Heroes of Might and Magic IV

Critic Score User Score
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 details of one of your units. This screen is nothing new, though.
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 Slaying some skeletons. Here, the hit stats are visible - it hurts a lot :)
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.

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 (2877)
Worst Heroes of Might and Magic game Windows Alex Z (1386)
An ambitious attempt to enhance the HMM predecessors, a treat for HMM fans! Windows Indra is stressed (20016)
Much better than HMM 5! Windows Spag (70)

Critic Reviews

IGROMANIA Windows May, 2002 10 out of 10 100
Joystick (French) Windows Jun, 2002 93 out of 100 93
ActionTrip Windows Apr 04, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Gamesmania.de Windows May 14, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 26, 2002 17 out of 20 85
Peliplaneetta.net Windows May 21, 2002 83 out of 100 83
PC Zone Benelux Windows Jun, 2002 73 out of 100 73
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows May 26, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
videogamer.com Windows Dec 14, 2004 5 out of 10 50

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