Hearts of Iron PC

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
Buy On
  1. Big, complex, and definitely not for a casual player seeking a little light entertainment.
  2. Computer Gaming World
    70
    A.I. nations will usually disintegrate, and you can conquer half the world without much trouble. [Feb 2003, p.94]
  3. The casual gamer should steer well clear. It just isn’t very friendly and not the type of game you can drop into for a quick burn.
  4. All of this detail and complexity may be a dream for micromanagers, but all of the options do not seem to have much of a noticeable effect on the game.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. NicholasD.
    Mar 6, 2004
    1
    Simply awful. Riddled with bugs after four patches and with a fundamental flaw - major nations are too hard to manage (while you're Simply awful. Riddled with bugs after four patches and with a fundamental flaw - major nations are too hard to manage (while you're trying to move hundreds of units, the enemy is quietly taking half your country) while minor ones can never have much impact on the game. Dull, buggy and overrated. Full Review »
  2. BorisP.
    Jun 9, 2003
    9
    I play ver.104 it`s close to perfection, but when computer play US or UK never start masive invasion in west Europe. If Comp play Germany it I play ver.104 it`s close to perfection, but when computer play US or UK never start masive invasion in west Europe. If Comp play Germany it might invade England, and later USA (in my game it happend in 1945). If u want to try real chalenge u must play with furious AI. Full Review »
  3. BrandonR.
    May 1, 2003
    10
    This game is the best!!! I made Russia own the world and you can make anything happen.