Reviews for Hearts of Iron II: Complete

90

still better than Hearts of Iron III

andre73 | Nov. 11, 2014 | See all andre73's reviews »

this is the best of the series so far. HoI3 was a complete disappointment for the strategy community. HoI2 interface is simple and effective, no 3d animation but still good graphics. the game works flawlessly and responds quickly to your input. HoI3 lags because of the awful unit sprites and 3d vectors. stick with Hoi2 !

90

Some still prefer it

michalmichal | Aug. 8, 2013 | See all michalmichal's reviews »

Hearts of Iron has always been aimed at hardcore strategy gamers, and so was its sequel - Hearts of Iron II. The complete edition of the game includes Doomsday and Armageddon - two expansions to the game, and is still preferred by many gamers over the later Hearts of Iron III. Thanks to simpler graphics it may feel less cluttered and better streamlined, so whoever cares less about visuals than gameplay may actually appreciate it. It is also much less computer-resource-hungry, which allows it to be run on older computers. It is still a very interesting and demanding strategy game, one of the best of World War II strategies. As close to being a simulation of this conflict as it gets!