Victoria II is a grand strategy game developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. It was announced on August 19, 2009, and released on August 13, 2010.
Virtual Programming published the Mac OS X version of the game on September 17, 2010. The game was localized for Russia by 1C Company and Snowball Studios.
Like its predecessor, Victoria II allows for the player to take control of and manage a 19th-century state, including its political, diplomatic, economic, military, and technological aspects. The game has many historical aspects to it, such as the ability to colonize places that, at the time, were not under the control of any European power, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, and North-Western Canada. The time frame of the game is 1836-1936.