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Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars

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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 DOS Alas, I have failed...
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Visiting the Observation Tower.
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Archibald's campaign tree
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Enemy is approaching our gold mines

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 (4353)
Addiction incarnate. Windows Jeff Sinasac (316)

Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 21, 2010 18 out of 20 90
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 Windows Nov 26, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Edge Windows Mar, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Windows Jan, 1997 77 out of 100 77
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1996 74 out of 100 74


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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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