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Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars (Windows)

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Description

Heroes of Might and Magic II is a fantasy role-playing game which takes place in the land of Enroth, a place of magic. There are a multitude of creature types, from griffins to rocs, golems to pikemen, unicorns to hydras, and four different dragons. Each castle type has six different creatures, from the weak to the strong. There are six castle types, each corresponding to a hero class: Knight, Sorceress, Wizard (Good side), Barbarian, Necromancer and Warlock (Evil side). There are also six different types of neutral creatures you can recruit in special structures scattered about the maps.

Compared to the first game, this sequel has larger and more interactive combat screens. The spell system is now based on spell points instead of spell memorization.

The maps themselves range from small two player maps, to huge maps that all six player types could fit in easily. There is a map maker included, and you can multiplay via hotseat, modem, or IP.

Screenshots

Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Wizard's castle build options.
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Necromancer's town.
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Too many Pikemen
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Visiting the Observation Tower.

Alternate Titles

  • "魔法門英雄無敵2:王位爭奪戰" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "HOMM 2" -- Informal short title
  • "Heroes of Might and Magic II: Die Erbfolgekriege" -- German title
  • "Heroes 2" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

The best HOMM and one of the best PC games ever. Ran Prieur (19) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Addiction incarnate. Jeff Sinasac (315) unrated
A classic. Tomer Gabel (4388) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

The Press Says

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Player (Denmark) 1997 93 out of 100 93
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 21, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Coming Soon Magazine Feb, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Legendra Jul 26, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Meristation Mar 15, 1997 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Mar, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Edge Mar, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Jan, 1997 77 out of 100 77

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Trivia

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • December 1999 (Issue #185) - Introduced into the Hall of Fame
  • PC Gamer
    • April 2000 - #19 in the "Readers All-Time Top 50 Games Poll"

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Jeff Sinasac (315) added Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars (Windows) on May 28, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Gonchi (3675) and Kabushi (121084)