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Victory is at your fingertips! Your ability to lead your nation is your supreme weapon, the strategy game Hearts of Iron IV lets you take command of any nation in World War II; the most engaging conflict in world history.

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Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet Edition Includes:

  • Base Game
  • Forum Icon (Standard)
  • Wallpapers made with art from the game
  • Polish - United and Ready: Free DLC adds a unique focus tree for Poland, new 3d models for tanks and planes, 2d assets, and extra leader portraits for the ultimate in historical accuracy.

Victory is at your fingertips! Your ability to lead your nation is your supreme weapon, the strategy game Hearts of Iron IV lets you take command of any nation in World War II; the most engaging conflict in world history.

From the heart of the battlefield to the command center, you will guide your nation to glory and wage war, negotiate or invade. You hold the power to tip the very balance of WWII.

It is time to show your ability as the greatest military leader in the world. Will you relive or change history? Will you change the fate of the world by achieving victory at all costs?


KEY FEATURES:

  • Total strategic war: War is not only won on land, sea and in the air. It’s also achieved in the hearts and minds of men and women.
  •  Authentic real-time war simulation: Let the greatest commanders of WW2 fight your war with the tools of the time; tanks, planes, ships, guns and newly discovered weapons of mass destruction.
  •  Assume control of any nation: Choose from the greatest powers striving for victory, or the small nations trying to weather the storm.
  •  Turn the world into your battlefield: Experience the full WWII timespan in a topographical map complete with seasons, weather and terrain. Snow, mud, storms can be both your strong ally and a ruthless enemy.
  •  Negotiate or force your will: Experience the advanced politics and diplomacy systems, form factions, engage in trade for resources and appoint ministers to your party.
  •  Intense Online Combat: Battle in both competitive and cooperative multiplayer for up to 32 players. Featuring hotjoin and cross-platform multiplayer.
  •  Give your nation a unique edge: Experience the flexible technology system, where all major powers get their own unique identity. Develop detailed historic tanks and planes through research and army experience.

Hearts of Iron IV puts players in the boots of generals and supreme war leaders. Change history, and see what would have happened had things changed in what is surely one of this year’s most highly anticipated grand strategy games. I’m a sucker for alternate history, and I’m ready to see what’s going to unravel.


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Publisher:
Paradox
Developer:
Paradox
Genres:
Strategy
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Released:
Monday, June 6, 2016
Modes:
Multiplayer
Languages:
English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
Format:
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements

PC:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or newer  
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 650 @ 3.20 GHz 
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM  
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5850 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 with 1GB VRAM 
  • Storage: 2 GB available space  
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card 
  • DirectX®: 9.0c 
  • Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers 
  • Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer 
  • Multiplayer: Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode 

MAC:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.11 or better 
  • Processor:  Intel Core i5 @ 2.90 GHz  
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM  
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon R9 390M or NVIDIA GeForce 750M with 1GB VRAM 
  • Storage: 2 GB available space  
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card 
  • Additional: GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1 
  • Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers 
  • Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer 
  • Multiplayer: Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode 

LINUX:

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x32 or better 
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 650 @ 3.20 GHz 
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM  
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5850 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 with 1GB VRAM 
  • Storage: 2 GB available space  
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card 

Supported GPUs at time of release:  

  • AMD GPUs: 5850 series or higher, 6870 series or higher, 7850 or higher, R7 260 or higher 
  • Nvidia GPUs: GTX470 or higher, GTX560 or higher, GTX660 or higher, GTX750 or higher, GTX 950 or higher,  
  • Laptop GPU dedicated cards may work if they are on par with their desktop counterparts, but are not officially supported. 
Recommended Requirements

PC:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or newer  
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 650 @ 3.20 GHz 
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM  
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5850 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX470 with 1GB VRAM 
  • Storage: 2 GB available space  
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card 
  • DirectX®: 9.0c 
  • Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers 
  • Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer 
  • Multiplayer: Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode 

MAC:

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.10 or better 
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.60 GHz  
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM  
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6970M 
  • Storage: 2 GB available space  
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card 
  • Additional: GLSL 1.3, OpenGL 2.1 
  • Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard and speakers 
  • Special multiplayer requirements: Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer 
  • Multiplayer: Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode 

LINUX:

