Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet Edition

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Victory is at your fingertips! Your ability to lead your nation is your supreme weapon, the strategy game Hearts of Iron IV lets you take command of any nation in World War II; the most engaging conflict in world history.


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  • Strategy  
  • Paradox Interactive
  • Paradox Interactive
  • 6/6/2016
  • English, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
  • Single-player
    Cross-Platform Multiplayer
  • Rest of World

The Cadet Edition includes the following items:

Forum Icon:
A icon that can be used on Paradox own forum.

Wallpapers made with art from the game.

Polish: United and Ready:
A Free DLC adds a unique focus tree for Poland, new 3d models for tanks and planes, 2d assets, and extra leader portraits for the ultimate in historical accuracy.


Victory is at your fingertips! Your ability to lead your nation is your supreme weapon, the strategy game Hearts of Iron IV lets you take command of any nation in World War II; the most engaging conflict in world history.

From the heart of the battlefield to the command center, you will guide your nation to glory and wage war, negotiate or invade. You hold the power to tip the very balance of WWII.

It is time to show your ability as the greatest military leader in the world. Will you relive or change history? Will you change the fate of the world by achieving victory at all costs?
  • Total strategic war: War is not only won on land, sea and in the air. It’s also achieved in the hearts and minds of men and women.
  • Authentic real-time war simulation: Let the greatest commanders of WW2 fight your war with the tools of the time; tanks, planes, ships, guns and newly discovered weapons of mass destruction.
  • Assume control of any nation: Choose from the greatest powers striving for victory, or the small nations trying to weather the storm.
  • Turn the world into your battlefield: Experience the full WWII timespan in a topographical map complete with seasons, weather and terrain. Snow, mud, storms can be both your strong ally and a ruthless enemy.
  • Negotiate or force your will: Experience the advanced politics and diplomacy systems, form factions, engage in trade for resources and appoint ministers to your party.
  • Intense Online Combat: Battle in both competitive and cooperative multiplayer for up to 32 players. Featuring cross-platform multiplayer.
  • Give your nation a unique edge: Experience the flexible technology system, where all major powers get their own unique identity. Develop detailed historic tanks and planes through research and army experience.
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Mac Requirements Minimum Supported Will It Run?
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CPU TypeIntel Mac Only
CPU Cores2
CPU Speed2.6 GHz
System RAM4 GB
Drive Space2 GB
Video RAM512 MB
Video (ati)AMD Radeon HD 6970M *
* Unsupported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1300, ATI Radeon X1600, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, ATI Radeon HD 4670, ATI Radeon HD 4850, ATI Radeon HD 4870, ATI Radeon HD 5670, ATI Radeon HD 5750, ATI Radeon HD 5770, ATI Radeon HD 5870, AMD Radeon HD 6490M, AMD Radeon HD 6630M, AMD Radeon HD 6750M, AMD Radeon HD 6770M
Video (nvidia)Any
Video (intel)Any
Important Notes:
  • Requires Steam and a Steam Account to play.

Downloadable Content For This Game (DLC)

DLCHearts of Iron IV: Together for VictoryReleased 12/15/2016$14.99$7.49
DLCHearts of Iron IV: Sabaton Soundtrack Vol. 2Released 1/31/2017$5.99$2.99
DLCHearts of Iron IV: Death or DishonorReleased 6/14/2017$9.99$4.99
DLCHearts of Iron IV: Waking the TigerReleased 3/8/2018$19.99$13.99

Reviews, Ratings & Comments


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  1. Interesting take on WWII
    by João Costa, Portugal - May 6th 2018

    I feel there are 2 features this game has nailed very well. Alternate history and the production of WWII.
    Alternate history makes the several playthroughs unpredictable which leads to a lot of replayability. From france going comunist to WWII starting because of a civil war in india, a lot of variety to it.
    The way production is handled also makes the game very satisfying since your army will only have the resources you produced in the years towards the war.

    While the game is very good it has 1 mechancs that need revamping. The naval part of the game currently doesn't work very well and it is extremely unclear if your fleet is winning or losing and if it is "helping" the war effort. Due to being a paradox game i ahve the hope that paradox will update this feature in the future.

    While you can play with any country in the world, the base game offers a few countries with unique mechanics: France, UK, USA, Poland, Germany, USSR, Italy and Japan.
    IMO those are the most fun countries to play with however if you feel you need more content you can always look at DLC which adds further countries that while small in nature are (relatively) relevant for the war, such as Yugoslavia, Romania, RAJ, china(s),etc.

    IMO this game is worth buying for anyone that likes strategy games and WWII.

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