Best and the most interesting HOI4 alternate history mods. Not only the most popular alt history mods are presented on this list but also the hidden gems.
Alternate history is a genre of speculative fiction of stories in which one or more historical events occur and are resolved differently than in real life.
HOI4 is really fun to play but it gets boring after while because of the lack of options. That is why people make these alt history mods which offers tons of new content, scenarios, and playthroughs. I have complied 15 best Hearts of Iron IV alternate history mods below. So, here it begins. I hope you enjoy it.
Kaiserreich mod takes you to an alternative universe where Germany had won the great war.
What if Germany had won the the World War 1?
German Empire now controls vast majority of eastern Europe with lots of colonies in both Africa and South East Asia. Entente has lost the war.
As a result, syndicalism rises in various parts of the world. Third Internationale faction formed by France and England.
Russian revolution never happened and now, Social Liberal party rules the Russian Republic. Also Ottoman Empire still exist.
USA is happens to be in a turmoil, facing the second civil war.
You can get the HOI4 alternate history mod Kaiserreich from this steam workshop link.
2. The Road to 56
Looking for a DLC size alternate history mod for HOI4? Look no more.
As stated in its name, The road to 56 mod takes you all the way down to the 1956. From year 36 to 56 gives you 20 years of HOI4 content.
In order to fill this 20 years, Road to 56 adds alternate-history focus tree paths for all nations. As well as heavily extended technology tree overhaul. Official mod page.
3. The Great War
Well, what if HOI4 was based on WW1 instead of WW2? This mod takes you to the 1914.
Of course back then, people would call it The Great War. But after WW2 its name evolved into World War One.
You can start this scenario at three different dates.
- 1910: Balkan Wars, Agadir Crisis and preparation for The Great War.
- 1914: Jump strait into The Great War itself.
- 1919: The Aftermath of Versailles, completely shaken and destabilized world.
New focus trees, historical events, doctrines, technologies, and models awaits you! Subscribe to The Great War mod from here.
4. Millennium Dawn
Millennium dawn is a modern day mod for HOI4. It starts at 2000 and carries forward to the current modern days.
Since it is based on completely different era, this mod adds new tech trees, focus trees, doctrines, events, and decisions more fitting to the modern ages.
This mod adds completely new systems too. Such as economy, political system, taxation, debt, international influence, etc.
All in all, if you like to shape modern borders to your liking, get this mod from steam workshop.
5. Thousand Week Reich
This alternate history mod lets you play in a realistic Axis victory timeline.
The year is 1952 and the Nazi domination stands over Europe. However, western powers lead by United Kingdom and United States is about to challenge German superpower.
So, if you are interested in a German victory alternate history mod, download Thousand Week Reich from its official page.
6. The New Order: Last Days of Europe
Oh, another alternate history mod based on German Reich victory. But this one takes you to 1962, instead of 1952 in the Thousand Week Reich
In the new order, German Reich rose from the WW2 as an unquestioned hegemon of Europe. Yet, Germany fall into decadence and the Reich is falling apart.
Pearl Harbor nuked, United States humiliated and beaten. Still, USA taken it up to itself to fight for freedom in this chaotic world.
Get The New Order: Last Days of Europe mod from this link.
7. Novum Vexillum
Another HOI4 modern era mod to play between 2000 – 2032 dates. Novum Vexillum is a Latin word means new flag and is built from the old files of Millennium Dawn. However, it is completely different and a new mod.
- Economy system.
- Political system.
- New and expanded naval tech tree.
- Modern equipment and industrial technology.
- Lots of new decisions, events, and focus trees.
- Bunch of new units.
Novum Vexillum mod download link can be found on this workshop page.
8. End of a New Beginning
End of a New Beginning is a total conversion project that aims to simulate 200 years of world history via the Hearts of Iron IV experience.
Unlike other HOI4 mods, EoaNB is not intended to be played as a map painter but instead details politics, economics, and societal changes.
The game starts at the 1857 and filled with content up until 2050. So, you will have more than enough time to write your own saga for the nation you choose. Here is the official page.
9. Führerreich: Legacy of the Great War
We already know in Keiserreich universe, Germany had won the WW1. So, this mod says what if Germany had lost the WW1? But in Keiserreich universe!
German lost the WW1 in our timeline, but their lost in Kaiserreich universe resulted much more differently.
Basically Führerreich is an alternate – alternate history mod. I say give it a go.
10. In the Name of the Tsar
This is the first Russia oriented alternate history mod on this list. So, what if Russia defeats the central powers in WW1. Even before Usa joins the war.
Of course that victory prolonged the Empire of Russia.
The most interesting thing on this mod is the birthplace of communism. In 1919, revolution took place in Kingdom of Bavaria and Bavarian Republic formed. Germany must be united first for the world wide communist revolution.
In the name of the Tsar mod can be installed via workshop on steam.
11. Red Flood
In Red Flood mod, you will find the Futurist State in France, The Marxist Revolution in Germany, The Struggling Empire of Britain and much much more.
Get ready to jump into an interesting world with deep lore and bizarre contents. 11 unique ideologies, different borders, nations and new focus trees awaits you! Here is the source.
12. Hearts of Habsburg
This mod is inspired from the Hearts of Iron IV dev diary, A.E.I.O.U.
It was basically a satire dev diary, making fun and memes of the Habsburg dynasty. An april fools joke. See it yourself, read the dev diary.
I guess nobody expected someone to turn this fun joke scenario into a real mod. Of course we are living in a meme age and it finally happened. There you go.
13. Pax Britannica: An Imperial Timeline
How deep are you willing to go into alternate history?
Famous socialist Otto von Bismarck.
United kingdoms of Germany are in the center of Europe. After the victory in WW1, Germany became the second strongest colonial power. However, in 1936 things turned sour and economic crisis hit the world. Just like in the Kaiserreich.
Currently there are handful of playable nations but they are filled with content and flavor. Pax Britannica: An Imperial Timeline firstly released at 10 April 2022, therefore it is quite fresh. So if you are looking for something new, give it a try.
14. The New Order: Operation Deep Freeze
Operation Deep Freeze brings the seventh continent Antarctica to the alternate world of The New Order.
Himmler enters to the hollow earth through Antarctica.
Lots of content, mechanics, GUI, and 280 well written events added for the German Antarctic territory of Neuschwabenland.
So, what are you waiting for? Discover the Hyperborea. For this mod, you can visit.
15. Atlantis – Mu – Lemuria
As the list goes on the mods becomes more and more quirkier. The final HOI4 alternate history mod on this list adds two new continents and multiple islands to the game.
What if old European maps were correct?
Those who are interested in the ancient mysteries will most definitely enjoy playing Atlantis Mu Lemuria mod. So, get this mod from here and I will meet you again with another list or guide. Take care now!