Hearts of Iron IV

Hearts of Iron IV

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Darkest Hour
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Jul 9, 2017 @ 8:29am
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Darkest Hour


A spiritual successor to Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game is here...

A massive expansion of base Hearts of Iron 4, Darkest hour offers a massive amount of features and gameplay changes to further expand upon the experience, with more historical accuracy and alternative history than ever, all within the confines of great enjoyment. Dreams of restoring the Kaiserreich as Germany to its former glory could not feel any more immersive.

Regardless of playing as a Minor or Major nation; the challenge is taken up a notch to form a new gameplay dynamic of strategically planning your next moves, as world conquests are no longer easy to achieve, all the while remaining realistic.

We hope that with Darkest Hour, you may have the most enriching and enjoyable experience with our mod, along with a personal thanks for encouraging our development team to strive further in modding.

- Custom national focus trees for Germany, USSR, Britain, Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria (some of which are still under work)
- Reworked and tweaked tech tree, extended to go up to the 1960's and beyond.
-Hundreds of new events to improve immersion and flavour, including, but not limited to establishing Reichskommissariat as Germany.
-Tons of new decisions to fill out your diplomatic ambitions
-Rebalanced weather and terrain modifiers for bigger gameplay impact
-Rebalanced everything, from tanks to planes to ships and manpower; for a more authentic and realistic army composition
-Considerable Performance boost (by fixing AI Division Spam and reducing Navy Sizes … etc)
-New custom sprites for air and ground assets, with naval ones coming in the future.
-A plethora of new 3D models to immerse you further with infantry proudly bearing their respective uniform and weaponry.
-A brand new UI and under work political system in the works that will include government types and sub ideologies.
-New loading screens and more than 75 loading screen quotes from famous people during the era.

Keep in mind that the mod is still a Work in progress.

Lead Devs :
- MrBlazzar
- Zoltarian
- Ekroth

Devs :
- andrea
- Der_Baltische_Prinz
- Batsy
- Dowutca
- kstar234
- Slin

Artists :
- Arvidius
- semic
- Unstoppabro
- xie323

Designers and Artists :
- Pasta
- TrueSoviet
- Wheelies
- Ainsley
- Bookmeister
- Cop
- German
- Kaiser Wilhelm II
- Monsieur Stalin
- Papi Charles
- Reinhard Heydrich
- TheEmperor256
- Zacharion
- Ghostsniper1701

Darkest Hour uses components from the following mods :

- Map Nerd by Yakez
- More unit levels vanilla range
- Realistic Air Missions (LITE) by Aerodil

Wanna help us? Then come and join us on our dedicated discord server [discord.gg]
Popular Discussions View All (40)
8 hours ago
German Translation
Nov 11 @ 3:00pm
PINNED: [DH] Known Bugs
Algerian General
7 hours ago
PINNED: [DH] Room for suggestions
Algerian General
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ApexKiller 7 hours ago 
When i am playing germany i can`t open the panzer division,it keeps crashing and spain civil war...... i don`t even want to talk about that.This mod has got the best visulization i have ever seen but those bugs are need to be fix.
Spain, Portugal and Turkey need focus tree, thanks!
Algerian General  [author] 12 hours ago 
@Blurqe The Abdication Crisis will be added for v0.4
@Chief Rocka' Not really, 1933 is planned for v0.6
@seijika46 that's not for us to do, but rather for the dev of the eastbuff mod to add DH as a depedency
oh sorry
Davies Nov 11 @ 3:54pm 
@Chong U-Boot is how its spelt in German. Shortened version of Unterseeboot
seijika46 Nov 11 @ 2:22pm 
Is it possible to make easybuff work for this?
Blurqe Nov 11 @ 1:52pm 
Do you guys have any plans to add more paths for the British focus tree? In particular, I'm wondering if you're considering an absolute monarchist Edward VIII path, as in Hiraeth's British Overhaul mod/
Chief Rocka' Nov 11 @ 1:11pm 
Hello ! Is the 1933 scenario soon available ?
Algerian General  [author] Nov 11 @ 1:10pm 
v0.3.1 "End of the Beginning" Quick Bugfix
- Added Portraits for the Generals of Romania, Bulgaria, and other European Minors
- Fixed Hungarian Localisation
- New Dynamic Newspapers!
- Fixed some bugs and issues here and there
Helix Nov 11 @ 11:39am 
Hi could you upload the UI as a seperate mod? Its beautiful and i'd love to use all the time. Also can you add in reichkommisariats for Norway, denmark, netherlands and belgium. Great mod keep it up!