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.66 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.20 GHz 
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM  
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6950 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX570 with 2GB VRAM 
  • Storage: 2 GB available space  
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card 

Supported GPUs at time of release:  

  • AMD GPUs: 5850 series or higher, 6870 series or higher, 7850 or higher, R7 260 or higher 
  • Nvidia GPUs: GTX470 or higher, GTX560 or higher, GTX660 or higher, GTX750 or higher, GTX 950 or higher,  
  • Laptop GPU dedicated cards may work if they are on par with their desktop counterparts, but are not officially supported. 
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80
Excellent

CommanderCB

To keep it short and sweet, this game can be lots of fun if you enjoy the tedious work of building units, structures within your country, and managing your army's strategy, tactics, and logistics. Are there a few downsides to this game... sure, maybe a few, but I can't really complain. Compared to a few other games, that have some similarities to HOI4, this game is pretty entertaining, and can be a lot more fun when playing around with the Steam Workshop capabilities.

100
900 Hours in, I wholeheartedly recommend it.

tdyeary779

Yes, Paradox's DLC Policy is atrocious, yes it's overpriced. But I'm not here to review the DLC I'm here to review the base game. As it is, for $20 this game is an absolute steal. People cry that it's not complex enough for their taste, well I've got news for you. There are mods for a reason. Kaiserreich, Millenium Dawn, Weltkrieg, Napoleonic Wars, Fatherland, The Great War, are all total overhaul mods that I have gotten about 50-200 hours on each of them. The base game is a little lackluster once you've tried the mods but that is to be expected. Is it watered down? Yes. Is it fun? Yes. I always play vanilla with my new friends so that they can understand the base concepts of the game before launching them into the far more complex mods I have listed above. This has worked for me, Vanilla is merely a stepping stone, and I hope this was what paradox intended because it has worked out great for me. All in all, another good game from Paradox, I totally recommend for people new to grand strategy genre games.

40
A Non-existent AI and lack of content sink the ship.

robothawk

I personally spent so much damned time waiting for this game, convinced it would be everything I love from HOI3, but with better graphics, and a much smoother interface. What I got instead was an extremely watered down, and extremely non-complex game compared to its predecessor. While in HOI3 I could spend hours micromanaging an entire front for a couple days, or automate it all but a small 'Special Operations' unit under my direct command, HOI4 seems to take in favour of having the entire game automated. I enjoy the factory system, but it seems not well fleshed out compared to just following HOI3 BICE's method and adding different industry modifying plants, in addition to the IC system. Combat is boring and the entire game slows to a crawl due to the lack of propper army balancing. As Turkey I should not be able to single handedly conquer the Soviet Union, it should not be physically possible, at least not for a few hundred years. The game also lacks in the political spectrum, which HOI3 was not well known for either, though somehow Paradox managed to make it worse. Instead of having 6+ different political parties, many with differing ideologies or ministers or rules which would affect how you play, you have 4 ideologies. No Social Democrats vs Market Liberals, now it is Democratic, Fascist, Communist, or non-aligned, which disappears quickly enough with no way to bring it back. Now onto what is possibly the worst offender, the AI. The AI in HOI4 is non-existent and that is being kind. What they try to pass for an AI like HOI3 had is actually just a line of forced decisions through things like the Focus Tree every 70 days. Not just to mention that the battle AI is better off literally sitting still then trying to 'arrange' itself into the best fighting stance. The AI is an insult to the player base and HOI3 is overall a much better system. Overall I would like to like this game, but it is a world sandbox which starts in 1936, not a World War Two Grand Strategy Game, which is what was advertised. There is also the issue with lackluster content and a terrible AI which sink what could have been a great strategy game.

70
Could have been better

Helloiamanoob

Hearts of Iron IV is a very fun and time-consuming game, with a lot of fun elements. It does have some AI problems where the AI makes some stupid mistakes, for example, I make a line and the AI sends my troops on the other side of the world to fill out the line. Overall fun, but wait for a sale.

73
very bad

killer7676

I have been playing this saga since the first Hearts of Iron and although everyone has been having their faults and things to improve the trend was that with each new delivery will expand playable possibilities and allow greater micromanagement and personalization of your country. Thinking that Paradox would continue in that line, had not followed the development of this fourth delivery and when I bought it I expected to find a HOI 3 improved in all aspects and with greater possibilities .. Damn the hour ..

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