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Hearts of Iron II
6.7 out of 10

Hearts of Iron II

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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 8
7.5

Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday

impulsegamer
1 July 2006
  • Excerpt: As the German war machine falls, two great nations rise to claim power. In the West, there is the United States, leader of the allied nations, and in the East lies the Soviet Union under communist rule.
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Overall 9
8.7

Hearts of Iron 2

Strategy Informer
11 April 2006
  • Excerpt: The largest conflict in history was the Second World War. For six years, the armed forces of dozens of nations fought a war on land, in the sea, and in the air, that had not been seen before or since.
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Overall 9
8.7

Hearts of Iron II

Game Over Online
22 January 2006
  • Excerpt: Hearts of Iron is a strategy title that focuses on the events leading up to WWII. Like its predecessor, Hearts of Iron II focuses on the period between 1936 and 1947. Using the same design concept that powered the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis II, Hearts of Iron lets you command a nation...
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 9
8.9
Graphics 7
6.7
Sound 6
6.1
Lifespan 9
8.9

Expert Review

PALgaming
19 September 2005
  • Summary: Hearts of Iron II is a very good strategy game once you have got around the steep learning curve - thankfully this second instalment features a much better manual spread over 93 pages along with an additional six tutorials.
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Overall 8
8.1
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
6.5

Hearts of Iron II

Cosmos Gaming
19 September 2005
  • Excerpt: World War II is the most influential event of our time. As such, the number of pages of historical and argumentative text is wildly overwhelming. Because of the power of this war, and its many paths and intricacies, it has also become the subject of a myriad library of games.
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Overall 9
8.8

Hearts of Iron II

Deaf Gamers
22 June 2005
  • Excerpt: Hearts of Iron II, an introduction. Hearts of Iron was a grand strategy war game set in the World War II era. The game wasn't a simulation as such and allowed you to create your very own World War II. Fancy playing through the whole of World War II in charge of a 'minor' nation such as Tibet?
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Overall 8
8.0

Hearts of Iron II

GAMESQUAD
10 June 2005
  • Conclusion: If you like war games, strategic games, and/or World War 2 games, you need to get Hearts of Iron 2.
  • Pros: Deep gameplay; solid multiplayer.
  • Cons: Mediocre graphics.
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

GamingNexus
1 February 2005
  • Summary: Paradox’s Europa Universalis engine is fired up once again for the WWII strategy game, Hearts of Iron 2. HoI2 still boasts all the crunchy bits that made the original a wargaming paradise to some, an overwhelming chore to others.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 10
10
Addiction 10
10

A New Angle Of Attack

GIN
17 January 2005
  • Excerpt: When the original Hearts of Iron came out I was simply floored. Being able to control just about every aspect of your chosen country whether that country was England or Mongolia or anything in between during World War II was pretty amazing.
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The Wargamer
6 January 2005
  • Excerpt: The Wargamer is pleased to present Paradox Interactive with this Award for Excellence for Hearts of Iron 2.  Hearts of Iron 2 is one of the most successful portrayals of the Second World War, from its prelude to aftermath, in a meticulously researched, finely balanced and above all, extremely fun...
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