Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
Buy On
  1. Stratego meets Braveheart in this entertaining and simple game.
  2. The graphics are not jaw dropping, but as is the case with most strategy games, this really doesn't matter. In the end, it's the quality of the gameplay that counts.
  3. 77
    Heroes distills the great battle sequences from the PC version and delivers them in a fun, relatively deep game that’s good looking, moderately fast, and that doesn’t falter particularly badly in one area.
  4. Daily Radar
    No longer 2D or turn-based, HOMAM on the PS2 isn't as deep as might be expected, but it's fast, easy to learn and the battles are incredibly fun.
  5. A renter. Even a close source to me who is a long time devotee to the series seemed a bit uncertain as to whether or not he was impressed with the game.
  6. Just consider it a still-good, if a little threadbare hand-me down from your PC-gaming big brother Trip Hawkins.
  7. I haven't seen such lame animations since the early days of Sega Genesis. This is supposed to be the PlayStation2 for crying out loud. How difficult is it to do create some cool fighting animations?
  8. While some hardcore gameplay fans may appreciate the purity of this experience, the plot and lack of characters is so glaring, I find it hard to believe even so-called "hardcore gamers" won't find it annoying.
  9. Has a few surprises and some significant flaws. While die-hard strategy fans and extreme fans of the Heroes series on the PC might get a kick out of this one, it's really a rental at best.
  10. GamePower
    Fans of the earlier Heroes Of Might & Magic PC games, however, will be shocked at how dumbed-down their beloved strategy game has become on the PS2.
  11. This game is a nightmare to grade. I've tried to be fair, but I can't help but knock off a couple notches because of the brutal lack of effort and obvious shortcuts.
  12. If you love this series on PC then stick to it there because the essence of what makes HMM is just hinted at on PS2.

Awards & Rankings

#60 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
#47 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Joe
    Nov 8, 2002
    My name is Joe too but the other joe is a FREAKING PIECE OF ------ I bet his brain is smaller than a ----- and a ---I love this game! HI My name is Joe too but the other joe is a FREAKING PIECE OF ------ I bet his brain is smaller than a ----- and a ---I love this game! HI admit it IS a bit annoying with malazak but still Its fun! Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Nov 3, 2002
    The game is good and only good. It will never match up to Final Fantasy X!!
  3. KevinC.
    Apr 3, 2002
    This game ROCKS! It is the coolest RPG game ever for PS2.