Summary: good game, but not for the feint of heart. You have to be a detail oriented die hard war gamer not only to play this game but also in appreciate it as well....At least that's my felling about it. I also found the service timely and beyond my expectation.
Summary: This game spans all the macro facets of world war 2--economics, trade, every branch of the military, underground resistance, intelligence, battle tactics, battle strategies, leadership, etc., etc.. The only downer was that it ends Jan. 1, 1948--you want it to go on and on and on.
Summary: This game is one of if not the best WW2 strategy game I've ever played. There needs to be more games covering other conflicts similar to this. The amount of time and effort put into this game was well worth it. This game is not a quick game, requires a great deal of time, but its worth it. Lets you fight WW2 how you want. Only complaint is how the AI decides to build units.
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23 December 2013
Summary: If you are having difficulties installing to Lion, go here: [...] Download the HOI 3 file, backup the original Hearts of Iron 3 executable wherever you installed it and copy this file in. Fixed. Should give seller a 1 star for not making this abundantly clear. The game itself is second to none for deep grand strategy. Worth the hassle!
Summary: There is no better strategy ww2 game out there. Once you spend the week to learn and get a feel for the game it's extremely addictive with high replay value. The more you play the more you like it, definitely not a game you can just pick up and play.
Summary: Hearts of Iron 3, fantastic game. Takes you to World War 3, be any country from the time period. there is however a steep learning curve to this game (nothing new for Paradox Interactive) and there is not much to help you on the game or manuel, but you can go to "The Paradox Forums" lots of help there and they will answer questions very quickly and watch some of the AAR (After Action Reports) and soon you will be like me and be decent/very good with Paradox games...
T. A. Hansen "sturmandordrang.blogspot.com", Amazon
6 January 2013
Summary: If you like this kind of game that is. I've played numberless hours of all the HOI games and must say that this is the best. I do have fond memories of HOI2 and it did take a bit to get used to the new concepts, but this is indeed much better game. It's just alot more polished and detailed although there are still bugs in this latest compilation which is disheartening. It does crash alot and there are some idiotic events. Parlamentary scandal is my bane. Just an example.
The culmination of the greatest Grand Strategy Series
Amazon Customer, Amazon
12 August 2012
Summary: If you haven't played a grand strategy game before, don't buy this. If you are looking for a quick RTS or some other children's strategy game, don't buy this. If you are looking for the most complex, complete, historically and geographically accurate, fine-tuned, in-depth, and realistic Grand Strategy game in the genre, BUY THIS. I would HIGHLY recommend picking up something simpler in Paradox's stable if you haven't played one of their games before.