DescriptionLike 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
- Game Engine: Europa
- Genre: Grand strategy
- Hearts of Iron series
- Historical conflict: Winter War
- Historical conflict: World War II
|Technology and combat systems have been improved drastically, otherwise it's like the original.||Va Jaa (18)|
|For WW2 buffs who wonder "What If...?"||APFelon (18)|
The Press Says
|Game industry News (GiN)||Jan 16, 2005||100|
|Netjak||Feb 07, 2005||9.5 out of 10||95|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Mar 29, 2005||85 out of 100||85|
|Gaming Nexus||Feb 01, 2005||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Gaming Age||Jan 12, 2005||B+||83|
|GameSpot||Jan 18, 2005||8.3 out of 10||83|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Feb, 2005||82 out of 100||82|
|GamersMark||Apr 06, 2005||8.2 out of 10||82|
|GameStar (Germany)||Jan, 2005||79 out of 100||79|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Feb 09, 2005||78 out of 100||78|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Winter War Games||2||MZ per X (2940)
Nov 09, 2010
Version differencesThe 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".
Related Web Sites
- Hearts of Iron [[[Cuartel General]]] (Official Spanish Forum about the game, they have translation projects, strategic discussions, History specific subforum and more)