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Arsenal of Democracy: A Hearts of Iron Game

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Taking place from 1936-64, Arsenal of Democracy lets you play as any nation during the era of WW2, complete with detailed models for economics, diplomacy, research, and intelligence. Warfare is also fully represented with all three branches of operations: land, sea, and air. The game builds on the experience and community input of the successful Hearts of Iron titles.

Developed by BL-Logic, a development studio made up of fans of the series and active members of the modding community, Arsenal of Democracy is the ultimate World War II simulation. It is described by Project Leader Lennart Berg as "Hearts of Iron II on steroids!"

  • Rewrite history as the head of any nation during World War II in a variety of single-player and multi-player scenarios
  • Use advanced combat mechanics based on historical research and the work of military theorists to destroy your foes on land, sea, and air
  • Master the most detailed and flexible economic and production systems of the series
  • Keep your war efforts operating smoothly with realistic logistics and trading subsystem
  • Engage in espionage, intelligence, diplomacy, and global trade to give your nation a decisive edge
  • Determine your country’s national identity, social policy, and ethnic culture
  • Create your own campaigns, units, countries, minister traits, and national ideas with extensive modding capabilities
  • Experience classic Hearts of Iron gameplay, improved with a fine-tuned technology tree, refined balance, advanced statistics, and polished graphics
  • Removed Province Limit: build your own maps without limitations
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BL-Logic
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Paradox Interactive
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Not rated

System requirements for PC

Minimum:

  • OS: 2000/XP or better
  • Processor: 1.0GHz Athlon/Pentium 3 or better
  • Memory: 256MB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 1.5GB free hard drive space
  • Graphics: Windows/DirectX Compatible videocard
  • Sound: Windows/DirectX compatible soundcard
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 or higher

Recommended:

  • OS: 2000/XP or better
  • Processor: 1.6GHz Athlon/Pentium 4 or better
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 2GB free hard drive space
  • Graphics: Windows/DirectX Compatible videocard
  • Sound: Windows/DirectX compatible soundcard
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 or higher
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Arsenal of Democracy: A Hearts of Iron Game reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
The best Part from the Hearts of Iron Universe. In rough Demolition: The Game Mechanics, compared to the previous games, are much more structured and profound. Graphically, the Game is useful, with free graphic modifications (Skins, photos, etc.) to be found on the Internet. Unlike the Successors (HoI III etc.), the Product makes do without Extra Costs (DLC's), in Tradition with HoI I and II. It also works on younger Operating Systems and has a multiplayer mode (via LAN connection/virtual Network). After all, the Game is partly to be acquired for less than two Euros and thus unbeatable in its value for money.
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Historically correct and politically neutral, HoI2 (AoD) offers an exciting World war scenario that Is exciting in every Game. The Game requires a short Familiarisation, but slams new Players nowhere with tons of Micro-management sliders. Contrary to the shop description, the Game is also playable in German. The Game features also include Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Polish. Real Places and People are used. In this way, a Piece of History can be reenacted and at the same time something can be learned. Although probably not programmed with "Gamification" in Mind, the Game gives you a good Knowledge of Geography and Contemporary History. The Flow of The game is determined by real historical Events, which the Player does not necessarily have to follow. When Germany would rather not insist on the Handover of Dansk and delay the Outbreak of War? When USA prefers to elect Landon instead Of Roosevelt president in 1936? Attacking North America with Mexico? How the Story develops with such Deviations, the Player and in the Background determine a small Random Generator. If you would like to know how the AI reacts to your own Strategy, you can always continue to play an existing Game balance from the Perspective of another Country as normal-you can always choose FROM ALL the Country's countries of the HoI2 Earth that exist in the Game. The Game's Community remains active after all these Years, creating Patches that are recently automatically delivered by Steam. Their Development can be influenced and commented on in the relevant Forums themselves. Since Version 1.11, the Game has been radically modernized and is fit for modern Hardware and OS Versions. There are numerous Mods and the Game is generally very customizable-in the Installation Directory all the necessary Files are in a format usable by each Text editor. In this way, new Events, new Research, new political and military Leaders, etc. can be inserted or existing ones changed. Basically, you can customize every Aspect of the Game. With just a few Clicks, a Campaign of its own Has been created, in which, for example, Honduras strives for world Domination with state-of-the-art technology but only a few Troops. It doesn't take HD textures or 3D to make a good Strategy game. Thanks to the small, Sensible Deviations from the "normal" HoI2 From all previous Games in the Series-including the Sequel-HoI2 gives me the most Fun.
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