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Hearts of Iron IV

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Based on 21 critic reviews
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Available on:PCJun 6, 2016

Developer: Paradox Development Studio

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Genre: Strategy

Victory is at your fingertips! Your ability to lead your nation is your supreme weapon, the strategy game Hearts of Iron IV lets you take command of any nation in World War II; the most engaging conflict in world history.

From the heart of the battlefield to the command center, you will guide your nation to glory and wage war, negotiate or invade. You hold the power to tip the very balance of WWII.

It is time to show your ability as the greatest military leader in the world. Will you relive or change history? Will you change the fate of the world by achieving victory at all costs?

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88 / 100
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An accessible and arresting strategy game that captures the size and scale of World War 2.

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9 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

Hearts of Iron 4 wields complexity like a swift armor division during the blitzkrieg, allowing it to serve the idea of layered, cerebral, strategic warfare instead of letting it needlessly bog down the experience.

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8 / 10

The king of World War II-era grand strategy has returned with more engaging choices and a streamlined interface.

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Luke Plunkett

Hearts of Iron IV is an incredibly rewarding strategy experience, letting you roll your sleeves up and re-fight the Second World War in a way that few other series have ever even attempted, let alone pulled off. Just know that to reap those rewards, you’re going to need to put in some work, and put up with a few quirks while you’re at it.

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