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Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
86
3.9
Acorn 32-bit
...
4.0
DOS
85
4.2
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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 DOS Alas, I have failed...
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Recruiting boars.

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

The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 23, 2010 6 out of 6 100
The DOS Spirit Windows Dec 23, 2010 6 out of 6 100
Gamezilla DOS Nov 27, 2001 94 out of 100 94
Legendra Windows Jul 26, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 21, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Reset Windows Jun, 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
Génération 4 Windows Jan, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Génération 4 DOS Jan, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

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 (116517)