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“...a pinnacle of grand strategy, rippling with all the promise and depth inherent in the genre.”
4.5/5 – Adrenaline Vault, November 2011
“Whether you are a history nut or just love the challenge of strategy games, this game will challenge you.”
4.5/5 – Game Industry News, November 2011

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International trade, religious and cultural strife, military campaigns, diplomatic negotiations... here, you control it all. MAKING HISTORY II: The War of the World gives players the power to take full control of any world nation, colonies, regions, cities, and military units during the time leading up to and during the Second World War. Armchair generals and fans of grand strategy can take their turns building great empires or protecting the world from tyranny during these pivotal moments in world history.

In addition to nation-level trade and diplomatic concerns, you are tasked with managing region and city-level projects, choosing the right technologies to research, directing military movement and development, conducting international diplomacy, maintaining domestic stability and producing resources vital to making everything else possible. Developing production and research facilities in cities transforms them into centers of industry and technology. Upgraded cities can produce new units and unlock advanced technologies. At the region level, you can build large-scale defensive structures such as radar arrays and fortifications, develop transportation infrastructure, and expand the resource production needed to fuel your economy. Victory on the world stage will require that all levels of your empire work together towards your goals.

Every turn offers countless decisions and options to move forward, writing the history of your empire. Will you block trade routes with your navy, choking off enemy supplies? Will you grant a restless ethnic or religious group independence to prevent widespread revolt? Will you build up your trade agreements and expand your influence with industrial might, or invest in an expensive, technologically advanced army to crush all opposition? In addition to keeping domestic and economic plans on track, you will be challenged by outside powers -- Controlled by human players in a multiplayer match or period-inspired AI -- that will pursue their own national agendas and interfere in the affairs of you and your allies. A shifting political and economic landscape keeps world powers busy adjusting plans, preparing for inevitable clashes.

No two games of MHII will be the same as there are an unlimited number of ways to achieve your goals. The choices you make determine the history of your nation. Whether that history will speak of a liberator or a conqueror is up to you.

FEATURES:

  • Play any nation on a beautifully rendered 3D world map
  • Hundreds of unique land, sea, & air units representing both major & minor powers of the era
  • Research an array of weapon systems & tactical improvements; repair, reinforce & upgrade existing forces
  • Fly air missions against industrial & military targets
  • Extensive economic system covering production, resources, consumption, trade & wealth
  • Initiate infrastructure projects that modernize your nation & expand your economic potential
  • Construct weapons factories, shipyards, research labs & a variety of other buildings that add specific abilities to your cities & regions
  • Intelligent AI instigates, reacts and adapts to the changing game dynamics generating action on the home front & abroad
  • Each nation has a unique set of characteristics that influences behavior
  • Populations are divided by culture, ethnicity, religion & political ideology; factors that destabilize nations, provoking revolts, coups & civil wars
  • Manage your colonies, liberate new nations, establish puppet states or annex their territory
  • Engage in espionage & interfere in the internal affairs of your neighbors
  • New innovative Multiplayer system greatly reduces the obstacles to long-term games
  • Plus much more!

Järjestelmävaatimukset

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP with Service Pack 2
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM / 2GB recommended
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c-Compliant, Shader 2.0 3D Video Card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or better
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
    • Other Requirements: Windows-Compliant Keyboard & Mouse
    • OS: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (PowerPC not supported)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM / 2GB recommended
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM / 2GB recommended
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB
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cnlavictor
( 7.4 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 19. huhtikuu.
i bought the game then when i tried to load the game it said i had the demo which i don't cause i spent 17 dollars on this damn game
cranium1
( 47.5 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 18. huhtikuu.
A great game if you like Grand Strategy. Many such games fail because of incompetent AI, but MH II does well on that front:

-There are frequent and decently sized naval invasions (doom stacks)
-You have to actually plan ahead on your unit/ buiilding construction and tech a bit, you likey won't be able to afford everything all the time
-Borders have to be defended, reinforcements have to be rapidly dispatched, air cover provided
-War can come anytime and there's usually a complex quagmire of alliances going on

Bear in mind that this is based on my experience of playing smaller/ medium sized nations only.

