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Hearts of Iron III by Paradox Interactive

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$9.99

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E10+
  • Mild Violence
Hearts of Iron III is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
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  • Platform: PC
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • Developer: Paradox Interactive
  • Category: Strategy
  • Download Size:2.48MB
  • Players:1-2 Players
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Product Details:

The Hearts of Iron series has become renowned for being the biggest, most detailed and complete strategic game series on World War 2 ever made. Hearts of Iron 3 will follow that tradition closely while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of brand new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 14,000 provinces.

  • Play as any nation from 1936 to1948 with more than 150 countries to choose from.
  • Control the oceans with aircraft carriers, submarines and battleships. Use your air force to defend the skies, support naval and ground forces, and bomb your enemies.
  • Thousands of historically accurate real-world military commanders and politicians.
  •  Realistic military command AI with unprecedented levels of interaction.
  • In-depth diplomatic and political system.
  • Historical accuracy combined with an unmatched level of freedom of choice.
  • More than 10,000 land provinces makes this game five times more detailed than Hearts of Iron 2 and the most detailed depiction of World War 2 ever made.
  • Customize your divisions in detail with more than 20 types of brigades.
  • New economic system makes it possible to buy weapons overseas.
  • Mobilization and reserves gives the option of surprise attacks.
  • Strategic warfare systems makes it more important to defend the skies and oceans against attacks, leaving cities open to enemy bombing.
  • A completely new intelligence system makes it possible to get information about enemy reserves and troop movements.
  • Assign troops to "theatres" on the map to fight two-front wars more successfully.
  • Flexible technology system with hundreds of categories.

Specifications:

Game Details

Connectivity
Requires the Steam client to install and play
Number of Players
1-2 Players
Sound
Direct X-compatible sound card
DirectX
DirectX 9
Hard Drive Space
2 GB Available HDD Space
Operating System
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Processor
Intel® Pentium® IV 2.4 GHz or AMD 3500+
RAM
2Gb RAM
Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® X1900

Important Information:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This game requires the Steam client to install & play.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A pleasant surprise I'm a huge fan of WWII strategy games, and yet I've really haven't found anything to satisfy me in the way that panzer general series has. I was reluctant to try Hearts of Iron 3 from just the screenshots that were available. I prefer more icon-model based graphics like Panzer General II, not military tile systems. I bought the game and right away there was a very steep learning curve as you control EVERYTHING about your war. Just as an example, for the Intelligence system alone, you can control every relationship with every country as far as what type of spying to do, how much counterespionage to do, plus more backstabbing choices! Initially it felt like there was too much to control. I really did not want to command each individual brigade, division, and corps. However after reading the manual, something I never do, I figured out how to get the AI to control the entire army. That allowed me to perform "History Channel" like attacks with entire Armies performing frontal assaults while I had my fast mechanized moving on the flanks. My favorite part of the game is the Technology sub section. Here's where you can really get involved with how your military will take shape. Do you want medium or heavy armor to move faster than normal with lower armor and guns? Do you want self propelled rocket artillery or will towed be sufficient because you have the support you will need? Do you want to divert resources to obtain the nuclear bomb or will you steal it from the Germans or Americans? All in all I'm very happy with the purchase. The best selling point for the game, in my opinion is the depth. Jump into the deep end or start out in the kiddy pool as I did.
Date published: 2009-08-31
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