Includes Hearts of Iron II plus the two expansions, Doomsday and Armageddon When Germany is defeated in 1945, the Allies and the new Soviet alliance fight for supremacy. World War III is drawing closer. Play as the ruler of one of 175 countries through World Wars II and III.
User reviews: Very Positive (69 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 6, 2006
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Includes Hearts of Iron II plus the two expansions, Doomsday and Armageddon

When Germany is defeated in 1945, the Allies and the new Soviet alliance fight for supremacy. World War III is drawing closer.

Play as the ruler of one of 175 countries through World Wars II and III. As the Allies and the Soviet Union clash in Europe, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

  • Detailed diplomacy and production systems with help functions to avoid micromanagement.
  • Movement-is-attack combat system making warfare more realistic.
  • Mission-based Air and Naval system, giving options for logistical strikes and targeted bombing.
  • New political system with possibilities to change the political base of your country during the war.
  • Fifteen battle scenarios optimized for an evening or two for gaming. Historical scenarios like Case White, Operation Barbarossa and alternative history scenarios like Operation Watchtower and Case Green are included in the game.
  • Co-operative multiplayer, enabling players to share the same country while playing.

Doomsday Expansion Features

  • World War III scenario with an alternative historical outcome. Play the Soviet alliance, the United States or any country of your choice as new superpowers rise to power on the global stage.
  • Expanded tech trees with considerable detail in a new decade of warfare, allowing you to develop tactical nukes and other kinds of nuclear warfare as well as helicopter squads, Escort carriers and much more.
  • Improved Diplomatic/Intelligence System reflects the increased political tension of the 1950s.

Armageddon Expansion Features

  • New attachments for Naval units; do you scrap or upgrade those old ships.
  • Land units can now be built with brigades already attached.
  • An Air Naval combat system that radically alters the combat balance.
  • New damage algorithms for the Air combat system, making organization more important and allowing air units to fight longer.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000/XP
    • Processor: Pentium IV 1200 MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 4 MB video card DirectX compatible
    • DirectX Version: 9.0 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
G me flick rs real y b d.
Posted: October 6
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Game wouldn't work but demo would 2/10
Posted: October 8
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0.3 hrs on record

Great game though armageddon does not work
Posted: October 10
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45 of 61 people (74%) found this review helpful
33.9 hrs on record
Top notch accounting simulation. Can you fill out enough spreadsheets to win the war for the Nazis? Will you requisition the wrong color tarp for your headquarters? Did you remember to leave an ice cube in the ambassador's tea?
Posted: June 19
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Conquered Germany as Poland. Poland can into space. Poland/10.
Posted: July 29
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
42.8 hrs on record
Best world war 2 strategy game out there. Steep learning curve, but worth figuring out. Also still "gamy" enough to be not too challenging.
Posted: July 15
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
This game will immerse you in the realities of WWII-era politics in the ultimate "what-if" scenario game. Re-write history as it should have been and step into the shoes of 1930s and '40s commanders from almost any nation on the globe. This game may not be as pretty as Hearts of Iron III, but it gives a deeper sense to diplomacy than vanilla HoI 3 by including more diplomatic options and starting the game with historic treaties that will make you think before you act from the very beginning.
Posted: June 7
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
much more simpler when compared to HoI 3, because of that, more enjoyable imo and more "playable"
Posted: June 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
I love this game.

The gameplay is hard and innovative. I can't wait to jump face first into some of the options, which is amazing, because there are just so many options! I've played (unsuccessfully) as Sweden and Argentina. But the losing was amazing, to see exactly where the issues with my strategy were and how things can fall apart. Each loss (I've gone down hard twice as Sweden and thrice as the Argentine) has left me annoyed, but at myself rather than against the game itself.

A must have. The only things that get me down are a few technological issues given the age, mostly that I can't re-size it properly to my liking. It shows fine on my primary screen, but being unable to adjust the resolution means being unable to actually use my second screen and multitask properly. Despite this, I can't not give it at least two thumbs up. Intoxicatingly addictive.

Now, to conquer the world as Canada...
Posted: May 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
213.5 hrs on record
Hearts of Iron 2 Complete + Kaiserreich mod = loads of fun.
Posted: June 25
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
39.6 hrs on record
8/8 m8
Posted: July 25
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
366.1 hrs on record
'tis good.

Invade people or don't invade people. If you don't invade people then go do something else as it's about war you ♥♥♥♥♥.
Posted: May 28
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
im not sure if the multiplayer works or not but a great game
Posted: June 24
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
First time you play the game, you don't understand it, but so you play it in some hours and you understand everything. 10/10
Posted: July 29
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Very disappointing, the game does not work due to that the screen keeps flickering. I have tried all tips I can find online but nothing works. I do not recommend this and it is too bad since usually the Paradox games are great.
Posted: September 16
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4 of 14 people (29%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
list of things Hitler did wrong:
Posted: July 25
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
The game is good and all but you dont get any form of customer support. You will undoubtebly run into troubles with this game, i had to reinstall it several times just because it wouldnt start properly. This is where their ♥♥♥♥ customer support comes in, their idea of support is you having to sign up to their forums and post a comment. Then cross your fingers/pray for dear life that they bother to help you. Spoiler alert, they wont. This is very quickly turn into you wasting your money on a game you cant even play.
Posted: May 12
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Crashed on startup, and then after reinstalling it crashed when I pressed 'single player'. Still have not started a game. Poor.
Posted: May 13
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50.8 hrs on record
Must say I gave this game a shot after reading something about it online. Was a perfict game for someone like me whom oddly has an obsession with GeoPolotics, and history.
Posted: September 5
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2.8 hrs on record
This game..

Well let me tell you that this game is perhaps the most indepth ww2 storyline game of all time! Ive played countless hours of it, and the very first game "Hearst of Iron" was MY very game ever to have on my pc as a child by an age of 8. At this day I´m 16 and I still enjoy a bunch out of this game, and there are so many different ways you can conquer your enemies! You can do unlimited different war styles and it´s an exellent game for ww2 enthusiast. For its price, well if youre unsatisfied about that go to Paradox own website or some other vendor and you might have found a game for your life. With so many countries to choose from, to a big open world to conquer you wont get in touch with everything until the day you die, it´s a guarantee that I give you!
Posted: August 5
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