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Score Breakdown Based on 801 ratings
  1. 10 (140)
  2. 9 (201)
  3. 8 (161)
  4. 7 (83)
  5. 6 (42)
  6. 5 (31)
  7. 4 (38)
  8. 3 (27)
  9. 2 (21)
  10. 1 (57)

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  • User Rating 8.5

    The Hearts of Iron series is never for the faint hearted. HOI 3 has vast potentials but currently feels unfinished.

    Rated on August 12, 2009 by siyideng

    I've been a loyal HOI player and tried most paradox grand strategy games: HOI, the EUs, Victoria. While the Europa universalis series is all about cultural expansion and Victoria about empire buildin...

    14 out of 23 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Ive played all the hearts of iron and I was the least impressed by this one.

    Rated on August 13, 2009 by Victoryhammer

    If I was not a fan and never played any of paradox's games including the other Hearts of Iron, I would jump on this game as a masterpiece. Sadly I must compare it to Hearts of Iron II which I feel is ...

    4 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4

    Horrible game. Period.

    Rated on August 13, 2009 by Gages55

    I am a big fan of strategy games but this one I cannot get into no matter how hard I tried. First of all I cant go more than 2 hours without the damn thing crashing, and my computer is by no means obs...

    11 out of 25 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3

    I've been waiting for this game for more than a year, alas - all for $ 40.00 wasted

    Rated on August 13, 2009 by PeterDuck

    Now I've been waiting for this game with great anticipation for more than a year. But all along, in the back of my head, the tiny voice of rationality kept telling me that there really is nothing else...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2

    Wait Three Months

    Rated on August 14, 2009 by kipper66

    I'm not sure what version the Gamespot reviewer was playing but it definitely is not the one you get from Paradox at this time. Not even with the patch 1.1 c will you be able to get an enjoyable and p...

    24 out of 35 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Best Hardcore Strategy Game Out There

    Rated on August 15, 2009 by CaptainShifty

    This is deffinatly the best strategy game out there right now. It allows you to take control of any nation during the world war 2 period and lead them to what ever your goal for them is. The game ...

    3 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Incredible amounts of accurate detail and realism. If you like micromanagement, this is your destiny.

    Rated on August 25, 2009 by Bigj687

    Hearts of Iron 3 lives up to all expectations. The only downsides are occasionally choppy frame rates, a buggy save/load system, and a poor tutorial. I would absolutly recommend that anybody who buys ...

    2 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Released too soon

    Rated on August 16, 2009 by lutherb

    Like many others, I was eagerly awaiting the release of this game being a fan of the HOI series. HOI3 is a significant evolution in the series, but it was released far too soon by the publisher. Ther...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    The idea is excellent, and the gameplay is perfect, just the terrible lag and bugs destroy the game.

    Rated on August 17, 2009 by Ricoxs

    Gameplay - This is the best strategical WW2 game I have ever played in my life, this game is NOT WW2 simulator, this is more like "create your own history" game, as rarely the events from Real Life in...

    2 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3.5

    Garbage

    Rated on August 17, 2009 by kevinwastaken

    Really Gamespot? 8.5?? May I have the game that you played for your review because the one I bought is a wet, runny pile of crap. I waited so long to play this game, despite thinking there was nothing...

    18 out of 30 found this review helpful.