Summary: I'm a big fan of HOI 2. I love the game and have spent many hours playing it. I recently purchased HOI 3 thinking that they could only improve on it. I was a bit wrong. First of all, the game is very slow. Very slow. HOI 2 ran very well on my machine but HOI 3 drags. Also, the new interface is very busy and at times confusing. Clicking on the icons has a lag time and there is far too much information presented. The diplomacy screen is a disaster.
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: 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.
Summary: I have enjoyed HOI3 so far. The game has a lot of potential that Paradox Interactive will bring out as they improve the game through patches. Hearts of Iron 2 started out the same way. It was fun, but almost to buggy to play. Now that game is great. HOI3 will reach that point soon. If you like grand strategy, you will enjoy this game.
Summary: I bought this game because I loved HoI 2 Doomsday, and Paradox in general. I was overwhelmed at first by what they changed, but grew to accept it and love it. But then I saw some of the flaws and mistakes that were made. Granted these are being patched but there are some that are not fixable without major changes...the placement of I believe it was Stalingrad for instance. Theres more out there but I wont go into those, because I still do like the game.
Summary: I've bought all the series of this game. My system meets the requirements to run this game, but..very slow and choppy. As it is, the game is unplayable because it is just to slow to respond and enter the commands given. However, really good features added. Nice that they added the upgrade button. Told it to not use counters but still does. The create a new unit button doesn't work - at least for me. Tried to downgrade the graphics (have a 256mb) but no help.