Cons:
Economy is not perfect- there are wild fluctuations in supply and demand. You can actually wipe off 3-4 years worth of debt overnight by selling arms when war breaks out

Balance is off. China becomes a monster due to manpower. Germany underperforms- significantly.
aprilrwallace
( 14.2 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 9. huhtikuu.
Playing as russia
Has 14 nukes
Declares war on ukraine
Nukes capital
Offers surrender with them joining my alliance
They decline
Nukes another city
They still dont surrender
Sends in 42 tanks
Takes over half of country
Offers surrender
They decline again
Takes over so much of ukraine the only have one city left
Offers surrender
They decline
Nukes remaining city
They still decline
Invades the last region
Makes Ukraine an annex of Russia

10/10 would commit genocide again
wielkicien
( 1.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 5. huhtikuu.
This game is abomination.
"jOHNNY dANGER"
( 309.2 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 25. maaliskuu.
If you like intricute games of world conquest this is the game for you. thanks to youtube for having, "how to" video's on how to play.
jmclaughlin2121
( 48.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 24. maaliskuu.
10/10 would watch poland destroy soviet union again
Grober_Osterreich
( 853.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 12. maaliskuu.
This is one of my favourite pc games ever, however it isn't all perfect. I don't like the way that the nation you play as and you allied nations have handicaps on the IPU's and that there should be an option to turn that on and off. And the diplomacy is quite confusing, it isn't really clear and it should be like the one in Making History:The Great War. Apart from that, it's perfect.
CriticalBill
( 1.3 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 6. maaliskuu.
I strongly recommend the first version of this game, MH:I, over this one. I can only imagine a complete change of staff, plus the loss of the source code, to stop development of MH:I and instead 'revamp' everything to make is a slower, more tedious game, with not much to recommend.
Lone Wolf
( 74.3 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 5. maaliskuu.
One of the best WW2 Strategy games out there! 100% Recommend
Player 1
( 192.4 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 5. maaliskuu.
Pros:
-Fun gameplay which can last for hours on end
-Good balance between simplicity and complexity
-Very high moddability

Cons:
-Get's pretty laggy when very large scale conflicts like WW2 takes place
-Random AI actions like USSR declaring war on Norway in 1936
-Alot of Micromanaging required

Despite the cons, this game is definitely one of my all time favourite strategy games.
10/10
SirJimmyProvince
( 16.0 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 1. maaliskuu.
I am Illuminati
ICAT
( 38.1 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 28. helmikuu.
it is a great game, i palyed as the sweedish and conquered finland and norway, and allying with the axis for world domination, worst mistake ever go rekted by soviets


10/10 would change history again

kay out of seriousness i will list some pros and cons

pros,
great game
easy to use map editor
change history at any time
mod support (maps)

cons
no multiplayer without IP (cant see list)
hard game
map editor is slightly glitchy

meh,
unit models


in summary
9/10 needs work but is still fun :D
Lenny Sniper
( 53.3 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 18. helmikuu.
You Ran For President And Decided To Take Millitary Conquest Of The World. This Is Why You Never Run For President
DeFaNe
( 48.1 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 4. helmikuu.
well i really like this game lets start with that but i got this game with a bundle very cheaply so i recommed
you do the same now about the game

-This is a turn based strategy game if you ever played master or orion or any type of game like that civ to
it plays like that in the turn's sake i wont bore you here with to much details
lets put it this way did you ever think albania derservs to own moscow or Finland right next to it or maybe
the whole world hmm sounds great albania master of all well you can do it here it wont be easy but it's possible
or what i am doing as conquering USSR with meh build up China China is a power house if you let them build up :D
welp ik this wont be the most helpful but trust me if you like turn based strategy game's you should like this.
BloWARed
( 106.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 4. helmikuu.
Its a very good game i played it more than its showing right like 200 hrs so i think that i can make an a review.This is a grand strategy game where u lead ur nation at the ww 2 era.U can play as a small nation or a big super power,and u can make your own choices about allies,wars,trading,puppet states,colonies etc...I personally like mechanic about puppet states cuz u have a option to change their ideologie ps:in the previous game u didnt have that option.Editor is very good and its kinda weird that editor isnt having frame drops like in the normal game.
asaph.talmor
( 381.5 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 3. helmikuu.
This one's a masterpiece. Most intelligently crafter, it is better than its nieche competitor by a long shot (due respect granted to the latter and keeping hopes up for their next title in the series).

