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Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars (DOS)

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Description

Heroes of Might and Magic II is a fantasy role-playing game which takes place in the land of Enroth, a place of magic. There are a multitude of creature types, from griffins to rocs, golems to pikemen, unicorns to hydras, and four different dragons. Each castle type has six different creatures, from the weak to the strong. There are six castle types, each corresponding to a hero class: Knight, Sorceress, Wizard (Good side), Barbarian, Necromancer and Warlock (Evil side). There are also six different types of neutral creatures you can recruit in special structures scattered about the maps.

Compared to the first game, this sequel has larger and more interactive combat screens. The spell system is now based on spell points instead of spell memorization.

The maps themselves range from small two player maps, to huge maps that all six player types could fit in easily. There is a map maker included, and you can multiplay via hotseat, modem, or IP.

Screenshots

Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars DOS Necromancer Castle
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars DOS Warlock Castle
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars DOS Wizard Castle
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars DOS HoMM2 battles don't get more epic than this: 50 dragons fought on each side!

Alternate Titles

  • "魔法門英雄無敵2:王位爭奪戰" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "HOMM 2" -- Informal short title
  • "Heroes of Might and Magic II: Die Erbfolgekriege" -- German title
  • "Heroes 2" -- Informal title

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The Press Says

The DOS Spirit Dec 23, 2010 6 out of 6 100
Gamezilla Nov 27, 2001 94 out of 100 94
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Coming Soon Magazine Feb, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 21, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Meristation Mar 15, 1997 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Nov 26, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
Power Play Jan, 1997 77 out of 100 77
PC Joker Dec, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Génération 4 Jan, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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Trivia

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • December 1999 (Issue #185) - Introduced into the Hall of Fame
  • PC Gamer
    • April 2000 - #19 in the "Readers All-Time Top 50 Games Poll"

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Gonchi (3675) added Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars (DOS) on Nov 24, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Jeff Sinasac (315) and Kabushi (116227)