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Hearts of Iron IV: No Step Back (PC cover
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Hearts of Iron IV: No Step Back PC

HoI4 No Step Back

The next expansion to the fourth main installment of the Hearts of Iron series. No Step Back focuses on the Eastern Front of World War II, increasing the ability to command countries such as Poland, the USSR and Estonia.

This is Hearts of Iron IV expansion pack.

Strategy | World War II | Economic | RTS | war | war strategy | interwar period

Hearts of Iron IV: No Step Back Release Date PC


developer: Paradox Development Studio publisher: Paradox Interactive Official website

English language game language: English

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Another big expansion pack for Hearts of Iron IV, a real-time strategy game set in World War II. No Step Back focuses on the Eastern Front, adding new opportunities to lead Poland, several Baltic countries, and the USSR.


The DLC focuses on expanding the content available in the game rather than revolutionizing the gameplay. The game mechanics introduced are intended to detail and reflect the nuances of eastern politics while providing more military options to select countries. Thus, the USSR, Poland, and several smaller Baltic countries received new national objectives, and in addition Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania can join forces in an alternate history scenario.

An "officer corps" mechanic has been introduced, where we use their talent and skills to adapt the nation to evolving technologies and implement the strategies required in these changing times. In addition, through the use of the " army spirits", we can strengthen certain elements of our armed forces or change the designs of divisions to make them more effective in battle. Furthermore, logistics has been expanded in terms of the supply system. It now allows for scorched earth policy, the creation of floating harbors, and the recruitment of special supply units.

Further minor additions to the gameplay are the designing of tanks and rail guns. Using special modules, we now create our own unique armored units, setting their speed, armor thickness, firepower and production cost by ourselves. In turn, we can use the railguns, which have a huge firepower, perfect for driving out entrenched enemy soldiers.

Game modes

The game can be played alone or in multiplayer mode, where up to 32 players take part in the fun.

Technical aspects

DLC does not introduce graphical improvements to the game. So we are still dealing with a simple audiovisual setting referring stylistically to various military objects. The add-on is not stand-alone and requires the basic version of the game to run.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-32  

Expectations: 8.0 / 10 based on 2 votes.

PEGI rating Hearts of Iron IV: No Step Back

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Hearts of Iron IV: No Step Back System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 650 3.2 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1280 MB GeForce GTX 470 / 1 GB Radeon HD 5850
  • 2 GB HDD
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-750 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2.5 GB GeForce GTX 570 / 2 GB Radeon HD 6950 or better
  • 2 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 64-bit
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