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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 Campaign details
Heroes of Might and Magic IV Windows The details of one of your units. This screen is nothing new, though.
Heroes of Might and Magic IV Windows This is the hero details screen, as already known from HoMM3. It also contains his inventory and army.
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 (2712)
Worst Heroes of Might and Magic game Windows Alex Z (1064)
An ambitious attempt to enhance the HMM predecessors, a treat for HMM fans! Windows Indra is here (19783)
Much better than HMM 5! Windows Spag (70)

The Press Says

Svenska PC Gamer Windows Apr, 2002 91 out of 100 91
PC Gamer Brasil Windows Oct, 2002 88 out of 100 88
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2002 86 out of 100 86
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Aug 16, 2006 17 out of 20 85
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 27, 2002 81 out of 100 81
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Mar 27, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Windows Apr 10, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Legendra Windows May 24, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 2002 71 out of 100 71
videogamer.com Windows Dec 14, 2004 5 out of 10 50

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Awards

  • Computer Gaming World

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Contributed to by Kabushi (126364) and phlux (4143)