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Heroes of Newerth

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MobyRank MobyScore
Linux
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4.6
Macintosh
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Windows
74
2.0
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Description

Heroes of Newerth is a multiplayer strategy game. Basically two teams fight against each other with the goal to destroy the other team's base. Two to five players work together in one team; every one of them commands one hero with different strengths and abilities. Additionally there are turrets, AI-controlled soldiers and neutral monsters.

The main tactical aspect of the games are the abilities of the 62 heroes, e.g. a fire mage or a warrior. Every of them opens up different approaches on the map, including making alternate ways by destroying trees, but if course there is always a counter measure. During the matches the player earns experience points and money for killed enemy or neutral forces which can be reinvested into improved abilities respectively better gear. The game uses the established RTS controls.

Outside the game there are two specialities. The game calculates a talent score for every player based on his past match performances; this basically serves as matchmaking instrument. There are also numerous options for the matches, e.g. exclude players which often abandon their matches or restrict the hero selection to a few randomly chosen ones.

Screenshots

Heroes of Newerth Windows Picking a hero
Heroes of Newerth Linux Log-in screen
Heroes of Newerth Windows Finding a game
Heroes of Newerth Windows In-game shop at spawn

Alternate Titles

  • "HoN" -- Official abbreviation

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The Press Says

FZ Windows May 17, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Sep 06, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Brash Games Windows Dec 07, 2010 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Windows Sep 21, 2010 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May 28, 2010 77 out of 100 77
Mygamer.com Windows May 12, 2010 7.6 out of 10 76
GBase - The Gamer's Base Windows Jun 21, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Kudos Windows Jun 10, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 03, 2010 14 out of 20 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows May 17, 2010 12 out of 20 60

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