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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.


Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Victory!
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Enemy hero is much weaker than us
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows We need those lamps to summon genies.
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Recruiting units

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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User Reviews

The best HOMM and one of the best PC games ever. Windows Ran Prieur (19)
A classic. Windows Tomer Gabel (4354)
Addiction incarnate. Windows Jeff Sinasac (316)

Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The DOS Spirit Windows Dec 23, 2010 6 out of 6 100
Gamezilla Windows 1996 94 out of 100 94
All Game Guide DOS 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Meristation Windows Mar 15, 1997 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot DOS Nov 26, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
Reset Windows Jun, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Edge Windows Mar, 1997 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Windows Jan, 1997 77 out of 100 77


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  • 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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