Pride of Nations is a grand strategy game developed by AGEOD and Paradox Interactive. It is set in the 19th century Victorian period wherein various forces attempt to dominate each other to gain more land. In this game, the player aims to control a country and take over its economic, military, and political aspects. There are several game modes to choose from, each of which has a slightly different interface, theme, and set of options. In the ‘economics’ mode, focuses on building various structures such as farms, factories, and railroads. The ‘colonial’ mode features the era’s favorite pastimes, presented in the form of games.
In order to acquire unclaimed land, the player has to increase his character’s influence. This can be done by giving provinces certain missions to take on. In the ‘military’ mode, the player gets to build armies and navy troops and make them prominent in the map. Military forces are classified according to various groups such as corps and brigades. Engineers make up part of a wide range of support units that are available to players.
Pride of Nations can be played in either of four map modes, which cover all of the aforementioned game modes. The player can choose from among eight countries to represent: Austria, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Prussia, Russia, and the United States.