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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 DOS Title Screen
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Spell tree
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows A castle under siege
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows We need those lamps to summon genies.

Promo Images

Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Screenshot
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Magazine Advertisement
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Logo
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

The best HOMM and one of the best PC games ever. Windows Ran Prieur (19)
A classic. Windows Tomer Gabel (4643)
Addiction incarnate. Windows Jeff Sinasac (407)

Critic Reviews

The Retro Spirit Windows Dec 23, 2010 6 out of 6 100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb, 1997 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot DOS Nov 26, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Game Gate Macintosh 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Génération 4 DOS Jan, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
MIDI music plays too fast 2 PolB (55)
Apr 12, 2008

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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Contributed to by Jeff Sinasac (407), Gonchi (3709) and Kabushi (243826)