Hearts of Iron II: Darkest Hour Released

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Paradox Interactive today announced the release of "Darkest Hour", the stand-alone Hearts of Iron game, which is available via digital download.

"Emphasizing Paradox Interactive’s strategy of promoting outstanding development talent from within their modding community, Darkest Hour features a mixture of multiple length single player campaigns set against the backdrop of the darkest chapters of the 20th century, from the outbreak of World War I up to onset of the Cold War in the late 1940’s, as well as a multiplayer mode for up to 32 players.

Darkest Hour also introduces a new Artificial Intelligence that is now able to react and adapt to hundreds of different situations simultaneously, implementing a dynamic diplomatic system that will allow the player to have a real impact on the course of history.


  • Multiple length single player campaigns set against the darkest historical periods of the 20th century
  • Online multiplayer mode for up to 32 players
  • New game map redesigned to offer greater detail as well as improved strategic and tactical opportunities
  • Dynamic diplomatic system giving the player greater influence on the course of events
  • New Artificial Intelligence capable of reacting to hundreds of different situations"

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Hearts of Iron II: Darkest Hour Boxart


  • Developer: Darkest Hour Team
  • Publisher: Paradox Interactive
  • Genre: Strategy
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  • Link: The Official Site
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