Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor

A second DLC for a real-time strategy game Hearts of Iron IV. Created by the Paradox Development Studio, the Death of Dishonor add-on focuses upon four European countries, namely: Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, which after the outbreak of the WWII were caught between the hammer and the anvil – the Third Reich and the USSR. In the expansion, the aforementioned countries receive all new and unique National Focus trees allowing the players to lead the country they choose taking one of the available paths. The four new countries also deliver new events and elements of the audiovisual content, such as leader portraits, 3D vehicle models, soldier dialogues, and pieces of soundtrack. Also arriving in Death or Dishonor are features like Equipment Conversion (making it possible for the players to upgrade their arsenal by using their older units, or utilizing captured enemy units), and the option to license military technology from other countries or license one’s tech to other governments. Also, the diplomatic features of the game have been developed by fascist countries getting new subject levels like Reichskommissariat, which hold the occupied nations in an iron grip.

This is Hearts of Iron IV expansion pack.

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Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor

Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor | PC

Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor release date for PC:

game language:
English

14 June 2017 | Worldwide

14 June 2017 | Europe

14 June 2017 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
Expectations: 9.8 / 10 calculated out of 5 players' votes.  

Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor – second DLC for the real-time strategy game Hearts of Iron IV set in the WWII. Like the previously released expansion, Together for Victory, Death or Dishonor requires players to own the base game. The expansion described herein has been developed for PC / Windows by Paradox Development Studio, also responsible for the base game Hearts of Iron IV.

Mechanics

The Death or Dishonor DLC delivers new content, including four countries from Central and Eastern Europe, which after the outbreak of World War II, were caught between the rising powers of the Third Reich and the USSR. Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia had to make a decision: to stain their honor by joining the totalitarian leviathans, hope for help to come from distant allies, or pick up the fight without any help, and at the same time being aware of the threat posed by more powerful factions.

In order to diversify players’ experience, developers added extensive National Focus trees for each of the new countries along with new world events. Apart from branches leading to alliances with an ideological option, the National Focus trees now allow the players e.g. to reinstate the Austria-Hungary Empire.

Hearts of Honor IV: Death or Dishonor also delivers some general content, featuring e.g. the option to license military technology. When facing tank, airplane, or other military gear deficit, country leaders can ask other governments for help in the form of military equipment licensing. The consent of a foreign government depends on both the international relations and the age of the project, plans of which players are willing to borrow – it is very unlikely to obtain the blueprints of a recently developed advanced vehicle.

Another interesting feature is the Equipment Conversion option, where players can upgrade their arsenal by converting either older or captured enemy units. The diplomatic aspect of the game has been developed by fascist countries getting new subject levels like Reichskommissariat, which hold the occupied nations in an iron grip and allow players to use their gear, industry and natural resources.

Technical aspects

Along with the new mechanics, the Death or Dishonor expansion includes new elements of the audiovisual content, such as new leader portrait, 2D gear graphics, 3D vehicle models, soldier dialogues, and three new pieces of soundtrack composed by Andreas Waldetoft.

System requirements

Recommended: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 850 3.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560 Ti/Radeon 6850 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7/8 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 2.66 GHz/AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 5770 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8

Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor launch trailer

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Zwiastun Death or Dishonor, rozszerzenia do gry strategicznej Hearts of Iron IV poświęconego czterem państwom Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej.