Victoria 3: BEST Mods [Top 10]

Learn about the best mods available for Victoria 3.

Story Highlights
  • Plenty of mods to choose from depending upon the player's requirements.
  • Mods with quality of life improvements.
  • Mods with complete overhaul of the game for more veteran players.

Victoria 3 allows the players to mod the game as they see fit. If you are unsatisfied with how the game looks or plays out in certain aspects, then give modding it a shot. There are a plethora of mods already, with the game just being released. We have picked some of the best Victoria 3 mods, which really enhance your gaming experience. Before we jump into the mods, you need to know how to apply the mods.

Improved Automation

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Improved Automation mod in the game.

The improved automation mod in Victoria 3 is simply one of the best mods that you could get for your game. Victoria 3 requires you to constantly micromanage the resources that you have. These play a huge role in the economy of your nation. If you ever thought to yourself about how tedious it is to keep up with all the various aspects of the game, then this mod is for you!

When you auto-expand in Victoria 3, certain aspects of the game just fail to keep up. The game checks 3 basic things before expanding an industry. These are: 

  • If the building has cash reserves of more than 95%.
  • If the state market access is greater than 50%.
  • If the player has available construction.

These checks look good on paper but don’t work so well in practice. They lead to shortages of inputs and disregard profits completely. To tackle all of these issues, the mod creator has introduced some changes that make your life a lot easier. After you install the mod, the game checks for more things before auto-expanding an industry. These checks are as follows:

  • If the building has cash reserves of more than 75%.
  • If the state has an available workforce to work on the expansion.
  • Factors in the goods available in the building.
  • If the market access is greater than 90%.

These are the main changes that have been made. Alongside these, there are a couple of more minor changes as well. These include changes such as checking whether or not you have a weekly profit from your building or industry.

Unlike before, you don’t have to manage every aspect on your own now. You should still be aware of the economic situation. Sometimes expansion can happen too fast, causing you to cut down industries. You can download the mode here.

Better Interest Group Attraction

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Better Interest Group mod in the game.

In Victoria 3, the game decides which pops choose which interest group. These decisions are made on a bunch of factors. Things like the profession of the pop. Moreover, the game makes these decisions based on fixed modifiers. This sounds good in practice, but in actuality this makes the pops feel defunct. Their interest groups don’t align as well with their standards and status.

The Better Interest Group Attraction mod fixes this issue. It stacks on multiple deciding factors which determine the interest group a pop joins. On top of the base modifiers that the game already has, the new modifiers add a layer of depth to Victoria 3. These include things like the wealth of the pop and the political situation in your nation. When the pops react to these things realistically, it aligns them with more appropriate interest groups.

When you have the mod active, you will see its effects on the pops and the interest groups they join. For example, if you build up a nation with a massive army, then there will be an interest group that supports war, and the pops that fit the criteria will rush towards it. These changes make the game feel more life-like and more rational.

A thing worth noting is that this mod is compatible with the game while you have no other mods that interfere with interest groups. You can download the mod here.

Anbennar

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Abennar mod in the game.

Anbennar is perhaps the most in-depth and complete mod for the game. It completely overhauls the game into something else entirely. The mod is ripe with lore changes that are reminiscent of a classic fantasy setting. Complete with Elves and Dwarves to play as, and set in a fantastical era, this mod gives the players an unmatched experience. 

The developers of this mod have come up with an original story that you can read about in-depth on their forum page. It is a very detailed background story so summarizing it might not do it justice. But for the sake of convenience, we will outline the main points. Abennar was controlled by mages who were very confident in their powers. But with the dawn of the new era, they realized that technology was not to be taken for granted.

Abennar provides a wonderful mix of classical magical fantasy elements, combined with modern industrialization. It is a spin on the tried and true DnD setting and it does so very well. The game is modified to change the continents into something from that world. Adventurer pops have been added to the game which makes it more authentic to the source. Players can play as different creatures and create their ideal nation using magic and technology. You can check out the mod from here.

Necronomicon

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Necronomicon mod in the game.

The Necronomicon mod is one of the most detailed mods for Victoria 3 out there. It adds an entire layer of gameplay with new cultures and even a new nation. The new nation is named R’lyeh and it has some aptly named interest groups like the Cult of Cthulhu and the Church of Starry Wisdom. There is a ton of stuff for you to discover like new technologies as well.

As we mentioned earlier, new interest groups have also been added which align with the pops of the new nation. These new interest groups have new ideologies and also new leaders. The Cult of Cthulhu is also a religion. It can be enforced on a state level if certain interest groups come to power. The mod even has an increased difficulty mode if you want more of a challenge. If you’re interested in this mod, you can check it out here.

Mediterranean Architecture

Mediterranean architecture mod in the game.

