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Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
86
3.9
DOS
85
4.2
Macintosh
...
3.8
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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 Windows Roland's mission tree.
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Visit at the Observation Tower reveal locations of enemy castle.
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Campaign - choose Archibald side or Roland side.
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Town to the north could be improved to castle.

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

The best HOMM and one of the best PC games ever. Windows Ran Prieur (19)
Addiction incarnate. Windows Jeff Sinasac (315)
A classic. Windows Tomer Gabel (4416)

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The DOS Spirit Windows Dec 23, 2010 6 out of 6 100
All Game Guide Windows 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Legendra DOS Jul 26, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar, 1997 89 out of 100 89
Meristation Windows Mar 15, 1997 8.5 out of 10 85
Mac Game Gate Macintosh 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec, 1996 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS Jan, 1997 77 out of 100 77

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
MIDI music plays too fast 2 PolB (52)
Apr 12, 2008

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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Contributed to by Jeff Sinasac (315), Gonchi (3675) and Kabushi (116224)