Hearts of Iron III is a detailed strategy title that takes place during the most infamous of all wars, World War II, and allows the player to guide their chosen nation to glory. With 150 nations to choose from and over 10,000 provinces to fight for and occupy, Hearts of Iron III is the biggest title in the series yet – and HOI3: For the Motherland adds even more layers into the military simulator.
For those players looking to take more of a political approach, a new coup system has been added allowing you to overthrow the current rulers of a country.
You can also now “build partisan undergrounds” to organize your own resistance against occupying countries, and win not only the military battle, but also defeat the ideologies of competing countries.
While those going for a more direct method of combat will now have a new theater interface that will allow for more strategic information to be displayed. The battle scenario system from previous entries has also returned, offering new mini-campaigns to play through.
Hears of Iron III: For the Motherland is only available as a digital download. Unfortunately it requires both the main title, Hearts of Iron III, and the previous expansion, Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi. All the Hearts of Iron III titles are $19.99, and are PC exclusive.