The Mediterranean Architecture mod is more of a stylistic mod. It’s for people who pay a lot of attention to detail. And if you’re one of those people who notice the slightest features in a game, you will notice a discrepancy. In Victoria 3, the style of buildings used in Iberia, Italy, and the Balkans is the same as in the rest of Europe. This is historically inaccurate, as you might have guessed.

This mod replaces those inaccurate with the Latin style of buildings. This style is more in line with what these places looked like during the seventeenth century. Now, this is not to say that these buildings are the authentic representation of these places. They are not completely correct but they are better than having European-style buildings. You can find more about this mod here.

Complete Pop List

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Pop list mod in the game.

Not all mods have to be complete overhauls like the Necronomicon. The next couple of mods in our list are some quality-of-life changes. These mods make you wonder why they’re not implemented in Victoria 3 in the first place. They make your gameplay experience much smoother and allow you to focus on the game, instead of the tedious interface.

The Complete Pop List does exactly what it says. It displays a list of all the pops in a nation. As opposed to the old interface, which only shows three pops at a time, now you can have a comprehensive panel at a glance. This mod saves you a lot of time as you do not have to search for pops manually. You can view all the information in just one panel. You can check out the mod here.

Construction Queue With States

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Contruction queue mod in the game.

As we mentioned earlier, this mod is also one of those quality-of-life mods. It is a very simple mod and does not change much about the game. The main aim of this mod is to improve and maximize the value you can get from the construction queue. 

In the base game, the construction queue is unoptimized and you can not even see the state where the building is being constructed. Moreover, the size of the entries in the menu is so large that only a few buildings can be viewed at once. 

With this mod, you can now see the state in which the building is being constructed. This is very helpful for situations where you need to know the precise location of an industry. You can now also view multiple entries in the menu. This is done by minimizing the size of the entries while keeping all the relevant information. This way, the useless space is cut out and the players can view more things at once. You can download the mod from here.

Clean Map

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Clean map mod in the game.

If the presentation bugs you in Victoria 3 then this entry is for you. The Clean Map mod aims to provide a neater and minimalist experience to the players. Team Paradox took some controversial routes for Victoria 3, and players preferred the old map much more. This mod is more reminiscent of the cleaner maps from the previous title, which makes the game less daunting to look at.

The map is overall less saturated and very minimalistic, with no useless information on the map screen. The borders between nations have also been thinned out so that they do not stand out when looking at them as a whole. There are also some new additions to the path textures for the navy. The font that is used is much easier on the eyes as well. In addition to English fonts, this mod also supports Japanese, Chinese and Korean fonts. You can subscribe to this mod with this link.

Revenge Of The Political Map

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Political map mod in the game.

If you are a fan of the old Paradox games, you will recognize this mod immediately. For some reason, the developers of Victoria 3 chose to exclude the political map mode. This mode gave their games a lot of charm and also allowed players to plan in a strategic manner. Now, you can no longer see the political orientation of every country as a view. If you want to do that without a mod, you will have to do so manually.

With the Revenge of the Political Map mod, you can view the map from a lens of politics. The colors and contrasts distinguish the countries from each other. This is a must-have for returning players, as it was part of the older games. You can download the mod from here.

No Clouds

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No clouds mod in the game.

The clouds in Victoria 3 prove to be a nuisance. Many players agree that the clouds take away more from the experience, rather than adding to it. If you are one of those players who is irritated by the clouds constantly obstructing your view, then this mod is for you. Just as the name suggests, this mod removes all the clouds and gives you a seamless experience without any visual obstructions. Download the mod for yourself from here.

How To Mod

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The game without any mods. [Image Credits: eXputer]
Victoria 3 gives the players the freedom to modify the game. If you play on a PC, then the steam workshop links to all the mods mentioned below. Just download the mods that you like and click the subscribe button on the page. The content that you downloaded will be available to you automatically when you restart the game.

Through these mods, you can drastically improve and customize your experience while playing Victoria 3. The game has an active community that is releasing mods. Don’t be afraid to try out a mod that you think you’ll like. Most mods work in conjunction with each other as well. But you might have to test it out yourself in case a mod that you previously installed is obstructing one of the later mods you install. 

Summary

That has been our top ten list for Victoria 3 mods. There are all sorts of mods in the game, that range from slight convenience mods like condensing a view in a menu, to complete overhauls of the game. These mods can all be accessed from the steam workshop and players can test them out as they please. 

With that, you should be all set to manage your nation in Victoria 3. Check out our beginner’s guide in case you are a new player. If you want a more in-depth guide to some of the mechanics in the game, be sure to check out our Victoria 3: War System, if you are interested in the warfare aspect.

Want to know more about technology trees in the game? Check out our Victoria 3: Technology Trees guide for that. If you want to learn more about the trade routes then check our guide on that as well!

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Javeria Ali


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