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Arsenal of Democracy: A Hearts of Iron Game
Taking place from 1936-64, Arsenal of Democracy lets you play as any nation during the era of WW2, complete with detailed models for economics, diplomacy, research, and intelligence. Warfare is also fully represented with all three branches of operations: land, sea, and air.
Release Date: Feb 23, 2010
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Taking place from 1936-64, Arsenal of Democracy lets you play as any nation during the era of WW2, complete with detailed models for economics, diplomacy, research, and intelligence. Warfare is also fully represented with all three branches of operations: land, sea, and air. The game builds on the experience and community input of the successful Hearts of Iron titles.

Developed by BL-Logic, a development studio made up of fans of the series and active members of the modding community, Arsenal of Democracy is the ultimate World War II simulation. It is described by Project Leader Lennart Berg as "Hearts of Iron II on steroids!"

  • Rewrite history as the head of any nation during World War II in a variety of single-player and multi-player scenarios
  • Use advanced combat mechanics based on historical research and the work of military theorists to destroy your foes on land, sea, and air
  • Master the most detailed and flexible economic and production systems of the series
  • Keep your war efforts operating smoothly with realistic logistics and trading subsystem
  • Engage in espionage, intelligence, diplomacy, and global trade to give your nation a decisive edge
  • Determine your country’s national identity, social policy, and ethnic culture
  • Create your own campaigns, units, countries, minister traits, and national ideas with extensive modding capabilities
  • Experience classic Hearts of Iron gameplay, improved with a fine-tuned technology tree, refined balance, advanced statistics, and polished graphics
  • Removed Province Limit: build your own maps without limitations

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: 2000/XP or better
    • Processor: 1.0GHz Athlon/Pentium 3 or better
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1.5GB free hard drive space
    • Graphics: Windows/DirectX Compatible videocard
    • Sound: Windows/DirectX compatible soundcard
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 or higher

    Recommended:

    • OS: 2000/XP or better
    • Processor: 1.6GHz Athlon/Pentium 4 or better
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 2GB free hard drive space
    • Graphics: Windows/DirectX Compatible videocard
    • Sound: Windows/DirectX compatible soundcard
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 or higher
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
209 products in account
74 reviews
54.0 hrs on record
Similar to it's fellow HOI2 mod Darkest Hour, AoD is HOI2 with some pretty nice improvements. While DH added more actual game content (including WW1), AoD focuses more on improving upon what already existed in HOI2. The result is that the WW2 you fight in this is a better experience than the vanilla game, and that was an excellent game already. With that said, I prefer Darkest Hour to this simply because there is more stuff there even if it is not quite as well-polished as it is here.

Strategy nerds and fellow psychos will find much to like here. It's old, but still good. :)
Posted: December 6th, 2013
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
103 products in account
73 reviews
3.1 hrs on record
crush hitler with the power of spreadsheets!
Posted: March 10th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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1 review
121.8 hrs on record
I learned to play this style of game on Hearts of Iron I. It was difficult to navigate at best. My friend, who is a code monkey, and I had discussed adding changes to the game that we would find helpful. The next thing you know, most of them did happen in HOI2. I was hooked. Darkest Hour and Arsenal of Democracy are both fantastic. If you appreciate a top-down strategy game, this is for you. It can be a pain in the butt to learn (~10 hours), but it is well worth it.

Disclaimer: I am a history teacher.
Posted: January 10th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
91 products in account
6 reviews
50.8 hrs on record
Over all, fun but buggy. Second, kinda bad, but HIGHLY addictive. Everyone has their fav contries, and in this game you can play as them, and even conquer the whole damn world, and that is fun as hell.

Good things:
-Historically accurate, but still can change the history if you wanted.
-Hyper realistic, maybe littlebit too much, since it takes FOREVER to make a one single division of Infrantry.

Bad things: -Many bugs
-United Kingdom,France, much annoy
Posted: March 10th, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
203 products in account
16 reviews
210.2 hrs on record
Although I love Arsenal of Democracy, buy "Darkest Hour". It has all the gameplay elements of Hearts of Iron 2 and Arsenal of Democracy.
Posted: January 4th, 2014
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