Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition

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Master land, air and sea with the Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition. This bundle gives you all you need to begin building the ultimate war machine.
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About Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition

About this game

Begin your foray into the chaos of the 20th century’s darkest hour with Paradox’s classic grand strategy wargame and a selection of region focused expansion packs. Write your own history of the Second World War, guiding any nation’s political, industrial or military development while trying to stay ahead of rapidly mobilizing hostile neighbors.

Learn to master land, air and sea with the Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition. This package includes:

  • Hearts of Iron IV base game: Play any nation on earth in the lead up to WW2, directing its research, industrial production, political fate and military operations. Includes the Together for Victory, Waking the Tiger, and Death or Dishonor expansions, formerly sold separately.
  • Man the Guns: This naval themed expansion gives you complete control of the sea lanes of the world. Design your own ships, negotiate naval treaties, reroute shipping to avoid dangerous areas, and explore new content for Mexico, the Netherlands, and alternate American and British histories.
  • Allied Armor Pack: Over 50 new armor sprites to represent historic tank, tank destroyer and mobile artillery units from the Allied forces.
  • Allied Speech Music Pack: Listen to 70 minutes of inspiring speeches from major leaders of the Allied cause in World War II. Thirteen different speeches are included, with selections from Churchill, Chamberlain, MacArthur and more.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
April 08, 2024
Developer:
Paradox Development Studio
Publisher:
Paradox Interactive AB
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Hearts of Iron
Genres:
Strategy
RTS

Strategy RPG
Themes:
World War II
War

Military

Historical
Features:
CrossPlatform Multiplayer
Steam Achievements

Steam Trading Cards

Steam Workshop

Steam Cloud

Remote Play on Tablet

Singleplayer

Multiplayer

Co-op

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows 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.

Mac OS 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.

Linux Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OS: Ubuntu 20.04
  • 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 / Latest available proprietary drivers from both manufacturers
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard, and speakers are required. / Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.

Recommended:

  • OS: OS: Ubuntu 20.04
  • 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 / Latest available proprietary drivers from both manufacturers
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard, and speakers are required. / Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.

Product Requirements

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows 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.

Mac OS 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.

Linux Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OS: Ubuntu 20.04
  • 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 / Latest available proprietary drivers from both manufacturers
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard, and speakers are required. / Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.

Recommended:

  • OS: OS: Ubuntu 20.04
  • 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 / Latest available proprietary drivers from both manufacturers
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard, and speakers are required. / 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

83

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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Just Right
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Tough
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Don't Ragequit! 53.24%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Completionist! 18.42%  of players have Conquered It

Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition User Reviews

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75% of users would recommend this.
4.3

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So hard for beginners

John doe
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I think this is good game. It represents the era well. Definitely. But, it is difficult for beginners to get into and has an unfriendly UI, so it is not suitable for me.
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Recommended

Harry Jackson
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This game is so cool! It has got a rediculously steep learning curve (which I am still working on) but it is definitely worth it. It is like risk on steroids with an infinite possiblity of strategies. There are so many different ways you can go about it. One critique that I do have is the tutorial. The game's mechanics are so in depth and their tutorial is not very clear. I would reccommend finding a youtube video series and just watching those instead.
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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 Trial of Allegiance, No Step Back, Arms Against Tyranny, and By Blood Alone
Are you ready for a challenge? 10% of GameFAQs users said Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition is Simple or Easy. 23% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 67% of GameFAQs users said Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.

Steam account is required for game activation and installation.

Windows 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.

Mac OS 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.

Linux Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OS: Ubuntu 20.04
  • 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 / Latest available proprietary drivers from both manufacturers
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard, and speakers are required. / Internet Connection or LAN for multiplayer, Up to 32 other players in multiplayer mode.

Recommended:

  • OS: OS: Ubuntu 20.04
  • 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 / Latest available proprietary drivers from both manufacturers
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller support: 3-button mouse, keyboard, and speakers are required. / 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 - Starter Edition for over 80 hours.
Yes, Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition has broad critical consensus. 89% of critics on Metacritic recommend Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition. The Metascore is 83 out of 100.
Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition was released on April 08, 2024
Yes, Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition supports MacOS.
Yes, Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition supports Linux.
Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition is published by Paradox Interactive AB
Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition was developed by Paradox Development Studio
Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition as Strategy, RTS, and Strategy RPG
Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition as World War II, War, Military, and Historical
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition as RTS
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Hearts of Iron IV - Starter Edition as Strategy RPG

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