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Heroes of Might and Magic IV

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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.


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 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 Campaign selection screen

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 (2703)
Worst Heroes of Might and Magic game Windows Alex Z (1222)
An ambitious attempt to enhance the HMM predecessors, a treat for HMM fans! Windows Indra is here (19838)
Much better than HMM 5! Windows Spag (70)

The Press Says

Joystick (French) Windows Jun, 2002 93 out of 100 93
Gamesmania Windows May 14, 2002 89 out of 100 89 Windows May 17, 2002 87 out of 100 87 Windows Aug 16, 2006 17 out of 20 85 Windows May 21, 2002 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Windows May 27, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Game Chronicles Windows Aug 12, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 2002 71 out of 100 71 (UK) Windows May 26, 2002 6 out of 10 60
Macworld Macintosh Apr 18, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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