Paradox Interactive

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Cities: Skylines reveals its last content roadmap after 8 years of support

After 8 years of mega city-building, developer Colossal Order are moving onto their sequel Cities: Skylines 2, but the first game isn’t done just yet. Paradox have announced a roadmap for Cities: Skylines which will receive its last few content drops over the next few months. After taking us to Korea, Cities: Skylines will continue its world tour with three new Content Creator Packs on March 22nd – next Wednesday – and a Colossal Order-developed mini-expansion in May. Read more

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Paradox reveal Life By You, a competitor to The Sims from former EA boss

Paradox pulled a nifty trick when they supplanted EA’s urban city builder with their own, and they’re now hoping to strike twice with Life By You, a competitor to The Sims, complete with all the top-down interior design and people management you’d expect. We only have a very brief glimpse at Life By You, but developer Paradox Tectonic and former Sims boss Rod Humble are holding an announcement event on March 20th – so, we’ll see more of the life sim later this month. Read more

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Paradox are revealing new games from the Cities: Skylines and Battletech devs next week

Publisher Paradox Interactive are preparing to announce three new games and four expansions at their Paradox Announcement Show airing next week – an announcement of an announcement if you like. The Paradox Announcement show will go live at 6pm CET/ 5pm GMT/ 9am PT on March 6th and you can catch the show on Paradox’s official YouTube and Twitch channels. Read more

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Have You Played… Stellaris?

I’ve never actually finished a game of Stellaris. I doubt I’m the only ardent fan of the game that hasn’t done so. The best thing about it, as is so often the case with 4X and grand strategy games, is the very beginning. That opening half-hour of limitless potential and giddy curiosity is utterly spellbinding. I don’t know if any strategy game does it better. Read more

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Age of Wonders 4 is coming to consoles and PC this spring

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Paradox Interactive and Triumph Studios announced today Age of Wonders 4, the first sequel in nine years to the award-winning fantasy strategy series. The fourth outing comes with new levels of customization and replayability to the game’s empire-building, role-playing, and tactical combat. Rule a fantasy realm of your own design in Age of Wonders 4. In the game, Wizard Kings have returned to the realms to reign as gods among mortals, and it is up to you to challenge their…

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Surviving The Abyss is a Cold War sim about growing clones under the sea

Cloning isn’t the first thing that pops into my mind when I think about the sea. Crabs, oysters, and Captain Birdseye’s crispy fish fingers seem a bit more apt. Subaquatic sim Surviving The Abyss is diving straight into the human genepool when it enters early access on Steam on January 17th, though. The game’s coming from Rocket Flair Studios under the Paradox Arc label launched back in August. Read more

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Victoria 3 review: chaotic grand strategy in the age of steam

Folks, I’ve got some bad news. Victoria 3 is not a game where you play the clone of the clone of Posh Spice. I was all geared up for some science fiction-tinged Spice Girls shenanigans, but I was left bitterly disappointed. However, I’d already installed it, so I decided to check it out and see what kind of game it actually is. Turns out that Victoria 3 is a grand strategy game, just like its Paradox stablemates Crusader Kings and Hearts of Iron. Trying to classify Victoria 3 is pretty damn important. Unlike, say, the Total War series, Paradox’s grand…

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Crusader Kings 3’s Friends and Foes pack adds over 100 events related to your characters’ relationships

False friends, open enemies, and sweet memories. Crusader Kings 3 is getting a new event pack next week called Friends and Foes, and it will add all sorts of potential drama to your relationships. As if relationships in the game aren’t full of enough drama as it stands now, things could become worse – or better. It depends on how things play out. In the pack, your relationships will matter more than ever as those closest to you come alive in “the most intimate detail.” This is thanks to over 100 new experiences included in the new event pack. “From…

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Crusader Kings 3: Friends And Foes brings even more drama to the medieval soap opera next week

If you thought things could get awkward and tense in Crusader Kings 3 then just wait for the arrival of its Friends And Foes pack on September 8th. There’s also the upcoming free Bastion update, which introduces memory maps for characters, the loyal and disloyal traits, and revamps childhood events. Have a watch of the trailer for Friends And Foes below, old buddy, old pal. Read more

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Grand strategy society simulator Victoria 3 will be released October 25

The revolutionary transformations of the century from 1836 to 1936 are under your control. Paradox Interactive has provided an October 25 release date for Victoria 3. The deep socio-economic and political simulation game is set during the 19th century, a time of dramatic technological and social upheaval. You will be charged with not only feeding your growing population but also meeting their political demands to increase or maintain power. To that end, you will need to pass laws and social reforms to reflect the wishes of your citizens or try to “impose a brighter future” on a nation that may…

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How Stellaris has taken on new life over its six-year strategy journey

Galactic alliances aren’t built in a day, a month or even a year, to warp a comfortingly familiar phrase from 90s telly. Interplanetary 4X Stellaris has been evolving for more than six years now, having first released on May 9th 2016. Unusually, I remember exactly when I bought the game, because it was in the days just before my partner and I welcomed our first child. Being a ginormous sci-fi nerd, I enthusiastically downloaded it thinking I’d have all the space-time in the universe to invest in building my own interstellar superpower. I did dip my toes in back then,…

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Cities: Skylines Humble Bundle contains six years of DLC

My favourite kind of Humble Bundle isn’t a collection of games, most of which I’ll never get round to playing. It’s a bundle of a single game I like with lots and lots of discounted DLC. Enter the Cities Skylines Colossal Collection, which offers up Cities: Skylines, 9 expansions and 21 add-ons for £16.22/$20/€18.95. Read more

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The Revamped PS Plus Lineup Is Stacked, Once You Make Sense Of It

With the big PS Plus relaunch on the horizon (get your Zero Dawn jokes out of here), we finally have an idea of what exactly to expect. Today, in a blog post, Sony outlined everything—games, streaming offerings, a partnership with Ubisoft—coming to the service. It’s a lot. Let’s break it down. PS Plus 2.0, first officially announced in March, is a total revamp of the long-running PS Plus service, essentially folding all of PlayStation’s disparate subscriptions into one. It’s available in three tiers, which you can read more about right here, but the general breakdown is:Though the option to play…