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...
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.
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.
Excerpt: Hearts of Iron II is back with a new expansion pack, Doomsday, which pits you on a war of a scale unheard of before. The whole world is now in turmoil, and it’s up to you to subdue it. Read on, conqueror.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...