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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.


Heroes of Newerth Windows Picking a hero
Heroes of Newerth Windows Browsing the HoN store
Heroes of Newerth Windows Main Menu
Heroes of Newerth Windows In-game shop at spawn

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Alternate Titles

  • "HoN" -- Official abbreviation

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Critic Reviews Jun 15, 2010 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) May 14, 2010 78 out of 100 78
Gameplay (Benelux) May 28, 2010 77 out of 100 77 May 12, 2010 7.6 out of 10 76
GBase - The Gamer's Base Jun 21, 2010 7.5 out of 10 75 Jun 09, 2010 73 out of 100 73
DarkZero Jun 10, 2010 7 out of 10 70 Jun 03, 2010 14 out of 20 70
Spazio Games Jun 04, 2010 7 out of 10 70 May 17, 2010 12 out of 20 60


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Patrick Bregger (176658) added Heroes of Newerth (Windows) on Jun 22, 2010
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