Although the interface could use quite some more work, you can tell the priorities in UI features were very well made, so it's never really comfortable, but you know you have the most important stuff at hand (but seriously guys, some more linking of items to help and help in general is required).

All and all, a thoroughly addictive, insanely fun game if you're a fan of the genre. They somehow made the AI go crazy but just enough to still make sense. At least for a few good days of play, this is certainly worth the money.
franciscoperalta861
( 0.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 22. tammikuu.
I got the demo then when i bought the actual game it says it still the demo so forget this game i like it but can do that to me
excr
( 29.7 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 9. tammikuu.
The bottom line:
It's horrifically balanced. Death stacks of a few hundred infantry units will weather almost any attack with their high defence value and then happily mop up anything left of the attacking army. Focusing your economy purely on infantry will always give the most bang for your buck - delving into the game's impressive variety of units to build a mixture in each stack will never be as potent as pure infantry. Front lines don't really exist either, the AI will roll through in one province with a gigantic death stack of infantry - there is rarely a nuanced breakthrough or any sort of meaningful strategic warfare.

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This is even the more painful because, that said, it's a game that almost gets it right. It never comes close to rivalling Hearts of Iron 3 (Hoi3) in terms of depth or detail but it doesn't attempt to - it's a game not a simulation (despite the developer's claim that it's educational). Building up industrial capacity and research is refreshingly simple and engaging, allowing you to change history within reason and raise medium-sized countries into great powers. Unlike Hoi3 there's plenty of value in playing as countries other than Britain, America, Russia and Germany. When the game works it's fun. The tech tree is a good balance of detail and simplicity and there are plenty of historical units. The problem is there's no point in building them because infantry is so strong in defence.

Diplomacy is a weak point: there are few options, there's no way to take single provinces in a peace deal (you either take everything you've occupied or annex the whole country) and alliances are almost impossible to make (unless you're already fighting a mutual enemy, by which time they are largely pointless).

The interface is ok. The map's pretty ugly but on the whole it's clear. However, things are undeniably clunky. It's sometimes difficult to select units as the stacking fuction is poor and basic tasks can be overly complicated. There's no way to merge fleets whilst in port than I know of and you can't combine two fighters on the same aircraft carrier without unloading them from carrier, which is a feat of messy clicking in itself. Selecting army and air force stacks that are near each other is also difficult. On the upside, the national roundels underneath each unit are cool.

The game would still be enjoyable even with the niggling issues in diplomacy and the interface (and it is fun until you actually go to war) but the combat balance is so off that I can't recommend this game. Watching my upgraded army of 40 infantry+20 artillery+10 engineers+10 tanks be attacked and -completely- wiped out by 200 infantry in -one- turn, (yes, 80 casulties to 0) despite having a higher defence value than the opposing infantry stack's attack value, was when I gave up on this game.
churchill659
( 22.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 6. tammikuu.
A really good game. It's old but its easy and if you do it right, it can be very addictive
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Julkaistu 9. huhtikuu.
Playing as russia
Has 14 nukes
Declares war on ukraine
Nukes capital
Offers surrender with them joining my alliance
They decline
Nukes another city
They still dont surrender
Sends in 42 tanks
Takes over half of country
Offers surrender
They decline again
Takes over so much of ukraine the only have one city left
Offers surrender
They decline
Nukes remaining city
They still decline
Invades the last region
Makes Ukraine an annex of Russia

10/10 would commit genocide again
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192.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 5. maaliskuu.
Pros:
-Fun gameplay which can last for hours on end
-Good balance between simplicity and complexity
-Very high moddability

Cons:
-Get's pretty laggy when very large scale conflicts like WW2 takes place
-Random AI actions like USSR declaring war on Norway in 1936
-Alot of Micromanaging required

