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Description

Heroes of Might and Magic II is a fantasy turn-based strategy game that takes place in the land of Enroth, a place of magic. There is 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 hot-seat, modem, or IP.

Screenshots

Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Necromancer's town.
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Enemy is approaching our gold mines
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Town to the north could be improved to castle.
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Windows Campaign - choose Archibald side or Roland side.

Promo Images

Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Screenshot
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Screenshot
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars Render
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" -- Common abbreviation
  • "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 (4634)
Addiction incarnate. Windows Jeff Sinasac (407)

Critic Reviews

The Retro Spirit Windows Dec 23, 2010 6 out of 6 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1997 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamezilla Windows 1996 94 out of 100 94
Legendra DOS Jul 26, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jeuxvideo.com DOS Sep 21, 2010 18 out of 20 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar 03, 1997 89 out of 100 89
Meristation Windows Mar 15, 1997 8.5 out of 10 85
Meristation DOS Mar 15, 1997 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot DOS Nov 26, 1996 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec, 1996 78 out of 100 78

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 (257508)
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