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Developed by a team of experienced modders from the Paradox forum, Darkest Hour is a stand-alone Hearts of Iron game. The game features a mixture of short and in-depth campaigns set across the darkest chapters of the 20th century.

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Darkest Hour ist ein eigenständig lauffähiges Spiel aus der Hearts of Iron - Reihe, hinter dem eine Reihe erfahrener Modder aus dem offiziellen Paradox-Forum stehen. Den Spieler erwarten mehrere lange Kampagnen und spannende Einzelszenarien aus den dunkelsten Kapiteln des 20. Jahrhunderts, vom Weltenbrand 1914 bis hinein in die bedrohliche Zeit des Kalten Krieges.

Darkest Hour bietet unter anderem eine verbesserte künstliche Intelligenz, die in der Lage ist, auf hunderte gleichzeitige Herausforderungen zu reagieren, und ein dynamisches Diplomatiesystem, welches dem Spieler umfassenden Einfluss auf den Gang der Geschichte bietet.Die wichtigsten Spielbestandteile in Kürze:Mehrere Kampagnen unterschiedlicher Länge schicken den Spieler in die dunkelsten Stunden des 20. Jahrhunderts, vom Ersten Weltkrieg bis hin zum Beginn des Kalten Krieges.
Die komplett neu erstellte Weltkarte zeigt mehr Details, ermöglicht historisch korrekt dargestellte Grenzverläufe und bietet neue taktische wie auch strategische Optionen.
Das neue dynamische Diplomatiesystem gibt dem Spieler größeren Einfluss auf den Gang der Geschichte.
Die überarbeitete KI ist in der Lage, auf hunderte verschiedene Situationen parallel zu reagieren.
Szenarien:Große Kampagnen (Nation weltweit frei wählbar):
1914 Der Große Krieg (Startdatum: 27. Juni 1914)
1933 Der Tag der Entscheidung (Startdatum: 4. März 1933)
1936 Der Weg in den Krieg (Startdatum: 1. Januar 1936)
1939 Blitzkrieg (Startdatum: 1. September 1939)
1940 Europa in Flammen (Startdatum: 10. Mai 1940)
1941 Der Riese erwacht (Startdatum: 22. Juni 1941)
1942 Der Feind vor den Toren (Startdatum: 22. November 1942)
1943 Das Blatt wendet sich (Startdatum: 26. Juli 1943)
1944 Götterdämmerung (Startdatum: 20. Juni 1944)
1945 Endsieg (Startdatum: 16. Dezember 1944)

Kampfszenarien (mit Fokus auf eng begrenzte Episoden und mit limitierter Länderauswahl):
1904 Der Russisch-Japanische Krieg
1939 Fall Weiß: Die Invasion Polens

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Paradox
Developer:
Martin Ivanov
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Paradox
Released:
Dienstag, 5. April 2011
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Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows 98/ ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: Pentium III 800 MH
  • Memory: 128 MB Ram
  • Hard Disk Space: 1 GB hard disk space
  • Video Card: 4 MB DirectX-compatible
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
  • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 or higher
  • Additional: Mouse with scroll wheel, keyboard and internet for multiplayer
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85
A cheaper and simpler alternative to Hearts of Iron

This game is basically a licensed modification of Hearts of Iron 2, a game from 2005. Despite its age, it is still being updated (last patch in late 2015). It is simpler than HOI3, yet challenging. It has very low system requirements and runs smoothly even on an old PC. You can start in WW1, before WW2, or during WW2. The only issue is a lack of variety after the 50's.

90
A must get for strategy game and Hearts of iron game series fans

If you like the hearts of iron series This game is a must get. This is in my opinion the best in the Hearts of iron series because not only does the game itself has lots to offer but, the mod community adds so much more to the game and makes it even better. you can start the game from ww1 and play till the end of the 20th century, with mods. or maybe you want to play the game in an alternate history world where germany never lost the first world war you can do that too thanks to the mods. so if you enjoy grand strategy games i do highly recommend this game for you.

91
Great expansion/extension of AoD

If you loved Arsenal of Democracy and Hearts of Iron 2, you'll love this. More provinces and the decision system is a great improvement. The map looks just beautiful. There's already plenty of mods for this game that make it even better. My only gripe is that sometimes the conditions to execute a decision are not very clear, but i can look past that.

95
Finally WW I strategy for the fans

What started as a mere mod for Hearts of Iron II game, evolved into full release of grand strategy based in The Great War times! And what is more, you can enjoy the game up to Cold War times! This title is unique, mostly because of the period it is placed in. Not WW2, but WW1. You can enjoy close battles on western front between France + BEF versus the Germany, or if you prefer, see what's happening on eastern front. You can choose to play between many countries, that were somehow involved in WW1, and you can lead them where you want. The game is played on a world map. It's a Real-Time Strategy with active pause, meaning, that you can give orders while pausing the game. If you like to play strategy games, but never played any of Paradox strategies, you should deninitely try it. It's a steep learning curve, but once you get a hang on what's going on in the game, you will enjoy it very much.

81
Good, but could be more original

Finally it's on GMG! Good job! The game was original for the time when it came out, but there are alot of games these days who do those things better. But let's review the game when it came out. The gameplay is great, I haven't experienced any bugs. The controls are easy to learn, but sometimes a button doesn't work but this did get fixed after sometime. The music in the background is great. The game is replayable and you can play this game a thousand time and you won't find the same situation. The game is worth getting, I recommend picking it up on a sale though.

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