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.
By ImpulseGamer on November 01, 2009
Paradox Entertainment once again revisit this popular turn based counter game for the PC in Hearts of Iron III which is set in the turbulent era of World War II. Although this was generally a niche market, Paradox Entertainment have streamlined their...80
By PC Advisor on September 07, 2009
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...70
By BrightHub on August 23, 2009
If fighting a war across thousands of regions...80
By Stuff NZ on August 19, 2009
If ever there is an era that has been hashed and rehashed, plundered and strip-mined by popular culture, it must surely be the years 1936 to 1948. Every year books, movies, television series and videogames recreate the violence and inhumanity of the...70
By Diehard GameFAN on August 19, 2009
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...60
By GamePlanet on August 18, 2009
Hearts of Iron III is the latest iteration of Paradox Interactive’s WW2 grand strategy title. All but the hardest kernel of strategy fans may be overwhelmed by the micromanagement required and jaded by the long hours of meticulous planning that...75
By Hooked Gamers on August 15, 2009
I never looked closely at Hearts of Iron or Hearts of Iron II. I saw them on the merchandise rack, read the title, and jumped to the conclusion "It must be about WWII tank combat." The title sort of evoked images of Tiger tanks slugging it out with...70
By Games Radar on August 14, 2009
Regularly described as “grand strategy,” Hearts of Iron III is certainly not “diet” strategy - It’s not even “super-size” strategy – it’s full on "ask the manager to see the 'special stuff'...80
By IGN Gear on August 13, 2009
In the best way possible, Hearts of Iron III is exactly what I thought it would be: an unbelievably massive, obsessively detailed, defiantly hardcore military strategy game. I say "game" but perhaps "simulation" would be a more accurate descriptor. No...85
By GameSpot on August 12, 2009
Reduced micromanagement and streamlined automation make Hearts of Iron III an absorbing game of grand strategy....85