Hearts of Iron III lets you play the most engaging conflict in world history, World War 2, on all fronts as any country and through multiple different scenarios. Guide your nation to glory between 1936 and 1948 and wage war, conduct diplomacy and build your industry in the most detailed World War 2 game ever made.
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"Hardcore historical strategy geeks, this game is for you. Be warned, though: it does not do any hand-holding."
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Hearts of Iron IV Retells History through a Look at Military Technology



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Hearts of Iron IV - Developer Diary #11 - Map and Graphics



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Another month and another developer diary from the team bringing you the next installment in the Hearts of Iron saga. I hope you will find it interesting and that you will come back for more next month.

Hearts of Iron IV - Developer Diary 11 - Map & Graphics

If you wish to read the previous chapters in this saga of technology, warfare and big big tanks, as well as Developer Diaries for our other games, please visit the Developer Diary Archives

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Björn - Community Manager @Paradox Interactive

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Рецензії

"offers a challenge to most strategy die-hards"

— Dreamstation
"Paradox has done a tremendous job of making this complex design relatively easy to get into."

— Gamespot
"With incredible flexibility, freedom, and depth, this is a history buffs dream and should not be passed up if you are a fan of the genre."

— PCgameworld
"Serious wargamers are in for a real treat as the hardcore franchise returns for another go at the world's most terrible war."

— Gamespy
"Featuring a fully integrated combat model, a wide range of strategic and diplomatic options for your country, and an intuitive AI system, Hearts of Iron III is shaping up to be the best game in the series yet."

— Strategy Informer

Про цю гру

Hearts of Iron III lets you play the most engaging conflict in world history, World War 2, on all fronts as any country and through multiple different scenarios. Guide your nation to glory between 1936 and 1948 and wage war, conduct diplomacy and build your industry in the most detailed World War 2 game ever made.
Features:
  • Play as any nation from 1936 to 1948, more than 150 countries to choose from.
  • Control the oceans with aircraft carriers, submarines and battleships and use your air force to defend your skies, support your naval and ground forces, and to bomb your enemies
  • Thousands of historically accurate real-world military commanders and politicians.
  • Realistic military command AI with unprecedented levels of interaction
  • In-depth diplomatic and political system.
  • Historical accuracy combined with an unparalleled level of freedom of choice
  • More than 10,000 land provinces makes the game five times more detailed than HoI2 and the most detailed depiction of World War 2 ever made.
  • Customize your divisions in detail with more than 20 types of brigades
  • New economic system makes it possible to buy weapons from abroad.
  • Mobilization and reserves gives the option of surprise attacks, Blitzkrieg made real.
  • Government-in-exile makes it possible to continue to struggle from abroad with underground movements and uprisings against the oppressing power.
  • Strategic warfare system makes it more important to defend the skies and oceans against foreign attacks; leaving cities open to enemy bombing will now be devastating.
  • A completely new intelligence system, with several types of intelligence sources, makes it possible to get information about enemy reserves and troop movements.
  • Assign troops to "theatres" on the map to fight two-front wars more successfully.
  • The new AI system and more detailed map will allow for more strategic decisions.
  • Flexible technology system with hundreds of categories, where major powers get their own unique attributes.

Вимоги до системи

Windows
Mac OS X
    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
    • Memory: 2 GB of RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon X1900 videocard
    • Sound: Direct X-compatible sound card
    • DirectX®: Direct X 9.0
    • OS: OS X 10.5.8 or higher
    • Processor: Any Intel CPU
    • Memory: 128 MB VRAM, 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.3 GB hard disk space
    • Video Card: GeForce 7300, Radeon HD 2400 (GMA cards not supported)
    • Internet: Broadband connection for Internet play
    • Registration: Internet connection for registration
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39 з 45 людей (87%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
76.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 8 листопада
Plays as Canada
Builds a ton of factories
Makes a rather large tank force
Helps the US attack Finland
Watches the US run away as soon as I show up
Runs out of fuel/supplies
Gets routed by a horde of angry Finns

12/10, would invade Finland again.
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29 з 33 людей (88%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
52.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 4 листопада
Became Germany and defeated the Allies. USA never joined Allies, so I declared war on them too. USA joins the Comintern, and helps Russia but to no avail.

