Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
Requires Hearts of Iron III, Semper Fi and For the Motherland to play singleplayer/multiplayer up to 32 players.
Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour puts you back in the commander’s seat during World War II. Win the war with new units, strategies, and enhanced game modes.
Destroy your enemies from within with an expanded espionage system that includes new missions and covert operations. A new battle plan mode allows you to load historical plans or draw your own; all of which can be shared with allies in real-time during multiplayer.
Along with the enhanced gameplay there are two new battle scenarios and a new custom game mode that lets you jump straight into the action.
New unique, elite units for each major nation's army : Ghurkhas, Rangers, Imperial guards, and more.
A deeper naval invasion system with the ability to develop specialized landing and assault crafts.
Increased control over strategic warfare with a new lend-lease system for lending your industrial might to allies.
Leaders are now able to gain traits and allocating them is more important than ever with a new combat tactics system.
New game mode for single and multiplayer. Start with a clean slate and instantly produce units, research technologies, and affect political alignment. Speed up the early years and jump straight into the action .
Two new detailed battle scenarios: Finnish Winter War and the Spanish Civil War.
A good way to complete the gameDaiMonPaul | March 23, 2013 | See all DaiMonPaul's reviews »
"Their Finest Hour" is the latest (and presumably) final expansion to Hearts of Iron 3. It further refines this extremely complex game, adding new units, new mechanics (lend-lease is very useful for the Allies), and additional fixes and elements to the battle system. The two new battle scenarios are almost worth it by themselves, as the Spanish Civil War scenario is a ton of fun to play. Being able to draw battle plans is also a welcome addition, even if it is mostly cosmetic (it's quite useful for multiplayer, which I don't really dabble in).
If you've been playing Hearts of Iron 3, then this expansion is a must-have. Also note that it is not found in the "complete" version (which came out before TFH), so if you wish to really have the "complete" version of the game, then you'll need to pick this up.
Very good DLCdraculrosu12 | March 3, 2013 | See all draculrosu12's reviews »
The most challenging World War 2 game you can play. So many things to keep track of in this game I now truly understand why general's and admiral's have staffs. The game is not perfect...yet. Paradox does do a good job of updating this game and with every update and expansion the game gets better. I highly recommend "Hearts of Iron III: Their FInest Hour" if you are history or World War 2 buff
Like Paradox, but want more of a challenge? HoI's the way to go.igzaustion | Jan. 8, 2013 | See all igzaustion's reviews »
HoI was, along with EU, my first introduction to Paradox. I remember back then, I found HoI2 impossible to understand. The franchise is really complex and challenging to play. However, after enjoying the EU, Victoria and Crusader Kings franchises, I got back to HoI when Their Finest Hour released. Now, as I am familiar with the Paradox way and the Clausewitz engine, I found HoI engaging and fun. It is still the most challenging and complex Paradox game I've played, but this is a good thing if you want more of a challenge after playing the others.
Really funjeyko | Sept. 21, 2012 | See all jeyko's reviews »
Their Finest Hour DLC for Hearts of Iron 3 is a great addition to the main game. It adds a bunch of World War 2 content, including a new game mode for multiplayer, so you can play some missions with/against friends too. Some missions also have espionage, which adds even more strategy to the game. If you are into Hearts of Iron 3, you will find the Their Finest Hours DLC awesome.