Hearts of Iron 3

  • Hearts of Iron 3
76
Based on 22 scores, 24 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • Performance hitches and lags.
  • Too-frequent typos.

Expert reviews and ratings

By ImpulseGamer on 80

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...

By PC Advisor on 70

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...

By BrightHub on 80

If fighting a war across thousands of regions...

By Stuff NZ on 70

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...

By Diehard GameFAN on 60

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...

By GamePlanet on 75

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...

By Hooked Gamers on 70

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...

By Games Radar on 80

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'...

By IGN Gear on 85

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...

By GameSpot on 85

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

By cnet on 85

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

By GamePro on 70

Paradox has been known for his emphasis on historic strategy games for well over a decade, and arguably its best-received series has been Hearts of Iron - which looks at the Second World War. Now a third installment of that series has been released,...

By NowGamer on 64

A very deep and detailed strategy title, mired in its own complexities. 6.4/10Print this pageUser reviews (0)Share this pageNoticed something wrong? Report error/mistake.Add to my profile pageGame...

By Strategy Informer on 85

Hearts of Iron III is the long awaited next instalment of this franchise, first announced around the same time last year at the last Leipzig Games Convention. It’s not often that a strategy game that sticks to the same time period consistently...

International Review By Looki.de on 69

von Stephan Petersen Ich mag historische Strategiespiele, in denen ich nicht nur stupide die von den Entwicklern vorgegebenen Aufgaben und Missionen erledige, sondern selbst den Geschichtsverlauf ändern kann. Dieses "Was wäre wenn?"...

International Review By Looki.de on 77

von Nils-Marten Hitzfeld Armor, Bein und Liebe bricht, nur Herzen aus Eisen nicht. Auch der dritte Teil der Serie überzeugt durch seine enorme Komplexität, die den 2. Weltkrieg nahezu in all seinen Facetten simuliert. Anhänger der...

International Review By Gameswelt.de on 68

Mit dem aktuellen Hearts of Iron III sollte alles noch größer, schöner und einsteigerfreundlicher gestaltet werden....

International Review By Level 7 on 70

Paradox Interactive släpper sin tredje titel i serien Hearts of Iron – spelen som är kända för den största, mest detaljerade och kompletta strategispelet fokuserat på Andra Världskriget. Trean fortsätter i...

International Review By OnlineWelten on 78

des Vorgängers stehen, denn allzu viel hat sich in Hearts of Iron 3 nicht getan. Die Neuerungen sitzen im Detail, sind jedoch allesamt sinnvoll. Nach wie vor bekommt ihr ein ebenso komplexes wie tiefgreifendes Strategiespiel geboten, das Material...

International Review By Clubic on -

En nous proposant de prendre le contrôle de nimporte quelle nation à laube du plus grand conflit mondial, Hearts Of Iron III poursuit la longue tradition de jeux aussi riches quexigeants en provenance de chez Paradox. Gestion diplomatique,...