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Hearts of Iron III (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Hearts of Iron III (PC). The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PC Games for all reviews. Reviewers really like the single player gameplay and AI. Some have doubts about the gameplay and multi player mode.

AI, single player

graphics, design, action, multi player, 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Mohamed Al-Saadoon (

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: CaptainPatch (

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Rich McCormick (

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Steve Butts (

Hearts of Iron III


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

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Brett Todd (

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

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Yue (

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.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Troy S. Goodfellow (

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.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (

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...

Expert review by: Andrew Dagely (

Hearts of Iron III review


In some ways this is a positive boon to the player - diplomacy now gives players more options, allowing for countries to purchase licenses to build units they might not otherwise be able to produce or giving Axis members the ability to declare limited...

From the start, we wanted to like Hearts of Iron III. Everything is in place for an absolutely great game that's unfortunately bogged down in a mess of bad design decisions, bugs and some odd gameplay changes. There's no doubt that fans of the series...

Sep, 2009


Expert review by: Ryan Martin (

Hearts Of Iron III PC Review


Hearts of Iron III, the third installment of the "Hearts of Iron” series, is a comprehensive World War II strategy game that lets the player take command of any existent nation in the world between the years of 1936 to 1948.

Lots of depth, variety and customisation ; Historically accurate and detailed ; Easy to run on most system

Very time consuming, often seems laggy ; Lack of action and fancy graphics ; Poor buggy multi-player

All in all this definitely a solid game and it will certainly provide you with hours of entertainment if strategy games are your thing. It is a highly accessible strategy game at that, unlike the predecessors in the Hearts of Iron series which were...

Jun, 2011