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Hearts of Iron 2 Complete

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Includes Hearts of Iron II plus the two expansions, Doomsday and Armageddon

When Germany is defeated in 1945, the Allies and the new Soviet alliance fight for supremacy. World War III is drawing closer.

Play as the ruler of one of 175 countries through World Wars II and III. As the Allies and the Soviet Union clash in Europe, the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

  • Detailed diplomacy and production systems with help functions to avoid micromanagement.
  • Movement-is-attack combat system making warfare more realistic.
  • Mission-based Air and Naval system, giving options for logistical strikes and targeted bombing.
  • New political system with possibilities to change the political base of your country during the war.
  • Fifteen battle scenarios optimized for an evening or two for gaming. Historical scenarios like Case White, Operation Barbarossa and alternative history scenarios like Operation Watchtower and Case Green are included in the game.
  • Co-operative multiplayer, enabling players to share the same country while playing.

Doomsday Expansion Features

  • World War III scenario with an alternative historical outcome. Play the Soviet alliance, the United States or any country of your choice as new superpowers rise to power on the global stage.
  • Expanded tech trees with considerable detail in a new decade of warfare, allowing you to develop tactical nukes and other kinds of nuclear warfare as well as helicopter squads, Escort carriers and much more.
  • Improved Diplomatic/Intelligence System reflects the increased political tension of the 1950s.

Armageddon Expansion Features

  • New attachments for Naval units; do you scrap or upgrade those old ships.
  • Land units can now be built with brigades already attached.
  • An Air Naval combat system that radically alters the combat balance.
  • New damage algorithms for the Air combat system, making organization more important and allowing air units to fight longer.
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Paradox Development Studio
Paradox Interactive
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 2000/XP
  • Processor: Pentium IV 1200 MHz
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 4 MB video card DirectX compatible
  • DirectX Version: 9.0 or higher
  • Hard Drive: 600 MB
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
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Hearts of Iron 2 Complete reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Super Strategy Game where you can guide any Country through the Ages before,-during,-after the Second World War. In addition to the Primary Goal of waging war and conquering or liberating Countries, you also have to pay attention to Research, diplomacy, Espionage, trade, Insurgencies, Etc., which makes the Game very Complex. But once you get it it, it makes a Pagan fun, especially with Human players against the Ki or other Players as opponents. The Add-ons Doomsday and Armageddon are recommended, because in The latter changes are possible in the course Of the Game or Adjustable That do not exist in the normal HoI 2. Such as: Takeover of the Ted-teams Of Annexxed Countries, Takeover or Maintenance of the full IK conquered territories, improved Air Defense, Radar etc. for Ships with which even older Ships can be useful. Also Useful is the Pause function or the Function for Regulating the Speed of The game, which is also Absolutely necessary, because you Command several Armies, Fleets and Squadrons at the same time and Still have to take care of the Rest. Anyone hoping for Best Graphics, including Effect fireworks, will be disappointed, here You Play Historically (who would also like Ahistorically) the Second World War after in Platter 2D Optics and Text Windows that reproduce an Event. But don't Bother because you have enough to do and it makes healing Fun.
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Microsoft from Spain
If you like the historical simulation a juegazo, like almost all of the Paradox. With This version the Swedes gave a whole turn to the system of research of technologies, economic management and production queues with respect to the original HOI (that did not pass much more allaá of being a port with change of textures of the magnificent Europe Universalis II to the Second World War. As always the musical ambience is a plus and helps to fully imbue you in the spirit of the game. And above all the historical documentation, always gives the feeling that the game replicates to millimeter situations and events, even when the IA gives for bundling and see the National Spain invading the south east of the USA or South American countries Declarand Or the war in bloc to the USSR for you go to know what diplomatic affront. The Visualization of the events is configurable between not seeing them, seeing them in the lower log, popup window and pop-up window with pause, so that you play at ease. You Stick, because I can not say that they are flaws and that you get used to finally: The original game falls short. The Armageddon version brings wonderful things like espionage, but it limits a lot when they start the scenarios (although you can always create a custom stage with the editor that incorporates the game, is not the easiest, but it is better than having to edit. csv Out there to the crazy). The default language with which it sells Steam is English, although it is a multilanguage installation, so with just touching a value in a file you have the game (almost full) in Spanish. Maximum resolution is limited for current equipment, but sufficient. The Notices of economic agreements appear with a small banner on the right side of the screen, if you play with the sound low or off you can not notice. For This price you have a wasted hours immensely. I didn't hesitate to catch him.
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