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Average Player Score Based on 364 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 364 ratings
  1. 10 (53)
  2. 9 (110)
  3. 8 (121)
  4. 7 (46)
  5. 6 (17)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (3)
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Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8

    Hardcore strategists will love every bit of it...

    As featured on loadedinc.com... So I bet some of you think that you know strategy games? You’re content with your Warcrafts, your Command & Conquers, and your Age of Empires. Well let me throw down a little fact: fr... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Hearts of Iron

  • Review Score:9.4

    Only a few drawbacks from this game no real combat occurs you see 2 pieces firing at them but the good part is the sound is great click on the two battling pieces and you hear lots of tank rolling, marching, rifles flari... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.4

    Could have been much better...

    HOI was a game i awaited eagerly since i have heard it was going to be the WW2 theater of the classic Eurapa Universalis series. EU has always have a special place in my heart then the others. So it was neutral that my e... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    Paradox has made an excellent WWII strategy game. It's taken time to work out some of the bugs, but as always, Paradox shows it's dedicated to supporting it's games. This game will make you think and keep you coming ba... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.4

    The game I always wanted to play! Or so I thought... Despite some great features, there are simply too many bugs.

    This game is great in many areas. Researching real technologies, building real units, assigning and even promoting historical generals, and conquest. Unlike "axis & allies" type games, you can take over Europe city by ci... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1

    Review of the Q4/2004 Platinum Edition

    I had not played HoI before November 2004, when I received the very patched-up, somewhat expanded, up-to-date Platinum version. I had previously tried to manage EU1 & EU2, but always with much stress & distress...even th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.8

    The game is good and just like the other two reviewers have mentioned, patches have been released that address problems in the game (quite a few as of this writing actually). The core concept in my opinion is a great id... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.2

    When I first played Hearts of Iron, I was underwhelmed. The game economy for the US seemed to dwindle to nothing in a heartbeat. It took several tries to find out the ins and outs of the game. After overcoming the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4

    Best WW2 Strategy ever

    This is the first game where you can take control of a country and shape history the way you want it to be. In my game I had America and Great Britan on my side and I was Germany. The game sticks to the historical aspe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    The game makes me a wise man, but obstructed my study.

    The game makes me a wise man since it drives your brain as hard as it can be. You think about strategy, diplomacy, intelligences... many many detailed options. It makes me addicted and I know it is detrimental to my stud... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    For the old guard of wargames...

    If, when you were a kid, you wondered what Advanced Squad Leader was all about. If, while in high school or college, you played Axis and Allies, Fortress America or Shogun. If you enjoyed playing Nobunaga's Ambition wh... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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