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7.1 out of 10

Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday

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Overall 8
8.0

The reference

Davout, Amazon
29 May 2010
  • Summary: It IS the reference in strategic wargaming. Still bugged but there are ways to go around them. Note though, should you buy it that Paradox does NOT support the game anymore.
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Overall 8
8.0

Hearts of Iron

Michael J. Cherochak "rancidsnack", Amazon
15 December 2009
  • Summary: For the person who wants indepth gameplay this is it. For me personaaly it was so complicated it lost some of it's appeal. Still a great game.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Best Strategy Game Ever

C. Monk "CM", Amazon
11 March 2007
  • Summary: So may want to debate the title of this review but in terms of requiring you to consider EVERY aspect of running a nation in war, there is no other game even close to this one. Scroll down to the bottom if you just want a brief summary. In Hearts of Iron, which came out back in 2002 or 2003, there was a game that was excellent but still lacked alot of things and the technology development was just so clustered. HOI 2 improved upon that. HOI Doomsday adds even more.
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Overall 8
8.0

A decent improvement on an awesome game.

Albert Meier "togre", Amazon
11 March 2007
  • Summary: Let me say first that I loved the original Hearts of Iron 2. It is an addictive, in-depth and exciting game that takes you through the World War II era at the helm of any country you choose. I bought Doomsday because I liked the idea of an improved and lengthened campaign. The improvements, however, weren't terribly impressive. Okay, the espiange addition was really cool. But there were only limited additional senariors. The upgraded tech tree was ho-hum.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but limited

N. Perz, Amazon
12 November 2006
  • Summary: Overall, this is a pretty good game. I find it to be rather one-dimensional; there isn't a lot of variation so it gets played-out pretty quickly. Don't bother playing the U.S.S.R. or the U.S.--it's too easy. Only playing the "bad guys" is really enjoyable. I don't think the expansion pack really adds that much to the game. The AI does seem to be improved a bit. The tweaks to the technology tree are limited; the new espionage aspect is worthless.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad

Jonathan Pickett "Pounder", Amazon
5 November 2006
  • Summary: Its always fun messing with history. But, there is so much you can't do in this game. It works if you consider that it was made to be played in the perspective of the leader of a whole country. It would be a lot more fun if you could control how a battle plays out or accually see the effects of different unit upgrades in action. Overall, though, its a good game(much more fun than playing a game of risk against AI).
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Fun, but runs slowly as game progresses

gamesmith "gamesmith", Amazon
22 September 2006
  • Summary: Hearts of Iron 2 Doomsday is a worthy extension of Hearts of Iron 2, in that it maintains most of the best features while adding speculative years from 1948 to 1953. It is a strategy game that does not require a powerful video processor. It does require that you select a strategy, create a plan, and execute your plan logically throughout the game. The learning curve is steep, so do not expect to master it quickly.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Lastability 8
8.0

The World at War

hogsflesh, Ciao
19 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Who among us can honestly say that they’ve never wanted to play at being a commander in the second world war? Who hasn’t at one point or another wanted to be one of those men with bushy moustaches who pushes little models of aeroplanes around a big table with a picture of a map on it? Well, this PC game allows you to do just that (more or less, anyway. The moustache is not included).
  • Pros: Nice world war 2 strategy game
  • Cons: None really, if you like this kind of thing
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Sound quality 8
8.0
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 6
6.0
Lastability 10
10

Excellent game from Paradox

rezzeb010..., Ciao
4 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Absolutely fantastic game. You have the chance to start in 1933, before the countdown to World War 2 (Reoccupation of the Rhineland). You can take over just about any country you can imagine; lead Brazil to a powerhouse status of the southern hemisphere, or lead Germany through the war making the same decisions along the way, or picking your own path.
  • Pros: Highly engrossing game
  • Cons: You can lose a day playing it
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Overall 8
8.0

Heißer Krieg

Jenod "Jenod", Amazon
4 July 2009
  • Summary: Eigentlich habe ich Doomsday nur gekauft, um die Serie komplett zu haben, zumal HOI 3 ja demnächst auf die Ladentische kommt ... dennoch eine kurze Bewertung der US-Version - grade auch im Unterschied zum 'normalen' HOI2. Grafisch und vom Sound her hat sich ja nicht allzuviel getan. Auch das Gameplay ist im Wesentlichen das gleiche. Wer mit HOI2 klar kam, wird das auch mit Doomsday. Neu ist das Menu 'Intelligence'.
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