Despite the cons, this game is definitely one of my all time favourite strategy games.
10/10
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1/1 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 12. maaliskuu.
This is one of my favourite pc games ever, however it isn't all perfect. I don't like the way that the nation you play as and you allied nations have handicaps on the IPU's and that there should be an option to turn that on and off. And the diplomacy is quite confusing, it isn't really clear and it should be like the one in Making History:The Great War. Apart from that, it's perfect.
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Julkaistu 24. maaliskuu.
10/10 would watch poland destroy soviet union again
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2/3 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 25. maaliskuu.
If you like intricute games of world conquest this is the game for you. thanks to youtube for having, "how to" video's on how to play.
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Julkaistu 3. tammikuu.
Become Ireland, Annex Iceland through treatys and military buildup. Invade Northern Ireland and defeat Britain.
~I made you proud Grandad!
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Julkaistu 14. marraskuu, 2015.
i like this game quite lot, i find it easy to play and it makes me think a little about the management structure and future planning and policy of which ever nation im playing, all good stuff.
but it has its glitches.
one of which is, that when i am defending an area, small enemy units which, on the surface appear to be weaker than mine. will arrive suddenly and wipe out my larger defending force with its bunkers, without so much as a fight. i have experienced this time after time playing many different nations and its quite frustrating as it gives me no time to react. the defending units just simply vanish and i will have lost a region in the blink of an eye.
also the stacking function. an enemy unit icon will tell you that a particular enemy unit has a hit point factor in say 15 points and that its only 1 inf unit. but when you scroll over that enemy unit ,you will often find that it actually contains several larger units which you cant see. 20 or 30 different units is not uncommon.
this can often be a game changer which may well render any plans you had, utterly useless. i dont really understand the purpose of stacking when you can merge units.
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34.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 9. marraskuu, 2015.
10/10, would invade Germany as Poland again.
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1/1 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 4. helmikuu.
Its a very good game i played it more than its showing right like 200 hrs so i think that i can make an a review.This is a grand strategy game where u lead ur nation at the ww 2 era.U can play as a small nation or a big super power,and u can make your own choices about allies,wars,trading,puppet states,colonies etc...I personally like mechanic about puppet states cuz u have a option to change their ideologie ps:in the previous game u didnt have that option.Editor is very good and its kinda weird that editor isnt having frame drops like in the normal game.
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1/2 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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98.9 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 28. joulukuu, 2015.
10/10 Would inadvertantly cause a war between Me (Sparta) and Mexico versus the US and Cananda directly causing the Nazi victory over England again...
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Julkaistu 3. kesäkuu, 2015.
There's plenty good and not so good about this game, and it really takes the idea of alternate history and allows you to basically do whatever you want. (Parentheses are examples)

Positives

+ Change History! (Romania kings of the world!!
+ Easily understandable, especially to new players in the strategy games like these.
+ Fun to crush every country around you with your massive military might (YARGG)
+ Follows ideologies to connect to follow the historical path (AI UK actually allies with AI US and AI France)
+ High mod support (Canadian colony in Somalia in an 1861 scenario!)
+ Many different types of units to be built.
+ All those factories are making me rich!! (Bucharest is more industrialized then New York, London, and Berlin Combined!)
+ You can form rediculous alliances (The Swedish alliance containing Sweden, Liberia, Argentina, and Bulgaria)

Negatives

- No casus belli
- Declaring war too many times causes other nations to join in against you (I'm looking at you United Kingdom)
- The AI just builds up military and doesn't really care about economy (Switzerland at $-200,000,000,000 at end game)
- Rebels too easy to crush (Why wont you let me become fascist Norway?)
- Countries only surrender to you if you crush them super fast with a massive force (I just want Ukraine not all of the USSR)
- If you ally with a nation ('Cough' 'Cough' AI 'Cough') When they declare war you're dragged into it as well, if you want to be in in or not
- AI sometimes extremly random (AI Finland at war with every single country but Hungary, AI Germany allies with AI Albania and kills AI Italy)

Overall though, fun to play and good to think about what would really happen if Luxembourg conquered South America

9.7/10
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15.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 29. tammikuu, 2015.
Going to be a long text, so TLDR; get the first installment of the series, The Calm and the Storm. Its definatly more worth its pricetag.
If you already own the first installment, keep playing that, as you will not gain much for the 20 Bucks here.

