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  • Summary: Lead multiple hero-characters into battle to fight alongside troops for an intense combat experience. Encounter all-new heroes and over 60 creatures in 6 massive campaigns and 24 scenarios.
    With an all-new game engine, lifelike isometric view, breathtaking graphics and richly detailed
    Lead multiple hero-characters into battle to fight alongside troops for an intense combat experience. Encounter all-new heroes and over 60 creatures in 6 massive campaigns and 24 scenarios.
    With an all-new game engine, lifelike isometric view, breathtaking graphics and richly detailed landscapes, the adventure map comes alive! With 48 Hero Classes and all-new skill and magic systems, summon all your strategic insight, tactical cunning and leadership abilities to ascend to the throne of this perilous new world! [3DO]
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. The title takes everything that has ever been great about the series and elevates it to the next level. The changes revitalize the Heroes formula and provide more strategic gameplay than the series has ever offered.
  2. HMM4 present a great combination of the old addictive gameplay, a new spell, combat and hero system and perfectly designed 2D isometric (the so-called 2½D) graphics, inspiring music and magical atmosphere which kept me glued to the screen constantly for thirty hours until I finished the first of the ten campaigns.
  3. With tons of new features and careful attention given to the original formula, the series remains one of the best in the genre.
  4. While I don’t think Heroes of Might and Magic IV is as good as "Heroes of Might and Magic III," it’s a game you can easily spend a month on, and there is enough variety in the game for it to be an entertaining month.
  5. 84
    It plays almost like a new game, but with soothing familiarity that fans of the series will no doubt appreciate.
  6. The spark might be there, but it doesn’t burn as bright as it has in the past.
  7. The new combat system is an almost unmitigated disaster. [July 2002, p.73]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. W.Tamis
    May 4, 2002
    10
    It's a very cool game, and it rocks!
  2. Filip
    Jun 6, 2008
    10
    Ignore the people that gave the game a 0 just because of the AI, or some other trivial thing. (I didn't even notice the AI being thatIgnore the people that gave the game a 0 just because of the AI, or some other trivial thing. (I didn't even notice the AI being that hard)

    This game is a magnificant piece of work, and it especially shines when it comes to story. So if you're looking for a great and compellin story, pick this - and more specificly - the Gauldoth Half-Dead Story.
    That, combined with the fantastic world of HoMM makes this game the best game I have ever played - end.
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  3. Nov 14, 2011
    10
    I understand those who say this game isn't a good HoMM (too much changes, I guess), although I disagree this opinion, but you cannot refuseI understand those who say this game isn't a good HoMM (too much changes, I guess), although I disagree this opinion, but you cannot refuse Heroes IV is a wonderful game. The gameplay is addictive, the graphics are beautiful and the soundtrack is gorgeous. HoMM IV probably is the game I have played for most time. And this means hundreds of hours thinking "just one turn more". For me, it has a lovely world such as Heroes II and a gameplay improved over the Heroes III standard with many changes. Some wrong, yes, but most are positive. In a nutshell, Heroes IV is one of the best games I have had the joy of playing, I really love it, this game will suck you in the wonderful world of Axeoth, full of stories and mysteries. Expand
  4. Osiris
    Jun 10, 2002
    8
    About what this kid said : "Wellyn R. gave it a 0: This game is f.....g wank have New World Computing relized it before completing the game. About what this kid said : "Wellyn R. gave it a 0: This game is f.....g wank have New World Computing relized it before completing the game. It has the option to play multiplayer but when you click on it you have to download an update." Whinin' sucker ! Learn to write The no-multi-available is an issue ... but doesn't kill the H4 experience. It's great ! Splendid Expand
  5. Dec 17, 2014
    5
    This is certainly the worst heroes game.It is insanely difficult and the vulnerability of your hero makes the game irritating as you can loseThis is certainly the worst heroes game.It is insanely difficult and the vulnerability of your hero makes the game irritating as you can lose an easy battle simply because your hero died.The only really good thing about heroes 4 is its soundtrack.Oh okay it has good story too but how can you enjoy it when you are losing all the time?I finished heroes 3 without problem so what is the matter with this game? Expand
  6. AnonymousMC
    Sep 30, 2002
    2
    The do-nothing AI, poor difficulty level balancing within campaigns, and lackluster graphics make this game more of a chore than a source ofThe do-nothing AI, poor difficulty level balancing within campaigns, and lackluster graphics make this game more of a chore than a source of recreation. A medium to high-level Might hero is invincible. Why use anything else? It's not like the computer players will ever leave their towns to attack you anyway. Expand
  7. WellynR.
    May 25, 2002
    0
    This game is f.....g wank have New World Computing relized it before completing the game. It has the option to play multiplayer but when youThis game is f.....g wank have New World Computing relized it before completing the game. It has the option to play multiplayer but when you click on it you have to download an update. Expand

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