• Publisher: 3DO
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2002
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. What it lacks is the elegance of the original design.
  2. The new combat system is an almost unmitigated disaster. [July 2002, p.73]
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 197 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. JeremyE.
    Nov 13, 2007
    3
    Amazing premise, awesome evolution of the Heroes series, great music, and some excellent hard choices in town building made this game Amazing premise, awesome evolution of the Heroes series, great music, and some excellent hard choices in town building made this game *potentially* the best Heroes game ever. The inability of 3D0 to finish the adventure-map AI unfortunately destroyed any hope of a game with long-term replayability. Once you see how inept the AI is outside the campaign missions, you just can't lose. An amazing sequel destroyed by the rushed-product syndrome. Full Review »
  3. Msrat
    Jan 26, 2005
    10
    Simply the best heroes of might and magic game EVER.