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 Desert goblins
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Victory!
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Necromancer's town.
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Recruiting boars.

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
A classic. Tomer Gabel (4354) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Addiction incarnate. Jeff Sinasac (316) unrated

Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The DOS Spirit Dec 23, 2010 6 out of 6 100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamezilla 1996 94 out of 100 94
Coming Soon Magazine Feb, 1997 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 21, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Meristation Mar 15, 1997 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Nov 26, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
High Score Mar, 1997 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1996 78 out of 100 78

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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 (316) added Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars (Windows) on May 28, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Gonchi (3673) and Kabushi (148526)