Summary: This doesn't come with the final expansion of the series, Their Finest Hour. It's a great game but TFH should have been included if this was a "complete" collection. In reality, this collection is from 2011 and is not complete. Which isn't so bad, but I didn't realize this when I bought it.
Will work under Mavericks IF you install the update
Picky Ricky, Amazon
26 December 2013
Summary: Crashed at startup when I first tried to run it, but I got the update here: [...] and now it runs fine on my MacBook under Mavericks. VERY complex game! I'm just starting out by letting the AI run almost everything until I figure it all out.
Nice way to catch up on the series if you have played before.
Andrew Wyllie "History Buff", Amazon
24 March 2013
Summary: This is an awesome game series and I wanted to catch up on it. I already own Hearts of Iron II and found it to be a great game so I was really looking forward to get into the new version. I was looking forward to playing the basic game and then add each of the add on as I gained experience. Unfortunately, this collection installs all of the items at once so that you can get an idea of how the first version of the game plays without the add-ons.
Hearts of Iron 3 Collection way to buggy and boring unless you have patience.
Roy J.Taylor Sr., Amazon
30 January 2013
Summary: Game is alright but crashes constantly.Also date changing when you edit the game folder doesn't work.You can go In change the date save it but it doesn't carry over for whatever reason when playing the game .And research takes too long.
Summary: The game is very complex and the biggest problem is that no manual or in-depth tutorial comes with it. However, by playing it several times and watching how things progress, one gets the idea of how the game plays. The interesting thing is time in the game as it runs daily and you can speed it up or slow it down as things occur.
Summary: I applied the 1.4 patch as soon as I bought this game. Unfortuneately, that still leaves a crash to desktop bug in the game. It cost me more than a couple of hours of redos. Even with autosave set at monthly, it was still really annoying. I read on their official site, 1.4 was their last patch for the game. I noticed they were still doing patches for their expansions.
Summary: I run a Dual Core 2.13ghz processor, 4gb of DDR2 RAM and a 9600 GT OC Video Card on Vista 32-bit. First off, late me state some key items up front; This game is complicated and time-consuming much like its predecessors. If you like quick action and RTS ala Warcraft then you will absolutely hate this game. Hearts of Iron is like a gigantic game of Chess.