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Hearts of Iron II

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Windows
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4.0
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Description

Like the first part, this game situate the gameplay at World War II, but the map spans the entire world and allows you to play one of over 175 countries during the course of World War II, not only the typical countries.

This game does not center in battles, instead you have to control the production, research, diplomacy, supply of no communicated regions, the infrastructure and a lot of features that makes this game a long learning curve.

You can play a free game, with all aspects of the game at your disposal or a scenario like Barbarossa, The Coral Sea, the Spanish Civil War, North Africa, and a few for the German Blitz into Eastern Europe and France and the Allied invasions of Italy, Normandy and Japan. While these scenarios teach the basics of combat, the production, research and diplomacy options are limited or entirely absent.

All of the major personalities in the war are here. Photographs or generals, government officials, etc. are all in the game with detailed descriptions.

Screenshots

Hearts of Iron II Windows Provinces summary
Hearts of Iron II Windows Current allocation of points
Hearts of Iron II Windows Intro ends
Hearts of Iron II Windows Setting up scenario

Alternate Titles

  • "钢铁之心II" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "День Победы II" -- Russian spelling
  • "HoI2" -- Informal title
  • "Gangtie zhi Xin II" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Den' Pobedy 2" -- Russian title
  • "ハーツ オブ アイアンⅡ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Technology and combat systems have been improved drastically, otherwise it's like the original. Windows Va Jaa (18)
For WW2 buffs who wonder "What If...?" Windows APFelon (18)

The Press Says

FiringSquad Windows Jan 20, 2005 91 out of 100 91
Game Vortex Windows Jan 12, 2005 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Windows Jan 05, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
4Players.de Windows Jan 19, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Armchair Empire, The Windows Jan 30, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Captain Windows Jan 28, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Mygamer.com Windows Mar 07, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
DreamStation.cc Windows Apr 17, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Next Level Gaming Windows Jan 31, 2005 73 out of 100 73
PC Action Windows Feb 04, 2005 65 out of 100 65

Forums

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Nov 09, 2010

Trivia

Version differences

The German version of the game features some USK censorship on the names. The leader of Germany becomes "Adolph Hiller" and the person at head of the airforce is changed to "Hermann Gorink".

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