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Hearts of Iron PC

A real-time strategy game set in the times of the World War II, developed by Paradox Interactive. The production shows military and political events that took place in years 1937 to 1946 in the global scale.

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

PC / Windows
Hearts of Iron cover

publisher: Strategy First

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-8

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

26November2002

Hearts of Iron is a real-time strategy game set during World War II. The developers from Paradox Entertainment, the studio that created the Europa Universalis series, advertises this game as the very first to feature both military and political events during the years 1937-1946. The map covers the entire world of that period, and the player has complete freedom in selecting the country to govern. He or she may even create a completely alternative timeline by, e.g., choosing different theatres of war.

  • Advanced system of developing new technology (i.e. weapons and units).
  • Unique political system with historical commanders and political leaders (the struggle between democracy, fascism and communism).
  • Over 100 different land, naval and air units.
  • Multiplayer mode.
  • Built-in scenario editor allowing for constructing your own campaigns freely.


Game score 7.815 / 10 calculated out of 1432 players' votes.  

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium II 450 MHz
  • 128 MB RAM
  • graphic card 4 MB (Riva 128 or better)
  • Windows 98 SE/2000/XP
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