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8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 68
  2. Negative: 4 out of 68
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  1. AlexL.
    Jun 15, 2009
    5
    It's a game I very much wanted to like because of the attractive graphics and the fact that, hey, maybe after 4 years, it's about time for someone to beat Hearts of Iron 2. No such luck. This game is inferior to Hearts of Iron 2 on all counts, and the fact that Muzzy Lanes shamelessly advertises it as a history teaching tool is just bad taste. If you don't believe me, try It's a game I very much wanted to like because of the attractive graphics and the fact that, hey, maybe after 4 years, it's about time for someone to beat Hearts of Iron 2. No such luck. This game is inferior to Hearts of Iron 2 on all counts, and the fact that Muzzy Lanes shamelessly advertises it as a history teaching tool is just bad taste. If you don't believe me, try the 1939 scenario and see how many times you see a war between Germany and Poland (rather than, say, Poland and Denmark). There is a different between plausible alternative history and utter nonsense. I won't discuss most other features, as they are by and large copied from HoI2 and "streamlined," somehow ending up with a game that's MORE opaque than Paradox's notoriously complicated magnum opus. But I would like to comment on the economy, which for some reasons gets rave reviews - it's cumbersome, unrealistic and simply detracts from what this game is about - being Risk on a 1936 map of the world. The designer who thought that having players manually direct a billion little production facilities on map is a good idea really should not have a job. Expand
  2. Jun 10, 2014
    6
    Uno de los juegos de estrategia más sencillos pero impredecibles que he visto. Aunque puede parecer flojo al principio, de hecho es una de las experiencias de agencia más interesantes sobre la segunda guerra mundial. Ver a Francia invadir todo Rusia, un espectáculo. Comprar sólo en super rebajas.
  3. JonathanSchlichtkrull
    May 3, 2007
    7
    I played the demo, and i really liked it, so i downloaded it from steam. I think the game is quite overpriced for what you get. Those who think that the economy is broken dont get the game, some say that the use of military is wierd since it doesent matter what units you use. But it does! If you just try to read what there is to read about the different units you will know that some areI played the demo, and i really liked it, so i downloaded it from steam. I think the game is quite overpriced for what you get. Those who think that the economy is broken dont get the game, some say that the use of military is wierd since it doesent matter what units you use. But it does! If you just try to read what there is to read about the different units you will know that some are better at different things than others. But the diplomacy is really messed up, often you find that some country's really need you, they dont wanna ally you (like france is being invaded by germany but they aperntly dont care). And it seems that if you got someone to dont like you its never gonna chance. This game is well thought trough but i think that it has lacked some tester who knew what they were doing. Expand
  4. DerickC.
    Apr 5, 2007
    5
    This game appeals to people who enjoy long board games such as risk. The game looks very good and unique in the first 100 turns or so, then suddenly, the game breaks down into an exact copy of Risk, where building the biggest army is the best. Even with that, it would had still been a good game if not for the flawed gameplay and AI. For example, Diplomatic relations do not work..... This game appeals to people who enjoy long board games such as risk. The game looks very good and unique in the first 100 turns or so, then suddenly, the game breaks down into an exact copy of Risk, where building the biggest army is the best. Even with that, it would had still been a good game if not for the flawed gameplay and AI. For example, Diplomatic relations do not work..... Random AI including Japan attacking Italy..... America attacking Tibet...... Australian planes in china.... and so on... The next history game they make, they should take their time. Expand
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. This game could help give people a better understanding of just how fragile the eco system of war is, giving them a sense of realism that is not found in most other strategy games. Unfortunately it's that same level of realism that might make this game unplayable for other gamers.
  2. The gameplay and graphics plus the historical accuracy of the game make this game a good choice for the right kind of gamer.
  3. 60
    Trouble is, your computer opponents verge on comatose.