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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 90 out of 106
  2. Negative: 8 out of 106
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  1. Sep 13, 2014
    7
    Pros: The World War II scenarios are basically very fun; the Armageddon expansion adds a lot of fixes and improvements to Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday.

    Cons: The intro videos are buggy; a lot of problems with realism and history in the game which can only be solved by modding; The bad graphics take getting used to; the new alternate history Armageddon and Abyss scenarios are awful.
    Pros: The World War II scenarios are basically very fun; the Armageddon expansion adds a lot of fixes and improvements to Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday.

    Cons: The intro videos are buggy; a lot of problems with realism and history in the game which can only be solved by modding; The bad graphics take getting used to; the new alternate history Armageddon and Abyss scenarios are awful.

    Score Breakdown: Gameplay 9/10, Loading Screens and Frame Rate 9/10, Replay Value 9/10, Sound Effects and Music 9/10, Game Stability 8/10, Realism 4/10, Graphics 3/10, Total Score 7.3/10

    Conclusion: A basically very good World War II grand strategy simulator, but marred by ugly graphics and a lack of historicity. (Please note that this is a review for Hearts of Iron II including the Doomsday and Armageddon expansions).
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83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. One of the most in-depth strategy games around. There are so many different things you can do during the course of one game it is almost baffling.
  2. 87
    Undeniably fantastic and a considerable improvement over the original game.
  3. Few will tire of the almost endless possibilites available to England, Germany, Russia and so on. There will probably never be a more realistic and detailed WW2 game for the PC, and if this is the sort of thing that floats your boat, go buy it now.