The game, while theoreticaly quite fun, has some problems which just ruin the experience, the biggest one being that it just runs poorly. While I do have a decent machine, nothing fancy, but also not bad in any way (AMD 6300FX, 8gb, R9-290). Turntimes start off very fast, but do get longer over the course of the game. Not too long, but still somewhat annoying, considering that you will spend the majority of gameplay clicking away idle turns (If you're playing historically about 230 turns, just until the beginning of the war).
My main issue is however, that everything feels "slow" and "lagging" as in. Scrolling the map makes the scrolling "stutter", so the map doesnt move smoothe but keeps jumping. This also is technically not a problem, as you can easily get anywhere on the map, but it just doesnt feel right and stressful. Giving commands to units, opening Menues and virtually clicking anywhere has a delay of ~0.5-1 second (didnt measure it, but its just... you feel it, you know?). That doesnt seem like much but it is annoying as hell and makes the playing experience simply feel "unsmooth" and, to some extend, especially when giving a large amount of orders, stressful. This is enhanced by the games second problem.

The second problem im having with this game is its interface. Everything feels like it needs at least one click too much. For example: Merging 2 units requires you to have both units in the same province (of course...). Then you select one and right click on the other one. Then a dropdown menu appears and you can select "merge units" at which point you need to select the unit you JUST rightclicked on from the appearing "list", which (in the 6 hours i played so far) has never shown more that the exact unit I rightclicked on anyway, even if there are multiple units in the province. Or for example research, where there is no "each laboratory that can, research the same thing" button. You need to select a research option for each single laboratory when you just want all of them to research the same thing. Why 30 clicks instead of 1?

The game has no tutorial and close to no tooltips but only an encyclopedia. This is in most cases only a minor inconvinience since, in opposition to lets say the hearts of iron series, most things are grasped somewhat easily and without explanation. However, in production and research, this lack of help is very annoying. When selecting production over the City-Screen you get a LITTLE bit more info, but usually you will be chosing production from the production menu (where you see all cities) and here you get virtually no help to tell you for example the difference between a cottage factory, a mechanised factory, a large factory aso.
Research is even worse. In the research tree, options are only shown linked to the last thing they need, however, they may have other requirements from earlier in the research tree. This is only shown as a symbol which will give you the name of the required prerequisit research, which you may then search in the researchtree yourself, followed by searching that researches mandatory prerequisits. If you want to know what any of these researches does (What it gives is also just shown as a Noun, like "Highway", you may go to the enzyclopedia and search for Highway to figure out if this is useful in any way to you. This is of course not linked but requires you to actually look through the encyclopeida.) This is a joke, and, once again, Civilization did it better 1/4 Century ago.

The building menu is not sorted. When clicking on production you will get a dropdown menu with ~20-40 production possibilies to scroll through (the dropdown isnt that large, so for some things which you will be chosing a lot, like Tanks, you will need to scroll down), changing your production around for a larger country, for example when switching to tank or airplane production, is just a chore.

The game has barely any feedback to "problems" in your country. For example when your researchers have no goal set you are simply loosing turns in research for no reason, but the game doesnt tell you, instead you need to either memorize every time when you current research is going to be done, or you need to check every couple of turns. There is no reason why the game would let you end your turn with no research selected, like EVERY OTHER GAME ON THE MARKET, starting from 24 Years old Civilization!

The Idea of making the game more sandboxish, allowing countries to ally and fight whoever they want (with some path laying out, but not mandatory) is very good. The execution is rather poorly, with the world AI reminding me of the Total War Series in regards to its "intelligence". While only playing 6 hours I have witnessed twice countries declaring war, just to be annihilated themselves minutes later, since they were not even close to being a match to the enemy. Making Alliances and Trade agreements is just a gamble with no rhyme or reason whatsoever as to who will ally/trade with you. (There is somewhat of a "like"-meter, but it appears to have no influence on the other countries decision and it is almost impossible to change the like-meter anyway.

