developer: Paradox Development Studio
publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-32
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns for PC Windows is an expansion to the 2016’s strategy game called Hearts of Iron IV. This is not a standalone expansion, as it requires the base game in order to work. Both titles were developed by Paradox Development, also known for creating such games as Crusader Kings II, Stellaris and Europa Universalis IV.
As befits a typical DLC, Man the Guns does not offer any radical changes to Hearts of Iron IV. Players still get a large scale strategy game, in which they control a country before and during World War II.
Instead of implementing revolutionary changes, the developers decided to introduce new content and develop some of the base game’s elements. When working on Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns, they focused on the naval aspect of the game. Players have now more options to design their own ships – they can decide on the armor and the type of weaponry. They also can upgrade older vessels to align them with the rest of the fleet.
This expansion introduces several new options for the democratic countries, such as new sea routes for i.a. the USA.
The PC Windows release of Hearts of Iron IV: Man the Guns does not offer any large technical enhancements and presents the same quality as the 2016’s base game. What is worth mentioning, similarly to other expansions, the premiere of Man the Guns was accompanied by a free patch that added some additional options to the base game.
Game score 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 105 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.4 / 10 calculated out of 30 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5 750 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 570 / Radeon HD 6950 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 650 3.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 470 / Radeon HD 5850 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit