Hearts of Iron IV

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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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About Hearts of Iron IV

About this game

Take command of the world’s mightiest war machine, managing industry, diplomacy and battle plans to defend your interests and dominate the planet in Hearts of Iron IV.

This grand strategy wargame offers both deep historical gameplay and tantalizing alternate histories as the dramatic events of the Second World War unfold on your computer. Hearts of Iron IV is a compelling simulation of modern war that rewards replay and strategic thinking.

Main Features:

Rewarding Strategic Gameplay:

Manage continent wide battle fronts and a complex research tree, alongside diplomacy and politics. Prepare your nation for the coming storm, transforming the geopolitical landscape in your favour.

Complex Military Simulation:

Give orders to army groups composed of divisions of your own design, driving towards your objectives and managing supply lines. Coordination of air, land and sea theatres is vital to overall success.

Assume Control of Any Nation:

Choose from the greatest powers striving for victory, or challenge yourself as one of the smaller nations simply trying to weather the storm.

Internal Politics:

Choose your war cabinet based on your current needs. Manage researchers and industrialists before the war, and emphasize a military cabinet once the world inexorably slides into conflict.

Industrial Power:

Build factories and ports, and then use those structures to make everything a modern army needs. Plan wisely, balancing future investment against the needs of the moment.

Push the Limits of Science:

A flexible research system offers new weapons, new industrial systems and advanced strategic concepts.

Intense Online Combat:

Up to 32 players can play Hearts of Iron IV, whether competitively or cooperatively, with some players taking control of different aspects of a single nation’s strategy.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
June 06, 2016
Developer:
Paradox Development Studio
Publisher:
Paradox Interactive AB
Rating:
PEGI rating of 7
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Hearts of Iron
Genres:
Strategy
Grand Strategy

Simulation

RTS

Sandbox

Strategy RPG

Action
Themes:
World War II
War

Historical

Military

Alternate History

Tactical

Diplomacy

Competitive

Hentai
Play Styles:
Multiplayer
Real-Time with Pause

Singleplayer

Co-op

Open World
Features:
CrossPlatform Multiplayer
Steam Achievements

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Workshop

Steam Cloud

Remote Play on Tablet

Singleplayer

Multiplayer

Co-op

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows® 7 64 Bit | Windows® 8.1 64 Bit | Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 750 | AMD® FX 4300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 470 (1.28GB) | AMD® HD 5850 (1GB) | Intel Iris Xe G7 (Tiger Lake) | AMD® Radeon™ RX Vega 11 | Steam Deck
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X- compatible soundcard.
  • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available WHQL drivers from both manufacturers/ Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows® 10 Home 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 2500K | AMD® Ryzen 3 2200G
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 570 (1.28GB) | AMD® Radeon™ HD 7970 (3GB) | Intel Iris Xe G7 (Tiger Lake)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X- compatible soundcard.
  • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available WHQL drivers from both manufacturers. / Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OS: macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.60 GHz or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6970M
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available proprietary drivers / Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.

Recommended:

  • OS: OS: macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.90 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon R9 390M or NVIDIA GeForce 750M with 1GB VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available proprietary drivers from both manufacturers/ Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.

Hearts of Iron IV: Content Creator Pack - Soviet Union 2D Art Editions

Critic Reviews

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Gamer.no

100 / 100
"Hearts of Iron IV delivers everything grand strategy is about, and balances armies, navies and air forces with the need for resources and industry. It is a true strategy game...

IGN

90 / 100
"Hearts of Iron 4 wields complexity like a swift armor division during the blitzkrieg, allowing it to serve the idea of layered, cerebral, strategic warfare instead of letting...

Wccftech

92 / 100
"The best grand strategy game out there. The setting is added an excellent level of authenticity with the battle-plan feature, excellent Ai and a world map that is absolutely...
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66.67% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
2.9%
Easy
7.25%
Just Right
23.19%
Tough
52.9%
Unforgiving
13.77%
Don't Ragequit! 52.9%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
5.26%
Played It
34.87%
Halfway
11.18%
Beat It
30.26%
Conquered It
18.42%
Completionist! 18.42%  of players have Conquered It

Hearts of Iron IV User Reviews

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Still Great even without DLC certainly much better than EU4

Turoo
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Great game. I don't have any DLC but it is still very much fun as most of the base mechanics are still there in some form. Unlike EU4 were the base game feels more like a clunky demo some such. There isn't a lot of flavour and events which is a definite negative but HOI4 without DLC is leagues better than EU4 without DLC though it runs worse on my potato laptop.
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 3 editions. They are Content Creator Pack Soviet Union 2D Art, Standard Edition, and Starter Edition
Starter Edition contains:
  • Hearts of Iron IV base game
  • Man the Guns
  • Allied Armor Pack
  • Allied Speech Music Pack
Available DLCs for Hearts of Iron IV include No Step Back, Arms Against Tyranny, By Blood Alone, and Trial of Allegiance
Are you ready for a challenge? 10% of GameFAQs users said Hearts of Iron IV is Simple or Easy. 23% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 67% of GameFAQs users said Hearts of Iron IV is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to USK, Hearts of Iron IV is suitable for players aged 12 and above.
Yes, Hearts of Iron IV is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows® 7 64 Bit | Windows® 8.1 64 Bit | Windows® 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 750 | AMD® FX 4300
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 470 (1.28GB) | AMD® HD 5850 (1GB) | Intel Iris Xe G7 (Tiger Lake) | AMD® Radeon™ RX Vega 11 | Steam Deck
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X- compatible soundcard.
  • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available WHQL drivers from both manufacturers/ Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows® 10 Home 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 2500K | AMD® Ryzen 3 2200G
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 570 (1.28GB) | AMD® Radeon™ HD 7970 (3GB) | Intel Iris Xe G7 (Tiger Lake)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Direct X- compatible soundcard.
  • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available WHQL drivers from both manufacturers. / Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.
Minimum:
  • OS: OS: macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.60 GHz or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6970M
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available proprietary drivers / Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.
Recommended:
  • OS: OS: macOS 10.14 (Mojave)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 @ 2.90 GHz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon R9 390M or NVIDIA GeForce 750M with 1GB VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Mouse and keyboard are required. / Latest available proprietary drivers from both manufacturers/ Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 73 hours. 67% of users played Hearts of Iron IV for over 80 hours.
Yes, Hearts of Iron IV has broad critical consensus. 89% of critics on Metacritic recommend Hearts of Iron IV. The Metascore is 83 out of 100.
Hearts of Iron IV was released on June 06, 2016
Yes, Hearts of Iron IV supports MacOS.
Hearts of Iron IV is published by Paradox Interactive AB
Hearts of Iron IV was developed by Paradox Development Studio
Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV as Strategy, Grand Strategy, Simulation, and RTS
Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV as World War II, War, Historical, and Military
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV as having Multiplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV as having Singleplayer
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV as having Co-op
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV as Grand Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV as Simulation

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