All in all, if you, like me, are looking for a simplified hearts of iron (Thanks to youtube I didnt find Hearts of Iron III to be that difficult to understand, I just found it to be chore with the bazillion provinces and no fun to automate the War-AI) I would recommend the first part of this series (the calm and the storm). While that game definatly has problems of its own (max resolution of 1024x768 with no widescreen option for example) it runs way better, the AI seems more predictable (in this case meant in a positive way as in - the guy with MASSIVE amounts of food who loves you will probably sell you some) and it felt more fast-paced as this one. Also its only 4Euros (got it for 1 in a sale), as to the 20 of this game.
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40/45 (89%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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152.8 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 5. joulukuu, 2013.
This is one game i reccomend to people who like world war 2 strategy games. There is a very hard learning curve at first but once you get used to it the game will keep you playing and planning for diffrent things. Just like the game itself the editor is hard to figure out but once you get the hang of it the editor is really interesting to use. The only real complaint is that if you have a large nation you have to do a lot of clicking per turn and that leaves your mouse hand sore after only a few turns. One thing I like is that the AI has done somthing I did not expect every game. For example in my most recent game the ussr invaded norway only for germany to declare war on the ussr and both duked it out in norway. (germany did not conquer anything at that point so the only line of contact was norway) A good game and one I would like to continue playing into the future.


Update: multiplayer is broken beyond belief for several reasons. one is that steam version of this game is no longer updated. two the game crashes on lan games all the time. and three to play online multiplayer you have to go to the website of the game and register and you can't play senarios online
i would still get this game for single player but not multiplayer
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34/37 (92%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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363.5 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 23. helmikuu, 2014.
This game has it all - not only must you build up your military, which can be affected from morale, experience, and even weather, but you must maintain the economy by feeding your population and extracting resources. Moreover, you must maintain political stability during all defenses and conquests, lest you desire a revolt! Luckily, you can write up your own trade agreements, make alliances (even if they are not historically accurate) and declare war on whoever you damn well please.

The game is incredibly realistic and a metric butt ton of fun.

There is no tutorial, so much learning will be trial and error: but it's totally worth it.
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29/33 (88%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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100.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 25. tammikuu, 2015.
This game has been a lot of fun for me. With improved UI and the good kind of simplification(compared to the first one), this game is a must consider for those who love history, military, or strategy. Although the main downside is a not good tutorial and you are thrust into WW2 not knowing sh*t. Also those with no or little patience will most likely not like the game or at least some of the nations (cough) USSR (cough) due to the large amount of starting regions. To sandwich the bad I can also say no game will ever be the same in any way, whether it be the Italy AI taking France or the British commonwealth and America taking on Russia, all AI with no player interference. The diplomacy is good especially in war time when you can take advantage of another nations need in a war (me aka Germany sideing with America and the UK to fight Russia).

In short- Try it. Shut up and try it if you have the money and you are patient.
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24/28 (86%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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50.5 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 23. toukokuu, 2014.
This game is super fun if you like strategy. It is sort of like Axis and Allies only more involved, and yet not as insane as Hearts of Iron. It has a nice balance so that you can jump right in without reading wikis for hours, and yet the strategy is robust enough to keep me hooked.
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21/26 (81%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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13.3 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 22. lokakuu, 2015.
bought in a bundle for a few cents. Worth it. Not quite worth it at full price, try to get it around $4-5.

Then conquer the world >:)
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164.1 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 24. maaliskuu, 2014.
Really good strategy game for WWII. Long gameplay with a lot of different aspects to manage for any fan of strategy. Plus the multiplayer is good if you have people to play with regularly.
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20/26 (77%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
14 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
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295.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 1. toukokuu, 2015.
*Buys the game for $20*
*Becomes $15 two days later*

10/10 This game is so good I'm not even mad.
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Julkaistu 29. marraskuu, 2013.
Seriously one of the best grand strategy games I've ever played.
Much more streamlined than what I've seen from Hearts of Iron 3.
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