HOI4 could be a hard game when you don’t have experience with Paradox Interactive games. But if you have time and patience so I think you will learn to play the game even though it may seem a bit complicated at first.
How much time does it take to learn HOI4?
For me, It was 15 hours of learning. I recommend using some tutorials which show you what to do first in HOI4 or you could watch YouTube creators how they play some countries and there you could learn how to play, how to build factories, how to create a large army, attack and much more.
How do you play HOI4 as a beginner?
HOI4 you could play in two ways. One is the “historical” way so you are trying to reproduce historical events. In this way, for a beginner, I recommend playing with Germany because you have just one country and you are trying to expand.
Or you could play the “alternative” way but this is for more experienced players because you must set your own goals which could not be easy for new players.
What age rating is HOI4?
Hearts of Iron 4 have PEGI 7 rating. This means that game is recommended for children from the age of seven. But on the web, you could see parents’ reviews which said that the best age to start playing is 10 – 13 years.
Is HOI4 kid friendly?
I don’t think that Hearts of Iron 4 is a good choice for your kids to start with this genre. But if your kids playing some other basics strategy games like OpenTTD or RollerCoaster Tycoon and they are searching for new challenges I think that for them could be HOI4 interesting.
Is HOI4 a violent game?
This depends on how you do define violence. HOI4 it’s about World War II so you fight with your state against other states. There are some real events implied in the game but realistically, you’re not killing, maiming, or bleeding anyone. So I’d say it’s not an outright violent game.
How do you get good at HOI4?
If you want to be good at HOI4 you must play, play and play. You could watch some YouTubers who are creating content they will show you how to play basic nations. For me when I started with HOI4 I tried to play Poland and tried to survive the attack. I never succeeded, but it was an interesting strategy.