10/10 would make America Communist again.
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20 з 20 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
50.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 жовтня
CategoryRating
Gameplay8/10 Very fun, and somewhat difficult, big learning curve.
Difficulty8/10 Its easy to get money and recources, depending what country you are, it can be hard, or easy to research things/ train a load of troops. But if you play as a small country, its hard to get a lot of people in the military, and you usually have to watch what techs you research, and be sure to at least research agriculture, and change some policies to get manpower.
Graphics6/10 Unit graphics are good, counters are easy to read, most map modes are good, but the terrain one is bad.... its a grand strategy, it doesn't matter anyways.
AI7/10 Somewhat good, it at times can make very bad decisions and do things poorly, other times, it can stomp things, and maintain whatever well. Some times its hard to beat, and a lot of the time, if you don't plan well, it can STOMP you.
Freedom6/10 Compared to other Grand Strategies, there isn't much freedom. The time span is only a few years leaving little to happen (but the days are extended with long hours) The game is pretty much set. Its very difficult to do extreme things like changing history in a bizzare way, though it is possible. But all of those things aside, its still fun. BTW, I created a Soviet Poland and avoided getting stomped by Germany by luck.
Bugs, crashes and problems4/10 Warning, there is huge problems here. The game is somewhat unstable, it will usually crash after some hours. It may not even start. For a lot of people lucky or not, it will crash it, it will not start. There are ways around this, deleting files, downloading other things and such, but its troublesome.
Compared to other Grand Strategies9/10 Hoi 3 is a great game overall. Its a gem, if it works. It is better than most Grand Strategies, aside from game breaking things. It will amaze you, but it is somewhat harder.
Overall9/10 The game is great, recommend picking it up, but it actually is barren sadly, you have to get Semper Fi, For the Motherland, Their Finest Hour, in that order for it to actually be worth while.
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19 з 23 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
12.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 6 листопада
Spend 3 year prepare for Barbarossa , losing at the gate of Moskow, and Stalingrad

10/10 would go to war again
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24 з 32 людей (75%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
60.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 2 листопада
Played as American Communist, Destroyed england. 10/10 would destroy tea drinking capatalists again.
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12 з 14 людей (86%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
4.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 11 листопада
Restored Italy to the former glory of the Roman Empire only to fall under the combined weight of Allied and Soviet forces.
10/10, would Benito Mussolini again.
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10 з 12 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
116.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 листопада
Made America Join the axis and get canada to conquer Washington
12/10 would Moose Stomp America Again
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6 з 6 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
169.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 30 жовтня
Amazing, takes a long time to learn if you are not familar, but if anything gives you the feelng of the struggle it is to fight a world war this is it.
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7 з 8 людей (88%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
188.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 3 листопада
This might be the greatest RTS game I have played to date. Although it is quite complex at first, once you get the hang of it, it's extremely addictive and fun. I can compare this game to Risk or Sid Meiyers Civilization but taken to the next level. If you've ever wanted to change the course of history in the Worlds most devasting war, I reccomend this.
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4 з 4 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
26.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 листопада
Best Strategic i have ever played. Exponentially more in depth than any other game out there. The only downside is that it eats ram to process the hundreds of thousands of factors. 10/10
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3 з 3 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
49.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 28 жовтня
Great game, very well researched. I'd recommend this to anyone interested in the genre.
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3 з 3 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
173.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 8 листопада
Hearts of Iron III is an excellent game. One of Paradox's best strategy games, in my opinion, it allows the player to control any nation in the lead-up to WW2, or during it if you prefer. These range from Nazi Germany, of course, to the Dominican Republic, which gives you an idea of the level of choice on offer. The game essentially drops you into the world as head-of-state of one of these many nations, and it's entirely up to you what to do from there: will you align with the Axis in Europe to gain your share of the economic gains in the upcoming war? Or will you side with Stalin's Russia and work to undermine Fascism and the Allies, in an attempt to dominate the world with Communism?

