a list of some truly stand-out candidates that really help spice up this iconic strategy game.