Modders, What Hell Hath You Wrought On This Very Serious Strategy Game

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Hearts of Iron IV is a very serious video game. Or, it was, until modders got their hands on it.

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The game, like most of Paradox’s titles, is very mod-friendly. And, like most of Paradox’s titles, there’s a strong historical slant to it, which means you would expect users to create boring, accurate things like improved divisional icons and accurate descriptions for German jets.

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Which they are! But...alongside those are some other mods. Which turn a thoroughly complex and historically accurate military simulation into...well...

And this:

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And this, which turns America’s Fascist government into a Fallout faction:

Mod by Kewsor
Mod by Kewsor
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And this, which adds Arstotzka—the make-believe country from Papers Please—to the game:

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And this, which makes the British National Focus tree something a little more 2016:

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And finally, what 2016 video game would be complete without a Donald Trump mod:

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I reviewed Hearts of Iron IV a little while ago and found it to be a very very good video game. And that was without Seinfeld factions.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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That’s exactly what that game was missing. Waifus.