However, the level of historical accuracy in HOI3 is astounding, despite the player's ability to make independent and alternate choices. For example, there is a system of "decisions" in the game which often provide some sort of benefit, one of which is the historical Anschluss of Austria for Germany. As well as this, there are literally thousands of officers, with their own traits and skill levels (which can be improved with combat), to assign to command your divisions or brigades. These are just two examples in an intricate web of historical detail. WW2 history buffs like myself will be elated at the opportunity to not only, for example, command Rommel's Afrika Korps, but lead it to complete victory in the Middle East! Again, this is just an example that popped into my head, the level of possibility is insane.

Aside from the military aspect of the game, which is the focus, there are various other sectors of your nation that you can alter control. There is the politics tab, where you select your ministers and make policies, as well as administer the areas that have come under your occupation through war. There is the diplomacy tab, where, if you are a leader of a faction, such as the Axis, you can influence nations to join you in alliance, and make trade deals, sell equipment, declare war, ETC. Other tabs include research, production, intelligence. I won't go into detail on these, but all are as important as each other.

Anyway, pros and cons:

PROS
- Insanely high level of historical detail (accurate divisional names, commanders, ministers in governments, literally tens of thousands of provinces)
- Ability to relive or rewrite history, in your own unique way.
- Greatly immersive, you get to the point where hours just slip away in what feels like minutes!
- Huge scale wars, on land sea, and air, where you are the commander in chief.

CONS
- Not recommended if the player is looking for amazing graphics- the gameplay is what sells HOI3, not the visuals.
- A tad buggy. The game crashes relatively frequently, especially if tinkering around in console commands.
- Steep learning curve, but once you get the full hang of it, you'll realise it was well worth the time put into it.

9/10 The cons do not affect my opinion of the game significantly in any way, and I hope that you too will be persuaded by this long-winded review to buy this awesome game too!
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3 з 3 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
209.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 13 листопада
If you ever wanted to call the shots in WWII this is for you. Takes about a week of tutorials and gameplay to get the hang of it. Pretty complex, but after nearly 70 hours the game feels like second nature to me. Highly recommend the Black ICE mod to really get the most out of the game.
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
49.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 17 листопада
Bought this game at Walmart years ago, easily put hours into, enjoyed every minute of it, then I lost the disc and forgot about it until I saw a steam sale for it.
The strategy in this game is very good. You will have to think very carefully about every move you make in game. The interface is a bit difficult to learn but once you get the hang of it, its simple to use.
The fun in this game is great. You wanna play as a small country and show those major powers who the boss is, go for it. Wanna play as Soviet Union bring communism to the world, do it. Wanna play as USA and skip ww2 and go right to ww3, go for it. The possiblilities are endless and there is countless hours of replayability. The vanilla game, no patches is buggy and crashes, so I have to recommend get For the Motherland and Semper Fi to get rid of the crashes and glitches.
Overall, the game is great for the strategy fans out there. People who like action and gunfire and explosions should avoid this.
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3 з 4 людей (75%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
17.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 4 листопада
People playing want to keep playing the game.
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3 з 4 людей (75%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
156.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 8 листопада
10 out of 10. So Hard and Confusing at times it makes you Explode.
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4 з 6 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
610.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 22 листопада
This game lets you play as any country during World War 2. I played the base game plus all expansions (SF, FtM, TFH).

You can manage every aspect of the war, from diplomacy to espionage to research to actual combat. You can even try to stay neutral and sit out the fighting if you want, but what fun would that be?

There is an enormous amount of complexity - casual gamers beware! If one part of the war is too tedious for you, it can be set to be automated. For example, rather than personally overseeing every trade deal you can check a box and let the computer handle all of your trades. The computer is not as smart as a person and it can't metagame but in most tasks it does an adequate job.

Personally, I'm a WW2 history buff and I love to wrap my head around complex rule systems, so this was right up my alley. This is one of the few games I've played where I wrote out multiple pages of notes to plan my strategy.

