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Hearts of Iron III (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the single player gameplay, but many are critical about the gameplay and action.

single player

AI, graphics, multi player, action, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Hearts of Iron III (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Hearts of Iron III (PC)

 

Flattening the learning curve is as much the focus of Hearts of Iron III as the Second World War, which the game depicts. Paradox Entertainment's third grand strategy go-round with Winston, Franklin, Adolf, and Joseph is a thorough reenvisioning of its...

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Review: Hearts of Iron III (PC)

 

I've mentioned this before in my preview for this game, but Hearts of Iron II stands as one of my favorite games of all time. I still have it installed on my computer, complete with its expansion packs, and I still play it from time to time....

Hearts of Iron III would be an amazing game, had it not been rushed so quickly out the door; as it stands now, it is too buggy and the AI is too dumb. However, Paradox games are like a fine wine and only get better with age… and several doses of...

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Hearts of Iron III

 

Combat is just the tip of the iceberg

As anyone that has seriously studied the art of waging war can tell you, winning combat is more about the logistics behind the armies than the armies themselves. Hearts of Iron III takes a painstakingly detailed look at everything that goes into a...

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Hearts of Iron III

 

You'll also need a Brain of Titanium

Dizzying scope ; Challenging enemy AI ; Option for AI to handle complicated stuff

3D graphics not so pretty ; Taxing for your brain ; Some performance issues

A couple of included campaign "suggestions" will help ease new players in, but be warned, a full session will tax you like few other games, and it’s certainly not for everyone. Serious wargamers will be able to forgive its occasional stutters and ugly...

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Hearts of Iron III

 

Paradox delivers the most enthralling (and most intimidating) World War 2 grand strategy game yet.

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Hearts of Iron III

 

Reduced micromanagement and streamlined automation make Hearts of Iron III an absorbing game of grand strategy.

Much more accessible to the masses than previous Hearts of Iron games ; Revamped interface with more ways to automate micromanagement tasks ; Added back-and-forth provides more feedback to your orders

Performance hitches and lags ; Too-frequent typos

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Hearts of Iron III

 

Before I can even begin this review, I must preface it by saying that Hearts of Iron III is not for 75% of gamers out there (maybe more). It is for the hardest of the hardcore strategy gamers. Thanks to a ridiculous learning curve and poor tutorial...

If your idea of an RTS is Command & Conquer or WarCraft, you're better off skipping Hearts of Iron III. If you enjoy Axis & Allies, you'll have a bast.

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Hearts of Iron III (PC)

 

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.

This review is based on a review copy of the game provided by the publisher, patched to v1.01.

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Hearts of Iron III

 

The previous two games in the Hearts of Iron series were both great games but it's fair to say that both were intimidating. The learning curve was immense and you really needed to put the effort in to appreciate what the games had to offer. Or course a...

The sheer amount of depth on offer in Hearts of Iron III is impressive and it's a game that's sure to be liked by a majority of wargamers. Whilst the learning curve isn't quite so steep as in previous games in the series, it's still far in excess of...

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An Almost Total Disappointment

 

Paradox completely blew the user interlace. Rather than tweaking and enhancing the very good Hoi2 GUI, they opted for a complete redesign. No longer does right mouse clicking do anything, you are forced to navigate through their menu system which is...

I like the fact that you can design your own divisions and the increase in the number of provinces allows for flexible troop movements ; Also they have added more variety to the diplomacy and politics

No right mouse click menus anymore ; Easy to use production sliders are gone ; New trade system sucks