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Heaven & Hell (Windows)

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Description

Heaven & Hell is a real-time strategy god game in which you are either God or the Devil. Your goal is to convert as many villagers as you can to accomplish your mission, by creating prophets and creating miracles in order to gain mana to create even more powerful miracles. There are seven prophets for each faction, ranging from converting people to building structures in order to attract more followers.

Eventually you will clash with your rival faction, sending out warriors in order to stop them is your goal to keep them from beating one of your followers to join your rival faction. You also can manipulate the world around you, with the hand of power, you can lift people, usefully to move them where you need them or even if your devilish enough drop them into the sacrificial pit to gain more mana, create earthquakes, produce lightning or even create a plague of frogs and locusts.

When you gain enough followers and complete convert the map, you then bring about armageddon, as for the light, you can create a flood of biblical proportions such as Noah, or the dark side, create hell on earth by turning the Earth into fire and brimestone.

It features twenty missions with different goals or a random mission generator to create your own map and degree of difficulty, a day and night cycle, which effects which faction you are in, light miracles are more effect during the day and dark miracles at night.

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Heaven & Hell Windows Slowly you convert them by preaching and performing miracles
Heaven & Hell Windows Main Menu
Heaven & Hell Windows Village following the path of evil
Heaven & Hell Windows World shown in the intro movie

Alternate Titles

  • "Рай и Ад" -- Russian spelling
  • "Heaven & Hell...live and let die!" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Jul 16, 2003 72 out of 100 72
Gamesmania Jul 09, 2003 70 out of 100 70
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2003 69 out of 100 69
GameStar (Germany) Jul, 2003 68 out of 100 68
4Players.de Jun 29, 2003 63 out of 100 63
PC Zone Benelux Oct, 2003 62 out of 100 62
IGN Sep 24, 2003 4.3 out of 10 43
GameSpy Dec 01, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 25, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2003 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Trivia

Cancelled Xbox version

An Xbox version was announced but was eventually cancelled.
Big John WV (25272) added Heaven & Hell (Windows) on Feb 02, 2008