For my first game I decided to play as Canada, which is a good beginner choice because you're safe from imminent invasion and have a decent (not overwhelming) amount of resources to play with. Just like history I joined the Allies. I sent troops to help France, getting my first taste of combat. I lost of course, but learned a lot and even got to stage my own hectic Dunkirk evacuation to get my battered troops out of harm's way. Later my rebuilt forces kicked the Italians out of Africa and captured Sicily. An amphibious invasion of mainland Italy failed, but when my British allies successfully invaded Nazi-occupied Greece I joined them and had great fun. By 1944 the Soviets had overrun most of northern Europe, with the western allies in control of the Balkans and Africa. I quit at that point, since finishing the war against Japan was a naval battle and most of my fleet had been sunk.

Next I decided to play a totally ahistorical game. I chose Brazil and decided to ignore WW2 and try to conquer South America. I built a huge army of militia and other low-quality bullet fodder, successfully overwhelming my neighbors through sheer numbers. Alas, my flagrant violations of the Monroe Doctrine had attracted the wrath of the powerful USA. Shortly after I captured the Panama canal the Americans arrived in force and their tanks proceeded to pulverize my hapless militia. Still, it was fun, and I learned about the importance of anti-tank weapons and combined arms.

My next game came about while fooling around with the espionage tools. As Germany I helped the national socialists win the 1937 election in the Netherlands. It was a huge electoral upset, sweeping away the liberal democracy and replacing it with a totalitarian state. Accusations of fraud and vote rigging were completely unfounded (tee-hee!). I thought, wow, this is so cool, I just changed a government! But the only thing cooler would be to actually play as this new government. So I saved the game and rejoined it as the new extremist Netherlands. I joined the Axis, but refused to join Germany in declaring war on the UK or Soviet Union. Instead I conquered a bunch of neutral nations, and acted essentially as a resource "banker" for the Axis faction, as the Axis powers are resource-starved in the mid to late game. What fun!

I've played many other games but the stories are too numerous to repeat. I'll just say if you like military strategy you're in for a treat!

I have a few criticisms. Despite the manual being 80 pages long, it wasn't enough. There are many things in the game which aren't well documented. HOI3 is even more complex than Civilization V, but it lacks the helpful "Civopedia" feature that game had to quickly look up how something works.

For example, in one game I was playing as Finland and planned several years in advance to declare war on Germany and then launch an amphibious invasion of Norway. I spent considerable time (years in-game, hours in real life) building up my fleet, but when it came time to attack I found I couldn't move my ships to Norway. After much puzzling I discovered that since the Germans owned a specific province that the Danish straights were blocked to me. There was nothing in the manual about straights being blocked, and nothing on the map to illustrate that they were. So all my preparations were for naught. Lesson learned: Save often! Or better yet, set the autosave for every 6 months so if any similar nasty surprises happen you'll be prepared and maybe able to recover.

My other criticism is that the supply system is dumb. For some reason ports and airfields don't stockpile supplies. So if you re-base your planes or ships to a new base you immediately run out of fuel. Even worse, all supplies are distributed from your capitol. So if you're playing as the USA don't be surprised when your troops in California start starving to death because their supplies are inexplicably drawn all the way from Washington DC (and each province the supplies go through results in a supply tax).

I would think the solution to this problem would be to create supply dumps at appropriate locations. Unfortunately Paradox's solution to the problem was to create an "Arcade mode," an optional mode in which all supplies magically appear wherever they need to be all the time. But this just creates new problems because a big part of the military strategy is about cutting off enemy forces from their supplies, using bombers to shred their logistics, ect. With arcade mode you lose all of that, so I ended up sticking with the default supply system despite its flaws.

Overall I recommend this game to WW2 history buffs and military strategists. Casual gamers should stay away though.
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3 з 6 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
29.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 31 жовтня
one of the few ww2 grand strategy games
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126.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 8 листопада
Do it for the vine
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1 з 3 людей (33%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 25 листопада
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