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5.0 out of 5 stars What's So Great About the Paradox Bundle Sale, November 27, 2012
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I bought two other Paradox packages as I already owned most the games in this one but I had to chime in on the value of this awesome package. ($9.99)

Though Paradox frequently runs sales this is the best price I've ever seen, from one of the best game developers around. I normally don't say much about developers but in this time when many fail at game development and support it is worth noting when customers will not have problems in these areas (exception exist) -- save for just not liking a game.

Also there is no DRM hassles and after activation you can run these games offline.

The titles for the most part are some of the most accessible games Paradox sells, save for Victoria, which requires an interest in substantial micromanagement. There is a strong fan base for Victoria 2 so it continues to be well supported.

Crusader Kings 2 has an easier learning curve to enjoy the game, though is more difficult than Civilization (for a comparison). I have over 600 hours into the game and plan on many more. The package is worth it for this title alone. Note that you will need to buy any DLCs from Steam or Amazon (with Steam activation) in the future. And, there will be more DLCs to come.

Magica is on sale a lot but this is a good collection that normally runs about $10 alone. I'm not a fan of the series but it is quite popular.

The only game I'm not familiar with is Sword and Stars. I see it on sale a lot though.

If you ever had a remote desire to play any of these games, this is the time to buy. I'd pay $9.99 for most these titles separately and for those who love CK2 and Victoria the games are still worth full price.
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Initial post: Nov 29, 2012 8:06:05 AM PST
Xath says:
Thanks for the review, could you confirm whether Sword of the Stars II is also activable in Steam?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 8:34:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 29, 2012 8:34:57 PM PST
D Porter says:
Xath, I don't own Sword of the Stars so cannot answer your question as to whether it works. If you encounter a problem though, Paradox support is available to help and in fact are fixing one activation problem I have now on another product-- out of the 2 other bundles I bought.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 6:29:57 AM PST
MissLemon says:
Every one of the items in this bundle can be activated on Steam, including the two Sword of the Stars items.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2012 5:03:21 AM PST
these are all STEAM Activated - and as such - you can set them up to play offline. But, since STEAM is a DRM service for the Software Publishers, there are restrictions whether you like it or not. You really need to check those out. For example, if you don't go online within a certain number of months, it won't let you play (that's what I heard, though I haven't checked that one out.

I don't let it bother me. The software publishers spend a lot of money on research and development - they deserve the right to protect their Software from unscrupulous Hackers who just want to crack their codes, and give their software away for free.

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 12:00:44 AM PST
Andrew says:
Are any of these games multiplayer?
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