Hearts of Iron IV is a grand strategy video game that was published by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. The video game was released on June, 6 2016. Due to German laws regarding Nazi symbols the German language setting censors the game.


International Censorship[]

All swastikas in the game are replaced with iron crosses.

(German Language setting)

  • Hitler's face/body is darkened out.
  • Recognizable Nazi officials/generals have their face/body darkened out.
  • SS Generals no longer have an SS skull on their hats.

Where to find it uncensored[]

The non-German language settings on Steam is uncensored. There is also a mod that removed the censorship.

Contrary to popular belief, this game is not censored in China, and many videos are available on Chinese social media and streaming platforms

This mod brings back the swastikas to the game.