Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War PC

  • Publisher: 3DO
  • Release Date: Feb 23, 2003
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
Buy On
  1. Enough to warrant an expansion I suppose, but nothing has really changed from the previous expansion or the original.
  2. A lot of the same, but nothing remotely new, which, with this title, is not such a bad thing.
  3. And while the campaigns are challenging and engaging, it comes down to the fact that it’s really just more of the same. Then again, if it isn’t broken, why fix it?
  4. 69
    Tragically short of some fundamental or at least far-reaching updates, this title will only be of any real interest to the hardest of hardcore Heroes fans.
  5. Extremely similar to the previous games, but if you care more about the series' engaging turn-based gameplay and colorful presentation, you'll find enough in Winds of War to keep you busy for some time.
  6. netjak
    60
    Offers enough value to justify its purchase. However, it does not improve the original game, and only fixes some balancing issues that were introduced by the first expansion.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    The additions are more serviceable than inspiring. [June 2003, p.87]
  8. With both this expansion and its predecessor, Heroes IV expansions only give you more of the same... and charge you $30 for the pleasure. Does that make this a bad game? No, it doesn't, but it is a bad expansion.
  9. 40
    The core game is still excellent, but offering a handful of new campaigns and maps without even attempting stir up the gameplay feels like a gyp.
  10. 40
    There's nothing sadder than watching something that used to be great take that long, painful slide into irrelevance and oblivion.
  11. Computer Gaming World
    30
    The degeneration continues. [Aug 2003, p.90]
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. TommyJ.
    Dec 3, 2004
    7
    I thought it was quite good better than the original definetely, but i just got a bit bored of only having a few teams to choose from. thereI thought it was quite good better than the original definetely, but i just got a bit bored of only having a few teams to choose from. there were loads more in heroes 3 but i loved being able to use ur heroes in battle. Full Review »
  2. JaskaJ.
    Oct 2, 2003
    10
    Best game I´v ever seen!