HEARTS OF IRON IV
Kicking off in 1936, Hearts of Iron IV is a game of two halves. There’s the pre-war grand strategy side of things, where you must shore up your nation’s infrastructure, plan its research programme and guide it through the quagmire of competing ideologies. When the world around you devolves into war, that’s when it becomes a wargame. Instead of managing trade and dabbling in politics, you’ll be ordering airstrikes on factories in the dead of night and creating new fronts in war theatres across the globe.