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  • Summary: Hearts of Iron IV challenges players to face the brutal conflict of World War II in a multifaceted grand strategy game, where history can be fully relived or rewritten from the perspective of a global superpower attempting to change the world, or a small nation simply trying to survive.

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  1. Positive: 33 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Jun 6, 2016
    100
    Hearts of Iron IV delivers everything grand strategy is about, and balances armies, navies and air forces with the need for resources and industry. It is a true strategy game that can be played in countless ways, and offers potentially hundreds and thousands of hours of pure enjoyment.
  2. Jun 6, 2016
    90
    Sandbox possibilities and endless ‘what-if’ questions bump up what is already an impressive level of replayability. Paradox Interactive have created a game that strategy gamers and history buffs should get on their shelves as soon as possible.
  3. Jul 29, 2016
    90
    Hearts of Iron 4 is a wonderful grand strategy experience capable of giving the player many interesting levers while explaining them properly and efficiently; also it comes with top notch production values.
  4. Jun 6, 2016
    85
    A great game with a couple of fatal flaws, mainly in the AI department.
  5. CD-Action
    Aug 21, 2016
    80
    A brilliant, deep strategy game that offers a lot and at the same time leaves much room for growth, which probable means it will ripen over the years. [08/2016, p.62]
  6. Jul 6, 2016
    80
    Hearts of Iron IV proves why it’s the king of grand strategy games once more. With a plethora of improvements, this game is a must-have for every grand strategy and history buff.
  7. Jun 7, 2016
    50
    I’m sure some WWII enthusiasts and military logisticians will appreciate the level of optimisable detail of armies and their behavior, but for a general audience, the managerial emphasis is in all the wrong places.

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  1. Negative: 45 out of 181
  1. Jun 7, 2016
    10
    This is my fisrt Paradox game. I tried to play their previous ones such as Darkest Hour and HOI III, but they were really hard to get intoThis is my fisrt Paradox game. I tried to play their previous ones such as Darkest Hour and HOI III, but they were really hard to get into (i'm mostly a RTS player) and i gave up really fast because i simply had no fun playing them.
    While Still overwhelming at times, this game is far more easier than their previous games, thanks to a really good interface and less microing.
    Veterans should not be afraid, since it's possible to micro if they want to.
    I would say this game combines the depth of the previous Paradox games, but with a welcome Interface and mechanics overhaul.
    If i should summarize, i would say it's easy to learn, hard to master.
    Everyone should try it, and they will like it !
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  2. Jan 13, 2021
    10
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  3. Jun 12, 2016
    9
    HOI4 provides the perfect level of detail and control compared with hearts of iron 3. It is a strong core foundation with excellent gameHOI4 provides the perfect level of detail and control compared with hearts of iron 3. It is a strong core foundation with excellent game mechanics and with balance improvements and expansions it will be the best Paradox strategy game to date. I really like the army management and operation planner and the intuitiveness (compared with the horror of hoi3) really broadens the appeal of the game. Nonetheless, great depth of strategy in the game with industrial management, division designer, tech tree and equipment designer. AI is stronger than I expected it would be. Excellent Expand
  4. Feb 3, 2021
    8
    I personally love this game, havong "only" spent about 500 hours in it, I can say that this is one of the best World War 2 and/or strategyI personally love this game, havong "only" spent about 500 hours in it, I can say that this is one of the best World War 2 and/or strategy games I've ever played. Everything from Infantry management to politics is represented with comparably deep gameplay.
    There's also a vast modding community which led to World War One, Alternate History in general, and even Fallout finding a place in Hearts of Iron.
    Things that irritate a lot of people are the DLC policy imposed by the developers, where few is sold for much and some bugs, especially in the new launcher, occuring frequently.
    Regardless I had a ton of fun in my 500 hours of playing this game and I'm not done, HOI is one of those games you can play for hours without realising how much time really passed, few games do that these days, at least for me.
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  5. Nov 16, 2021
    7
    quite good, though I'm a little sorry about wasting a lot of time and squeezing out a lot of tears
  6. Jan 21, 2019
    5
    If you have bad pc, the game is not playable for you

    If you have bad pc, the game is not playable for you

    69/100
  7. Mar 8, 2018
    0
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