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Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
86
3.9
DOS
85
4.2
Acorn 32-bit
...
4.0
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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 Knight's castle.
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Recruiting boars.
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Good terrain, so many things!
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Main menu.

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 (4388)

The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 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
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Feb, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Reset Windows Jun, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Mac Addict Macintosh Oct, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Game Gate Macintosh 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Edge Windows Mar, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Génération 4 DOS Jan, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

Forums

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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 (121658)