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Heroes of Might and Magic IV

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
81
3.7
Windows
81
3.7
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Description

As the fourth installment of the series, Heroes of Might and Magic IV brings many new features to the game while retaining the old interface design and gameplay.

The game still is about exploring huge maps with your heroes and armies, collecting treasures, building up cities, fighting monsters and defeating your foes. There are six new and large campaigns and 24 single scenarios to play. 48 new hero classes and many new skills have been created so the game is even heavier on the strategic side as before. You now can lead multiple heroes to battle as well as separate troops from heroes (so you may move troops alone to another hero).

The new battle screen has now isometric view instead of side perspective. And now your heroes may fight side by side with your soldiers and be used for real battle, not only magic.

Screenshots

Heroes of Might and Magic IV Windows The real deal: the world map screen which is also the screen where you will be the most time.
Heroes of Might and Magic IV Windows The new isometric battle screen. Notice that the hero has a figure itself and can now be used in battle, not only for spellcasting. This means that he can be killed, too.
Heroes of Might and Magic IV Windows Look at those beautiful graphics! They are hand-painted, as in all Heroes games and they look absolutely perfect.
Heroes of Might and Magic IV Windows The battle has been won.

Alternate Titles

  • "魔法门之英雄无敌4" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "魔法門英雄無敵四 (主程式 )" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Герои Меча и Магии IV" -- Russian spelling
  • "HOMM4" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

The best of all HoMM... Windows Pirou Julien (2748)
Worst Heroes of Might and Magic game Windows Alex Z (1269)
An ambitious attempt to enhance the HMM predecessors, a treat for HMM fans! Windows Indra is here (19845)
Much better than HMM 5! Windows Spag (70)

The Press Says

macHOME Macintosh 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Apr 05, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Apr, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Gamesmania Windows May 14, 2002 89 out of 100 89
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2002 86 out of 100 86
Peliplaneetta.net Windows May 21, 2002 83 out of 100 83
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Jan, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Legendra Windows May 24, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jan 17, 2003 7.75 out of 10 78
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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