Summary: All they could do to improve this game is even more details. They also improved it from HOI to HOI II to Doomsday, I did em all. It takes a little while to learn the interface, but it's very ez after that. I was dissapointed at not being able to play my gaming buddy online, then I would have still been playing this game every day after 3 years, as is I still play it.
Summary: If you want to just shot up men and tanks look elswere.But if you want to fight the war using political and economic planing this is it.. I have been playing this game now for about 2 weeks and there is so much to this for the player willing to put time into it.The reason I only gave it 4 stars is because you really have to sit down and think before you fight and its is not for everyone.But the games forum is a lot of help.
Summary: Best WWII game I have ever played. This is not an expansion pack, but the whole game with extra years and other good surprises. You are able to control many many aspects of what ever country you choose, and you can chose dozens. From economy, production, diplomacy, government, intelligence, you name it, and you are in control of it. The amount of detail and historical research that went into this game is mind blowing.
Summary: A game that you can play over and over, never the same game twice. This has to be one of the better world domination games on the market. The game has a medium learning curve, but once you get the hang of it its fun and easy. I had to start over many times when I learned something new during game play that would have help me out at an earlier stage. The only issue I have is the game editor. Maybe I just didn't find it, but no instructions on how to use it.
Summary: This game reminds me of the old Avalon Hill board games only it automates the movements and rolling of the dice. It takes a long time to play, but if you are a fan of true strategy games, and a fan of WWII history I think you will like this game. I also own the original version and this is definitely a step up. The title is misleading because while it expands on the original version, you DO NOT need the original to play this version.
Summary: I'm a huge fan of Paradox Interactive. These guys make the perfect games for history geeks like me. Gloriously complex, very playable, with the smack of verisimilitude. Hours of pleasure.. I started war-gaming twenty-five years ago, when I was just a kid in grade school- the Old Avalon Hill era. Hexagon boards, dice, fat rulebooks and hundreds of cardboard unit chits. And far too few fellow geeks to play with. A.H.
The best in the genre and a must-have for wargamers!
Jonathan Walters, Amazon
11 March 2007
Summary: To call Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday anything but the best strategic-level WW2 era wargame on the market today would be a crime. The game allows players to command almost any country of their choosing and guide them through the period of 1936 to 1953. `Doomsday' is actually a stand-alone product, and so while it only adds a few new elements and changes a few others from HOI2, it isn't a traditional `expansion pack' in the sense that Frozen Throne is to Warcraft III.
Summary: This is the best WWII simulator on the market. Doomsday simply updates it and provides some great user enhancements as well as a new WWIII scenario. Be warned that this game is complicated, has a high learning curve, but as a result is extremely rewarding and fun. The AI is better than any of its competitors and can actually provide a challange for even expert users.