Victoria 3 is a free game this weekend, and cheap to keep

Looking for one thing to play this weekend? Victoria 3, the gorgeous nineteenth century grand technique game from Paradox Interactive, makers of Stellaris, Cities Skylines 2, Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, BattleTech, and far more, has a free provide going proper now. With the power to play Victoria 3 for free this weekend, and a Steam sale providing a deep low cost if you happen to determine to keep it up, now’s the most effective time to bounce into one of many technique masters’ most welcoming video games.

Victoria 3 sees the return of probably the most beloved names in grand technique video games. Dropping you into the center of the nineteenth century, you’ve got 100 years to construct out your nation by way of probably the most transformative intervals in human historical past, deciding whether or not to keep on with custom or undertake extra radical approaches as you navigate the industrialization of society. The introduction of Victoria 3 diplomatic performs retains the game from sliding too far into changing into a wargame, as an alternative inserting the main focus squarely in your choice making.

Our personal Victoria 3 assessment awards the game a respectable 8/10 rating, commending its daring adjustments a decade on from its predecessor and remarking, “It’s with out a doubt essentially the most stunning game Paradox has ever made, and arguably essentially the most welcoming for newcomers,” however noting that launch bugs and crashes left it “feeling considerably underdone.”


Paradox has, nevertheless, continued to launch huge updates because the game’s arrival, with the hefty Victoria 3 patch 1.5 launching simply this week on Thursday November 16. Nevertheless, the thought of leaping into a new grand technique game is at all times a barely daunting prospect – will you click on with its programs and foibles, or bounce off the nuances of this explicit period?

The excellent news is that now you may strive Victoria 3 risk-free. As a free Steam game for the weekend, you may discover each facet of its politics, economics, diplomacy, warfare, and extra for your self and see what you suppose. If you want what you see, a Steam sale permits you to choose the total game up at half value and keep it up together with your journey.

Paradox has, helpfully, additionally outlined some primary tips for newcomers. It suggests beginning as one among three nations – Persia, with its steady unfold of assets; Belgium, with its deal with buying and selling and colonization; or Japan, a extra remoted possibility supplying you with room to proceed at your personal tempo. For extra useful ideas, our personal Victoria 3 newbie’s information is right here to lead you to victory.

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Victoria 3 is a free game on Steam till Monday November 20. If you determine you need to keep it, it’s additionally on sale for 50% off till Tuesday November 28, making it simply $24.99 / £20.99. The Victoria growth move bundle is additionally 36% off, so count on to pay $35.24 / £31.50 for all seven items of DLC. You can get began by heading to Steam.

For these of you diving in, make certain to take a look at all Victoria 3 console instructions and cheats to enable you customise the expertise to your liking. We’ve additionally rounded up the perfect technique video games on PC, if you happen to’re nonetheless after one thing new. Don’t miss the most effective Black Friday offers both with our useful information.

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